The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i
Where you'll find announcements and links to upcoming events and activities from around the Diocese
September 27, 2019

Diocesan Events & Special Announcements
HEADER PHOTO: This issue's header photo was taken at the recent Youth Ministry Visioning Summit at Camp Mokule'ia, September 13 & 14. Representatives from around the Diocese took part in this important phase of reimagining and implementing a Diocesan Youth Ministry. The summit was led by consultants from Ministry Architects. To read about the summit, visit the Diocesan news website HERE . (Photo by Sybil Nishioka)
Emmanuel's Annual Dog Wash Fundraiser
In conjunction with their annual Blessing of the Animals Service, Emmanuel Episcopal Church will be holding their dog wash fundraiser the day before on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. All donations received will be given to the Hawaiian Humane Society. It follows up with the Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 6, at 10:00 AM. Emmanuel is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua. For more information, call the church at (808) 262-4845.
Good Samaritan Fall Rummage Sale
Get ready for Good Samaritan Episcopal Church's Fall Rummage Sale, taking place Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. There will be clothing, household items, plants, baked goods, Spam musubi, hotdogs and drinks! Be sure to come by for some great finds and grinds! Good Samaritan is located at 1801 10th Avenue in Honolulu. For questions, call (808) 735-5944.
Holy Nativity 7th Annual The Great Pumpkin Festival
Holy Nativity School's annual signature event, the Great Pumpkin Festival, will be taking place on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. This highly anticipated community event features lots of yummy food, a keiki fun zone, contests, live entertainment, games, rides, a country market and of course, the largest pumpkin patch in East Honolulu. Holy Nativity School is located at 5286 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu. For more information, visit their webpage HERE.
Rainbow Aloha: Join St. Mark's at the Honolulu Pride Parade
St. Mark's has once again sponsored an entry in the Honolulu Pride Parade for all Episcopalians. Join the St. Mark’s clergy and fellow parishioners, including children and youth, as we support our LGBTQ friends in the Honolulu Pride Parade, Saturday, October 19, 2019. Last October over thirty members and friends of St. Mark’s marched in the parade, and we hope to have a good showing this year too. The parade begins at 11:00 am at Magic Island Ala Moana and continues through Waikiki ending at Kapi'olani Park. Click HERE for more information.
Tickets Now on Sale! Emmanuel's 17th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Mark your calendars and save the date! Emmanuel Episcopal Church's 17th annual Chocolate Extravaganza is coming up on Saturday, November 9, 2019, and you don't want to miss it! Along with an all-you-can-eat decadent chocolate buffet, the event features a Silent Auction with incredible items for sale, and a VIP pre-event that always sells out quickly. Proceeds benefit Family Promise and the ministries of Emmanuel. To purchase tickets and for more information, including sponsorship forms, visit their website HERE.
Bible Sharing in Ilokano-Tagalog-English
Ongoing Sundays, 9:30-10:30 AM
St. Paul's, Honolulu
Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu
Rector's Bible Study   
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176
Kay's Cafe Free Hot Lunch
(Volunteers welcomed & always needed)
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's Wallyhouse, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112
Free Yoga at St. Mary's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655
Bible Study and Healing Prayer Service at St. Luke's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM
St. Luke's, Honolulu
Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu
Healing Prayer and Bible Study at St. Elizabeth's
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
Bible Study & Eucharist at the Cathedral
Ongoing Wednesdays:
Bible Study 10:00-11:00 AM
(Von Holt Room)
Holy Eucharist 11:30 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Thursdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706
Moʻiliʻili Service Center
Free medical & legal services, clothing, food, bus passes
Ongoing every last Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655 
Centering Prayer (Honolulu)
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
(808) 373-2139
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help (OMPH) with Holy Eucharist
Ongoing Wednesdays, 6:00 PM
(Every FIRST Wednesday, healing service follows Novena) St. Paul''s, Honolulu
Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745
Centering Prayer (Honolulu)
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM 
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info:  E-mail
Centering Prayer (Kailua)
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua
(628) 400-2644
Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu
Homeless Outreach at St. Mary's
Ongoing last Thursday of the month, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
(808) 949-4655
Youth Bible Study & Fellowship
Ongoing Fridays, 7:00 PM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112
Breakfast for Houseless
(Volunteers welcomed & needed!)
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112
Youth Car Wash
Ongoing every second and last Saturday of the month
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
808) 845-2112
Movie Night at All Saints' on October 5
For over 10 years, Movie Nights on the Lawn at All Saints' has been a wonderful family event for the entire community, and Saturday, October 5, will be the second and final movie night of the year. The event is free and features a double-feature beginning at sunset. Bring your lawn chairs and get ready for some great family entertainment! All Saints' is located at 4-1065 Kuhio Highway in Kapa'a. For more information, visit the All Saints' website HERE.
New Strings Attached: A benefit concert at St. Michael's & All Angels
St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue will be holding a concert on Sunday, October 6, 2019, featuring Monica Chun and Alan Van Zee, along with nearly a dozen special guests. The concert begins at 4:00 PM. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online HERE, or after the Sunday 9:45 worship service. All proceeds will go towards the restringing and refurbishment of St. Michael's grand piano. St. Michael's is located at 4364 Hardy Street.
Book Discussion at St. Michaels:
Reframing the Soul
All are welcome to "explore how our words define us, our experiences and especially our traumas." ReSource for Christian Spirituality is pleased to host this special event led by Stephanie Castillo, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, for Part 1 of a seven-week discussion group. The group will meet every Monday beginning on October 7, from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM in the Goodale Conference Room of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue. Part 2 will begin in January 2020. Sign up at castillosj@aol.com, or for more info, call (808) 383-7393.
Kalaupapa Fall Service Retreat
St. Michael and All Angel's ReSource for Christian Spirituality is getting ready for another service retreat in Kalaupapa, Moloka'i, October 23-27, 2019. Along with learning about the history, culture and the people of Kalaupapa, they will also be volunteering to clean, paint, and tend to the historic buildings and grounds there. For more information, visit their website HERE or contact the Rev. Phyllis Meighen (UCC) at (808) 647-4346 or e-mail spirituality@stmichaels-kauai.org.
North Shore Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing first & third Sundays, 4:00 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea
Christ Memorial Men's Fellowship Group
Ongoing Mondays, 9:00 AM
Kilauea Bakery, Kilauea
ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Ongoing Wednesdays 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele
Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapa'a Laundromat, Kapaʻa
North Shore Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea
Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training
A Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training will be taking place on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church's Parish Hall, from 9:30 AM-12:00 Noon. Those interested should contact the Rev. John Tomoso at (808) 290-1749 or e-mail him.

A Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor are licensed ministries of the Episcopal Church that serve at the invitation and/or approval of the clergy in charge of the congregation. In the absence of a clergy in charge, the Senior Warden/Bishop's Warden endorses the applicants for licensed ministries. For more information about licensed ministries, click HERE.
Team Outreach Sandwich Making
Ongoing Sundays, 8:30 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
For more info:  E-mail
Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info:   E-mail
PBJ Sandwiches for ACCW
Ongoing second Saturdays
9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
West Maui Clothing Swap
Ongoing second Saturdays
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Big Island
This Saturday! St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar
St. Augustine's will be holding their annual Bazaar this Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 8:30 AM-1:00 PM. This is a huge community event that features an impressive line-up of entertainment, and lots of great food and shopping. There is also a keiki section, church tours, and silent auction. For more information, call (808) 889-5390, or download the flyer by clicking on the image. St. Augustine's is located at 54-3801 Akoni Pule Highway in Kapa'au.
Oktobertfest at St. Jude's
St. Jude's will be holding their annual Ocean View Oktoberfest party on Friday, October 4, 2019. Doors open at 5:30 PM, and dinner service starts at 6:00 PM. Dinner includes Bratwurst, sauerkraut, boiled potatoes, drinks, and dessert, plus live music by the Last Fling Band. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased at the 9:30 Sunday service: $8 per person, $15 for two, or $20 for family. St. Jude's is located at 92-8606 Paradise Circle in Ocean View. Call (808) 939-7555 and leave a message if you have a question.
Lincoln Park Prayer & Feed the Hungry
Ongoing first Sundays
Lincoln Park, Hilo
Holy Apostles (808) 935-5545
Teen Tech at St. James'
Second & fourth Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela
Centering Prayer in Hilo
Ongoing Mondays, 4:30 PM
Holy Apostles, Hilo
(808) 859-3847
The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info: Nancee Cline (808) 324-1192
St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen: (510) 778-5500
Weekly Community Meal
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. James' Pavilion, Waimea
For more info: (808) 885-4923
St. James' Men's Bible Study
Ongoing third Fridays, 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
St. James', Waimea
(808) 885-4923
St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place
For more info:  (808) 939-7000
St. James' Women's Bible Study
Ongoing, First Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. James', Waimea
For more info: (808) 885-4923 
St. Jude's Free Hot Showers and Soup
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Pictured above is our own the Rev. Annalise Castro Pasalo, who attended last year's meeting at part of the Presiding Bishop's delegation.
Applications accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2020 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Applications are being accepted for Episcopal delegates to represent the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church at the 64th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, March 9th – 20th, 2020. The Episcopal delegation will consist of one delegate from each province of The Episcopal Church and one delegate from the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. The Episcopal delegation aims to be representative of the entire Episcopal Church. READ MORE
Bishops meet with federal lawmakers to advocate for Episcopal Migration Ministries, refugees
Five Episcopal bishops traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 24 for meetings with senators and representatives from their dioceses to advocate for preserving the U.S. government’s refugee resettlement program at a time when the Trump administration is considering cutting the program further. READ MORE
Faith-based organizations ‘raise ambition’ on climate emergency after UN summit
In April, the world lost a 700-year-old glacier to climate change. Oceans are warming, oxygen levels are declining as ocean acidity rises, and fish are dying. At the same time, sea levels are rising and island nations are poised to disappear.

It’s alarming evidence of the climate emergency threatening all of Earth’s inhabitants. READ MORE
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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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