May 26, 2022
The Communications team is trying something new! The Chronicle will be published every 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. Submissions are due on Monday of the publishing week. Happenings are now organized by island color for your search convenience. We welcome all feedback regarding format and/or style changes in this edition of The Chronicle.
This issue's header photo was taken at St. Andrew's Schools. Bishop Bob read to the kindergarteners last week. He has been reading to kindergarten classes for years. He even read to this year's graduating seniors when they were in kindergarten!

(Photo: St. Andrew's Schools Facebook page)
Ascension Day
Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
From the Bishop
In case you missed it....
Message from the Bishop: Tragedies in Buffalo and Uvalde
How long will you forget me, Lord? Forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long will I be left to my own wits,
agony filling my heart? Daily?
How long will my enemy keep defeating me
                                               -- Psalm 13:1-2 (CEB translation)
These words immediately came to mind last week after the murders in Buffalo, New York. 
I have been slow to respond to the racist murders because, frankly, I have had to write you too often about such things. Is this just one more time? READ MORE
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Welcome Spencer!
Meet Spencer Lum, the Diocese's Financial Review Assistant
Spencer Lum joins the Diocesan Support Center as the Financial Review Assistant. Please add Spencer to your church newsletter recipient list. Spencer's contact information can be found on the Diocesan Support Center page HERE.

Spencer has joined the Diocesan Support Center team and will be helping with agreed upon procedures (AUP) reviews of our mission congregations. He comes to us with 20 years of experience as a State Senior Auditor and Analyst. He also has experience in non-profit, church accounting. These experiences will serve the diocese well as he works with mission congregations and we strive to streamline the annual AUP review process. Please join us in welcoming Spencer!
CONHM's Eastertide Reflections
The Diocese's Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministries (CONHM) will continue to share Gospel reflections by our kanaka maoli clergy and lay, through Eastertide, June 5, 2022. To view the video messages, please visit the CONHM webpage HERE
Tickets Available Now!
Kapuakukui: Camp Mokule`ia's 75th Anniversary Celebration
Camp Mokule'ia's 75th Anniversary observance culminates with a festive dinner celebration on Saturday, September 3, 2022. The theme for this event is "Kapuakukui" and will honor the Rev. Canon David Kennedy, who has served as the Camp's Board Chair since 2016. Canon Kennedy's father, the Right Reverend Harry Kennedy, Bishop of The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i, founded Camp Mokule'ia 75 years ago.  Kapuakukui will also be the Camp's largest fundraiser for the year and will feature a local buffet, great entertainment, silent auction, and lots of fun activities. Tickets for this event are now available, including sponsorships at three levels. For more information, visit the event webpage HERE.
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. Christopher's Church, Kailua currently has the following position open:
Bookkeeper (10-12 hours per month)
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for Lay Position postings.)
The Parish of St. Clement currently has the following position open:
Office Manager (Full-Time)
(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.
Portraits of Holy Sovereigns for Sale
St. Michael & All Angels Church on Kaua’i is offering for sale a matched pair of portraits of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma. The portraits are giclee on canvas and were made by renowned Hawaiian artist Brook Kapukuniahi Parker. They are 18x24 canvases and framed in wood floater frames, black with gold leaf. The portraits were originally purchased in the fall of 2020, prior to the Feast Day of the Holy Sovereigns in November. St Michael & All Angels Church would like to offer these paintings at a generous 30% discount. Originally, the paintings and the frames cost $945 plus shipping. They remain in perfect condition and are on sale for $650 plus shipping. If you are interested in purchasing please contact the parish administrator HERE
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. John's Fellowship Meal
This Friday, May 27, St. John's Kula shall host a Fellowship Meal. Meals will be given out by Drive-Thru only from 5:30pm-6:30pm. The food to be served is as follows: BBQ chicken, baked beans, broccoli salad and dessert, with a vegetarian option of broccoli salad without bacon, baked beans without pork and dessert. Masks are highly recommended for pick up.
Trinity By-the-Sea in Kihei has the following position open:
Vicar (part-time)
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for Ordained Position postings.)
Hawaiʻi Island
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. James' Parish currently has the following position open:
Keiki, Youth, & Family Ministries Coordinator (Full Time)
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for Lay Position postings.)
Our Schools
(Contributed Photo)
St. Andrew's Schools: Ascension Day
Ascension Day holds special meaning for the students of The St. Andrew's Schools-The Priory, that is steeped in tradition and celebration. It was on this day in 1867, that Queen Emma founded St. Andrew's Priory School for girls. A special video from Ascension Day Cross Dedication can be viewed HERE, and video from Ascension Day Chapel service can be seen HERE.
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
(Photo: Reuters)
Another tragedy of gun violence: Episcopal leaders grieve for 21 killed in shooting at Texas school
Episcopal leaders are joining a national outpouring of grief after the latest school shooting in the United States killed 19 children and two educators in Texas, as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and West Texas Bishop David Reed called on Episcopalians to pray. READ MORE
EPPN Series on Children: Kids and Climate Change
[May 19, 2022] While climate change significantly impacts the global population, children are often more vulnerable to its effects than adults. Estimates show that children today will face three times as many climate disasters as their grandparents. In the short term, this causes injury, damage to communities, forced migration, food shortages, and water contamination. Long-term, it causes major mental health disorders, malnutrition, disease outbreaks, interruptions to children’s education, and the breakdown of social networks and families. While every child is at risk, approximately 1 billion children (about half of all children) are at “extremely high risk” of the negative impacts of climate change. READ MORE
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Madison Franks, Communications Coordinator
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
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