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In This Issue:
+ Celebrations of New Ministry: Hill & McCallister
+ The Rev. Dcn. Dorothy Nakatsuji
+ Annual Music Conference Fee Dropped
+ 26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi
+ Seeking Singers for The Cathedral of St. Andrew
+ A Tasteful Benefit 2018
+ FACE Leadership Retreat
+ Presiding Bishop on Human Trafficking
+ February 11: World Mission Sunday
+ Annual Chrism + Mass and Education Day
+ Info for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted
+ 2018 Godly Play Training Dates
+ 12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
+ 2018 United Thank Offering Grant Application Available
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo features the children at St. John the Baptist in Waianae during Christmas Eve Services. Be sure to check out the annual Christmas collage coming up in the next E-Chronicle. (Photo from the Rev. Kaleo Patterson)


First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord
Father in heaven, who at the baptism of Jesus in the River
Jordan proclaimed him your beloved Son and anointed him
with the Holy Spirit: Grant that all who are baptized into his
Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly
confess him as Lord and Savior; who with you and the Holy
Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 214

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, January 20, 2018
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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

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

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Videoconference from the Diocesan Conference Room

Diocesan events header

Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00PM

Parish Happenings

Evensong & Benediction
(Followed by Sunday Supper - see next item below)
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Sunday Supper Nights
Preparing food for homeless
Ongoing Sundays, 6:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

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

Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing Sundays 7:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Harmony Health & Wellness
(Temporarily postponed until January-Date TBA)
Ongoing Mondays, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

Rector's Bible Study 
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

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

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 - 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

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: Margaret Steele 

The Art of Narcissus Carving
Saturdays, January 13 - February 3
(Exhibition Feb. 10-11)
St. Peter's, Honolulu
E-mail: St. Peter's

Celebration of New Ministry for The Rev. Heather Hill
Saturday, January 13, 4:00 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu

26th Annual Queen Lilli'uokalani Hookuikahi
Sunday, January 14, 7:00 PM
Kawaiahao Church, Honolulu

Godly Play Commuter Core Training
January 20-St. Chistopher
February 17-Camp Mokuleia
March 17-Epiphany


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

Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Ongoing Wednesdays 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapaʻa

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

12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
February 2-4, 2018
St. Michael's Lihue


Team Outreach Sandwich Making
Ongoing Sundays, 8:30 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Morning Prayer & Lectionary Study 
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

PBJ Sandwiches for ACCW
Ongoing second Sundays 
9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Lahaina

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
Saturday, January 13, 2018
(Was November 11)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
For more info: E-mail

Trinity's 4th Annual Tasteful Benefit
Saturday, January 27, 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Maui Ocean Center, Seascape Restaurant, Maaleaea

Godly Play Core Training
February 2-4, 2018
Good Shepherd, Wailuku


Teen Tech at St. James'
Second & fourth Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

St. Jude's Free Hot Showers and Soup
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View

Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau

St. James' Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Mondays, 8:30 AM
St. James' Parish Office, Waimea
(808) 885-4923

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

A Scholarly Exploration of Sunday's Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela
(808) 885-4923

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. James' Community Meal
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. James' Pavilion, Waimea
For more info:  (808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place
For more info:   (808) 939-7000

St. James' Women's Bible Study
Ongoing, First Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. James', Waimea
For more info: (808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:  Nancee Cline  (808) 324-1192

Celebration of New Ministry for The Rev. Katlin McCallister
Sunday, January 21, 9:00 AM
Holy Apostles, Hilo
(808) 935-5545



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January 11, 2018


Celebrations of New Ministry
In the latter half of 2017, the Diocese of Hawai'i welcomed two priests. Their Celebration of New Ministry events are as follows:

The Rev. Heather Hill
The Parish of St. Clement
1515 Wilder Avenue, Honolulu, HI
This Saturday, January 13, 2018, 4:00 PM
Clergy are welcome to process (red stoles)
Reception to follow
RSVP to pastor heather@stclem.org or call (808) 955-7745

The Rev. Katlin McCallister
Church of the Holy Apostles
1407 Kapiolani St., Hilo, HI
Sunday, January 21, 2017, 9:00 AM
Clergy are welcome to process (red stoles) 
Potluck reception to follow
The Rev. Dcn. Dorothy Nakatsuji
The Reverend Deacon Dorothy Nakatsuji, age 85, died on Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018.  Dorothy was ordained to the vocational diaconate by Bishop Edmond Browning on November 11, 1983, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu. Dorothy served at the Cathedral of St. Andrew and the Parish of St. Clement.
Notes of condolence may be sent to her son at:
Mr. Robert Nakatsuji
2018 Keeaumoku St.
Honolulu, HI 96822
Information about services and memorials will be forthcoming.
Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity: We give you heartfelt thanks for the good example of your servant, Dorothy, who, having finished her course in faith, now finds rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
3rd Annual Diocesan Music Conference

Registration now for the third annual diocesan Music Conference that will be taking place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe. Organizers have recently decided to drop the fee for this event, and those who have already registered and paid will be refunded. 

