Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Message on Camp Mokule'ia
+ Help Needed at Camp Mokule'ia
+ Special Lenten Concert and Choirs Perform at The Cathedral
+ Hawai'i Faith-Based Summit on Homelessness
+ Pacific Islander Ministry Easter Camp
+ A Call to Renew Our Hearts with Real Biblical Values
+ Spiritual Care Volunteer Spring Training
+ Episcopal Church Constitution and Canons Available
+ Young Adult, Campus Ministry Leadership Conference Slated
+ 2016 Youth Ministry Symposium
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Bishop's Office Now Accepting Applications for Canon Position
+ Bishop's Scholarships Applications
+ ECW Important Dates Coming Up
+ Lent Reminder from the Bishop
+ The Episcopal Church Offers Up Lenten Resources
+ Lent Madness Has Begun!
+ Save the Date! Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp
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This issue's header features our clergy at the recent Clergy Education Day held at The Cathedral on Friday, February 26. Be sure to read more about this event in the next issue of the E-Chronicle coming out soon. (Photo by Charmaine Ito.)


Fifth Sunday in Lent
Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly
wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to
love what you command and desire what you promise; that,
among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 219

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: 
March 25
Diocesan events header

March 25 - 28, 2016
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
Register HERE

Save the date!
August 5 & 6, 2016
With the Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek
More info coming soon

August 28-30, 2016
Camp Mokule'ia
More info coming soon

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

Special Lenten Concert
Wednesday, March 9, 5:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info: (808) 524-2822

Hawai'i Faith-Based Summit on Homelessness
Monday, March 14, 8:00 AM
Central Union Church, Honolulu

Camp Mokule'ia Recovery Work Days
March 25 & 26, 8:00 AM 
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

Spiritual Care Volunteer Training
Wednesdays April 6 - May 11, 5:30 PM
St. John Lutheran, Kailua

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: 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

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




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Director of Music

Part-time, St. Peter's, Honolulu

Click HERE for details.


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March 9, 2016


The following was originally released in an e-mail dated February 27, 2016.
Message from the Bishop: 
Special Emergency Appeal for Camp Mokule'ia
Bishop Fitzpatrick
I hope you have seen the notice about Camp Mokuleʻia. While there has been damage that may be covered by insurance, there are also expenses and lost revenue that will not be recouped in short order.  Here in Hawaiʻi, we are also keenly aware that big waves are still possible and especially with a storm passing north of the islands next week. There is immediate work with sand bags and shoring up buildings that continues.  

I particularly want to commend the Camp Director, the Rev. David Turner, the entire Camp staff and the Camp's Board for their fine work in this emergency.  As a Diocese, we can be thankful that David and his team are on the job.

I therefore appeal to all Episcopalians in Hawaiʻi to send contributions to the Camp to help defray the costs of this emergency. Bea and I will be making a donation of $1,000. 

Please make checks payable to "Camp Mokuleia" and send them to: 
Camp Mokuleʻia
68-729 Farrington Hwy. 
Waialua HI 96791 
Or give online HERE.  

As a Diocese, we will again be doing the "Trinity Sunday Collection for Camp Mokuleʻia" in our congregations on May 22, but there is a presenting emergency.  Your immediate contribution can help with both presenting needs and affirm the staff in this unusual time.  

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick
Bishop Diocesan 
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
The following is a Press Release from Camp Mokule'ia Board Member Cecilia Fordham.

Help Needed!
Update on Camp Mokule'ia

As reported ten days ago, unprecedented huge waves and dynamic ocean surges wreaked havoc at Camp Mokule'ia. The damage and debris over the grounds are considerable.  Immediate emergency measures brought friends, board members, and community volunteers to help. Mahalo Nui Loa to all.
In less than three days more than a 1,000 sand bags were filled, over 50 tons of sand were moved to fill sink holes and erect a 3-foot sand berm for 400 feet of wall, and a 60' X 16' lean-to structure was erected over a gaping, bus-sized sink hole in front of the Executive Director's house that prevented further erosion. All these efforts prevented further damage by the continuing high surf.  Great Job!

