June 22, 2021
This issue's header takes us to Camp Mokule'ia on the north shore of O'ahu, where Fr. Mark Haworth of Halau Wa'a Episcopal led Chapel for young campers singing "Lean on Me." See feature article below for more. (Contributed photo)
Proper 8
Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone: Grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their teaching, that we may be made a holy temple acceptable to you; 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
(The following was originally sent in an email to Clergy and Wardens on June 10, 2021)

Do you have or know someone in discernment for ordained ministry or a licensed (lay) ministry?
They need to join “Insight Space”!

“Insight Space” is a seven-session time with Bishop Bob and a priest, Katlin McCallister, to explore the meaning of ministry (lay or ordained) for individuals in discernment. It is open to anyone in a local congregational discernment process that might lead to ordination (deacon or priest) or for those discerning a focused licensed lay ministry (Preacher, Pastoral Leader, Evangelist or Catechist). Those applying must have the endorsement of their local congregation’s clergy-in-charge or of the senior/bishop’s warden if there is currently no settled resident clergy-in-charge. Those looking to a possible path for ordination (see: Ordination Process) must be engaged with their local congregational Discernment Committee (but they do not need to have already received the approval/recommendation of the vestry/bishop’s committee and priest-in charge for nomination for ordination). “Insight Space” is required for anyone hoping to be admitted as a Postulant of this Diocese for ordination, and hoping to be admitted for formation leading to ordination through Waiolaihuiʻia or to a residential seminary.

The group will meet by Zoom beginning in September 2021 and ending in March 2022. The plan is to meet on the first Saturday of each month from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM for seven months [September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8 (the first Saturday is New Year’s Day), February 5, March 5].

Each session will include a focused study of the Gospel of Matthew and a time for reflection on "The Way of Love" to aid discernment.

There is no cost for this except the purchase of the required books. The required books are: (1) A good study Bible: The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version 5th Edition or The Common English Bible (CEB) Study Bible with Apocrypha; (2) The Book of Common Prayer, 1979; (3) Conversations with Scripture - The Gospel of Matthew (Anglican Association of Biblical Studies) by John Yieh (Morehouse Publishing, 2012); and seven “Little Books of Guidance” published by the Church Publish Company on “The Way of Love” (Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, and Rest).

To apply for “Insight Space” please email Denise Esposito for an application.

Yours faithfully.


The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
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.
Camp Mokule'ia Kicks Off 2021 Summer Program
Camp Mokule'ia kicked off the 2021 summer camp program with its largest gathering of young campers in recent history. After a year of disappointing cancellations, lockdowns, and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is looking a lot brighter!

The first camp was held June 6-11, for all three age groups: Elementary, Middle School and High School. Due to an overwhelming response, Camp Mokule'ia added a fourth camp date in July where you can still register your children. For more information, go to their website HERE.

Day Camps are also being held at several churches throughout the Diocese, and are run by Camp staff. Scholarships are available for all youth in the Diocese through their church. Please check with your youth leader, priest or church administrator for more information.

A special active webpage on the Diocesan's News website has been set up where you will be able to view photos, videos, and interviews about all the camps as summer progresses. Click on the button below to go there now, and be sure to check back often!
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
Registration Now Open for CONVENTION 53 and Education Day
Registration is now open for the Diocese's 53rd Annual Meeting of Convention and Education Day taking place October 22-23, 2021, at 'Iolani School. (Please note recent change in dates.) Both the Annual Meeting and Education Day will be live-streamed. There is no fee to watch but online viewers must also register. Before registering, please note some important information:

Education Day is open to all in the Diocese. Those interested in attending, whether in-person or online, must register. Individuals attending in-person will have the option to pre-purchase lunch when they register (please have payment information available), or you may bring your own lunch. Attendees will not be able to purchase a lunch on-site and there are no eating establishments nearby. Although the final line-up of speakers and sessions are still being finalized, one of the main topics will be on Reconciliation.

Due to possible restrictions in the number of people allowed in the hall, only voting clergy, lay delegates, lay members of Diocesan Council and Standing Committee, invited guests, and volunteers will be allowed to attend in person. All others may watch a live-stream. However, both in-person and virtual attendees must register.

  • All voting clergy and lay delegates MUST ATTEND IN PERSON ON SATURDAY in order to cast votes and have voice on the floor. There is a registration fee of $30. (Delegates, be sure to check with your church for how payment will be covered and if they will be registering for you.)
  • Each voting member must have their own email address. (Two or more attendees cannot share an email address.)

For more information, visit the Convention 53 webpage HERE. If you have questions, contact Rae Costa at (808) 536-7776, ext. 326 or email her HERE. To register, click on the button below.
53rd Annual Meeting of the Convention - New Date!
The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i takes place October 22-23, 2021, at 'Iolani School in Honolulu. Originally scheduled for October 29-30, the date had to be moved up due to facility commitments. This year's theme is "Remembering those who have gone before." For more information and to stay informed, visit the Convention webpage:
Evangelism Matters Is Now Live for All!
The Episcopal Church's Office of Evangelism recently held an online event called Evangelism Matters 2021: The Discipline of Hope, an Episcopal Evangelism Audioconference. Although the conference is officially over, the learning and gathering doesn’t have to end. If you missed it, you can now watch the Zoom Coffee Hours and listen to all episodes HERE.

