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In This Issue:
+ St. Peter's Jazz Vespers Features Theme Thursdays
+ Fall Open House Dates at The St. Andrew's Schools
+ 'Iolani Guild Annual Christmas Tea and Meeting
+ Pacific Islander Young Adult & Youth Retreats
+ Annual Narcissus Carving Classes at St. Peter's
+ Opportunities for Big Island College Bound Students
+ Presiding Bishop Calling People to Prayer
+ Message from the Presiding Bishop: "Be not Afraid"
+ Bishop John Gray of Te Waipounamu Dies After Long Illness
+ DFMS Presents Special Important Webinars
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Pacific Islander Ministry Announcements
+ 2015 Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament
+ ECW Annual Holiday Luncheon
+ YASC: Untold Opportunities Throughout the Anglican Communion
Contact Information
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Featured Photo:
This issue's header features the delegation from the Parish of St. Clement in Honolulu, at the Annual Meeting last month. The Rev. Liz Zivanov, pictured at center, took a Point of Privilege during the meeting to talk about her upcoming retirement. The Special Edition E-Chronicle covering the Convention and related events can be viewed HERE. (Photo from the St. Clement Facebook page.)

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
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

Upcoming 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
(Tentative final date for this service is December 13)
St. Mark's, Honolulu

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

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing every Tuesday, 12:00 PM (Note: This has switched from Fridays)
St. Mark's, 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 Tuesday, 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

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

'Iolani Guild & Prince Albert Circle share:
3rd Annual Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament
Monday, December 7
Mid Pacific Country Club

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, December 12, 8:30 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu

'Iolani Guild Christmas Tea and General Meeting
Saturday, December 12, 11:00 AM
The Cathedral of St.Andrew, Honolulu
(808) 923-1738

Narcissus Carving Classes
Saturdays, January 16-February 6, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Peter's, Honolulu

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



Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Saturday Market and Swap Meet
Ongoing every second Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a

Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

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

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

Financial Aid Workshop for College Bound Students
Saturday, January 26, 4:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View





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 everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all
things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of
lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided
and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together
under his most gracious rule; 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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November 18, 2015


Today! Thursday, November 19
St. Peter's Jazz Vespers: "Living With Gratitude" 

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, with Reggie Padilla (sax), Starr Kalahiki (vocals), Dan Del Negro (piano) and Jon Hawes (bass).

Monthly "theme Thursdays" have started, and this Thursday, November 19, the theme is "Living with Gratitude" and will feature classic songs of The Beatles all jazzed up! Come for Vespers, stay for soup and fellowship. St. Peter's is located at 1317 Queen Emma Street in Honolulu. For more information, visit their website HERE.
This Sunday, November 22
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.
'Iolani Guild Annual Christmas Tea and Meeting
The 'Iolani Guild will be holding their annual Christmas Tea and General Meeting on Saturday, December 12, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room. Election of the 2016 officers will take place during the meeting. Luncheon fee is $15. Please RSVP by e-mail to Kilani Ventura by Monday, December 7, or call (808) 923- 1738.
Pacific Islander Young Adult  & Youth Retreats

The Diocese's Pacific Islander Ministry is pleased to announce the following retreats at Camp Mokule'ia coming up in December for youth and young adults. The retreats will strengthen your faith formation through song, prayer, fasting, fellowship and sharing of experiences. Allow yourself to be the Holy Vessel of Jesus this Christmas. 

Pacific Islander Young Adult Youth Retreat
Friday, December 18 - Sunday, December 21
Age: High school seniors and college students age 18 - 30
Theme: "A life without JESUS is like a GPS Point... Pointless"

Pacific Islander Youth Retreat
Monday, December 21 - Wednesday, December 23
Age: Youth in middle school and high school
Theme: "A Life without JESUS is like an Unsharpened Pencil... Pointless"

The retreats are offered to Pacific Islanders of the Pacific Oceania, which are Micronesian, Polynesian and Melanesian. It is an outreach open to all youth within the age groups listed and you do not have to be Episcopalian to attend. 

Cost is $30 ($40 for late registrants). Space is limited to 50 participants for each retreat, so please register early to ensure your reservation. Youth should discuss this with their parents before registering. To register, click HERE.  For more information, e-mail Fane Lino, Pacific Islander Missioner.
Annual Narcissus Carving Classes at St. Peter's
St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu is offering up their annual Narcissus bulb carving classes beginning in January. Learn the Chinese art of carving a Narcissus bulb, and create a traditional symbol to welcome in the Lunar New Year. Mr. Gilman Hu has taught the art and cultivation for many years and passes on this tradition in this annual workshop.

The classes take place on Saturday from 8:30 - 11:30 AM, beginning January 16 - February 6, 2016, and an exhibition on February 13-14. There are options for beginner and advanced students on the registration form. For more information and to download the registration form, click HERE.
Opportunities for Big Island College Bound Students
St. Jude's Episcopal Church in Ocean View announces two opportunities for college bound students on the Big Island.

Harry McKee Foundation Scholarship: Students who live in the Ka'u District of the Big Island are eligible to apply for the 2016 McKee Foundation $1,000 Scholarship. Deadline to apply is February 16, 2016. For more information, download the press release HERE.