Follow up after crisis is crucial. We hope to have the same inspiration and collective effort for the next steps. Restoration, recovery and opening Camp Mokule'ia to full service is the way forward this month. Each day we are not open for business, reservations are cancelled and there is a loss of income. We need to be open by Monday, March 28.  We need your help physically and financially.
WHEN: March 25 and 26
TIME: Anytime from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Welcome for whatever amount of time you can help.
NEED: Volunteers, individuals, families, or groups.
BRING: Gloves, shoes, shovels, sand rakes, carpentry tools, joyful and willing spirits
RSVP: If you can come, e-mail Rev. David Turner. List any special skills you have.

Note that these work days fall on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Come work with us to prepare of the Good News of Easter!
The expenses for the restoration and recovery are considerable. Emergency equipment rental and repair alone are in the thousands, even with good insurance assistance. As you know, Camp Mokule'ia operations are sustained by income from use of the facilities and its programs. The Board, the Executive Director, and staff are diligent in developing a self-sustaining operation. The additional expenses from this emergency has strained our finances.

We are grateful that Bishop Fitzpatrick and his wife made a personal contribution of $1,000 in his call for emergency donations from the diocese last week. Please join them in contributing to the camp's emergency fund.
Give online HERE. Select "General Fund" or please make checks payable to "Camp Mokuleia" and send to: Camp Mokule'ia, 68-729 Farrington Hwy., Waialua, HI 96791

(Pictured at top left, ferocious waves engulf the Executive Director's house, and at right, orange cones and netting mark the damaged areas.  Photos contributed by the Camp Mokule'ia Board and Jenny Wallace.)
Special Lenten Concert and Choirs Perform at The Cathedral of St. Andrew

The A Cappella Choir from Brainerd Senior High School will be performing a short concert at 5:00 PM prior to Evensong on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. They come from a land where winter is real and they keep warm by gathering together and singing! Brainerd is located in central Minnesota and their town is known as the gateway to the lakes of Minnesota. The A Cappella Choir enjoys community-wide support and has a decades-old tradition for pursuing music at the highest level. 

Then on Sunday, March 13, Evensong will be sung by the Priory Chamber Choir beginning at 5:30 PM. The concerts and parking are free to the public. For more information, contact the Cathedral Office at (808) 524-2822.
Hawai'i Faith-Based Summit on Homelessness
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The Institute for Human Services (IHS) and The Interfaith Alliance Hawai'i (TIAH) will be hosting a summit on homelessness for the Hawai'i faith community on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Central Union Church in Honolulu.  

The summit is in response to the numerous inquiries received from the faith community on how best to meet the needs of homeless people showing up on their doorsteps.  The summit aims to help people of faith to partner with homeless service providers and government resources, and create ministries rooted in faith and founded on best practices.

For more information and to register, click HERE.  Registration is limited to the first 150 registrants, and a donation of $35 would be appreciated to help cover event costs.  If you have questions, contact Terry Ogawa, Chaplain and Community Liaison of IHS, at (808) 447-2842.
Hurry! Deadline to register is Thursday, March 10!
Episcopal Pacific Islander Ministry Easter Camp

The Episcopal Pacific Islander Ministry will be hosting their second Annual Easter Camp from March 25 - 28, 2016, at Camp Mokule'ia in Waialua. The camp will focus on young Christians ages 16 to 30, with the theme "Focus on Jesus" and the following mission statement:  "That I will try to walk closer to Jesus Christ all the way to Calvary and learned from His compassion and be save by our Resurrected Lord,  HE is my King and my Lord, my Salvation and my Savior."  

Campers will be divided into small groups for deeper discussions and critical thinking of the reality and meaning of Jesus' death on the cross and the resurrection, incorporating song, fellowship, games, and stories of transformation. This is an opportunity for young Christians to experience the love and passion of Christ demonstrated on Easter and the application to their own context.

