Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Jazz Vespers Services Have Begun at St. Peter's
+ Emmanuel Speaker Series: Brooks Takenaka & the Honolulu Fish Auction
+ Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i: 12th Annual Community Awards Celebration
+ Women Artists of Kaua'i Fine Art Festival
+ St. Andrew's Schools Open House
+ Emmanuel's 12th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
+ Teen Tech Days at St. James' Restarting
+ Renke to Perform at St. John's, Maui
+ Safe Church Training
+ Proposed Resolutions and Nominations for Convention XLVI Are Now Posted
+ A Message from the Presiding Bishop
+ 2014 Jubilee Ministry Grant Application Deadline Extended
+ Advancing to General Convention 2014: Volunteers Needed
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 Featured Photo:

This issue's header photo features Christ Memorial in Kilauea, Kaua'i, with volunteers at their newly opened Food Pantry. Church members have teamed up with the Rotary Club of Hanalei to help feed families in need on the north shore. Look for a follow-up article in the December issue of the E-Chronicle. (Photo contributed by Christ Memorial Church.) 

Upcoming Meetings

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The Diocesan Council Meeting for September was cancelled and is rescheduled with a teleconference on Saturday, October 11, at 9:00 AM. 


Saturday, October 18
The Cathedral of St. Andrew


Standing Committee

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Upstairs Conference Room


Commission on Ministry

9:00AM - 11:00 AM

Bishop's Reading Room


Diocesan Council

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Von Holt Room




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

Visit the main website HERE



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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

March for Medical Mercy
Ongoing last Thursdays of the month, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's to the Federal Building

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:
Honolulu Fish Auction
Thursday, October 9, 7:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, October 19, 1:00 PM
St. Andrew's School, Honolulu

5th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 25, 5:00 pm
Island Pacific Academy (St. Nick's), Kapolei

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

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, November 23, 1:00 PM
St. Andrew's School, Honolulu

St. Elizabeth's Wine Tasting Extravaganza
Saturday, December 13
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
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

Lifetree Cafe
Ongoing Tuesdays, 4:30 PM
& Saturdays, 6:30 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

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

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Hula Class
Ongoing Thursdays through November 27, 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Women Artists of Kaua'i Fine Art Festival
Saturday, October 18,10:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Movie Nights on the Lawn
Saturday, October 18, Sunset
All Saints', Kapa'a

King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma Weekend
November 14 - 16
St.Michael's, Lihue
More info coming soon...

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

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

Organ Recital at St. John's
Saturday, November 1, 6:00 PM
St. John's, Kula

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 14, 9:00 AM
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

Teen Tech at St. James'
Sunday, October 5 & 26, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
St. James', Kamuela

Annual Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 22
St. James, Kamuela
More info to come




If you would liked to post a position at your church, e-mail Communications with the information. Positions are also posted on the Diocesan website HERE.




Proper 22

Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to
hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire
or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy,
forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid,
and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy
to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus
Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

- Book of Common Prayer
p 234-235


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October 5, 2014


Jazz Vespers Services Have Begun at St. Peter's
A Jazz Vespers service is now taking place every Thursday evening at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu, from 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM. Pupus are served on the church lanai prior to the service, at 5:30 PM.

"This is a ministry not currently offered on the Square, so we thought we'd give it a try," said the Rev. Diane Martinson, Rector of St. Peter's.  "The goal is to open the beautiful space of St. Peter's to the community for prayer, meditation, centering, and spiritual nurturance after a long work day, while enjoying the musical genre of jazz." 

The services will continue until Christmas, and will be evaluated at that time to determine whether or not to continue this outreach. To watch the promotional video clip and learn more about the musicians and this special service, visit the St. Peter's website HERE.
Emmanuel's Speaker Series:
Brooks Takenaka & the Honolulu Fish Auction

As part of their continuing free community speaker series, Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua welcomes all to attend the next event on Thursday, October 9, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM, featuring Brooks Takenaka from the fishing industry in Hawai'i.


