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In This Issue:
+ Special Announcements from the Bishop
+ Lenten Reflections from our Clergy
+ Deadline for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted
+ Renown Scientist Ernest J. Harris has Died
+ Hui Pu Lowers Fees, Adds Early Registration
+ Church Leaders Express Grief, Call for Action After Florida High School Mass Shooting
+ Presiding Bishop Calls for Good Friday Offering
+ 2018 Youth Ministry Symposium
+ Lent Madness Has Begun!
+ Invitation to Quiet Day with the Order of the Daughters of the King
+ 2018 United Thank Offering Grant Application Available
+ 2018 Godly Play Training Dates
+ Bishops' Scholarships Applications
+ Workshop on Communications for Effective Church Ministry and Leadership on Maui
+ Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo was taken at the Annual Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of St. Andrew this past Saturday, February 24. After the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year. (Photo by Dixie Kaetsu)


Third Sunday in Lent
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves
to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and
inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all
adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil
thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus
Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 218

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, March 17, 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

Upcoming deadlines to apply for Diocesan Council Grants:
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018

Diocesan events header

Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:30 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday, March 11, 2018
5:30 PM Evensong
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

June 24-29, 2018
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

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

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...

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

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 

Godly Play Commuter Core Training
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


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

Effective Church Ministry and Leadership Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 8:30 AM
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



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February 26, 2018


The following are special announcements from the Bishop:

Memorial Plaque Dedication at The Cathedral

In the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu, memorial plaques honoring the late Bishops who have served in Hawai'i are installed in the ambulatory behind the High Altar.   The memorial plaques for Bishop Edmond Browning and Bishop Richard Chang have been installed and will be dedicated together at Evensong on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 5:30 PM.   The plaques have been mounted together to reflect the close working relationship the two had in life. All are invited to this special service honoring these two beloved Bishops. 

 Strategic Planning Manager to help with the Design Teams
In 2017, the Strategic Initiatives Group presented a plan to the Convention that offered a model to engage three key goals for our Diocese:
  • The Diocese is committed to developing and sustaining spiritual growth, vitality, curiosity, and well-being within our churches.
  • The Diocese seeks to strengthen our identity as one 'ohana and the relationships within our 'ohana among clergy, lay leaders and congregations.
  • The Diocese is focused on improving the capacity for communication within our congregations, across the Diocese, and into our communities as we engage in evangelism. 
To engage these goals, the plan is for Design Teams to be recruited. These Teams will then provide an implementation plan including both Measures of Success and Tactics for the Diocese including the Bishop, the Office of the Bishop staff, the lay and clergy leaders, and the congregations.
I had hoped to have fully engaged this process by now.  Because of issues in my office and Diocese, I have not been able give this the needed attention. Upon the recommendation of Standing Committee, the Diocesan Council agreed that help is needed to assist with the Design Teams looking to Diocesan Convention in October 2018 and then the Presiding Bishop's visit in March 2019.
I am pleased to announce that the Rev. Cn. Kathleen (Kate) Cullinane has agreed to accept the part-time position of Strategic Planning Manager.  Most recently, Kate served as the Interim Rector at the Parish of St. Clement, Honolulu.  She previously served as Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of San Joaquin and various congregations in California and Indiana.
Kate will formally begin on Thursday, March 1.  Please welcome her into this new ministry. 

Notice of Travel
I will be out of the office from Tuesday, February 27, to Tuesday, March 6.  I will be attending a meeting of the Primates and General Secretaries of Anglican Provinces in Oceania.  The meeting is being held in Fiji.  I was invited because Hawai'i and Guam are the only Episcopal jurisdictions in Oceania.  The Archbishop of Canterbury will also be present as a guest.  Please keep me in your prayers

Lenten Reflections from Our Clergy

This Lenten season, clergy from around the diocese are sharing daily reflections (except for Sunday) based on the Lectionary readings for that day. The short video reflections, which began on Ash Wednesday with a video post from Bishop Fitzpatrick, are posted daily on the Diocese's Facebook page HERE, and can also be accessed through the diocesan website HERE.  During this Season of Lent, start off your day with a thoughtful message from our clergy.
Reminder: Deadline is March 1!
2017 Parochial Reports

Information and forms for filing your 2017 Parochial Reports are posted on the Diocesan website's Forms and Documents page HERE, under Parochial Reports. If you haven't already filed, be sure to do so by the deadline date of March 1, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Rae Costa (rcosta@episcopalhawaii.org).
Renown Scientist Ernest J. Harris Has Died
Ernest J. Harris, a member of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.  Harris was an internationally acclaimed scientist whose pioneering work on eradicating fruit flies won him numerous awards and accolades. He earned his PhD in Entomology at the University of Hawai'i, and for over 40 years, worked with the USDA's Agriculture Research Services in Honolulu. In 2016, Harris received the  Congressional Gold Medal for breaking racial barriers as one of the first black Marines.  

