Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Highlight from the Bishop: Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner
+ Upcoming Ordination of The Rev. Dcn. Paul Nahoa Lucas
+ Save the date! Enculturation Day 2016
+ Finding God in All Things
+ Presiding Bishop in Support of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
+ Presiding Bishop Offers Election Message
+ Disaster Chaplaincy Training
+ Updated Safe Church Training Dates
+ Thurible & Incense Training
+ Bishop's 2017 Calendar
+ Save! Early Registration Now Open for 48th Annual Meeting of Convention
+ Hawaiian-Language Gospel Book & BCP
+ Emmanuel's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Contact Information
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This issue's header takes us to the Big Island of Hawai'i where a delegation from the Diocese of Taiwan was escorted by Bishop Chang, Bishop Lai, and from Holy Apostles in Hilo, Rev. Moki Hino and Dixie Kaetsu. The delegation spent time on Hawai'i Island earlier this month, and are posing at the Waipio Valley lookout.  (Photo contributed by Holy Apostles.)


Proper 17
Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good
things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in
us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth
in us the fruit of good works; 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. 233

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, September 17, 2016
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

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

Standing Committee
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Diocesan Conference Room
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Von Holt Room

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Von Holt Room

Please note room changes.

Monthly deadline for submission is the last Friday of each month.
 Next due dates: 
August 26 &
September 30
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

Clergy and Waiolaihui'ia Students:  Save the date!
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Epiphany, Honolulu

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

Returning September 7
Evensong & Benediction 
Ongoing Wednesdays 6:15 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

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





Parish Administrator

 Part-time, Holy Nativity, Honolulu (Aina Haina)

Click HERE for more info.


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 26, 2016


Highlight from the Bishop:
Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Indigenous Missioner
Applications are now being accepted for the Episcopal Church Missioner for Indigenous Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop's staff.

The Missioner for Indigenous Ministries enables and empowers the needs and inclusion of Indigenous peoples and their respective communities within the Episcopal Church. The position's primary focus is leadership development, education and ministry development opportunities by and for Indigenous peoples by recognizing and empowering the building and emergence of Indigenous leadership at all levels of the Church from within the community.

Detailed position information and application instructions are available HERE.  Deadline for applying is September 16. 

For more information contact a member of the Episcopal Church Human Resources Team at [email protected].

The position description was developed by a search committee named by Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry to review and edit a position description and to interview candidates. The search committee members are:
  • Judge Richard Ackley, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Isaiah Brokenleg, Diocese of Fond du Lac
  • Becky Clark, Diocese of Olympia
  • Bishop Mark Lattime, Diocese of Alaska
  • The Rev. Deacon Lewis Powell, Diocese of Northern California
  • Byron Sloan, Diocese of Arizona
  • The Rev. Rachel Tabor-Hamilton, Diocese of Olympia
  • The Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén, Missioner for Hispanic/Latino Ministries, staff liaison
  • The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Ministry Within The Episcopal Church, and John E. Colón, Director of Human Resources are staff support.
Input welcomed
As the Committee begins to receive and consider applications, input is welcomed from the Church community on areas of importance for this ministry.  To facilitate this process, an online survey has been created and is available HERE.

The Episcopal Church values diversity of culture and thought and seeks talented, qualified employees regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender identity and expression, or any other protected classification under Federal, State or Municipal law as well as the Canons of the Episcopal Church and resolutions of the Episcopal Church General Convention.  We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Reminder:  Upcoming Ordination of The Rev. Dcn. Paul Nahoa Lucas
The ordination of the Rev. Dcn. Paul Nahoa Lucas, transitional Deacon, to the Priesthood, God willing and the People consenting, will take place on Saturday, August 27, beginning at 10:30 AM, at St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe, with the Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick presiding. All are welcome!  Clergy are invited to vest, red stoles.
Save the date!
Enculturation Day 2016

All clergy and Waiolaihui'ia students are invited to attend Enculturation Day 2016, that will be held at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu, on Saturday, December 10, from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM.  

For newcomers, it's a great way to learn about serving Christ in Hawai'i, while long-timers are invited to share and help new clergy to understand the beauty and unique challenges of ministry in the islands.  For all, it is a time of clergy formation and fellowship as we come together to share in the culture of Hawai'i.

Cost is $15 and includes lunch. Airfare will be provided for canonically resident clergy, licensed clergy-in-charge and Waiolaihui'ia students on the Neighbor Islands. More information and registration will be coming out soon!
Save the date!
Maui: Finding God in All Things

Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Lahaina will be hosting a ReSource for Christian Spirituality workshop on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Finding God in All Things is a time of contemplation and spiritual renewal, led by Rev. Phyllis Meighen (UCC).  The workshop will offer spacious time in the beauty of God's creation.  For more information, download the flyer HERE or e-mail Paula Baldwin.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry:  Statement in Support of the Advocacy of the People of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation
[August 25, 2016] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has issued the following statement in support of the advocacy of the people of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

"Water is a gift from the creator, respect it, and protect it."  I was deeply moved by these words printed on the sign of a person standing with hundreds of others to protect the Missouri River.  In the Episcopal Church, when we baptize a new follower of Jesus Christ, we pray these words over the water of baptism.  "We thank you, Almighty God, for the gift of water." We then recall how God used water to bless his people in the Bible, from the story of creation in Genesis, the emancipation of Hebrew slaves in Exodus, to the baptism of the Lord Jesus in the River Jordan.  Indeed, "Water is a gift from the creator." To sustain it and to protect it is to "safeguard the integrity of God's creation," and therefore to protect human and other forms of life created by Almighty God.  That work warrants our full and prayerful support.

The people of Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, standing in solidarity with hundreds of other indigenous nations and allies, are calling us anew to respect and protect this sacred gift of God, and in so doing to respect and protect God's gift of human life.  In protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, they recognize the gift of water to all of us, a gift given to us by our Creator.  The Sioux remind us "mni wiconi" or "water is life." This God-given resource courses through our mighty rivers and our human veins, working to renew and reinvigorate all of creation.  READ MORE
Presiding Bishop Offers Election Message

[August 22, 2016]  "Voting and participation in our government is a way of participating in our common life," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry said in a video election message.  "And that is a Christian obligation.  Indeed, we who follow in the Way of Jesus of Nazareth are summoned to participate actively as reflections of our faith in the civil process."

To view the Presiding Bishop's video message, click HERE. The video is closed-captioned and is subtitled in Spanish. 

The video is ideal for conversation, adult forums and group gatherings, Sunday School, youth groups, conventions, and meetings, etc.  For links to a variety of election Toolkit and resources, view the article in its entirety HERE.
Disaster Chaplaincy Training

The Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, in partnership with the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN), invites clergy and spiritual caregivers of the Episcopal Church and religious leaders of all faiths to take this two-day disaster chaplaincy training. Participants who complete this certification can volunteer as a chaplain in their own diocese or faith community, or with NDIN and its national partners. NDIN can also assist unaffiliated volunteers in finding disaster spiritual care volunteer opportunities in local communities across the United States.

The training will take place at The Sewanee Inn, Tennessee, November 15-16, 2016.  For more information and to register, 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, 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
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.  
Save! Early Registration Still 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.
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.


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 

Office of the Bishop New Staff Contact

Thurible and Incense Training September 10

Bishop's 2017 Calendar

Hawaiian-language Gospel Book & BCP available

Emmanuel's 14th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
October 8

Task Force on the Study of Marriage

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

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



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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