Have you ever wondered where the "fresh" fish comes from in the restaurants you frequent? Who catches it and how does it get to the restaurant or supermarket? How does the Honolulu Fish Auction work? How does fish stay fresh for a week while the fleet is out at sea? How sustainable is the supply of our Hawaiian fish?  To hear the answers to these and many other questions, come and hear Brooks Takenaka speak. 


Brooks comes from a family of fishermen and has close to 40 years of professional experience in the Hawai'i fishing and seafood industries. He has been the Assistant General Manager of the United Fishing Agency (UFA) since 1979.


Emmanuel Episcopal Church is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua (next to Enchanted Lake Elementary School). For more information, visit the Emmanuel website HERE.

The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i 
12th Annual Community Awards Celebration
The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i (TIAH) will be holding its 12th Annual Community Awards Celebration and Banquet on Sunday, October 12, 2014, at the Honpa Hongwanji Hawai'i Betsuin in Honolulu. The organization, that "has risen to be a voice for justice in the community", will be presenting an award to The Cathedral of St. Andrew and The Very Rev. Walter Brownridge, Dean of The Cathedral, with the Challenging Religious or Political Extremism Award. 

The event is free but space is limited and advance registration is required. You may register by e-mailing The Cathedral office with "Interfaith Alliance" in the subject line. For more information, contact Jeanette Redmond at (808) 524-2822, ext. 218. To learn more about TIAH, visit their website HERE.
Women Artists of Kaua'i Fine Art Festival
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue, Kaua'i, will be hosting a special event, Women Artists of Kaua'i (WAK) Fine Art Festival, on Saturday, October 18, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. 

This event is a part of St. Michael's ReSource for Christian Spirituality program. Folks will be able to meet and talk with professional women artists on Kaua'i. Marionette Taboniar, Anna Skaradzinska, Donia Lilly, HelenTurner, Leslie Hagen, and Suzy Staulz are just some of the artists who will be featured.  Original art and prints will be on sale with a percentage of the proceeds to benefit scholarships for ReSource offerings during the coming year. For more information, visit the WAK website HERE.



The St. Andrew's Schools announces two upcoming Open House dates:
  • Sunday,October 19, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 23, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

All families interested in The Priory or The Prep are welcome to attend these two-hour events. You will have the opportunity to interact with our outstanding faculty and staff in your child's division. Reservations are requested. For more information and to register, visit the Admissions pages of the website HERE, or contact the Admissions Office by e-mail or call (808) 536-6102. You may also download the promotional flyer HERE.


Emmanuel's 12th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua will be holding its 12th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 6:30PM - 9:00 PM. As in past years, there will be limited seating at the VIP event that begins at 5:00 PM.

The event features an all-you-can-eat chocolate confection buffet and a silent auction. This year's event proceeds will benefit Family Promise and Emmanuel Church. For more information and to order tickets, visit the Emmanuel website HERE.
Teen Tech Days at St. James' Restarting
Our teens are back from summer and ready to again host sessions of "Teen Tech". Teen Tech is a service for local seniors (age 55+) to be tutored by high school students from Hawai'i Prepratory Academy, Parker, Kamehameha and Honoka'a High Schools, in the use of cell phones and tablets, both iPhone and Android; computers (laptops) both PC and Macs; Kindles, and internet programs such as e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, Google Search, etc. The next two sessions will take place on Sunday, October 5 and October 26, from 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM.  For more information, visit the St.James' website HERE.


Renke to Perform at St. John's, Maui
Organist John Renke will perform a recital at St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula, on November 1, beginning at 6:00 PM. The concert is free, and open to all. 

Renke is the Director of Music at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu. and is passionate in his various roles as an organist, conductor, composer, liturgist and teacher. He has held positions in the San Francisco Bay Area's most prestigious churches, including Grace Cathedral, St. Mary's Cathedral, and the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi where he founded the internationally acclaimed Schola Cantorium San Francisco.  

In addition to his Cathedral duties, John is the Dean of the Hawai'i Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, serves on the Board of Directors of the Honolulu Symphony Chorus, and is a popular recitalist, performing throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia.

