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In This Issue:
+ Update: Strategic Plan 2017
+ Cainguitan in Texas
+ ECW Maui Spring Fun'd Fair
+ ECW April Diocesan Meeting
+ Mother's Day Fashion Show
+ Free Concert at Calvary Episcopal
+ Godly Play Door Person Training & Gathering
+ General Convention to Again Grapple with Same-Sex Marriage Questions
+ Toolkit of The Episcopal Church
+ Bishop's Easter Message 2018
+ Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training - O'ahu
+ Workshop on Communications for Effective Church Ministry and Leadership on Maui
+ Spring Sale at Good Samaritan
+ Empty Bowls Event 2018
+ Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo takes us from Palm Sunday to Easter at churches around the Diocese. More photos from Holy Week and Easter services will be featured in the April E-Chronicle coming out soon.  (Photos from church Facebook pages.)


Second Sunday of Easter
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery
established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all
who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body
may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith;
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. 224

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your

Saturday, April 7
The Cathedral of St. Andrew,


Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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
Diocesan Conference Room

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:30  AM
St. Luke's, Honolulu

Upcoming deadlines to apply for Diocesan Council Grants:
Friday, April 27, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018
Diocesan events header

April - May
See listings under Parish Happenings

Thursday, May 3, 2018
5:00 PM
'Iolani School

June 24-29, 2018
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

August 27-29, 2018
Ka'anapali Beach Hotel
Lahaina, Maui
More info coming soon...

Parish Happenings

Evensong & Benediction
(Followed by Sunday Supper - see next item below)
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Sunday Supper Nights
Preparing food for homeless
Ongoing Sundays, 6:00 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

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

Healing Prayer and Bible Study at St. Elizabeth's
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
For more info...

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

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 Thursdays, 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: Margaret Steele 

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training 
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Friday, April 20, 6:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Honolulu

Sunday, April 22, 4:00 PM
St. Elizabeth, Honolulu

Spring Rummage Sale
Saturday, April 28, 8:00 AM
Good Samaritan, Honolulu
Deb Nishihira (808) 735-5944

May 4-6 (Exact date TBD)
Location TBD

Fashion Show Fundraiser for St. Paul's
Friday, May 4, 5:30 PM
Pomaikai Ballroom, Honolulu
Helen (808) 227-0586

Free Concert at Calvary
Saturday, May 5, 7:30 PM
Calvary, Kaneohe
(808) 247-0619

Godly Play Door Person Training & Gathering
Sunday, May 6, 12:00 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua
E-mail: Jane Tonokawa

Saturday, May 19, 6:00 PM
St. Christopher's, Kailua 

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training 
Saturday, June 23, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info...


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 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

Morning Prayer & Lectionary Study 
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

PBJ Sandwiches for ACCW
Ongoing second Sundays 
9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Lahaina

United In Prayer Day
Saturday, March 17, 9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Trinity's Da Clutter Sale
Saturday, March 24, 7:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
Barb: (808)874-3748

Saturday, April 7, 8:00 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

Saturday, April 14, 10:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Effective Church Ministry and Leadership Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 8:30 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku


Teen Tech at St. James'
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
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. 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:  Nancee Cline  (808) 324-1192

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 AM
Holy Apostles, Hilo



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April 6, 2018


Update Strategic Plan 2017: Design teams meeting
The first gathering of the three Design Teams for the Diocese's Strategic Plan 2017, will be taking place this Saturday, April 7, 2018, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew.  All team members should review the Strategic Plan before the meeting.

The Strategic Plan for the Diocese has three goals:
  1. The Diocese is committed to developing and sustaining spiritual growth, vitality, curiosity and well-being within our churches.
  2. The Diocese seeks to strengthen our identity as one 'ohana and the relationships within our 'ohana among clergy, lay leaders and congregations.
  3. The Diocese is focused on improving the capacity for communication within our congregations, across the Diocese, and into our communities as we engage in evangelism.
The three Design Teams will be working on a strategy to accomplish these goals. They will plan to present their work at the Annual Meeting of Convention in late October, and also during the visit of our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, in March 2019.
The Strategic Plan can be viewed HERE.  
Cainguitan in Texas for First GC Prep Meeting
Angela Cainguitan of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui is currently in Texas for a training session as a Province VIII representative for the Official Youth Presence at this year's General Convention.

Cainguitan was selected to be a delegate of the Official Youth Presence at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, taking place this summer in Austin, Texas.  She will have  seat and voice and will participate in committee hearings and floor debates.

