Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Serving in the Philippines
+ Annual Meeting Important Deadline
+ Offerings at St. Michael's in September
+ St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar
+ St. John's Annual Kula Festival
+ Formation/Confirmation Programs
+ Summary of Actions of the 78th General Convention
+ Pneuma Conference: The Spirit of Christian Formation
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Important Deadline for 47th Annual Meeting of Convention
+ Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training - O'ahu
+ Save the Date! 2015 Margaret "Peggy" Kai Memorial Lecture
Contact Information
+ + + + + + +

Featured Photo:
This issue's header features the folks from St. John the Baptist in Waianae, preparing food in the kitchen of Lady of Keeau on August 19. Every Wednesday, hot meals are served at the Waianae Boat Harbor to the houseless and those in need. (Photo courtesy of Kaleo Patterson.)

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, September 19, 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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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

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, Noon
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 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

Community Yard Sale
Saturday, August 29, 8:00 AM
Holy Nativity Ocso Field, Aina Haina

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

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

Gifts of Grief (Documentary)
Wednesday, September 2, 5:00 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue
(808) 245-3796

A Place at the Table 
(Documentary & potluck)
Friday, September 11, 6:30 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue
(808) 245-3796

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

St. John's Annual Kula Festival
Saturday, September 12, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
St. John's, Kula

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
Please note corrected time:
Sunday, August 23, 9:30 AM
Whittington Park Beach
Call (808) 939-7555

St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar
Saturday, September 12, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapa'au
Church Office:  (808) 889-5390

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





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St. Christopher Episcopal Church, Kailua

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Proper 16
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered
together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your
power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name;
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 232/233
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August 19, 2015


Please note:  The Office of the Bishop will be closed on September 29 & 30 for staff training. 
Serving in the Philippines
The following message was sent by the Rev. Ernesto "Jar" Pasalo, a transitional Deacon from the Diocese of Hawaiʻi, to the Bishop and is shared by permission. 

Jar is continuing his three-month internship with Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) in the Province of Ilocos Norte. Many parishioners in this Diocese are from that region in the Philippines. The relationship of the Episcopal Church to the Iglesia Filipina Independiente is that of Full-Communion Partners (the same as with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). 

"The Iglesia Filipina Independiente was formed in the beginning of the twentieth century as part of the broad nationalist struggle against Spanish colonialism and American imperialism. It traces its origin from the struggle of the Filipino clergy against racial discrimination and friar domination within the Roman Church in the 19th century, which, consequently, transformed into a nationalist crusade for the absolute Filipinization of the Church in the twilight years of the 20th century." (See http://www.ifi.ph/history

Jar also notes that he visited a Diocese of the Philippine Episcopal Church (PEC). While the PEC and the IFI are Full-Communion Partners, they are two distinct ecclesiastical bodies with different histories. It is a blessing to Jar and to the Diocese of Hawaiʻi to be able to engage so deeply with our sisters and brothers in Christ.

August 13, 2015

Greetings from the Philippines,

Within the past week I have traveled to Aglipay Central Theological Seminary a seminary of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (also called ACTS), to Baguio City to visit the Episcopal Diocese of North Central Philippines, returning to San Nicolas to serve at a Mass for the National High School, traveled to Dingras for a meeting with the Obispo Maximo of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and now I have have just returned form an over night stay at the Parish of Paoay learning about the liturgical traditions of the IFI.

Tomorrow will mark the mid-point of my journey and there is much that I have already experienced. I have been well accepted into the community of the clergy. We have slowly figured out how to communicate and are now comfortable having open discussions with each other. It is even to a point where they are now openly talking about the hardships that they face as clergy in the Philippines. One aspect of IFI clergy life we have been talking about is the continued work of the clergy within the community and how their identity as members of the IFI, and all of the history it carries, is often met with threats from individuals and groups. (For a better understanding of the IFI and its history click HERE.) 

With the recent murder of a local IFI priest I have been reflecting that this is a tender time here in the Philippines because of the election season, especially as they prepare to vote for a new president next year. It makes me think about the work of martyr Bishop Ramento and the other martyrs who spoke against the injustices of the Filipino people.  READ MORE
Important Deadline Date Coming Up: 
September 9
Please see article under Previously Announced Event Reminders in the bottom half of the E-News below.

In conjunction with the Annual Meeting of Convention, there will be an Education Day open to all persons in the Diocese, held on Friday, October 23, at 10:00 AM. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, Director of Mission & Formation and Adjunct Professor of Church & Society at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church.  

Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers guides us on a practical, inspiring journey that explores The Episcopal Way of following Jesus and embracing the gifts of our changing cultural context. Trying to figure out how our Anglican traditions translate for church in the 21st century?  Come with a team and get ready to envision the church we're becoming ... together.
Canon Spellers is the author of Radical Welcome: Embracing God, The Other and The Spirit of Transformation and The Episcopal Way, Book 1 of the Church's Teachings for a Changing World series. She teaches and directs programs in Mission and Formation at General Theological Seminary in New York City; she also serves as Director of New Ministry Development with the Center for Progressive Renewal, an ecumenical church consulting group based in Atlanta.

