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In This Issue:
+ The Reverend Deacon John Arthur Holmes
+ Bishop's Office Now Accepting Applications for Canon Position
+ 2016 Diocesan Grant Guidelines
+ FREE Music Lessons at St. Mary's
+ The Spirit That Heals Workshop at St. Michael's
+ Free Organ Concert at St. John's on Maui
+ ECW Important Dates Coming Up
+ Presiding Bishop Curry Calls for "Remembering our sister and brother Christians"
+ Called to Transformation
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Lent Reminder from the Bishop
+ The Episcopal Church Offers Up Lenten Resources
+ Lent Madness Has Begun!
+ Free Lunchtime Lecture Series
+ 2016 United Thank Offering Grant Applications
+ Bishop's Scholarships Applications
+ Save the Date! Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp
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This issue's header features the Honoka'a High School Dragon Jazz Band at St. James' Episcopal Church in Kamuela, with church member Nick Rohfeld on drums. The band provided rousing music for the church's annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Be sure to read more about this fun event in the next E-Chronicle.  (Photo by Karen Sanchez.)


Third Sunday in Lent
Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves
to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and
inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all
adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil
thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; 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. 218

Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, March 19, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew: 

Commission on Ministry
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bishop's Reading Room

Standing Committee
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Von Holt Room

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Videoconference from the Diocesan Conference Room

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of each month.
 Next due date: 
February 26
Diocesan events header

Friday, February 26, 2016
9:00 AM - Chrism Mass, St. Paul's
10:30 AM - Education Day, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room

Saturday, February 27, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

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 Sundays, 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

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

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

FREE Music Lessons
Ongoing Wednesday evenings
(Call to schedule an appt.)
St. Mary's, Honolulu
Contact: Fr. Dan Werning (808) 388-3121

Moʻiliʻili 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 Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

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

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

Historic Hawai'i Foundation Free Lecture Series
Every Thursday through March 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, 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

Centering Prayer at St. Timothy's
Ongoing Fridays, 6:00 PM
St. Timothy's Library, Aiea
For more info: (808) 488-5747

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

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, 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp
June 24 - July 7 (Separate camps for different age groups)
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
For more info:  E-mail Seini Lino or call (808) 632-6241


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', Kapaʻa
For more info...

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, Kapaʻa

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha

ReSource: Spirit that Heals
Saturday, March 5, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

ReSource: Molokaʻi & Kalaupapa Pilgrimage
April 11-15, 2016

St. John's 75th Anniversary Luncheon
Sunday, May 1, 10:00 AM
St. John's (ECWK), Ele'ele
For more info: (808) 335-5533



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

Free Organ Concert
Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 PM
St. John's, Kula

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



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
For more info:  (808) 939-7000

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Fridays, 9:30 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:  (808) 323-3429




Canon for Congregational Life and Leadership

Full-time, Exempt

Bishop's Office

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Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator

Part-time, All Saints', Kapa'a, Kaua'i

Click HERE for more info.


Childcare Worker

Part-time, St. Christopher's, Kailua

Click HERE for more info.


Director of Music

Part-time, St. Peter's, Honolulu

Click HERE for details.


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February 23, 2016


The Reverend Deacon John Arthur Holmes
The Reverend Deacon John Arthur Holmes, age 87, died on Thursday evening, February 11, 2016.  John was ordained into the vocational diaconate by Bishop Edmond Browning on November 11, 1983, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu.  John served at the Church of the Holy Apostles, Hilo, throughout his ordained ministry. 

Services were held on Saturday, February 20, at Holy Apostles. Notes of condolence may sent may be sent to John's widow as follows:  Mrs. Charlotte Holmes, 107 Koula St., Hilo, HI 96720.
Almighty God, with whom still live the spirits of those who die in the Lord, and with whom the souls of the faithful are in joy and felicity: We give you heartfelt thanks for the good example of your servant, John, who, having finished his course in faith, now finds rest and refreshment. May we, with all who have died in the true faith of your holy Name, have perfect fulfillment and bliss in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Bishop's Office Now Accepting Applications for:
Canon for Congregational Life and Leadership
The Office of the Bishop is now accepting applications for the position of Canon for Congregational Life and Leadership.  The position is a full-time exempt, senior position that reports directly to the Bishop.

