Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ The Rev. Thomas Van Culin
+ Clergy Transitions: Johnson/Rodgriguez
+ Ordination to the Presbyterate: Donahue
+ Hurricane Yutu Causes Widespread Devastation
+ Updated Customary and Bishop's Calendar
+ This Weekend at the Cathedral
+ 32nd Annual A Rose for Remebrance
+ Holy Nativity Fall Festival and Christmas Sale
+ St. Michael's Annual Holiday Craft Fair
+ 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off & Silent Auction
+ Bells of Peace WWI Remembrance
+ Retired Clergy & Spouses/Widows Monthly Gathering
+ St. James Christmas Bazaar
+ 50th Anniversary Diocesan Shirts
+ In the News: Holy Apostles
+ Inquirer's Classes Coming to the Cathedral
+ Inside the Episcopal Church
+ Presiding Bishop Releases The Power of Love
+ Bishop's Bible Study
+ ECW Upcoming Events
+ Upcoming Ordinations to the Presbyterate
+ TENS Education Day
+ Journeying the Way of Love
+ Grants Available for Young Adult and Campus Ministry
+ Episcopal Youth Event 2020
+ Free English Classes at St. Peter's
+ Hawaiian BCP & Gospels Available
+ St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Episcopalians
+ Opportunities Available in the Diocese
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo was taken at this year's Annual Meeting of Convention held on the Big Island of Hawai'i, October 26-27, 2018.  From left, Rev. Moki Hino, Secretary of Convention, Rev. Annalise Pasalo, Chair of Dispatch of Business, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick and Chancellor Wayne Yoshigai.   Be sure to read the Special Edition E-Chronicle covering the Education Day, Convention Eucharist, Luau and Annual Meeting, coming out soon.  Photos of the event can be viewed on the Diocesan Facebook page HERE.  (Photos by S. Nishioka)


Proper 26
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your
faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant  that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly  promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and  reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for  ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 235

Upcoming Meetings


Saturday, November 17, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Commission on Ministry
Standing Committee
Diocesan Council
All groups meet in Von Holt and break out after lunch.

Upcoming deadlines to apply for Diocesan Council Grants:
November 30, 2018
December 28, 2018
Diocesan events header

Saturday, December 8, 2018
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Epiphany, Honolulu

TENS Education Day
Saturday, January 19, 2019
9:30 AM-3:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Von Holt Room

Parish Happenings

Evensong & Benediction
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

Kay's Cafe Free Hot Lunch
(Volunteers welcomed & always needed)
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's Wallyhouse, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

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...

Bible Study & Eucharist at the Cathedral
Ongoing Wednesdays:
Bible Study 10:00-11:00 AM
(Von Holt Room)
Holy Eucharist 11:30 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Healing Prayer Service and Bible Study at St. Luke's
Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Luke's, Honolulu

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Free Yoga & Zumba & Sat St. Mary's
Ongoing days as shown:
Yoga - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Zumba - Saturdays, 8:30 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 (Honolulu)
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina
(808) 373-2139

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

Centering Prayer (Kailua)
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua
(628) 400-2644

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

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

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
(Volunteers welcomed & needed!)
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:30 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Free English Classes at St. Peter's
Ongoing Tuesdays & Thursdays
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Holy Nativity Fall Festival and Christmas Sale
Saturday, November 10, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Holy Nativity Gymnasium, Aina Haina
(808) 373-3744

Retired Clergy & Spouses Monthly Gathering
Tuesday, November 13, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Old Spaghetti Factory, Aloha Tower Market Place, Honolulu
RSVP Phil Paradine or
Carol Connell

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Christopher Bridges
Saturday, December 8, 10:00 AM
Holy Nativity, Honolulu

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Jasmine Bostock
Saturday, December 22, 10:00 AM
St. Peter's, Honolulu


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

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

St. Michael's Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, November 10, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue
(808) 245-3796


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
For more info: E-mail

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 Saturdays
9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Lahaina

West Maui Clothing Swap
Ongoing second Saturdays
9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

2nd Annual Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction
Saturday, November 10, 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Alison Donahue
Saturday, January 5, 2019, 10:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei


Lincoln Park Prayer & Feed the Hungry
Ongoing first Sundays
Lincoln Park, Hilo
Holy Apostles (808)   935-5545

Teen Tech at St. James'
(On Summer Break)
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

Centering Prayer in Hilo
Ongoing Mondays, 4:30 PM
Holy Apostles, Hilo
(808) 859-3847

St. James' Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, Noon
St. James' Spencer Bldg., Waimea
(808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Jude's, Ocean View

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

St. James' Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 17, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
St. James, Kamuela



Rector, Full-time
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina, O'ahu

Vicar, Part-time
Emmanuel, Kailua,O'ahu

For status and more information, visit the Diocesan website's Transition Ministry page HERE.

