Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Costa Joins Office of the Bishop
+ Called to Transformation: ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop
+ Convention XLIX
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - Kaua'i
+ Farewell Faithful Servant Dot Shigemura
+ The Global Prayer Movement: Thy Kingdom Come
+ Call to Prayer, Fasting and Advocacy
+ Full Communion Proposal of Episcopal Church-United Methodist
+ Bishop of Manchester Offers Prayers After Suicide Attack
+ Hui Pu 2017: S.W.A.G.
+ St. Paul's Summer Bazaar
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
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This issue's header features the folks from Grace Episcopal on Molokai, who kicked off this year's annual Regional Confirmation ceremonies on Sunday, April 23. Photos from all the Confirmation ceremonies around the Diocese will be featured in the upcoming June E-Chronicle. (Photo by "George" as contributed by Fr. John Lunn)


Seventh Sunday of Easter
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son
Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to
strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior
Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 226

Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, June 17, 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
9:00  AM - 3:00 PM
Diocesan Conference Room
(Note longer time)

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of the month.
 Next due dates: 
June 30
July 28
Diocesan events header
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

August 27-29, 2017
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
More info coming soon...

49th Annual Meeting of Convention & Education Day
October 20 & 21, 2017
'Iolani School, Honolulu
More info coming soon...

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

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. Paul's Summer Bazaar
June 24 & 25, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM both days
Davies Hall, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


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

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

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
Saturday, June 3, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a


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

Regional Confirmation Maui
Saturday, May 27, 3:00 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
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
For more info: (808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:   (808) 323-3429

Vacation Bible School
July 24-28
St. James, Kamuela
For more info: (808) 885-4923

Queen Liliu'okalani Centennial Memorial Service
Saturday, November 11
Holy Apostles, Hilo
More info to come... 

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May 26, 2017


Costa Joins Office of the Bishop
The Office of the Bishop is delighted to welcome its newest member of the staff, Rae Costa. As the Business Manager, she will handle diocesan properties and spaces, help Treasurer Peter Pereira with business and finance affairs, and also coordinate special events such as the Annual Meeting of Convention. 

Prior to her new role, Rae was the Supply Chain Manager for Diamond Bakery, and also worked for Wilson Food Service.

"If the name sounds familiar," says Rae, "my better half is Deacon Steve Costa."  They currently worship at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, but she has served as Senior/Bishop's Warden at St. Timothy's in Aiea for several years.  

"I plan to bring both my work and church experiences to this new position," continues Rae. "I look forward to meeting you over the phone or when you stop by the office!"

Rae can be reached at (808) 536-7776, ext. 326, or by e-mail.
Hurry! Deadline to Register is May 31!
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.
Mark your calendars!

The 49th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i will be held on on the grounds of 'Iolani School in Honolulu, beginning with the Convention Eucharist on Friday afternoon, October 20, 2017, and followed by the meeting on Saturday, October 21.

Preparations for the meeting, an education day on Friday, and related events are underway. Up-to-date information will be posted on the Convention webpage HERE  as it is made available. For now:
  • Start working on your resolutions.
  • Consider throwing your hat into the ring for Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, Cathedral Chapter or Secretary of the Convention. Nomination forms will be posted soon.
  • Information regarding the Annual Meeting will be mailed out soon to all delegates.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Rae Costa at (808) 536-7776, ext. 326, or e-mail her.


Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - Kaua'i

There will be a Eucharistic Minister/Visitor training workshop on Kaua'i on Saturday, June 3, 2017, beginning at 9:00 AM. The Eucharistic Minister portion will conclude at 11:00 AM, and Eucharistic Visitors will be required to stay until 12:00 PM for additional training. The workshop will be held at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Kapa'a.  For more information and to register, click HERE.
Farewell Faithful Servant Dot Shigemura
(The following is from an e-mail message by Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick that was released on May 12.)

Dot Shigemura died on Wednesday, May 3, after a long struggle with cancer. Many in the Diocese will know her as an active lay leader (including as Bishop's Warden) at St. Nicholas Church, Kapolei, and from various Diocesan governance groups (including the Standing Committee) and committees (including the Compensation Review Committee).  Dot was a woman of passionate faith with keen organizational and leadership skills.  Her father, the Rev. Richard Kim, was the Rector of Good Shepherd Church, Wailuku, from 1977 to 1981.  Dot is survived by her husband, Kelvin, and two sons, Schuyler and Drake.
Notes of condolence may be sent to:  2108 Puualii Place,  Honolulu, HI 96822
A Requiem Eucharist was celebrated in remembrance of Dot on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu.    
ALMIGHTY AND ETERNAL GOD, to whom there is never any prayer made without hope of mercy, be merciful to the soul of your faithful servant, Dot, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that she and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of thy saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.   
Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

The Global Prayer Movement: Thy Kingdom Come
Ascension Day to Pentecost

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has introduced a new prayer movement, Thy Kingdom Come, that will run for 10 days, from Ascension Day, May 25, to Pentecost, June 4. 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry encourages all of us to pray in a video that can be viewed HERE. To learn more about this movement, visit the website HERE that also contains prayer resources for churches, individuals, and families/young people.
A Call to Prayer, Fasting and Advocacy
Episcopal Presiding Bishop and ELCA Presiding Bishop Issue Joint Statement

[May 18, 2017]  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement calling for prayer, fasting and advocacy.

