Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Music Honoring Queen Lili'uokalani
+ 'Iolani Guild's Autumn Luncheon
+ Training Classes Rescheduled
+ Ockerman to Appear in "Vespers"
+ Movie Nights on the Lawn
+ Open Positions at The Cathedral
+ Episcopal Churches Partnering Up With Family Promise
+ Safe Church Training
+ Application Process Now Open for Episcopal church Constable Fund Grants
+ Episcopal Church Questionnaire Requests Info for 2015 United Nations Commission
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 Featured Photo:

This issue's header photo was taken at the Stewardship University workshop held at Good Shepherd Maui on August 2, with the Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek from the Diocese of Arizona who led the class. Look for a follow-up article in the next October issue of the E-Chronicle.  

(Photo taken from the Good Shepherd Facebook page.)


Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your




Saturday, September 20
Commission on Ministry

9:00AM - 11:00 AM

Bishop's Reading Room


Diocesan Council


Please see the Bishop's e-mail dated 9/2 to Council Members


 Saturday, September 27

Standing Committee

8:30AM - 11:30 AM

Upstairs Conference Room


The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Honolulu, HI



Save the date!


Saturday, November 15

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Von Holt Room




The 46th Annual Meeting of Convention

October 24-25, 2014

The Cathedral of St. Andrew




June 25 - July 3, 2015

Salt Lake City Utah

Visit the main website HERE



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

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

2014 Safe Church Training
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

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing every Saturday, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu

Sunday Adult Christian Formation Hour 
Sundays, 9:20 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

St. John's By-the-Sea Luau
Saturday, September 6, 5:30 PM
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Cathedral Fall Ministry Fair
Sunday, September 7 (following both services)
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info call (808) 524-2822

ABCD Workshop
September 12 & 13
St. Christopher, Kailua

Emmanuel Speaker Series: Raising Children Positively
Thursday, September 18, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 20, 8:30 AM (This is a re-schedule)
St. Timothy's, Aiea

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

Ordination of Kaleo Patterson
Saturday, September 27, 9:30 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, October 4, 9:00AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Save the Date!
Emmanuel's 12th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, November 8
More info coming... 



Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Saturday Markets and Swap Meet
Ongoing every second Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a

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)

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

Movie Nights on the Lawn
September 12, 27, October 18
All Saints', Kapa'a

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

KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 27, 11:00AM
All Saints', Kapa'a

All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a



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

One Starry Night in Kula
Friday, September 26, 5:30 PM
St. John's, Kula

St. John's Kula Festival
Saturday, September 27, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. John's, Kula
For more info call (808) 878-1485


Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau

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




The following positions are currently open. To view details and more information, visit the Diocesan Website Resource page HERE.


Full-time Office Manager

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Part-time full charge Bookkeeper

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

 If you would liked to post a position at your church, e-mail Communications with the information.




Proper 18

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as
you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength,
so you never forsake those who make their boast of your
mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

- Book of Common Prayer
p 233


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September 2, 2014


Music Honoring Queen Lili'uokalani

The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honoluu will be honoring Queen Lili'uokalani through two music offerings this weekend:

Friday, September 5, Noontime Concerts
John Robert Renke on the great Cathedral organ at 12:15 PM, performing music of Edward Elgar, Malcolm Williamson, Queen Lili'uokalani, and William Walton. Admission and parking are free. Calabash offering.