Visit the Diocesan website HERE for information on positions available.

Part-time Music Director and/or Organist
St. Clement, Honolulu

The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Seeking Singers for Choirs


St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
Volunteers needed for their Saturday breakfasts and Tuesday lunches
St. Clement, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

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November 8, 2018


The following appeared in a Special Announcement released on November 7, 2018:

The Rev. Thomas Meyers Van Culin

The Reverend Thomas Meyers Van Culin (age 80) died of respiratory complications and heart failure this past Sunday, November 4, 2018.  
Tom was ordained to the Diaconate on September 1, 1991, and to the Priesthood  on March 15, 1992, by the Rt. Rev. Donald P. Hart.  Following ministry as a prison chaplain, Tom served as the as the Vicar of St. Matthew's Church, Waimanalo, from 1993 to 2007, and Vicar of St. Luke's Church, Honolulu, from 2007 to 2010. Tom was raised at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  Before leaving for the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 1986 to prepare for ordination, he was a lay leader of his Parish (St. Christopher's Church, Kailua), the Diocese (including service on the Standing Committee), and the Episcopal Church (including service on the Executive Council).  Tom was resident at the Lunalilo Home at the time of his death.  He is survived by his wife, Tina; his children, Tori and Drew (and their families); and his hanai son, Sean. 
A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated in thanksgiving for Tom's life this coming Saturday, November 10, 2018, at 10:00 AM, in 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, Tom, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that he and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of thy saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.   
Rest eternal grant him, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.  May he rest in peace. Amen.
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i

Pictured above, Tom is with Kaleo Patterson and Haaheo Guanson during a recent visit. Tom was a tireless advocate for Native Hawaiians and especially, Native Hawaiian clergy. He was particularly proud of the recent ordinations of Native Hawaiian and other local deacons and priests. (Photo from the Cathedral E-News)
Clergy Transitions

The Rev. Gregory Johnson
The Reverend Gregory Mervin Johnson, Rector of St. Mary's Church, Honolulu, since 2014, has announced that he will retire effective February 1, 2019.  In 1993, Greg was ordained to the Diaconate and Priesthood by Bishop Donald P. Hart. His entire ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church has been in this Diocese. He served many congregations in one role or another through the years.  Please congratulate Greg on his retirement.  


The Rev. Luis Rodriguez
The Rev. Luis Rodriguez, the Interim Rector   of the Church of the Holy Nativity, ʻĀina Haina, Honolulu, has been called to serve as the Priest-in-Charge of St. Paul's Church, Bakersfield, California, in the Diocese of San Joaquin.  He will complete his contract with Holy Nativity at the end of 2018 and take up his new duties on the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6, 2019). 

Ordination to the Presbyterate: Donahue

Having received the consents of the Standing Committee, I hereby inform the Diocese of Hawaiʻi that:
The ordination of the Rev. Alison Donohue, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, January 5, 2019, 10:00 AM in Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei, Maui. 
Clergy are invited to vest.  Red stoles.
If you are available, please join us.
Yours faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Hurricane Yutu Causes Widespread Devastation in Micronesia and Philippines
During the last week of October, category 5 Typhoon Yutu (Typhoon Rosita in the Philippines) wreaked havoc over the islands of Micronesia and the Philippines. Widespread devastation and deaths have been reported in Tinian, Saipan and the Philippines, by what has been the most powerful tropical cyclone worldwide in 2018.

Pictured above, damage at St. Paul's in Saipan and a family compound, and at far right, Irene Egmalis Maliaman, Archdeacon of the Episcopal Church in Micronesia, was at the Annual Meeting on the Big Island when the storm hit.  Maliaman serves as Rector of St. John's in Guam and also Vicar for St. Paul's.  She has been in touch with the Cathedral of St. Andrew staff, who will be taking up a special collection at all services this Sunday, November 11 for St. Paul's.  (Read the Cathedral article HERE.)

