April 9, 2021
This issue's header photo was captured from the St. James' Great Easter Vigil service at Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island that was live streamed on their Facebook page HERE.
Second Sunday of Easter
Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
From the Bishop
In case you missed it: Easter Messages from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick & Presiding Bishop Michael Curry - Click on the images to view their video messages.
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.
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
Camp Mokule'ia Reminders: Early Bird Rates End April 30, Scholarships & More!
Summer is around the corner, and the staff at Camp Mokule'ia is ramping up for a great camp experience for our youth and families. Early Bird rates end April 30, so sign up now! Scholarships are available again ($1,000 per church). Click on the links below to learn more or visit their website HERE:

All Past EYE (Episcopal Youth Event) Participants Invited to Take Part in Research Project
The Office of Youth Ministries for The Episcopal Church has contracted with Ministry Architects to conduct a professional and objective evaluation of the almost 40-year-old international triennial Episcopal Youth Event and the more recently added Evento de Jóvenes Episcopales. Since EYE2020 was cancelled due to pandemic, we sought to take advantage of the pause and engage in a research project while we have the capacity to give it the attention it deserves. Now is the time, and we humbly request your help.
Our goal is to reach as many former EYE/EJE participants (both youth and adults) to help tell the story and determine the future of this legacy event. We have created a participation form on our website HERE.
Share Your Easter Photos & Video Clips
Please share your Holy Week-Easter photos and video clips for the Diocese's annual video and special feature article. We'd love to see how you worshiped and celebrated. Please send photos and clips as attachments to Sybil Nishioka HERE. For larger video files, let Sybil know so that other arrangements can be made. Please submit by April 16.
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Young Wallyhouse Supporter: We're In This Together!
Pictured at left are barbara bennet, the Catholic Worker at St. Elizabeth's Wallyhouse, with one of their youngest supporters, Alexander Relk, who put together a ton of masks to make sure that everyone who needs a mask can get one. The insert shows his message "We are all in this together" taped to each mask.
(Photos from the St. Elizabeth's newsletter)
St. Luke's Easter Food Drive
Pictured above, the good folks at St. Luke's collected lots of food during an Easter Food Drive, that will be distributed to those in need along with the "Spirit of Love of Christ our Lord," said Fr. Raymond Woo. (Contributed photo)
Coming Up: Emmanuel Diaper Drive
Please help support our Aloha Diaper Bank Collection Drive! This drive-through collection will take place at Emmanuel on Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm! We are collecting diapers and pull ups of all sizes, and baby wipes.

The Aloha Diaper Bank has distributed 121,950 diapers and 101,400 baby wipes to local families in need. Every baby deserves a clean diaper! Learn more about the organization's mission and the importance of clean diapers HERE.
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Episcopal Church on West Kaua'i
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
Coming Up: Online Retreat Opportunity
St. Michael and All Angels in conjunction with ReSource for Christian Spirituality, is offering an online directed retreat event, May 17-20, 2021. The retreat will take place through Zoom sessions daily at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, and will include individual spiritual direction, worship, community nurture, and personal times with God for prayer, sacred reading, art, music, journaling and walking. Participation is limited, so sign up early. Suggested donation: $200. For more information, click on the flyer.
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE

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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.
Out & About with St. Augustine Teens
Pictured above, Aunty Kathy (Matsuda) and St. Augustine’s teens collected boxes of items for the Hawai'i Wildlife’s Wishlist, and presented them to the Founder Linda Elliott. They were also lucky to receive a short tour with Heidi (right) and got to visit some of the patients. (Contributed photos)
Coming Up: Community Pet Meal & Plants at St. Augustine's
St. Augustine's active youth will be holding a drive-through Community Meal for ilio (dog) and popoki (cat) on Wednesday, April 21, from 5:00-6:00 PM, in the St. Augustine parking lot. Donations of dog and cat food may be dropped off prior to April 21 during church hours, at the thrift shop, or community meal.

Then on Sunday, April 22, Earth Day, there will be a free plant give-away during thrift shop hours of 4:00-6:00 PM. For more information on both activities, you may contact St. Augustine's Church HERE.
St. Augustine's - Big Island
This active congregation on the North Shore of the "Big Island" of Hawaiʻi seeks a half-time vicar to inspire further growth and further ministerial connection to their community. Through the pandemic, this congregation has not only pulled together for mutual support but increased their ministry to the larger region. FOR MORE INFO
Part-time Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator- St. James'
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Episcopal priest goes viral for wearing the same dress for 100 days as a fashion sustainability challenge
[April 8, 2021] For many who have worked from home during the pandemic, wearing the same clothes for more than a day has become a normal occurrence. But one Episcopal priest is doing it to the extreme, on purpose. READ MORE
Biden says VTS COVID-19 vaccine clinic is example of ‘America at its finest’
[April 8, 2021] President Joe Biden visited a Virginia seminary chapel that is being used as a COVID-19 vaccination clinic as his administration moved up the date when he hopes all Americans will be eligible to get a vaccine. READ MORE

Baltimore church to auction historic silver to help create $300,000 scholarship fund
[April 7, 2021] St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, founded in 1692, is the oldest church in Baltimore, Maryland. It owns an offering plate that is itself more valuable than any offering the congregation might collect on a typical Sunday. Made of silver and encrusted with gems, the offering plate bears an inscription dating it to “Easter 1876. READ MORE
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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! Camp Mokuleʻia has set their summer camp program dates for 2021. Click HERE to learn more about the summer camps dates!

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.

SUMMER STAFF - The Campʻs goal this summer is to hire the majority of summer staff locally. If you have college students in your congregation that you think would make good counselors, please provide them with the following link HERE.
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 Hawaii 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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Sybil Nishioka, Editor & Communications Contractor
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776
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