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In This Issue:
+ Last Chance to Order T-Shirts
+ Faith Summit on Homelessness
+ Deadline to Register Coming Up: Stewardship & Beyond
+ Deadline for Early Bird Savings! Hui Pu 2017
+ Holy Week & Easter Sunday Photos
+ Bishop Todd Ousley Named Bishop for Office of Pastoral Development
+ Annual Regional Confirmations Coming Up
+ Called to Transformation: ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop
+ Why Serve 2017
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
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This issue's header takes us to Christ Memorial Kaua'i on Easter Sunday, with members from the family of Bishop E. Lani Hanchett, Hawai'i's first Bishop and priest of Hawaiian ancestry in the Episcopal Church. Bishop Hanchett's son, Stuart (in blue), is pictured with his family along with the Akana-Sproats whose families go back to the founding days of Christ Memorial. Kneeling is David Akana who serves as the Bishop's Warden.(Photo by Sybil Nishioka)


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, May 20, 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
Videoconference from the
Diocesan Conference Room

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of the month.
 Next due dates: 
April 28
May 26
Diocesan events header
How Clergy and Lay Leaders Can Create Stronger Congregations
Friday, May 5 (Clergy Only)
Saturday, May 6 (Clergy & Lay)

ABCD Facilitator Workshop
June 8-10, 2017
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

HUI PU 2017: S.W.A.G
Summer Youth Camp
July 2 - 7, 2017
Camp Mokule`ia, Waialua

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

Music Lessons at St. Mary's
Ongoing Wednesday evenings
(Call to schedule an appt.)
St. Mary's, Honolulu
Contact: Dan Werning (808) 388-3121

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

2017 Faith Summit on Homelessness
April 28 & 29
First Assembly of God, Honolulu

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - Honolulu, O'ahu
Sunday, April 30, 4:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - West O'ahu
Sunday, May 21, 5:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
St. Paul's, Kekaha

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

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

Regional Confirmation Kaua'i
Saturday, May 13, 11:00 AM
Episcopal Church of West Kaua'i 



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

Regional Confirmation Maui
Saturday, May 27, 3:00 PM
St. John's, Kula



Regional Confirmation Moloka'i
Sunday, April 23, 10:00 AM
Grace, Hoolehua



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

Brown Bag Bible Study
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
808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 12:15 PM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:   (808) 323-3429

Cinco de Mayo at St. Jude's
Friday, May 5, 6:30 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
(808) 939-7555 

Regional Confirmation Hawai'i
Saturday, May 6, 11:00 AM
St. Augustine's, Kapa'au

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April 21, 2017


Only 3 more days! Last chance to order t-shirts!
Support Our EYE17 Hawai'i Youth Delegation and Purchase a Diocese of Hawai'i T-shirt

There are only 3 more days to order a Diocese of Hawai'i t-shirt to support our youth delegation going to the  Episcopal Youth Event in Oklahoma this July!  The last day to order is Tuesday, April 25, so SPREAD THE WORD, share it in social media, and tell fellow church members to place an order before it's too late!

Youth from O'ahu, Maui and Kaua'i have been actively fundraising to attend the Episcopal Church's signature triennial youth event, and if you can't make it to one of their car washes, bake sales or other fundraisers, order a t-shirt for $18 and a portion of every sale goes directly to the Diocese of Hawai'i's EYE Youth fund! The shirts list all the churches in our Diocese on the back and are 
available in four different colors! The campaign ends on April 25, and the shirts will be mailed about two weeks after that date. To order a shirt or two or more, click on the image above or  HERE .

Please note: Do NOT select the bulk shipping option unless you are a staff member of the Office of the Bishop. Select the shipping option to be mailed directly to you. Thanks for your support!
Faith Summit on Homelessness

The 2017 Faith Summit on Homelessness will take place over two full days on April 28 and 29, 2017, beginning at 8:00 AM. This is the second annual summit that is sponsored by the Institute for Human Services, The Office of the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, The Interfaith Alliance of Hawai'i and First Assembly of God in Honolulu who is also hosting this year's event.

Friday's theme "Igniting Faith Leaders to Collaborate On Homeless Solutions" is geared to faith leaders with general sessions on emerging homeless solutions, ministry discernment, collaboration and action. Saturday is a day for congregation members with the theme "Equipping the Congregation With Tools to be Unified and Effective." Numerous workshops are being offered that include navigating service systems, faith-based outreach, housing options, transforming lives and more.

