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In This Issue:
+ Clergy Transitions
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+ A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass
+ Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter
+ Community Events
+ May and June Parish Papers Available
+ Scholarship Applications Now Accepted for Episcopal Church Grants
+ Public Affairs Toolkit
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Registration Now Open for Hui Pu: Summer Youth Camp
+ Applications Accepted for Domestic Poverty Ministry Grants
+ St. Andrew's Schools Open House
+ St. Andrew's Schools Summer Program
+ Eucharistic Minister and Visitor Training on O'ahu
+ Grant Opportunities in the Diocese
+ Altar Linens and Stoles Available for Purchase
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Contact Information
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Featured Photo:
This issue's header photo features a glorious Easter sunrise on Kaua'i, where All Saints' held a beachside service. Be sure to read the next issue of the E-Chronicle that will feature Holy Week and Easter around the Diocese. Be sure to submit your church's special photos to be included! (Photo by S. Nishioka.)

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your




Saturday, April 18, 2015
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Standing Committee &
Commission on Ministry
(Joint Meeting)
Diocesan Conference Room

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Standing Committee
Bishop's Office

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Commission on Ministry
Bishop's Reading Room

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Diocesan Council
Diocesan Conference Room



June 25 - July 3, 2015

Salt Lake City, Utah

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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.

Daughters of the King
Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter
Saturday, May 30, 11:00 AM
Ewa Beach Golf Club

Hui Pu Diocesan Youth Camp
June 26 - July 10
2015 Safe Church Training
Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. 


Parish Happenings


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

Choral Evensong at The Cathedral
Ongoing every Sunday, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing every FIRST Tuesday, 5:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

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

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

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing every Thursday, 
6:00 PM (5:30 PM light refreshments on the lanai)
St. Peter's, 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

Holy Hikers!
Ongoing every first Saturday, 1:30 PM, meet at Holy Nativity parking lot
Holy Nativity, Honolulu

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, April 11
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training
Saturday, April 11, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, April 12, 1:00 PM
St. Andrew's Schools, Honolulu

Regional Confirmation Service - Windward O'ahu
Sunday, April 19, 2:00 PM 
St. Christopher's, Kailua

Safeguarding God's Children Training - Honolulu
Saturday, May 2, 8:30 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu

Safeguarding God's Children Training - West O'ahu
Saturday, May 2, 8:30 AM
St. Timothy's, Aiea

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, May 3, 1:00 PM
St. Andrew's Schools, Honolulu

Regional Confirmation Service - East Honolulu
Saturday, May 9, 10:30 AM
Holy Nativity, Honolulu

Regional Confirmation Service - West O'ahu
Saturday, May 9, 4:00 PM
St. Timothy's, Aiea

Regional Confirmation Service - Honolulu
Tentative: May 15, 16 or 17
(Final date, time & location TBA)

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, August 1, 8:30 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu



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
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Eleele

All Saints' is Bustin' Cancer!
Relay for Life
Saturday, April 25, 5:00 PM
Hanapepe Stadium

A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass
May 8-10
St. Michael's, Lihue
Call St. Michael's 245-3796

Regional Confirmation Service
Saturday, May 23, 11:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a

Kaua'i Sacred Day Walk
June 11 - 15
Koke'e State Park

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 12, 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue



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

Regional Confirmation Service
Saturday, April 11, 11:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Centering Prayer Introduction Workshop
Saturday, May 23, 9:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina



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

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM

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

After School Bible Story-time
Ongoing Wednesdays, 1:15 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

St. Columba's Home Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 PM

Evening Prayers of Healing
Ongoing Wednesdays, 5:00 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place

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

Regional Confirmation Service
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 AM
St. Columba's

St. James' Fashion Show & Mother's Day Tea
Saturday, May 9, 11:00 AM
St. James', Kamuela

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 26, 10:00 AM
St. Columba's, Paauilo





Part-time Administrative Assistant 

St. Peter's in Honolulu; 4 hours per day, 4 days per week (flexible); download detailed job description  HERE.


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.




Second Sunday of Easter

Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery
established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all
who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body
may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith;
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
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April 8, 2015


Clergy Transitions:
The Diocese of Hawai'i will be saying Aloha to clergy who have been with us for many years, and who have contributed much to our community in Christ. Please keep them and their families in your prayers during this time of transition.

Jackson The Reverend David Jackson
The Reverend David Jackson has accepted a call to be the Head Chaplain at Christ Church School, Greenville, South Carolina. David will complete the year at Seabury Hall and move to South Carolina this summer.  He will be able to serve as the first Clerical Alternate to this Summer's General Convention.


Paul KlitzkeThe Reverend Paul Klitzke
The Reverend Paul Klitzke from the Episcopal Church of West O'ahu, has accepted a call to be the Rector of Ascension Episcopal Church, Dallas, Texas. He plans to take up this new ministry in early May.  Sarah Klitzke will continue as Diocesan Youth Minister until after Summer Camp.   

