August 25, 2022
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.
This issue's header photo was taken during a Clergy Retreat at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on Wednesday, August 17. The guest speaker was the Rev. Dr. Mark Jefferson. He also held a mini-retreat on Maui and will head to Kaua'i this weekend. Look for an expanded feature article in an upcoming issue of the Chronicle. (Photo by Rae Costa)
Reminder: Bishop's Time Away
Bishop Bob will be out of the office from Friday, July 1, and returning on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. In his absence, you may contact the Diocesan Support Center at (808) 536-7776.
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The following are important updates regarding the 54th Annual Meeting of Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i, coming up October 21 & 22, 2022. All clergy, delegates, wardens, administators and lay leaders should pay particular attention:

  • The Diocesan Council's proposed 2023 Budget is now posted on the Convention webpage.
  • Resolutions online submission deadline is Wednesday, September 7
  • Nominations online submission deadline is Wednesday, September 21
  • Necrology online submission will open on September 1, and close on September 21
  • Registration will open on September 1.
  • Neighbor Island travel request links are now active on the Convention webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact Rae Costa by email HERE, or call (808) 536-7776, extension 326. To visit the Convention 54 webpage for all information regarding this year's gathering, click HERE.
Kapuakukui: Camp Mokulē'ia's 75th Anniversary Celebration
Although tickets for Camp Mokulē'ia's 75th Anniversary event are no longer available, you can still support its program and ministries by bidding on items in the Silent Auction that is now LIVE until the evening of September 3. You can also make a cash donation by clicking on the button below. To visit the Silent Auction site at 32 Auctions, click HERE or on the image at left. For more information about Kapuakukui, visit the event webpage HERE.
Introducing Centered: A new resource from the Evangelism Office
Centered is a discipleship series designed for small, gathered communities of church members, neighbors, and friends seeking to intentionally center their lives on Jesus and his way of love. The series, which will be available in English, Spanish, and French, includes three facilitator training sessions and nine small-group sessions that explore questions about God and belonging. For more information about Centered, visit the Episcopal Church website HERE or to view a video trailer, click HERE.
United Thank Offering Invites 2023 Annual Grants
Five webinars will provide info, answer questions
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The United Thank Offering (UTO) Board is pleased to announce the availability of its 2023 UTO Annual Grants, with a focus on the worldwide incarceration crisis. These grants are awarded for projects in The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion, each year with a different focus.

Grant application deadlines are 5:00 PM ET, January 6, 2023, for Anglican Communion partners, and 5:00 PM ET, March 10, for dioceses of The Episcopal Church. More information—including criteria for applicants, sample budgets and timelines, and helpful hints—as well as application and other forms are available online in English and Spanish.
Reminder: Register Now!
Coming Up: Daughters of the King Retreat
All Episcopal women are invited to attend the Daughters of the King "Body, Mind, & Spirit" Retreat being held on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at the Parish of St. Clement. The day will begin at 9:00 AM. Cost is only $10, or bring a friend for a discounted rate of $15 for two!! St. Clement's is located at 1515 Wilder Avenue in Honolulu. To download the informational flyer, click HERE, or to register, click HERE.
TIPS FROM LOT'S LIST - "Plant a tree that is suitable for the site you choose. Purchase native trees and shrubs. They are more drought tolerant besides being at risk of extinction."
ST. PETER'S FIRST GATHER IN THE GARDEN EVENT - St. Peter's first monthly Gather in the Garden event was held in July. Planting beds were revitalized; two pallet gardens based on the theme of the “fruits of the Tree of Life” were constructed; a compost bin was assembled; and between painting, weeding, planting, and constructing, MANY popsicles were consumed and great fellowship was shared! It was a definite team effort with snacks, tools, recyclable materials, soil, and LOTS of hard work supplied by the volunteers - who ranged in age from 6 to 70+! (Photo and article from the St. Peter's August newsletter)

Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
School Supplies Blessed and Shared
The display of school supplies collected at The Cathedral of St. Andrew's annual drive for Kalihi Waena Elementary was blessed on Sunday, July 31. (Photo from the Cathedral online news)
The Rev. Annalise Pasalo blesses the school supplies collected at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua for Enchanted Lake Elementary School. (Photo from the Emmanuel weekly e-news)
Epiphany Family Camp at Camp Mokulē'ia
Once again we gathered together celebrating God's love among us and God's creation at Camp Mokulē'ia, continuing the tradition that was started on August 15, 2003. It was a time of food, fun, fellowship, talking story, playing ukulele, hula, karaoke, board games, fishing, camping, worshiping God and enjoying the beach. The sound of the ocean waves rocked us to sleep each night. God is good in so many ways. Camp Mokulē'ia, we love you and we will be back again next year. (Photos and story Contributed by Epiphany)
Coming Up: Queen Lili'uokalani Birthday Commemoration at Solider's Chapel, Schofield Barracks
Prior to the pandemic, Queen Lili'uokalani's birthday was commemorated each year at the Soldier's Chapel in Schofield Barracks (see Chronicle article, September 3, 2019). This year, the celebration resumes on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at 10:00 AM. All are invited to attend this special service that is hosted by St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 'Iolani Guild, and the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center, with support from the Schofield Garrison and Army Chaplains. In 1913, the Queen raised money for the construction of the Chapel, the first church on the post. It housed a bell donated by the 5th U.S. Cavalry Regiment in 1912. It’s unclear why the Queen chose to give the church to soldiers who were from the country that played a role in her overthrow, but most believe it was an example of her generosity and ability to forgive. For more information on the event, download the flyer HERE.
(Visit the Diocesan website HERE for more information.)

  • The Cathedral of St. Andrew - Maintenance (Part-time, flexible hours)
  • St. Mark's Church, Honolulu - Organist (Part-time)
  • St. Christopher's Church, Kailua - Administrative Assistant (Part-time, 18 hours per week)
  • St. Stephen's Church, Wahiawa - Organist (part-time)
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
In the News: Project Vision Hi'ehi'e Mobile Hot Showers at All Saints'
The Project Vision Hi'ehi'e Mobile Hot Showers has returned to All Saints' Episcopal Church in full force, joining hands with other community organizations to serve those in need. All Saints' members help by making packaged lunches, and more recently have added a tent with gently used clothing for patrons. To read a recent article about this program by the Garden Island Newspaper, click HERE. (Photo by S. Nishioka)
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Rev. Dr. Mark Jefferson "shaka-ing" it up on Maui
Maui folks got a treat with a visit by the Rev. Dr. Mark Jefferson, who was back in the islands to conduct mini-Clergy Retreats around the Diocese. He also participated in Sunday services at a few lucky churches! Pictured are the Maui clergy with Dr. Jefferson. He'll be heading to Kaua'i this weekend. Look for an expanded feature article about his visit in an upcoming issue of the Chronicle.
Coming Up: St. John's Kula Festival
St. John's Kula will be hosting their hugely popular 38th Annual Kula Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Highlights of this year's upcountry tradition will include live entertainment hosted by Mana'o Radio featuring Maui's top artists, hālaus, school bands (including Seabury Hall), and more! There will be lots of ono local food, crafters, silent auction, gift shop, quilt show, Farmer's Market, and an expanded Kids' Zone. Admission is $1 (children under 12 free), and parking is free. St. John's is located at 8992 Kula Highway across from Keokeo Park. For more information, visit their website HERE.
Hawaiʻi Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. James' Rainbow Rescue
St. James' Episcopal Church recently held two dog adoption fairs to help Rainbow Friends find new adoptive or foster homes for the approximately 40 canines in the closing Waimea Shelter. Along with some snuggly friends, they accepted donations of pet food, leashes, collars, kennels and other supplies, while those who donated to the shelter's moving fund received a matching gift certificate to their thrift store. (Photos from the St. James' Facebook page)
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Photo: Joanna Lindén-Montes/WCC
Episcopal leaders prepare to represent church at World Council of Churches Assembly
[8/23/22] Next week, when the World Council of Churches hosts its 11th Assembly, described as “the most diverse Christian gathering of its size in the world,” delegates from The Episcopal Church will be there to represent the church, including newly elected House of Deputies President Julia Ayala Harris. READ MORE
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