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In This Issue:
+ Transitons in the Office of the Bishop
+ Clergy Transitions
+ Celebration of New Ministry: Pasalo
+ 2nd Annual Music Conference
+ EYE17: Path to Peace
+ Episcopal Service Corps
+ St. Peter's Offers a Special Christmas Jazz Vespers
+ 11th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival Coming Up!
+ Presiding Bishop Curry's Christmas Message 2016
+ Application Deadline Nearing for 2017-2018 Young Adult Service Corps Placement
+ Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific
+ 2017 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Being Accepted
+ Apply Now for 2017 Roanridge Trust Award Grants
+ Last Chance for Province 8 Youth Network Scholarships
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate
+ Support the Diocese Through AmazonSmile
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
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This issue's header photo was taken during the Diocese's Enculturation Day on Saturday, December 10, at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu. Clergy and Waiolaihui'ia students gathered together for a day immersed in Hawaiian and local culture. Pictured is the group being taught ti leaf lei making by Auntie Euphemia from The Cathedral of St. Andrew. Be sure to read more about this in an upcoming issue of the E-Chronicle. (Photo by Haaheo Guanson)


Fourth Sunday of Advent
Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation,
that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a
mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 212

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Joint Meeting of the 
Standing Committee and Diocesan Council
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Commission on Ministry
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St.Andrew
Bishop's Reading Room 

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of each month.
 Next due dates: 
December 30
January 27
Diocesan events header
Register Now!
January 27 & 28, 2017
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Upcoming Safe Church Trainings
Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. 
Parish Happenings

Fall & Winter Evensong at St. Timothy's
Ongoing 2nd & 4th Sundays
5:00 PM
St. Timothy's, Aiea
E-mail:   Diane Koshi

Na Himeni Sing Nights
Ongoing every third Sunday, 6:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa
For more info: (808) 330-3769

Harmony Health & Wellness
Ongoing Mondays, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Tri-church Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 735-5944

Evensong & Benediction 
Ongoing Wednesdays 6:15 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

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

Moʻiliʻili Service Center
Free medical & legal services, clothing, food, bus passes
Ongoing every last Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

Centering Prayer
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info:  E-mail

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

Breakfast for Houseless
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
E-mail:  Melvia Kawashima

'Iolani School Christmas Concert - Free!
Friday, December 16, 7:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Farewell Potluck for Loyola
Saturday, December 24, 6:00 PM
Calvary, Kaneohe
(808) 262-4845

Celebration of New Ministry: Pasalo
Sunday, January 8, 4:00 PM
Diocesan Land across Kapolei Elementary School, Kapolei

Ordination of Castro to Presbyterate
Saturday, January 14, 10:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Narcissus Bulb Carving & Exhibition
January 14 - February 12
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 25, 9:00 AM
St. Timothy's Sumida Hall, Aiea


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

First Fridays Fun & Fellowship
Ongoing first Fridays, 6:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha

11th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
February 3-5
St. Michael's, Lihue



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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, March 25, 10:30 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei



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. 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. 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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December 16, 2016


Transitions in the Office of the Bishop

By The Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham

After many years of good and faithful service, the Bishop's Office is preparing to say goodbye to two of our own. Athena Chan, our bookkeeper, will soon be moving to the Big Island after getting engaged. Katrina Luksovsky will be moving in early Spring to the Netherlands where her husband has been transferred to work with NATO. They will be sorely missed, and we pray them Godspeed in their new endeavors.
Clergy Transitions
By the Rev. Cn. Alexander Graham

The Rev. Robin Taylor announced on Sunday, November 20, 2016, that she will be leaving Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Kilauea, having accepted a call to St. James Episcopal Church, Indian Head, Maryland, in the Diocese of Washington.

The Rev. Leo Loyola announced on Sunday, November 27, 2016, that he will be leaving Calvary Episcopal Church, Kaneohe, after January 8, 2017.  Leo will be moving to the Diocese of Dallas in support of extended family needs.

The Rev. Richard Tardiff announced to the people of Christ Church, Kealakekua, on Sunday, December 11,2016, that he will be retiring in January.

We ask Godspeed for their journeying and ask all to keep Christ Memorial, Calvary and Christ Church in prayer.
Celebration of New Ministry: 
The Rev. Ernesto "JaR" Pasalo
There will be a Celebration of New Ministry at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Kapolei, on Sunday, January 8, 2017, beginning at 4:00 PM. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be the Celebrant and preacher for his appointment of the Rev. Ernesto "JaR" Pasalo, who has been with St. Nick's since July. The service will take place on the diocesan land across from Kapolei Elementary School (91-1119 Kama'aha Loop) where Sunday services are held. Clergy are invited to vest. There will be a reception following the service.
Registration Now Open!
Second Annual Music Conference in January

The second annual diocesan Music Conference will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28, 2017, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea. 

Returning to share his knowledge and passion is Dent Davidson (pictured above), the Associate for Arts & Liturgy on the bishop's staff in the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Joining him will be Sandra Montes, the Episcopal Church Foundation's Spanish Language Resource Consultant, who shares a passion for music, education and writing.