Harris is survived by his wife and Honorary Canon, Bettye J. Harris, daughter Tanya, sons Gregory and Mark, and grandson Malachi. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 10:30 AM, at St. Christopher's. To learn more about Harris' life and work, click HERE to read an article that appeared in the StarAdvertiser.
Hui Pu Lowers Fees, Adds Early Registration
Hui Pu, the diocesan summer youth camp at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu, has just lowered the cost of its fabulous program and announced its special early registration rates.  Register before April 30, and save $50.  The camp will run from June 24-29, 2018, for youth ages 9 through 18, and is divided into different age groups:
  • 'OHA (Ages 9-12) - 'Oha is the young shoot that grows from a kalo (taro) plant. The word 'ohana means many shoots from the same root.  'Oha campers will learn social skills through fun games, exploring their sense of wonder while playing in a natural setting, and expressing their creativity.
  • LOKAHI (Ages 13-14) - Lokahi means unity or to come to an agreement.  Lokahi campers will experience independence in a controlled setting; learn the value of being in Christian community through shared spiritual experience and team building activities, that include jumping down a zip line.
  • 'OPIO (Ages 15-18) - 'Opio means youth. 'Opio campers will have an opportunity to hike and swim at Ka'ena Point and participate in the high ropes challenge course. The responsibilities and challenges will encourage personal growth and enhance self-confidence, in a setting of fellowship and spiritual awareness.
Click  HERE  to learn more and register, or view the article below under Previously Announced Event Reminders.  If you have any questions e-mail Seini Lino or call (808) 637-6241.  

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Church Leaders Express Grief, Call for Action After Florida High School Mass Shooting 
[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal bishops are arranging for services of lamentation at churches around the country in the wake of the shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 students and faculty members dead, and the bishops and other church leaders are calling for political action against gun violence to end "these lethal spasms of violence in our country."

"The heart of our nation has been broken yet again by another mass shooting at an American school," Bishops United Against Gun Violence, a coalition of more than 70 Episcopal bishops,  said in a statement released Feb. 16 following the Ash Wednesday massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

A former student, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz,  has been charged with 17 counts of murderafter authorities say he opened fire with an AR-15 rifle in hallways and classrooms before ditching his gun and ammunition and blending in with students to escape. He was found and arrested on a city street later in the day.

Fourteen of the fatal victims were students. A football coach, athletic director and geography teacher also were killed.

Bishops United offered condolences to the families, singling out by name Carmen Schentrup, a 16-year-old student who was a youth group leader at  St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Coral Springs.  READ MORE
Presiding Bishop  Calls for Good Friday Offering to Support Ministry in Anglican Province of Jerusalem and Middle East
"The  Good Friday Offering is one way we in the Episcopal Church help to support the ongoing ministry of love and compassion carried out by our Anglican sisters and brothers throughout the Province of Jerusalem and Middle East," Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry wrote to the bishops and clergy of the Episcopal Church.

Presiding Bishop Curry wrote in the annual Good Friday letter to all bishops and congregations asking them to consider providing assistance for the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.
"I believe our partnership with those who keep the faith of Jesus alive in the region where our Lord walked and began his movement is a significant aspect of our work as part of the church catholic," he wrote.

Information, including bulletin covers and bulletin inserts on the Good Friday Offering, is available  HERE.   For more information, e-mail the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, Episcopal Church Middle East Partnership Officer.
To read the Presiding Bishop's letter in its entirety, click HERE.
2018 Youth Ministry Symposium
The Sixth Annual Youth Ministry Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA.  The all day gathering will be led by Mark Yaconelli on the subject "From Anxiety to Love: A Contemplative Approach to Youth Ministry."  The  workshop engages participants in creative exercises, contemplative practices, teaching sessions, discussion, and tested strategies to help churches, parents, and youth workers develop ministries that transition from anxiety to love, isolation to community, passivity to compassionate action. For more information and to register, click HERE.

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Don't forget to vote for your favorite Saints!

It's that time of year again, and the battle for the Golden Halo has begun!  Be sure to visit the Lent Madness website to vote for your favorite Saint each week, and more importantly, get to know this year's slate of Saints a little better with write-ups by "celebrity bloggers."  To learn more about Lent Madness and to view and download the 2018 bracket, visit the website HERE .
Hurry!  Deadline to register is February 28!
Invitation to Quiet Day with The Order of the Daughters of the King
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The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK), Diocese of Hawaii, is inviting all women of the Diocese to our Annual Quiet Day. This is a day for scripture-led reflection, prayer and guidance for spiritual renewal. Our theme this year is "Praying with Hope."

In these troubling times, we may feel that nothing is within our control or reach; however, we can pray, diligently and fervently. Join us as we experience reverence and meaningful dialogue as well as peace, quiet and fellowship in beautiful surroundings.

