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In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Message: A Reflection on Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation
+ Update: Strategic Plan 2017 Design Teams Forming
+ Cainguitan Selected to Attend General Convention
+ March For Our Lives on March 24
+ Bishops' Scholarships Applications
+ St. Clement's Host Speaker Libbie Schrader
+ Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training - O'ahu
+ Spring Sale at Good Samaritan
+ Presiding Bishop, Others Begin to Campaign to 'Reclaim Jesus' in US Culture
+ Holy Week Sermons 2018
+ Lenten Reflections from our Clergy
+ Countdown to the Golden Halo Round!
+ ECW Quiet Day 2018
+ Trinity's Da Clutter Sale
+ Workshop on Communications for Effective Church Ministry and Leadership on Maui
+ Empty Bowls Event 2018
+ Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo features the folks from St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wahiawa, who were delighted to spend time with the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham (seated at far right with lei). Graham, who is the Canon for Congregational Life and Leadership, recently donated a kidney to Diocesan Treasurer Peter Pereira, but hasn't slowed down a bit!  St. Stephen's Vicar is the Rev. Kaleo Patterson, seated second from left.  (Photo contributed by Patterson)


Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the
human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to
take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross,
giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant
that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share
in his resurrection; 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. 219

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Saturday, April 7
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Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Commission on Ministry 
9:00 AM-12:00 AM
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

Upcoming deadlines to apply for Diocesan Council Grants:
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018

Diocesan events header

Saturday, March 24, 2018
8:30 AM-2:00 PM
St. Anthony Retreat Center

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 

Speaker Libbie Schrader: Mary Magdalene in Gospel of John
Sunday, March 25, 8:45 AM & 11:45 AM
St. Clement's, Honolulu

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

April 20-22 (Exact date TBD), 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

May 4-6 (Exact date TBD)
Location TBD

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

May 11-13 (Exact date TBD)
Location TBD


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 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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March 23, 2018