Both sessions will be different. Pricing for each day is $30, or $50 for both days, and includes lunch. For more information and to register, click HERE. Deadline to register is Friday, January 20, 2017. If you have questions, e-mail Charmaine Ito.
EYE17: Path to Peace
Applications Being Accepted for Hawai'i Delegation
Applications are now being accepted for high school youth to be a part of the Episcopal Youth Event 2017 (EYE17) Hawai'i delegation heading to Oklahoma next summer .

Drawing hundreds of high school youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE17 will be held on July 10-14, 2017, on the campus of the  University of Central Oklahoma  in Edmond, in partnership with the  Diocese of Oklahoma . Following EYE17, the Hawai'i delegation will be taking part in mission and community service for 3-4 days before returning home.

The theme for EYE17 is Path to Peacebased on Matthew 5:1-12. The  theme was developed by the EYE17 Mission Planning Team who discerned a call to focus on peacemaking and the ways each member of the Jesus Movement can pursue a path to peace

Applications should be received in the Office of the Bishop no later than Friday, January 13, 2017. Download the application HERE, or on the diocesan website HERE. All applications will require the signature of a parent/guardian and priest, warden or youth leader of the church. Selected delegates will be notified in early February.

A portion of the cost will be covered by the Diocese, but the estimated balance for airfare, ground transportation, lodging, registration fees and most meals are expected to run $1,500 - $2,000 per person. 
Episcopal Service Corps: 
Apply Now for the 2017-2018 Year of Service 
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 year for the Episcopal Service Corps (ESC). The ESC invites young adults in their 20s to work for justice, live in Christian community, grow in leadership and deepen their faith life.

There are programs offered around the nation,and here in Hawai'i, Camp Mokule'ia's offers a program entitled Creation Care. ESC members are integrated into every aspect of the camp's life. To learn more about the camp's program, click HERE, or if you have questions, e-mail the Rev. David Turner, Executive Director.
St. Peter's Offers a Special Christmas Jazz Vespers

St. Peter's has been offering up a wonderful Jazz Vespers service every Thursday evening for the past couple of years. Light refreshments are served before the service and a delicious soup supper is offered after the service. All are invited to this delightful service, and a loyal following come to listen to the incredible music of well-known musicians and enjoy fellowship both before and after the service. 

Their December 29 service will be a special Christmas Jazz Vespers featuring festive music of the season "jazz-style."  The service begins at 6:00 PM, with refreshments beginning at 5:30 PM.  Homemade soup, salad and dessert will be served following the service. Bring a batch of your favorite holiday cookies for a cookie echange! 

St. Peter's is located at 1317 Queen Emma St. in downtown Honolulu, across from Central Intermediate School. All reserved parking stalls are open on Thursday evenings. 
11th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival Coming Up!

St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue, Kaua'i, will be putting on their 11th annual All Angels Jazz Festival beginning February 3 through 5, 2017. Established as the largest jazz festival on Kaua'i, the event has brought some of the finest jazz musicians in the world together for concerts on Friday and Saturday night, and jazz masses on Sunday. 

In February 2017, they will be featuring Hawai'i's top jazz artists such as Abe Lagrimas, Jr., Hot Club of Hulaville, Bruce Hamada, Matt Lemmler, and Na Hoku Hanohano winner, Maggie Herron from the Big Island.  The free Sunday jazz masses take place at 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM and will pay tribute to the great Duke Ellington.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the two evening concerts, click HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Curry's Christmas Message 2016
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has released his 2016 Christmas message. To view the Presiding Bishop's video message, click HERE .  The text of his message is as follows:

From Isaiah Chapter 9:
For unto us a child is born,
unto us a Son is given;
and the government shall be upon His shoulder;
and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
These words of Isaiah are often seen as words that foretell and foreshadow the coming of Jesus of Nazareth, born of Mary. The truth is, these words befit Him because this child changed the world. This child changes lives. This child changes us.

I remember when our oldest daughter was a baby. My wife and I were young. We were footloose and fancy-free.  It was just the two of us newlyweds, so if we wanted to go out to eat dinner, we went out to eat dinner. If we decided to go to a movie at the last minute, we just went.  We actually felt like we had money back then.  And we did have a little bit of discretionary income. We could pretty much do what we wanted to do, within reason, and we didn't have to think too much about the consequences or impact of a spontaneous decision and what we had to do to make that happen.  READ MORE
Application Deadline Nearing for 2017-2018 Young Adult Service Corps Placements
[December 14, 2016] The application deadline is nearing for young adults (21-30 years old) for 2017-2018 placements in the  Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as   YASC.

Through YASC, young adults have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging in mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion.

The application for a 2017-2018 placement with additional information and instructions is available  HERE. The application deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017.

Currently YASCers are serving throughout the Anglican Communion, working alongside partners in administration, agriculture, communication, development, and education. They are serving in Brazil, Costa Rica, England, France, Haiti, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Panama, Philippines, and South Africa.

Among possible placements for 2017-2018 are Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Ghana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Japan, Jerusalem, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and Tanzania.

