October 19, 2021
Pictured in this issue's header, The Cathedral of St. Andrew incorporated dozens of tealights in in their Sunday service featuring the Bishop's Convention Sermon and "remembering those who have gone before," the theme for this year's Convention 53. See more under O'ahu happenings. (Photo submitted by the Rev. Cn.Helen Patton-Graham)
Proper 24
Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; 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 the Bishop's Convention Sermon shown throughout the Diocese this past Sunday, October 17, click on his image to view it now, or go to the Diocese's YouTube channel HERE.
Anna Marie Kennedy
Anna Marie Kennedy, the wife of the Reverend Canon David Kennedy, died on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Spokane, Washington, after a long illness. There are no plans for services at this time.

Notes of condolence can be sent to David at:
The Rev. Cn. David Kennedy
1824 E. 49th Ave
Spokane, WA 99223

ALMIGHTY AND ETERNAL GOD, to whom there is never any prayer made without hope of mercy, be merciful to the soul of your faithful servant, Anna Marie, being departed from this world in the confession of your Holy Name that she and all the departed may be welcomed into the company of thy saints, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

Yours faithfully,
The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Be sure to stay informed with the Bishop's latest messages by clicking on the button shown. All video messages also appear on the Dioceseʻs YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i takes place October 22-23, 2021, and will be held virtuallyThis year's theme is "Remembering those who have gone before." For more information, visit the Convention webpage HERE.

Once again, the Annual Meeting on Saturday will be live-streamed, and can be viewed on the home page of the Diocesan website or on the Diocese's YouTube channel. Click on the links below to get there.
The Diocese's Reconciliation Task Force will be hosting this year's Education Day being held on Friday, October 22. The theme is on Reconciliation, and will feature guest speakers, Jonathan Okamura, PhD., Professor Emeritus from the University of Hawai'i, and Akiemi Glenn, PhD., founder and executive director of the Pōpolo Project. The event is free and will be live-streamed, but all viewers must register. For more information about Education Day and to register, click on the button below.
Deputation Team Members Meet with General Convention President, Gay Clark Jennings
Photo: Contributed by Kim Arakawa
On Saturday morning, October 2, 2021, clergy and lay members of the Hawai’i deputation team spent an hour-and-a-half with General Convention President, Gay Clark Jennings. Topics discussed included convention history, legislation procedures, impact on mission, and preparation for the gathering in Baltimore, Maryland, currently slated for July of 2022.

Deputies came away from the informative and fellowship-filled online session better prepared and with much gratitude for the gift of President Jennings’ time.

The Diocese's General Convention Deputies are Ms. Kim Arakawa, the Rev. Jazzy Bostock, the Ven. Steve Costa, Mr. John Decker, Ms. Faye Hee, Mr. Ryan Kusumoto, and the Rev. Annalise Pasalo.
Creation Care & Environmental Justice Task Force Survey
The Diocese's Creation Care and Environmental Justice Task Group has put together a brief online survey that they are hoping all congregants can complete. The Task Group is asking about what churches/members are doing, what resources they have or need, what their challenges are, what interests they have, and what is happening in their surrounding communities and neighborhoods. They plan on gathering detailed information from each church by phone and email in the future, and hope that this effort will capture information from the grass-roots level about what some of God's people living in Hawaiʻi are doing to care for God's masterpiece.
Coming Up: United Thank Offering Informational Webinar
Are you applying for a 2022 United Thank Offering grant? To learn helpful hints about the application and budget process, several informational webinars will be held prior to the grant deadline. The first two webinars will be held Tuesday, October 26, 2021. For more information and to register, click on the links below:

