Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop
+ Presiding Bishop Issues Message
+ Annual Meeting Quick Recap
+ Auditions for A Homeless Christmas
+ TIAH 13th Annual Awards Celebration Dinner
+ St. Mark's to Offer Sunday Evening Compline & Benediction
+ Organ Benefit Recital at St. Christopher's
+ 2015 Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament
+ ECW Annual Holiday Luncheon
+ St. Stephen's Offers Free Resume Service
+ St. Peter's Jazz Vespers Features Theme Thursdays
+ Hale Mo'ili'ili Available for Use
+ YASC: Untold Opportunities Throughout the Anglican Communion
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016 Roanridge Trust Awards
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Pacific Islander Ministry Announcements
+ Fall Open House Dates at The St. Andrew's Schools
Contact Information
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Featured Photo:
Featured in this issue's header are Malcolm Keleawe Hee, Paul Nahoa Lucas, Phyllis Mahilani Yin Tai Beimes, and John Anson Hauʻoli Tomoso, the newly ordained into the transitional diaconate at the Convention Eucharist. Be sure to read about this historic event in a Special Edition E-Chronicle that will cover the recent Education Day and Annual Meeting of Convention, coming out soon.
(Photo by Sybil Nishioka)

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, 
Von Holt Room
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Standing Committee
Commission on Ministry Diocesan Council
* This is a special day-long meeting.

Diocesan events header
Hō'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gatherings:
Big Island: Thursday, November 12 (Tentative)

Pacific Islander Ministry:
Ohana is Important
November 26-28, Bellows Beach, Waimanalo

Episcopal Church Women (ECW): Annual Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, December 12
Buca di Beppo, Honolulu

2015 Safe Church Trainings
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: (808) 330-3769

Sunday Evening Compline & Benediction
Ongoing every Sunday, 7:00 PM
St. Mark's, 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 Tuesday, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Mo'ili'ili Service Center
Free medical & legal services, clothing, food, bus passes
Ongoing every last Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

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

Centering Prayer
Ongoing every Thursday, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info: E-mail

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing every Thursday, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing every Friday, 12:00 PM
St. Mark'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

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

TIAH 13th Annual Awards Celebration Dinner
Sunday, November 1, 5:30 PM
Honpa Hwonganji, Honolulu

A Rose for Remembrance
Friday, November 6, 7:00 PM
Newman Center, UH Manoa

Holy Nativity Fall Festival & Christmas Market
Saturday, November 14, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Holy Nativity, Honolulu

Organ Benefit Recital
Sunday, November 15, 4:00 PM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
(808) 262-1053

Epiphany Bazaar
Saturday, November 21, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Epiphany, Honolulu
Office: (808) 734-5706

The St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, November 22, 1:00 PM
The St. Andrew's Schools, Honolulu
(808) 536-6102

3rd Annual Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament
Monday, December 7
Mid Pacific Country Club

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, January 30, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
Registration 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

King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma Weekend Celebration
November 13 - 15
St. Michael's, Lihue
Call: (808) 245-3796

KIA Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 26, 11:00 AM (Interfaith Service 10:00 AM)
All Saints', Kapa'a

All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 5, 9:00 AM 
All Saints', Kapa'a



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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, April 9, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
St. John's, Kula 
Registration coming soon



Teen Tech at St. James'
First & third Sundays, 10:30 AM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

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, 12:00 PM
Ocean View Community Center
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

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

St. James' Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 14, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela

Installation of the Rev. Diana Akiyama
Saturday, November 14, 3:00 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapa'au





Director of Music

Part-time, St. Peter's, Honolulu

Click HERE 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 26
Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your
faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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October 30, 2015


Sunday, November 1 - Watch it Live!

The Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church will be taking place on Sunday, November 1, 2015, at Noon (EST), 6:00 AM Hawaii time. Please be sure to watch this historic event as Bishop Michael Curry becomes the first black Presiding Bishop in The Episcopal Church.  The Holy Eucharist with installation takes place at Washington National Cathedral. Curry will preach and celebrate the Eucharist. You can watch it live HERE off the General Convention website. In case you miss the live broadcast, an on-demand video will be available HERE. To download the service leaflet, click HERE.
Presiding Bishop Issues Message: 
"I am deeply grateful..."
Jefferts Schori
[October 23, 2015] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following:

The Episcopal Church has come a long way in the last 10 years.  We are no longer consumed by internal conflict over various social issues.  We are clearer about who we are - a multinational church, with congregations in 17 nations, worshipping in countless different languages, thriving in international, immigrant, and multicultural contexts everywhere, and discovering the abundant life that comes in turning outward to love the neighbors nearby and far away.  We are far more conscious about our vocation as partners in the mission of God to reconcile and heal the world, particularly shaped by the Five Anglican Marks of Mission.  We are holding our identity as Episcopal Christians a bit more confidently, even in the midst of our diversity.  We are also more willing to hold that identity lightly and gracefully in engaging other Christians and people of other religious traditions, searching for what we dream of in common - shalom, the Reign of God, a more just and peaceful world, with abundant life for all creation.

I am deeply grateful for what God has been up to in the midst of our journey together, and I look forward to seeing how this church of the middle way will continue to lead and partner as we travel the road home, into God's fullest dream of abundant life for all.  I thank the people of this Church and beyond for your prayers over the last nine years - especially in recognition that we do this work together, never alone.  May God bless the next chapter of The Episcopal Church's engagement in God's mission, as we go together into Galilee!

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Quick Recap:
Remix, Historic Ordinations, Service, Love & Homelessness Highlight Education Day and the 47th Annual Meeting of Convention

On October 23 and 24, 2015, members of The Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi gathered at 'Iolani School for an Education Day, Convention Eucharist and the annual meeting of the Diocesan Convention. 

On Friday, the Rev. Cn. Stephanie Spellers (below left) was a dynamic guest speaker at Education Day, whose message was on "remixing"--- taking the familiar and mixing or changing it up!  She also served as Chaplain for the Convention, leading the group in prayer, song and worship.
The Rev. Malcolm Naea Chun (above right with Fane Lino) led an afternoon session dealing with conflict and encouraging reconciliation in a congregation. Participants broke up into groups to discuss actual scenarios of conflict that have come up in Hawai'i congregations. Each group was led and facilitated by participants in the Waiolaihui'ia, the local priest formation program.

The event coincided with the 60th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Alban's Chapel on the 'Iolani campus, where the Convention Eucharist and historic ordination of four into the transitional diaconate took place. Historic in that all four candidates, Malcolm Keleawe Hee, John Hau'oli Tomoso, Phyllis Mahi Beimes and Paul Nahoa Lucas, were the first to complete the 3-year Waiolahui'ia program, and all four are of native Hawaiian ancestry. Beimes, is also the first female of Hawaiian ancestry to be ordained into The Episcopal Church! They are pictured at top in the header.

Following the Convention Eucharist, a Pupu Reception was held where four persons received the Bishop's Cross (Koa Box), recognized for their outstanding service to the Diocese. Pictured above with Bishop Bob are recipients Stuart Ching, Lynne Reynolds, Cecilia Fordham and Martha Im. 

On Saturday morning, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick addressed the 47th Annual Meeting of Convention with music and memories. With wife Bea's "love song" by Barry White playing in the background, the Bishop shared a message centered on love; and how we are all called to share our love with others. 

The meeting went smoothly with four resolutions passed. Special orders of business included presentations on Camp Mokule'ia, General Convention, Homelessness in Hawai'i and the Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries. 
A special edition E-Chronicle will be coming out shortly with complete coverage on the weekend's events. Photos are already posted on the Diocese's Facebook page HERE. Complete slideshows will be posted on the diocesan website soon.
Saturday, October 31
Auditions for A Homeless Christmas
The Mo'ili'ili Theatre Company will be performing its first play on Sunday, December 6, at 2:00 PM, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. Auditions will be held at St. Mary's (2062 S. King St.) on Saturday, October 31, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
Sunday, November 1
The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i 13th Annual Awards Celebration Dinner

The Interfaith Alliance Hawaii (TIAH) Thirteenth Annual Awards Dinner highlights the urgency and importance of 1) keeping homeless issues before the community until there is committed action throughout our community, 2) communicating accurate data and information, 3) knowing the resources among all the government, non-profit and faith-based agencies and organizations, 4) connecting or partnering together, and 5) mobilizing for action.

