Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ A Celebration of the Life of The Rt. Rev. Richard S. O. Chang
+ Memorial Service for The Rev. Rudolph "Rudy" Duncan
+ Convention XLIX Updates
+ Community Education Workshop
+ Human Trafficking Forum
+ Organ Concert at St. Christopher's
+ Emmanuel's Chocolate Extravaganza
+ Godly Play Potluck
+ Presiding Bishop's Message on Hurricane Harvey
+ Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies President on DACA
+ Applications Being Accepted for UTO Young Adult, Seminarian Grants
+ Applications Being Accepted for Delegates to the United National Commission on the Status of Women
+ Applications Being Accepted for 2017 Jubilee Grants
+ Applications Being Accepted for Official Youth Presence
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This issue's header photo is a group shot of our clergy at the annual Clergy Retreat that took place on Kaua'i last month. Sister Barbara Jean "BJ" Brown pictured at far left, was the guest speaker at the event. Be sure to read more about this in an upcoming issue of the E-Chronicle. (Photo contributed by Rev. Bruce DeGooyer)


Proper 18
Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as
you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength,
so you never forsake those who make their boast of your
mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 233

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, September 16, 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
Diocesan Conference Room

Diocesan events header

September 7, 2017
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

Saturday, September 9, 2017
11:00 AM
(Visitation 9:30 AM-11:00 AM)
St. John's By-the-Sea

Sunday, September 17, 2017
4:00 PM
(2:00-4:00 PM Visitation)
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

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
Updated day and time:
Ongoing Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 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. Christopher's Beach Mass and Potluck
Sunday, September 10, 9:30 AM 
Kailua Beach Park, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

Community Education Workshop
Monday, September 11, 6:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Honolulu
For more info: (808) 373-3232

Human Trafficking Forum
Sunday, September 17, 11:30 AM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Organ Concert Featuring Dan Werning
Sunday, September 24, 4:00 PM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

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

Godly Play Potluck at St. Christopher
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:00 PM
St. Christopher, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176


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'
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:  Nancee Cline  (808) 324-1192

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:

Part-time Music/Choral Director
Holy Nativity, Honolulu

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September 6, 2017


Please pray for all those affected and in the path of Hurricane Irma...
Prayer for Preparedness and Response 
O God, our times are in your hand.  In the midst of uncertainty lead us by your never-failing grace as we seek to be agents of healing and hope.  Walk with us through difficult times; watch over us in danger; and give to us a spirit of love and compassion for those who suffer and mourn.  And finally remind us that you have promised never to leave us so that even in the valley of the shadow of death your love may be felt, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  AMEN. 
- The Rev. Lyndon Harris, from the  Episcopal Diocese of New York Disaster Preparedness Plan

A Celebration of the Life of
The Rt. Rev. Richard S. O. Chang

A Celebration of the Life of the Rt. Rev. Richard S. O. Chang, the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Hawai'i, will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, located at 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu.

Family Visitation is from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 PM. The service will begin at 4:00 PM. Reception to follow.

Continue to keep Bishop Chang's wife Dee and daughters Holly and Hannah in your prayers.

The Chang family has requested that in lieu of flowers or monetary gifts, donations be made to The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund. Your donations can be made online through the Diocesan website HERE, or by check made out to: "The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i" with a notation for the "Chang Fund" on the memo line, and mailed to the Office of the Bishop (see below).

Notes of condolence may be sent to the Office of the Bishop, addressed to:

Mrs. Dee Chang
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
Memorial Service for 
The Rev. Rudolph "Rudy" Duncan
Celebration of Life services for the Rev. Rudolph "Rudy" Atherton Duncan will be held at St. John's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, located at 47-074 Lihikai Drive in Kaneohe, on September 9, 2017. Visitation begins at 9:30 AM, and services will commence at 11:00 AM. Private Burial services will take place at a later date.

Fr. Rudy Duncan died on Monday, August 14, 2017.  He served as the 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). Father Rudy retired from active priesthood in 1991. 
If you'd like information about parking, etc., please call St. John's By-the-Sea office at (808) 239-7198. Notes of condolence may be sent to his widow:

Mrs. Ulu Duncan
46-082 Puulena St, #1221
Kaneohe, HI 96744
49th Annual Meeting of Convention
Deadline TODAY, September 6:
  • Early reduced registration 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 .

Travel Arrangements: If you are an authorized traveler on a neighbor island, remember to book your air travel. E-mail airtravel@episcopalhawaii.org to make your reservation.

Volunteer: Lots of opportunities to volunteer are available.  Visit the volunteer webpage HERE.  Meals are provided!

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 .
Community Education Workshop at Holy Nativity
Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Honolulu will be hosting a special community education workshop entitiled What Students Need to Succeed: Building Resilience, on Monday, September 11, 2017, at 6:00 PM.

Dr. Jason Keifer explains the importance of resilience and answers questions about ways to help children develop this essential quality.  Though it can be difficult to see a child disappointed or frustrated, in fact, working through setbacks or difficulties is one of the most empowering experiences a child will ever have. 