More information on how you can help will be coming soon.   Please continue to pray for all those impacted by storms and hurricanes around the world. Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development provide critical emergency assistance to those most in need.
Updated Diocesan Customary & Bishop's Calendar

In a letter addressed to all Clergy, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick has updated the Diocesan Customary, dated October 27, 2018.  To view the document, click HERE, or visit the diocesan website's Resources > Forms page HERE , under Customary.

In addition, the Bishop's 2019 Calendar has been posted HERE. Please note the following from Irina Martikainen, who can be reached by e-mail:
  • Sunday Visitations: If you're scheduled for a Sunday visitation in 2019, please look over the schedule to ensure you agree with the date assigned.  If you wish to change the date, please contact me.
  • Non-Sunday Visits: For those churches not scheduled for a Sunday visitation in 2019, if you'd like to arrange a date/time for the Bishop to attend a non-Sunday morning meeting, event, function, talk story, education time, etc, please contact me.
  • 2019 Annual Meeting: Note the date for the 2019 Annual Meeting:  October 25-26 on O'ahu.
  • Subject to change: The calendar is subject to change.
Please let Irina know if you have any questions. 
This weekend at The Cathedral
Free Concert this Friday, November 9: Ahupua'a
The UH Chamber Singers and  Nā Wai Chamber Choir present Ahupua'a, a free concert that honors the tradition of protecting and honoring our natural resources through song. The concert will take place at the Cathedral of St. Andrew on Friday, November 9, beginning at 7:30 PM. Donations are welcome and will go to the Hawai'i Island Recovery Fund.

He aliʻi ka ʻāina; He kauā ke kanaka. The land is chief; People are its servant.  - Mary Kawena Pukui, ʻŌlelo Noʻeau No. 531

A message from Bishop Fitzpatrick
This Sunday, November 11
Commemorating the Death of Queen Lili'uokalani

There will be a special Evensong on Sunday, November 11, 2018 beginning at 5:30 PM, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu, to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the death of Queen Liliʻuokalani. In keeping with historic Church practice, this commemoration is observed on November 11 as the date of the Queen's death, and, therefore, when she entered into the greater glory of God and the communion of saints. 
The Episcopal Church's liturgical calendar now authorizes this observance for local use on this day. As a Diocese, we have resolved to encourage Queen Liliʻuokalani's inclusion in the general liturgical calendar for the entire Church.  An important part of that movement will be need to be that we encourage commemorations throughout the Diocese.  The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music was directed to present "the 80th General Convention [in 2021] with a clear and unambiguous plan for a singular calendar of 'Lesser Feasts and Fasts.'" Local commemorations are strongly encouraged and the Queen is accounted as such.  We must encourage commemorations throughout the Diocese providing liturgical resources (I will look to the Native Hawaiian Ministry Committee to take up this work for the good of the whole Diocese).  We then need to share it nationally and internationally (encouraging a cultus of particular popular devotion in remembrance of the Queen).  We also need to build an argument about why the Queen should more than a "local" commemoration and is a witness to the whole Church.  We can then return in 2021 to press for her inclusion in the liturgical calendar (or maybe in 2024). 
What can you do?  If you are on Oahu, you can attend and encourage attendance at the Cathedral's Evensong (Sunday, November 11th, at 5:30 PM). That morning in your local worship, remember the Queen in the Prayers of the People.  You might you include the following collect:
Traditional language:
Almighty God, we praise thee for the life and witness of Queen Lili ʻ uokalani, who in the midst of great adversity remained steadfast in her commitment to peace, forgiveness and service to thee. Accept, we pray, our gratitude for a faithful example in her perseverance, her gift of song, and her love for her people. All this we ask in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Contemporary language:
Almighty God, we praise you for the life and witness of Queen Lili ʻ uokalani, who in times of great adversity remained steadfast in her commitment to peace, forgiveness and service to you. Accept, we pray, our gratitude for a faithful example in her perseverance, her gift of song, and her love for her people. All this we ask in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
For those on Oahu, I do hope you can be with us at the Cathedral for Evensong on November 11 (5:30 PM).  I certainly pray that the entire Diocese will remember the Queen on that Sunday.
Your faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick

