Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ The Bishop on General Convention
+ Annual Clergy Retreat Open Registration
+ Important Deadline for 47th Annual Meeting of Convention
+ Na Himeni Sing Night Features Andy "Umi" Sexton
+ VBS at Holy Nativity
+ Annual School Supplies Drive for Kalihi Waena Elementary
+ Open House at St. Nick's: Practicing an Ancient Faith
+ Emmanuel Celebrates 55 Years!
+ DOK Special Outdoor Meeting
+ Save the Date! 2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture
+ General Convention Elects the 27th Presiding Bishop
+ Annual Vaughan Park Scholarship Opportunities
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
Contact Information
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Featured Photo:
This issue's header features the 'Opio (high school) youth at the Diocesan Summer Youth Camp at Camp Mokule'ia. The camp was also the final diocesan event for Sarah Klitzke, the Diocesan Youth Director (pictured at far left), who moves to Texas this week. She joins her family there where husband, the Rev. Paul Kltizke, recently accepted a call. Be sure to read about the camp and Sarah's reflections in the upcoming August issue of the E-Chronicle. (Photo from the Episcopal Youth of Hawai'i Facebook page)

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your




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

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

10:00 AM - 12:00 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
(Diocesan Conference Room)


47th Annual Meeting of the Convention of The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi

October 23 & 24
ʻIolani School, Honolulu
Annual Meeting meeting forms and online registration now posted. Visit the webpage HERE.
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Annual Clergy Retreat
August 23 - August 25, 2015
Camp Mokule'ia

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

Na Himeni Sing Nights
Ongoing every third Sunday, 6:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa
For more info call: (808) 330-3769

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
(Temporarily suspended for organ repairs.)
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 (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

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

Emmanuel's 55th Celebration
Sunday, July 26 (after services)
Emmanuel, Kailua
For more info call 262-4548

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

FREE Vacation Bible School
July 20 - 24
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Open House: Practicing an Ancient Faith in the Present Day Community
Sunday, July 26, 5:00 PM
St. Nick's, Kapolei
For more info: E-mail

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

Daughter's of the King (Queen Emma Chapter) Outdoor Meeting
Sunday, August 2, 12:00 PM
Real Food Cafe, Honolulu
For more info: E-mail

Save the date!
Emmanuel's Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, October 3, 2015
More info coming soon

Save the date!
2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture
Sunday, October 18, 4:00 PM
More info coming soon



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

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays,5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapa'a

Healing Beyond Borders
July 18, 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
For more info: E-Mail

10th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 24-25
All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a

Safeguarding God's Children Training - Kaua'i
Saturday, August 8, 9:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

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

Healing Touch Level 1 Certificate Program
September 18 & 19
St. Michael's, Lihue
For more info: E-Mail



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

Centering Prayer Group
Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

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

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, Noon
Ocean View Community Center
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

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

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

St. James' All Parish Retreat
October 30 - November 1
KMC, Volcano Nat'l Park





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 11

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our
necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have
compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those
things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
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July 16, 2015


The following message was originally released on July 10, 2015:

Message from the Bishop: General Convention
Bishop Fitzpatrick




Bea and I returned from Salt Lake City late last Saturday afternoon. Having spent too many days caught up in the meetings, resolutions, voting and swirl of General Convention, I am most happy to be home.


I write to offer some initial thoughts about the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church and what the actions of that General Convention might mean for the Diocese of Hawaiʻi. These are just first thoughts as I return home, and the full impact and meaning will have to emerge over time. According to the General Convention Office, the final text of the resolutions will be available within thirty days.


The House of Bishops elected the Right Reverend Michael Curry to be the 27th Presiding Bishop on the first ballot. Keep in mind that Michael received 121 of the 174 votes. The remaining 53 votes were divided among the three other candidates. The Holy Spirit moved in the Episcopal Church through this election. In the House of Bishops, each Bishop is assigned to a table for three years (from immediately following General Convention through the meeting at the next General Convention). I have sat at the same table with Michael for the past three years. He is a person of deep faith in Jesus Christ with energy and joy. Please take a look at his sermon preached at the closing General Convention Eucharist HERE, and an 18-minute interview HEREto get a sense of his passion, personality and vision for our Church.