Bishop's Message: A Reflection on Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation
In the past fifty years, the Episcopal Church has struggled with the place and purpose of the sacramental rite of Confirmation in our common life. As the Catechism (The Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer 1979) teaches: "The two great sacraments given by Christ to his Church are Holy Baptism and the Holy Eucharist" (page 857). These two Sacraments are thoroughly bound in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and are essential to the life of the Church. As the Catechism in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer (Church of England) put it regarding the number and meaning of these Sacraments: "Two only, as generally necessary to salvation; that is to say, Baptism, and the Supper of the Lord."
Confirmation is placed with ordination, holy matrimony, reconciliation of a penitent (private confession) and unction (anointing the sick) in the category of "sacramental rites" (see The Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer 1979, page 860). These rites are a means to strengthen the believer - a means of grace. They are not "Sacraments" necessary for the believer as marks of faith or essential to the Church. They are provided to aid the individual believer and strengthen the Church's common life.
Of the five sacramental rites, confirmation is the most problematic. What is its purpose and meaning in the 21st century? The Episcopal Church teaches that: "Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop" and that "[i]t is required of those to be confirmed that they have been baptized, are sufficiently instructed in the Christian Faith, are penitent for their sins, and are ready to affirm their confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord." (see The Episcopal Church's Book of Common Prayer 1979, page 860). Or as noted in the rubrics for the right itself: "In the course of their Christian development, those baptized at an early age are expected, when they are ready and have been duly prepared, to make a mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism and to receive the laying on of hands by the bishop. Those baptized as adults, unless baptized with laying on of hands by a bishop, are also expected to make a public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of their Baptism in the presence of a bishop and to receive the laying on of hands" (BCP 1979, page 412). Confirmation is an expectation for members of the Episcopal Church.
The Reverend James Turrell, professor of liturgy at the School of Theology of the University of the South, notes: "The 1979 Book of Common Prayer describes baptism as 'full initiation,' demoting the rite of confirmation from its previous status as the completion of the initiatory process.... [T]he revisers of the Book of Common Prayer [1979] tried initially to eliminate confirmation entirely... then created a repeatable rite of reaffirmation..., before allowing a non-repeatable confirmation rite to return by inches.... It is now a 'pastoral rite' that publicly marks the mature affirmation of faith made in the presence of the bishop" [ Celebrating the Rites of Initiation: A Practical Ceremonial Guide for Clergy and Other Liturgical Ministers (New York: Church Publishing, 2013), page 22]. He also notes that: "Confirmation is now joined by two cognate rites, reception and the reaffirmation of baptismal vows.... Liturgically, the two forms are virtually the same as confirmation: the only difference is in the formula said over the candidate and the omission of the rubric requiring an accompanying hand-laying at reception and reaffirmation, in contrast to confirmation" (Turrell, page 23). In practice, I administer confirmation, reception and reaffirmation with the laying on of hands as a sign of blessing.
As might be expected, the Episcopal Church is still trying to discern the place of Confirmation in our common life. Historically, Confirmation was understood to be something of a rite of passage for young adults. In fact, a person was expected to be Confirmed before receiving Holy Communion: "And there shall none be admitted to the Holy Communion, until such time as he be confirmed, or be ready and desirous to be confirmed" (BCP 1928, page 299). That is no longer the case and even infants receive a "taste" of the Sacrament at Baptism. My adult sons, for example, have no conscious memory of not being welcome at the Holy Table. Frankly, that is my hope for all children baptized in Episcopal churches.
In some other Christian traditions, local pastors administer confirmation. That has never been the case in the Episcopal Church (or in the Anglican tradition). I agree with Leonel Mitchell (the late professor of liturgy at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary) and Ruth Meyers (currently professor of liturgy at Church Divinity School of the Pacific): "There is a pastoral merit in having every Episcopalian come into personal contact with the bishop, and the rubric [directing all members of the Episcopal Church or individual congregations to seek confirmation as noted above] may be seen as enjoining an 'old Anglican custom,' but it is difficult to see the theological significance. One possible theological explanation would be that it is the baptism, not the person, which is being confirmed. This is not without historical precedent. Its origin lies in the recognition that the bishop is the normative minister of baptism, and that when a priest baptizes in place of the bishop, it is the bishop's prerogative to 'confirm' that action by personally receiving the baptizand's profession of faith and adding the episcopal benediction through the imposition of hands" [ Praying Shapes Believing: A Theological Commentary on The Book of Common Prayer (New York: Seabury Books, revised edition, 2016) page 139]. The bishop is the symbol of the Church Universal offering affirmation, welcome and blessing.
With this in mind, where are we now? These are my thoughts on the administration of Confirmation/Reaffirmation/Reception in the Diocese of Hawai'i:
  • If it is the congregational norm, I welcome all youth (age 13-15 depending on the maturity of the individual) to be presented for confirmation after appropriate preparation.
  • I hope (and even dare to expect) all adults (16 and older) who have become baptized members of a congregation to be presented for confirmation/reaffirmation/reception. Preparation of adults making this commitment is essential.
  • I prefer to administer the rite during Eastertide at Regional confirmation liturgies. Why?
    • First, I think the connection with the Paschal Mystery is best made in that most holy season. The tradition of congregational confirmations seems to me to disconnect the rite from Easter (the historic time for Baptism) and the seriousness of the liturgical act. I will, however, offer the rite at other times if candidates have been prepared and there is a pressing pastoral necessity, and other congregations in the region are invited to participate. Likewise, this rite can be administered at the Cathedral at the Easter Vigil or on Pentecost Sunday.
    • Second, I think it important to disconnect the rite from the local congregation in order to highlight the connection to both the Baptismal Covenant and the Church catholic. It is meant to be an expansion of the sense of 'ohana in Christ as well as to make pastoral connection with the bishop. I hope the regional gatherings help the candidates understand that their spiritual journey calls them beyond the local congregation into the broader Church and world.
    • Third, this is the one time a year that I ask congregations in a region to come together with me. As Bishop, this is the season in which I seek to be with the whole Diocese through the Regions. If it were practical, I might like to have diocesan Confirmation services at the Cathedral. Being a diocese of islands, that is not practical. Having the regional services provides a connection beyond the parochial setting of individual congregations. The Cathedral can still be the venue for the rite at the Easter Vigil and the 10:30 Pentecost Day Eucharist.
  • I look on all that is done in the rite (confirmation/reaffirmation/ reception) to be "reaffirmation" of our Baptism.
  • I hope all presented will have been prepared in the faith with a working knowledge of the Book of Common Prayer 1979 and the Holy Scripture (in translation, either the Common English Bible [my current preference, can be found online HERE] or the New Revised Standard Version). There are several programs available for youth and adult preparation.
  • Realistically, though less theologically, this rite is also a symbolic act of becoming a "full" part of the Episcopal Church. It has an element of denominational identity tied to the presentation before the bishop and its historic antecedents for Episcopalians/Anglicans. 
Please know, I welcome your comments on what I have written.
I have been asked if there might be a need for a diocesan-wide confirmation program (perhaps online and perhaps using available resources) for youth and adults. What do you think? Do we need common confirmation materials for the Diocese?
Lastly, I hope every Episcopalian will gather at the Regional confirmation/reaffirmation/reception liturgies as being locally planned. This is our opportunity to gather as Episcopalians on an island or in a region. Yes, this can be somewhat of a burden, especially on the Big Island (the very Region that initiated these regional gatherings in 2008), but I think that is an important part of our common life and I ask all churches to participate (and for the clergy to vest and take part). I look forward to gathering with you after Easter at these regional events. The schedule for the 2018 Confirmation liturgies are:
  • Maui: Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am at Trinity By-the-Sea
  • East Honolulu: Friday, April 20, 6:30 pm at Holy Nativity
  • Downtown Honolulu: Sunday April 22, 4:00 pm at St. Elizabeth's
  • Big Island: Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am at Holy Apostles
  • West Oahu: Date, time, and location TBD, weekend of May 4-6.
  • Windward Oahu: Date, time, and location TBD, weekend of May 4-6.
  • Kauai: Date, time, and location TBD, weekend of May 11-13.
Again, I look forward to being with the Diocese throughout April and May.
Yours faithfully,
From the Strategic Planning Manager, the Rev. Cn. Kate Cullinane:

