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In This Issue:
+ Special Messages from the Presiding Bishop and Bishop Fitzpatrick
+ Continued Prayers & Search for Potential Kidney Donor for Peter Pereira
+ St. Clement's Calls New Rector
+ The Rev. Rudolph "Rudy" Duncan
+ Status of the Mac Cray Building
+ 3rd Annual Prince Albert Service at The Cathedral
+ Convention XLIX Updates
+ Applications Being Accepted for Official Youth Presence
+ Applications Being Accepted for Delegates to the United National Commission on the Status of Women
+ Applications Being Accepted for 2017 Jubilee Grants
+ Presiding Bishop Invites You to the Good Book Club
+ Camp Mokule'ia Seeks Executive Director
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This issue's header features Chapel at St.John's School in Guam during Bishop Fitzpatrick's semi-annual visit to the Episcopal Church in Micronesia during the first half of August.  His visit included the 60th celebration of the Church in Micronesia, and 55th Anniversary of St. John's School. (Photo from the Bishop's Facebook page)


Proper 15
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a
sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us
grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work,
and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 232

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, August 19, 2017
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Commission on Ministry 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Reading Room

Standing Committee

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Diocesan Conference Room

Diocesan events header

Clergy retreat header
August 27-29, 2017
Kaua'i Courtyard, Kapa'a, Kaua'i

September 7, 2017
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

49th Annual Meeting of Convention & Education Day
October 20 & 21, 2017
'Iolani School, Honolulu
Visit the webpage HERE.

Parish Happenings

Sunday Supper Nights
Preparing food for homeless
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Na Himeni Sing Nights
Ongoing every third Sunday, 6:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa
For more info: (808) 330-3769

Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing Sundays 7:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Harmony Health & Wellness
Ongoing Mondays, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

Rector's Bible Study 
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Tri-church Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 735-5944

Free Yoga, Zumba & Tai Chi at St. Mary's
Ongoing days as shown:
Yoga - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Zumba - Saturdays, 8:30 AM
Tai Chi - Sundays 8:00 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

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

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

Centering Prayer
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info:  E-mail

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

Breakfast for Houseless
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
E-mail:  Melvia Kawashima

St. Timothy's Lobster Bake
Saturday, August 26
St. Timothy's, Aiea

St. Christopher's Beach Mass and Potluck
Sunday, September 10, 9:30 AM 
Kailua Beach Park, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

Organ Concert Featuring Dan Werning
Sunday, September 23, 4:00 PM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-1053

Emmanuel's Chocolate Extravanganza
Saturday, October 7, 6:30 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Eleele

Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Saturday Market and Swap Meet
Ongoing every second Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapaʻa
For more info...

Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Ongoing Wednesdays 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapaʻa

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha


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

Adult Lectionary Study Group
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

St. John's Kula Festival
Saturday, September 23, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. John's, Kula


Teen Tech at St. James'
(On break during the summer)
Second & fourth Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

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

St. James' Men's Bible Study
(On break during the summer)
Ongoing Mondays, 8:30 AM
St. James' Parish Office, Waimea
(808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM

A Scholarly Exploration of Sunday's Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela
(808) 885-4923

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. Augustine's Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM (Bring a sandwich)
St. Augustine Vicarage, Kapa'au

St. James' Community Meal
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. James' Pavilion, Waimea
For more info:  (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

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:   (808) 323-3429

Vacation Bible School
July 24-28
St. James, Kamuela
For more info: (808) 885-4923

Jumble Sale, Plants and Pancakes at St. Jude's
Saturday, November 11, 8:00 AM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
For more info: (808) 939-7555

Queen Liliu'okalani Centennial Memorial Service
Saturday, November 11
Holy Apostles, Hilo
More info to come... 

Parish Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 18, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Waimea
Tim Bostock: (808) 382-3290


Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information on the positions listed below:

Full-time Executive Director
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
(Open to Clergy & Lay)

Part-time Music/Choral Director
Holy Nativity, Honolulu

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August 18, 2017


Editor's Note: In light of the tragic events in Charlottesville and around the world, your attention is being called to the following recent messages from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick:

Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?
[August 17, 2017]  In his message for those gathering to worship this Sunday, occasioned by recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the readings of Scripture Episcopalians will hear this weekend, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry asks, "Where do we go from here: chaos or community?"
Noting that "the stain of bigotry has once again covered our land" and that "hope, frankly, sometimes seems far away," Presiding Bishop Curry says the way of Jesus of Nazareth shows the way through the chaos to the Beloved Community of God. Commitment to that way, he says, "is our only hope."  

To read his message in its entirety, click HERE. To view the video, click HERE.