This General Convention made mandatory the current voluntary diocesan budgetary asking system for the 2019-2021 budget cycle and imposed penalties for noncompliance. As a Diocese that has historically paid the full asking, this comes as welcome news and making things right throughout the Church. Currently, less than half of the Dioceses of the Episcopal Church pay the full asking. The rates of the new mandatory diocesan assessment have been set at 18% in 2016, 16.5% in 2017 and 15% in 2018. More importantly, the General Convention adopted the 2016-2018 triennial budget July 2, after agreeing to add $2.8 million for evangelism work. For the Diocese and our congregations, we will need to seriously consider how we can best access these funds for grants and other initiatives for congregational development and new congregations. The Presiding Bishop-Elect has challenged the Church to make evangelism a priority in the years ahead.


As a Church, we collectively moved to marriage equality just as the Supreme Court ruled legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. Two new liturgies, "The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage" and "The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2" from "Liturgical Resources 1: I Will Bless You and You Will be a Blessing, Revised and Expanded 2015" from the supplemental Blue Book materials of the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, are authorized for use beginning this Advent. Those rites offer the option of using "wife," "husband," "person" or "spouse," thus making them applicable for all couples. Canons were changed to allow for marriage equality, and Resolution A054 stipulates: "Bishops exercising ecclesiastical authority or, where appropriate, ecclesiastical supervision, will make provision for all couples asking to be married in this church to have access to these liturgies." While individual clergy retain the canonical right to refuse to officiate at any wedding, bishops, even in Dioceses that have not approved same-sex marriage, must provide for pastoral care and response for all couples. In practical terms, this will have little impact on the Diocese of Hawaiʻi other than a refinement of the marriage rites provided for couples seeking to be married in the Church. As Episcopalians, it affirms our commitment to strive to be inclusive and to honor diversity of theological opinion.  READ MORE


Open Registration
Annual Clergy Retreat August 23 - 25
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The annual Clergy Retreat will be taking place from Sunday, August 23, to Tuesday, August 25, at Camp Mokule'ia.  The theme of this year's retreat is "You, Transfigured: Ministry From Your Truest Self". Susan Pitchford, Sociologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a professed member of the Third Order, Society of St. Francis, will be the special guest speaker leading the retreat.

A link for priority registration went out several weeks ago in a notice from the Bishop's Office to all active canonically resident clergy and licensed clergy-in-charge, but is now open to all clergy based on space availability. To register, click HERE.  
47th Annual Meeting of the Convention
Friday, October 23: Opening Eucharist & Pupu Hour
Saturday, October 24: Business Meeting Convenes
Important Deadline Date: September 9, 2015

The Diocese of Hawai'i's 47th Annual Meeting of Convention will be taking place on October 23 and 24, 2015, at 'Iolani School in Honolulu.  An important deadline date of September 9, 2015 is coming up.  Please note the following:

Annual Meeting
Wednesday, September 9 is an important deadline for Resolutions, Nominations for leadership, and Necrology forms. Early Bird registration prices will also end, going up from $70 to $85 per person. Late registration will be $100 after October 2.  This year, registrations must be done individually. There will be no group/congregation registrations.  (See "Registration" below.)

Education Day
There will be an Education Day on Friday, October 23, 2015, with keynote speaker the Rev. Cn. Stephanie Spellers.  Additional details will be posted on the Annual Meeting webpage HERE as it becomes available.  The Education Day early bird registration fee is $30 per person until September 9, $35 until October 2, and $40 after that.

To register for the Annual Meeting, Opening Eucharist, Pupu Hour and Education Day, please click HERE.  (Registration for all listed events are on the same form.)

If you are a Delegate registering for the Annual Meeting, please check with your church -- they may have already registered you.  If you are being asked to register for yourself, please select "check" as the payment method and a notice will be sent to your church.  Please also select "check" if you are a clergy person, alternate, or visitor whose registration is being paid for by your church.  If you submit payment for the Annual Meeting fee and your church was to have paid for it, please request reimbursement from your church.

