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In This Issue:
+ Requiem Eucharist Celebrating the Life of Bishop Edmond L. Browning
+ A Reflection by Bishop Fitzpatrick After a Tragic Week
+ Annual Clergy Retreat: Registration Now Open to All Clergy
+ Ordination of the Rev. Jon Conroe
+ Theunick Retires from The St. Andrew's Schools
+ St. Mark's Outreach Collections
+ Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer Available for Purchase
+ Godly Play Training on O'ahu
+ Presiding Bishop Asks for Prayers Following Shootings
+ Called to Transformation ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Stewardship University
+ 48th Annual Meeting of Convention
+ St. Andrew's Schools Summer Institutes Sessions
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Featured in this issue's header is Kahokuonalani ("Lani") Louise Bowman and the Rev. Moki Hino in a warm embrace, at Bowman's ordination to the Vocational Diaconate.  The event took place on Saturday, July 2, at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Kapa'au, on the Big Island of Hawai'i. Be sure to read about this wonderful event in our next E-Chronicle. (Photo from the St. James' E-Newsletter)


Proper 11
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our
necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have
compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those
things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son 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. 231

Upcoming Meetings

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Saturday, July 16, 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
Diocesan Conference Room

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of each month.
 Next due date: 
July 29
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Please see island listings under Parish Happenings below.

Professional Administrators in Lay Ministry
Friday, July 15, 8:30 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Register HERE

August 5, Clergy Only
August 6, Clergy & Lay
With the Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek
Register HERE

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August 28-30, 2016
Camp Mokule'ia
Priority registration has begun - Check your e-mail.
October 28 & 29, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Save the date!
January 27 & 28, 2017
St. Timothy's, Aiea

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

Summer Evensong at The Cathedral
Ongoing Sundays, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
(Choral Evensong resumes on September 4)

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

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

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Aloha to Dean Brownridge - Evensong with Prayers
Sunday, July 17, 5:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Ordination of Lucas
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 AM
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe
(See article at top right)

Save the date!
Emmanuel's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, October 8, 6:30 PM
Emmanuel, Kailua

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 25, 9:00 AM
St. Timothy's Sumida Hall, Aiea
Registration coming soon...


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
St. Paul's, Kekaha

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

11th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 22 & 23
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

Ordination of Tomoso
Saturday, July 30, 2:30 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
(See article at top right)

Good Shepherd 150th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, July 30
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

ACCW 3rd Annual Summer Social 2016
Sunday, August 21, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Safeguarding God's ChildrenTraining
Saturday, September 10, 11:00 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina



Teen Tech at St. James'
(On break until Fall)
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, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. Augustine's Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM (Bring a sandwich)
St. Augustine Vicarage, Kapa'au

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place
For more info:  (808) 939-7000

St. James' Women's Bible Study
Ongoing, First Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. James', Waimea

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

St. Jude's Spaghetti Dinner
Friday, July 15, 6:00 PM
St.Jude's, Ocean View
For more info: (808) 939-7555

Vacation Bible School
July 18-22, 9;00 AM - 12:00 PM
St.James', Waimea
Call Susan:  (808) 895-2086





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July 12, 2016


Requiem Eucharist Celebrating the Life of 
Bishop Edmond L. Browning

A message from Bishop Fitzpatrick:

A Requiem Eucharist celebrating the life of Bishop Edmond L. Browning will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at 2:00 PM, at Trinity Cathedral in Portland, Oregon.  Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will preside and celebrate, and Bishop Frank Griswold, Bishop Browning's successor as Presiding Bishop, will preach.

The plans for a Honolulu Requiem Eucharist with the internment of Bishop Browning's cremated remains in The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Memorial Garden, are still pending.

The Browning Family may receive condolences at the following address:

2149 Cascade Ave.
Suite 106A, PMB 247
Hood River, OR  97031, USA
Yours faithfully,

The Right Reerend Robert L. Fitzpatrick

Bishop Diocesan
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
229 QueenEmma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813-2304

The Episcopal Church in Micronesia
911 North Marine Corps Drive
Upper Tumon, Guam  96913

