Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Requiem Eucharist Celebrating the Life of Bishop Edmond L. Browning
+ Office of the Bishop New Staff Contact
+ Thurible & Incense Training
+ Bishop's 2017 Calendar
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
+ Emmanuel's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
+ Task Force on the Study of Marriage Offers Report
+ Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Delegates to UN Commission on the Status of Women
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Save! Early Registration Now Open for 48th Annual Meeting of Convention
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This issue's header features attendees on the second day of Stewardship University, which took place on August 5 & 6, at St. Clement's in Honolulu. The Rev. Cn. Timothy Dombek led this event. The first day of the workshop was open to clergy only. Be sure to read more about this in the next issue of the E-Chronicle.  (Photo by Charmaine Ito)


Proper 15
Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a
sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us
grace to receive thankfully the fruits of this redeeming work,
and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 232

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


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
Videoconference from the Diocesan Conference Room

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

Please see island listings under Parish Happenings below.

Clergy retreat header
August 28-30, 2016
Camp Mokule'ia
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

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

Fall & Winter Evensong at St. Timothy's
Ongoing 2nd & 4th Sundays
5:00 PM
St. Timothy's, Aiea
E-mail:  Diane Koshi

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

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

Ordination of Lucas
(Dcn. Paul Nahoa Lucas to the Priesthood)
Saturday, August 27, 10:30 AM
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Thurible & Incense Training
Saturday, September 10, 5:00 PM-6:00PM
Calvary, Kaneohe

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

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





Communications Specialist

Part-time, Epiphany, Honolulu

Click HERE for more info.


Children's Ministry Assistant

During Sunday mornings

St. Timothy's, Aiea

Contact Keane Akao


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August 11, 2016


This Saturday!
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. To view the complete announcement previously released, click HERE.
Office of the Bishop New Staff Contact
The Rev. Cn. Alexander (Sandy) Graham
The Rev. Cn. Alexander (Sandy) Graham, Canon for Congregational Life and Leadership, is the newest staff member in the Office of the Bishop. As his title implies, Graham's responsibilities will include congregational development, and developing lay and clergy leadership.  He will also oversee formation and discipleship, evangelism, and stewardship.  

His contact information is as follows:
We welcome Sandy and his family, and look forward to working and worshiping with him!
Thurible & Incense Training with the Bishop
The Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick will provide training on the use of the thurible and incense at Calvary Episcopal Church on Saturday, September 10, 2016, from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  Clergy, lay leaders and the public are invited. Parking is available on the lot behind the church building.
Our hope is to provide church leaders with another tool to enhance worship life. For thousands of years, incense symbolizes purification. Many worshipers feel their prayers lifted up into heaven by the billowing fragrant smoke. Others feel the glory of God making his presence known.

Calvary Episcopal Church is located at 45-435 Aumoku Street in Kaneohe. Please register by September 1, 2016, by e-mailing the Rev. Leo Loyola.
Bishop's 2017 Calendar

Irina Martikainen is currently working on the Bishop's 2017 calendar. If there are any events, celebrations, activities, etc., that you would like to ask the Bishop to attend/celebrate/speak/share with you, please e-mail the date, time, location, and other details to her at your earliest convenience.  Once the calendar is finalized, she will send out an announcement and it will be posted on the diocesan website HERE.  
Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book (Na 'Euanelio Hemolele) & Book of Common Prayer Available for Purchase
Along with the previously advertised Hawaiian-language Book of Common Prayer, the Office of the Bishop is now offering Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, the Holy Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The lectionary-size book is written in Hawaiian complete with diacritical marks.

The publication was funded by the Diocese's Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministry, originally released in 2003. It was a project of the Rev. Cn. Malcolm Naea Chun, that took over 20 years to complete.  It has a white hard-cover with gold foil stamping.

The Hawaiian-language BCP is cloth-bound in red with gold foil stamping, and 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. 

Both of these books are now available for purchase through the Office of the Bishop and can be ordered online HERE. The books are $30.00 each.  Shipping is $6.00 per book, but arrangements can be made for pick-up.  

SPECIAL PRICING: Save by purchasing a set! The special price is $50 for the set that contains one of each book, plus shipping.  If you recently purchased the BCP (after July 1, 2016) and would now like to get Na 'Euanelio Hemolele, we will honor this new special pricing. Be sure to select that option in the updated online ordering page, or e-mail Charmaine Ito.  For more information and to order your book now, click HERE.
Emmanuel's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Get ready for another deliciously decadent evening of everything chocolate at Emmanuel Episcopal Church's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza!  This year, the event will take place on Saturday, October 8, from 6:30 - 9:00PM, and will feature its all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet complete with chocolate fountain, tantalizing truffles, fudge, luscious brownies, and the much talked-about chocolate bacon, just to name a few.

There will also be a silent auction with a host of wonderful items to bid on.  Pre-sale tickets are available at $25 or $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Hawai'i and Emmanuel Episcopal Church.  For more information, call (808) 262-4548, or visit their website HERE for the latest updates, online ticket purchasing, sponsors and donors.  Emmanuel Episcopal Church is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Task Force on the Study of Marriage offers report, seeks input on "Dearly Beloved" toolkit
[August 3, 2016] The General Convention Task Force on the Study of Marriage has provided the following report and seeks input from Episcopalians on "Dearly Beloved."

The Task Force is outlined in Resolution A037 available HERE.  

The Task Force report follows:

Task Force on the Study of Marriage seeks input about "Dearly Beloved" toolkit

The Task Force on the Study of Marriage, created at last year's General Convention, is seeking responses from individuals, congregations and dioceses to a survey to gauge the use of the "Dearly Beloved" toolkit, a resource on marriage created in 2014.

The survey is available in English HERE.

General Convention in 2015, through Resolution A037, encouraged the continued use of "Dearly Beloved," and the Task Force wants to see how widely the resource has been used so far.

Multiple people from the same congregation or group may complete the survey. Because it asks for your thoughts on how the resource was used, or was not used, in your context, every response will help give us a more complete picture. The links may be shared with others who may wish to complete the survey.

The deadline to submit responses is August 16.

For more information e-mail Task Force Member Melodie Woerman.
Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Delegates to March 2017 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Applications are being accepted for a provincial delegate and up to 20 churchwide delegates to represent the Episcopal Church at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) in New York City, NY, March 13-24, 2017.

The provincial delegate and the churchwide delegates will be able to attend the official UNCSW proceedings at the United Nations and will represent the Episcopal Church/Anglican Communion in their advocacy at the UN, including joint advocacy with the group Ecumenical Women.

The 2017 UNCSW Priority Theme is "Women's economic empowerment in the changing world of work" and the Review Theme is "Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)".  

Applications are open to an adult or youth (ages 14-19), woman or man, who can speak to the Priority or Review Theme and are willing to participate in advocacy at UNSCW.  Youth must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.  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, 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
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 ordained 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 an Aloha Pupu Reception where we will be recognizing the 10th anniversary of the election of our Bishop Diocesan, the Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick. Registration is required for these events.  There is a fee of $10 per person to attend the pupu reception. 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.


In case you missed it, click on the image above to read

the latest August 2016 issue of the E-Chronicle.   


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 for Bishop Browning at the Cathedral of St. Andrew August 13

Save with early registration for 48th Annual Meeting of Convention

St. John's Bt-the-Sea Poi Supper & Laulau Sale
October 15

Presiding Bishop asks for prayers for Nice, France

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

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



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

Office of the Bishop
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Honolulu, HI 96813
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