March 10, 2021
We love rainbows! This issue's header photo is from 'Iolani School's Facebook page of a rainbow taken from their campus. At the bottom is the rooftop of St. Alban's Chapel.
Fourth Sunday in Lent
Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
From the Bishop:
Be sure to stay informed with the Bishop's latest messages by clicking on the button above left, and his new series of Bible Study videos on the right. All video messages also appear on the Dioceseʻs YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
It's not too late - Register Now!
Spring Training 2021 Offers Diverse Workshops
The Diocese's annual Spring Training event will be held online, Saturday, March 13, 2021. Fifteen workshops are being offered that cover a variety of topics including grant writing, Safe Church, youth ministry, investments, communication tools, and much more! Participants can sign up for three sessions. For more information and to register for this FREE offering, visit the event webpage HERE.

CURRENT REGISTRANTS: For those who already registered, you should have received your Zoom connection info by email. If not, please contact Canon Sandy Graham HERE to be sure we received your registration.
New "Team" for Our Retired Clergy
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick has appointed the Rev. Bruce DeGooyer as volunteer Diocesan Chaplain to Retired Clergy.

Back in 2009, the Chuns (the Rev. Frank and Norma) took on the challenge, and for ten years, served our retired clergy near and far. Upon their retirement in 2020, the Rev. Alison Dingley and husband Willis Moore stepped in.

Since then, the ministry has undergone a big change, and will now be handled by a "team" led by Fr. Bruce. Frank and Norma will serve as liaison's for O'ahu and Kaua'i, and special advisors to the Bishop and Fr. Bruce as "Chaplains Emeriti." Willis will remain on board as the liaison for clergy spouses and help with the newsletter. Dee Chang will serve as the liaison for widows of retired clergy, and Heather Mueller will serve as the liaison for Maui and Hawai'i counties. Living far away in Minnesota, the Rev. Carol Arney will be the e-contact liaison for retired clergy outside of Hawai'i, and the newsletter editor.
Episcopal Church on West Kaua'i
The Episcopal Church on West Kauaʻi is one congregation worshipping on two sites: St. John’s in ‘Ele‘ele and St. Paul’s in Kekaha. For the past several years, the church has relied on a system of temporary clergy who stay for two months at a time. They are now seeking long-term leadership and wish to engage a Priest-in-Charge part time... FOR MORE INFO
St. Augustine's - Big Island
This active congregation on the North Shore of the "Big Island" of Hawaiʻi seeks a half-time vicar to inspire further growth and further ministerial connection to their community. Through the pandemic, this congregation has not only pulled together for mutual support but increased their ministry to the larger region. FOR MORE INFO
Mark your calendar!
Easter Sunrise Service at Camp Mokule'ia
Camp Mokule'ia will be holding their annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Join campers and staff for an incredible experience at the ocean's edge, that begins with watching the sun rise at 6:00 AM, followed by a service led by the Rev. Jennifer Latham at 7:00 AM. Breakfast follows at 7:30 AM. For those that cannot make the drive out, it will be livestreamed on the Camp's Facebook page. For more information, contact the Camp at (808) 637-6241.
Applications for YASC Now Being Accepted Through April 9
Applications for 2021-2022 placements with the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC), the international missionary program of The Episcopal Church, will now be accepted through Friday, April 9, 2021. YASC offers Episcopalians ages 21-30 the opportunity to follow the Way of Love into deeper relationship with God and the global Anglican Church while spending a year living and working with communities around the world. Learn more and apply HERE.
Our Schools
Celebrating Queen Emma's 185th Birthday
Enjoy this video of the students and faculty of St. Andrew's Schools, celebrating Queen Emma's 185th birthday that took place at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on January 19. The reverence and respect for our Queen and Holy Sovereign can be felt through every gesture, dance and ho'okupu presented. The video was recently posted on YouTube and can be viewed by clicking on the image or HERE.
"Seasons of Love" Video
The 'Iolani School marching band, dance team, and musical theatre students, who have sorely missed performing for live audiences due to the pandemic, combined to offer their message of perseverance and hope through a music video of "Seasons of Love" from the Broadway musical Rent. Click on the image or visit their website HERE to view.
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Cathedral of St. Andrew: Slipper Drive
During the season of Lent, let’s share the Love with our neighbors across the street~~

The Cathedral of St. Andrew is collecting slippers of all sizes for Central Middle School. Bring the slippers by the Office, or add them to the collection bins on Sunday mornings. Many thanks - all contributions are encouraged and welcomed. For more information, contact the office at (808) 524-2822.
Prison Ministry Continues to Grow, Support Needed
For a number of years, the Revs. Kaleo Patterson and Dr. Ha'aheo Guanson have been dedicated servants to those incarcerated in our prisons, offering hope, salvation, and basic necessities upon their re-entry into society. They started the BacPac project that has provided newly released inmates with basic items, and churches around the Diocese have embraced it.