Sunday, September 7, Hawaiian Choral Evensong 
The Fall music season begins with the annual Hawaiian Choral Evensong in Commemoration of the 176th Anniversary of the birth of her Majesty Queen Lili'uokalani. The Cathedral Choirs, under the direction of John Renke, will perform the Kamehameha IV Evening Service, composed by Organist Emeritus, John McCreary; Brian McCarthy, Organist. Evensong begins at 5:30 PM. Parking is free, calabash offering.
'Iolani Guild's Autumn Luncheon
to Feature Speaker Monson

On Saturday, September 6, the 'Iolani Guild will be holding their first meeting of the academic year with a presentation by Valerie Monson. Monson has been a reporter for The Maui News since 1989, covering the ongoing history of Kalaupapa and its residents. She is also a founding member of the nonprofit oganization Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa, established in 2003, dedicated to promoting the values and dignity of every individual who was exiled to the Kalaupapa Peninsula beginning in 1866. She will share her extensive knowledge of Kalaupapa and Queen Lili'uokalani's visits, and will also have some of the Ku'e Petitions on display. These are signatures of protest against the takeover of the Hawaiian Kingdom by Hawaiian patriots. The meeting will be held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Von Holt Room, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A potluck lunch will also take place. For more information, e-mail Ann Hansen.
Training Classes Rescheduled
A number of events and activities around the Diocese were cancelled because of Hurricane Iselle during the month of August. Some of those events have now been rescheduled as shown below. Click on the title links (where active) for more information and to register:
  • Stewardship University - O'ahu: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 8:30 AM, The Cathedral of St. Andrew (Save the date... Registration will open in January 2015) 
Ockerman to Appear in "Vespers" at ECW Annual Meeting on O'ahu and  Good Shepherd Maui 
Denyse Ockerman
Talented actress, Denyse Woo Ockerman from the Big Island of Hawai'i, will be making two special appearances on Saturday, September 13, on O'ahu and Maui. Ockerman, who received a standing ovation for her performance as Queen Emma in Vespers at Hānaiakamālama during the 2012 Sesquicentennial Celebration, will be jet setting between the islands that Saturday. 

The Episcopal Church Women of Hawai'i's Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 13, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Von Holt Room, with registration beginning at 8:00 AM. Along with devotions and the business meeting, Ockerman will perform for attendees. For more information and to register for this event, contact ECW President Louise Aloy at (808) 264-9830, or e-mail her. Cost is $15 and includes lunch. 

Immediately after the meeting, both Ockerman and Aloy will head to Maui where all are invited to see her performance at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku. Vespers will begin at 4:00 PM, followed by a 5:00 PM church service. For more information, download the flyer HERE


Movie Nights on the Lawn: Kapa'a, Kaua'i

Folks on Kaua'i will be shaking off the sand from their beach chairs and gozas, and set up on the All Saints lawn on the evenings of September 12, 27 and October 18. Since 2010, All Saints' Church in Kapa'a has been offering up free movies on a giant 30' screen under the stars during the months of September and October. It's always a double-feature with the first film geared towards the young and "young at heart", and the second movie a blockbuster action or drama for teens and adults. At the last movie night in 2013, over 400 people gathered on the lawn, arriving over an hour before sunset to grab a good spot and eat dinner. 

The Ke Akua Youth Group spearheads this event and runs the concession that offers up dollar hotdogs, chili, popcorn and loaded hot chocolate, donated by Hale Lani Christian Store. The community looks forward to this all year with grateful hearts. "We can't afford to take the whole family to the theater," said one parent, "here I can feed everyone for under $10 AND watch movies!"  All proceeds from the concession goes towards the youth group's outreach and mission activities.  For more information and to view the movie line-up, visit the webpage HERE.
The Cathedral Seeks Full-time Office Manager
and Part-time Bookkeeper
The Cathedral of St. Andrew is currently accepting applications for a full-time Office Manager and also a part-time bookkeeper. For more information and a detailed job description, visit the Diocesan Resource webpage HERE.  Hurry, deadlines to apply have been extended!


Supporting families in need
Episcopal Churches Partnering up with 
Family Promise

In 2005, Family Promise of Hawai'i was founded, introducing an innovative program that was started in New Jersey, and now has over 180 affiliates in 41 states. The program is designed to help families with children escape homelessness and transition to sustainable independence. 

