Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Family Bereavement Camp
+ Immigrant Welcoming Congregations Gathering and Training
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - Maui
+ St. Timothy's Offers Summer Music Program
+ St. Paul's Summer Bazaar
+ ReSource for Christian Spirituality Events in May
+ Mahalo for EYE17 Fundraiser Support
+ Jennifer Baskerville Burrows Becomes 11th Bishop of Indianapolis
+ Episcopal Church Releases "Becoming Beloved Community" Guide
+ Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry
+ Annual Regional Confirmations Coming Up
+ Called to Transformation: ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop
+ Hui Pu 2017: S.W.A.G.
+ Why Serve 2017
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
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This issue's header features volunteers from St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu receiving the Fr. Claude DuTiel Award at the 2017 Faith Summit on Homelessness. The annual event took place over two days on April 28 & 29. Be sure to read more about this event in the upcoming E-Chronicle. (Photo by Fr. Gregory Johnson)


Fifth Sunday of Easter
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant
us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way,
the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his
steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ
your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 225

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Commission on Ministry 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Reading Room

Standing Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Office 

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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June 30
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

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

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - West O'ahu
Sunday, May 21, 5:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa

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

Regional Confirmation Kaua'i
Saturday, May 13, 11:00 AM
Episcopal Church of West Kaua'i 
St. John's, Ele'ele



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

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
Saturday, May 13, 9:00 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

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

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May 9, 2017


Family Bereavement Camp
Hurry! Register by May 11!

Children grieve too! They might connect their grief stories meaningfully with their age group people. That's why Hospice Hawaii is organizing the family bereavement camp again this year.  It is going to be from June 9 to 11, 2017, at the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Center in Hauula.
This camp is open to children between 7 and 17. Scholarships are available especially for families coming from the neighbor islands. 
For more information please visit their website HERE or contact Rev. JP Sabbithi at (808) 791-8003 or jsabbithi@hospicehawaii.org .  Hurry! Last day to register is Thursday, May 11!
Immigrant Welcoming Congregations Gathering and Training - Register by May 13
Churches engaged in ministries with the immigrant community are invited to send a delegation of 3 to 5 persons from their church to join in a day of learning, strategizing, mutual sharing and spiritual support as we seek to live out the Biblical call to welcome the sojourner and to be the church with and for our immigrant and refugee sisters and brothers.

This event will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, at the Nuuanu YMCA (1441 Pali Highway, Honolulu) and is sponsored by the Hawai'i District United Methodist Church, Faith Action of Community Equity (FACE) and Harris United Methodist Church. Various workshops will be offered that include legal issues, Cal-Pac Neighborhood Immigration Clinics, Ways of providing sanctuary, legislative action, building multi-ethnic church partnerships and much more.  To register, click HERE.  A $10 donation includes lunch.  Hurry, deadline to register is May 13!
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - Maui
The Rev. John Hau'oli Tomoso will be leading a Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor training on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku.  The class will begin at 9:00 AM.  For more information and to sign up, e-mail Rev. Tomoso .
St. Timothy's Offers Summer Music Program
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea is offering a summer music program for children and adults beginning in June.  St. Timothy's Prep, a community chorus for children and youth, has three different ensembles for grades K-9.  A beginning ukulele orchestra invites both children and adults in this 10-week program, and La Sorellanza - sisterhood in song, is a community chorus for treble voices. The classes are led by director Diane Koshi and will feature a performance at the end of each of the programs. For more information, download the flyer HERE
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.
ReSource for Christian Spirituality Events in May
St. Michael and All Angels ecumenical ministry on Kaua'i, ReSource for Christian Spirituality, will be offering two events in May:
  • Bodacious Women for Christ will be gathering on Saturday, May 13, from 8:00 AM-11:30 AM at the Lihue United Parish Hall in Lihue. This gathering of women engages in spirit-filled worship and fellowship, and to be "bodacious" where the power of the Holy Spirit is ignited to get up, move out, and touch somebody with the love of Christ through mission. The event is free. For more information, download the flyer HERE.
  • Maha'ulepu Trail and Labyrinth - Saturday, May 20. Folks will meet a Shipwreck's, Poipu at 9:00 AM, or for a shorter hike, at CJM Stables at 10:15 AM. Bob Vlach, creator of the labyrinth at Maha'ulepu, will lead the hike. For more information and to RSVP, contact Bob at (541) 890-0187 or e-mail him.
Mahalo nui loa!
EYE17 T-shirt Fundraiser Exceeds Goals!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a diocesan t-shirt and/or made a monetary donation towards the Episcopal Youth Event fundraiser! Although we were just one t-shirt short of the 150 shirt goal, we far exceeded the total fundraising amount due to the generosity of so many supporters! Ordered shirts should be arriving any day!

Our youth delegation has been blessed by the incredible support of many in our diocese including far away friends and family, and their individual costs have been reduced to a record low!  Please keep them in your prayers as they continue to prepare for the  Episcopal Youth Event in Oklahoma  this July. 

