April 28, 2021
As the Season of Easter continues, so do baptisms, and this issue's header takes us to Good Shepherd on Maui where Fr. Moki Hino baptized their youngest new members. (From the Good Shepherd Facebook page)
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
From the Bishop
Be sure to stay informed with the Bishop's latest messages by clicking on the button above left, and his series of Study videos on the right. All video messages also appear on the Dioceseʻs YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE DIOCESE
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PETER!
April 24, 2021 was Peter Pereira's 30th anniversary as the Diocesan Treasurer. We give thanks and praise for his faithful service to our Diocese. Until we can celebrate in person, we send Peter best wishes, virtual hugs and loving prayers!
Camp Mokule'ia: Important Reminder & Future Events
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE THIS FRIDAY! This Friday, April 30, is your last chance to save $50 on summer camp registration. Space is filling up so be sure to register TODAY and don't miss out! Remember also that each church has been allotted a grant for their youth to attend. Click HERE for more information about this year's summer camps.

COMING UP! SAVE THE DATES!
The Camp is looking forward to brighter days with these upcoming events later this year and into 2022:

  • DIOCESAN YOUTH MINISTRY RETREAT - October 15-17, 2021
  • TRINITY SUNDAY: 75TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND - June 11-12, 2022 (Bishop Fitzpatrick will lead Sunday service)
  • KAPUAKUKUI 75TH ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER EVENT - September 3, 2022
Monthly CHATS Session Tomorrow: Thursday, April 29
The Communication Design Team's monthly online gathering is this Thursday, April 29, at 2:00 PM. Topic will be on Social Media and best practices on some of the most popular platforms. We invite all interested to take part and share your thoughts, expertise and ideas. For more information about CHATS, visit the Diocesan website HERE or sign up to get the Zoom link HERE.
Province VIII BAM Online Gathering this Saturday, May 1
The Episcopal Church's Black African Ministries (BAM) invites all Black, African and Caribbean Episcopalians in Province VIII to "Share in the Black Experience Through Education and Community Building." This special online gathering will take place this Saturday, May 1, 2021, at 2:00-3:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 AM-12:00 PM Hawai'i). The gathering will be led by the Rev. Cn. Anita Braden from the Diocese of Arizona, and the Rev. Dr. Mauricio Wilson from St. Paul's in Oakland, CA. To register and receive the Zoom link, click HERE. For more information, view an informational flyer HERE.
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. Christopher's Youth Shine in Music Recital
Click on the image to watch a video of the talented youth at St. Christopher's during a virtual recital held on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Featured were the talents of young artists playing the organ, hand bells, chimes, and more! Enjoy!
Celebrating Earth Day!
In observance of Earth Day (April 22) and Earth month, Epiphany Church invited Albie Miles, Phd. and Assistant Professor of Sustainable Community Food Systems (SCFS) University of Hawai'i West Oahu on Hawai'i's Food System, to share his ideas about how we may provide food while considering the effects of its production and consumption on a variety of issues, not just hunger. (Photo from the Epiphany Facebook page)

The Revs. Jennifer Latham and Annalise Pasalo lead the Diocese of Hawai'i's Care for Creation and Environmental Justice, and will be contacting churches to share and gather information about what they are doing.
Emmanuel's Diaper Drive Huge Success!
(From the Emmanuel Facebook page:) Mahalo donors and volunteers! We collected 5,023 diapers and Pull Ups, and 92 packs of baby wipes for the Aloha Diaper Bank today (April 24, 2021) at Emmanuel! Special thanks to St. Christopher's Episcopal Church and 'Iolani School Key Club for their generous donations! Mahalo to our volunteers who made our time together so special!
St. Andrew's Ringing Society Wants YOU!
Celebrating their 30th year in 2021, the St. Andrew’s Ringing Society is actively encouraging and inviting any and all interested in learning “the ropes” to come and learn more about the bells in the tower and consider joining in. After a period of mentoring and training, you, too, can graduate through the Society’s program and become an official bell ringer! Tuesdays, 6pm, meet at the tower.

