The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i Diocesan E-News

March 23, 2020
Stay Safe & Stay Informed:
Click on the button above to go to the Dioceseʻs special COVID-19 webpage for the latest updates and news as it pertains to the Diocese and broader Episcopal Church.
The latest messages from the Bishop:
Click on the images to view the video message.
March 23, 2020 - Video message update and words of encouragement from the Bishop. Click on the image to view.
March 20, 2020 - Bishop extends suspension of in-person worship to April 30, 2020. To read the full announcement click HERE.
March 16, 2020 - Bishop suspends public worship and gatherings in our churches through March 31. To read the full announcement, click HERE.
HEADER PHOTO: This issue's header photo features screen shots of some of the online services that took place around the Diocese this past Sunday, March 22, 2020. With unprecedented actions being taken to protect our community from COVID-19, our clergy have gone online to keep their flock worshiping and close in prayer. Visit the Dioceseʻs special COVID-19 webpage HERE for a listing with links to all the churches offering online services and lots of other worship resources for both adults and children.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops postponed to 2021
The once-a-decade gathering of the bishops of the Anglican Communion, which was to be held in Canterbury, Kent, in July and August this year, has been rescheduled for 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was taken today by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby following consultation... READ MORE
Pandemic to upend Holy Week, Easter liturgies as Presiding Bishop urges halt to in-person worship
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issued a letter to The Episcopal Church on March 17 stating in his clearest language yet an unsettling truth that many Episcopalians already had begun to acknowledge: Lent, under the threat of global pandemic, will culminate in a Holy Week and Easter Sunday unlike any before – with churches closed and pews empty. READ MORE
Habits of Grace: An invitation for you, from Presiding Bishop Curry
As we learn how to adjust our lives given the reality of the coronavirus and the request to do our part to slow its spread by practicing social distancing, I invite you to join me each week to take a moment to cultivate a ‘habit of grace.’ A new video meditation will be posted on Mondays through May HERE.

Now available: Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry's weekly "Habits of Grace" meditations during the #COVID19 outbreak have been built into a new limited-series podcast offering from The Episcopal Church. Simply search "Habits of Grace" in your favorite podcast player, or follow one of the links below to popular apps. (You can also simply ask your smart device to "Play Habits of Grace Podcast")
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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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