Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Holy Innocents Welcome Alice Haulani Crowe
+ Deadline Approaching: Warden Boot Camp!
+ EYE17 Hawai`i Youth Delegation Receives Huge Boost from Holy Nativity
+ Trinity Rummage Sale this Saturday
+ Transition Ministry
+ Registration Now Open for 2017 New Community Clergy and Lay Conference
+ Episcopal Migration Ministries Launches Fundraising Campaign
+ Nominations Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Positions
+ Stewardship University: Stewardship & Beyond
+ Called to Transformation: ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop
+ Episcopal Church Young Adults, Campus Ministries Grant Applications Available
+ Hui Pu 2017: S.W.A.G.
+ Episcopal Church Scholarship Applications for 2017-2018
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
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This issue's header features the Bishop with Sister Barbara Jean Brown, who led a mini-retreat at the recent Clergy Education Day at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The day began with the annual Chrism Mass at St. Peter's. Be sure to read more about this in the upcoming E-Chronicle. (Photo by Sybil Nishioka) 


Fourth Sunday in Lent
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down
from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world:
Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in
him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. 

Book of Common Prayer
p. 219

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your

Due to Holy Week and Easter, governance meetings will be taking place a week earlier than normally scheduled. 

Saturday, April 8, 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

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of the month.
 Next due dates: 
March 31
April 28
Diocesan events header
Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
St. Anthony's Retreat, Honolulu

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
(Davies Hall), Honolulu

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

Lenten 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

Good Samaritan Spring Rummage Sale
Saturday, March 25, 8:00 AM
Good Samaritan, Honolulu
(808) 735-5944


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



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

Trinity Rummage Sale
Saturday, March 25, 7:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
(808) 879-0161



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





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March 23, 2017


Holy Innocents Welcomes Alice Haulani Crowe

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Lahaina, Maui, welcomed their newest member, Alice Haulani Crowe. Alice, the daughter of their Vicar, the Rev. Amy Crowe and husband James, was born on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Maui Memorial Medical Center. She joins big brother Jim to their happy family! Congratulations to the Crowe family and Holy Innocents!   (Photo from the Holy Innocents weekly e-news.)
Deadline Approaching ~ Register Now!!!

Senior/Bishop's Wardens and Junior Wardens are invited to our Warden Boot Camp! Whether you're a returning warden or brand new, we want to  help you spiritually and practically prepare for the year ahead -- and get to know other wardens from around the diocese to boot! (You're not alone!) 

Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:30 AM (Registration) through 4:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall*
(*Please note the change in venue from the Von Holt Room)

Cost is only $15 and includes lunch.  For more information and to register, visit the event webpage  HERE. Airfare for wardens on neighbor islands is covered. E-mail Sharon Billingsley to make your flight arrangements. Deadline to register is April 12. If you have any questions, e-mail the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham.
EYE17 Hawai`i Youth Delegation Receives Huge Boost from Holy Nativity!
The youth delegation that is preparing for the triennial Episcopal Youth Event in Oklahoma this July, just received a huge donation from the folks at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Aina Haina! Through their Nellie Hartman Trust Fund, the Vestry approved a $10,000 grant towards the trip that will go a long way to cover expenses for the delegation of 14 high school youth and three chaperones. 

"The mission statement of EYE17 could have been written by Nellie Hartman," said Ed Moore on behalf of the Holy Nativity Vestry.  "It is exactly what she wanted her bequest to support."  

They hope that this gift will stimulate others in the Diocese and other mainline Protestant sects to apply for grants under the Nellie Hartman fund which generates approximately $26,000 each year.

Meanwhile the youth representatives have been actively fundraising with car washes, bake sales, etc., and in April, there will be a t-shirt fundraiser where anyone can purchase shirts on-line and support our youth. Hopefully, out-of-pocket expenses will be kept to a minimum with their hard work and the generous support of their diocesan family.

Mahalo nui loa to Holy Nativity and to everyone in the Diocese for supporting our youth!
Trinity Rummage Sale this Saturday, March 25
Trinity Episcopal Church By-the-Sea in Kihei, will be holding a rummage sale on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM. There will be tons of great items for sale including furniture.  

Trinity is located at 100 Kulanihakoi Street in Kihei. For more information, call the church office at (808) 879-0161.
Transition Ministry Info on Website

There are several churches in the Diocese going through different stages of transition, and the status and information about them can be found on the Diocese's Transition Ministry page HERE. Pictured above, Christ Memorial on Kaua`i and Holy Apostles on the Big Island of Hawai`i have recently begun accepting names for Vicar and Priest-in-Charge respectively, and others listed on the webpage are in the process of preparing a church profile.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Registration Now Open for 2017 New Community Clergy and Lay Conference

Registration is now open for the popular Episcopal Church New Community Clergy and Lay Conference, slated for July 19-22 at Camp Allen, Navasota, TX (Diocese of Texas). The theme is Affirming Life, Liberty and Justice.

In light of current issues such as the deportation of undocumented immigrants, the banning of refugees based on religion, the Standing Rock Reservation and the Dakota Access Pipeline, Black Lives Matter, mass incarceration and human trafficking, this conference is timely and pertinent.

Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Ethnic Ministries Offices, the New Community Clergy and Lay Conference is a gathering of Asian, Black, Latino/Hispanic and Native American clergy and lay leaders that will provide a safe place to explore mission in ethnic ministries, share resources, best practices, hopes and dreams, needs and concerns, suffering and joy in the context of being the New Community. 