Editor's note:  To read an article published by The Episcopal Church about Bishop Browning, click HERE.
A Reflection by Bishop Fitzpatrick 
After a Tragic Week
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As I said Morning Prayer this morning, I was stopped as I prayed Psalms 16 and 17.  The final two verses of Psalm 16 (10 and 11) ran into the first two of Psalm 17 as a single prayer:
            For you will not abandon me to the grave, *
                        nor let your holy one see the Pit.
            You will show me the path of life; *
                        in your presence there is fullness of joy,
                        and in your right hand are pleasures for evermore.
            Hear my plea of innocence, O LORD; give heed to my cry; *
      listen to my prayer, which does not come from lying             lips.
            Let my vindication come forth from your presence; *
                        let your eyes be fixed on justice.
I was queasy all week as news from Baton Rouge and then St. Paul unfolded, and then absolutely nauseous last night watching the news from Dallas.  It was a living moment of Lamentations 2:11: "My eyes are spent with weeping; my stomach churns; my bile is poured out on the ground because of the destruction of my people, because infants and babes faint in the streets of the city."
The peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in Dallas were calling us to wake up to systemic violence and the power of racism (all too unconscious and self-destructive) that permeates our society and too often our very being.  In the midst of a cry for peace with justice, an act of violence and misplaced hate by an individual destroyed more lives and fanned the flames of fear.  Again the cry from the opening verses of Psalm 13 come to mind: "How long, O LORD? Will you forget me for ever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long shall I have perplexity in my mind, and grief in my heart, day after day?"
In the midst of violence, the cry of peace cannot be silenced.  In the face of fear, only the demand for justice can triumph.  At the end of John's Gospel, Jesus assures the Disciples: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid."
I call the Diocese of Hawaiʻi to prayer: for the repose of the souls of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and the police officers murdered in Dallas; for our nation that we might overcome the ongoing result of the sins of the past without violence and hate; and for ourselves that we might each be instruments of peace and justice.    
Your brother in Christ Jesus,


July 8, 2016
Registration Now Open to All Clergy
Annual Clergy Retreat
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This year's annual Clergy Retreat will be held on August 28 - 30, 2016, at Camp Mokule'ia.  Cost for the retreat is $80 resident (staying at the Camp), or, $50 commuter (driving there each day). Scholarship assistance is available upon request to the Bishop. Credit cards are being accepted online.  Space is limited, so register now by clicking HERE.  If you have any questions, e-mail Irina Martikainen.
Message from the Bishop:

Ordination of the Rev. Jon Conroe
Bishop Fitzpatrick
The Rev. Jon Conroe will be ordained to the Priesthood in the Episcopal Church by the Rt. Rev. James Magness, Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries of the Episcopal Church, on behalf of Bishop Michael Vono and the Diocese of the Rio Grande at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 780 Keolu Drive, Kailua, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at 6:30 PM.  

Jon is a Navy Chaplain currently stationed here in Hawai'i and assigned to Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, at Camp Smith.  All are welcome.  Clergy are encouraged to attend and are welcome to vest. Your prayers are requested.  
Theunick Retires from The St. Andrew's Schools
Sandra J. Theunick, the Head of School at The St. Andrew's Schools since 2007, retired at the end of June. Her retirement brings to a close a career in education spanning 35 years, having served as a classroom teacher, dean of students, department head, campus minister and head of school. She has served on local and national boards and was listed as one of the nation's top educators in Vanity Fair's 1998 Special Report: "America's Most Influential Women - 200 Legends, Leaders and Trailblazers".  In retirement, Theunick will pursue training and certification in hospital chaplaincy.

Dr. Ruth R. Fletcher, former Dean of Professional Programs at Punahou School, steps into the role as the new Head of School for The St. Andrew's Schools.
St. Mark's Outreach Collections

St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Honolulu has several ongoing collections for different outreach programs, but this month, they have a special collection for the the students at Jarrett Middle School in Palolo Valley.  A collection bin is located in the back of the church for school supplies that will be blessed on Sunday, July 31, in time for the start of the school year in August.

Other ongoing collections at St. Mark's are:
  • Food and hygiene products for the hungry and homeless that are given to the Care-A-Van.  Donations can be brought in Sunday mornings and placed in the basket at the back of the church next to the bread and wine for communion.
  • Clothing for the service clinic at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Mo'ili'ili that serves the homeless.  The clinic is opened on the last Thursday of the month where a meal is served, various social services are offered and free clothing is given away. Clothing should be clean and in good condition. The most popular items are t-shirts and shorts, and only adult-size clothing are accepted. Donations may be left in the container in the Parish Hall.
  • Magazines are collected for the inmates of O'ahu prisons as a source of positive enjoyment.  A box is located in the back of the church for your donations.
St. Mark's is located at 539 Kapahulu Avenue in Honolulu.
Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer Available for Purchase
null In 2012, the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i celebrated its sesquicentennial, and limited edition reprints of the Hawaiian-language Book of Common Prayer was issued as part of the celebration.  These books are now available for purchase and can be ordered online HERE.

Cloth-bound in red with gold foil stamping, this attractive Hawaiian-Language BCP contains over 400 pages of translated biblical scripture, liturgical prayers, and orders service, including King Kamehameha IV's Preface.

King Kamehameha IV translated the Book of Common Prayer into Hawaiian language as an act of personal piety and Christian devotion.  His translation remains a milestone in Hawaiian literature and a valuable resource for anyone studying the language.  

The books are $30.00 each.  Shipping is $6.00 per book, but arrangements can be made for pick-up.  For more information and to order your book now, click HERE.
Register by July 31 for lowest tuition rate!
Discounts & Scholarships Available
Godly Play Core Training - O'ahu
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There will be a Godly Play Core Training at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua, August 12-14, 2016, led by Godly Play Foundation Trainer, Jenny Wallace.  It is open to all those interested in Godly Play, first-time storytellers, and as a refresher for those who have taken a training in the past. This will be the last training in 2016. 