The following message was released in a special announcement on August 13, 2017, while Bishop Fitzpatrick was in Guam:

News of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, arrived here on Guam as people continued to process the threat of missiles pointed at their island home.  It has been difficult to fathom that the evils of the 20th century have again invaded our world.  The grave destruction of the atomic bomb was launched from a nearby island.  The great fear of nuclear annihilation has returned to our daily lives. Jackbooted thugs dare to wave the Nazi flag with the swastika and initiate violence with hate-filled rhetoric.  Racism is again publicly joined to violence in the streets of our nation.  

It seems that human beings have not learned the lessons of the past. We have short memories.  Once again, the followers of Jesus Christ are to take up the cause of peace and justice.  READ MORE
A Special Message from the Bishop:

Continued Prayers & Search for Potential Kidney Donor for Peter Pereira


With Peter's permission, I previously shared that his brother was in town for screening to be a kidney donor. There are some issues that preclude his brother from being a donor at this time.

He has given me permission to share this information to widen the search for a possible donor.  Anyone interested in becoming a possible kidney donor for Peter should contact Maile Reddy, RN, the Patient Care Coordinator at the Queen's Transplant Center.  She can be reached by phone at either 691-8897, the Center's general number, or at 691-1179, her direct line.  Her e-mail address is mreddy@queens.org.
For more information visit the Transplant Center of the Queen's Medical Center HERE. The screening process normally takes between 2-3 months given the blood work and other parts of the process.
St. Clement's Calls New Rector
The Parish of St. Clement in Honolulu has called the Rev. Heather Hill to be their new Rector.  Rev. Hill and her husband, the Rev. Dustin Berg (also an Episcopal priest), and their twins will join the congregation in mid-September.

Rev. Hill, who was born in Hong Kong and grew up in suburban Detroit, holds a BA in Religion and Classics from Bucknell University, and a Master's of Divinity from Harvard University. She was ordained in the Diocese of Michigan in 2004, and has served parishes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The Rev. Rudolph "Rudy" Atherton Duncan
The Reverend Rudolph "Rudy" Atherton Duncan, age 91, died on Monday evening, August 14, 2017.  He was Vicar at St. Mary's (1968-1970), then its Rector (1970-1979).  He was an Assistant Priest at St. Peter's (1979-1980) and the Treasurer for the Diocese of Hawai'i (1979-1991) after Henry Budd and prior to Peter Pereira. Father Rudy retired from active priesthood in 1991. 
Notes of condolence may be sent to his widow:
Mrs. Ulu Duncan
46-082 Puulena St, #1221
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Information about services and memorials will be forthcoming.
Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity: We give you heartfelt thanks for the good example of your servant, Rudy, who, having finished his course in faith, now finds rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The following is an announcement from the Diocesan Council, Standing Committee and Bishop:

Status of the MacCray Building
After reviewing the recommendations from various task forces and committees (some dating back to 1980), soliciting and taking comments from the Diocese at-large seriously, and prayerfully considering the mission of the Church in the 21st century, the Diocesan Council, the Standing Committee and the Bishop have resolved (at meetings on July 15, 2017) to move forward with listing the property at 2324 Metcalf Street, Honolulu (previously known as the MacCray Episcopal Campus Center and as the Canterbury House) for sale.  Diocesan Council further decided that should the sale be finalized all proceeds would be used to create the "George W.R. MacCray Fund" as a board restricted fund for ministry to young adults.  The leadership of the Diocese unanimously  decided to take this action as being in the best interest of the Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi and for ministry to young adults including college age students throughout the Diocese at the present time.  Should a sale be  finalized, the Diocese will be informed.  
This Sunday!
3rd Annual Prince Albert Service at The Cathedral
The Cathedral of St. Andrew will be commemorating the baptism of Prince Albert, the only son of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, in the 3rd Annual  Leiopapa a Kamehameha Aliʻi Sunday  this Sunday, August 20, 2017.  

Remembrances will be made at all three services, but the main celebration with special music, dance and presentations with Hawaiian royal societies in attendance, will be at the 8:00 AM service.
49th Annual Meeting of Convention
Latest Updates - 
Deadlines coming up!

Deadlines Approaching!
Several deadlines are approaching on Wednesday, September 6:
  • Early reduced registation fee (see below)
  • Submission of resolutions
  • Necrology reporting
  • Nominations for Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, Cathedral Chapter and Secretary of the Convention (Deadline for this is only for publishing in the convention booklet.) 
Registration Reminder: Early registration fee of $70.00 per person is in effect through Wednesday, September 6.  After this date the fee will go up to $85.00, and late registration (after September 29) will be $105.00. To register, click HERE .

Up-to-date information will be posted on the Annual Meeting webpage  HERE  as it is made available.  If you have any questions, contact Rae Costa at (808) 536-7776, ext. 326, or e-mail her .

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Applications Being Accepted for Official Youth Presence at Episcopal Church General Convention 2018
general convention logo
Applications are now accepted for high school students who want to participate in the General Convention Official Youth Presence (GCOYP) at the  Episcopal Church 79th  General Convention to be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018 at  The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of  Texas).