Cost for the camp is $100. For more information or if you have questions, e-mail Fane Lino, Pacific Islander Missioner, or to register
, click HERE.
A Call to Renew Our Hearts with Real Biblical Values
In a March 7, 2016 article appearing in the Honolulu Civil Beat, four ecumenical leaders in Hawai'i issued a statement in response to Evangelist Franklin Graham, whose recent appearance in Honolulu "fanned the flames of anxiety and fear."  

Graham, who is the son of evangelist Billy Graham, was on a 50-state tour to pray at state capitols, with a message to vote for candidates with "Biblical values."

Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick was among the authors of the statement noting that "much of what we hear from candidates and in the news that claims to be speaking for Biblical values is an intolerant and xenophobic reactionary response to societal and global change."

They also quoted Pope Francis who said, "Jesus was about tearing down walls, not building them." To read the article in its entirety, click HERE
Spiritual Care Volunteer Spring Training

Pacific Health Ministry will be offering a six-week Spiritual Care volunteer training beginning on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at St. John Lutheran Church in Kailua.

The training prepares people for spiritual/pastoral care visitation and care-giving in their own congregations or temples, or as spiritual care volunteers in selected health care facilities. This program encourages all persons who are interested in developing a lay ministry.  

The classes will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 PM beginning on April 6 and running through Mary 11.  For more information and to register, download the informational flyer HERE, or contact Rev. Anke Flohr, Executive Director, at (808) 591-6556, ext. 207, or e-mail her.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Epsicopal Church Constitution and Canons Available
The complete and authorized version of the Constitution and Canons, together with the Rules of Order, of the Episcopal Church as adopted and revised by the General Convention of 2015, is now available to be downloaded or ordered off the General Convention website HEREThe Constitution and Canons outline the ecclesiastical law that governs The Episcopal Church.

The direct link to download the free pdf document is HERE.

The direct link to purchase the nearly 300-page document is HERE.
Young Adult, Campus Ministry Leadership Conference Slated
A special conference from The Episcopal Church designed for leaders in ministry with young adults on and off college campuses, Nourish: Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference, is slated for June 26-29, 2016, at the Maritime Institute near Baltimore, MD.

"We hope this gathering will be a time when Episcopal leaders who are new to this work, as well as those who have longstanding roots in this ministry, will meet and connect with one another in order to be nourished and nurtured in ministry with young adults," explained the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Episcopal Church Missioner for Young Adult and Campus Ministries.

The conference will feature plenary speakers, workshops and intentional conversations. More conference information and registration can be found  HERE.

Kelly also announced that applications are being accepted for the conference's various design teams: program, worship, social times, hospitality, promotion, and logistics. 

"We are inviting those who feel called to help shape this event to apply to be on the design teams," Kelly stated.  

For Design Team information and application, click HERE.

For more information e-mail Kelly.
2016 Youth Ministry Symposium

The 4th Annual Youth Ministry Symposium will be taking place at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA, on April 9, 2016.  

This year's symposium will focus on the challenges young people face when they become aware of their own economic, racial, gender, and political privilege in the context of mission trips and service projects. The keynote presentation on privilege and power in service projects will be given by Anne Clark, lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator for the Diocese of Northern California.  For more information, 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 April 9, 2016 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. John's, Kula, Maui) - Register HERE.
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.  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2016. 
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.
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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.
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!  
Save the Date!
Hui Pu Summer Youth Camp Coming Soon

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, all the while making new FRIENDS!  
  • 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, Associate Program Director, at (808) 637-6241, 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. Dcn. John Arthur Holmes

Bishop's Office Now Accepting Applications for Canon Position Deadline March 31

Free Music Lessons at St. Mary's

ECW Important Dates Coming Up

Presiding Bishop: Remembering our sister and brother Christians"

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: Communiqué from the Primates

2016 Diocesan Grant Guidelines

Bishops' Scholarship Applications

Prayers of the People with Hawaiian Values

Presiding Bishop Speaks on Actions at Primates Meeting

St. Elizabeth's Featured on CBS Evening News

The Rev. Charles Tarleton Crane

Pastoral Memo on Congregational Membership

Dengue Outbreak: Precautions and Staying Informed

Molokai and Kalaupapa Pilgrimage

Episcopal Congregations Research Available



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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


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