Register by July 31 for lowest tuition. Discounts and scholarships are available for members of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i. For more information download the Godly Play flyer HERE, or to register, click HERE.  

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Asks for Prayers Following Shootings

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the following video asking every Episcopalian to share in deep prayer following the shootings in the United States.  (The video can be viewed by clicking on the image above.) 

Many Episcopal groups have prepared resources that may help congregations and individuals in their prayer and conversation this weekend. 
Called to Transformation ABCD Facilitator Formation Workshop
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Registration is now open for Called to Transformation, an Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) facilitator formation workshop at the Bosque Center, Diocese of Rio Grande, Albuquerque, NM, on September 19-22, 2016.

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.

Registration is available HERE.  Registration is $175 per person which includes room, all meals, handouts, etc. Transportation is not included. Deadline for registration for the September session is August 31. Seating is limited. 

For further information, e-mail Jenny Korwan Grant. The Called to Transformation Asset-Based Community Development online toolkit and facilitator formation process were developed by The Episcopal Church and Episcopal Relief & Development with assistance from the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South.
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UPDATED: Safe Church Training Dates
The Church's Safe Church Policies require church leadership and those working with children to attend special training classes. The following classes have been set up with more to come. Please read the Safe Church Policies to note the differences between Safeguarding God's Children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, and to see if you are required to attend a class. 
  • Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Holy Innocents, Lahaina, Maui) - Register HERE.
  • Saturday, February 25 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (St. Timothy's, Aiea, O'ahu) - Registration coming soon
Registration Now Open!
Stewardship University 2016: Garnering Resources for Ministry Now and for the Future
This year's Stewardship University workshop will be taking place on Friday, August 5 (for clergy) and on Saturday, August 6 (for both clergy and lay persons). This event will take place at The Parish of St. Clement's Parish Hall in Honolulu, from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM on both days.

Stewardship University will be conducted by The Rev. Canon Timothy M. Dombek, Canon for Stewardship and Planned Giving for the Diocese of Arizona. Nationally known for stewardship development, Dombek will delve into topics such as "How To Talk About Money" and "Year-Round Stewardship That You Can Do," which will help participants to build up the stewardship programs they already have in place.  He is the author of Making the Annual Pledge Drive Obsolete, published earlier in 2014.  You can view a copy of the event flyer HERE.

Clergy and lay leaders are encouraged to sign up as teams to strengthen their stewardship programs. Participants will gain a common understanding of stewardship possibilities and reap the benefits all year long!  

The workshops are free of charge and includes lunch. Airfare stipends are available for neighbor island clergy and one (1) lay person approved by the clergy or priest-in-charge. 

To register, click HERE. Deadline is July 27, 2016, or when the maximum number of attendees has been reached.  If you have any questions, e-mail Charmaine Ito.
Mark Your Calendars!

The 48th Annual Meeting of Convention
October 28 - 29, 2016
The 48th Annual Meeting of Convention of the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i, will be taking place on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu.  

An Education Day open to all in the Diocese will take place on Friday, October 28, followed by the Convention Opening Eucharist at 4:00 PM, and celebratory pupu hour.  Registration is required for these events.

Then on Saturday, October 29, the Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 8:45 AM.  More information will be coming out soon.  In the meantime, you may visit the Convention webpage HERE.
St. Andrew's Schools Summer Institutes Sessions

During the month of July, The St. Andrew's Schools will be offering a variety of free summer sessions open to the public. Detailed information can be found on their website HERE.  Offerings include:
  • 2nd Annual Introduction to Mindfulness Summer Institute
  • 1st Annual Mindfulness Retreat
  • The Council for Boys and Young Men Facilitator Training for Certification
  •  E Mālama I Ke Kino: Cooking Up a Rainbow @ KCC


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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 

July 11, 2016:

Special Announcement:  The Death of Bishop Browning

Special Announcement: Canon for Congregational Life and Leadership

Diocesan PALM Conference 2016 July 15, 2016

Stewardship University August 5 & 6, 2016

School Supplies Drive for Kalihi Waena

Godly Play Training on O'ahu August 12-14, 2016

Letter to the Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop and President of House of Deputies

Upcoming Ordinations

48th Annual Meeting of Convention

Applications for ECW Specials Grants

Annual Clergy Retreat Updates

Episcopal Church Evangelism Conference

Annual Clergy Retreat Coming Up

St. Columba's Seeks Temporary Priest-in-Residence

Reminder: Hale Mo'ili'ili Guest House Available

Presiding Bishop Named to Anglican Communion Task Force

Special Update on Camp Mokule'ia

Campus Ministry Grant Applications

General Convention 2018 Dates Announced



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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