"The New Community Clergy and Lay Conference is a venue for us to learn from one another as we strive to live together as the beloved community," said the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, Episcopal Church Director of Ethnic Ministries Department.

The Conference will include plenary sessions and workshops addressing current issues as well as ethnic-specific meetings, inter-ethnic and cross cultural conversations, and multicultural worship.

Registration is available  HERERegistration deadline is June 7.
Episcopal Migration Ministries Launches Fundraising Campaign
[March 13, 2017-Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release]  Episcopal Migration Ministries , the refugee resettlement agency of the Episcopal Church, invites participation in supporting its life-saving work through Stand To Support Refugees, a fundraising campaign to maintain a strong, viable ministry network to welcome those fleeing war, violence and persecution. Donations to Stand To Support Refugees will help strengthen important ministry to some of the most vulnerable throughout the world.

On March 6, 2017, President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order with elements that include: suspending refugee resettlement for 120 days; cutting the previously determined number of refugees to be resettled in the United States for the current year from 110,000 to 50,000; and prohibiting entry for most nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 90 days.

"The executive order will disrupt the promise of hope and safety for the most vulnerable children, women and men," noted the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, director of Episcopal Migration Ministries. "Episcopal Migration Ministries is committed to embracing the command of Jesus, and his definition of neighbor. We recognize that there is little to fear from those who have themselves fled violence for fear of their lives. We respect and value the dignity of every human being. Our interest is only in being 'neighbor' to those who need to know peace and comfort."  READ MORE
Nominations Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Positions, Committees and Boards
Nominations are now being accepted for various Episcopal Church positions, committees or boards that will be elected during the next General Convention.

The Episcopal Church  Joint Standing Committee for Nominations for General Convention has issued a call for nominations for five positions. Elections will take place at the 79th General Convention, to be held in Austin, TX, Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018.

Nominations are accepted for the following committees/boards:
Information is available HEREApplication deadline is May 10.  For more information contact  [email protected] .
Coming in May
Stewardship University: Stewardship & Beyond

This year's annual Stewardship University will take 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. (Note: Correction in times.)

This year's theme is "How Clergy and Lay Leaders Can Create Stronger Congregations." Over the past few decades, the culture in which we live has become increasingly indifferent to religious expression. Religious leaders who garner public attention often preach a gospel of exclusion, rather than all souls being God's children.  The result is that ministry in any form, for clergy and lay leaders alike, is exponentially more difficult than in years past.

This year's Stewardship University will be led by Michael Durall, who has authored numerous books on congregational organization, development and stewardship. He co-authored Making the Pledge Drive Obsolete with the Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek, who led our previous Stewardship University events. His most recent book is Don't Wait Until the Pastor Leaves: Planning for Ministerial Transition Helps Ensure that One Successful Minister Follows Another.

Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to sign up as teams to strengthen their stewardship programs. Participants will gain a common understanding of stewardship possibilities and reap the benefits all year long! 

For more information and to register, click HERE.
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.
Episcopal Church Young Adults, Campus Ministries Grant Applications Available
[March 2, 2017] Applications are now accepted for grants to assist with young adults and campus ministries in the  Episcopal Church.

Grants are intended to provide funding for an Episcopal ministry (or ecumenical ministry with an Episcopal presence) in a diocese, congregation, or community college/tribal college/university campus that is currently engaging or seeking a new relationship with young adults on and off college campuses.

Grants are for the 2017-18 academic year.  A total of $128,000 is available for this cycle, with a total of $400,000 available this triennium.

The applications is available  HERE Deadline for submitting grants is April 10 by 10 pm Eastern.  There are three categories of grants:

Leadership Grant: to establish a new, restore a dormant, or reenergize a current campus ministry. Grant will range from $20,000-$30,000 and can be used over a two-year period.   READ MORE
Save the date! Summer Youth Camp
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 [email protected].

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 .
Episcopal Church Scholarship Applications for 2017-2018
[February 28, 2017] Applications are now being accepted for educational scholarships from the  Episcopal Church for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The scholarships are derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors through bequests to the Episcopal Church.  The scholarships assist students who are mostly enrolled in theological education and training.

Scholarships are available for educational training for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other groups covering a wide range of eligibility.

Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Episcopal Church Director of Investment Management and Banking, explained that the scholarship amounts vary according to the availability of payouts from the funds.  The maximum is $10,000.

The lists of trust funds and scholarships as well as application and key information can be found HERE.
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.  


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

the latest February 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 

Transition in the Office of the Bishop (Ito)

Threat Against Preschool at Temple Emanu-El

EYE17 Hawai`i Youth Delegation Gearing Up for Oklahoma

St. Peter's Offers Thursday Lenten Jazz Vespers

Episcopal Lutheran Leaders Issue Ash Wednesday Message on Refugees

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

Episcopal Church Scholarships and Young Adult Campus Ministries Now Accepting Applications

March 1, 2017:  Bishop's Ash Wednesday Message

Bishop's Reflection - Christian Life

Reserve Your Camp Mokule`ia Summer Weekend Now!

Stewardship University  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

Daughters of the King Quiet Day  March 25

Good Sam Spring Rummage Sale March 25

Office of the Bishop Welcomes New Staff

Warden Boot Camp April 22

Staying Informed and Involved with the Homeless/Houseless in Hawai`i

Statement from the Presiding Bishop to President Trump

Episcopalians to Focus on Global Needs for ERD

Church Resources Offered by ECF

Godly Play Offers Commuter Core Classes

Applications Being Accepted for Conant Grants



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Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Communications Contractor, News

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