Travel Arrangements
Churches should have already received the Shared Travel Assessment billing.  For travel arrangements for approved travelers on Neighbor Islands, e-mail Sharon Billingsley. (Please see the Shared Travel Memo for procedures HERE.)

If you haven't already done so, please visit the Annual Meeting webpage HERE for more information.  You will find links to all of the meeting forms as well as the tentative schedule for the weekend.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Charmaine Bernard, Office Manager.

Volunteers Needed
The Office of the Bishop is looking for volunteers to help with lunch services and an Ushers/Information station during Education Day and the Annual Meeting as follows:

Lunch Service
Friday, October 23, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (2 - 3 volunteers)
Saturday, October 24, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM (2 - 3 volunteers)
  • Distribute boxed lunches and beverages to guests
  • Assist persons that need help during lunch
  • Bus tables, monitor trash and recycling

Usher/Information Station

Friday, October 23, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (4 volunteers)

Saturday, October 24, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM (4 volunteers)

  • Greet guests at Seto Hall for Education Day and the Annual Meeting
  • Assist guests with directions for seating
  • Help guests with directions for 'Iolani School grounds (e.g. Chapel, restrooms, etc.)

If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Charmaine Bernard.


Na Himeni Sing Night Features Andy "Umi" Sexton

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wahiawa continues its Na Himeni Sing Nights every third Sunday of the month at 6:00 PM.


On Sunday, July 19, Kahu Andy "Umi" Sexton will join the group for an evening of song and fellowship. Kahu Umi is a well-known "mele" musician with the international band Simplicity. He is the great-grandson of Alfred and Vivian Alohikea, famous songwriters and singers. Alfred was a statesman from Kaua'i, and Vivian was the first female member of the Royal Hawaiian Band.  


Kahu Umi has coordinated worship music and a feeding ministry with the houseless on Sunday mornings for many years. He is also a coordinator of the Native Hawaiian Church - Makahiki and  Baibala programs  in the Halawa and Waiawa Correctional Facilities.


All are invited for an evening of stories, music, and singing, and also singing together a few selected Na Himeni (Hawaiian hymns). St. Stephen's is located at 1679 California Agvenue in Wahiawa. For more information please contact  Fr. Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769.

FREE Vacation Bible School at Holy Nativity

Children ages 3 through 10 years are invited to participate in a FREE Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Aina Haina.  Through stories, songs, crafts and games, children will learn about people who loved God and understand what it means to Treasure God's Love. VBS will take place July 20 - 24, 2015.  For more information and to download the registration form, visit the church website HERE.
Annual School Supplies Drive for 
Kalihi Waena Elementary 
Kalihi-waena school
The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Outreach Committee is holding their annual school supplies drive for Kalihi Waena Elementary School through Sunday, July 26.  Collection boxes for school supplies for K through 5th grade will be under the Aloha Tent.  Monetary donations are also accepted - please note "Kalihi Waena School Supplies" on all checks.  

Kalihi Waena is located in an area of Kalihi where 85% of the student population comes from low-income housing. Providing supplies helps to reduce stress on low-income families who may be struggling to provide for their children.  
Open House at St. Nick's:  Practicing an Ancient Faith in the Present Day Community

On Sunday, July 26, St Nicholas Episcopal Church is having a special Eucharist and an open house for the 5:00 PM worship service. The event is at Island Pacific Academy Elementary in Kapolei, with a free potluck dinner after the service. Come as you are, where you are-- all are welcome with unconditional love and acceptance.


The theme is "Practicing an ancient faith in the present day community". Please join us on the journey as we explain our service and sacraments and celebrate our walk with Christ. Fr. Matthew Lukens will celebrate an instructed Eucharist, stopping the service from time to time to explain what we are doing and why. It is interesting to discover which of the practices are celebrated from the time of Jesus. This is not just a service for long time church goers, but is especially geared for those who are new or never attended an Episcopal service.


St. Nick's is located at Island Pacific Academy Elementary, 909 Haumea St. in Kapolei. For more information, visit our website HERE or if you have questions, e-mail St. Nick's.


Emmanuel Celebrates 55 Years!

