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.)
The Diocesan Council Meeting for September was cancelled and is rescheduled with a teleconference on Saturday, October 11, at 9:00 AM.
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.
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.
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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.
ST. ANDREW'S SCHOOLS: OPEN HOUSE
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.
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.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED EVENT REMINDERS:
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
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
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:
A 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.