St. John's is located at 8993 Kula Highway. For more information, visit the St. John's website HERE, or contact the church office at (808) 878-1485.
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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, February 14 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Maui) - Click HERE to register.
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.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

The following message was released on September 23, 2014:

A Message from the Presiding Bishop
Jefferst Schori at GC2012


To all the people of God in The Episcopal Church:


It is a great joy and privilege to serve as your Presiding Bishop.  I have been blessed to be able to meet and build relationships with people around the globe - in every diocese in this Church, most of the provinces of the Anglican Communion, our full communion partners (ELCA, Moravian Church, Old Catholics of the Union of Utrecht), as well as civic leaders and leaders of other denominations and faith traditions.  That relational work is fundamental to the reconciliation we seek in Christ.  As bridges are built, more and more people can begin to cross the divides between us, and God's dream begins to take flesh in a more just and peaceful world. 


Together, we have navigated a season of extraordinary change in recent years.  Our Christian values have been challenged and we are becoming clearer and more confident about the faith we share.  Today we are far more cognizant of the diversity of this multinational and multicultural Church, and the great blessing of the diverse peoples and cultures we represent.  Our life as a Church is enriched by the many gifts God has given us in people and contexts around the world.  Together we are striving to live out the Five Marks of Mission, we are exploring new and creative ways of engaging the societies around us with the good news of God in Christ, and we are increasingly willing to spend ourselves and the resources God has given us for the healing of the world.  We are more attuned to voices crying in the wilderness, those living at the margins of human communities, and those without a voice, including this fragile earth, our island home.  Together, we are moving into God's future with courage, boldness, and the humility of knowing there is always more to learn.  For all that hope-filled movement, I give thanks in abundance. READ MORE


2014 Jubilee Ministry Grant Application Deadline Extended to Tuesday, October 7
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The deadline for applications for The Episcopal Church's 2014 Jubilee Ministry grants has been extended until Tuesday, October 7, in both categories: Program Development and Program Impact. 

One Program Development Grant, up to $35,000, will be awarded to a new or existing ministry that can demonstrate a new or re-visioned strategy and methodology to make an impact both locally and beyond itself. Ten to 20 Program Impact Grants, ranging from $750 to $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. All currently designated Jubilee Centers are eligible for this year's grants.

Information for ministries seeking to become designated as a Jubilee ministry and benefit from the network of support and be eligible for future Jubilee grants, applications and explanation of the process, can be found HERE.  Grant recipients will be announced later this month. For more information e-mail the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Domestic Poverty Missioner.


Advancing to General Convention 2014:
Volunteers Needed
general convention logoA range of volunteer opportunities are available at The Episcopal Church's 78th General Convention, June 25 - July 3, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Episcopal Diocese of Utah).

The Episcopal Church's General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It is composed of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay representatives elected from the 109 dioceses of the Church, at more than 800 members.

Patrick Haizel, General Convention volunteer coordinator, said that all are welcomed to help out. "We are seeking interested people to offer their skills and talents to assist in the smooth operation of General Convention 2015," he said. "By volunteering, you become a part of General Convention, through observation and participation, while learning about the way the church operates from behind the scenes."

Shifts range from 2 to 6 hours in a variety of areas throughout convention where volunteers are needed.  "With this General Convention going virtual, we have new needs for people with computer and technical skills," Haizel added. 

Volunteers should sign up HEREFor more info e-mail Haizel

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New Hours & New Faces in the Office of the Bishop

Proposed Resolutions and Nominations for Convention XLVI Are Now Posted on the Website

Wednesday Nights at Emmanuel Study Series through October 15

Godly Play Opportunities Coming Up

Commuter Retreat at Trinity By-the-Sea: Be Still and Know I AM  October 10 & 11

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

Aiona Scholarship Fund

Joint Nominating Committee Issues Call for 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

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

Urgent: Gaza & Ahli Hospital Update

Joint Nominating Committee Presents Second of Three Essays



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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