The Chaplain to the House of Bishops, she has worked as Canon for Missional Vitality in the Diocese of Long Island and as founding priest at The Crossing, an emergent Christian community rooted at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Boston. An alumna of Harvard Divinity School and Episcopal Divinity School, Canon Spellers is a popular teacher and speaker nationwide. Learn more about her work HERE.

Registration for Education Day can be found through the Convention registration link HERE, where you can sign-up for all events on the same form.  Sign up before September 9, to take advantage of early bird pricing!
Offerings at St. Michael's, Kaua'i, in September:
The Gifts of Grief
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue will be showing The Gifts of Grief, a remarkable documentary in which seven spiritual people share their experiences of grief. The Gifts of Grief  will be shown on Wednesday, September 2, at 5:00 PM, in the Goodale Conference Room. The film asks the inevitable question, "How do we transform the tragedy of our losses into a life altering experience that deepens and enriches our lives?" Discussion follows with Jeffrey Pears of Kaua'i Hospice.   

A Place at the Table
Then on Friday, September 11, St. Michael's will be showing a riveting documentary of hunger in the land of plenty entitled A Place at the Table.  The evening will begin with a salad potluck, followed by the showing of the film and then discussion. This event is sponsored by St. Michael's outreach ministry, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, and the Adult Formation ministry.  Please bring a love offering or a food gift to feed the hungry. 

For more information on both events, contact the church office at (808) 245-3796.  St. Michael's is located at 4364 Hardy Street in Lihue.
St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar
St. Augustine's Episcopal Church on the Big Island of Hawai'i, will be holding their annual bazaar on Saturday, September 12, from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM, in Walker Hall. There will be a silent auction, plants, crafts and lots of great finds!  For more information, call the church office at (808) 889-5390, or e-mail Kathy Matsuda.
St. John's Annual Kula Festival

St. John's Episcopal Church on Maui will be hosting their annual Kula Festival on September 19, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at 8992 Kula Highway, across from Keokea Park. This is an upcountry tradition that local families look forward to every year. On the night before the festival "One Starry Night in Kula" takes place that features heavy pupus and a live(ly) auction. This includes a special performance by Halau Wehiwehi O Leilehua (pictured above).

The Kula Festival, located beside the cool and lovely Keokea with bicoastal views, will feature live entertainment all day long with a stellar line up including: Na Leo Lani O Maui (Uluwehi's choir), The Chop Suey Jazz Orchestra, Halau Na Hanona Kulike 'O' Piilani, Andrew Molina, The Asher Family's celtic music, Jamie Gallo, & Hula Wehena O Ke Ao. 

There will be ono local food including Portuguese Bean Soup, chow fun, Maui Cattle company burgers, vegan curry, chili & rice, homemade baked goods, fresh Kula produce, flowers, plants, gifts, a fabulous silent auction, a quilt show, and children's games. 

This year there will be a $1 admission with children under 10 years of age free. Each year the proceeds are shared with different local nonprofits. This year's recipients will be Hospice Maui and Imua Family Services. 

For more information or to volunteer your time or donate to the silent auction please call 878-1485, or visit St. John's website HERE.
Formation/Confirmation Program 
Waiola - Living Water Project is being offered 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. For more information, download the informational flyer HERE, or call Fr. Kaleo at (808) 330-3769 or e-mail him.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Summary of Actions of the 78th General Convention
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The Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, Secretary of General Convention, has announced that A Summary of Actions of the 78th General Convention is now available online at the General Convention website HERE.

A Summary of Actions of the 78th General Convention presents the results of resolutions and other matters from the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church, and is available for free download. Additionally, the Summary of Actions lists the membership of the Executive Council and other bodies elected and appointed at General Convention 2015.

The Journal of the 78th General Convention, which is the official record of the proceedings, will be available in 2016.
Pneuma Conference: The Spirit of Christian Formation

The annual ecumenical Pneuma Conference for Christian Formation will be held on October 12 - 15, 2015, at The Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg, CA.  
The vision of Pneuma is to offer high quality continuing education opportunities to all persons engaged in educational and nurturing ministries; to provide a place where those who give so much can be refilled, renewed and recharged for their work; and to increase the professionalism and affirm the ministry of Christian Education.

The keynote speaker for this year's conference is the founder and Executive Director of Kaleidoscope Institute, Eric Law. He is also an author of numerous books on diversity and congregational development.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

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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, 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 can be found on the Annual Meeting webpage HERE.  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.


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.
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 

Eucharistic Minister & Visitor Training on O'ahu
October 3, 2015

St. John's By-the-Sea Lau Lau Sale August 22 & 23

Prince Albert Commemorative Sunday Service August 23

13th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza at Emmanuel October 3

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

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



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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