Here are three things you can do to stay engaged with this work:
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Honor Choir USA Performs at The Cathedral
On Sunday, June 20, 2021, the Honor Choir USA returned to The Cathedral to share their gifts in a special concert during their summer tour. Due to COVID restrictions, the concert was held outdoors in the Memorial Garden Courtyard. The choir is designed for choral singers who are participants in their high school choir or have been referred by their choral directors. To watch the concert, visit The Cathedral Facebook page HERE.
St. John's By-the-Sea Celebrates! On Sunday, May 23, 2021, St. John’s By-the-Sea in Kaneohe celebrated the Feast of Pentecost and commemorated the Baptism and Confirmation of Queen Lili`uokalani by holding its first in-person worship service since the earliest days of the corona virus pandemic. It was a joyous occasion! (Contributed photo)
Attention Middle School & High School Students!
Holy Nativity Church & School Presents: Hopeathon Hawaii 2021
Beginning July 6, 2021, local students interested in developing online video games are invited to begin registering for Hopeathon Hawai’i for free.

Hopeathon Hawai’i is designed to make a positive impact on children using core values shared across the world. It offers local middle and high school public, private, and homeschooled students throughout the Hawaiian Islands, an opportunity to develop online video games for younger children. A total of $3,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top five video games.

Registered student contestants will register to compete between July 6 and August 5, 2021, in developing their video games as an individual. Teams will compete online between August 6 and December 2, at their leisure using their own equipment. Video games can be developed using any game engine that allows players to use it on the Internet using Google Chrome, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Edge for free.

Hopeathon Hawaii ends with a Competition Weekend at Holy Nativity’s Gym as student contestants come together in person and showcase their video games to IT, values and student referees for scoring December 3-5, 2021. For more information, please visit the Hopeathon website HERE.
Blood Bank Coming to St. Christopher's
The Hawaiʻi Blood Bank Bloodmobile will be at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Kailua, on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Emmanuel Episcopal has partnered up with St. Christopher's to reach the Blood Bank’s goal of 50 donors at this Blood Drive. Appointments to donate blood will be required. Please sign up online HERE or call the Blood Bank at (808) 848-4770. St. Christopher's is located at 93 N. Kainalu Drive in Kailua.
Reminder: COVID Vaccination Sites at O'ahu Churches
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
Sunday, June 27, from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Age 12 & Up - Walk-ins welcomed
Address: 93 N. Kainalu Road, Kailua
Church office: (808) 262-8176
Note: In collaboration with Castle Memorial Hospital - Pfizer vaccine
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church
Ongoing every Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Reservations required: Call (808) 913-1364
Address: 720 North King Street, Honolulu
Church Office: (808) 845-2112
Note: In collaboration with We Are Oceania (WAO) and the Kalihi Palama Health Center
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
-Half-time Bookkeeper, St. Peter's, Honolulu
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Daughters of the King Growing on Kaua'i
The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) on Kaua'i is growing! On Sunday, June 13, 2021, the group at All Saints' in Kapa'a welcomed four new members. "We are an Order, not an organization. A daughter pledges herself to a life-long program of prayer, service, and evangelism, dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom and to the strengthening of the spiritual life of her parish." To learn more, visit the Diocesan website HERE or the national website HERE. (Photo: All Saints' weekly e-news)
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Reminder: Sign-up for Day Camp at Good Shepherd in Wailuku
Several churches in the Diocese will be hosting day camps on their campuses this summer, led by the staff from Camp Mokule'ia. The 5-day Day Camps are for children finishing grades 1-5, and run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. On Maui, Day Camp will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, July 5-9. Click HERE for more information and to register now!
The Big Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Serving It Up at St. James'
The folk's at St. James' in Waimea have never faltered, despite the challenges of COVID-19. Their meal ministry, which saw a huge uptick during the pandemic, continues to serve up hundreds of hot meals each week by dedicated volunteers and community sponsors.
Joyous Worship at St. Columba's
Meanwhile, St. James' sister church, St. Columba's in Pa'auilo, has been enjoying outdoor worship under a tent for maximum airflow, with a congregation that keeps growing! Pictured above, the Rev. Linda Lundgren rings the bell and members receive communion.
New Dates! Register NOW!
Summer Day Camp at Holy Apostles
Several churches in the Diocese are hosting day camps on their campuses this summer, led by the staff from Camp Mokule'ia. The 5-day Day Camps are for children finishing grades 1-5, and run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. On the Big Island, Day Camp will be held at Holy Apostles in Hilo, June 28-July 2 (NEW DATES). Click HERE for more information and to register now!
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Photo: Machell Carroll
Oregon church navigates the tension of serving the homeless amid community’s opposition
[June 21, 2021] Despite encountering resistance from neighbors and town officials, an Episcopal parish in a small Oregon town is continuing to provide critical services to homeless people, filling a void in an area where there are many unhoused and transient residents but few resources available to them. READ MORE
Photo: Danielle E. Thomas/Washington National Cathedral

Episcopal Church reiterates opposition to anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination after Supreme Court foster care ruling
[June 17, 2021] The Episcopal Church is responding to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in a pivotal case about religious groups’ anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination by expressing support for same-sex parents and concern about the case’s implications. READ MORE
Photo: Diocese of Northern California
Episcopal churches step up efforts to go solar to reach net-zero carbon emissions goals
[June 16, 2021] When it came time to bless the solar panels at the Church of St. Martin in Davis, California, earlier this spring, Northern California Bishop Megan Traquair had to improvise – the Book of Common Prayer, so far, doesn’t include a solar panel blessing. 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 to learn how to register for a vaccination.
2021 SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM - LIMITED SPACE STILL AVAILBLE! 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 - The Diocese's Communications Design Team hosts monthly online gatherings that are open to all in the Diocese. If you are interested in learning or sharing about anything related to communications and media, please register HERE to get on the list to receive Zoom instructions and upcoming announcements.
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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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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