Jyo Bridgewater, Principal of Holy Nativity School, discusses how schools have an important role to play in this critical work.  Questions may be submitted in advance to Bridgewater by e-mail, or call (808) 
373-3232 for more information.  
Human Trafficking Forum at St. Mark's

St. Mark's monthly Rector's Forum will feature speakers from Ho'ola Na Pua, who will be speaking about the renewal of trafficked girls, through health, education, advocacy and reintegration.  The Forum will take place on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 11:30 AM.

The Rector's Forum is a community gathering that takes place at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, located 539 Kapahulu Avenue in Honolulu. Each month, guest speakers are invited to help inform the community about a variety of issues. A Q&A period follows each presentation.  For more information, click HERE.
Organ Concert at St. Christopher's
St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Kailua will be wrapping up their summer organ concert series on Sunday, September 24, 2017, at 4:00 PM.  Dan Werning, will be the featured organist.

Their first summer concert featured Mark Wong and Katherine Crosier and the newly refurbished organ was dedicated.  In July, their second concert brought Joey Fala, who put on a wonderful performance. 

St. Christopher's is located at 93 North Kainalu Drive in Kailua.  The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the church office at (808) 262-8176.
Tickets Now Available!
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.  
Godly Play Potluck at St. Christopher's
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All are invited to attend a Godly Play potluck gathering at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua on Sunday, October 15, from 4:00 to 6:30 PM.  Jenny Wallace, the Godly Play Foundation Trainer for Hawai'i, will lead a Godly Play story followed by a meal.  Please bring a dish to share.

St. Christopher's is located at 93 North Kainalu Drive in Kailua. For more information, contact the St. Christopher Church Office at (808) 262-8167.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop's Message on Hurricane Harvey

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry released a video message on Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017.  To view the video and the text of his message, click on the image above.

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[September 6, 2017]   Hurricane Harvey, the first major storm of the 2017 hurricane season, caused heavy rain and catastrophic flooding as it hovered over Houston, Galveston and other parts of Texas and Louisiana in late August. More than 60 deaths have been reported to date. This powerful storm first made landfall on August 25 as a category 4 hurricane with record rainfall. After downgrading to a tropical storm several days later, it devastated cities and towns throughout Texas.

Episcopal Relief & Development is working in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas to provide gift cards to families in impacted communities along the southern Texas Coast. These gift cards will enable people to purchase food, water and basic hygiene products as well as cleaning supplies, power tools and other equipment. READ MORE
Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies President on DACA:  We stand with the Dreamers and will do all that we can to support them
[September 5, 2017] Epis copal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have issued the following statement concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA):

Today our hearts are with those known as the Dreamers-those young women and men who were brought to this country as children, who were raised here and whose primary cultural and country identity is American. We believe that these young people are children of God and deserve a chance to live full lives, free from fear of deportation to countries that they may have never known and whose languages they may not speak. As people of faith, our obligation is first to the most vulnerable, especially to children. In this moment, we are called by God to protect Dreamers from being punished for something they had no agency in doing. READ MORE
Applications Being Accepted for United Thank Offering Young Adult, Seminarian Grants for 2018
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[September 5, 2017] Applications are now being accepted for the 2018  United Thank Offering grants: 10 grants of $2500 for young adults; and 10 grants of $2500 to seminarians.

The focus of the grants is  The Jesus Movement: Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care.

The United Thank Offering is a gratitude ministry of the  Episcopal Church to support innovative mission and ministry in the whole Church. Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering awards grants for new projects and programs that address innovative approaches to ministries within their communities that meet the stated focus for the year.

Young Adult and Seminarian grants are awarded within the Episcopal Church only.   Complete guidelines, application forms and information are available  HERE.

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

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.  Deadline to apply is September 15, 2017.

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.

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
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Applications are now accepted for the 2017 Jubilee Ministry grants to further the mission and ministry of the  Episcopal Church.

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.
Applications Being Accepted for Official Youth Presence at Episcopal Church General Convention 2018
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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.  Questions should be directed to Bronwyn Clark Skov at bskov@episcopalchurch.org or 646-242-1421.  


In case you missed it, click on the image above to read

the latest August 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 

September 2, 2017:  Special Announcement -  A Celebration of the Life of The Rt. Rev. Richard S. O. Chang

August 30, 2017:  Special Announcement -  Death of Bishop Richard S. O. Chang

August 27, 2017: Special Announcement - Hurricane Harvey

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

Applications Being Accepted for Official Youth Presence

Applications Being Accepted for Delegates to the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Applications Being Accepted for 2017 Jubilee Grants

Announcements from the Office of the Bishop: Pereira/Casey

Speaking the Word Freely

Convention XLIX Updates

Emmanuel's Chocolate Extravaganza October 7

St. John's Kula Festival September 23

Anglican Primate Joins Christian Leaders in Jerusalem

Congratulations Reverends Castro Pasalo!

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



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Communications Contractor, News

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776