The statement,  For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy, calls for fasting on the 21 st of each month through December 2018, at which time the 115 th Congress will conclude.

The 21st of each month is targeted because by that time each month, 90% of SNAP (formerly food stamp) benefits have been used, thereby causing the last week of the month as the hungry week in America.
The fast will launch with a group of national and local leaders doing a three-day fast together May 21-23. These leaders include Presiding Bishop Curry, Presiding Bishop Eaton, and leadership throughout the Episcopal Church.

Click on the image above to view the video by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
Full Communion Proposal of Episcopal Church-United Methodist: A Gift to the World - Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokeness

[May 17, 2017]  The Episcopal Church - United Methodist Dialogue group have prepared  A Gift to the World: Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokenness; The Episcopal Church and The United Methodist Church - A Proposal for Full Communion , the result of dialogue for a formal full-communion relationship.

In a recent letter, Bishop Frank Brookhart of Montana, Episcopal Church co-chair of the committee, with Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, the United Methodist Church, Ohio West Episcopal Area, offered, "The relationships formed over these years of dialogue, and the recognition that there are presently no theological impediments to unity, paved the way for this current draft proposal." The entire letter is  HERE

A Gift to the World: Co-Laborers for the Healing of Brokenness; The Episcopal Church and The United Methodist Church - A Proposal for Full Communion, is located  HERE. 

In the coming months, opportunities for feedback, regional gatherings, and discussions will be slated.  Additional related information, including historical documents, is available  HERE.

The work of the Episcopal-United Methodist Dialogue is enabled by two General Convention resolutions  HERE and  HERE.

For more information contact the Rev.  Margaret Rose, Episcopal Church Deputy for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.

(Photo above is of the Dialogue Committee that met in Charlotte, North Carolina in April, from the Episcopal News Service.)
Bishop of Manchester Offers Prayers After Suicide Attack
(May 23, 2015 - Anglican Communion News Service) The Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, has issued the following statement after the attack at a concert venue in Manchester in northern England in which twenty two people were killed and fifty nine injured:

"Today is a day to mourn the dead, to pray with their families and with the injured, and to reaffirm our determination that those who murder and maim will never defeat us.

Like other great cities, Manchester is an obvious target for terrorists to choose. What makes this latest atrocity particularly dreadful is the deliberate choice of a concert known to attract very young fans. Many lives will be lived out, impacted by this tragedy for long years to come. Others have had decades of life ripped away from them.

There is a proper anger and rage in the face of events like this. Our challenge will be to direct that rage and anger to be a force for good. We will rally around the victims and their families. We will unite across our diversity, drawing close especially to any that the terrorists would seek to separate us from. And we will rebuild and repair the damage to our city, as we have done before. 

Today is a day to mourn, and I would ask churches throughout Greater Manchester and beyond to make space and time for people who wish to come into their buildings and  pray.  But today is also a day to begin our response. A response that will crush terrorism not by violence but by the power of love. A love which Christians celebrate especially now in Eastertide.
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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.  The camp dates and costs are as follows:
  • AHE (9-12 years): July 2 - July 5, $350 
  • LOKAHI (13-24 years): July 2 - July 6, $450 
  • `OPIO (15-18 years): July 2 - July 7, $550
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 Seini Lino, Programs Director, at (808) 637-6241, or e-mail her .
St. Paul's Summer Bazaar
Accepting donations beginning June 18
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Honolulu will be holding their summer bazaar on June 24 and 25, 2017, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM both days.

Declutter your house, and consider donating items to St. Paul's. They will be accepting new or gently used clothing, shoes, linen, bathroom articles, kitchen items, pots, pans and other household gadgets.  Please, NO large appliances (fridge, washer/dryer) or large furniture (bed, couches). They will be accepting items beginning on Sunday, June 18, at Davies Hall located next to the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  For more information and collection dates, download the flyer HERE, or contact Phyllis Miller at (808) 497-5848.
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 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 

Hospice Hawai'i's Family Bereavement Camp  June 9-11

St. Timothy's Offers Summer Music Program

St. Paul's Summer Bazaar June 24

Jennifer Baskerville Burrows Becomes 11th Bishop of Indianapolis and First Black Woman to Lead an Episcopal Diocese

Holy Week and Easter Sunday Photos

Bishop Todd Ousley Names Bishop for Office of Pastoral Development

April 13, 2017: Bishop's Easter Message 2017

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

St. John the Baptist's new Saturday Free Store

Holy Innocents Welcomes Alice Haulani Crowe

EYE17 Delegation Receives Huge Boost from Holy Nativity

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



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