There will be additional webinars in November and January. The grant application deadline is February 4, 2022.
Our Schools
St. Andrew's Schools
Honoring tradition and history, our Chaplain, the Rev. Cn. Heather Patton-Graham, gave our Prep first graders a tour and history lesson inside our Cathedral. (Photo: St. Andrew's Schools Facebook page)
'Iolani's Youngest
'Iolani School's kindergartners, first graders, and second graders, started their Aloha Friday on October 8, in St. Alban’s Chapel. Members of the Class of 2032 provided the readings. (Photo: 'Iolani School's Facebook page)
Seabury Cleans Up
Seabury Hall's Beach Clean Up Club had their first meet up in September at Kahului Harbor. Club members will continue their meet ups this school year at beaches across Maui. (Photo: Seabury Halls' Facebook page)
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Convention Eucharist at The Cathedral This Past Sunday
Prior to the pandemic when in-person gatherings were the norm, the Convention Eucharist was held the day before the Annual Meeting, officially kicking off the year's event. For the past two meetings, with pandemic protocols in place, the Bishop has released a prerecorded video of his Convention Sermon to be shared electronically with congregations around the Diocese on the Sunday before the Annual Meeting of Convention.

In preparation for the Convention Eucharist this past Sunday, October 17, 2021, the Cathedral of St. Andrew's Altar Guild members gathered to pray through the Diocesan necrology list by writing each person's name onto a tag. Each hand-written tag was then placed in front of the altar with an illumined tea light on top of it.

Along with the display of light, each congregation, school, ministry of the Diocese, and the Camp, "was represented by an orchid lei on stands near the altar platform, an extension of our deep aloha for our shared life and ministry across the Diocese," explained the Rev. Cn. Heather Patton-Graham. "With fervent prayers, we hope to gather in-person for Convention Eucharist in 2022! (Photos contributed by Patton-Graham)
"Reforming" In Faith With the Bishop and Hālau Wa'a

Like others around the Diocese, Hālau Wa'a Episcopal, led by the Rev. Mark Haworth, watched the Bishop's Convention Sermon during Sunday services on October 17, 2021. Pictured here, folks made reservations to gather together in 'Ewa Beach, and watch the Bishop's pre-recorded message. (Contributed photo by Haworth)
St. Peter's: BACPAC Prison Ministry Project Continues Commitment
St. Peter's Episcopal is one of several churches in the Diocese that have been supporting the Diocesan Prison Ministry's BACPAC project led by the Revs. Kaleo Patterson and Haaheo Guanson.

St. Peter's has committed to continue their goal of five BACPACs each quarter throughout the year. The BACPAC project provides supplies to men and women transitioning from prison upon their release, that includes personal hygiene items, bedding, food, and other essentials.

Pictured (from left) are a St. Peter's volunteer, Haroldwyn Chang, and coordinators Keisha Webster and Konstantinos Karampakakis, and below with the van picking up the BACPACs, are the Rev. Kaleo Patterson and the Rev. Dr. Haaheo Guanson (far right). (Photos and article from the St. Peter's monthly newsletter)
Coming Up: Holy Nativity School's Annual Pumpkin Festival
Swing by and pick up a pumpkin (or two) at our Pumpkin Patch! Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Enjoy ⁠Flick-or-Treat Drive-In Movies, October 21-23. We’ll be screening three Disney classics: Nightmare Before Christmas, Coco, and Hocus Pocus. For more info, contact:
development@holynativityschool.org or call the school office at (808) 373-3232.
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Coming Up: Wisdom of Kalaupapa at All Saints'
The Wisdom of Kalaupapa Workshop Series moves to All Saints' in Kapa'a, beginning on Monday, November 1, 2021, from 5:00-6:00 PM. There will be two modules. The first module is on "Personal Response to Crisis: From Fear to Faith." The second module will be held on Monday, November 8, from 5:00-6:30 PM on "Disruption of 'Ohana: From Separation to Restoration." Enrollment is limited, so register now! E-mail Pammy Chock HERE. For more information, download the flyer HERE or click on the flyer image shown.
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Walking the Labyrinth: "Come Holy Spirit, Come"
The youth at St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula had a spirit-filled afternoon walking our very own labyrinth.
We learned that walking into a labyrinth is a symbol of entering into something, learning what there is to learn, and then moving on with life. It can be a way of intentionally and reflectively facing a problem or issue.
A Labyrinth walk is a spiritual and personal journey, and therefore it is a sacred path. As we walked our own path we prayed "Lord, show me your path." (Photo: St. John's)
Coming Up: Seasonal Events at St. John's
Mark your calendars! St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula has two big events coming up soon:
FALL PUMPKIN PICNIC: On Sunday, October 31, 2021, from 10:30 AM - 12 noon, your family is invited to the St. John's "Fall Pumpkin Picnic." During the 9:30 AM service there will be a blessing of the Halloween costumes, so feel free to wear your costume to church!