For a tamer version and example of the StARS change ringing, come by the tower on Saturday afternoons, around 3:30pm. That’s handbell time! If you would like more information email the Cathedral office HERE.
Registration for Summer Program at St. Andrew's Schools Now Open!
Register now for St. Andrew's Schools Summer Programs! Summer School for students in K-12 will run from June 7-July 18, 2021. The Summer Adventure Program for children in K-8 will run from July 19-August 13. For more information and to register, visit the school's website HERE.
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
All Saints' Celebrates Commissioning of Organ & Concert
After five years of planning, fundraising, and great effort, All Saint's in Kapa'a will celebrate the commissioning of their newly-rebuilt pipe organ on Sunday, May 16, 2021, during their 9:30 AM service. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be joining them for the commissioning of the Rosales Opus 41 along with baptisms, confirmations, and reception. Later in the day at 2:00 PM, there will be a concert featuring guest organist Adam Pajan. Please join them in-person or on-line on May 16, 2021 to celebrate this very special day. For more information, visit their website HERE. Due to limited seating please make your reservation HERE for the public concert.
CLERGY OPENING:
Episcopal Church on West Kaua'i
Application deadline is April 30
The Episcopal Church on West Kauaʻi is one congregation worshipping on two sites: St. John’s in ‘Ele‘ele and St. Paul’s in Kekaha. For the past several years, the church has relied on a system of temporary clergy who stay for two months at a time. They are now seeking long-term leadership and wish to engage a Priest-in-Charge part time... FOR MORE INFO
LAY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
-Part-time Custodian for All Saints' Church & Preschool, Kapa'a, HI
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Big Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
LAY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
-Part-time Office Assistant - Holy Apostles, Hilo
-Part-time Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator- St. James', Waimea
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
In Minnesota service, Presiding Bishop calls verdicts in George Floyd’s death steps in ‘long walk’ to justice
[April 21, 2021] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preached an impassioned and at times personal sermon during an April 20 virtual Compline service organized by the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and held hours after a jury convicted a former police officer in the killing of George Floyd. READ MORE
Episcopalians share transformative experiences with Sacred Ground racial justice curriculum
[April 28, 2021] On April 27, thousands of Episcopalians gathered on Zoom to celebrate two years of the church’s Sacred Ground curriculum, a 10-part discussion series for small groups that traces the history of systemic racism in America, from its roots to its present realities. READ MORE
Episcopal delegation gathers online for UN conference on Indigenous issues
[April 27, 2021] An Episcopal delegation is participating this month in the annual United Nations conference on Indigenous issues, and because the two-week conference is limited mostly to online meetings during the pandemic, this year’s delegation is the church’s largest yet, spanning a wide geographic range. READ MORE
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PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED REMINDERS:
COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: Stay informed with the latest about COVID vaccination schedules. Visit the State COVID-19 webpage HERE for more info, and click HERE to learn how to register for a vaccination.
2021 SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Early Bird rates end April 30, so sign up now! Click on the links below to learn more or visit their website HERE:


SCHOLARSHIPS - Camp Mokuleʻia is once again offering scholarship funds in 2021. All congregations are eligible to receive up to $1,000 to help their children and youth attend camp.
DIOCESE'S COFFEE HOUR MOVES TO THURSDAYS - The Diocese's Coffee Hour, an informational gathering of church administrators and wardens, has moved to Thursdays and will still be held at 9:00 AM. To take part in Coffee Hours with the Diocesan Support Team, contact Rae Costa HERE. For more information about Coffee Hours, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
CHATS: MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS MEETINGS - Beginning in March, the Diocese's Communications Design Team will be hosting monthly online gatherings that will be open to all in the Diocese. If you are interested in participating, please register HERE to get on the list and receive online instructions.
YOUTH WEEKLY COMPLINE SERVICE: Fr. Jar Pasalo, the Diocese's Youth and Young Adult Missioner, has launched a weekly LIVE Compline on the Episcopal Youth of Hawai'i Facebook Group page. All are invited to join in every Thursday at 8:00 PM. All sessions are available for viewing on the page if you miss it. If you are interested in assisting/leading Compline, contact Fr. Jar HERE.
PALAKA FACE MASKS FOR SALE: Don't forget to order your palaka face mask from the Good Shepherd Women in Ministry for only $5 each plus postage. All sales benefit their outreach ministries. Place your order via contact form HERE, and mail your check to 2140 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM OUR CHANCELLOR: LICENSE REQUIRED FOR LIVE STREAMING MUSIC: As you may know, U.S. copyright laws do not apply for the performance or display of copyrighted works during on-site religious services. However, this religious service exemption does NOT apply to livestreaming or retransmission of the service over the Internet. Churches using copyrighted music in a live streamed service must either obtain specific written permission or a streaming license. Please contact me if you have any questions or call (808) 282-6088.

PROPER LICENSING NEEDED FOR MEDIA SHARING: Like the music industry, movies and books require permission to be shared publicly. For churches interested in showing movies, public performance rights can be obtained from two companies (representing different studios): Swank Motion Pictures (includes Disney and faith-based films) and Criterion. For reading books online, permission should be obtained from the author (or copyright holder).
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The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
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