For more information, download the flyer HERE or to register, visit the IHS webpage HERE. First Assembly of God is located at 3400 Moanalua Road in Honolulu.
Deadline to register approaching!
Stewardship and BEYOND

Clergy and lay leaders are urged to attend this very important workshop, Stewardship and Beyond, taking place on Friday May 5 (clergy only) and Saturday, May 6 (clergy and lay), at the Parish of St. Clement's Parish Hall in Honolulu. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the class ends at 3:00 PM on both days. 
The theme is "How Clergy and Lay Leaders Can Create Stronger Congregations" and  will be led by Michael Durall, who has authored numerous books on congregational organization, development and stewardship. These are not "sit and listen" events. Durall is a seasoned pro who has worked with more than 100 congregations of many faiths, and brings a wealth of experience and insight into how clergy and lay leaders can be more effective in their roles. His programs are lively, fast-paced, engaging, challenging and fun! Plus he throws out heresies from time to time to keep it interesting!

For more information and to register, click on the Stewardship and Beyond image at top or HERE. Hurry-- deadline to register is Friday, April 28.
Deadline for Early Bird Pricing Coming Up!
Hui Pu 2017: S.W.A.G. (Saved With Amazing Grace)

Hui Pu 2017 will be a huge event with all three camps for the different age groups taking place simultaneously. Our theme is "S.W.A.G. (S aved W ith A mazing G race)" and will be full of new experiences, re-kindled friendships and most importantly full of praise and worship with unconditional love!

Although the camp will begin on the same date for all age groups, it will end on different days.  Register before May 1 and save! The camp dates and costs are as follows:
  • AHE (9-12 years): July 2 - July 5, $350 (By May 1- $320)
  • LOKAHI (13-24 years): July 2 - July 6, $450 (By May 1- $420
  • `OPIO (15-18 years): July 2 - July 7, $550 (By May 1- $520)
Volunteers Needed We are looking for volunteers to help staff our summer camp. You must be 18 years and older, experience working with children/youth, and must supply three references. Please send your resume to programs@campmokuleia.com.

For more information, download the flyer HERE, or if you have any questions, contact Seino Lino, Programs Director, at (808) 637-6241, or e-mail her .
Holy Week & Easter Sunday Photos

Submit photos from your Holy Week and Easter Sunday services to be included in the next E-Chronicle.  Although we usually gather great shots from your newsletters and social media posts, we realize that not all churches are hooked in. Please include photography credits and other identifying information. Submissions should be sent to news@episcopalhawaii.org.  Mahalo!   (Photos above are the from Facebook pages of The Cathedral of St. Andrew, St. Clement's and St. James' congregations.)

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Preachers Ponder Their Task in Divided Nation and, Perhaps, Divided Congregations
[Episcopal News Service] The 2016 presidential election and the Trump administration have, depending on which pundits you listen to, exposed divides not so keenly seen in the United States since the Civil War or at least since protests wracked the country during the civil rights era and the Vietnam War.

People who generally agree with the direction of the current administration frequently encounter others who decry that direction. The relentless pace of the news cycle with its one scandal or debatable decision after another can feel like a bombardment no matter one's stance.

Living a faithful life in the midst of such divisions is not easy. On Sunday morning, members of the same congregation come to church for different reasons. Some might seek respite from the debates raging around the country. Others might be seeking guidance or inspiration for their roles in the public square. Others might be bringing more intimate worries and joys to the nave.  What is a preacher to do?
Preachers alone with their Bibles and textbooks have pondered the question and it has been the subject of small clergy gatherings, Facebook discussions and diocesan clergy gatherings, including recently in  Maryland and  Minnesota. READ MORE
Bishop Todd Ousley Named Bishop for Office of Pastoral Development
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has named Bishop Todd Ousley of Eastern Michigan as Bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development, a member of the Presiding Bishop's staff.

"Bishop Ousley is an experienced bishop with a depth of pastoral and leadership skills," Presiding Bishop Curry said. "I am very thankful to him for his willingness to assume this particular ministry which is vital to the spiritual life and vitality of our bishops and, through them, the Episcopal Church. I have known and worked with him for several years and, like my brothers and sisters in the community of bishops and spouses, Bishop Ousley has my deep respect, affection and trust."

