Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training - O'ahu
+ Pacific Peace Forum Coming up on August 7
+ St. John's By-the-Sea Lau Lau Fundraiser
+ Prince Albert Commemorative Sunday
+ Mental Health Conference at St. Clement's
+ 13th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza at Emmanuel
+ ECWO Launches Confirmation Program
+ Lay Position Postings
+ The Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Important Deadline for 47th Annual Meeting of Convention
+ Save the Date! 2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture
Contact Information
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Featured Photo:
This issue's header features youth from St. Elizabeth's summer basketball program. The Saints had a winning season and look forward to playing each year. Their uniforms display a coconut open in half, and is symbolic for Pacific Islanders who rely heavily on the coconut for sustenance.  (Photo courtesy of St. Elizabeth's)

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your




Saturday, August 15, 2015
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Joint Meeting
Standing Committee &
Commission on Ministry
Von Holt Room

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Standing Committee
Von Holt Room

1:30 PM - 3:30 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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Clergy retreat header
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 Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:30 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

St. John's By-the-Sea Lau Lau Fundraiser
August 22 & 23, 12:00 PM
St. John's BTS, Kaneohe
Call (808) 239-7198

Inaugural Prince Albert Commemorative Sunday
Sunday, August 23, 8:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
Call (808) 352-0013

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

Mental Health Conference
Saturday, August 29, 8:00 AM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
Call NAMI: (808) 591-1297 or

EM/EV Training
Saturday,October 3, 9:00 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu

Save the date!
Emmanuel's Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Emmanuel, Kailua

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

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

St. Jude's Annual Beach Mass & Potluck Social
Sunday, August 23, 8:30 AM
Whittington Park Beach
Call (808) 939-7555

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

St. Jude's Oktoberfest
Friday, October 2, 5:30 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View

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

St. James Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 14
St. James, Kamuela
More info to come





Parish Administrator

St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Kailua

For details...


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 14

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always
those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without
you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will;
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
p 232


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August 5, 2015


Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training on O'ahu
There will be a Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training coming on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning at 9:00 AM. The trainer is the Rev. Giovan King. 

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.
This Friday, August 7
Pacific Peace Forum: Seconds from Disaster 
of Nagasaki

The next Pacific Peace Forum will take place this Friday, August 7, beginning with a potluck at 6:00 PM. This month will be a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The film Seconds from Disaster - Nagasaki, will be shown, followed by discussion. 

The Pacific Peace Forums take place every first Friday of the month, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Von Holt Room. For more information, download the flyer HERE, or contact Dr. Ha'aheo Guanson at (808) 330-3771.
St. John's By-the-Sea Lau Lau Sale
St. John's By-the-Sea is holding a Lau Lau Fundraiser with pick-up times on two days: Saturday, August 22, from 12:00 - 4:00 PM, and Sunday,August 23, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM.

Cost for these delicious freshly made lau lau is just 5 for $20. For tickets and more information, call (808) 239-7198 or (808) 239-7000. St. John's By-the-Sea is located at 47-074 Lihikai Drive in Kaneohe, and pick up will in in their Ho'okano Hall.
Calling All Children/Youth
Prince Albert Commemorative Sunday
Kamali'i a 'Opio - Please come share in the first service dedicated for all children of Hawai'i as we honor our Ka Haku o Hawai'i - Prince Albert. 

We are inviting all children/youth (ages 5 - 18) from our church to participate in the service in a variety of ways. 

This Inaugural Prince Albert Commemorative Service will take place on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the 8:00 AM Hawaiian Service, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. This special service is sponsored by the ʻIolani Guild, and in coordination with Cathedral church members. 

For more information and to participate in the service, please call Leilani Kaho'ano at (808) 352-0013, or e-mail her.


Mental Heath: A Compassionate Response
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in partnership with The Parish of St. Clement and The Cathedral of St. Andrew, is offering a half-day conference for family members, volunteers, church staff and clergy, and others in contact with the seriously mentally ill. The conference will take place on Saturday, August 29, from 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM, in the Parish Hall of St. Clement's, located at 1515 Wilder Ave., Honolulu.

