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In This Issue:
+ Requiem Eucharist Celebrating the Life of Bishop Edmond L. Browning
+ Save! Early Registration Now Open for 48th Annual Meeting of Convention
+ Deadline this Friday: Annual Clergy Retreat
+ Deadline Extended to Friday: Stewardship University
+ Upcoming Ordination of The Rev. Dcn. John Hau'oli Tomosos
+ Godly Play Training on O'ahu
+ Ministering to Suicidal Desperation
+ St. John's By-the-Sea Poi Supper & Laulau Sale
+ Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer Available for Purchase
+ Presiding Bishop Asks for Prayers for Nice, France
+ Thursdays at 2
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
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In this issue's header, we travel to Oregon, where Bishop Fitzpatrick and Bishop Chang attended the Requiem Eucharist for Bishop Browning at Trinity Cathedral. Past and current Presiding Bishops are also shown. The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu will be the site of a Requiem Eucharist (with service of Committal) for Bishop Browning on Saturday, August 13. (Photos by Frank DiSantis, Diocese of Oregon)


Proper 13
Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your
Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without
your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness;
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. 232

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Commission on Ministry
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Von Holt (Morning)
Bishop's Reading Room (Afternoon)

Standing Committee
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Von Holt Room (Morning)
Bishop's Office (Afternoon)

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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 Next due date: 
July 29
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Please see island listings under Parish Happenings below.

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
Register HERE
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: 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

Soul Shop Workshop
Friday, August 19, 9:00 AM
Higashi Hongwanji, 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

Poi Supper & Laulau Sale
Saturday, October 15, 4:00 PM
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

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



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

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

Finding God in All Things
Saturday, October 22, 9:00 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





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July 28, 2016


The Cathedral of St. Andrew:
Requiem Eucharist Celebrating the Life of 
Bishop Edmond L. Browning

A Requiem Eucharist (with the service of Committal) will be celebrated in thanksgiving for the life of the Right Reverend Edmond L. Browning, 2nd Bishop of the Diocese of Hawaiʻi and 24th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at 11:00 AM, in the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu. There will be no visitation prior to the Eucharist. People will have the opportunity to greet the family after the service of Committal.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions in thanksgiving for Bishop Browning's life and ministry be made to:
                        Friends of Sabeel, North America*
                        P.O. Box 91861
                        Portland, OR 97207
                        Episcopal Relief and Development
                        c/o Xerxes Eclipse
                        815 Second Avenue
                        New York, NY 10017
The Right Reverend Richard S.O. Chang will be the celebrant and the Reverend Canon Brian Grieves will be the preacher. 
(Other than those participating in the liturgy, clergy are not vesting for this service)

Yours faithfully,

The Right Reverend 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:  * Please note that the spelling of this organization was incorrect in the original announcement.  Friends of Sabeel is the correct spelling.  To read an article about the Requiem Eucharist held at Trinity Cathedral in Portland OR, ON July 19, click HERE.  Other tributes can be viewed on the ENS website HERE.
Save! Early Registration Now Open!
Education Day and the 
48th Annual Meeting of Convention
October 28 - 29, 2016
Education Day and 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. Attendees have an opportunity to save by registering early!

An Education Day open to all in the Diocese will take place on Friday, October 28, featuring guest speaker, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, President of the House of Deputies, and the first woman to hold this position. Register and pay by the following dates and save on the registration fee:
  • $30 per person - by Wednesday, September 14 
  • $35 per person - by Friday, October 7
  • $40 per person - after October 7
Education day will be followed by the Convention's Opening Eucharist at 4:00 PM, in The Cathedral, and celebratory pupu hour. Registration is required for these events.  There is a fee of $10 per person to attend the pupu hour. Deadline to register and pay is Wednesday, October 5.  

