Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Announcements from the Office of the Bishop: Pereira/Casey
+ Annual Clergy Retreat
+ Speaking the Word Freely
+ Convention XLIX Updates
+ Kalihi Waena School Supplies & Slipper Drive
+ St. Timothy Lobster Bake Fundraiser
+ St. John's Kula Festival
+ Emmanuel's Chocolate Extravaganza
+ Application Deadline Extended for UTO Internship
+ Anglican Primate Joins Christian Leaders in Jerusalem
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This issue's header features a group shot of the participants in the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE17) that took place in Oklahoma, July 10-14. The event brought together over 1,300 high school youth including the Hawai'i delegation of 17. Be sure to read more about this event in the August issue of the E-Chronicle. (Photo from the Episcopal Youth Event Facebook page)


Proper 12
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom
nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon
us your mercy; that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may so
pass through things temporal, that we lose not the things eternal;  through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you  and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 231

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
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Office 

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Video Conference from the 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

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

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

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

Evensong & Benediction 
Ongoing Wednesdays, 6:15 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

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

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

Holy Listening
Ongoing second Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
St. Michael, Lihue
Call Rev. Dr. Phyllis Meighen (UCC): (808) 647-4346

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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July 25, 2017


Announcements from the Office of the Bishop:

Prayers for Peter Pereira
Peter Pereira has been a fixture in the Office of the Bishop, serving as the Diocesan Treasurer for over 25 years, but his responsibilities have extended far beyond your typical treasurer duties, making him an invaluable member of the staff. 
Several months ago, Peter's kidney function became dangerously low and he is now on dialysis. At the time of this writing, Peter's brother was scheduled to fly into Honolulu for testing as a possible transplant donor.  Please keep Peter and his family in your prayers.

The Bishop asks for your understanding as the office makes adjustments to accommodate the many different areas of responsibility that Peter covers. Rae Costa, the Business Manager, will be assisting Peter with some of his duties on the "business" side of the office, and Danny Casey, the new bookkeeper, will assist on the financial side. Peter is confident that with Rae and Danny in place, he can concentrate on his health.  

Prayer offered by the Bishop:  
Strengthen your servant Peter, O God, to do what he has to do and bear what he has to bear; that, accepting your healing gifts through the skill of doctors and nurses, he may be restored to usefulness in your world with a thankful heart; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Danny Casey is New Bookkeeper
The Office of the Bishop is pleased to welcome Danny Casey as the Diocesan Bookkeeper. Casey brings with him extensive experience on the financial side of non-profit organizations and will be of tremendous assistance with some of Peter's responsibilities.  Casey can be reached via e-mail at dcasey@episcopalhawaii.org or call (808) 536-7776, ext. 306.

Aloha and welcome Danny!
Register Now!
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Annual Clergy Retreat on Kaua'i
The annual Clergy Retreat, usually held at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu, will be jumping over to a neighbor island this year! The retreat will take place at the Kaua'i Courtyard in Kapa'a, August 27-29, 2017.  

Sister Barbara Jean "BJ" Brown will be the guest speaker of the retreat with the theme: Spiritual Vitality and Collegiality.  Sister BJ, an Episcopal Nun for over 30 years and founder of Anamchara Fellowship, a new monastic style of Religious Life that follows a Celtic mode, was the guest speaker at the Clergy Education Day earlier in the year and brings back her delightful wit and personality.

All clergy and students of Waiolaihui'ia are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, click HERE.
Preaching Conference/Workshop:
Speaking the Word Freely with Pastor Jerry Larson

Preaching is a central and constant aspect to what clergy do.  All clergy throughout the Diocese are invited to set aside some time to re-excite and re-invigorate their preaching with Pastor Jerry Larson's  Speaking the Word Freely , which has been taught across the country. 

This preaching conference/workshop will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. The cost is $15 and lunch will be provided. For more information and to register, click HERE.
49th Annual Meeting of Convention
Latest Updates

Diocesan Budget: The first public working draft of the proposed 2018 Diocesan Budget is now posted on the Convention webpage. Delegates and voting clergy should review the budget and accompanying narrative, and submit any questions or comments by Tuesday, August 15, to convention2017@episcopalhawaii.org
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 Convention 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 .
Kalihi Waena School Supplies & Slippers Drive
The Cathedral of St. Andrew is gearing up for its annual school supplies drive for nearby Kalihi Waena School. Donations are being gathered through the end of July. The school supplies in greatest need are composition books and folder paper (wide-ruled), boxes of crayons, magic markers and pencils. 

Monetary donations are also welcomed. Checks can be made to Cathedral of Saint Andrew, with "School Supplies" on the memo line. Volunteers are welcome to accompany the Outreach Committee to deliver the supplies on Monday, July 31, 2017, at 1:00 PM. For more information, see Ann Dugdale Hansen or call the Cathedral office at (808) 524-2822.
St. Timothy's Lobster Bake Fundraiser

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea will be holding their inaugural Lobster Bake fundraiser event on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The event, which will feature whole Maine lobsters cooked to perfection, is to "cultivate financial support in order to grow our ministries and support our campus."  Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,500 to $10,000 for a table of 8, but individual tickets may also be available.  For more information, visit the event webpage HERE or contact the church office at (808) 488-5747.
St. John's Kula Festival
St. John's Episcopal Church on Maui invites all to its much anticipated Kula Festival that will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. 