In attendance will be representatives of non-profit service, faith-based communities, local media, and representatives of state, city and county, and local government agencies. The keynote speaker, Rick Blangiardi of HawaiiNewsNow will speak to the importance the complex issues that must be addressed and how information presages Action.

"SPARKS of HOPE" Awards of Recognition will be given to individuals and organizations that inspire, partner, or mobilize others with their positive efforts in areas of information-gathering, housing, health, and social services important to the homeless. Several Episcopal Churches are on the list this year, inluding St. Mary's, St. Clement's, St. John the Baptist and St. Stephen's!

TIAH welcomes all to the event that will take place at Honpa Hongwanji social hall at 5:30 pm. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Music provided by Don Conover. Dinner served at 5:30 PM; program begins at 6:30 PM. For more information, e-mail Cecilia Fordham.
Beginning November 8, 2015
St. Mark's to Offer Sunday Evening Compline & Benediction
Beginning on Sunday, November 8, St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Honolulu will begin offering a Sunday evening Compline & Benediction service, from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. For more information, visit their worship webpage HERE, or contact the church office at (808) 732-2333. 
November 15, 2015
Organ Benefit Recital at St. Christopher's
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua, invites all to attend a special benefit recital on Sunday, November 15, from 4:00-5:00 PM, featuring St. Christopher's Organist & Choirmaster, the Rev. Dan Werning on organ, and three exciting choral pieces by the choir's four section leaders. Music will include exceptional pieces by Bach, Manz, Peeters, and others. You even will get to sing along on the great hymn,"O God, Our Help in Ages Past".

St. Christopher's possesses treasures unique in all Hawai'i both because of its magnificent mechanical-action pipe organ from England and its great choral music tradition for a medium-sized parish. Thanks to past organist Mark Wong, choral director Timothy Carney and others, St. 
Christopher's has a proud musical history. Since the organ is badly in need of renovation and the choir is being rebuilt to its former position of greatness, this benefit recital has been planned as the first of several to raise funds to these ends. 

Tickets are $15 per person at the door (free for children under 16), or pre-pay by contacting the church office at 262-1053. Your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS. St. Christopher's is located at 93 N. Kainalu Drive in Kailua. 
December 7, 2015
2015 Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament

Malama O Na Keiki (MONK) announces the 3rd Annual Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament that will be held on Monday, December 7, at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Honolulu. 

Proceeds from the tournament will help Neonatal nurses with educational support and to help the program thrive. The 'Iolani Guild and Prince Albert Circle are active supporters of MONK, whose purpose is "devoted to education, certification, and professional development to Hawai'i's neonatal nurses in their pursuit of excellence in children's healthcare, ultimately, affecting the lifespan of babies and families."

To learn more about Malama O Na Keiki, visit their website HERE.To register for the tournament, click HERE.
December 12, 2015
ECW Annual Holiday Luncheon

The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Hawai'i will be holding their annual Holiday Luncheon on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at Buca di Beppo at the Ward Village Shops in Honolulu. Please join them for another fun holiday gathering with a delicious Italian lunch and lots of fun and games!  Cost is $25. Please RSVP to Louise Aloy at (808) 264-9830 by December 1, or send a check to Laurie Lee at P.O. Box 4590, Honolulu, HI 96812..

Guests are asked to bring a small gift of socks or toiletries for men or women, and/or a small gift for a child suitable for all ages. These gifts will be given to the Mo'ili'ili Outreach Center and Family Promise of Hawaii. For more information and to download the flyer, click HERE.
St. Stephen's Offers Free Resume Service

With the guidance of Fr. Kaleo Patterson, St. Stephen's parishioner Gail Honda is offering free resume services at the church on Tuesdays and Fridays between the hours of 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. The paper version of the resume is free, and for an electronic version on a new USB thumb drive, we are asking for a donation of $5. The thumb drive is inscribed with St. Stephen's contact information, a brilliant idea by Keane Akao, ECWO Director of Operations and Congregational Development. For more information, please call Fr. Kaleo at (808) 330-3769 or resume counselor Gail at (808) 942-4783.
St. Peter's Jazz Vespers Features Theme Thursdays

St. Peter's invites you into its beautiful sacred space for an early evening service of prayer, Scripture, reflection and great jazz. Jazz Vespers is now in its second year and takes place every Thursday evening from 6:00 - 6:45 PM. 

