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In This Issue:
+ New Hours & New Faces in the Office of the Bishop
+ House of Bishops Meeting Commences
+ Proposed Resolutions and Nominations for Convention XLVI Are Now Posted
+ Wednesday Nights at Emmanuel
+ Youth Service at St. Augustine's
+ Cathedral Clothing Drive for St. Paul's in Saigon
+ Godly Play Opportunities Coming Up
+ St. Columba's Offers After School Bible Story-time
+ Mahatma Gandhi & International Day of Nonviolence
+ Commuter Retreat at Trinity By-the-Sea
+ Safe Church Training
+ Apply Now! Grant Funding Available
+ New for Episcopal Authors
+ Vote for the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas Card
+ Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music
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 Featured Photo:

This issue's header photo was taken at St. Michael's and All Angels in Lihue, Kaua'i, during the recent Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training with Al Miles. Look for a follow-up article in the next October issue of the E-Chronicle.  


Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your




Saturday, September 20

 Commission on Ministry

9:00AM - 11:00 AM

Bishop's Reading Room

The Cathedral of St. Andrew


 Saturday, September 27

Standing Committee

8:30AM - 11:30 AM

Upstairs Conference Room

The Cathedral of St. Andrew 


Diocesan Council Meeting for September has been cancelled and is rescheduled for an online meeting on Saturday, October 11, at 9:00 AM.




The 46th Annual Meeting of Convention

October 24-25, 2014

The Cathedral of St. Andrew




Saturday, November 15

9:00AM - 4:00PM

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Von Holt Room




June 25 - July 3, 2015

Salt Lake City Utah

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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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O'ahu Youth Gatherings
First Sunday evenings of the month. Visit the Episcopal Youth of Hawai'i website or Facebook page for more information.

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


Parish Happenings


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

Embracing A Life of Meaning Study Series
Wednesdays, September 17-October 15, 6:30 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua
Call: (808) 262-4546

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

Choral Evensong (Men's Schola)
Sunday, September 21, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

St. Mark's Book Group: The Healing of Memories
Thursdays, September 25 & October 23, 6:30 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu
For more info...

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

Godly Play Doorperson Training
Saturday, September 27, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua

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

Emmanuel Speaker Series:
Honolulu Fish Auction
Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua
More info coming soon...

Introduction to Godly Play
Sunday, November 16, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
St. Clements, Honolulu

Emmanuel's 12th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, November 8, 6:30 PM
(VIP Reception at 5:00 PM)
Emmanuel, Kailua



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)

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

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

Commuter Retreat: Be Still and Know I AM
Friday & Saturday, October 10 & 11
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei



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

After School Bible Story-time
Ongoing Wednesdays, 2:30 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

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

Studying the Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

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


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




Proper 20

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to
love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among
things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall
endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

- Book of Common Prayer
p 234


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September 16, 2014


New Hours & New Faces in the Office of the Bishop
In case you missed the Special Announcement last week, please be advised of the new hours of the Bishop's Office now in effect:

Tuesday through Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

On a trial basis, staff members are trying out a 4-day work week in support of environmental impacts, and to see if it will help with energy costs both in the office and in the gas tank. Although they will continue to work their full hours, the schedules they choose could also help them avoid peak hour traffic. 
Charmaine Bernard & Pualani Kline
Along with the recent addition of the new Office Manager/Property Manager, Charmaine Bernard, and full-time Administrative Assistant, Pualani Kline (E-news dated August 18), the Bishop's Office will welcome a new Bookkeeper, Athena Chan, on Tuesday, September 23.

Athena is a high school graduate of No. 30 High School in China, and received her B.S. in Accounting from Touro College, NY. She will perform general accounting duties, maintain complete records of financial transactions, keep track of accounts, and verify the accuracy of procedures used for recording financial transactions.


House of Bishops Meeting Commences
The Episcopal Church House of Bishops Fall Meeting is taking place in Taiwan from September 17 - 23, where our own Bishop Fitzpatrick is currently. 