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua will be celebrating 55 years in the Kailua community on Sunday, July 26, 2015.  All are welcome to enjoy pupus and cake after both services while they reminisce about their past and dream about their future!  Emmanuel  is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua.  For more info, call the office at (808) 262-4548.
DOK Special Outdoor Meeting
The Queen Emma Chapter of the Daughters of the King will be holding its August meeting at the Real Food Cafe, an outdoor poolside venue at Honolulu Park Place.  All are welcome to attend the meeting that will be taking place on Sunday, August 2, 2015, from noon to 2:00 PM.  Attendees will learn more from the Vicar of Dibley, have a short informational briefing on DOK and how to become a part of it, and plan their fall  program.  There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres and cold drinks. 

For more information and to RSVP, e-mail Rosemary Thompson or Susan Anderson, with the subject line: "RSVP to DOK August 2015 Meeting". Please include your phone number and all names covered by your RSVP.
Save the date!
2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture
The Cathedral of St. Andrew is pleased to announce that the 2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture will be presented by Fr. Michael Lapsley, author of Redeeming the Past: My Journey From Freedom Fighter to Healer.  This event will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2015, beginning with the lecture at 4:00 PM.  Evensong and reception to follow.

Fr. Lapsley, who was born in New Zealand, joined the Society of the Sacred Mission and was sent to South Africa in 1973.  There he became active in the anti-apartheid movement, ultimately joining the African National Congress. Exiled to Lesotho and then Zimbabwe, where he narrowly survived an assassination attempt, he returned to South Africa to found the Institute for Healing of Memories.  


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

General Convention Elects the 
27th Presiding Bishop!

[Episcopal News Service - Salt Lake City, Utah] The Episcopal Church's General Convention made history on June 27, when it chose Diocese of North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry to be its 27th presiding bishop.


Curry, 62, was elected by the House of Bishops from a slate of four nominees on the first ballot. He received 121 votes of a total 174 cast. Diocese of Southwest Florida Bishop Dabney Smith received 21, Diocese of Southern Ohio Bishop Thomas Breidenthal, 19, and Diocese of Connecticut Bishop Ian Douglas, 13. The number of votes needed for election was 89.


Curry's election was confirmed an hour later by the House of Deputies, as outlined in the church's canons, by a vote of 800 to 12.


To read a wrap-up of all the activities of the Triennial General Convention of The Episcopal Church and the historic decisions made, click HERE.

Pictured above, Presiding Bishop-elect Michael Curry, bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, speaks to a packed House of Deputies hall after deputies confirmed his election as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church. Curry's family and others joined him on the dais. Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori (far left) applauds with the crowd.  Photo: Cynthia L. Black/For ENS
Annual Vaughan Park Scholarship Opportunities
Vaughan Park
Applications are now being accepted for the Vaughan Park Residential Scholarship and the Vaughan Park Scholars and Writers Scholarship.  The scholarships provide a supportive environment, accommodation and meals.  

The Residential scholarship is for a period of three consecutive month's full time study at the Center, and the Scholars and Writers scholarship is for a month's full time study.  

Applicants may be lay or ordained.  For full information, e-mail the Director, the Rev. John Fairbrother at [email protected].
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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, August 8 - Safeguarding God's ChildrenTraining (St. Michael's, Lihue, Kaua'i) - 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.

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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 

General Convention Commences

The Rev. Diana Akiyama Appointed Vicar at St. Augustine's

47th Annual Meeting of Convention Registration & Forms Online Now

ECF Publishes New Vestry Resource Guide

All Saints' Launches Laundry Love Kauai

'Iolani Guild Releases Online Magazine

Presiding Bishop on Supreme Court's Ruling on Marriage Equality

New Members of Standing Committee

Annual Clergy Retreat Coming Up August 23-25

Supporting Our Young Adults in Mission

St. Peter's Serves Up Jazz with Soup & Salad

Cathedral Forms Pipe Organ Restoration Program Team

Summer 2015 Continuing Education Opportunities

Online Lectionary-Based Curriculum

ERD: Nepal Earthquake Response Fund 

Benedictine Experience Opportunities



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 302