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The Reverend William Miller
The Reverend William Miller has accepted a call to become the Rector of Christ Episcopal Church, Covington, Louisiana. His ministry at St. Michael and All Angels, Lihue, will conclude at the end of April. He will move during the month of May and take up his new ministry on June 1, 2015.
Cathedral Outreach: Next to Godliness...
During Easter, members at The Cathedral are expanding on their sandwich ministry (making and distributing sandwiches nearby) by including a bag of hygiene or toiletry packs to those in the community most in need. They plan to begin distributing the packs on Sunday May 3. If you would like to help or learn more about this new ministry, e-mail Warren Wright.
A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass:
Finding the Spirit of God in the Spirit of the Age
Author and speaker Diana Butler Bass will be leading a weekend of exploration at St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue, Kauai, beginning with a free public gathering on Friday, May 8. The theme of this event focuses on the question, "Where is God?" 

An all-day workshop takes place on Saturday, May 9, designed for church leaders and innovators. There is a small fee and includes lunch. Then on Sunday, May 10, Diana will be preaching at Koloa Union Church in Poipu, at 10:30 AM.

Bass is an author, speaker and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of eight books. For more information, contact St. Michael's at (808) 245-3796.
Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter
The Daughters of the King Hawaii invite all women of faith to attend an inspirational retreat on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Ewa Beach Golf Club on O'ahu.  Come journey onto new ground and discover where your story intersects with the voices and struggles of women speaking through Scripture.

The guest speaker is Lindsay Hardin Freeman, who is the author of the book Bible Women, that documents and explores the words and life story of every woman in the Bible who spoke. Find out how Bible women dealt with issues of infertility, faith, hunger, prayer, poverty, rape, violence, war, friendship and marriage.

The cost for the retreat and lunch buffet is $40. Seats are limited so sign up early. Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 13. For more information, download the flyer HERE, or contact Denisse Kwan at (808) 457-7721.
Join in the Action! Community Events Coming Up:
Many of our churches support a variety of community events. These are just a few coming up in April!  If you're in the neighborhood, be sure to show your support for these worthy organizations. Click on the links to be taken to the event websites and learn more, or contact the churches to see how you can help:

Hawaii Foodbank - Saturday, April 18, Various locations (O'ahu) 
The 26th annual O'ahu Food Drive takes place on Saturday, April 18, at various locations around O'ahu. You can pledge, volunteer or bring donations of food to a site. St. Elizabeth's members are pushing big for this one as they recently received a huge donation from the Foodbank that filled their Pantry!

Honolulu AIDS Walk - Sunday, April 19, Kapi'olani Park
The 24th annual Honolulu AIDS Walk is a leisurely 3-mile walk around Kapi'olani Park. Come join the folks from St. Mark's who will be out in force not only walking, but gathering donations! Visit their website HERE for more information.

Relay for Life Kaua'iApril 25 - 26, Hanapepe Stadium
The All Saints' Angels have been fundraising like mad over the past year and they will soon take to the track in this annual overnight event. You can make a donation to their team and join the battle against cancer. Look for All Saints' Angels!
May and June Parish Papers Available

The May and June issues of the Parish Paper are now available on the Diocesan website HERE. Topics are "Seeking a Bivocational Calling for Pastors and Churches" and "Could Lack of Curiosity Kill the Church?" 

These will be the final issues that the Diocese will be subscribing to, but past issues will remain on the website for congregations to use.

The Parish Paper is a monthly publication for congregations giving "Ideas and Insights for Active Congregations" that cover a wide variety of issues and topics. Congregations may download the Parish Paper (it's free!) and distribute them as suits your purposes, but please note the copyright restrictions.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Scholarship Applications Now Accepted for Episcopal Church Grants

[March 27, 2015] Applications are now being accepted for the 2015-2016 awarding of educational scholarships from The Episcopal Church, according to Samuel A. McDonald, Director of Mission/Deputy Chief Operating Officer and convener of the Scholarship Committee.


"As a result of bequests, The Episcopal Church makes available a modest number of scholarships that assist students primarily enrolled in theological education and training," explained Margareth Crosnier de Bellaistre, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Director of Investment Management and Banking  "Funding for the program is derived from annual income of designated trust funds established by generous donors."


Scholarships are available for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training.


