August 11, 2022
Proper 15
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
This issue's header photo was taken at Camp Mokulē'ia's Senior High Camp in July. The 2022 summer youth camp program has wrapped up, and the feature article page has been updated with photos from each camp HERE. (Photos from the Camp Mokulē'ia photo website).
Reminder: Bishop's Time Away
Bishop Bob will be out of the office from Friday, July 1, and returning on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. In his absence, you may contact the Diocesan Support Center at (808) 536-7776.
ATTN: Episcopal Priests & Deacons
Interested in serving on the Anglican Consultative Council as clergy representative?
The Episcopal Church is seeking nominations for a clergy member to serve a three-meeting, nine-year term on the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC). The representative will be elected at the church’s Executive Council meeting in October. The next ACC meeting is scheduled for February 2023 in Accra, Ghana.

Requirements: Episcopal Church priest or deacon in good standing; thorough knowledge of the Anglican Communion and The Episcopal Church

What to include: Nominee’s permission to stand for election; one-page explanation of qualifications; digital photo

Where to send nominations: The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, executive officer of the General Convention, at

Deadline to apply: 5:00 PM ET, September 1, 2022
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CONVENTION 54: "The True Love of Peace"
The Diocese's 54th Annual Meeting of Convention is coming up October 21-22, 2022, at 'Iolani School. This year's theme, "The True Love of Peace," is taken from the The Book of Common Prayer, Collect for Peace.

All are invited to take part in the Education Day, Convention Eucharist and Reception on Friday,October 21. Important notices and updates will appear in this section of the Chronicle until the Convention takes place. For more information, visit the Convention webpage HERE.
2022 Summer Youth Camp Program Wraps Up!
Another successful summer camp program wrapped up at Camp Mokulē'ia, leaving lots of happy memories in its wake. The program officially kicked off on Trinity Sunday, and concluded with a Day Camp at Holy Apostles Church in Hilo.

To read more about it and view photos from each of the camps, click HERE.
Timely Resource Reminder from Canon Sandy
As we collectively hurtle toward the beginning of a new "program year," we wanted to make sure that you were aware of resources available to congregations of the Diocese either completely free of charge or subsidized in some way by the Diocese:

  • The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) stewardship curriculum and resources - As a Diocesan member, all of their campaign materials are free for you to use. (For login info, please refer to the email from Denise Esposito sent to clergy, wardens, administrators and treasurers, on August 5.)
  • Godly Play - This Montessori-based curriculum approaches children's faith formation/Sunday school in a unique way, and we are blessed to have Jenny Wallace available to conduct trainings and provide support to all churches and schools utilizing the curriculum. Trainings are subsidized by the Diocesan budget. Find out more here:
  • Education For Ministry (EfM) - For adults who are looking to delve deeper into the Christian story, this program in religious studies and reflection comes from the School of Theology at the University of the South. Our Diocesan budget also helps bring down the overall costs of this program. Find out more here:
New Registration Link
Coming Up: Daughters of the King Retreat
All Episcopal women are invited to attend the Daughters of the King "Body, Mind, & Spirit" Retreat being held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Parish of St. Clement. The day will begin at 9:00 AM. Cost is only $10, or bring a friend for a discounted rate of $15 for two!! St. Clement's is located at 1515 Wilder Avenue in Honolulu. To download the informational flyer, click HERE, or to register, click HERE. (Note: This is a NEW registration link from the previous Chronicle.)
Kapuakukui: Camp Mokulē'ia's 75th Anniversary Celebration

Although tickets for Camp Mokulē'ia's 75th Anniversary event are no longer available, you can still support its program and ministries by bidding on items in the Silent Auction that goes LIVE on Monday, August 15, or by making a cash donation!

Click on the button below to make a donation now. To visit the Silent Auction site at 32 Auctions, click HERE or the image at left. For more information about Kapuakukui, visit the event webpage HERE.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Invites Applicants for United Nations 2022 Climate Conference Delegation
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites all Episcopalians over 18 to consider applying to be a delegate—in person or virtually—to the 2022 United Nations climate change conference, known as the 27th session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27).

Applications are due by September 1, 2022. Adults ages 18-40, members of Black and Indigenous communities, people of color, LGBTQ+ Episcopalians, Episcopalians from communities on the frontline of climate change, and Episcopalians with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The Episcopal Church delegation will attend daily events during COP27, which will be in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from November 6-18. This year’s hybrid platform will allow for a wider representation of Episcopalians on the delegation. READ MORE
Coming Up: Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries 2022 Consultation
REMINDER - Deadline to register is August 20!
The Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries (EAM) National Consultation will be taking place September 21-25, 2022, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, where Asian Episcopalians of all ages and from all convocations will gather together. The theme is “God Sees Us.”

The event will include a program for Youth (13-17) and Young Adults (18-24) that runs concurrently to the regular consultation. Youth and Young Adults will have their own field trips to learn about local and cultural history, help others through community service, and have fellowship and fun! For more information and to register, click HERE, or email Carolyn Morinishi if you have any questions. Stay in the loop with EAM on Facebook HERE.
Reminder: Clergy Retreats with The Rev. Mark Jefferson, PhD.
The Diocese will be holding a retreat for O'ahu clergy at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Mark Jefferson, Phd., who was also the guest speaker at the last clergy retreat in January of this year. The theme for this retreat is "Refreshment of the Soul In A Crazy Time."