For more information e-mail Grace Flint, Episcopal Church Staff Officer for YASC Programming.
Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific
[December 2, 2016] The  Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the position of Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific, a member of the Presiding Bishop's staff.

In this full-time position, the Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific nurtures Episcopal Church relationships with Anglican Communion partners in the region and works with the Episcopal Church's Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations.  The Officer is a resource for parishes, dioceses and institutions, and is a bridge in nurturing and promoting relationships with this region. Extensive overseas travel is key to this position.

More information and application instructions for this position are available  HERE. D eadline for applying is Friday, December 23, 2016.
For more information e-mail a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team.
2017 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Being Accepted
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[December 5, 2016] Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants. The focus for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants is Evangelism - Reconciliation: Following Jesus' way of creating loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with God, each other, and all creation.

"This is the Jesus Movement and the United Thank Offering is a part of the Jesus Movement," commented Sandra K. Squires, Ed.D., United Thank Offering Board President. "Join us as the United Thank Offering continues its tradition of thankfulness by awarding grants for 2017."

Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. United Thank Offering was founded to support innovative mission and ministry that the Episcopal Church budget has not yet expanded to fund and to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church.  The funds are not permitted for the continuation of ongoing ministries.

Detailed guidelines for applying for the grants are  HEREThe deadline is 5 pm Eastern on March 3, 2017.

For more information about guidelines and applications, e-mail the Rev. Heather Melton, Missioner for United Thank Offering. 
Apply Now for 2017 Roanridge Trust Award Grants
[December 15, 2017] Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Roanridge Trust Award Grants from the  Episcopal Church.  The Roanridge Trust Award Grants are provided annually for creative models of leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities across the Episcopal Church. 
Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for the grants which generally range from $5,000 to $20,000.

"The Roanridge Trust Award Grants support creative ministry and highlight the many unique ways we encounter and serve Jesus in rural and small towns across our church," commented the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation. "The wisdom and models we develop in these sites can help to teach and grow churches everywhere, and they should be celebrated and supported."

More information, application and instructions can be found HEREApplication deadline is February 3.  Applications must be submitted to roanridge@episcopalchurch.org.
Last Chance for Province 8 Youth Network Scholarships this Year!
Province 8 has some money remaining in the provincial fund for scholarships for training and education for youth leaders. If you have registered for something in 2016 or will register and could use financial assistance, please send your request and supporting documentation (receipts) before the end of the year to Anne Clark at anne@norcalepiscopal.org. 
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UPDATED: Safe Church Training Dates
The Church's Safe Church Policies require church leadership and those working with children to attend special training classes. The following classes have been set up with more to come. Please read the Safe Church Policies to note the differences between Safeguarding God's Children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, and to see if you are required to attend a class. Classes listed are open to the diocese. Churches arranging their own closed classes are not listed here.
  • Saturday, February 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Timothy's, Aiea, O'ahu) - For more information and to register click HERE.
  • Saturday, March 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei, Maui) - For more information and to register, click HERE.
Save the date!  
Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate
Having received the consent of the Standing Committee, God and the People willing, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will ordain Annalise Marie Castro, to the Presbyterate in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at 10:00 AM Clergy are invited to vest.  White stoles.  If you are available, please join us.  Please remember to keep Annalise in your prayers.  
Support the Diocese Through AmazonSmile
Several churches in the Diocese are already hooked up to AmazonSmile, where a percentage of your purchase goes to the organization of your choice. The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i is now also a part of this program! You can shop at AmazonSmile and .5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases will go to the Diocese.  To shop and get your purchase credited to the Diocese's AmazonSmile account, click HERE , or visit the Diocesan website's homepage and click on the AmazonSmile banner to be taken to their site. For more information, e-mail Charmaine Ito.
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 now available for purchase through the Office of the Bishop and can be ordered online HERE. The books are $30.00 each.  Shipping is $6.00 per book, but arrangements can be made for pick-up. Special pricing applies to purchases of both books as a set. If you have any questions,  e-mail Charmaine Ito.  For more information and to order your book now, click HERE .

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

the latest October 2016 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 

A Note from the Bishop on Post-Election

Death of Frank Embree

Second Annual Music Conference  January 27 & 28

Support the Diocese Through AmazonSmile

Advent Observations for 2016

Evangelism Matters Videos Available

A Thanksgiving Reflection from Bishop Bob 

Video from the Presiding Bishop

Convention XLVIII

EYE17: Path to Peace

Young Adult Service Corps Accepting Applications

Advent Devotions Offered

Upcoming Ordination to the Presbyterate:  Castro January 14

Presiding Bishop's Opening Remarks at Executive Council Meeting

Bishop's Appeal for the Hurricane Matthew Response

Pulama 2016 Feast Day

Presiding Bishop on the Passing of Shimon Peres

Episcopal Congregations Research Info Available

House of Bishops Issues A Word to the Church

Presiding Bishop's New Video

The Rev. Carl Wright Elected Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries

Diocesan Customary Updated

Resources for the New Church Calendar Year



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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