Please bring your own picnic lunch and blanket for a family get together. There will be games, prizes, pumpkin decorating and most of all, some much needed fall fellowship. Come dressed up in your favorite halloween costume as there will be a costume competition. This event will be held on the lawn. We will be socially distanced and masks are required. Please RSVP for our event by Sunday, October 24 via signup genius HERE.
CHRISTMAS MARKET: On Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, St. John's will be holding a Christmas Market. There will be lots of Christmas-themed items, new or gently used, baked goods, carry-away curry, craft items, along with live music and a photo op with Santa. Let's get into the spirit! For more info call 808-878-1485. St. John's is lcoated at 8992 Kula Highway.
The Big Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Happy 10 Years Fr. David
October 1, 2021, was the tenth anniversary of the Rev. David Stout at St. James' Parish congregations. During this time, worship and outreach has been transformed in this community. Their pioneering efforts in worship, both in-person and online, and the impressive outreach programs established with St James' and St. Columba's, continues to serve as a template for the Diocese. Ever the humble servant, Fr. David always deflects any credit to his constiuents. To view a slideshow by members entitled "10 years of memories" on YouTube, click HERE. Congratulations Fr. David! (Photo: St James' Facebook page)
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Photo: ENS
Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on the passing of Gen. Colin Powell, former secretary of state
[October 18, 2021] My heart is heavy today with the news of the death of Colin Powell, former secretary of state, four-star general, and lifelong Episcopalian. I pray for his family and all his many loved ones, and I give thanks for his model of integrity, faithful service to our nation, and his witness to the impact of a quiet, dignified faith in public life. READ MORE
Photo: Sharon Jones
Presiding Bishop visits Community of St. Mary’s Southern Province to ‘affirm’ their place in Episcopal Church
[October 14, 2021] When Presiding Bishop Michael Curry talks about the sisters of the Southern Province of the Community of St. Mary, the oldest American Anglican religious order, his voice brightens with enthusiasm. “These women are small in number, but boy, they are awesome,” Curry told Episcopal News Service after a recent visit. READ MORE
Photo: Barbara Davidson/REUTERS
Wyoming Episcopalians look to welcome Afghans in state with no prior history of refugee resettlement
[October 13, 2021] As churches across the United States consider ways to welcome Afghan families who fled the Taliban in their home country, Episcopalians in Wyoming are making headlines for countering the state’s reputation as the only one in the nation never to have a formal refugee resettlement program. READ MORE
Photo: ENS
Indigenous leaders lament intergenerational trauma inflicted by boarding schools, some with Episcopal ties
[September 24, 2021] Pearl Chanar, an Alaska Native of Athabascan heritage, grew up in a small village surrounded by her immediate and large extended family. That changed when she became a teenager and was sent hundreds of miles away to a boarding school. READ MORE
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October 24: Dial 808 To Make Local Calls
Just a reminder that beginning on October 24, 2021, all local calls, including those on the same island, will require you to dial area code 808 + telephone number. The change comes as the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) adopts 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline starting July 6, 2022. In order for it to work, all service providers must implement mandatory 10-digit local dialing. Be sure to update all your contacts with their area codes.
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