Note:  This special Evensong will feature the Cathedral Choir with special guests the Nā Wai Chamber Choir, with music by Queen Lili'uokalani, the Hawaiian setting for Evensong by John McCreary, and an anthem by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Established in 2009, Nā Wai is a women's vocal ensemble that celebrates the works of women, preserves and propagates Native Hawaiian music, and champions repertoire for treble voices. Their singers are an incredible group of women who gather together to empower, inspire, and thrive through the highest level of artistry.
This Friday, November 
32nd Annual A Rose for Remembrance
St. Francis Healthcare Hawai'i will be holding their 32nd Annual Rose for Remembrance service on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 7:00 PM in the University of Hawai'i's Newman Center.  

The interdenominational memorial service features our own Rev. Kaleo Patterson, and is a time to honor the memories of St. Francis Hospice patients and others in our community.  The annual event is held during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.  For more information and to download the information flyer, click HERE.
This Saturday!
Holy Nativity Fall Festival and Christmas Sale

The Holy Nativity Fall Festival and Christmas Sale takes place this Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, at the Church of the Holy Nativity gymnasium. The festival features a silent auction, thousands of new and gently used items,Christmas gifts and decorations, art, jewelry, collectibles, Hawaiian and Oriental items, toys,  books, Holiday and winter clothing, small furniture and more.  The thrift shop will also be open. Large bags and backpacks are not allowed in sales area; a monitored "bag check" will be available. Proceeds will benefit local charities for women and children, homelessness, and disaster relief.  For more information, call (808) 373-3744 or e-mail  hnts808@gmail.com .  Holy Nativity is located at 5286 Kalanianaole Highway in Aina Haina. Ample parking is located on the field behind the gym.
This Saturday!
St. Michael's 21st Annual Holiday Craft Fair

St. Michael's and All Angels on Kaua'i will be holding their annual Holiday Craft Fair this Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Not only will they have lots of delicious baked goods, great local crafters and artisans to get your holiday shopping started, but Clarita and Gilbert Medeiros are once again donating 150 laulau plate lunches!  They go quick, so either stop by the office Friday (between 9:00 AM-3:00 PM) to prepay, or come early to the fair! The plate lunches are $10.  All proceeds benefit the many ministries of St. Michael's located at 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue. 
This Saturday!
2nd Annual Chili Cook Off & Silent Auction

The Church of the Holy Innocents on Maui will be holding their 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM.  All are invited to an afternoon of music, voting on tasty chili, and bidding on Silent Auction items.  Admission is $20, and includes chili, hot dog, rice, water and bidding number.  Children 10 and under are free.  $5 from each admission fee will be donated to A Cup of Cold Water Outreach Van ministry.  For chili entries or to make silent auction donations, contact the Holy Innocents office at (808) 661-4202, e-mail: office@holyimaui.org, or visit their website HERE
This Sunday!
Bells of Peace: World War I Remembrance

All churches in the Diocese are encouraged to participate in a worldwide ringing of bells on " the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year of Our Lord, 2018," marking the first centennial of World War One (Sunday, November 11, 2018).  The Bells of Peace event, is in remembrance of the fallen, and will be commemorated with many programs and events.   To learn more, click on the following links:
Locally, The Hawai'i World War One Centennial Task Force Program for Armistice Day will be held at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial, and will be a grand celebration.  Be sure to check local news for updates and information.
Retired Clergy & Spouses/Widows Monthly Gathering

The next gathering of retired Episcopal Clergy and spouses/widows will held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, at the Old Spaghetti Factory at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.  For those on who will be on island, be sure to come by and fellowship!  Please contact  Phil Paradine (434) 249-0337, or Carol Connell (808) 626-3409 if you will be attending.
St. James Christmas Bazaar Coming Up!

It's time for the St. James' annual Christmas Bazaar  on Saturday, November 17, from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.  Funds raised goes towards their hugely successful Community Meal. 

