Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ The Rev. Dcn. Honey Becker Named New Missioner to St. Peter's, Jaffa, Israel
+ Urgent: Gaza & Ahli Hospital Update
+ Registration Now Open to All Clergy for Annual Clergy Retreat
+ Annual School Supplies Drive for Kalihi Waena
+ Godly Play Training: Honolulu
+ St. Andrew's Schools
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - Maui
+ Safe Church Training
+ Registration Now Open for Stewardship University
+ Registration Now Open for ABCD Workshops Coming to Kaua'i & O'ahu
+ Presiding Bishop Addresses Border Crisis of Unaccompanied Children
+ 40th Anniversary of Women's Ordination Celebration
+ Episcopal Peace Fellowship News Release
+ Joint Nominating Committee Presents Second of Three Essays
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 Featured Photo:

This issue's header features the Diocese of Hawai'i's Youth Delegation to EYE'14 in Philadelphia. They are pictured here during the post-convention portion of urban mission at The Episcopal Mission Center in Germantown, PA (St. Luke's). The delegation consists of youth from the islands of O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui and the Big Island. They return home to Hawai'i on July 18. Look for a feature article in the upcoming August E-Chronicle.


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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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The 46th Annual Meeting of Convention

October 24-25, 2014

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June 25 - July 3, 2015

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ECW Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 13, 8:00 AM Registration
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

ECW Business Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 9:30 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu

For local church meetings, check the Parish Happenings listing below.  For more information, visit the ECW webpage HERE.


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Stewardship University
August 2 & 9
Check under Maui & O'ahu listings for info links.

Annual Clergy Retreat
August 24-26
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

Godly Play Core Training: Honolulu
August 30 - September 1

ABCD Workshops
September 2014
Check under O'ahu & Kaua'i listings for info links.

Regional Confirmation Ceremonies 
Check under the island listings for your area.

Legacy Society Gatherings
Check under the island listings for your area.

2014 Safe Church Training sessions have begun. Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. 


Parish Happenings


St. Mark's Summer Sunday Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing through the summer every Sunday, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Health and Harmony
Ongoing every Monday, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing every Thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu

FREE Friday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
Ongoing every Friday, 12:15 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Zumba at St. Luke's
Ongoing every Saturday, 9:00 AM
St. Luke's, Honolulu

Sunday Spiritual Formation Hour for the Summer
Sundays, 9:20 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Iraq-Syria: What's Going On?
Wednesday, July 16, 7:00 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu

Education for Ministry (EfM) Training
July 24 - 26
St. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu
For more info e-mail Peter Carson or call (808) 754-3665

Emmanuel Birthday Celebration
Sunday, July 27, 11:00 AM
Emmanuel, Kailua

Daughters of the King - Queen Emma Chapter
Sunday, July 27
4:30 PM Reception
5:30 PM Choral Evensong
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

March for Medical Mercy
Thursday, July 31, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - West O'ahu
Saturday, August 2, 3:00 PM
St. Stephens, Wahiawa

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, August 9, 8:30 AM
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Stewardship University
Saturday, August 9, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, August 9, 2:00 PM
St. Timothy's, Aiea

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, August 10, 1:00 PM
St. Andrew's Schools, Honolulu

Windward Beach Day
Sunday, August 10, 1:00 PM
Bellows AFB, Waimanalo

Legacy Society Gathering
Saturday, August 23 (TBA)
More info to come...

ABCD Workshop
September 12 & 13
St. Christopher, Kailua

Emmanuel Speaker Series: Raising Children Positively
Thursday, September 18
More info coming soon!

St. Andrew Sistah's: Women's Retreat
September 26-28
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua



Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
(ReSource for Christian Spirituality, Suite B)

9th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 25 & 26
All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a

ABCD Workshop
September 5 & 6
St. Michael's, Lihue

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 13, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue



Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
Saturday, July 19, 9:00 AM
(808) 281-7170

Legacy Society Gathering
Saturday, July 26 (TBA)
More info to come...


