September 2022
Note from Canon Heather+
Aloha St. Andrew's- 
Grace and peace and all goodness. 

A new program year is upon us – September is right around the corner. Abundant prayers abound for an even more sense of ‘normal’ and blessed excitement for ‘new,’ too. Through this long COVID season of uncertainty and change, pivoting and reprioritizing, covering up, and staying close, God’s been with us; Christ’s love revealed over and over. We are nourished by it on Sundays, both in-person and online. We have testified to it through our partnerships with Kalihi Waena School, Princess Keʻelikōlani Middle School, Wallyhouse, and Episcopal Relief and Development. We move about in the world witnessing to it each and every day. And we pray. And pray some more. 
And we sing. And sing some more. 

Lord, you make the common holy: “This my body, this my blood.” 
Let us all, for earth’s true glory, daily lift life heavenward, 
asking that the world around us share your children’s liberty. 
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us for the work of ministry. 
Commissioned by the graduating class of Yale and Berkeley Divinity Schools in 1978, in this hymn text, Jeffery Rowthorn took the Great Commission which Jesus directs to the disciples, and crafted a hymn that walks all Jesus-followers through the call of Christ which compels our lives forward each day. The Great Commission is found in three of the four gospels; it is significant in its scope and clear in its charge for those disciples back then, and us disciples, us, right now. 

With starting this new and newly normal program year, remembering that our common and every day is made holy by Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ, we are excited to share our plans for worship and introduce a new outreach effort into our community, all captured here in your Cathedral Life for September. We also uplift and encourage our ongoing weekday worship and study opportunities and welcome you to dive into any of our varied and various ministries. 
Common made holy -- every and each day, life lifted heavenward. Bishop Staley talked about it in his first sermon in Hawaiʻi, and King Kamehameha IV wrote about it in his preface to the Book of Common Prayer which he translated into ʻōlelo for the Kingdom, and we are called to this truth of living by Christ himself. Together, in this new program year, may we fully claim it and allow it to claim us, and with the Spirit’s gifts by empowered for the work of ministry. 
In Christ, 
Canon Heather+ 
Sunday Worship Schedule (Starting Sept. 4, 2022) 
Sunday times: 7am Rite I, 8am Rite II ʻŌlelo and English, 10am Rite II  
  • On the first Sunday of the month, the 10am Eucharist will be sung. 
  • Starting in October: Second Sundays, Choral Evensong (October-June 2023), 5:30pm. 
Weekday Worship and Study (Ongoing) 
Tuesday Zoom Noonday Prayer with Joy Martinez
Please contact for Zoom link.

Wednesday Bible Study at 10am
Please contact for more information.

Open Cathedral Wednesday (11am - 1pm) with Wednesday Mass
at Noon in the Cathedral

Friday Zoom Morning Prayer with Robert Bley-Vroman
Please contact for Zoom link.
Launch of the Program Year begins in September!
Ali'i Sunday Schedule
Please mark your calendars for these upcoming Ali'i events for 2022!

September 4
Commemorating Queen Lili'uokalani's Birthday
October 16
Commemorating Princess Ka'iulani's Birthday
November 13
Sunday Morning services - Diocesan Feast Day for Queen Lili'uokalani
Evensong - Commemorating King Kalākaua's Birthday
November 20
Diocesan Feast Day for Holy Sovereigns
December 11
Commemorating King Kamehameha V's Birthday
Facebook disrupting Sunday service videos
As you may have noticed over the last few weeks, videos of the livestreamed Sunday services have not been available for later viewing. The reason being, Facebook has "identified" music within our videos as being copyrighted, and have acted by muting sound. We know this to be a mistake, as we work diligently each week to identify and report all music that is copyrighted (we hold several licenses that allow us to do so).

Through some research, we have learned that there are particular algorithms built into Facebook, called "bots", that are used to detect illegal use of music (particularly the genre of Pop). These bots are notoriously known for misidentifying music as copyrighted, even when the piece in question is clearly Public Domain (a lot of our music is classified as PD)!

What can we do about it? Not much, unfortunately. We have challenged Facebook when they have incorrectly claimed our services contain copyrighted music, but they have still acted on muting our recordings. Our Sunday services will continue to be livestreamed, but will no longer be available to view later in the day. Our future plan is to livestream to our website, eliminating our interaction with bots. Please stay tuned for more details!
2022 Cathedral Volunteer Appreciation on September 21!
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead, they put it on top of a lampstand, and it shines on all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before people, so they can see the good things you do and praise your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5: 15-16

As we celebrate St. Matthew on Wednesday, September 21, we would also like to celebrate our wonderful Volunteers! The Cathedral Office has put together a token of our immense appreciation, a token that will "shine" on our wonderful Cathedral 'Ohana.

