February 10, 2022
This issue's header photo is at Holy Apostle's in Hilo, during their Annual Meeting. Like many churches in the Diocese, this meeting was a hybrid of both online and in-person participants. (Photo capture taken from livestrream of the meeting)
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
O God, the strength of all who put their trust in you: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good without you, give us the help of your grace, that in keeping your commandments we may please you both in will and deed; 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
Support for Tonga Through ERD
“Episcopal Relief & Development, in collaboration with the Anglican Alliance, is supporting the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia and Anglican Missions after the Hunga Tonga – Hunga Ha’apai Volcano eruption on January 15, 2022. The underwater volcano’s eruption caused a tsunami that damaged many Tongan islands with 5-10 foot waves. Additionally, ashes from the eruption have contaminated water and food supplies.” See the Press Release from ERD.
Please donate to Episcopal Relief and Development (be sure select INTERNATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE) today to help. 

Your brother in Christ Jesus,

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
 (Pronouns: he, him, his)
Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
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 Diocese of Hawai'i will be holding an in-person Chrism Mass and Spring Training event at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Saturday, April 2, 2022. The training portion is being sponsored by the Racial Reconciliation Task Force. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.
Register Today!
Reminder: Diocesan Trainings this Month
Register now for the following online training sessions led by the Diocesan Support Center team, through the month of February:

  • Wednesday, February 16, 10:00-11:00 AM: Workers' Compensation Audit Training - We will walk you through this report and let you know what should be included and what should not. Register HERE

  • Wednesday, February 16, 12:00 -1:00 PM: Vestry/Bishop's Committee Member Training (Same training offered two times) Join us as for a discussion of Whose Kuleana is it? If you have questions about what it means to be a member of the vestry/Bishop’s committee, this is your opportunity to ask them. We guarantee you that someone else has that same question! Register HERE

  • Wednesday, February 23, 9:00-10:00 AM: Safe Church Administrators Training - If you are a Safe Church Administrator, consider joining us as Denise outlines what to do, how to do it, and to answer your questions. Register HERE

  • Thursday, February 24, 2:00-3:00PM: CHATS (Communicate, Help, Ask, Thank, Share) - This is your opportunity to pick the brains of your fellow Communications coordinators and the Communications Design Team and to share what you know with your peers. February’s focus is to be determined. Register HERE

Questions? Contact Rae Costa by email HERE or call (808) 536-7776, extension 326.
Coming Up: Mission: JOY
The Cathedral of St. Andrew will host a screening of Mission Joy: Finding Happiness in Troubled Times a film by Louie Psihoyos. Film screening will be LIVE Sunday, February 13 at 5:30PM, doors open at 5:00PM. It will be available for in person and online viewing. This film has a duration of 90 minutes.

Be sure to RSVP HERE and don't miss this extraordinary documentary! Registration ends on Friday, February 11 at 12:00PM. To watch the official trailer, click on the image above.
Camp Mokule'ia has a full and busy year ahead planned with the help of a number of grants awarded to support their programming and overall ministry. This year, the Camp also celebrates their 75th anniversary with a very special event on Saturday, September 3, 2022, called Kapuakukui. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available. Meanwhile, come join in the fun at the Camp's Family Stay-Cays and Summer Camp offerings!
Family Stay-Cay Weekends!
Camp Mokule‘ia is offering four Family Stay-Cay Weekends in 2022.
Each weekend will be unique and have special theme-related
activities. As in the past, families can stay in the Lodge, Cabins,
Tentalos, or camp on our Tent Field.

  • April 15-17, 2022
  • June 10-12, 2022
  • October 28-30, 2022
  • December 9-11, 2022

Package pricing includes a fabulous line-up of activities and meals in all areas that include the Lodge, cabins, tentalos and campsite. For more information and to make your reservation, visit the Camp website HERE.
2022 Summer Camp Registration Now Open
This summer Camp Mokule‘ia is offering four weeks of Residential Camp programs for children and youth on O‘ahu and one week of Day Camp for children on the Big Island.