Stewardship University
Saturday, August 2, 9:00 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku


ECW Meeting
Saturday, August 9, 9:30 AM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku


Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, August 23, 1:00 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku



Brown Bag Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM
St. James, Kamuela

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Fridays, 9:30 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua

Studying the Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo
St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar
Saturday, September 6
St. Augustine's, Kapaau
More info to come...
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 27, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Corrected times)
St. James, Kamuela
Annual Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 22
St. James, Kamuela
More info to come




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Proper 11

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our
necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have
compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those
things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our
blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son
Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
- Book of Common Prayer p 231


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July 17, 2014


A message from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick:
The Rev. Dcn. Honey Becker Named New Missioner to St. Peter's Church in Jaffa, Israel

The Rev. Dcn. Honey Becker is a vocational Deacon of this Diocese who has been serving as the Minister of Hospitality at St. George's College in Jerusalem for the past two years, and has been appointed to a new position.  She writes:


Thank you for your interest in contributing to the funding of my new position in the Diocese of Jerusalem. I continue to be an appointed missionary from The Episcopal Church in America, with oversight from The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori.


The appointment has come from The Rt. Rev. Suheil S. Dawani, of The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and The Middle East and The Diocese of Jerusalem.  My position is that of Missioner to St. Peter's Church in Jaffa, Israel.  The appointment is for one year beginning July 1, 2014 and the funding being requested is for one year.  My duties consist of the following: 

1. Facilitator of Restoration of St. Peter's Church 
2. Coordinator of the Worshipping Community 
3. Minister of Hospitality to the Embassies
4. Chaplain at Tabitha School

As a canonically resident Deacon of this Diocese, this would certainly be a ministry worthy of diocesan support and a ministry to be shared throughout the Diocese.  

(Editor's Note: You may read Becker's letter in its entirety HERE, and also download the donation letter HERE.)
The following article is being shared by Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick for your consideration and support of American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ):
Urgent - Gaza and Ahli Hospital Update

There was hope for a minute - a ceasefire was in the works, but as of last night, is off the table. The bombing continues and families are being displaced, some for the fourth or fifth time. Over half the injured are children.    
Due to the outpouring of communication we've received with questions about Gaza, AFEDJ is responding with this short update with information from the Diocese of Jerusalem and Ahli Hospital.    
Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza has sustained structural damage, impacting the ventilation system in the operating rooms and the emergency rooms. Windows are shattered throughout the hospital. These photos come directly from Ahli Hospital. The staff remains around the clock, providing compassionate care. While they care for hundreds of wounded, they also care for their families who often have nowhere else to go. The result is expanded need for food and fuel.
The hospital prays that you'll consider the following needs and donate whatever you can to help. This partial list will help them get through the next month: $60,000 for fuel; $95,000 for medical supplies; $10,000 for food for patients and $85,000 for food for their families; $10,000 to repair the ventilation system; $8,000 for communications equipment to maintain a connection to the outside world. 
Many of you immediately responded to this crisis by reaching out and making a gift - thank you deeply for your generosity and compassion. 
The extent of the humanitarian crisis has been reported by the UN and every major news outlet.The New York Times reported that the sewage treatment plant was bombed and several workers were killed. As a result, workers don't want to repair the damage fearing they'll become targets while working. Polluted water sickens even those who are not directly hit by explosives. 
You can improve lives in this corner of our Holy Land. You can offer prays and a ray of hope. Please talk to your congregation, your Outreach Committee, your friends and your colleagues. Make a gift of any size which, together with others, will directly impact lives in Gaza today. 


Thank you, 
Anne K. Lynn, President, AFEDJ
(To donate through the Episcopal Relief Fund, click HERE.)
Registration Now Open to All Clergy!
Annual Clergy Retreat - August 24 - 26
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The annual Clergy Retreat at Camp Mokule'ia will be held on Sunday, August 24, through Tuesday, August 26, 2014. All clergy are welcome to attend. Program information will be announced soon. For more information and to register, click HERE. Space is limited, so please register now. Deadline to register is Tuesday, August 5. If you have questions, please e-mail Irina Martikainen.  
Annual School Supplies Drive for Kalihi Waena
The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Outreach Committee is holding their annual school supplies drive for Kona Waena Elementary School in Kalihi through July 27. The committee is requesting donations of school supplies for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Collection boxes for supplies are located under the Aloha Tent. For those who prefer to write a check, please indicate on the ledger line,"Kalihi Waena School Supplies".
Godly Play Training: Honolulu
August 30 - September 1
Godly Play logo There will be Core Godly Play Training in Honolulu beginning Saturday, August 30 - September 1, at The Church of the Epiphany in Honolulu. The workshop is being led by Trainer Jenny Wallace. Attendees are being asked to read Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children by Jerome W. Berryman, before the workshop. There are a limited number of scholarships being offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i. For more information, download the flyer HERE, or to register online, click HERE.
For further information about The St. Andrew's Schools:  
Phone:  (808) 536-6102 
E-mail: admissions@standrewsschools.org
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - Maui