Update Strategic Plan 2017: Design teams forming
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. The first meeting of the Design Teams will take place on Saturday, April 7, 2018. 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.
If you'd like to view the Strategic Plan, click HERE.  
Cainguitan Selected to Attend General Convention
Angela Cainguitan of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui has been selected to be a part of the Official Youth Presence at the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church, taking place this summer in Austin, Texas.  

A total of 16 youth, two from each Province, were chosen from a slate of 107 applicants, and Angela will be representing Province VIII.  Members of the Official Youth Presence are permitted seat and voice and will participate in committee hearings and floor debates.

Those who attended last year's Annual Meeting of Convention held at 'Iolani School, witnessed the passion and eloquence of Cainguitan during a presentation by the Hawai'i delegation who attended the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) in Oklahoma last July.  She received a standing ovation for her reflection about the Oklahoma City Bombing and Memorial Museum, and the impact it made on her life.  Angela is currently a senior in high school.

To read the Episcopal Church announcement, click HERE.
This Saturday!
March For Our Lives on March 24
Students and adults from St. Clement's, St. Elizabeth's and the Cathedral of St. Andrew will be joining thousands in Washington, D.C., this Saturday, March 24, for the March For Our Lives event.  The student-led march that was organized in the aftermath of the deadly shooting in a Parkland, FL  high school, is expected to bring over a half-million people together demanding that lawmakers address gun control.  Please keep them in your prayers for a safe trip and march.

Over 850 "sibling" marches are taking place around the world and in communities throughout the nation including several in Hawai'i on all the main islands. Visit the March For Our Lives website HERE to search for a gathering taking place near you.  

We would also appreciate photos and stories from participants to share with the rest of the Diocese. This is a witness that we need to share. Photos (with credit) and stories/reflections may be sent to news@episcopalhawaii.org. 
Hurry! Deadline to apply is April 4!
Bishops' Scholarships Applications

The Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available for students for the 2018-2019 school year:
  • Bishop's Scholarship Fund - Students entering kindergarten to grade 12 entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time.
  • The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund - Children of clergy under the age of 24 who are canonically resident and domiciled in the Diocese of Hawai'i.
The submission deadline is Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 4:00 PM. For more information, eligibility requirements and to download the application packet, click  HERE.  Should you have any questions, please   e-mail Irina Martikainen, or call (808) 536-7776, x302.
St. Clement's Hosts Speaker Libbie Schrader
The Parish of St. Clement will be hosting Libbie Schrader, who will be presenting her research on Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of John. Schrader, who is a doctoral candidate in New Testament at Boston University's School of Theology, recently had her research published in the Harvard Theological Review (July 2017).  Schrader will be speaking on Sunday, March 24, in two presentations: Introductions to Manuscripts at 8:45 AM, and John II presentation at 11:45 AM.  St. Clement's is located at 1515 Wilder Avenue in Honolulu.  For more information, view the flyer 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.
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.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop, Others Begin to Campaign to 'Reclaim Jesus' in US Culture
[Episcopal News Service] A group of Protestant and Roman Catholic leaders, including Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, have begun what they call a campaign to "reclaim Jesus" from those who they believe are using Christian theology for political gain.