The "Christmas Boutique" and the Silent Auction are housed in the church with The Baked Goods and Preserve S hop s outside under the tent (our Mango Chutney is world famous!).  The food booth will be serving up BBQ chicken and beef skewers, along with spam musubi and other goodies. This year we will have live music and all-day keiki games on the grass. The Thrift Store and Christmas Container will also be open, and  The Small World Preschool will offer a Hawaiian plate lunch, somen salad, and other food items.  St. James' is located at 65-1237 Kawaihae Road in Kamuela (Waimea) on the Big Island.
Heads Up!
50th Anniversary Diocesan Shirts: Final chance to purchase (Plus New Women's Style)

It was a sea of red Palaka at this year's Education Day and Annual Meeting on the Big Island of Hawai'i, and those special 50th Anniversary shirts are being made available for purchase one last time before the Presiding Bishop's visit in March 2019.  We will be offering the same men's style with pocket in sizes S-XXXL, but the women's style will be a looser fitting shirt.  Stay tuned for more details coming out in a separate mailer.  Deadline to order will be December 10 and delivery will be the first week of March 2019.
In the News: Holy Apostles

The Rev. Katlin McAllister of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Hilo was featured in an Episcopal News Service (ENS) article by Lynette Wilson, Managing Editor of ENS. Wilson, who was covering the Episcopal Asiamerica National Consultation on O'ahu last month, had asked about visiting congregations in the Diocese while she was in the islands.  With the worldwide news of the volcanic eruptions and destruction it caused, she was especially interested in seeing the work our churches were doing there.  Pictured above, Wilson took this photo at the newly completed tiny homes of Hale Iki Village with Pastor Dion Maeda of Connect Point Church and Rev. McCallister.  To read the article, click HERE.
Mark your Calendars!
Inquirer's Classes Coming to The Cathedral in 2019
cathedral front
Mark your calendars and save the dates for Inquirer's Classes coming to the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  Wondering what the Episcopal Church is all about?  Come to the Inquirer's Classes that will be led by Fr. Keleawe Hee, Mondays beginning January 7, 2019, through February 11.  The classes will be held from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM in the Vesting Room.  The topics being covered are as follows:

January 7 - The Episcopal Church, our services, grounds tour

January 14 - Ministries, EM/EV (Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor)

January 21 - (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday)

January 28 - Book of Common Prayer, Hymnal, service bulletins

February 4 - Lectionary, calendar, 3-year cycle

February 11 - Catechism

For more information, contact Fr. Hee by e-mail.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Inside the Episcopal Church:
A New Offering From Media Services
[November 5, 2018]  Inside the Episcopal Church , new original programming from the Media Services team of the Episcopal Church, premiered today. Filmed in the style of the daily  Inside General Convention   program which was live streamed from Austin, TX, this pilot episode of  Inside the Episcopal Church  features a conversation with Rebecca Linder Blachly, director of the Office of Government Relations, and centers around the Church's work in government and an in-depth discussion of how Christians should engage in civil discourse and the political process.
The program can be accessed on-demand on Facebook  HERE  and on YouTube  HERE .
Presiding Bishop Curry Releases 
The Power of Love

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry released his newest book,  The Power of Love , on October 29 in London, and on the 30th in the United States. In  The Power of Love,   Presiding Bishop Michael Curry shares five of his favorite sermons on love and social justice that all exemplify one unified message, a message that we at the church value deeply, that "There's power in love to help and heal when nothing else can. There's power in love to lift up and liberate when nothing else will. There's power in love to show us the way to live."  The book is now available in stores and on Amazon HERE.
Advent Resources: Journeying the Way of Love and Preparing to Become the Beloved Community

[November 2, 2018] This Advent, the Episcopal Church invites congregations, dioceses, and communities of faith to await the coming of Christ by moving through the first two chapters of the Gospel of Luke.  Luke's gospel provides a pattern for understanding how to live the way of love as individuals, as families and friends, as a community, and out in the world.
Advent curriculum:  Journeying the Way of Love

Journeying the Way of Love is a new, four-week Advent curriculum pegged to readings and themes from the Sunday lectionary. Sessions are designed for use during the Christian formation hour offerings at churches and ministries exploring the Way of Love.

Participants are encouraged to read and reflect on the passages in Luke throughout Advent and "try on" the spiritual practices of the Way of Love. The Journey of Love Advent Calendar offers daily suggestions for engaging in the seven practices that encompass the Way of Love.
The curriculum and advent calendar can be downloaded HERE.