There will be a joint Eucharistic Minister & Visitor training on Maui, on Saturday, July 19, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  For more information contact Deacon Cris South at (808) 281-7170, or e-mail her.
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Safe Church Training Dates
The Church's Safe Church Policies require church leadership and those working with children to attend special training classes. The following classes have been set up with more to come. Please read the Safe Church Policies to note the differences between Safeguarding God's Children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, and to see if you are required to attend a class. 
  • Saturday, August 9 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register. 
Note: The Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training below follows Safeguarding God's Children Training at the same location (above). Consider taking both classes in one day to satisfy your Safe Church requirements!
  • Saturday, August 9 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, August 23 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Maui) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, September 13 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Kaua'i) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, September 27 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Big Island) - Click HERE to register. 
Registration Now Open!
Stewardship University in August
Stewardship University is coming to the islands! The one-day sessions will be conducted by the Rev. Canon Timothy M. Dombek, Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving for the Diocese of Arizona. Nationally known for stewardship development, Dombek will delve into topics such as "How To Talk About Money" and "Year-Round Stewardship That You Can Do" which will help participants to build up the stewardship programs they already have in place.

Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to attend together to strengthen their stewardship teams. Dombek will conduct two identical workshops open to all parishes and missions in the Diocese:
  • Saturday, August 2, Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailuku, Maui  (Register HERE)
  • Saturday, August 9, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu  (Register HERE)
The workshops are free, run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and include lunch. Airfare stipends are not available but the Honolulu workshop will be live-streamed! For more information, e-mail Bill Skelton, or call him at (808) 635-5957.
Registration Now Open! 
ABCD Workshops Coming to Kaua'i & O'ahu
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) training seminars are coming to the islands of Kaua'i and O'ahu in September. Be sure to attend these highly informative sessions that will help you organize and put your community building ideas into action.  You will learn how to engage your community, build successful agency partnerships, tap into the power of individuals and voluntary associations, social networking, sustaining leaders, and much more!  

Mike Green is the Consultant and Trainer for the ABCD Institute and will be leading both workshops.  For more information and to register, click on the island location you plan to attend below:
Workshops will be held beginning Friday evening, from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Addresses Border Crisis of Unaccompanied Children
[July 10, 2014] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on the current crisis of unaccompanied children and families at the United States border:
The influx of vulnerable people from Central America, including unaccompanied minors as well as mothers with children, continues to challenge the United States to respond compassionately.  Like Sudanese or Syrian refugees, these people are fleeing hunger, violence, and the fear of rape, murder, and enslavement.  The violence in Central America has escalated significantly in recent months, particularly as a result of gangs and trafficking in drugs and human beings.  These people are literally fleeing for their lives. 

The United States has a checkered history in responding to refugee crises.  We shut our eyes and ears, as well as our ports, during the crimes against Jews and other vulnerable persons in the midst of the Second World War.  We have been more welcoming to Sudanese youths looking for survival in the last 20 years.

The Episcopal Church believes we have a responsibility to all our neighbors, particularly the strangers and sojourners around us.  We have been resettling refugees since 1939.  Today, Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and Episcopal Relief & Development are working with churches and dioceses in areas where these Central American women and children are being served. 

Episcopalians are responding with prayers and concern, and asking how to help.  I urge you to remember these people and their difficult and dangerous position in your prayers - today, this coming Sunday, and continuing until we find a just resolution.  The Episcopal Church has established an account to receive financial contributions to assist Episcopal Migration Ministries in this work.  For details, please contact EMM@episcopalchurch.org.