Applications and information are available  HERE. Deadline for applications and nominations is November 1, 2017.

"Each General Convention, we look forward to welcoming the members of the Official Youth Presence to the House of Deputies," said the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings,  House of Deputies President. "The perspectives and experiences of high school students are critical to our legislative deliberations and make our debates more lively."

No more than two high school youth from each of the Episcopal Church's nine provinces will be selected.  The Episcopal Church budget covers travel, lodging and meals for OYP participants attending the orientation weekend and General Convention.

Questions should be directed to Bronwyn Clark Skov at bskov@episcopalchurch.org or 646-242-1421.  
Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Delegates to 2018 United National Commission on the Status of Women
[August 7, 2017]  Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate and up to 20 churchwide delegates to represent the  Episcopal Church at the 62nd Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, NY, March 12-23, 2018.

The provincial delegate and the churchwide delegates will be able to attend the official UNCSW proceedings at the United Nations and will represent the Episcopal Church/Anglican Communion in their advocacy at the UN, including joint advocacy with the group Ecumenical Women.

The 2018 UNCSW Priority Theme is "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls." See more  HERE.

Applications are open to an adult or youth (ages 15-18) of any gender who can speak to the Priority Theme and are willing to participate in advocacy at UNSCW.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, preferably a parent or legal guardian. Women and girls from rural communities or with experience living in or working with rural communities are particularly encouraged to apply.  READ MORE
Applications Being Accepted for 2017 Jubilee Grants
Jubilee logo
Applications are now accepted for the 2017 Jubilee Ministry grants to further the mission and ministry of the  Episcopal Church.

Every year, the Episcopal Church provides grants to assist currently-designated Jubilee Ministries in their work. These grants are intended to help ministries in their mission to create a more just society and confront structures that promote cycles of poverty and inequality.

More than 700 ministries across the Episcopal Church have achieved Jubilee status as recognized by the Executive Council.

The 2017 Jubilee Grants will be awarded to initiatives of Jubilee Centers that make a positive and measurable impact in the lives of those in need, in amounts totaling from $1,000 to $5,000. Successful applications will demonstrate sustainability, a commitment to working with and empowering God's people and a localized understanding of the Jesus Movement.

Application forms are available  HERE. Deadline for applications is September 29, 2017, at 5:00 PM Eastern.
Presiding Bishop Invites You to the Good Book Club
[August 16, 2017]  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has offered an invitation to Episcopalians and all Christians to join the more than 25 partners presenting the Good Book Club, an opportunity for reflection and prayer.

The Good Book Club is a churchwide program that invites the reading of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles during the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter 2018.  Led by  Forward Movement, the Good Book Club readings begin the Sunday prior to Ash Wednesday (February 11, 2018), and finish on Pentecost (May 20, 2018).

The Good Book Club, the Presiding Bishop said, provides an opportunity to "read, mark, learn and inwardly digest the Holy Scriptures."  He noted that "The Gospel of Luke tells the story of Jesus" while "the Acts of the Apostles tells the story of those who followed in the footsteps of Jesus."   To view his video, click HERE .

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Camp Mokule'ia Seeks Executive Director
camp mokuleia
Camp Mokule'ia is currently accepting applications for Executive Director, open to both clergy and lay persons. The Executive Director will provide leadership and oversight for overall operations, and work collaboratively with the Board to develop and implement the mission and vision for this year-round camp and conference center. The Director will ensure safe, effective management of camp land, facilities, personnel, and develop exciting programming for diverse groups, families, faith groups and individuals.  For the detailed job posting and qualifications, download the document HERE. For more information and to apply, e-mail Camp Mokule'ia Human Resources.  To learn more about Camp Mokule'ia visit their website HERE.


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Did you miss an edition of the E-News? Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below or visit the Diocesan website's 

Announcements from the Office of the Bishop: Pereira/Casey

Annual Clergy Retreat

Speaking the Word Freely

Convention XLIX Updates

St. Timothy Lobster Bake Fundraiser  August 26

Emmanuel's Chocolate Extravaganza October 7

St. John's Kula Festival September 23

Anglican Primate Joins Christian Leaders in Jerusalem

Congratulations Reverends Castro Pasalo!

Camp Mokule'ia Seeks Executive Director

Christ, Culture Ministry

Hui Ho'o malu: Foster Care Needed

Presiding Bishop's Message for World Refugee Day

Costa Joins Office of the Bishop

Convention XLIX

Farewell Faithful Servant Dot Shigemura

A Call to Prayer, Fasting and Advocacy

St. Timothy's Offers Summer Music Program

Jennifer Baskerville Burrows Becomes 11th Bishop of Indianapolis and First Black Woman to Lead an Episcopal Diocese



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