Visit the Camp website HERE for more information on their summer camp program.
Our Schools
Founder's Day at 'Iolani School
The annual Founders' Day Chapel, honoring the legacy of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, was held February 9, in St. Alban’s Chapel. Fourth and eighth graders, who have been studying Hawaiian history this year, attended in person, while the service was streamed live to all other K-12 homerooms. (Photo: 'Iolani School Facebook Page)
St. Andrew's Priory Seniors Day at Camp Mokule'ia
St. Andrew's Schools senior class enjoyed a day off campus on February 4, that was hosted at Camp Mokule‘ia! As part of their upper school curriculum, grades 7-12 have a day camp experience. (Photo: St. Andrew's Schools Facebook Page)
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Coming Up: The Parish of St. Clement to host CPR/AED Training
On Sunday, February 27, at 12:00PM, you are welcome to join us in the Parish Hall for CPR/AED training. We will be getting new AEDs for both the Parish Hall and the Church and would like to ensure that those using our space will know how to use these important, life-saving tools, should the need arise. If you're interested in joining us for this training session, please let the church office know at (808) 955-7745 by Sunday, February 20.
Coming up: Flu & COVID-19 Vaccinations at St. Christopher's
On Sunday, February 20, 2022, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church will be hosting a vaccination clinic by the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawai'i. Vaccines for COVID-19 and the flu will be offered in their parking lot from 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM. For more information, click on the image. St. Christopher's is located at 93 N. Kainalu Drive in Kailua.
The Cathedral of St. Andrew currently has the following positions open:
Part-time Sexton (10-13 hours per week)
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for Lay Position postings.)
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Coming Up: Organ Concerts in March at All Saints'
As part of their Makana Mele Concert series, All Saints' Episcopal Church in Kapa'a and the American Guild of Organists Hawaii Chapter presents: Celebrating the Pipe Organ in Hawaii, featuring musicians Alcee Chriss III on March 12, at 6:00PM, and Katelyn Emerson on March 19, at 6:00PM. Attendees must be masked and present either vaccination card or proof of negative COVID test. For more information, download the flyer HERE.
The Episcopal Church on West Kaua'i Welcomes New Priest-in-Charge
First day on the job! We're so glad to have our new Priest-in-Charge, the Rev. Kerry Holder-Joffrion (here with husband Peter), with us finally. It's been a long road getting here. ECWK is at the beginning of a great era with Kahu Kerry.

(Photo: ECWK Facebook Page)
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. John's Episcopal is Now Accepting Names for Priest-in-Charge
St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula is excited to announce that they are now receiving names for the next Priest-in-Charge/Rector! Wonderful people in a beautiful location, St. John's has strong and healthy lay leadership with an eye toward the future and connecting with the larger community (in many cases re-connecting, given pandemic realities). This is a full-time position with rectory. For more information, please visit the Diocesan website HERE
A Cup of Cold Water
A Cup of Cold Water handed out PB&J sandwiches,Twinkie’s and HoHo’s among other things like towels, blankets, dog and cat food, clothes, water, etc, at Paia on February 7.

(Photo: A Cup of Cold Water Maui Facebook Page)
Hawaiʻi Island
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Coming Up: St. James' Movie Night
Movie Night under the tent will be Friday, February 18, beginning at 6:00 PM. This month's movie will be The Shack, based on The New York Times best-selling novel (of the same name). The Shack is an inspiring move about a father who, after a family tragedy, spirals into a crisis of faith and questions God's existence. Everyone is welcome! For more information contact the church office at (808) 885-4923. St. James' located at 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Waimea (Kamuela), HI 96743
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Photo: Photo courtesy Diocese of Oregon
Oregon parish, diocese sue city for restricting feeding ministry
[January 31, 2022] Diocese of Oregon are suing the city of Brookings, arguing that the city’s attempt to limit the church’s ministry of feeding the homeless and hungry violates its right to religious freedom. The parish and diocese filed the lawsuit in federal court on Jan. 28 in response to a recent city law that cuts the weekly number of meals St. Timothy’s can serve in half. READ MORE
Photo: Executive Council meeting via Zoom
Executive Council advances 2023-24 budget with eye to post-pandemic church as uncertainty looms
[January 27, 2022] Looming uncertainty about the future of the post-pandemic Episcopal Church permeated discussions this week as Executive Council gathered online for its latest meeting Jan. 25-27. After three years of churchwide budget surpluses, council members considered how much of those funds will be needed to fill potential budget shortfalls, while voting to move a proposed $101 million budget for 2023-24 to the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance, reporting to the 80th General Convention.
Photo: Executive Council meeting via Zoom
Executive Council meeting opens with focus on voting rights, budget, treatment of transgender Episcopalians
[January 25, 2022] Executive Council opened its latest meeting Jan. 25 by highlighting a broad swath of issues confronting the church, including voting rights advocacy, the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, final planning for the upcoming 80th General Convention and efforts to respond to the church’s historic complicity with the United States’ system of Indigenous boarding schools. READ MORE
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Available for Purchase: Hawaiian BCP & Gospels
The Diocese has made available two very special publications for purchase: The Hawaiian Book of Common Prayer, with over 400 pages of translated biblical scirpture liturgical prayers and orders of service, including King Kamehameha IV's preface as translated by him into English, and Nā ‘Euanelio Hemolele - This lectionary-sized book contains the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, in the Hawaiian-language, complete with diacritical marks. The book was a project of the Rev. Cn. Malcolm Naea Chun, 20 years in the making, and whose publication was funded by the Diocese's Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministry. There is also an option to buy these as a set for a discounted price. To order your copies today click HERE.
Be sure to stay informed with all the latest COVID-19 updates in Hawai'i through the State's portal HERE. You'll find latest news updates, stats, media resources, information on Safe Travels, Vaccination sites, and much more. Quick links to separate County vaccine webpages are shown below:

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