I would also encourage you to contact your legislators, and ask them to support an appropriate humanitarian response to this crisis.  We are our brothers' and sisters' keeper, and as a Church, we are asking the United States government to support such a response, grounded in justice and the fundamental dignity of every human being.  Our Office of Government Relations is submitting detailed testimony to a United States Senate hearing today, as that chamber prepares to consider a budget request from the President.  You may read that testimony here, and I encourage you to share it with your own Representative and Senators here.
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
40th Anniversary of Women's Ordination Celebration
The Episcopal Church Office of Communication will offer the video of the special celebration of the 40th anniversary of women's ordination on July 26. The video will be offered on-demand at no fee.

On Saturday, July 26, the Diocese of Pennsylvania is hosting a celebration of the 40th anniversary of women's ordination to the priesthood in The Episcopal Church. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will preside and preach at the 3 pm Eucharist at Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia, the site of the 1974 ordinations.
Working in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania, the Office of Communication will video the event and will prepare for on-demand viewing later that evening.  The on-demand will be available HERE.
"The 40th anniversary of women's ordination is a milestone of great importance for The Episcopal Church," commented Mike Collins, Manager of Multimedia Services.  "Our goal is to offer this video so people from throughout the church can share in the celebration."
For more information contact Collins or Henry Carnes .

Preceding the Eucharist will be a symposium featuring: Dr. Fredrica Thompsett, Mary Wolfe Professor Emerita of Historical Theology at Episcopal Divinity School as the keynote speaker; and a panel discussion with the Rt. Rev. Dr. Carol Gallagher, the Rev. Miguelina Howell, the Rev. Pamela Nesbit, Archdeacon, and Nokomis Wood, moderated by the Very Rev. Katherine H. Ragsdale, Dean and President of the Episcopal Divinity School. The Rev. Dr. Nancy Wittig, one of the original Philadelphia eleven ordinands, will close the symposium with a meditation.  For symposium registration, more info and opportunities for participation HERE.


Episcopal Peace Fellowship News Release
Episcopal Peace Fellowship (EPF) urgently joins with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's call for an immediate cessation of hostilities between Israel and Palestinians, especially the State of Israel's Operation Protective Edge, which is devastating Gaza, where over 100 people have been killed, most of them civilians, including women and children.


The siege on Gaza is a humanitarian disaster and human rights organizations are noting breeches of international law. We call on Israel and Hamas to return to the ceasefire they have observed that Egypt and the United States helped broker in 2012.


We note and deplore the recent rising tide of anti-Arab sentiment among the leaders of the State of Israel and its Jewish citizens. The Secretary General's spokesperson stated on July 8: "The unsustainable situation in Gaza will also need to be addressed in its political, security, humanitarian and development dimensions as part of a comprehensive solution."


Rockets and missiles are no substitute for a solution that must be found through negotiations that brings the Occupation to an end and with it the life of misery that Palestinians have endured in Gaza and the West Bank for decades.


Celebrating its 75th anniversary year, the Episcopal Peace Fellowship has worked to promote peace since Armistice Day 1939.


Joint Nominating Committee Presents 
Second of Three Essays
[July 16, 2014] The Episcopal Church Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) has issued the following information.

The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop (JNCPB) continues its work to prepare The Episcopal Church for the election of the 27th Presiding Bishop at General Convention next summer.  The Committee publishes the second of three essays designed to begin a discussion about the election which will take place in the summer of 2015.
The second essay outlines the current roles, functions, and responsibilities of the Presiding Bishop.  This first essay described the basic time-line and steps of the nominating and election process.  The third essay will discuss how the constitutional/canonical role of the office has changed and evolved from being the senior bishop by consecration who presiding over meetings of the House of Bishops to the complex multifaceted position it is today. READ MORE

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Did you miss an edition of the E-News? Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below or visit   
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EYE'14: Hawai'i Youth Delegation Heads to Philadelphia

Iraq-Syria:What's Going On?

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - Maui  July 19

Windward Beach Day August 10

Registration Now Open for ABCD Workshops

St. George's Church Closes

Registration Now Open for Stewardship University August 2 & 9

Annual Clergy Retreat  August 24-26

Seeking LEVAS Hymnals

9th Annual Dodgeball Tournament  July 25 & 26

Bishop's Bible Study Discontinued

ABCD Workshops Coming to Kaua'i & O'ahu

Daughters of the King Announce Two Special Summer Events

Emmanuel Homeless Speaker Series Available for On-line Viewing



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Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418