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In This Issue:
+ Quarterly Deadline for Diocesan Grant Requests
+ Summer 2015 Continuing Education Opportunities
+ Online Lectionary-Based Curriculum
+ Sacred Stroll at 88 Shrines, Kaua'i
+ Na Himeni Sing Night
+ The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
+ St. John's By-the-Sea Rummage Sale
+ Trinity Sunday 2015 Offering for Camp Mokule'ia
+ Four Chosen as Nominees for 27th Presiding Bishop
+ ERD: Nepal Earthquake Response Fund
+ Episcopal Asiamerican Ministries
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for 2015 Jubilee Ministry Grants
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Registration Now Open for Hui Pu: Summer Youth Camp
+ Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter
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Featured Photo:
This issue's header photo features the Confirmation Service at St.Columba's on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Be sure to read more about the Regional Confirmations taking place around the Diocese in the next June issue of the E-Chronicle. Submit your church's special photos of the Confirmation Celebrations as well as Holy Week and Easter to be included! (Photo from the  St. James' Facebook Page.)

Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, May 16, 2015
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

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

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Standing Committee
Von Holt Room

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

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Diocesan Council
(Video Conference from Diocesan Conference Room)



June 25 - July 3, 2015

Salt Lake City, Utah

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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

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

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing every first and third 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

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

Emmanuel Speaker Series: Ma'o Organic Farms
Thursday, May 14, 7:00 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua

Regional Confirmation Service - Honolulu
Sunday, May 17, 2:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Na Himeni Sing Night
Sunday, May 17, 7:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa

St. John's By-the-Sea Rummage Sale
Saturday, May 30, 9:00 AM
St. John's BTS,Kaneohe

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly (Bible in 90 days)
Saturday mornings May 30 - August 29, 9:00AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu

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 Market 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

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

Adult Forum: Zealot, The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Sundays, April 12 - May 24
St. Michael's, Lihue

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

Sacred Stroll at 88 Shrines
Saturday, May 16, 10:30 AM
Lawai Int'l Center

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

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

ACCW Summer Social
Sunday, August 30, 4:00 PM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, September 26, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku



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

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




Sixth Sunday of Easter

O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good
things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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May 8, 2015


Quarterly Deadline Coming Up May 20
Reminder: Ongoing Diocesan Grant Opportunities
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Applications are reviewed quarterly for the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i 1% Diocesan Council Grants. Information about the grants can be found on the diocesan website 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. 


Summer 2015 Continuing Education Opportunities
Weeklong Intensives at Virginia Theological Seminary

Virginia Theological Seminary is offering several continuing education opportunities during the summer that include weeklong intensives, a weekend workshop, and an online course:

Weeklong Intensives: Fostering Cultures of Spiritual Guidance (June 22 -26), Theological Anthropology (June 22 - 26), Public Witness and Community Partnership (June 29 - July 3, Religious Diversity in Institutional Settings (July 6 - 10), Philosophy and Ministry: unpacking the hard questions (July 6 - 10)

Weekend workshops: Family Systems, Discernment and Emotional Intelligence (June 26 - 27)

Online course: Visual Art and Interpretation of the Gospels (June 22 - July 10).


For more information, visit the website HERE.


Online Lectionary-Based Curriculum from 
Morehouse/Church Publishing Available

It's time to experience the difference Living the Good News can make with your children, youth, and adults. Living the Good News is:
  • Lectionary-Based: Participants of all ages connect to the Revised Common Lectionary scriptures and stories.
  • Complete: Everything you need is available for one low price.
  • Easy: Session plans are simple to follow and use. Session support materials (posters, patterns, additional activities, teacher helps, etc.) are also attached to weekly session plans.
  • Arts-Enhanced: Music, poetry, and art break down scripture in unexpected ways.
  • Online: Many wonderful advantages are yours with 24/7 online access.
For more information, visit the website HERE.


Sacred Stroll at 88 Shrines, Kaua'i
ReSource for Christian Spirituality of St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue, welcomes all to join them for a Sacred Stroll at the Lawai International Center's 88 Shrines. The walk will take place on Saturday, May 16, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM and includes a cultural and religious history of Lawai Valley and 88 Shrines by Lynn Muramoto, President. Lunch is $7. Register online through their website HERE. For more information, download the flyer HERE, or call (808) 345-3697.
Na Himeni Sing Night at St. Stephen's

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will be hosting Na Himeni Sing Night, on Sunday, May 17, from 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm. All are welcome to come and join with others for an evening of singing and fellowship, and learn about Na Himeni, Hawaiian Hymns and Songs. There will be some review of the tunes, lyrics and composer of each hymn or song, and the use of Hawaiian language. St. Stephen's is located at 1679 California Avenue in Wahiawa. For more information, call 626-4687.
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
Read the Bible through in 90 days

The Bible has been a source of inspiration, hope, charity, salvation, social change, justice, and liberty.  It has also been a source of fear, bloodshed, ignorance, injustice, sexism, racism, despair, and bigotry. 

