March 26, 2021
This issue's header photo was taken at St. Elizabeth's in the room where food donations are collected and sorted. There is a portrait of the Bishop there, and they felt he needed to be "protected" during these times! (Photo contributed by Barbara J. Service)
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
From the Bishop:
In case you missed it, here are links to the Bishop's latest Special Messages:

Be sure to stay informed with the Bishop's latest messages by clicking on the button above left, and his series of Study videos on the right. All video messages also appear on the Dioceseʻs YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
A year of fear, faith, hope and perseverance
March marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the islands. We mark this unusual anniversary with a special video reflection from our Bishop, and the sharing of stories from people around the Diocese. READ FULL ARTICLE
Recorded sessions now available for viewing
The Diocese of Hawai'i's annual Spring Training event was held online on Saturday, March 13, 2021. This year's event featured 15 presentations covering a wide range of topics from the basics (Introduction to the Episcopal Church led by Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick) to practical (Investments: Maintaining Your Endowment as well as Review of Diocesan Investment Portfolio with Peter Pereira, Diocesan Treasurer, and Peter Backus, Morgan Stanley Sr. VP) to sensitive subject matter of our times (Deep Listening and Open-hearted Speaking: Conversation and Theological Reflection on Race Relations in Hawaiʻi led by the Diocesan Reconciliation Task Force).  READ FULL ARTICLE
Be on the lookout for a special edition Chronicle going out Saturday with Holy Week & Easter service schedules around the Diocese.
Visit the Diocese's Calendar page HERE for Diocesan events & activities.
Tomorrow! Saturday, March 27
STOP ASIAN HATE: An online national gathering of Asian Episcopalians and Allies for lament, healing and action in response to the rise of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, will take place on Saturday, March 27, at 7:00 AM (HST).

This event is being hosted by The Episcopal Church, and will feature, within the context of liturgy, a message from the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry. For more information and to register for Zoom link, click HERE.
Reminder! Application deadline is April 6
Applications are now being accepted for two Diocesan Scholarship funds that are available to students for the 2021-2022 school year.

  1. Bishop's Scholarship Fund - Students entering kindergarten to grade 12 entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time
  2. The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund - Children (under the age of 24) of clergy who are canonically resident and domiciled in the Diocese of Hawai'i

The submission deadline is Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 4:00 PM. For more information, eligibility requirements and to download the application packet, click HERE . Should you have any questions, please e-mail Denise Esposito.
Good Friday Offering
In the Middle East the political instability of neighboring countries faced in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen and elsewhere can overshadow all other concerns. Governments in turmoil continue to create conditions which promote poverty, food insecurity and economic instability which put
a desperate strain on refugees and displaced persons, health care, education and family life in the best of times.

The Good Friday Offering is an opportunity throughout the Episcopal Church to support our Anglican sisters and brothers in their ministry to their neighbors to help meet the needs of innocent people caught in the middle of these realities.

In this time of exceptional circumstances, please make a gift to the Good Friday Offering in one of the following ways:

  1. Use your smartphone to text ‘GFO’ to 91999 (messaging and data rates apply)
  2. Give securely online HERE
  3. Send your check contribution by mail to: DFMS-Protestant Episcopal Church US P.O. Box 958983, St. Louis, MO 63195-8983 (Make your check payable to: The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society with “Good Friday Offering” in the note field.)
Camp Mokule'ia News Updates
Camp Mokule'ia is gearing up for a busy Spring and Summer! Pictured are four of the Camp's newest staff members (from left: Zack Shreeve, Emkay Earls, Zoe Brown and James Williams). Coming up:

(Click on links for more info or visit their website HERE.)
Upcoming Events: SPICE CAFÉ
SPICE, the Diocese's ministry for clergy spouses, partners and widows, announces speakers for their next two monthly events (online):