The amounts of the scholarships vary according to the availability of payouts from the funds.  The maximum is $5000. The lists of trust funds and scholarships as well as key information are HERE



Have You Checked Out the The Episcopal Church's Public Affairs Toolkit?
Communication is evangelism - and the Office of Communication has many resources to help evangelize the Good News and engage communities in the work of the Episcopal Church. These resources include tools to assist with building awareness of your work, gaining a stronger voice on topics that you care most about, and enhancing perceptions among influential, highly-engaged groups inside and outside the Church.
Included are useful materials, such as forms to develop key messages and create local news media coverage, and a step-by-step guide on how to place your leaders on local opinion pages and websites to gain community leader buy-in on topics important to you. You'll also find information about other tools, help and counsel available, often at no cost, through the Office of Communication. READ MORE
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UPDATED: 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, April 11 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (St. Timothy's, Aiea, O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, May 2 - Safeguarding God's Children Training  (Epiphany, Honolulu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, May 2 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Timothy's, Aiea, O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, August 1 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu, O'ahu) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, September 12 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (St. Michael's, Lihue, Kaua'i) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, September 26 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (St. Columba's, Paauilo, Big Island) - Click HERE to register.
Registration Now Open!
Hui Pu: Diocesan Summer Youth Camp

Registration is now open for the diocesan summer youth camp, Hui Pu, at Camp Mokule'ia on O'ahu. This year's theme is "Do Something", with an emphasis on service, kindness, and standing up for what you believe. The dates are as follows:

June 26 - 28: Ahe (completed 3 - 5 grade)
June 28 - July 3: Lokahi (completed 6 - 8 grade)
July 5 - 10: 'Opio (completed 9 - 12 grade)
The cost is $200 for the Ahe camp and $300 for Lokahi and 'Opio. Scholarships and travel assistance are available.  For more information and to register, visit the youth website HERE, or call Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director, at (808) 536-7776. 
Applications Accepted for Domestic and Poverty Ministry Grants

Applications are now being accepted for grants from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) that center on new or revitalized efforts in domestic poverty ministry.


The purpose of the grants is to engage Episcopalians in ministry among the economically impoverished in the United States; To provide opportunity to the marginalized to overcome chronic adversities; To challenge unjust structures that perpetuate the cycle of poverty; and to inspire the wider church to more deeply engage with the poor.


Grant awards will range between $5,000 and $30,000. All domestic Episcopal dioceses, congregations and institutions are eligible to apply. Grant applications, overview and instructions are available HERE  All applications must have the endorsement of the diocesan bishop. Deadline for applying is April 30. READ MORE


Save the dates!
St. Andrew's Schools Open House Coming Up!

St. Andrew's Schools will be holding two Open Houses on April 12 and May 3. To learn more about St. Andrew's Schools, visit their website HERE, or download the information for the Open Houses
Registration Open Now!
St. Andrew's Schools Summer Programs
The St. Andrew's Schools offers an extensive and diverse summer program that is open to all children from grades K - 12. Open registration has begun! To download a copy of the summer program guide, click HERE, or visit their website HERE for complete information.
Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training on O'ahu
There will be a Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training coming up on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning at 9:00 AM. The trainer is the Rev. Walter Stevens. 

Both EMs and EVs should attend the morning session, which will begin at 9:00 a.m. That session will last 2-1/2 hours. Those intending to be Eucharistic Ministers only, can then leave. Those who intend to be Eucharistic Visitors will stay for the afternoon session, which will last until 3:30 p.m.  For more information and to register, click HERE. Space is limited, so register early.


Reminder: Ongoing Diocesan Grant Opportunities
Applications Reviewed Quarterly
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Information on the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i 1% Diocesan Council Grants are available online HERE (scroll down to "Grants"), or click HERE to download the 2015 Program/Project Grant Request Guidelines and Checklist.  

Funding is designated primarily in support of new projects with the intent to assist groups in getting projects on a sound and sustainable footing.  Consideration will be given to existing projects that have shown continued growth and impact on their communities, but need an extra layer of support in order to meet goals.

This is an ongoing application process with quarterly deadline dates falling on the 20th of February, May, August and October. 


Altar Linens and Stoles Available for Purchase
Churches in the Diocese will be happy to learn that Altar Linens are once again available for purchase! To place an order, you can download an order form HERE, and if you  have any questions, e-mail Louise Aloy.


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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 the Diocesan website's 

Bishop's Reflection for Holy Week

An Understanding of Clergy Leave-Taking

Sonja Barba Selected for GC Official Youth Presence

Presiding Bishop's Easter Message

ERD Responding to Cyclone Pam's Impact on Vanatu

Message from the Bishop: House of Bishops' Meeting

The Rev. David Jackson Heads to South Carolina

Registration Now Open for Hui Pu: Summer Youth Program

St. Andrew's Schools Summer Program

Grant Opportunities in the Diocese

Afternoon Tea for the Rev. Charles Crane

FACE & Affordable Housing

News from Camp Mokule'ia

Altar Linens & Stoles Available for Purchase

Mission Centered Episcopalians

Godly Play Conference

Message from the Bishop: Alcohol Policy in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326