Advent is a season of preparation; a time to prepare our hearts and communities for the coming of Christ, the Almighty God who came among us poor and homeless, a stranger and a child. There may be no better time to reflect on how we, as the Episcopal Church, embrace the Holy One who continues to draw near in the neighbor, the stranger, the refugee, or the one who seems the most "other" to you. It is the ideal season to commit to becoming the Beloved Community and growing loving, liberating, life-giving relationships across the human family of God.
The journey is framed around the four quadrants of the labyrinth: Telling the truth about our churches and race; proclaiming the dream of the beloved community; practicing the way of love in the pattern of Jesus; and repairing the breach in institutions and society. Groups are invited to "walk" sections of the labyrinth each week in Advent, engaging in scripture, reflections, and activities.
The curriculum may be downloaded  HERE .

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

From Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick:

Diocesan Bible Study to Prepare for the Presiding Bishop's Visit to the Diocese in March 2019
The Most Reverend Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, will be with us in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi on March 22-24, 2019. Please mark your calendars particularly for Friday (March 22), Saturday (March 23) and Sunday (March 24). More information about the visit will be forthcoming. I pray this will be a time of renewal in the Diocese.  

To prepare for the Presiding Bishop's visit, I invite all members of the Diocese to prepare for a time of prayer and study of Scripture.  I specifically want us to study and pray through the Gospel of Matthew from Monday, October 15, 2018, through Thursday, March 21, 2019.  

Click HERE to read the view the schedule and the Bishop's message in its entirety.
The ECW will be celebrating the holiday season at their annual Christmas luncheon on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Church of the Epiphany in Honolulu, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  There will be fun games, a holiday craft project, songs and lots of food!  Cost is $15.00, and if you'd like to participate in the grab bag game, please bring a $5.00 grab bag gift.

Please also bring a wrapped gift that will be given to Palolo Home residents at their Christmas party, that can be for a male or female, toiletries or other non-perishables.  For more information and to register, download the event flyer HERE.

If you have any questions about ECW, e-mail Louise Aloy or call her at (808) 264-9830.
Announcement from the Bishop

Mark Your Calendars!
Upcoming Ordinations to the Presbyterate

Having received the consents of the Standing Committee, I hereby inform the Diocese of Hawaiʻi that:
The ordination of the Rev. Christopher Mark Bridges, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00 AM in the Church of the Holy Nativity, Honolulu.
The ordination of the Rev. Jasmine Hanakaulani Bostock, Transitional Deacon, to the Presbyterate will be on Saturday, December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM in the Parish of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Honolulu.
Clergy are invited to vest.  Red stoles.
If you are available, please join us.
Yours faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Save the Date!
TENS Education Day Coming Up

The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) will be holding a special workshop on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Von Holt Room.

Leading this session is Richard Felton, Executive Director for TENS, and the theme is Transforming Generosity.  TENS is an association of church leaders who understand, practice and proclaim God's call to generosity.  On the TENS website ( https://www.tens.org/ ) their stated purpose is "Helping People Live Generously."  Their vision is to provide training and resources for stewardship leaders across the Episcopal Church, around the following core competencies:

This special event is open to all in the Diocese, and those involved or interested in Stewardship are encouraged to attend.  The cost is only $15 and includes lunch. 

Airfare will be covered for clergy, treasurers and stewardship chairs on the neighbor islands.  Those approved for travel may make their reservations through Sharon Billingsley.  For more information and t o register, click HERE.  
Journeying the Way of Love:
New Advent Curriculum and Resources for
Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Living
Recognizing that Episcopalians have been hunting for resources to support our journeys on The Way of Love, the Office of the Presiding Bishop offers this update on what's available and what's coming soon at   www.episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove and around the church.