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:00 AM - Confessions of a COVID Survivor: Topics in Self-Care, led by Gary Augustin, Ph.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist. Presbyterian/UCC Minister, and the Clinical Director of Samaritan Counseling Center Hawai'i. He will offer his experiences and suggestions for clergy in these trying times.
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9:00 AM - Education for Ministry (EfM) led by Pam McCoy, coordinator and trained EfM Mentor for the Diocese. Learn about EfM that will be followed by a Theological Reflection (TR).
WHAT IS SPICE CAFÉ? We are SPICE, the spouses and partners of clergy (priests and deacons) in the Diocese of Hawai'i, and we welcome you to join us when you can, stay as long as you are able, and leave when you must. We have an opening prayer, a topic for the day, a time for sharing (if you WISH to share), and a closing prayer. It lasts an hour; please join us. Come when you can; leave when you must. For more information, contact Mary Ann Lentz or Jill Haworth HERE, or visit the SPICE webpage HERE.
Seeking Processional Torches for St. John the Baptist
St. John the Baptist in Maili is seeking two processional torches. Nothing fancy needed, but if you have a set that is sitting unused or needs an upgrade, please consider sharing. Teenagers in our congregation are interested in learning how to serve at the altar in this way. If you have any leads, please get in touch with Rev. Jazzy Bostock HERE, or call (808) 384-3091.
Evangelism Matters 2021 Audioconference
Launching on April 12, we at Evangelism Matters are inviting you to turn off the Zoom screen and “tune in” for an audioconference featuring podcast-style talks on the opportunities and challenges of evangelism today. This free audioconference was designed to intentionally flip the conference format inside-out and offer an innovative approach to sharing, learning, and growing the ministry of evangelism among Episcopalians. For more information and to register, click HERE.
Oʻahu Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Tomorrow! March 27
Healing a Divided National & Church with The Rev. Jim Wallis
Join the Rev. Jim Wallis, Founder of Sojourners and Author of Christ in Crisis, God's Politics & America's Original Sin for a virtual conversation this Saturday, March 27, at 11:00 AM (HST). Register HERE for Zoom information.
Kauaʻi Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
Episcopal Church on West Kaua'i
The Episcopal Church on West Kauaʻi is one congregation worshipping on two sites: St. John’s in ‘Ele‘ele and St. Paul’s in Kekaha. For the past several years, the church has relied on a system of temporary clergy who stay for two months at a time. They are now seeking long-term leadership and wish to engage a Priest-in-Charge part time... FOR MORE INFO
Coming Up: Online Retreat Opportunity
St. Michael and All Angels in conjunction with ReSource for Christian Spirituality, is offering an online directed retreat event, May 17-20, 2021. The retreat will take place through Zoom sessions daily at 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM, and will include individual spiritual direction, worship, community nurture, and personal times with God for prayer, sacred reading, art, music, journaling and walking. Participation is limited, so sign up early. Suggested donation: $200. For more information, click on the flyer.
Part-time Custodian for All Saints' Church & Preschool, Kapa'a, HI
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
Maui Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
The Big Island Happenings
Visit the Diocese's Community Calendar page HERE for ongoing activities in your neighborhood.
St. Augustine's - Big Island
This active congregation on the North Shore of the "Big Island" of Hawaiʻi seeks a half-time vicar to inspire further growth and further ministerial connection to their community. Through the pandemic, this congregation has not only pulled together for mutual support but increased their ministry to the larger region. FOR MORE INFO
Part-time Interim Youth Ministry Coordinator- St. James'
Visit the Diocesan website for more info HERE
The Episcopal Church & Beyond
Diocese of San Diego enlisted to plan pastoral care for hundreds of unaccompanied teen migrants
[March 26, 2021] The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is developing a plan with ecumenical partners in Southern California to provide spiritual support for hundreds of unaccompanied teenage migrants whom the federal government will begin housing starting this weekend at the San Diego Convention Center. READ MORE
Episcopal delegates to UN conference push for women’s rights as COVID-19 intensifies challenges
[March 26, 2021] As the 65th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, or UNCSW, comes to an end, the Episcopal and Anglican delegates to the mostly virtual conference are bringing back a message to the church: The work of gender justice is even more important in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women. READ MORE
Church responds to second mass shooting in 7 days with renewed calls for action
[March 23, 2021] As the United States grieves for its second mass shooting in a week, Episcopalians continue to respond with calls to action, pastoral care and prayer. A gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, on March 22, as Americans were still mourning the killings of eight people – six of them Asian American women – in Georgia on March 16. READ MORE
Asian American Episcopalians see Atlanta shootings as latest manifestation of long history of racism
[March 18, 2021] Episcopalians of Asian descent are expressing anguish, fear and an urgent call to end anti-Asian racism after a white man allegedly killed eight people, including six Asian American women, in the Atlanta, Georgia, area on March 16. READ MORE
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COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: Stay informed with the latest about COVID vaccination schedules. Visit the State COVID-19 webpage HERE for more info, and click HERE to learn how to register for a vaccination.
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE! Camp Mokule'ia's annual Easter Sunrise Service is on Sunday, April 4, 2021. Join campers and staff for an incredible experience at the ocean's edge, that begins at 6:00 AM, followed by a service led by the Rev. Jennifer Latham at 7:00 AM. Breakfast follows at 7:30 AM. For those that cannot make the drive out, it will be livestreamed on the Camp's Facebook page.