Leading the conference will be Joe Kanoelehua Camacho, well-known  liturgy coordinator, musician, composer, singer, dancer and professional entertainer from the Big Island. The day will begin at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM.  Lunch is included and there is no cost to attend!  All with an interest in music are encouraged to attend and bring an instrument to play! For more information and to register, click HERE.
This Sunday! (Please note time of 7:00 PM)
26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi

This year's annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi will be taking place at Kawaiahao Church in Honolulu on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 7:00 PM. (Previously shown as 6:00 PM.)

The date of the event represents a dark time in Hawaiian history when Queen Lili'uokalani was overthrown, but is now being recognized as a day of reconciliation and hope that focuses on the Queen's courage and conviction for non-violence that has been an example and legacy to her people.  The   Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center (PJRC) has organized this annual event to "educate and advocate for justice and mercy for Na Kanaka Maoli and all the people of Hawai`i in the spirit of reconciliation." (To view a remarkably moving video from the statewide November 11 event commemorating her death 150 years ago, click HERE.)

Kawaiahao Church is located at 957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu. For more information, e-mail Rev. Kaleo Patterson.
Seeking Singers for The Cathedral of St. Andrew

The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu seeks singers for both The Cathedral and Hawaiian Choirs.

Openings are available for paid Senior Choral Scholars and Junior Choral Scholars, and volunteers in the Cathedral Choir who sing weekly at the 10:30 AM service.  The Cathedral Choir rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings 6:45-8:30 PM.  Singers should have good sight-reading skills and choral experience. Repertoire is Episcopal and English Cathedral choral music. Monthly Choral Evensong is sung as well.

Openings are also available in the Hawaiian choir which sings at the 8:00 AM Sunday service. The Hawaiian choir has openings for both choral scholars and volunteers. Singers must have an understanding of Hawaiian language or a strong desire to learn. Rehearsals are at 7:15 AM before the service.  Repertoire is all in Hawaiian and drawn from translations of Anthems and original compositions of composers from the Cathedral and current choir members.

Interested singers should contact Todd Beckham, Director of Music and Organist, at  music-admin@thecathedralofstandrew.org , or call (808) 524-2822.
A Tasteful Benefit 2018
Trinity By-the-Sea Episcopal on Maui will be holding their 4th Annual Tasteful Benefit at the Seascape Restaurant at Maui Ocean Center in Maalaea, on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 5:30 PM-9:30 PM. The evening will benefit two great causes: A Cup of Cold Water (ACCW) and the historic David Malo Hawaiian Church site and Lihue Cemetery at Trinity.

On top of a fabulous "Fanta-SEA Feast," attendees will also enjoy one-hour exclusive access to the Maui Ocean Center with complimentary educational tours, and pupus (no-host bar).  The night will also feature a silent auction, special presentations, live entertainment and dancing.  Tickets are $100 adults and $65 youth (20 and under).  For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.
FACE Leadership Retreat
Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE), an interfaith non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Hawai'i, will be holding a leadership retreat on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at the Church of the Crossroads UCC, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM.

The retreat will be a time of reflection on the past and present as well as a look toward the future as one united community. Participants will learn about FACE's culture and the principles of grassroots community organizing. There will also be opportunity to discuss issue priorities for the year and the organization and actions necessary for a successful Accountability Assembly with our lawmakers during the Fall 2018 elections.  

Church of the Crossroads is located at 1212 University Avenue in Honolulu.  Please RSVP by January 20, 2018, at (808) 554-3833 or e-mail director@facehawaii.org.  To learn more about FACE, visit their website HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Curry on Human Trafficking:
"Trafficking in persons is a crime that goes against the most basic tenets of our faith"
[January 11, 2018]  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has issued the following statement on Human Trafficking:

As we observe National Human Trafficking Awareness Month 2018, it is important that we recognize trafficking in persons is a crime that goes against the most basic tenets of our faith. It is also, unfortunately, all too common and puts millions in danger every day.

Human trafficking manifests itself in a variety of ways and in a variety of industries from personal servitude to agriculture to hotels and hospitality or to commercial sex work. But what we know for sure is that in order for this crime to occur, perpetrators must devalue and dehumanize another person. 

We must be clear that all human beings are made in God's image and each deserves a life free from violence or threat of violence, exploitation, and coercion. We must also condemn structures and systems that make it all too easy for such evil to occur.

I commend the work of dioceses, congregations, and individuals across our Church and the Anglican Communion who are partnering to build awareness, support survivors, and protect against human trafficking. I urge all who follow Jesus to commit to further developing loving, liberating, and life-giving relationships with God and one another.

Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry
The Episcopal Church

The Office of Government Relations encourages Episcopalians to take action to fight human trafficking through the Episcopal Public Policy Network  here. The Action Alert on human trafficking encourages Congress to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). Write Congress  HERE.   Additional information on advocacy and other ways to combat human trafficking is HERE
February 11: World Mission Sunday

[January 11, 2018] Traditionally celebrated on the last Sunday after Epiphany, World Mission Sunday in 2018 is February 11.   Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry invites the church to observe World Mission Sunday in a video  HERE .
The purpose of World Mission Sunday is to focus on the global impact of the Baptismal Covenant's call to "seek and serve Christ in all persons" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 305), and to raise awareness of the many ways in which the Episcopal Church participates in God's mission around the world.

"On World Mission Sunday, we are reminded that we are all called by God to live a life of reconciliation," the Rev. David Copley, Director of Global Partnerships and Mission Personnel said in a sermon posted  here.  "Reconciliation with God and with one another, and there has been no more urgent time to participate in God's mission than today."

Currently, Episcopal Church missionaries are serving in many international locales, including Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, England, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel/Palestine, Panama, the Philippines, Qatar, Romania, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Resources:  Suggested books for further reading about mission can be found HERE.   Current Episcopal Church missionaries can be found on the YASC website  HERE.  F or more information, contact Jenny Grant, Interim Officer for Global Relations and Networking, jgrant@episcopalchurch.org.

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Registration Now Open!
Annual Chrism Mass and Education Day for Clergy, Wardens and Treasurers
Chrism oils
This year's annual Chrism Mass will be combined with an Education Day for clergy, wardens and treasurers.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning with the Chrism Mass at 9:00 AM.  At this service, the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, and the clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year.
Following the service a special Education Day will take place in the various meeting spaces of the Cathedral. Clergy, wardens and treasurers will each have their own "professional development" sessions.  For wardens, this will be a sequel to the Warden Boot Camp held earlier in the year, and treasurers will have an opportunity to meet as a group and learn about their roles and responsibilities.  The day will end at 4:00 PM.

The cost for the day is $25 and includes lunch. For more information and to register click HERE.
Info for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted

Information and forms for filing your 2017 Parochial Reports are now posted on the Diocesan website's Forms and Documents page HERE, under Parochial Reports. Online filing begins January 4, 2018, and the report is due March 1, 2018.
Register Now!
2018 Godly Play Training Dates

There will be two Godly Play Core Trainings for 2018 and both occur early in the year... so save the dates and register now!  Jenny Wallace leads the training sessions for this Montessori-based program for children that helps them to explore their faith through story, gain religious language, and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.  To learn more about Godly Play, visit their website HERE.

The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i has generously underwritten a portion of the training to help with tuition costs for churches in the Diocese.  The classes for 2018 are as follows: (Click on the linked dates for more information and to register.)

O'ahu Commuter Core:
  • January 20 - Sacred Stories, St. Christopher's, Kailua
  • February 17 - Parables, Camp Mokuleia, Waialua
  • March 17 - Liturgical Action Stories, Epiphany, Honolulu
(Note: These can be taken one at a time, but all three modules are required for a full training certification.)

Maui Core:
  • February 2-4, 2018 - Full course, Good Shepherd, Wailuku - Register HERE
12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival

St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue, Kaua'i, is gearing up for their 12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival, beginning on February 2, 2018, and ending with their popular Jazz Masses on Sunday, February 4.  This year's concerts will feature Latin jazz with headliner Rumba de Fuego at the Friday night concert, and on Saturday, 8-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton with jazz great Gabriel Espinosa. Many of Hawai'i's best known jazz musicians will also be performing. Their packed Sunday Jazz Masses will be held at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM with the theme "Live Love Louder!" 

Interested in supporting this event? You can help cover the costs to put on this wonderful community event by becoming a festival sponsor as an individual or business. Contact Melissa Gregory at molissagregory@hotmail.com.

For more information, visit the St. Michael event webpage HERE, or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
2018 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Now Available
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The 2018 United Thank Offering grant application materials are now available. The focus of the 2018 UTO grants will be  Becoming Beloved Community: Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice.

Detailed information, guidelines and forms can be found on the UTO grant webpage HERE. The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) is 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, March 2, 2018.
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In case you missed it, click on the images above to read

the latest December 2017 issue of the E-Chronicle and Special Edition Convention XLIX 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 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas Message

2018 Godly Play Training Dates

12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival

Info for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted

Missional Voices 2018

Christ Memorial Welcomes The Rev. Gae Chalker

Annual Chrism Mass and Education Day

UTO 2018 Grant Applications Now Open

26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi

Annual Music Conference Coming Up

The Appointment of Archdeacon Costa

Volunteer Diocesan Coordinator for EfM Needed

Convention XLIX Videos Available for Viewing

Presiding Bishop Speaks on Texas Church Shooting



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Communications Contractor, News

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

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