The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i Diocesan E-News
HEADER PHOTO: This issue's header photo features members from Halau Waʻa Episcopal in Kapolei, the Dioceseʻs newest worship ministry, and St. Timothyʻs Episcopal in Aiea. Together they share in the bread making waʻa, a unique way of worshiping and fellowship. From left are: Jill Haworth, Tonya Lowrey St. John, Adele Thomas, and Anne Kiyosaki. (Photo from the Halau Waʻa Facebook page .)
February 21, 2020
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Choral Evensong at the Cathedral
The next Evensong at The Cathedral of St. Andrew is scheduled for Sunday, February 23, at 5:30 PM. The Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Organist & Director of Music Leohone Magno, will provide music including the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in G by C. V. Stanford as well as the anthem Now there Lightens Upon Us by Leo Sowerby. For more information, click on the image to view the flyer.
ʻIolani Guild Invites you to Ka Kau Kalema - The Season of Lent
The ʻIolani Guild invites all to their annual preparation for the Season of Lent, Ka Kau Kalema. The event takes place on Monday, February 24, 2020, at The Cathedral of St. Andrewʻs Von Holt Room, beginning at 9:00 AM. It will be a morning of prayer, Bible study and Hymns, followed by lunch of Hawaiian stew and Poi. For more information and to RSVP, download the flyer by clicking on the image, or contact Kahu Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769.
Experts at the Cathedral Lecture Series
through March 5
The Cathedral of St. Andrewʻs Annual Experts Lecture Series continues through March 5, 2020, in the Von Holt Room every Thursday at noon. The theme for this yearʻs series is Notable Women in Hawaiʻi. The remaining dates and women/topics covered are:

  • February 27: Wilhemina Dowsett
  • March 5: Patsy Mink

To read more about the content of each lecture, click HERE.
Activities at St. Timothyʻs
The Word & the Baking of Bread: Come for a fun Saturday morning and try your hand at baking bread! Using a simple "no knead" recipe, we will make at least two different kinds of bread. No experience necessary. Baking will take place on Saturday, February 29, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM in Sumida Hall at St. Timʻs. Call the church for more info and to RSVP: (808) 488-5747.

CRAFT FAIR!!! St. Timothyʻs Episcopal Church will be holding a craft fair on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Booth space is now available to rent. For more information, contact the church at (808) 488-5747, or e-mail. St. Timothyʻs is located at 98-939 Moanalua Road in Aiea.
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Sign up today! 3 & 5-Day Kalaupapa Service Retreats Available in 2020
St. Michael and All Angel's ReSource for Christian Spirituality is now offering a new 3-Day Service Retreat to Moloka'i in 2020 for the following dates:
  • April 20-22
  • May 11-13
  • September 21-23
  • October 26-28
It is a condensed version of the 5-Day Service Retreats still being offered. For more information on the 3-Day Retreats, download the event flyer HERE. For more information and to download the flyer for the 5-Day Retreats, click HERE. Contact the Rev. Phyllis Meighen at (808) 647-4346 if you have any questions.
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2020 Maui Episcopal Churches Whale Watch Tour
Maui Episcopal churches will be enjoying their annual Whale Watch Tour on Sunday, March 8, 2020, from 2:30 PM-5:00 PM, aboard the Pacific Whale Foundation's Ocean Odyssey at Ma'alea Harbor. All are welcome to take part in this private chartered adventure! Net proceeds will be distributed between all four Maui Episcopal churches. For more information and to purchase online tickets, click HERE.
Big Island
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With weekly feast, Hawaii church feeds community’s body and soul
It can be lonely in paradise.

The Big Island of Hawaii is a stunning combination of deep tropical canyons, wind-scrubbed hills, occasionally snow-capped mountains, high surf and active volcanoes, but it can be hard to live there.

Some of the 186,000 people who call the 4,000-square-mile island home live in multimillion-dollar houses. Others pitch tents on beaches. In a tourism-based economy, many residents work more than one job to make ends meet. Groceries cost 60 percent more than the national average. READ MORE
Saturday Mornings with Morgan
St. Jamesʻ Episcopal Church invites all to spend the next couple of Saturday mornings (February 22 & 29) with a dear friend of the parish, the Rev. Morgan Silbaugh, who will lead discussions on the “unusual” folks in Holy Scripture that God calls to share his blessings with others. The gatherings, which Morgan has entitled, “Rounding up the unusual Suspects” is a talk-story about how God uses the insignificant, the outsiders, and some bad examples, to get God’s truth across. No sign up, just come. Morgan and coffee will be waiting. The gatherings will take place in the church from 8:00 AM-9:00 AM. St. Jamesʻ is located at 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea.
EYE20 Fundraiser for St. Augustine Youth: Purchase Hawaiian Plate Tickets!
St. Augustineʻs Episcopal Church will be holding a special fundraiser for two of their youth who will be attending the Episcopal Churchʻs triennial Youth Event (EYE20) this July. Mark Sahagun and Mark Joshua Salvador were selected to be a part of the Hawaiʻi Youth delegation heading to the University of Maryland, and performing mission afterwards. You can help support them by purchasing tickets for a delicious Hawaiian plate (kalua pig, lomi salmon, poi, rice and haupia) for only $12. Pick up is Sunday, March 29, in Walker Hall between 4:00-6:00 PM. St. Augustineʻs is located at 54-3801 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaʻau. For more information, call the office at (808) 889-5390.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
‘The soul of our country’: A conversation with the Presiding Bishop on his Lenten call for prayer and fasting
Read Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s 2020 Lenten message and you may notice something different from previous years. For one thing, the tone is noticeably solemn, with phrases like “profound division,” “genuine crisis of national character” and “great national concern and urgency.” READ MORE
Presiding Bishop joins other Christian leaders opposing Trump’s proposed cuts to social services
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has added his signature to an open letter from a group of Christian leaders expressing concern over President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to social welfare programs. READ MORE
Primates of The Episcopal Church and Anglican Church of Mexico sign bilateral agreement
On Sunday, Feb. 16, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Archbishop Francisco Moreno, primates representing The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Mexico, respectively, signed a bilateral agreement, effectively moving the two churches into a reciprocal relationship. READ MORE
Executive Council approves readmission of Cuba, selects Louisville for 2024 General Convention
Amid the detailed and sometimes tense discussions that took place during the meeting of The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council Feb. 13-15, moments of joy and excitement burst forth. Among the highs of the meeting were the selection of Louisville, Kentucky, as the site of the 2024 General Convention and the formal approval of the ... READ MORE
If your church is interested in installing Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) please e-mail Rae Costa. The Red Cross is offering the Diocese discounted training rates with a minimum of four persons (including neighbor islands).
Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer & Na 'Euanelio Hemolele
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Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Contractor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 636-7776
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