November 11, 2022
Proper 28
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever
hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.Amen.
This issue's header photo was taken at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu during the Bishop's Visitation on All Saints' Day. The Bishop is shown helping a young acolyte light a candle that was just a bit too tall for him. See feature article for more photos. (Photo: Karin Kimura)
From the Bishop
Post-Convention Reflections from the Bishop
In case you missed it, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick shared a some thoughts and reflections following Convention 54. They can be accessed below:

RIP: The Rt. Rev. George N. Hunt III
The Rt. Rev. George N. Hunt III, the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island, died on October 23, 2022, in Santa Rosa, California, after a long illness. He was 90. Bishop Hunt (after retiring from Rhode Island) served as the “interim bishop” of Hawaiʻi between Bishop Hart and Bishop Chang (1995 to 1996). (See ENS article HERE)

Please remember Bishop Hunt in your prayers and in the Prayers of the People of our congregations.

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, George, 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 our brother, Robert, rest in peace. Amen.

Yours faithfully,

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan
Note: A link to a reflection by the Rev. Alison Dingley about Bishop Hunt appears in this issue under the Retired Clergy's Talk Story collection further below.
RIP: Florence Sasaki
Mrs. Florence Sasaki, died on Monday, October 31, 2022, after a very long illness and just shy of her 94th birthday (November 5). Flo was the widow of the Reverend Norio Sasaki (1925-2015).

Please remember Flo in your prayers and in the Prayers of the People of our congregations.

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, Florence, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that she and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of your saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May our sister, Florence, rest in peace. Amen.

Yours faithfully,

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan
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Feature Story

With the return of in-person worship and the Bishop's Visitations back on schedule, churches in the Diocese have a lot to look forward to and catch up on, including Confirmations that require his presence. This past Sunday, churches celebrated All Saints' Day, and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu was blessed to have a scheduled Visitation. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick performed two baptisms, while nine confirmands lined up for his laying on of hands and blessing.

Those baptized were: Andrew Miyasaka and Reid Kagemoto. Those Confirmed were: Rose Baroza, Haroldwyn Chang, Ann Ho, Reid Kagemoto, Sharleen Kwok, Maiesha Stovall, Aimee Wond, Jaime Wond, and Gabriana Wond. (Photos: Karin Kimura)
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
In case you missed the Special Edition Convention Chronicle, visit the Diocesan News website HERE for full-coverage of Convention 54. Along with the Annual Meeting, all activities on Friday's Education Day (Plenary Session, afternoon workshops, Queen Lili'uokalani play, Aloha Reception with Bishop's Cross) are included with tons of photos, videos, presentation links, comments, and updated information. Click on the Convention 54 Coverage button at left to go there now.
Christmas Decorations Needed
Do you have extra Christmas decorations you would like to pass along? Camp Mokulē'ia is looking for the following Christmas themed items: wrapping paper, bows/ribbons, garland, LED candles, wreaths, centerpieces, greenery, etc. Please help us decorate for the month of December. Email Lynea to coordinate pick up of your items. Mahalo!
Reminder: Christmas Stay Cay
December 9-11, 2022
'Tis the season for aloha! Join us at Camp Mokulē'ia for a weekend full of cookie decorating, ornament making, Christmas carols, a Christmas themed movie and a picture with Santa! Our classic camp fun such as paddle boarding and zip-lining will also be waiting for you and your family under the tree! Click HERE to register.
Camp Mokulē'ia Youth Retreat with Easton Davis February 3-5, 2023
Calling all priests, parishioners, friends, and family! Do you know any teenagers in grades 6-12? After 2 years of the pandemic, we need help getting our youth back! Help us connect with them! Email Lynea if you know of families that could benefit from Diocesan youth activities! Better yet, help them come to the Youth Retreat in February by giving them the Diocesan Youth Retreat flyer HERE. Youth and chaperones can register using the QR Code on the flyer or click HERE.
Retired Clergy Families:
The Talk Story Project Remembers Bishop Hunt
The latest installment in the Retired Clergy Families Talk Story Project is now posted on the Diocesan website HEREIn this month's posting, the Rev. Alison Dingley poignantly remembers Bishop Hunt who recently passed away. The Talk Story Project is a (growing) collection of stories from Diocesan-related retired clergy, spouses, and widows. Stay tuned for more updates!
Advent Sermons Available Digitally for Under-resourced Congregations from the Monks of Saint John the Evangelist
The Brothers of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are providing a series of recorded sermons for congregations this Advent season. The free sermon resource can be used in a service where a preacher may not be available. The videos can also be used as an adult forum resource. To register to receive the sermons and reflection questions, click HERE. For more information, click HERE.
(This is a Chronicle series features articles from the Diocese's deputation team. In this issue, we feature the Rev. Paul Lillie from St. Mark's. Visit the GC80 Connection webpage HERE where all featured articles will be housed.)
This past summer I was privileged to serve as a General Convention deputy of our Diocese for the fourth time. Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, this was a convention unlike any other, shortened due to COVID precautions with work beginning months in advance online at the committee level. As some time has allowed for reflection, I now believe that the pandemic required the Episcopal Church to make positive changes regarding governance.