"While it is difficult to cease being bishop in the Diocese of Eastern Michigan, I am honored to serve the Presiding Bishop, the House of Bishops, and the Episcopal Church in a vital role of sustaining the health of our bishops and dioceses," Ousley said. "For almost 16 years I have had the privilege of serving the Diocese of Eastern Michigan as Canon and as Bishop, and through it all, we have been sustained by the power of deep relationships, trust in God and trust in one another. I look forward to working with my colleagues, the Presiding Bishop, and the churchwide staff in further enhancing healthy dioceses and healthy bishops."   READ MORE
Annual Regional Confirmations Coming Up
2013 Maui confirmation
Following Easter, the annual Regional Confirmations will be taking place around the Diocese. Be sure to support those being confirmed, reaffirmed and received in your area:
  • April 23 - Moloka'i, Grace Episcopal, 10:00 AM
  • April 30 - Honolulu, O'ahu, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 4:00 PM
  • May 6 - Big Island of Hawai'i, St. Augustine's, 11:00 AM*
  • May 13 - Kaua'i, Episcopal Church of West Kaua'i, 11:00 AM
  • May 21 - West O'ahu, St. Stephen's, 5:00 PM**
  • May 27 - Maui, St. John's, 3:00 PM
* Please note a correction in time
** Please note correction in location and time
Save the Date!
Called to Transformation
ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop 2017
The  Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshop is slated for June 8-10, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu.

Called to Transformation is a partnership between The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development. The workshops were developed to train facilitators in leading a faith community in understanding ABCD. Participants will learn about the theory and practice of ABCD work, and then begin the process of creating a working plan to implement an ABCD project in their own ministry communities.

Leading the workshop are Sean McConnell, Director of Engagement for Episcopal Relief & Development  and the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Officer for Young Adult and Campus Ministries for The Episcopal Church and a member of the Presiding Bishop's staff. 

For more information and to register, click HERE. If you have any questions, e-mail the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham.
Why Serve 2017: An Episcopal Vocational Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color
Young adults of color are invited to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at an Episcopal Church retreat,  Why Serve 2017 , Monday, June 12 to Thursday, June 15. It is s ponsored by the Episcopal Church Department of Ethnic Ministries and  will be held at  Bexley Seabury , Chicago, IL.

Invited to attend this conference of fellowship, training, discernment, and self-care, are young adults (age 18-30) from the Asiamerican, Black, Indigenous/Native American and Latino/Hispanic communities of the Episcopal Church, as well as those desiring to serve in ethnic ministries.

"Wherever you are on your journey, young adulthood is a time of transition and choices, but you don't have to do it alone," commented the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, Latino/Hispanic, on behalf of the Ethnic Missioners: the Rev. Bradley Hauff, Indigenous; the Rev. Angela Ifill, Black; and the Rev. Winfred Vergara, Asiamerican. "In this Conference, there are keynote speakers, workshop leaders, your peers and your Missioners to help you. We hope you will join us for this transformative experience."

Registration is $75 which includes meals, lodging, ground transportation, and conference fees.  Registration does not include airfare.  Registration deadline is May 31. For more information andto register, click HERE or contact  Angeline Cabanban at 212-716-6186 or e-mail her. or  acabanban@episcopalchurch.org .
Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book (Na 'Euanelio Hemolele) & Book of  Common Prayer Available for Purchase
The Office of the Bishop is offering for purchase, Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, the Holy Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and the Hawaiian-language Book of Common Prayer.  Both of these books are available for purchase through the Office of the Bishop and can be ordered online HERE If you have any questions, e-mail Irina Martikainen.  


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the latest April 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 

April 13, 2017: Bishop's Easter Message 2017

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

EYE17 T-shirt Fundraiser Deadline  April 25, 2017

Regional Confirmations coming up

Faith Summit on Homelessness

St.John the Baptist's new Saturday Free Store

Register now for Why Serve 2017

Holy Innocents Welcomes Alice Haulani Crowe

EYE17 Delegation Receives Huge Boost from Holy Nativity

Registration Now Open for 2017 New Community Clergy & Lay Conference

Transition in the Office of the Bishop (Ito)

Threat Against Preschool at Temple Emanu-El

EYE17 Hawai`i Youth Delegation Gearing Up for Oklahoma

Episcopal Lutheran Leaders Issue Ash Wednesday Message on Refugees

Curry/Jennings Take Lead in Supreme Court Brief on Transgender-Bathroom Policy

March 1, 2017:  Bishop's Ash Wednesday Message

Bishop's Reflection - Christian Life

Stewardship & Beyond  May 5 & 6

Called to Transformation: ABCD Facilitator Workshop
June 8-10

Presiding Bishop Calls for Support for the Good Friday Offering

Hui Pu 2017: S.W.A.G.  July 2-7



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Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Communications Contractor, News

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

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