Patterson is now also involved in a clothing re-entry project to provide inmates being released with shorts and t-shirts. The government currently does not provide funding for clothing for those coming out of Halawa Correctional, and you can help support the Prison Ministry in this effort. $20 can provide for one person. If you are interested in supporting the Diocese's Prison Ministry, you may send a check payable to The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i with "Prison Ministry" on the memo line and mailed to: The Diocesan Support Center, 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813. (Pictured here is one of the recipients of a bacpac, shirts and shorts - photo contributed by Kaleo Patterson)
Emmanuel's Collection for I Support the Girls
This past weekend, Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua held a drive-by collection for I Support the Girls, an organization that helps homeless girls and women around the world. Items that are essential but may be considered luxuries for the homeless including women's under garments and feminine hygiene products were dropped off and sorted before being loaded and delivered. Many thanks to all who supported their efforts and to the volunteers who made it such a success!

Pictured are Emmanuel volunteers and representatives from the I Support the Girls organization. (Photo from the Emmanuel Facebook page.)
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Big Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Bishop's Visitation at Holy Apostles
With pandemic restrictions slowly being relaxed, the Bishop is making more frequent Visitations after nearly a year. This past Sunday, he visited Holy Apostles where folks were reaffirmed. To view the service, click on the image or visit their Facebook page HERE.
Part-time Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator- St. James'
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Episcopalians will commemorate Bishop Barbara Harris virtually one year after her death
[March 9, 2021] One year after the death of the Anglican Communion’s first female bishop, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to prevent the kind of in-person memorial service befitting her stature in The Episcopal Church, but celebrations of the life of the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris will be held virtually in the coming days around the church. READ MORE
Archbishop of Canterbury condemns Nigerian primate’s anti-gay language
[March 5, 2021] Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has condemned the “unacceptable” language that Archbishop of Nigeria Henry Ndukuba recently used to describe gay people. In response to a statement on the pastoral care of gay people issued by the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) in January, Ndukuba wrote last week: “The deadly ‘virus’ of homosexuality has infiltrated ACNA. READ MORE
Harry, Meghan say they married before royal wedding, sparking debate on which ceremony was valid
[March 9, 2021] The 2018 royal wedding is looking a bit less royal this week, after Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle about their decision to quit the British royal family’s inner circle and move to the United States with their son, Archie. But was the royal wedding even a proper wedding? 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 click HERE to learn how to register for a vaccination.
BISHOP'S SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS - Applications are now being accepted for two Diocesan Scholarship funds that are available to students for the 2021-2022 school year.

  1. Bishop's Scholarship Fund - Students entering kindergarten to grade 12 entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time
  2. The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund - Children (under the age of 24) of clergy who are canonically resident and domiciled in the Diocese of Hawai'i

The submission deadline is Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 4:00 PM. For more information, eligibility requirements and to download the application packet, click HERE . Should you have any questions, please e-mail Denise Esposito.
2021 SPRING FAMILY STAY-CAY WEEKENDS - Camp Mokule'ia will be offering more Stay-Cay weekends this Spring: March 26-28, and April 16-18. For more information and to make your reservation, visit the Camp website HERE.

2021 SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Camp Mokuleʻia has set their summer camp program dates for 2021. Click HERE to learn more about the summer camps dates!

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.

SUMMER STAFF - The Campʻs goal this summer is to hire the majority of summer staff locally. If you have college students in your congregation that you think would make good counselors, please provide them with the following link HERE.
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 - Beginning in March, the Diocese's Communications Design Team will be hosting monthly online gatherings that will be open to all in the Diocese. If you are interested in participating, please register HERE to get on the list and receive online instructions.
PUBLICATION FEATURE - Coming to the Diocesan website and Chronicle will be a new publication feature that will share books and other publications by authors and collaborators from our Diocese! If you would like to share a particular book for inclusion, please submit it through the online form HERE.
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 Hawaii 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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