Coming soon: Formation resources
  • Following the Way of Love: 9-session Small Group Guide for groups that seek to reshape their lives around Jesus and his Way of Love. The guide details best practices for organizing small groups and discipleship groups, and then moves participants through reflection, discernment, action and deep commitment around the seven practices. Excellent for small groups, vestries, ministry leadership groups. Available for download on October 12.   
  • Journeying the Way of Love: 4-week Advent Curriculum pegged to readings and themes from the Sunday lectionary. Ideal for Christian formation hour offerings at churches and ministries exploring the Way of Love. Available for download on November 2.
Downloadable, print-ready resources available from the Episcopal Church website (free):
Grants Available for Young Adult and Campus Ministry

Episcopal ministries (or ecumenical ministries with an Episcopal presence) with dreams of launching a ministry or program for young adults are invited to apply for an Episcopal Church Young Adult and Campus Ministry grant. Eligible applicants include dioceses, congregations, or college/university ministries that are currently engaging in or seeking new relationships with young adults on and off college campuses. Grant information and applications are available  online HERE .
Episcopal Youth Event 2020:
Applications Open for Adults 25 Years or Older Interested in Serving on the EYE 2020 Planning Team
[October 9, 2018] Every three years, in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079, The Episcopal Church convenes an international youth event so "that the energy of the youth of the Episcopal Church can continue to be utilized in active ministry as members of the Body of Christ." It is our practice to accept applications from across the church to discern a group of youth and adult mentors to serve as members of the Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20) Planning Team.

Applications are now open for adult mentors to serve on the EYE20 Planning Team. A nomination letter from their diocesan bishop must accompany each application. Applications are available HERE.  For more information, read the article in its entirety HERE.
Free English Classes Being Offered at St. Peter's
St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu is offering free English language classes through Hawai'i Literacy, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM.  The drop-in classes are open to everyone and will be led by ELL Instructor Fred Visaya.   The classes are being made available through a diocesan grant and bequest by parishioner, Kay Wery.  

Wery, who was an administrator at the University of Hawai'i, had "a heart for furthering the educational pursuits of Native Hawaiians and those underrepresented at the university," said Pastor Diane Martinson of St. Peter's in an e-mail sharing the good news.  "We are targeting Micronesian English language learners... and Hawai'i Literacy says there are currently no classes offered specifically for these language learners."   For more information, download the informational flyer HERE
Hawaiian Book of Common Prayer & Gospels
The Office of the Bishop is once again m aking available two Hawaiian-language books to enhance your worship experience. Both books make exquisite gifts:  
  • Cloth-bound in red with gold foil stamping, the attractive Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer contains over 400 pages of translated biblical scripture, liturgical prayers, and orders service, including King Kamehameha IV's Preface. This limited edition reprint of the prayer book was issued by the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i to celebrate its sesquicentennial that took place in 2012.
  • Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, is a lectionary-size book containing the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, in the Hawaiian-language, complete with diacritical marks.  The book was a project of the Rev. Cn. Malcolm Naea Chun, 20 years in the making, and whose publication was funded by the Diocese's Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministry.  The book was originally released in 2003, and is bound in white hard-cover with gold foil stamping. 
The books are $30.00 each with a special $50 discounted price if purchased as a set.  Shipping options vary. There is no international shipping at this time. To order, click HERE.
St. Andrew's Schools Establishes Scholarship for Episcopalians

In the spirit of our common royal and Episcopal heritage, St. Andrew's Schools would like to offer a $1,500 scholarship to The Priory or The Prep, to children of members in good standing of any Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. Members must obtain a reference letter/form with signature from the priest of the church, or if moving to Hawai'i, a letter from the church they left most recently.  This letter/form must be provided at the time the student applies for admission to St. Andrew's Schools.  Download the informational flyer HERE.
Opportunities Available in the Diocese
If your church is looking to fill a staff position, consider posting it in the E-News and the diocesan website.  Current openings are posted in the left-hand column under "Opportunities/Lay Position Postings" and are also posted on the diocesan website HERE.  Please provide as much description as possible, and be sure to let us know when to remove any job postings.  Postings may be sent to news@episcopalhawaii.org.
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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 

Bishop's Bible Study

Clergy Transitions: Newman

Free English Classes at St. Peter's

Grants Available for Young Adult and Campus Ministry

Episcopal Youth Event 2010 Seeking Mentors

Journeying the Way of Love: New Advent Curriculum and Resources

Upcoming Ordinations to the Presbyterate (Bridges, ( December 8  Bostock, December 22

Support for Storm Victims

TENS Education Day  January 19

Bells of Peace WWI Remembrance  November 11

Presiding Bishop/Church Responds to Refugee Resettlement Cuts

September 15, 2018: Special Announcement from the Bishop on Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong)

Episcopalians Invited to Grow as Evangelists

Data from 2017 Parochial Report Now Available



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