The conference will begin with a general session led by Jerry Coffee, Clinical Director of IHS, and Dr. Denis Mee-Lee, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UH Manoa. Then participants may chose from three break-out sessions: (1) First and second responses to the mentally ill; (2) Mental illness in your family; and (3) Faith and the mentally ill led by Rev. Alison Dingley, retired Episcopal Priest, and former IHS shelter manager, and Kumi MacDonald, Executive Director of NAMI Hawaii.

For more information and to register, please contact the NAMI Hawaii office at (808) 591-1297 or visit their website HERE.


13th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza at Emmanuel

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua is gearing up for their highly anticipated annual Chocolate Extravaganza!  This year's event takes place on Saturday, October 3, from 6:30 - 9:00 PM, with the VIP event beginning at 5:00 PM.  

Along with a decadent all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet, there will be a silent auction with a host of wonderful items up for bid. Proceeds from this event benefit Family Promise and ministries of Emmanuel. For more information and tickets, or to learn how you may help sponsor or donate items, visit their website HERE.
ECWO Launches Formation/Confirmation Program 
Waiola - Living Water Project is being offered in the ECWO region, currently based at St. Stephen's in Wahiawa and St.John the Baptist in Waianae. Fr. Kaleo Patterson facilitates this formation, faith development and confirmation program that consists of eight sessions, with flexibility for make-up sessions or one-on-one sessions. Small group sessions are currently being held on Saturday mornings and afternoons.  The sessions will repeat itself three times over the next twelve months. For more information, download the informational flyer HERE, or call Fr. Kaleo at (808) 330-3769 or e-mail him.

Reminder: Lay Position Postings Available
Did you know? For churches looking for a lay person to fill a position and people looking for a position within the Diocese, we have made available a Lay Position posting page on the diocesan website HERE. Positions can be paid or volunteer, full-time or part-time. 

The job title and location is also posted in the green left-hand column of the E-News after Parish Happenings, with a link to the webpage with more information on the position(s).  If you would like to post an opening at your church, please send details to TECH News.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

November 1, 2015
The Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry as the Presiding Bishop

The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, will occur on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at noon (Eastern) at Washington National Cathedral.


The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, was elected and confirmed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention on June 27.


According to the Canons of The Episcopal Church, he becomes Presiding Bishop on November 1. Bishop Curry is the first African-American to be elected Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church.

The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop will be live webcast. 


The service will be reflective of the comprehensiveness of the Episcopal tradition and community. Bishop Curry will preach at the service. 


Episcopal, Anglican, ecumenical, and inter-religious guests are expected to join bishops, General Convention deputies, Executive Council members, and other leaders, members and guests of The Episcopal Church for the celebration.


First Female Diocesan Bishop in Church of England Consecrated

[Anglican Communion News Service] A wave of clapping and cheering greeted two newly consecrated bishops as they processed down a packed Canterbury Cathedral on a historic day. The Rt. Rev. Sarah Mullally, Bishop of Crediton, and the Rt. Rev. Rachel Treweek, Bishop of Gloucester, made history as the first women to be consecrated and ordained bishop in the historic heart of Anglicanism - Canterbury Cathedral.


The service was celebratory from beginning to end. Opening with the rousing Wesley Hymn O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing, the service continued with readings from Song of Songs and 2 Corinthians preceding the account of the encounter between Mary Magdalene and the risen Jesus from the Gospel of John.

The preacher, the Rt. Rev. Adrian Newman, Bishop of Stepney, reminded the congregation that the gospel depiction of Mary Magdalene was far removed from the imagination of masculine fantasy in works such as the Da Vinci Code. 


Mary Magdalene was a significant leader in the community of Jesus, he said, and it was no accident that she was the first to speak with the risen Jesus and the first to tell the good news of his resurrection.


In a sermon punctuated with pithy observation Bishop Newman called on Bishops Rachel and Sarah to make a difference in the life of the church.  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 8 - Safeguarding God's Children Training on Kaua'i has been cancelled. 
  • 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.
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.


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.  


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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 

The Bishop on General Convention

Important Deadline for 47th Annual Meeting of Convention  Forms due and Early Bird pricing ends September 9

Save the date! 2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture

General Convention Elects the 27th Presiding Bishop

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 



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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