Quiet Day will take place at St. Anthony's Retreat in Honolulu, on Saturday, March 10, 2018, from 8:30 AM-2:00 PM.  DOK Chaplain, Fr. Ernesto "JaR" Pasalo, will lead opening prayer and will preside at the Eucharist. 

For more information and to register before March 1, 2018, download the informational flyer HERE, or contact Adele Thomas at (808) 744-3618, e-mail: adelethomas8039@gmail.com.
Deadline to apply is Friday, March 2!
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.
Register Now for the Final Module!
2018 Godly Play Training

A final Godly Play Core Training module for 2018 is coming up!  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 remaining classes for 2018 are as follows: (Click on the linked date for more information and to register.)

O'ahu Commuter Core:
  • COMPLETED - Sacred Stories, St. Christopher's, Kailua 
  • COMPPLETED - Parables, Camp Mokuleia, Waialua
  • March 17 - Liturgical Action Stories, Epiphany, Honolulu
(Note: Three modules are required for a full training certification and can be taken at any training session in the future.)
Bishops' Scholarships Applications

The Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available for students for the 2018-2019 school year:
  • Bishop's Scholarship Fund - Students entering kindergarten to grade 12 entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time.
  • The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund - Children of clergy under the age of 24 who are canonically resident and domiciled in the Diocese of Hawai'i.
The submission deadline is Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 4:00 PM. For more information, eligibility requirements and to download the application packet, click  HERE.  Should you have any questions, please   e-mail Irina Martikainen, or call (808) 536-7776, x302.
Workshop on Communications for Effective Church Ministry and Leadership on Maui
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui will be hosting a workshop on "Understanding the Psycho Social Dynamics of Communications for Effective Church Ministry and Leadership."  The workshop will be taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8:30 AM-3:30 PM, and participants must make a commitment to stay for the duration of the workshop.  

T he presenter, Michael Cheang, is an Associate Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies Program at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and holds a doctorate in Public Health. He has received numerous awards for teaching including the Chancellors Citation for Meritorious Teaching in 2016.

Light breakfast with bento lunches and drinks will be provided. To reserve a space and meals, please contact Ricky Melchor at 276-6337 no later than April 7, 2018. (Voice message only)  For more information, download the flyer HERE.
Register now and save!
HUI PU Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018
June 24-29, 2018

Camp is a great ministry for winning young hearts to God! We hope campers DISCONNECT from WiFi and CONNECT to something GREATER! 

This year's Hui Pu camp will be held June 24-29, 2018, and the theme is "Arise" to remind our youth that they are well equipped to take on this life. Youth will gather in a safe environment for fun faith-filled fellowship. With friends old and new, we hope they will be reminded that they are never alone.

All three camps will be taking place simultaneously at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu. Register before April 30, and save! Cost and details are as follows:
  • OHA (9-12 years) June 24-27 (3 nights)
    • $350 or early registration $300
  • LOKAHI (13-14 years) June 24-28 (4 nights)
    • $400 or early registration $350
  • OPIO (15-18 years) June 24-29 (5 nights)
    • $450 or early registration $400
For more information and to register, visit the Hui Pu Camp webpage HERE.


Camp Mokule'ia hosts Hui Pu, an annual summer camp for a week, catering to campers between the age of 9 and 18. We look forward to the camp as a time of growth not just for the campers but counselors as well.  We are looking for volunteers for the following positions:
  • COUNSELORS - Must be 20 years or older; love working with kids; enjoy working outdoors and have some experience catering to children between the ages of 9-18.
  • JUNIOR COUNSELORS - High school students; love working with kids; enjoy working outdoors and open to experience working with children between the ages of 9-12 years.
  • NURSE - Must have a current nursing license in the State of Hawai'i
We hope you join our wonderful summer camp 'ohana and get to experience the beautiful souls that make this camp amazing!  For more information about the camp, to submit a resume, or if you have questions, e-mail Seini Lino.
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the latest February 2018 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 

Bishop's Message for Lent 2018

More Lenten Resources

Lent Madness Begins!

Second Update on Peter Pereira

DOK Quiet Day Invitation   March 10

Traveling the Jesus Movement

Register Now for Evangelism Matters Conference

Update on Peter Pereira

Bishops' Scholarships Applications

2018 Lenten Resources

Hui Pu Diocesan Summer Youth Camp 2018

Letter from the Presiding Bishop and President of House of Deputies

January 14, 2018: Bishop's  Reflection on Human Error

January 12, 2018:  Special Message from the Bishop (Response to President Trump's remarks)

Celebration of New Ministry: The Rev. Heather Hill

Welcoming of a Priest-in-Chare: The Rev. Katlin McCallister

Seeking Singers for The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas Message

Info for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted

Missional Voices 2018

Christ Memorial Welcomes The Rev. Gae Chalker

UTO 2018 Grant Applications Now Open



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Communications Contractor, News

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai`i

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