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

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

[Diocese of Indianapolis] The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows was ordained and consecrated the eleventh bishop of  Indianapolis April 29, making her the first black woman to lead a diocese in the history of the Episcopal Church and the first woman to succeed another woman as diocesan bishop.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry led the service as chief consecrator and was joined by more than 40 bishops from across the church. Nearly 1,400 participated in the service at Clowes Hall on the campus of Butler University. Diocese of Chicago Jeffrey D. Lee preached. From 2012 until her election as bishop, Baskerville-Burrows served on Lee's staff as director of networking in the Diocese of Chicago.

"Indianapolis, you have called a strong, loving and wise pastor to be your bishop," said Lee, in  a sermon that was interrupted by applause several times. "She will love you, challenge you, tell you the truth as she sees it and invite you to tell it as you do. She will pray with you at the drop of a hat and care for you in ways that will not diminish your own agency. She will empower you. She will lead. Count on it." READ MORE
Episcopal Church Releases "Becoming Beloved Community" Guide for Racial Reconciliation Efforts
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Following a year of listening, consulting and reflection, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and House of Deputies President the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings and officers of the House of Bishops and House of Deputies are inviting Episcopalians to study and commit to using "Becoming Beloved Community: The Episcopal Church's Long-term Commitment to Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice."

The full document is available  HERE .  

"You're not looking at a set of programs," Presiding Bishop Curry explained. "You're looking at a path for how we, as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, can more fully and prayerfully embody the loving, liberating, life-giving way of Jesus in our relationships with each other. Look at the scriptures, at Christian history. There is no doubt that Beloved Community, healing, justice and reconciliation are at the heart of Jesus' movement in this world."

Webinar on May 16:
Presiding Bishop Curry and President Jennings will host a webinar to discuss the Church's long-term commitment on May 16 from 3 to 3:45 p.m. ET (or at 2 p.m. CT/1 p.m. MT/noon PT/11 a.m. in Alaska/10 a.m. in Hawaii). Link information will be available soon HERE.

Additional webinars and conversations with specific constituencies will be held in the coming months. Several working groups will be formed to identify and make use of gifts and expertise across the Church. (To read this article in its entirety, click HERE.)
Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The Work of the Congregation
Lay and clergy leaders are invited to join this training with the  Interim Ministry Network  (IMN) at the  Dubose Conference Center , June 12-16. The five-day residential workshop,  The Work of the Congregation  (part two in IMN's  Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry course), is designed to provide information, tools, and experiences that are necessary to persons who plan to function in congregational leadership roles during times of transition.
Presented by the Rev. Dr. Molly Dale Smith,  The Work of the Congregation  offers a wide variety of tools for navigating clergy transitions. Using adult-learning principles, participants will be prepared to make choices about when, where, and how to use these tools. 

For more information and to register, click HERE.
Annual Regional Confirmations Coming Up
2013 Maui confirmation
The annual Regional Confirmations are taking place around the Diocese. Be sure to support those being confirmed, reaffirmed and received in your area.  The remaining sites are:
  • May 13 - Kaua'i, Episcopal Church of West Kaua'i (St. John's Ele'ele), 11:00 AM
  • May 21 - West O'ahu, St. Stephen's, 5:00 PM*
  • May 27 - Maui, St. John's, 3:00 PM
*  Please note there was a change in location and time
Register Now!
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.
Register Now!
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 Seino Lino, Programs Director, at (808) 637-6241, or e-mail her .
Why Serve 2017: An Episcopal Vocational Discernment Conference for Young Adults of Color
Young adults of color are invited to examine their gifts and explore opportunities at an Episcopal Church retreat,  Why Serve 2017 , Monday, June 12 to Thursday, June 15. It is s ponsored by the Episcopal Church Department of Ethnic Ministries and  will be held at  Bexley Seabury , Chicago, IL.

Invited to attend this conference of fellowship, training, discernment, and self-care, are young adults (age 18-30) from the Asiamerican, Black, Indigenous/Native American and Latino/Hispanic communities of the Episcopal Church, as well as those desiring to serve in ethnic ministries.

"Wherever you are on your journey, young adulthood is a time of transition and choices, but you don't have to do it alone," commented the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillen, Latino/Hispanic, on behalf of the Ethnic Missioners: the Rev. Bradley Hauff, Indigenous; the Rev. Angela Ifill, Black; and the Rev. Winfred Vergara, Asiamerican. "In this Conference, there are keynote speakers, workshop leaders, your peers and your Missioners to help you. We hope you will join us for this transformative experience."

Registration is $75 which includes meals, lodging, ground transportation, and conference fees.  Registration does not include airfare.  Registration deadline is May 31. For more information andto register, click HERE or contact  Angeline Cabanban at 212-716-6186 or e-mail her. or  acabanban@episcopalchurch.org .
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 

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

Regional Confirmations coming up

St. John the Baptist's new Saturday Free Store

Register now for Why Serve 2017

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

March 1, 2017:  Bishop's Ash Wednesday Message

Bishop's Reflection - Christian Life

Called to Transformation: ABCD Facilitator Workshop
June 8-10



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