Financial Aid Workshop: St. Jude's will be hosting a free Financial Aid workshop on Saturday, January 26, 2016, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. The workshop is open to all students (and parents) around the Big Island. The workshop will provide the technical support (free use of computer, wifim FAFSA knowledge) for any college bound student who may need help filing this free form. Click HERE for more information.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Calling People to Prayer In Response to Violence in Paris

[November 13, 2015] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry has released a video statement calling people to prayer in response to the violence in Paris, France. Click on the image above to be taken to the video webpage.
Message from the Presiding Bishop: "Be Not Afraid"
Often in the gospels, fear grips the people of God, and time and again, either the angels, or Our Lord himself, respond with the same words of comfort: "Be not afraid."  

In times like this fear is real.   And I share that fear with you.  Our instinct tells us to be afraid. The fight-or-flight mentality takes hold.  At the present moment, many across our Church and our world are grasped by fear in response to the terrorist attacks that unfolded in Paris last Friday.  These fears are not unfounded.  We can and should support law enforcement officials who are working hard and at great risk to protect us from crime and keep us safe.   And yet, especially when we feel legitimate fear, our faith reminds us "Be not afraid."  The larger truth is that our ultimate security comes from God in Christ.

In the Book of Leviticus, God says to the people of Israel that, "the foreigner who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the foreigner as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt."  Accordingly, we welcome the stranger.  We love our neighbor.  The Episcopal Church has long been committed to resettling refugees in our own communities fleeing violence and persecution.

The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, through its Episcopal Migration Ministries service, works with dioceses and congregations, and the United States government, to settle refugees in communities across this great country.  The Episcopal Church has been engaged in this ministry for more than 75 years.  We will not let the nightmare this world often is keep us from carrying out the words of Jesus who told us to be a neighbor to those in need.

Refugees from places like Syria seek to escape the precise same ideological and religious extremism that gave birth to the attacks in Paris.  They seek entry into our communities because their lives are imprisoned by daily fear for their existence.   Just as Jesus bids us not to be afraid, we must, in turn, pass those words of comfort to those who turn to us for help.

But Jesus calls us to go even further: not just to love our neighbors and our kin, but to love our enemies.  This is particularly difficult when we are afraid.    But even in the midst of our fear we stand on the solid ground of our faith and proclaim the faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.  In practical terms, this may mean finding strength in prayer, or in our neighbors, or in our churches, or in acts of solidarity with others who live in fear.   This is the hope that casts out fear.  

The fear is real.  So we pray.  We go to church.  We remember who we are in Jesus.   Our resurrection hope is larger than fear.   Let nothing keep us from that hope, that faith, that security in Gods dream for all of humanity.

"Be not afraid!"

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church
Bishop John Gray of Te Waipounamu
Dies After Long Illness
[ACNS] The death has been announced of the Rt. Rev. John Gray, Bishop of Te Waipounamu. He was the first Māori bishop to be appointed to the South Island of New Zealand. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a long illness.

He was born in 1947, ordained as a Deacon in 1982, as Priest in 1983, and as Bishop in 1996. He served as Vicar General to the Archbishop of Aotearoa for 10 years.

"His ministry and courageous leadership . . . will be sorely missed," the Most Revd Brown Turei, Archbishop of Aotearoa, the Māori part of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, said. "Bishop John leaves behind his beloved wife Helen, his son Robert, daughters Raquel and Rawinia, his mokopuna [grandchildren] and extended family. I humbly ask that each of you would uphold his family, and Te Hui Amorangi o Te Waipounamu [the Church in the South Island], in prayer at this sad time."
DFMS Presents Special Important Webinars:
Syrian Refugees in the US
[November 18, 2015] To help understand the current situation with Syrian refugees, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS) will present two live webinars, both 60 minutes long, on Thursday, November 19 and Monday, November 23 to examine this emerging refugee crisis.

The live webinars will begin at 2:00 PM EST (9:00 AM HST) on November 19 and 8:00 PM EST (3:00 PM HST) on November 23.

"These webinars will explore the current situation and how Episcopalians can be involved in this ministry of welcome," noted Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission. "The webinars are ideal tools for discussion groups, adult forums, and as a basis for preaching points."

Pre-registration is required.
  • Thursday, November 19 - Register HERE
  • Monday, November 23 - Register HERE
The webinars will be available on-demand following the event. For more information e-mail Allison Duvall, Episcopal Migration Ministries Manager for Church Relations and Engagement.
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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, December 12, 2015 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Epiphany, Honolulu) - Register HERE
  • Saturday, January 30, 2016 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu, O'ahu) - Register HERE
  • 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

The Pacific Islander Ministry (PIM) will be holding a special gathering over Thanksgiving weekend. 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.
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.
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 in mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps. Applications are now available for 2016-2017 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as YASC. The application with additional information and instructions is available HERE. The application deadline is Friday, January 8, 2016. For more information e-mail Elizabeth Boe, Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Global Networking Officer, or Grace Flint, Young Adult Service Corps, Networking 

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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 

Presiding Bishop Issues Message

Annual Meeting Quick Recap

2015 Celebration of Aloha Golf Tournament December 7

ECW Annual Holiday Luncheon December 12

St. Stephen's Offers Free Resume Service

St. Peter's Jazz Vespers Features Theme Thursdays

Hale Mo'ili'ili Available for Use

Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps Opportunities

Messages from the Bishop on Convention

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

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