January 26, 2021
This issue's header photo is from the St. Andrew's School's Facebook page, where students and staff celebrated Queen Emma's birthday, with ho'okupu of song, dance, and lei in The Cathedral of St. Andrew. The Queen founded the school in 1867.
FourthSunday After the Epiphany
Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; 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...
Bishop's Inaugural Reflection on Romans 13:1-7
The Bishop shared a special message on Inauguration Day with a reflection on Paul's letter to the Roman's. To view the video, click on the image or click HERE.
Be sure to stay informed with the Bishop's latest messages by clicking on the button above left, and his new series of Bible Study videos on the right. All video messages also appear on the Dioceseʻs YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Chronicle Feature Story:
Beyond the Horizon: The Rev. Cn. Sam Van Culin
At age 90, a (Washington National) Cathedral priest reflects on a remarkable vocation.
Fr. David Stout shared the following article by Kevin Eckstrom, about the Rev. Cn. Sam Van Culin, who has deep ties to Hawai'i.

Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick shared fondly, "A few (actually very few) still remember him as the last Vicar of the 'Hawaiian Congregation' (the merger with the Cathedral Congregation happened in 1958 -- the year he left Hawaiʻi). To some, he is remembered as Tom’s famous brother (and to fewer still, Andrew’s uncle). Sam is another link in our Punahou School connection. He is a gracious individual. He is truly a citizen of the world."

Enjoy this article from the Washington National Cathedral's Fall 2020 publication HERE.
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
Watch the Consecreation of Bishop-elect Diana Akiyama Online this Saturday
Former priest of St. Augustine and now Bishop-elect Diana Akiyama, will be consecrated as the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 2:00 PM (PST) or 12:00 noon (HST). The service will be livestreamed on the Trinity Cathedral Facebook page HERE or their YouTube page HERE. For more information, or if you would like to make a donation toward a gift, click HERE.
Camp Mokule'ia: More Stay-Cay dates!
Camp Mokule'ia has added another set of dates to its Spring Stay-Cay packages! Hurry and reserve your space today for a great family get away in a variety of camping options! Current Stay-Cay dates are: February 19-21, March 26-28, and April 16-18. Click on the image for more info, or visit their website HERE.
Lent Resources 2021
With Lent approaching, we share resources for Lent 2021 which begins on February 17: (More coming soon)

Click on the images or links below to go there now!
Helpful Resource Pages on Diocesan Website
The Diocesan website strives to provide users with up-to-date news, information, and resources. It isn't easy organizing so much data and understanding how to navigate a website can be overwhelming. One way to find specific information is to use the SEARCH bar that can be found on every page (top or in the bottom footer). Simply type in the word/subject you are looking for and enter. Page results will pop up containing that word, and you click on the link.
COVID Vaccination Information
Be sure to stay informed of the latest about COVID vaccination schedules, especially during these times of rapidly changing news. Currently, health care workers, first responders, frontline essential workers, and kupuna age 75+ are eligible to receive vaccinations. Visit the State COVID-19 webpage HERE for more info, and click HERE to learn how to register for a vaccination.
To view a listing of churches offering online services with links to connect, click on the ONLINE WORSHIP button at left.
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Noon Day Prayers on Inauguration Day
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
This issue's featured service took place at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, with Noon Day Prayers on Inauguration Day. Bishop Fitzpatrick, the Rev. Cn. Sandy Graham and the Rev. Heather Patton-Graham, led the service. To view the service in its entirety on the Cathedral's Facebook page, click HERE.
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
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.
Part-time Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator- St. James'
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Presiding Bishop meets with members of Congress for virtual Morning Prayer
[January 26, 2021] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry held a virtual Morning Prayer service with nine members of Congress and some of their staffers on Jan. 26, sharing memories and stories that he hoped would inspire the kind of faith that might guide them through these challenging times. READ MORE
Executive Council eyes plan for pandemic aid to dioceses, commits church to ‘deradicalization’
[January 25, 2021] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council pledged to assist cash-strapped dioceses during the pandemic, committed the church to “deradicalization” efforts after the U.S. Capitol riot and received an update on a racial audit of church leadership, during a four-day meeting at which current events influenced much of the agenda. READ MORE
Washington National Cathedral hosts online National Prayer Service after Biden inauguration
[January 21, 2021] Washington National Cathedral on Jan. 21 resumed its tradition of, every four years, hosting an interfaith prayer service the day after the presidential inauguration, but this time the thousands of people who attended followed along from the comfort of their homes. READ MORE
More Headline Links:
2021 SPRING FAMILY STAY-CAY WEEKENDS - Camp Mokule'ia will be offering more Stay-Cay weekends this Spring: February 19-21, March 26-28, and April 16-18. For more information and to make your reservation, visit the Camp website HERE.

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 next 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.
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 review the article for more information HERE. 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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