Be sure to keep her in your prayers this weekend as she prepares for her role in July's General Convention. You can follow along at the Episcopal Youth Ministry Facebook page HERE. (#GCOYP18)
This Saturday!
ECW Maui Spring Fun'd Fair (Rummage Sale)

The Episcopal Church Women on Maui will be holding a Spring Fun'd Fair in Good Shepherd Episcopal Church's Parish Hall, this Saturday, April 7.  The fair runs from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and there will be tons of clothing, toys books, household items, food and baked goods.  Proceeds will help the ECW with various outreach ministries. For more information, call the church office at (808) 244-4656.  Good Shepherd is located at 2140 Main Street in Wailuku.
ECW April Diocesan Meeting Coming Up Soon
The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Hawai'i will be holding a meeting on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Honolulu.  The guest speaker for this gathering will be the Rev. Annalise Castro Pasalo. Morning Devotions begin at 9:30 AM, followed by the business meeting, guest speaker and lunch hosted by the women of St. Luke's.  All women are invited to attend.

To best prepare seating and for lunch count, please contact Louise Aloy at (808) 667-0144 or  e-mail her.  You may also contact Laurie Lee at (808) 779-7968 or e-mail. St. Luke's is located at 45 Judd Street in Honolulu.
Mother's Day Fashion Show to Benefit St. Paul's

Erlinda Tauyan of Isabella's Boutique will be putting on a fashion show fundraiser at the Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery on Friday, May 4, 2018. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Honolulu.  The event runs from 5:30 PM to midnight. Treat mom to an early celebration with an evening of fashion, fun, dance and a Mother's Day treat! Several of St. Paul's members will be modeling Erlin's fashions like the one shown above left. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased by contacting the following people:  Helen Sampiano (808) 227-0586, Erlinda Tauyan (808) 375-6225 and Fay De Jesus (808) 636-5061.  Deadline for ticket purchase is April 20.
Free Concert at Calvary Episcopal

Now in its 27th year of providing music education in the community, Calvary Episcopal Church in Kaneohe presents "Aloha and Best Wishes from Britain," a special concert with music from Henry Purcell (1659-1695) to Beatlemania.

The concert takes place on Saturday, May 5, 2018, beginning at 7:30 PM, and will feature the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra Musicians, Hawai'i Opera Theatre Singers, Hawai'i de corps Ballet Dancers, with Simon Crookall, Conductor and Soloist. They will perform music from  Pirates of Penzance  (W. S. GIlbert) and  HMS Pinafore  (Sir Arthur Sullivan).   Favorite songs from Beatlemania and other popular tunes will be performed by the Honolulu Jazz Ensemble with classical guitarist, Ian O'Sullivan.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (808) 247-0610. Calvary Episcopal is located at 43-435 Aumoku Street in Kaneohe.  
Godly Play Door Person Training & Gathering
Godly Play logo
Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua will be hosting a Door Person Training and Gathering on Sunday, May 6, 2018, from noon to 2:00 PM. It will be a great introduction to Godly Play and also the last Godly Play opportunity in 2018.  There is no cost to attend and a light lunch will be served. If possible, please RSVP by April 30 by  e-mail to Jane Tonokawa .

To learn more about Godly Play, visit their website HERE where you can read an article entitled "Bringing Godly Play to the World and the World to Godly Play."

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

General Convention to Again Grapple with Same-Sex Marriage Questions
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[Episcopal News Service] On June 26, 2015, when a  U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the 78th General Convention was in its second day.

A few days later, convention authorized two new marriage rites for trial use ( Resolution A054) by both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. The bishops and deputies also made the canonical definition (via  Resolution A036) of marriage gender-neutral.

Indie Pereira asked her priest, who was at convention in Salt Lake City, if this meant she and her then-fiancée could finally get married at their parish in Tennessee.

It wasn't until November 2015 that the answer to Pereira's question became clear.  Diocese of Tennessee Bishop John Bauerschmidt  told the diocese that he would not allow the use of the rites and that only marriages between men and women could be performed in the diocese. He said that same-sex couples could work with Diocese of Kentucky clergy, whose bishops said they could use the rites.
Toolkit of The Episcopal Church Provides Valuable Communication Resources

The Episcopal Church's Office of Communication has many resources available to assist churches in sharing the Good News and to engage communities in the work of the Episcopal Church. Monthly updates, special bulletins, videos and a host of materials are just a click away.  To learn more go to the Toolkit webpage HERE .

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Bishop's Easter Message 2018

In case you missed it, click on the picture above to view Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's Easter Message video on YouTube.  To view the e-mail that contains Easter messages from both Bishop Bob and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, as well as the Reclaiming Jesus article, click HERE.
Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training - O'ahu

There will be two training sessions for Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors at the Cathedral of St. Andrew's Von Holt Room.  The sessions will be led by the Rev. Giovan King, Rector at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church. Both sessions will begin at 9:00 AM for approximately 2-1/2 hours.  Those intending to be Eucharistic Ministers only may then leave.  Those intending to be Eucharistic Visitors must stay for an afternoon session that will last until 3:30 PM.  For more information and to register for one of the training dates, click on the link below:
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Register HERE.
  • Saturday, June 23, 2018  - Register HERE.
To view the requirements for licensing, visit the diocesan website HERE.
Workshop on Communications for Effective Church Ministry and Leadership on Maui
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui will be hosting a workshop on "Understanding the Psycho Social Dynamics of Communications for Effective Church Ministry and Leadership."  The workshop will be taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, and participants must make a commitment to stay for the duration of the workshop.  

