June 9, 2021
This issue's header photo was taken at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, with Verger, Roth Puahala, waving the streamers during the recessional. (Photo from the Cathedral newsletter)
Proper 5
O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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.
Diocese Hosts Palestine-Israel Insights Online Gathering
On Saturday, June 5, 2021, the Diocese hosted a special online Zoom gathering about the current Palestine-Israel conflict, with over 80 people tuning in. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick had asked the Rev. Canon Naim Ateek and the Rev. Canon Brian Grieves to share their insights into the current situation in Palestine/Israel. Canon Ateek is a retired Palestinan Anglican Priest and the founder of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem, and Canon Grieves is a Priest of the Diocese of Hawaiʻi who has served as the peace and justice officer for the Episcopal Church.

Joining Ateek and Grieves were Cedar Duaybis, founding member of Sabeel, and Omar Haramy, the Director of Sabeel-Jerusalem. Duaybis was born in Haifa and fled to Nazareth in 1948, where she grew up as an “internal refugee” within Israel. She is a retired school teacher who supported her husband’s ministry as a priest of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Jerusalem inside Israel and in the Palestinian territories. Haramy is the Director of Sabeel-Jerusalem and an Orthodox Christian, with deep connections to the Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulcher) in Jerusalem. He is also a member of the Kairos Palestine Steering Committee. READ MORE
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
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:
Clergy Transitions: The Rev. Alison Donohue and The Rev. Kerith Harding
This fall, the Rev. Alison Donohue will become the new chaplain at the Episcopal Church at Yale (ECY) in Connecticut. Joining her will be her wife, the Rev. Kerith Harding, who has been serving as the Rector at St. John's in Kula for the past 8 years. Donohue joined the priesthood in January 2018, and has since been the associate priest alongside Harding at St. John's. We wish them and their family best wishes on their upcoming move.
Happening Now: Kalaupapa Webinar Series
June 30 is Kalaupapa's Independence Day when the State Legislature lifted the isolation ban and decriminalized Hansen's Disease. In celebration, Dr. Kerri Inglis, history professor at UH-Hilo, who animated Lei Hali'a eight years ago to honor all who died in Kalaupapa, has taken her students and invited halaus, churches and Hawaiian groups across the islands to make lei that is placed upon every grave each year.

Due to the pandemic, this year Inglis has produced a 5-session webinar series running during the month of June. For more information, click on the image to view the flyer, or HERE to register.
Our Schools: Class of 2021
Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
Like the Class of 2020, the Class of 2021 celebrated their graduation with pandemic protocols in place, though not nearly as restrictive as last year. With an added year of experience and planning for a ceremony of the times, the Diocese's high schools livestreamed and created memorable ceremonies that will be carried in hearts of each student. Pictured above are 'Iolani at top, bottom left Seabury and right is St. Andrew's Schools. To watch the commencement ceremonies for each of the schools, click below:
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Quick peeks into our O'ahu congregations
Dazzling Pentecost at St. Timothy's
St. Timothy's in Aiea observed Pentecost with a dazzling banner of doves above the altar. To view the service along with their other live-streamed services, click HERE.
Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
For years, St. Peter's has held Jazz Vespers every Thursday evening, bringing together some of Hawai'i's finest jazz musicians. To view the spirited services, click HERE.
Holy Nativity School Graduates
Congratulations to the graduating 6th graders of Holy Nativity School in Aiea!
Choral Evensong at the Cathedral
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 5:30 PM
Director of Music, Leohone Magno, has shared that she will be featuring organ and choir music by C. Hubert H. Parry, John S. McCreary, and J.S. Bach. The Evening Service Setting will be Stanford in F. Liturgy will be both in-person and live-streamed.

Evensong is a tiny fragment of something else; it is a part of the worship that is offered to God by Christian people every hour of the day and night, in every part of the world. (From Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St. Cuthbert of Durham, England)
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
Reminder: Sign Up for Day Camp at O'ahu Churches
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 O'ahu, Day Camp will be held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew (June 14-18) and Epiphany Church (June 21-25). Click HERE for more information and to register now!
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
All Saints' Celebrates the Blessing of Refurbished Pipe Organ
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's visitation to All Saints' on May 16, 2021, was no ordinary visit. Along with 3 baptisms, 8 confirmations and 1 reception, the Bishop blessed their newly refurbished pipe organ that has been over five years in the making. Well known guest organist, Adam Pajan, played at both Sunday services and at two concerts. To view videos of the service and live concerts, visit the All Saints' Facebook video page HERE.
Reminder: Sign-up for Camp Day at All Saints' in Kapa'a
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 Kaua'i, Day Camp will be held at All Saints' in Kapa'a, June 21-25. Click HERE for more information and to register now!
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Trinity By-the-Sea Baptism
The Rev. John Hau'oli Tomoso is keeping busy at Trinity By-the-Sea in Kihei, with baptisms. Pictured above is Ezekiel Steven Ellis Murphy who was baptized on Mother's Day. A couple weeks later, Delta York Shanahan was also baptized.
Chicken Chat
The Rev. Moki Hino of Good Shepherd in Wailuku has embraced the chickens that occupy the campus in his weekly "Chicken Chat" video updates to the congregation. His light-hearted messages keeps everyone informed and smiling.
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.
St. Jude's Shower & Meal Ministry Re-opened!
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church is delighted to re-open the public showers, beginning Saturday, June 5. The weekly Saturday Hot Shower & Hot Meal outreach program will resume, after a 15 month hiatus, due to the Corona virus pandemic. Located on Paradise Circle, in Ocean View, the shower ministry hours of operation are 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon.

To accommodate pandemic safety concerns, a few changes have been made to the shower protocol. Masks will be required on the church grounds. All shower clients must sign up for a time slot, beginning at 9:00 AM. Social distancing will be observed and temperatures will be taken during the shower sign-up. Shower times will be limited to 15 minutes to be sure there is ample time for thorough disinfecting of the shower between clients. For more information, visit the St. Jude website HERE.
Reminder: Sign-up for Day Camp at Holy Apostles in Hilo
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 the Big Island, Day Camp will be held at Holy Apostles in Hilo, June 14-18. Click HERE for more information and to register now!
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Photo: Jim Urquhart/Reuters
For many LGBTQ Episcopalians, the struggle for full inclusion is not over – it’s expanded
[June 8, 2021] For years, the LGBTQ movement in The Episcopal Church had a specific primary goal in mind: full participation in the sacraments, including matrimony and holy orders. After decades of activism by advocates like Louie Crew Clay and groups like Integrity, those goals were achieved... READ MORE
Photo: Ken Cedeno/Reuters
Washington bishop joins calls to uphold lawsuits against Trump for June 2020 melee outside St. John’s
[June 8, 2021] Last year, when then-President Donald Trump strolled from the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church to pose for photos holding a Bible, the June 1 photo-op drew intense condemnation, not just for its use of Scripture as a prop – as Episcopal leaders emphasized – but also because protesters were forcibly removed from Lafayette Square to clear a path for the president. READ MORE
Photo: NurPhoto via AP
Anglican hospital in Gaza draws on global support for healing ministry in aftermath of fighting
[June 3, 2021] Tensions over the evictions of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem boiled over last month into 11 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Before agreeing to a May 21 ceasefire, Hamas fired rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israeli cities, while Israel launched airstrikes that leveled buildings in Gaza. 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 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 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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The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
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