Details for the distribution to follow in the next couple of weeks!
Confirmation, Re-Affirmation, Reception
If you are interested in participating, if you are looking to pursue Confirmation or to be received into the Episcopal Church, or you would like to reaffirm your faith and take a deeper dive, email the Office for more details.

All are welcome! Be in touch with any questions you may have.
Post-It Prayers for the Summer
O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in
the multitude of your mercies, look with compassion upon us
and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O
lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and
Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.
Cathedral Outreach
Foodland's Give Aloha program starts September 1st!
Give Aloha is Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts program. Each year through the month of September, Foodland and Western Union contribute over $250,000 to match customer donations for all participating charities. Since the program began in 1999, more than 34.4M has been raised for Hawai'i charities!
The magic of Give Aloha is that donations to each charity are tracked, and the $250K is divided proportionately among all participating charities based on the amount that organization raised. In other words, the more that is donated to the Cathedral, the greater our additional gift will be.
During September, you can contribute up to $249 to the Cathedral by going to any Foodland and tell the checkout clerk you want to contribute to Give Aloha. Charities are identified by number; the Cathedral's number is #78509. If you would like your donation to be counted toward your pledge, just turn in a copy of your receipt (Foodland will give you two copies) to Julia!
Starting September 4: Food Vault Hawai'i
Pantry item collection for UH Mānoa Students
Food Vault Hawai'i (FVH) was initiated by the Associated Students of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (ASUH) in Spring 2018 and established in Fall 2018. The purpose of FVH is to assist students facing food insecurity starting with non-perishable food and toiletries.

ASUH leaders expressed a desire that the FVH pantry be open to any current UHM student who finds themselves in need of food.

At its inception, FVH was intended to run a three year pilot program from Fall 2018 through Spring 2021, then to review data to assess the continued need. The COVID-19 pandemic hit in the middle of the second year of the pilot impacting operations and the data. Post-pandemic, the pantry will complete two additional years of operations to have a full three years of "pilot" data for review. This will likely include the 22-23 and 23-24 academic years.

FVH accepts non-perishable, unopened, unexpired food and toiletries via the Office of Student Life and Development (SLD). Suggested items include:

  • Canned meats (spam, tuna, chicken, salmon, corned beef, vienna sausage)
  • Canned vegetables/fruits
  • Canned meals (stew, spaghetti, chili. chowder)
  • Canned soups (chicken noodle soup, vegetable broth, chicken broth, bone broth)
  • Packaged pasta (spinach, wheat, etc)
  • Tomato sauce, meat sauces
  • 2-5 pound bags of rice
  • Cup noodles/instant noodles/saimin
  • Mac n Cheese (ready to make)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly, Jam, Honey
  • Beans, Lentils
  • Mini boxes of cereal
  • Granola, Oatmeal
  • Nuts (almonds, peanuts, etc)
  • Toiletries (individually wrapped toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, deodorant, pads, tampons)

The Cathedral will start collecting non-perishable food/toiletry donations* for Food Vault Hawai'i starting on Sunday, September 4, and continue for the rest of September. For more information on Food Vault Hawai'i, please visit their website.

*If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make checks payable to The Cathedral of St. Andrew, with "Food Vault Hawai'i" in the memo line.

Thank you for your generous donations to the Kalihi Waena School Supply Drive!
Thank you to all who donated to the July Kalihi Waena School Supply Drive! Through your generous donations, we not only were able to deliver vital school supplies, but a monetary contribution to aid the school in their future endeavors!
Diocesan Happenings
Camp Mokule'ia's 75th Anniversary Auction
This year Camp Mokule‘ia is celebrating our 75th Anniversary! We want everyone to have the opportunity to join in this milestone celebration and to support camp at the same time.

Please visit our online auction and start bidding on some wonderful items (mainland trips, paintings, jewelry, adirondack chairs, clothing, local handcrafted items, special camp events, and much more!)

Use the QR code to the right (or, click here) to be taken to the Auction!
St. Andrew's Ringing Society
In The Clapper (a quarterly publication from The Journal of the North American Guild of Change Ringers) Summer 2022 release, our very own Richard Harris and Patrick Nguyen from the St. Andrew's Ringing Society, contributed an article on their trip to Hereford. Please click here to read their article!
Tree Trimming around the Square!
Big Mahalo to Julia Jackson, Cathedral Business Manager, for arranging the trimming of trees around the Square this month! Julia worked with Imua Landscaping to "spruce up" the property, as well as ensuring that our trees are in healthier shape. Amazing job, Julia!
Note from the Cathedral Office
Please take note!
As we head into a new Program year, the Cathedral has a few updates to share:

The Cathedral Office is closed on Mondays &
open by appointment: Tuesday - Friday, 8am to 4pm

To contact the Office:
Call 808-524-2822
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-2822