T he presenter, Michael Cheang, is an Associate Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and holds a doctorate in Public Health. He has received numerous awards for teaching including the Chancellors Citation for Meritorious Teaching in 2016.

Light breakfast with bento lunches and drinks will be provided. To reserve a space and meals, please contact Ricky Melchor at 276-6337 no later than April 7, 2018. (Voice message only)  For more information, download the flyer HERE.
Spring Sale at Good Samaritan

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church will be holding their annual rummage sale on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM. Be sure to stop by for lots of great rummage items plus crafts, baked goods, plants and ono food! Vendor space is available. To reserve a spot, contact Deb Nishihira at (808) 735-5944 or e-mail her.  Good Samaritan is located at 1801 10th Avenue in Honolulu.
Empty Bowls 2018 Event

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i and 'Iolani School invite you to join the #PrayFastAct Hunger Campaign* by attending the biennial Empty Bowls event to raise awareness about hunger in Hawai'i.  The event will take place on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 5:00 PM, at 'Iolani School.

The keynote speaker is  Sara Miles, whose books include  Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion; Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead; and City of God: Faith in the Streets.  She is the founder and director of  The Food Pantry , and served for ten years as Director of Ministry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church.

Following her address will be a simple dinner of soup and bread, student musical performances and student presentations on serving the hungry in our community.

The event is free although donations of food for  Aloha Harvest are being requested that might include fresh vegetables, fruit and packaged foods.  For more information on Empty Bowls and the #PrayFastAct Hunger Campaign, visit the event webpage HERE, where you can also register to attend.  
Register early and save!
HUI PU Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
June 24-29, 2018

Camp is a great ministry for winning young hearts to God! We hope campers DISCONNECT from WiFi and CONNECT to something GREATER! 

This year's Hui Pu camp will be held June 24-29, 2018, and the theme is "Arise" to remind our youth that they are well equipped to take on this life. Youth will gather in a safe environment for fun faith-filled fellowship. With friends old and new, we hope they will be reminded that they are never alone.

All three camps will be taking place simultaneously at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu. Register before April 30, and save! Cost and details are as follows:
  • 'OHA (Ages 9-12) - June 24-27 (3 nights)
    $350 or early registration $300
    'Oha is the young shoot that grows from a kalo (taro) plant. The word 'ohana means many shoots from the same root.  'Oha campers will learn social skills through fun games, exploring their sense of wonder while playing in a natural setting, and expressing their creativity.
  • LOKAHI (Ages 13-14) - June 24-28 (4 nights)
    $400 or early registration $350
    Lokahi means unity or to come to an agreement.  Lokahi campers will experience independence in a controlled setting; learn the value of being in Christian community through shared spiritual experience and team building activities, that include jumping down a zip line.
  • 'OPIO (Ages 15-18) - June 24-29 (5 nights)
    $450 or early registration $400
    'Opio means youth. 'Opio campers will have an opportunity to hike and swim at Ka'ena Point and participate in the high ropes challenge course. The responsibilities and challenges will encourage personal growth and enhance self-confidence, in a setting of fellowship and spiritual awareness.
For more information and to register, visit the Hui Pu Camp webpage HERE or e-mail Seini Lino or call (808) 637-6241.


Camp Mokule'ia hosts Hui Pu, an annual summer camp for a week, catering to campers between the age of 9 and 18. We look forward to the camp as a time of growth not just for the campers but counselors as well.  We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:
  • COUNSELORS - Must be 20 years or older; love working with kids; enjoy working outdoors and have some experience catering to children between the ages of 9-18.
  • JUNIOR COUNSELORS - High school students; love working with kids; enjoy working outdoors and open to experience working with children between the ages of 9-12 years.
  • NURSE - Must have a current nursing license in the State of Hawai'i
We hope you join our wonderful summer camp 'ohana and get to experience the beautiful souls that make this camp amazing!  For more information about the camp, to submit a resume, or if you have questions, e-mail Seini Lino.
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In case you missed it, click on the images above to read

the latest February 2018 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 

Bishop's Easter Message 2018

Presiding Bishop's Easter Message

Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis

Bishop's Message: A Reflection on Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation

Strategic Plan 2017 Design Teams Forming

Cainguitan Selected to Attend General Convention

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training

Presiding Bishop, Others Begin to Campaign to 'Reclaim Jesus'

Update from the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham

Empty Bowls 2018

Presiding Bishop on Parkland Shooting

Strategic Planning Manager to help with the Design Teams

Hui Pu Lowers Fees, Adds Early Registration

Church Leaders Express Grief, Call for Action



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Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Communications Contractor, News

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

Office of the Bishop
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Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776