This annual festival features lots of delicious food such as Portuguese Bean Soup, waffles with fresh Kula strawberries, vegan curry, hamburgers and fudge made on the spot, chow fun and much more. There are also a variety of things to buy including fresh Kula produce, plants, cut flowers, baked goods, an assortment of treasures in the gift shop, a wide variety of crafters, children's games, a silent auction and live entertainment all day long! This year, Kanekoa, a young group who just won a Hoku award, is the featured entertainment. 

Proceeds from this year's festival will benefit Ka Hale A Ke Ola, a homeless resource center, and Family Life Center, a transitional housing facility. For more information, visit the church website HERE, or call (808) 878-1485.
Emmanuel's 15th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Get ready for another evening of chocolate decadence at Emmanuel Episcopal Church's annual Chocolate Extravaganza, taking place on Saturday, October 7, 2017.  Now in its 15th year, the event promises to satisfy any sweet tooth with an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet with endless truffles, fudge, brownies and even chocolate bacon! Enjoy a chocolate fountain and bid on fabulous items in their Silent Auction.  

The event runs from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Tickets are $25 pre-sale and $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Hawai'i and Emmanuel Church.  For more information, ticket purchases, sponsors and donors, visit their website HERE

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Application Deadline Extended for United Thank Offering Internship
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The deadline for applications for the United Thank Offering internship has been extended to August 1, 2017. The purpose of the internship is to support the work of the United Thank Offering in addition to participating in the work of a local ministry.

The 2017-2018 internship is offered in conjunction with MVNG, Inc. (Missional Voices), located in Houston, TX. Duties will include working with MVNG to assist with the development, organization and marketing of the 2018 National Gathering, scheduled for April 19-21, 2018, in Indianapolis, and other MVNG resources.  For more information, applications and instructions, click HERE.
Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care
The Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of Associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care, a member of the Presiding Bishop's staff.

In this new full-time position, the Associate for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care will be responsible for a wide range of primarily administrative tasks that are essential to the evangelism, reconciliation, justice and environmental stewardship ministries in the Episcopal Church, with a special emphasis on financial administration. The associate will work as a member of a collaborative pool of associates who handle a variety of administrative and programmatic tasks for these ministries.

The position is based in New York and runs from September 2017 through the end of December 2018, and reports to the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care.

More information and application instructions for this position are  available HERE. Deadline for applying is August 9.
Anglican Primate Joins Christian Leaders in Jerusalem in Calling for Calm at Holy Site
[Episcopal News Service] Leaders of the Christian churches in Jerusalem, including the Anglican primate, have called for peace and reconciliation amid tensions at a shared holy site in the city, as the Israel government backs down from a standoff over stricter security measures there.

Archbishop Suheil Dawani, primate of the  Anglican Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, joined 12 other patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem  in issuing a statement last week to "express our serious concern regarding recent escalation in violent developments around Haram ash-Sharif and our grief for the loss of human life, and strongly condemn any act of violence."

The statement also affirms the church leaders' support for existing agreements between Israel and Jordan to jointly maintain holy sites that are revered and frequented by both Jews and Muslims.

"We renew our call that the historical status quo governing these sites be fully respected, for the sake of peace and reconciliation to the whole community, and we pray for a just and lasting peace in the whole region and all its peoples," the statement concludes. 

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Camp Mokule'ia Seeks Executive Director
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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.
Christ, Culture, Ministry: Contextual Theologies for Social Transformation

Pacific School of Religion will be offering a course on  Christ, Culture, Ministry: Contextual Theologies for Social Transformation, led by the Rev. Jay Emerson Johnson, PhD. The classes will be held both online and in-person from July 10-August 5, for full 3.0 credit hours (CEUs available). You may also attend just the in-person portion (July 17-21, 5:30 - 8:30 PM) at the First Chinese Church, 1054 S. King St., in Honolulu, without earning CEUs or academic credit. For more information, download the course flyer HERE .
Apply Now for Stewardship of Creation Grants
[June 19, 2017] The  Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation is accepting applications for grants that focus on local faith-based projects for mitigating climate change and safeguarding the integrity of Creation.

This marks the next cycle of grantmaking by the Episcopal Church Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation, enabled by Resolution  A030,  Create Task Force On Climate Change, approved at General Convention 2015 and charged with the responsibility to develop a grant process to support local ecologically responsible stewardship of church-related properties and buildings.

Recommendations will be made for grants up to $10,000.

Further information regarding this grant process and how to submit an application is available  HERE.  Deadline for applications is August 20.   READ MORE


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the latest June 2017 issue of the E-Chronicle.    


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 

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

Bishop Todd Ousley Names Bishop for Office of Pastoral Development

April 13, 2017: Bishop's Easter Message 2017

April 11, 2017:  Special Announcement on The Rev. Robert E. Walden



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