The Canon will be working closely with clergy and lay leadership, providing the support, resources and insights that will encourage the spiritual and organizational health and growth of the parishes and missions of the Diocese. The Canon will focus attention on congregational development support, stewardship formation, evangelism, formation, discipleship, and mission planning. The Canon will also fully participate in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Diocese. The Canon is called to encourage a vision of congregational life that is spiritually vibrant, mission-focused, and fully alive in the local community.

The job description and application instructions are posted on the Diocese's Transition Ministry webpage. The Ministry Portfolio for the Canon position is also posted and live on the Office of Transition Ministry (OTM) website HERE. Clergy that do not yet have accounts with OTM and need help setting one up, please e-mail Irina Martikainen for assistance.
1% Diocesan Council Grants
Application Deadline Is February 26

The 1% Diocesan Council Grant deadline for the month of February is coming up. Previous deadlines for submission were quarterly, but are now monthly, on the last Friday of the month beginning with February. New guidelines for 2016 have been posted on the diocesan website's "Forms and Documents" page HERE. (Scroll down to "Grants".)

The grants, which have been awarded to a number of programs throughout the Diocese in 2015, support activities based on the Five Marks of Mission and are in alignment with the vision and goals of The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. Soup kitchens, music and children's programs, Care Van ministry, technology and laundry outreach are some of the programs that were funded. 

To download the informational packet, click HERE.
FREE Music Lessons at St. Mary's
FREE piano, voice, and/or organ lessons are being offered at St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Wednesday nights for those young and old who would not be able to afford lessons otherwise.  This unique opportunity is being made available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students.  Call Fr. Dan Werning to schedule your session at (808) 388-3121, or e-mail him.  St. Mary's is located at 2062 S. King Street in Mo`ili`ili.  Free parking!
The Spirit That Heals:
"Grace ~ A Path to Forgiveness"

St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue, Kaua'i, will be hosting a special day of workshops through the ReSource for Christian Spirituality program, The Spirit That Heals. This event will take place on Saturday, March 5, from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Participants will have an opportunity to pick from seven different experiential workshops with a focus on forgiveness, that includes Spiritual Writing, Welcoming Prayer, Gentle Yoga, Labyrinths and more. For more information and to register, download the form HERE.
Free Organ Concert at St. John's on Maui
The Hawai'i Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and St. John's Episcopal Church, presents concert organist Greg Zelek on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 PM.  Mr. Zelek will perform a recital of classical and contemporary works by composers Bach, Mendelssohn, Stanley and Weaver.  Admission is free with calabash offering, and reception to follow.  Mr. Zelek will also present a concert at Central Union Church in Honolulu on Sunday, March 6, at 2:00 PM. For more information, visit the Facebook event page HERE.
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ECW Important Dates Coming Up
The Epsicopal Church Women (ECW) of the Diocese of Hawai'i, announce the following important dates to remember:
  • Church Periodical Club (CPC) grant applications are now being accepted. Deadline to apply is March 30.  For more information and to apply, e-mail Sandy Leialoha.
  • The annual ECW Quiet Day is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Mark your calendars and save the date!  More information to come soon.
  • ECW Specials - The ECW Special grant applications are due on Saturday, July 15, 2016. More information can be found on the ECW webpage HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Curry Calls for "Remembering Our Sister and Brother Christians in the Holy Land"
[February 22, 2016] "Our journey as Episcopalians also includes remembering our sister and brother Christians in the Holy Land who maintain the faith which we hold so dear," Presiding Bishop Michael Curry wrote to the clergy of The Episcopal Church. "Their witness is an inspiration."

