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The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i
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August 28, 2019

Diocesan Events & Special Announcements
HEADER PHOTO: This issue's header photo was taken at the annual Clergy Retreat on the Big Island which wrapped up today. Stay tuned for a special article coming out about this year's event that included guest speaker Jerusalem Greer and experiencing the mana of Mauna Kea. (Photo contributed by the Rev. Bruce DeGooyer)
O'ahu
An Invitation to the 5th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Birthday Commemoration at Soldiers Chapel
All are invited to attend this special ceremony taking place at Soldiers Chapel in Schofield Barracks, Wahiawa, on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The event will run from 10:00 AM-11:30 AM, and is hosted by the Schofield Army Chaplains, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, and the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center.

A number of civic organizations, churches and affiliations will be attending. For more information, please contact Barbara Vlachos, Roth Puahala, or Gladys Rodenhurst. Their phone numbers can be found on the event flyer with complete details HERE.
Save the Date: International Peace Day
This year, International Peace Day will be observed on Saturday, September 21, 2019, and organizers on O'ahu are planning a campaign for peace and nonviolence at the Kuhio Towers Community Center in Honolulu. The day's activities will include a rally, march, singing and chanting, sign waving, and lunch, beginning at 9:00 AM. For more information, contact the Revs. Ha'aheo Guanson or Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769 or kaleop@me.com.
St. Mark's Forming EfM Class
St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, is currently forming an Education for Ministry (EfM) class that will begin on Monday, September 30, 2019. There are a few available spots remaining. Those interested should contact the church office at (808) 732-2333. For more information about EfM, visit the website HERE, or the Diocesan EfM webpage HERE.
Attention All Young Adults!
Are you the only young adult in your parish, stuck between Sunday school and adult forum? Looking for a way to connect with your peers, and deepen your faith? We want to hear from you! We are interested in putting together a Bible study for young adults (18-35), as a way to deepen our connections to one another and to God. If you are interested, please contact the Rev Jazzy Bostock at revjazzybostock@gmail.com or Niambi Mercado at nmercado@antioch.edu.
Save the Date! 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. For more information, including sponsorship forms, visit their website HERE.
O'AHU ONGOING PARISH HAPPENINGS: (Listed by day/time)
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
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
Kaua'i
This Saturday!
Invite-Welcome-Connect coming to Kaua'i
All Saints' Episcopal Church will be hosting a special presentation, Invite-Welcome-Connect, on Saturday, August 31, 2019, led by its founder, Mary Parmer. The Diocese of Hawai'i is bringing Parmer to O'ahu for an event on September 7, and All Saints' is arranging for her to come to Kaua'i beforehand so that people on the Garden Island will be able to learn about this new ministry. The event is FREE and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register click HERE.
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.
KAUA'I ONGOING PARISH HAPPENINGS: (Listed by day/time)
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
Maui
St. John's Kula Festival
St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula will be holding their annual Kula Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. This popular community event features ono food, kids games, produce, plant, flowers, baked goods, crafters, quilt show, auction, live entertainment all day. Admission $1 or can of food, kids under 10 free. Parking free. Proceeds shared with local nonprofits. For more information, call 878-1485 or visit their website HERE.
MAUI ONGOING PARISH HAPPENINGS: (Listed by day/time)
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
Christian Formation at Holy Apostles ICONS: Windows to Heaven or Idolatry?
All are welcome to attend a special Christian Education series at Holy Apostles taking place on Sunday, September 8, 15 and 22, after both services. The class will explore the history and purpose of icons, how the church has used them in public worship, how to use them in private devotions, and how they have been surrounded by mystery and superstition. For more information, contact the church office at (808) 935-5545.
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.
BIG ISLAND ONGOING PARISH HAPPENINGS: (Listed by day/time)
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
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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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