Jefferst Schori at GC2012
This year's theme is Expanding the Apostolic Imagination, and opened today with Eucharist and sermon presented by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.  Her sermon centered around Hildegard of Bingen, whose "visionary experience brought forth wisdom and formed an apostolic leader." Her sermon can be viewed in its entirety HERE

During the Eucharist, the Bishops renewed their commitment to the Core values of the House of Bishops. Please keep them in your prayers as they meet over the next week.
Proposed Resolutions and Nominations for Convention XLVI Are Now Posted on the Website

A total of eight resolutions were submitted for consideration at the upcoming Annual Meeting of Convention, taking place on October 24 and 25, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. The resolutions can now be viewed on the Diocesan website HERE.

Also posted are nominations for Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, Cathedral Chapter and Secretary of the Convention. 

It is advised that all church members in the Diocese review the resolutions and information supplied for each of the nominees, and to share their thoughts with the convention delegates who will be representing their church.
Wednesday Nights at Emmanuel
Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua will be holding a 5-session study group every Wednesday evening from September 17 - October 15. The sessions, based on best-selling author Kathleen Norris' book Embracing A Life of Meaning, will focus on a unique viewpoint of "what matters most".

All are welcome to attend. Participant workbooks are available for purchase in the church office for $10. For more information, please contact the office at (808) 262-4546.
Youth Service at St. Augustine's

The youth at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church on the Big Island will be taking over the Sunday service on September 21. Acolytes, lay readers and even the Eucharistic Ministers will be led by the youth. The music will feature their ukulele group (pictured above). If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Kathy Matsuda through the church office at (808) 889-5390.
Cathedral Clothing Drive for St. Paul's in Saipan
Since 2007, St. Andrew's Outreach Committee has been collecting gently used and lightweight clothing for the members of St. Paul's Church in Saipan to use and to sell to raise funds.  They are primarily garment workers brought to Saipan to work in factories and were then abandoned, and have little resources to return to their home countries.
A collection will be shipped out on September 29, and donation boxes will be set up Sunday on the lanai. During the week, donations may be brought to the Cathedral office.  


Godly Play Opportunities Coming Up
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Godly Play, which has already been implemented in a number of churches around the Diocese, is an approach to teaching children based on Montessori principles. This method helps children to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.

There will be two opportunities coming up for those involved in, or are interested in, the support of children's ministry:

Saturday, September 27, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Godly Play Doorperson Training
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 780 Keolu Dr., Kailua
This training is meant for Godly Play teams and/or individuals who would like to get a sense of Godly Play so that they might serve as a doorperson in their congregation's Godly Play Room. It is a good choice for those who would like to help out, but not (yet) as a storyteller. It is also for storytellers who want to know more about how the storyteller/doorperson partnership works. Lunch will be served.

Sunday, November 16, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Introduction to Godly Play
Parish of St. Clement, 1515 Wilder Ave., Honolulu
This is a short introduction to Godly Play. It will be helpful to those who wish to support the ministry of children whether or not they are actively involved on Sunday morning.

Jenny Wallace will be leading these events, and is available for consultation. If you are considering setting up or promoting Godly Play in your congregation, e-mail Jenny.  To learn more about Godly Play, visit their website HERE.
St. Columba's Offers After School Bible Story-time

St. Columba's on the Big Island, has launched a new after school Bible study program for keiki ages 5 - 10 or grades K-5. Using the Godly Play Program, the class will be offered every Wednesday from 2:30 - 4:30 PM, honoring the sacred and spiritual lives of children. The program is free. To sign up or if you have any questions, call Pastor Elizabeth Lewin at (808) 896-0333, or e-mail her.
Mahatma Gandhi & International Day of Nonviolence

Hawai'i's observance of the International Day of Nonviolence will take place on Wednesday, October 2, from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, in front of the Gandhi statue outside of the Honolulu Zoo in Waikiki. All are invited to help celebrate the 145th birthday of one of the great leaders of the world, Mahatma Gandhi. The event will include an interfaith discussion for world peace, multicultural dances, and music by the Royal Hawaiian Band. It is suggested that participants wear white comfortable attire, and bring sitting mats or chairs. 
Commuter Retreat at Trinity By-the-Sea:
Be Still and Know I AM
Contemplative outreach
On October 10 & 11, Contemplative Outreach and Trinity By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Kihei, Maui, will host Bro. Jim Vorndran to facilitate a time of centering prayer, prayer walks, silent communing with nature, music, and reflection on our individual journeys. Bro. Jim has taught Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina for over 40 years throughout the United States and Canada. 