Presiding Bishop Curry wrote in the annual Good Friday letter to all congregations asking them to consider assistance for Jerusalem and the Middle East.

"As you know, each year, every bishop and congregation is encouraged by the Presiding Bishop to participate in the Good Friday Offering," he wrote. "This tradition is decades old and is an important statement of our solidarity with the members of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. We have a Gospel imperative to be sure they know they are not forgotten behind the headlines or because of the distractions in our own lives."

Funds collected from the Good Friday Offering are gathered and distributed to the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East which includes the Dioceses of Jerusalem and Cyprus and the Gulf, all members of the Anglican Communion. 

To read the Presiding Bishop's letter in its entirety, click HERE. Information and resources for the Good Friday Offering are available HERE. For more information e-mail the Rev. Canon Robert Edmunds, Episcopal Church Middle East Partnership Officer.
Called to Transformation: ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshops Announced
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Four Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshops have been slated for 2016: April 18-21, Solomon Episcopal Conference Center, New Orleans, LA; June 13-16, Dumas Bay Center Seattle, WA; August 8-11, Nashotah House, Milwaukee, WI; and September 19-22, Bosque Center, Albuquerque, NM.

Called to Transformation is a partnership between The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development.  The workshops are designed to train leaders in methods and tools to enhance local ministry and mission.

The Asset-Based Community Development online toolkit and workshops were developed to train facilitators in leading a faith community in understanding the ABCD process, explained the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson, Episcopal Church Domestic Poverty Missioner. "Training people to use Asset-Based Community Development to approach ministry switches the discernment to an asset view - what we have - from one focused on what we don't have," he said. 

Through the trainings, participants will learn about the theory and the practice of ABCD work, and then begin the process of creating a working plan to implement an Asset-Based Community Development project in their own ministry community.  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 April 9, 2016 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. John's, Kula, Maui) - Register HERE.
Lent Reminder from the Bishop
(The following message from the Bishop was released on January 30, and also appeared in the latest issue of the E-Chronicle.)

Bishop Fitzpatrick I invite Episcopalians in the Diocese of Hawai'i and the Church in Micronesia to join in personal daily meditations throughout Lent using "Repairing the Breach: Discipleship and Mission in a Global Economy."

The theology committee of the House of Bishops has prepared this resource for the Church to explore ways to recover and renew economic imagination.  

Please join me this Lent and engage "Repairing the Breach." 

Sign up for daily emails with the lessons and to watch videos HERE.

Download the PDF of lessons for each day of Lent HERE.

See the Episcopal News Service article on the resource HERE.
The Episcopal Church Offers up Lenten Resources for a Spirit-filled Season
The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10, and continues to the festive day of Easter on March 27. Resources for Lent 2016 from the Episcopal Church can be found HERE and includes a wide array of prayers, reflections, links, videos, social media, bulletin inserts, and more, for all ages to participate in and experience a spirit-filled Lenten season. 
The Madness Has Begun!
Lent Madness
The long awaited annual battle for the Golden Halo has begun!  By now, many in the Diocese are familiar with Lent Madness, when in 2012, Queen Emma made it all the way to the final round against Mary Magdelene, a feat that propelled our Queen into the spotlight! And that is exactly what the purpose of Lent Madness is about! To learn more about Lent Madness, click HERE, and be sure to vote each week for your favorite saint!  
Free Lunchtime Lecture Series through March 10
The Historic Hawai'i Foundation began its 29th Annual Free Lunchtime Lecture Series on January 28, and continues every Thursday through March 10. This year's theme is "Preserving Our Historic Churches and Other Religious Buildings" and features "Experts at The Cathedral."
The lectures take place in the Von Holt Room at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.  All are welcome to stop by and bring a brown bag lunch. The remaining sessions are as follows:
  • February 25: Barbara Shideler and Virginia Murison, "Our Lady of Peace: Mock-ups and Historic Structure Reports, Aids in Project Planning"
  • March 3: Glenn Mason, "St. Augustine By The Sea: Preservation and Improvement of a Modernist Site"
  • March 10: Lorraine Minatoishi, "Aloha Buddha: The Making of A Film"
Historic Churches in Downtown Honolulu TourDocents at four historic downtown churches will provide fascinating tidbits about the history and architecture of The Cathedral of St. Andrew, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Our Lady of Peace Cathedral and Kawaiaha'o Church. This is a self-guided tour with docents at each location. Tickets are $10 for Historic Hawai'i Foundation members and $15 general admission. Check in at The Cathedral to begin the tour. 