In 2006, Family Promise of Hawai'i opened their first Family Center in Kailua, and two years later opened a second center in Honolulu. They develop, train and support a network of interfaith congregations. Host congregations house 3-5 families for a week, four times a year, by providing a safe place to sleep, breakfast and dinner each day, and generous hospitality that can include games,  fellowship and help with homework. There are also support congregations that assist host congregations by providing some meals and volunteers. 

During the day, guests work, pursue employment, attend school, or enroll in job training. The two Family Centers provide them with access to phones, mail, fax, a copier, showers and laundry facilities, along with transportation to and from the centers. The program boasts a high rate of success, with over 80% of families transitioning out of homelessness and into housing in 3 - 4 months.

On the windward side of O'ahu, St. John's By-the Sea and St. Christopher's are both host churches, and Emmanuel is a support congregation. In Honolulu, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, St. Clement's, St. Luke's and St. Mark's are all support congregations, providing food and volunteers to help these families. 

With the number of homeless growing in Hawai'i, and the controversy over how to deal with this issue making the news nearly everyday, it is great to know that so many of our churches in the Diocese actively support different programs and organizations like Family Promise. With a little bit of help and compassion, families that have fallen on hard times are able to regain control over their lives and provide stability for their children. If you would like to learn more about Family Promise or to help or donate, visit their website HERE. Perhaps consider being a host congregation or supporting one! Just ask one of our participating churches about their involvement and how you can help!

In the pictures above, members of St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe set up Ho'okano Hall in preparation for their guest families, and below that, the completed  "walls".  Photos from the St. John's By-the-Sea website.
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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, September 20 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, October 4 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (O'ahu) - 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. 

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Application Process Now Open for 
Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants
The application process is now open for the Constable Fund Grants for the 2014-2015 cycle. The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church General Convention/Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS).

Anne Watkins, an Executive Council member from the Diocese of Connecticut and chair of the Constable Fund Grant Review Committee, noted recent Constable Grants have ranged from $5,000 to $200,000
Applications can be submitted by: (1) a programmatic office of the DFMS; (2) one of the General Convention CCABs (committee/commission/agency/board); or (3) one of the Provinces of the Episcopal Church. 

Specific guidelines, suggestions, application form and timetable through can be found HERE. Deadline for applications is November 1. Grants will be reviewed in December and recommendations forwarded to the Executive Council for action at its January 2015 meeting. Recipients will be notified at the close of that meeting.  For more information e-mail Watkins or Samuel McDonald, Episcopal Church Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission.


Episcopal Church Questionnaire Requests Info 
for 2015 United Nations Commission 
on the Status of Women

Input is requested from members of The Episcopal Church for a questionnaire that will form the foundation of the church's presence and participation at the 2015 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) meeting, March 9-20, 2015.


The questionnaire is located HEREIn 2015, UNCSW will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.


As in previous years, The Episcopal Church will be joining the Anglican Communion and Ecumenical Women,  a coalition of 17 faith-based member organizations, in joint advocacy at UNCSW.  READ MORE


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Two New Additions to the Staff of the Bishop

Observing Lesser Feasts

O'ahu Celebrations

Christ Memorial to Open New Food Pantry

Speaker Series at Emmanuel: Keep it Positive  September 18

Aiona Scholarship Fund

Joint Nominating Committee Issues Call fo Discernment and Profile for 27th Episcopal Presiding Bishop

Ahli Hospital: A Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Gaza

Louise Aloy Elected Province VIII ECW President

St John's By-the-Sea Luau  September 6

Cathedral Fall Ministry Fair  September 7

One Starry Night in Kula  September 26

TREC Plans Churchwide Meeting on October 2

The Rev. Dcn. Honey Becker Named New Missioner to St. Peter's, Jaffa, Israel

Urgent: Gaza & Ahli Hospital Update

Episcopal Peace Fellowship News Release

Joint Nominating Committee Presents Second of Three Essays

Iraq-Syria:What's Going On?

Registration Now Open for ABCD Workshops

St. George's Church Closes 



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