The setting of Trinity-by-the-Sea is especially inviting to be in nature and listen to God's offerings of silence, of breezes, of birds.  We begin Friday evening at 5:30 PM and continue Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, finishing with a quiet prayerful sending into the world ritual at 2:00 PM.  

There is no cost but donations are welcome-- brown bag lunch. For further information and to register, please e-mail Paula Baldwin.
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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, September 27 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Big Island) - Click HERE to register. 
  • Saturday, October 4 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Apply NOW! Grant Funding Available to 
Support New & Creative Ministry
Funding is currently available through several grant programs being offered through The Episcopal Church. Grants range from $750 and upwards to as much as $200,000.  Please click on the links below to learn more about each grant. Please be aware of deadline dates!

2014 Jubilee Ministry Grant
Grants are currently being accepted in two categories: Program Development and Program Impact. One Program Impact Grant of $35,000, will be awarded to a new or existing ministry, and ten to 20 Program Impact Grants ranging from $750 - $1,500 each, will be awarded to initiatives of Jubilee Centers that make a positive and measurable impact in the lives of those in need. Deadline is Tuesday, September 30! For more information, click HERE.

2015 Roanridge Trust Award Grants
The Roanridge Trust Award Grants are awarded annually for creative models for leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities. The grants range from $5,000 to $20,000, and are open to all dioceses, congregations, and Episcopal related organization and institutions. Deadline to apply is Friday, October 31. For more information, click HERE.

Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants

The application process is 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). 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. Deadline to apply is November 1Specific guidelines, suggestions, application form and timetable are available HERE.

New for Episcopal Authors: 
Episcopal Bookshelf
Thanks to Sermons That Work, a new service has been launched named the Episcopal Bookshelf, to promote books written by Episcopalians. Episcopal Bookshelf can be found HERE.

"Although the Sermons That Work website has been offering reviews of books by major publishing houses for several years, Episcopal Bookshelf now provides an opportunity for all Episcopal writers to market their books to other Episcopalians," explained Sarah Johnson, editor and writer for the Office of Communication.

Sermons That Work, is a popular and heavily utilized website designed for clergy and lay leaders. Sermons That Work website offers free sermons based on the Revised Common Lectionary readings for Sundays and selected feast days. Also available are weekly downloadable bulletin inserts highlighting the history, music, liturgy, mission, and ministry of The Episcopal Church, along with weekly lectionary-based Bible study commentary written by emerging thought leaders from Episcopal seminaries.

To learn more about listing a book on Episcopal Bookshelf, contact Johnson.
Vote for the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas Card
It's time to vote for your favorite original artwork that will be used for the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas card.  Hurry, deadline to vote ends September 19!

Forty-eight artists submitted 70 entries expressing a local understanding of God's incarnation for the celebration of Jesus' birth.
About the voting:

* Voting can be completed online HERE.
* Participants are requested to vote for only one.
* Voting is open until September 19.
* Winner will be announced on October 1.

A printable PDF of the card with the winning artwork will be made available online to all congregations.  The greeting inside the card will appear in English, Spanish, French, Creole and Navajo.

For information about voting process contact Ana Arias or Barry Merer.
Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music
Seeks Input on Holy Women Holy Men
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) seeks comment on a new approach to commemorations: A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

After reviewing responses to Holy Women, Holy Men, SCLM is proposing that a calendar and liturgical material for optional commemorations be included in a volume entitled A Great Cloud of Witnesses. The full proposal is on the commission's blog HERE.

As noted on the website: "A Great Cloud of Witnesses represents the desire of General Convention for a revision of the calendar of the Church that reflects the lively experience of sainthood, especially on the level of the local community. In this way, "A Great Cloud of Witnesses" is a tool for learning about the history of the Church and identifying those who have inspired us and challenged us from the time of the New Testament down to the present moment." READ MORE

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September 9: (Special Announcement)

Convention Deadline Reminder

New Office Hours for the Bishop's Office

Monthly Youth Gatherings on O'ahu are Starting Up

Training Classes Rescheduled

Movie Nights on the Lawn at All Saints'

Outreach Spotlight: Family Promise

Two New Additions to the Staff of the Bishop

Observing Lesser Feasts

O'ahu Celebrations

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

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



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