Neighbor Island clergy will also have the opportunity for "mini-retreats" with Dr. Jefferson. Maui has been confirmed for Monday, August 22. Kaua'i's retreat will be announced soon. Clergy should have received or will be receiving an email invitation from Canon Sandy Graham soon. If you do not receive one, please email him HERE.
TIPS FROM LOT'S LIST - "Convert all lights to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and turn off lights when you leave a room."

REMINDER: Grant Applications for Episcopal Creation Care Projects deadline is August 15 - The Episcopal Church Creation Care is accepting applications for its 2022 Creation Care grants for local and regional eco-ministry projects until 5:00 PM (ET) August 15. View the informational webinar that took place in June HERE. For more information and to read the full announcement, click HERE
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Coming Up: Ali'i Sunday at the Cathedral Commemorating Prince Albert
On Sunday, August 21, 2022, The Cathedral of St. Andrew will be commemorating Prince Albert, beloved son of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. The Cathedral Choir will also be returning from their summer hiatus on this special Sunday. For more information about The Cathedral's Ali'i heritage and Prince Albert, visit their website HERE.
Coming Up: Queen Lili'uokalani Birthday Commemoration at Solider's Chapel, Schofield Barracks
Prior to the pandemic, Queen Lili'uokalani's birthday was commemorated each year at the Soldier's Chapel in Schofield Barracks (see Chronicle article, September 3, 2019). This year, the celebration resumes on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 10:00 AM. All are invited to attend this special service that is hosted by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 'Iolani Guild, and the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center, with support from the Schofield Garrison and Army Chaplains. In 1913, the Queen raised money for the construction of the Chapel, the first church on the post. It housed a bell donated by the 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment in 1912. It’s unclear why the Queen chose to give the church to soldiers who were from the country that played a role in her overthrow, but most believe it was an example of her generosity and ability to forgive. For more information on the event, download the flyer HERE.
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information.)

  • The Cathedral of St. Andrew - Maintenance (Part-time, flexible hours)
  • St. Mark's Church, Honolulu - Organist (Part-time)
  • St. Christopher's Church, Kailua - Administrative Assistant (Part-time, 18 hours per week)
  • St. Stephen's Church, Wahiawa - Organist (part-time)
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Reviving Children's Ministry on West Kaua'i

The folks at the Episcopal Church on West Kaua'i (ECWK) are thrilled with the revitalization of a children's ministry that has been dormant for ten years. Pictured above are photos from their Vacation Bible School week that took place in July. It was a joint project between ECWK and West Kaua'i United Methodist Church(es), and many others. It was made possible by a wonderful 16-member team from Listening Pelican Ministries in New Mexico. The team not only brings a complete VBS program, but they dive into helping with congregational projects too! They helped complete the office flooring at St. John's, and then started work on a structure around the beautiful Monkeypod tree at St. Paul's, to be used for future children's ministry. (Article and photos from the ECWK Facebook page)
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Trinity Has a Vicar!
The Reverend John Hau'oli Tomoso is the 5th Vicar/Priest-in-Charge
The Search and Bishop's Committees, with Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's approval, are delighted to announce their unanimous decision to call the Rev. John Anson Hau'oli Tomoso to become the 5th Vicar of Trinity Episcopal Church by the Sea! He will officially start on September 1, 2022.

Fr. John is familiar to many of you as he frequently served at Trinity during his six months as a Deacon and, since his Ordination to the Priesthood, he has faithfully served among our Supply Clergy roster - celebrating the Eucharist, performing Baptisms, presiding at Memorial Services and Marriages, visiting the homebound, and creating/presenting educational Zoom Workshops. We welcome Fr. John with open and loving arms as our new spiritual leader! (Photo and excerpts from Trinity By-the-Sea online news announcement)
Hawaiʻi Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. Jude's Shower Program Back in Full Swing
Like many of our church outreach programs, St. Jude's Saturday shower and feeding ministry ceased when COVID broke out in 2020. They cautiously started up this past April, and are now back teaming up with community volunteers to provide pre-pandemic services. Pictured here is Kady Foster providing a free haircut to one of St. Judes' shower patrons. Along with her husband Drew, they provide haircuts and beard trims. (Photo: St. Jude's monthly newsletter)
Sunshine, Smiles & Exuberance at St. James'
Parishioners cheerfully search for their name tags with bright smiles, as the Rev. Marnie Keator displays sheer exuberance! (Photos from the St. James' Facebook page)
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
For complete coverage about the Lambeth Conference, go to the ENS website HERE or Lambeth website HERE.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry signs statement with Anglican bishops and primates affirming and celebrating LGBTQ+ people

[August 3, 2022] Note: Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry is among the bishops from around the Anglican Communion who attended the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England, who have thus far signed the following statement affirming and celebrating LGBTQ+ people. Additional signatures are being added. CLICK HERE to view statement and signatories.
Photo: Neil Turner/For Lambeth
Bishops wrap Lambeth Conference with look ahead to unity, despite persistent divisions
[August 6, 2022] Bishops from across the Anglican Communion, meeting Aug. 6 for their last business day at the Lambeth Conference, looked to the future as they emphasized the conference’s theme of Anglicans engaging with the wider world. READ MORE
United Thank Offering virtual triennial Ingathering collects over $4M
[August 3, 2022] The United Thank Offering held its triennial Ingathering ceremony virtually during the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, on July 10. The 2018-2020 offering totaled $4,150,926.77, an increase of more than $375,000 over last triennium. READ MORE
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