As General Convention was to be only four days in-person, legislative committees were required to complete their work prior to our gathering in Baltimore. This meant that for many months committees did their work online via Zoom. Even though Zoom is impersonal at times, having the committees meet online allowed greater access for the wider church. If one wanted to attend hearings for resolutions, one could sign up to testify due to the wonders of modern technology. In the past, one needed enough financial resources to travel to General Convention, requiring taking time off from work. I noticed that because hearings were online, more young people seemed present for the business of the church. Testifying or attending a hearing was not mostly older retired folks who had the means and time to travel. READ MORE
TIPS FROM LOT'S LIST - "Pull plants requiring more water. Plant a tree that is suitable for the site you choose. Purchase native trees and shrubs. They are more drought tolerant besides being at risk for extinction."
GOING GREEN AT GOOD SAM - (Excerpts from Good Samaritan's Green Team Report by The Rev. Keleawe Hee) With the Diocesan initiative for all churches to focus on Creation Care of the environment, we formed a Green Team with guidance from the Rev Jenn Latham. Our team consists of the Vicar, a Bishop’s Committee member who has financial expertise, and an energy professor. First, we determined where the electrical meters were and found that more than one building was attached to a meter. Secondly, the three residences, the church, and the office have internal temperatures of 90+ degrees during the day. Thirdly, the monthly electricity bill is about $1500. To reduce this we need photo-voltaic panels. Jenn connected us to John from RevoluSun and we’ve come up with a plan. We hope to have all this completed in the upcoming months and start the new year with a greener church!
Oʻahu Happenings
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This Sunday at The Cathedral:
November Choral Evensong & Play
Join the Cathedral of St. Andrew for a special evening honoring two of our Ali'i, this Sunday, November 13, 2022. Beginning at 5:30 PM, there will be a Choral Evensong honoring King Kalākaua, with the Cathedral Choir and Orvis Scholars. At 6:30 PM, An Hour with Queen Lili'uokalani, a theatrical performance, will take place. This two-woman play was written by author and historian Rianna Williams. She will also be starring in it with fellow historian Carol Silva. For more information, download the flyer HERE.
This Saturday!
Holy Nativity Fall Festival & Christmas Sale
It's time for Holy Nativity's Annual Fall Festival & Christmas Sale put on by their Thrift Store. Come on down this Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM, and get your hands on lots of great items! Holy Nativity is located at 5286 Kalanianaole Hwy. in Aina Haina.
This Saturday!
Emmanuel's First & Fabulous Plant Sale
Come to Emmanuel's first ever Plant Sale on Saturday, November 12, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There will be a wide variety of plants available for purchase at a great price! There will also be firewood for sale! Paul Nachtigall and Mike Emerson will be displaying samples of the kadomatsu that are available for presale (pickup date is December 29th). Emmanuel s located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua.
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information.)

  • The Cathedral of St. Andrew - Maintenance (Part-time, flexible hours)
  • St. Stephen's Church, Wahiawa - Organist (part-time)
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Coming Up: Annual Kapa'a Interfaith Thanksgiving Luncheon
The Kapa'a Interfaith Association's free Thanksgiving Luncheon will be a drive-through/pick-up event at the All Saints' Gym for another year. The Interfaith service will still take place at All Saints' Church on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, beginning at 10:00 AM, followed by meal pick-up from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Home deliveries will also be available. For more information, contact Sarah Rogers at (808) 822-3473.
Reminder: Christ Memorial Accepting Applications for Vicar
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church in Kilauea is now receiving names for a full-time Vicar, through December 31, 2022. They are currently building a vicarage on campus that should be completed by summer 2023. For more information and to view the church profile, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Trunk or Treat at St. John's Kula
On Sunday, October 30, 2022, St. John’s Kula hosted their first ever Trunk or Treat. We had visitors come from all over the island. Our families decorated their trunks, we played games, and handed out spooky gift bags. (Contributed photos)
Coming Up: Joint Thanksgiving Service
Trinity By-the-Sea in Kihei will be hosting a joint Thanksgiving Service, Thursday, November 24, 2022, at 9:00 AM. The Rev. Hau'oli Tomoso will be the Celebrant and the Rev. Moki Hino from Good Shepherd will deliver the homily.
Coming up at St. John's Kula:
Advent Wreaths & Christmas Cookies
Join us Sunday, November 27, 2022, 11:00 AM for Advent wreath making. Bring your own greenery; we will supply the wire wreath, decorations and candles. We are in need of greenery for this event. Please let me know if you have any leads or I can pick some greenery up.
Christmas Family Movie Night
It's a double-feature on Sunday, December 11, 2022, beginning at 5:00 PM (The Star) and 7:00 PM (Home Alone). Come to one of the movies or make a movie marathon out of it and stay for both. There will be pizza, popcorn, hot chocolate and Christmas treats. For more information on both events, contact Julia Golding by email.
Hawaiʻi Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. Jude's Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner
St. Jude's presents its annual FREE Thanksgiving Dinner for dine-in or take-out, Saturday, November 19, 2022, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (or when pau). Free hot showers will be available at their usual time. Come join us and enjoy a delicious meal of roast turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and dessert. St. Jude's is located at 92-8606 Paradise Circle in Ocean View.
St. James' Mango Chutney Now Available
St. James' onolicious mango chutney is now available for purchase at the Thrift Store. The chutney will also be available at the 5:00 PM Beach Mass service on Saturday, and at St. James' Church on Sunday at the 9:30 AM service. Taste tested by experts, the chutney is still only $10 per jar! For more information, call the church office at (808) 885-4923.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Photo: Lynnaia Main
Presiding bishop’s delegation resumes in-person engagement on climate issues at COP27 in Egypt
[November 10, 2022] For a second year, the United Nations’ annual climate conference has an option for online attendance, which has allowed Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to appoint a larger delegation to represent him at the global summit, and this month, for the first time in three years, some Episcopalians have resumed attending in person. READ MORE
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