2021 SPRING FAMILY STAY-CAY WEEKENDS - Camp Mokule'ia is offering more Stay-Cay weekends this Spring: April 16-18. For more information and to make your reservation, visit the Camp website HERE.

2021 SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Camp Mokuleʻia has set their summer camp program dates for 2021. Click HERE to learn more about the summer camps dates!

SCHOLARSHIPS - Camp Mokuleʻia is once again offering scholarship funds in 2021. All congregations are eligible to receive up to $1,000 to help their children and youth attend camp.

SUMMER STAFF - The Campʻs goal this summer is to hire the majority of summer staff locally. If you have college students in your congregation that you think would make good counselors, please provide them with the following link HERE.
DIOCESE'S COFFEE HOUR MOVES TO THURSDAYS - The Diocese's Coffee Hour, an informational gathering of church administrators and wardens, has moved to Thursdays and will still be held at 9:00 AM. To take part in Coffee Hours with the Diocesan Support Team, contact Rae Costa HERE. For more information about Coffee Hours, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
CHATS: MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS MEETINGS - Beginning in March, the Diocese's Communications Design Team will be hosting monthly online gatherings that will be open to all in the Diocese. If you are interested in participating, please register HERE to get on the list and receive online instructions.
PUBLICATION FEATURE - Coming to the Diocesan website and Chronicle will be a new publication feature that will share books and other publications by authors and collaborators from our Diocese! If you would like to share a particular book for inclusion, please submit it through the online form HERE.
YOUTH WEEKLY COMPLINE SERVICE: Fr. Jar Pasalo, the Diocese's Youth and Young Adult Missioner, has launched a weekly LIVE Compline on the Episcopal Youth of Hawaii Facebook Group page. All are invited to join in every Thursday at 8:00 PM. All sessions are available for viewing on the page if you miss it. If you are interested in assisting/leading Compline, contact Fr. Jar HERE.
PALAKA FACE MASKS FOR SALE: Don't forget to order your palaka face mask from the Good Shepherd Women in Ministry for only $5 each plus postage. All sales benefit their outreach ministries. Place your order via contact form HERE, and mail your check to 2140 Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793.
IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM OUR CHANCELLOR: LICENSE REQUIRED FOR LIVE STREAMING MUSIC: As you may know, U.S. copyright laws do not apply for the performance or display of copyrighted works during on-site religious services. However, this religious service exemption does NOT apply to livestreaming or retransmission of the service over the Internet. Churches using copyrighted music in a live streamed service must either obtain specific written permission or a streaming license. Please contact me if you have any questions or call (808) 282-6088.

PROPER LICENSING NEEDED FOR MEDIA SHARING: Like the music industry, movies and books require permission to be shared publicly. For churches interested in showing movies, public performance rights can be obtained from two companies (representing different studios): Swank Motion Pictures (includes Disney and faith-based films) and Criterion. For reading books online, permission should be obtained from the author (or copyright holder).
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The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
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