This class will help you sort it all out, and give you more confidence as a student of biblical literature, culture, and history. Join Fr. Gregory Johnson at St. Mary's, Saturday mornings at 9:00 AM, to read through the Bible in just 90 days. The classes begin on May 30, and run through August 29. For more information, download the flyer HERE, or e-mail Fr. Greg.


St. John's By-the-Sea Rummage Sale
St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe will be holding a rummage sale on Saturday, May 30, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the Ho'okano Hall. Lots of clothing, jewelry, appliances, dishes, knick-knacks, books, plus baked goods, hot dogs, hamburgers and other goodies! St. John's is located at 47-074 Lihikai Drive. For more information, download the flyer HERE.
Trinity Sunday 2015 Offering: Camp Mokule'ia
By Rev. David Turner, Executive Director, Camp Mokule'ia
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Trinity Sunday is May 31, 2015, and an offering is designated for support of Camp Mokule'ia, as announced by Bishop Fitzpatrick during the 2014 Annual Meeting of Convention. The Trinity Sunday offering will assist with support for scholarships and key improvement projects. Envelopes and information will be distributed to each church in the coming week.

As a place of ministry, Camp Mokule'ia annually welcomes more than 15,000 guests to its site. Through its operations, facilities and programming, the camp strives to emphasize the values of malama, pono and mana that identify our Diocese.

In response to a challenge from the Bishop to sharpen its focus to the ministry of our Diocese, the discount to parishes was increased to 25% and scheduling has been streamlined to afford higher priority to congregations. Several congregations have already taken advantage of the benefits.

The Executive Director, Staff and Board of Camp Mokule'ia are excited about the Camp's programs, its efforts toward sustainability, its accessibility to Hawai'i's natural landscape, and the spiritual connections among us. We welcome you and your support. Each church should look for their packets in the mail.

Support Camp Mokule'ia, "a sacred place for rest, recreation, and renewal."

For further information about Camp Mokule'ia check the website HERE or call directly at (808) 637-6241.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Four Chosen as Nominees for 27th Presiding Bishop

[Episcopal News Service] The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop May 1 announced the names of the bishops it will nominate this summer to succeed Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. 


The four names will be formally submitted to the General Convention during a joint session on June 26, the day prior to the day set for the election by the House of Bishops of the 27th presiding bishop. The nominees are:

The committee's formal announcement, along with biographical information about each nominee, is posted on the General Convention website here in EnglishSpanish and French. READ MORE


Episcopal Relief & Development:
Nepal Earthquake Response Fund
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A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on the morning of April 25, causing severe damage and loss of life across the small nation of Nepal. Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) will help meet urgent needs such as food, clean water and shelter, as well as support for assessment and search and rescue teams in the initial phase of the disaster, through the ACT Alliance in Nepal and with our own partners in surrounding areas including northern India and southwest China. Following the initial relief phase, this fund will continue to support longer-term recovery efforts with local partners. Please donate HERE.


Episcopal Asiamerican Ministries: "Celebrating Our Partnerships, Uniting Our Mission"
[May 7, 2015] Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced that registration is now open for the Episcopal Asiamerican Ministries Consultation 2015, slated for Seoul, Korea September 30 - October 5.


"Celebrating our Partnerships, Uniting our Mission" is the theme of the event which will be held at the Anglican Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Seoul, Korea.


"The Consultation will provide new opportunities for renewal and celebration of the partnership in mission between The Episcopal Church and the churches in Asia," commented the Rev. Dr. Winfred B. Vergara, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society missioner for Asiamerican Ministries.  READ MORE


Applications Now Being Accepted for 2015 
Jubilee Ministry Grants
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[May 5, 2015] Applications are now being accepted for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society 2015 Jubilee Ministry grants, announced Samuel McDonald, Director of Mission and Deputy Chief Operating Officer.


Two categories of grants are available: Program Development Grant and Program Impact Grants.


"For decades, Jubilee Ministry grants have helped transform lives," noted the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Domestic Poverty Missioner for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. "They highlight the best of what we can be about - confronting the cycle of poverty on a local level with local understanding and local resources, all the while being supported by and providing inspiration to the wider Episcopal Church."


Application forms are available HERE. 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, 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.
  • Saturday, September 26 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Good Shepherd, Wailuku, Maui) - 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. 
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.

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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 

Diana Butler Bass in Hawai'i

Fashion Show and Mother's Day Tea at St. James'  May 9

Emmanuel Speaker Series: Ma'o Farms May 14

Advancing to General Convention

Benedictine Experience Opportunities

Clergy Transitions Jackson, Klitzke, Miller

DOK Event: Bible Women May 30, 2015

May and June Parish papers Available

Public Affairs Toolkit

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 Vanuatu

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

FACE & Affordable Housing

News from Camp Mokule'ia

Altar Linens & Stoles Available for Purchase



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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