Monthly "theme Thursdays" have started, and coming up on November 19, will be the music of The Beatles. In observance of Advent, the theme service for December 3 will be Jazz Blues: Finding peace during a season when all is not jolly.  Following all Jazz Vespers services, everyone is invited to the Parish Hall for homemade soup and salad.
Hale Mo'ili'ili Available for Use

St. Mary's Episcopal Church has a guest house available for use for our island 'ohana who are attending diocesan events or visiting family/friends hospitalized on O'ahu.  Hale Mo'ili'ili is located one mile from Waikiki Beach to the south and one mile from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa to the north. The average daily rate for a hotel room in Waikiki is a staggering $250, making it difficult for individuals to stay overnight. We suggest a donation of just $50 for a single and $70 for a double. For more information and to book a single or a double room, e-mail our Parish Administrator Charlene Date, or Fr. Gregory JohnsonE komo mai nou ka hale!

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps: Untold Opportunities Throughout Anglican Communion
Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps.

Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, announced that applications are now available for 2016-2017 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC.

Currently YASC missionaries are serving throughout the Anglican Communion and in several international dioceses of The Episcopal Church. They are working in administration, agriculture, chaplaincies, development, education, parish-based and refuge ministries. They are serving in Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, France, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Panama, the Philippines, South Africa, and Tanzania.

"YASC helps young adults develop as leaders by deepening their faith, facilitating engagement with diverse viewpoints, building confidence, and encouraging creative and independent thinking," Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori recently wrote.  "A year of international service provides a young adult with a global perspective on life and faith, strengthening lay and ordained leadership within and beyond the Church."

The application with additional information and instructions is available HERE. The application deadline is Friday, January 8, 2016.
"YASCers are placed in environments of language and cultural difference," the Presiding Bishop continued.  "This cross-cultural experience encourages and deepens new ways of thinking. In today's multi-ethnic communities, that can help to nurture a deeper understanding of the other and to strengthen leaders to reach across all sorts of boundaries and division."

For more information e-mail Elizabeth Boe, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Global Networking Officer, or Grace Flint, Young Adult Service Corps, Networking 
Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016 Roanridge Trust Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Roanridge Trust Award Grants, according to Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.

Roanridge Trust Award Grants are provided annually for creative models for leadership development, training and ministries in small towns and rural communities across The Episcopal Church. Dioceses, congregations and Episcopal-related organizations and institutions are invited to apply for the grants which generally range from $5,000 to $20,000.

More information, application and instructions can be found HEREAlthough previous recipients are eligible to apply, priority is given to new applications. Application deadline is November 20.
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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, January 30, 2016 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu, O'ahu) - Registration coming soon
  • Saturday April 9, 2016 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. John's, Kula, Maui) - Registration coming soon
November 26 - 28, 2015 (Thanksgiving weekend)
Bellows Beach (pending permit), Waimanalo

This event was requested by families who wanted to spend Thanksgiving together. The theme for this special gathering is Ohana is Important. The elderly want to emphasize a connection between grandparents and grandchildren, parents and children, and sisters and brothers. There will be lots of "talk story" with elders sharing fond memories of their time as youth, the struggles that our youth face from their own perspective, and parent's struggles with their children, that will open discussion among everyone on a group level. On Saturday there will be the OHANA GAME DAY - Competition between parents, young adults, youth and Sunday School children.
Fall Open House at The St. Andrew's Schools
Take a new look at The St. Andrew's Schools! Join us for an Open House at The Priory and The Prep in an informative two-hour event being held on Sunday, November 22, from 1:00 - 3:00 PM. Registration is requested. Visit the Admissions pages HERE or call (808) 536-6102.

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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 

Messages from the Bishop on Convention

Fall Open House Dates at The St. Andrew's Schools November 22

In Celebration of National Hospice & Palliative Care Month November 6

Camp Mokule'ia Director onThink Tech Hawaii

Pacific Islander Ministry Announcements

Presiding Bishop on Refugees

Clergy Transitions (Sowers, Oh, Joo)

Clergy Passing (Sasaki, Reynolds)

Donations Needed for Bell Repair

Serving in the Philippines

Summary of Actions of the 78th General Convention



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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