For more information on the lecture series and tour, visit the Historic Hawai'i Foundation website HERE.
Deadline Coming Up March 4!
2016 United Thank Offering Grant Applications 
Now Accepted
UTO Logo[January 4, 2016] Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 United Thank Offering grants. The application forms are available HERE. 

The focus for the 2016 United Thank Offering grants is Mark Five of the Anglican Marks of Mission:
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.

"The United Thank Offering is continuing its tradition of thankfulness by awarding grants for 2016," commented Sandra K. Squires, Ed.D., United Thank Offering Board President.

Established by United Thank Offering, a ministry of The Episcopal Church to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church, the purpose of the grants is to provide start-up money for a new project that focuses on the Fifth Mark of Mission. The funds are not permitted for the continuation of ongoing ministries.

Detailed guidelines for applying for the grants, and the list of allowable projects and projects not eligible can be found HERE. The deadline is 5:00 PM Eastern (12:00 PM HST) on Friday, March 4, 2016.

For more information about guidelines and applications, e-mail the Rev. Heather Melton, Missioner for United Thank Offering.
Bishops' Scholarships Applications

The Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available for students for the 2016-2017 school year:
  • Bishop's Scholarship Fund - Students entering kindergarten to grade 12 entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time.
  • The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund - Children of clergy under the age of 24 who are canonically resident and domiciled in the Diocese of Hawai'i.
The submission deadline is Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 4:00 PM. For detailed eligibility requirements and to download the application packet, click HERE.  For more information or should you have any questions, please e-mail Irina Martikainen.
Save the Date!
Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp Announcement

Camp Mokule'ia invites you to our slice of heaven on the north shore of O'ahu for Hui Pu, open to all youth in Hawai'i! GIVE TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL MEDIA A BREAK and join us for an awesome and spiritually fulfilling summer break.

Hui Pu is a summer camp for youth in grades 4 - 12. Expect a week full of adventure, fun and GOD, while making new FRIENDS!  Mark your calendars and save the dates:
  • June 24- 26:  Elementary School (Grades 4-5)
  • June 27 - July 1:  Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • July 3 - 7:  High School (Grades 9-12)
For more information, contact Seini Lino, Camp Programs, at (808) 632-6241, or e-mail her, and visit the Camp Mokule'ia website HERE.


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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 Rev. John A. Longo

Lent Reminder from the Bishop

Lent Madness Begins!

Lenten Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's

Free Lunctime Lecture Series

Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp

The Episcopal Church Offers Up Lenten Resources

Applications Being Accepted for Refugee Program 

Bishop: Communiqu� from the Primates

2016 Diocesan Grant Guidelines

Bishops' Scholarship Applications

A Retreat for the Journey of Lent

Prayers of the People with Hawaiian Values

Presiding Bishop Speaks on Actions at Primates Meeting

St. Elizabeth's Featured on CBS Evening News

2016 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Deadline March 4

The Rev. Charles Tarleton Crane

Pastoral Memo on Congregational Membership

Dengue Outbreak: Precautions and Staying Informed

Chrism Mass and Clergy Education Day February 26

Discernment Day Workshop February 27

Molokai and Kalaupapa Pilgrimage

Presiding Bishop Released from Hospital

Episcopal Congregations Research Available



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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