On Saturday, October 29, the Annual Meeting will begin promptly at 8:45 AM.  Please take note of the following registration and payment schedule to save:
  • $70 per person - by Wednesday, September 14
  • $85 per person - by Friday, October 7
  • $100 per person - after October 7
To register for any or all of the events above, click HERE.  If you are a delegate, your registration fee will be paid by your church.  Please select "check" as the payment method and a notice will be sent to your church.  Please also select "check" if you are a clergy person, alternate, or visitor whose registration is being paid for by your church.  

For more information, visit the Annual Meeting webpage HERE.
Deadline to Register is Friday, July 29
(Registration Open to All Clergy)
Diocese of Hawai'i 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.
Deadline to register extended to Friday, July 29!
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. Cn. 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 has been extended to Friday, July 29, 2016, or when the maximum number of attendees has been reached.  If you have any questions, e-mail Charmaine Ito.
Reminder:  Upcoming Ordination of The Rev. Dcn. John Hau'oli Tomoso to the Priesthood
The ordination of the Rev. Dcn. John A. Hauʻoli Tomoso, transitional Deacon, to the Priesthood, God willing and the People consenting, will take place on Saturday, July 30, beginning at 2:00 PM, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Wailuku, Maui, with the Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick presiding. A joyous and thankful reception will follow. All are welcome!  Clergy are invited to vest, red stoles.
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.  
Ministering to Suicidal  Desperation

A one-day workshop for leaders of faith communities, chaplains, therapists and others who are interested in learning more about how to prevent suicide, will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, at the Higashi Hongwanji Mission Buddhist Temple in Honolulu, located at 1685 Alaneo Street.  Cost for the workshop is $20 and includes lunch.  For more information, download the informational brochure HERE.  To register, you may download a mail-in form HERE, or register online HERE. (There is a $2.09 handling fee for registering online.)  If you have any questions, contact the Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii at (808) 545-2740.
St. John's By-the-Sea Poi Supper & Laulau Sale!
St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe will be holding a Poi Supper and Laulau Sale fundraiser on Saturday, October 15, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.  Poi suppers are $20 donation, and laulau is 5 for $20.  They are located at 47-074 Ihikai Drive.  For more information, download the flyer HERE, or call (808) 239-7198.
Hawaiian-Language Book of Common Prayer Available for Purchase

In 2012, the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i celebrated its sesquicentennial, and limited edition reprints of the Hawaiian-language Book of Common Prayer were issued as part of the celebration.  These books are now available for purchase and can be ordered online.

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.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Asks for Prayers for Nice, France

Following the deadly attack on July 14, in Nice, France, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issued a video asking for prayers for all those involved.  The attack killed more than 80 people and injured 200. To view this video, click HERE.
Thursdays at 2

Thursdays at 2 is a weekly preview of Episcopal Church innovative ministries. Every Thursday at 2:00 PM Eastern, a new video illustrating the work of congregations and individuals will be posted on the Episcopal Church's Facebook page HERE and YouTube Channel HERE.

Produced by the Episcopal Church Office of Communications, some of the previously posted videos featured on Thursdays at 2 include:
- Jericho Road
- Jennifer Caldwell  and Episcopal Moments
- Bluestone Farms and the Community of the Holy Spirit
- The Abundant Table
- Missional Voices
- Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on World Refugee Day 2016
- Church on the Square in Baltimore
- Episcopal Church Advocacy
- Missional Communities

For more information contact Mike Collins, Episcopal Church Manager of Multimedia.
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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


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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 

Requiem Eucharist Celebrating the Life of Bishop Edmond Browning

A Reflection by Bishop Fitzpatrick After a Tragic Week

Annual Clergy Retreat Now Open to All Clergy

Theunick Retires from The St. Andrew's Schools

Hawaiian-language Book of Common Prayer Available for Purchase

Presiding Bishop Asks for Prayers Following Shootings

July 11, 2016:

Special Announcement:  The Death of Bishop Browning

Special Announcement: Canon for Congregational Life and Leadership

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

Reminder: Hale Mo'ili'ili Guest House Available

Presiding Bishop Named to Anglican Communion Task Force



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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