"We are living through perilous and polarizing times as a nation, with a dangerous crisis of moral and political leadership at the highest levels of our government and in our churches," say  the 23 signers of the statement. "We believe the soul of the nation and the integrity of faith are now at stake."

The group says the church's role is to change the world through the life and love of Jesus Christ, while the government should serve the common good by protecting justice and peace, rewarding good behavior while restraining bad behavior. "When that role is undermined by political leadership, faith leaders must stand up and speak out," the signers say, citing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who said the church is the conscience of the state, not its master or its servant.

"Reclaiming Jesus: A Confession of Faith in a Time of Crisis" offers six "affirmations" of what the group, currently 23 strong, believes, "and the resulting rejections of practices and policies by political leaders which dangerously corrode the soul of the nation and deeply threaten the public integrity of our faith.  READ MORE
Holy Week Sermons 2018: New Resource for Worship, Reflections, Meditation
A new resource, Holy Week Sermons 2018, is an ideal companion for Holy Week devotions.  The 28-page Holy Week Sermons 2018 is designed for public and personal use for group discussions, personal meditations, reflections, and devotional reading by preachers, groups, individuals, adults and youth.

Prepared through the Episcopal Church's popular Sermons That Work, the resource is designed for use throughout Holy Week to follow Jesus through the streets of Jerusalem, to Gethsemane, to the foot of the cross, and toward the joy of Easter.

Included are resources for Palm Sunday through the Great Vigil, all presented in different voices by the cadre of writers from Sermons That Work.  Topics are Sacrifice; Leave Her Alone. She's Telling The Truth; Let Go Into Jesus; At the End Of This Week; To The End; The Passion According To John. The Easter Vigil is St. John Chrysostom's Paschal Sermon.

Holy Week Sermons 2018 is available at no fee and is available for downloading HERE.

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Lenten Reflections from Our Clergy

This Lenten season, clergy from around the diocese are sharing daily reflections (except for Sunday) based on the Lectionary readings for that day. The short video reflections, which began on Ash Wednesday with a video post from Bishop Fitzpatrick, are posted daily on the Diocese's Facebook page HERE, and can also be accessed through the diocesan website HERE.  During this Season of Lent, start off your day with a thoughtful message from our clergy.
Countdown to the Golden Halo Round!

The battle for the Golden Halo is nearly here!  Be sure to visit the Lent Madness website to vote for your favorite Saint in the running, and more importantly, get to know a little more about each of the Saints that have made it this far. To learn more about Lent Madness and to view the rundown, visit the Lent Madness website HERE .
ECW Quiet Day 2018

The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Hawai'i will be holding their annual Quiet Day Retreat on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi Valley, beginning at 8:30 AM.  The theme for this year's event is "Surrendering to the Love of God," and the retreat's spiritual guide will be the Rev. Alison Dingley.  The cost is $20 and includes lunch and materials. For more information, e-mail Louise Aloy or call (808) 264-9830, or e-mail Laurie Lee, (808) 779-7968.
This Saturday!
Trinity's Da Clutter Sale

Trinity Episcopal By-the-Sea in Kihei, Maui, will be holding their annual rummage sale now renamed "Da Clutter Sale" on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 7:00 AM-2:00 PM. They are currently accepting donations of "just about anything" but no large gym equipment or TVs.  Trinity is located at 100 Kulanihakoi Street in Kihei. If you have any questions, contact Barb at (808) 874-3728 or (808) 268-9564.
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.
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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.  
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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 

March 12, 2018: Special Announcements - Student Walkout & Solemn Bell Ringing

Castro Pasalo Attending UNCSW

March For Our Lives

Update from the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham

Empty Bowls 2018

Presiding Bishop on Parkland Shooting

Memorial Plaque Dedication at the Cathedral

Strategic Planning Manager to help with the Design Teams

Lenten Reflections from Our Clergy

Hui Pu Lowers Fees, Adds Early Registration

Church Leaders Express Grief, Call for Action

Presiding Bishop Calls for Good Friday Offering

Bishop's Message for Lent 2018

More Lenten Resources

Lent Madness Begins!

Second Update on Peter Pereira

Traveling the Jesus Movement

Register Now for Evangelism Matters Conference

Update on Peter Pereira

Bishops' Scholarships Applications

2018 Lenten Resources

Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018

Letter from the Presiding Bishop and President of House of Deputies



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