Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2014
A New Year’s Invitation New Year in September? The new program year for St. Andrew’s Cathedral begins with our Ministry Fair on Sunday, September 7, 2014 following our 8 and 10:30 am services.Perhaps you desire a deeper faith-walk with Christ through study and prayer. You may recognize that only attending Sunday services and offering our daily personal prayers has not led to any noticeable spiritual growth in recent years… Yet…
Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014
|The Reverend Deacon Honey Becker, Missionary from the Diocese of Hawaiʻi and New Missioner for the Anglican Church in Jaffa (The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem)
| Submitted by Susan Lukens
The Reverend Deacon Honey Becker
Many of you know The Rev. Dcn. Honey Becker – a person of infectious warmth, southern charm, and someone who always carries with her the true Aloha spirit. She is a vocational Deacon of the Diocese of Hawaiʻi who was raised-up for ordination from the Cathedral congregation. After her ordination, she was appointed by the Bishop to serve for a time here at the Cathedral. Deacon Becker remains very much a part of our Cathedral ʻohana. I recently spent time with Deacon Becker while attending the annual St. George’s College Board meeting in Jerusalem, and I want to update you on her evolving mission in the Holy Land. For the past 2 years, she has served as a missionary from our Diocese, working as the Minister of Hospitality at St. George’s College in Jerusalem. As a result of her successful tenure at St. George’s, the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (see http://www.j-diocese.org), has assigned Deacon Becker as the missioner for the Episcopal Church in Jaffa, and tasked her with reopening the Anglican Church that has been closed since 1948. Spending time with Honey on the St. George’s Cathedral close, I saw first-hand how the Holy Spirit shines from her face as she engages in work of hospitality and reconciliation in a country where there is great suffering and need for brotherly love reflected from an Anglican presence.
Bishop Dawani and Deacon Becker have created an informational booklet about the reopening of the Jaffa Church; the pictures and link below to Deacon Becker’s most recent letter about her first days working in Jaffa help to tell the story and goals for outreach. Deacon Becker invites us to stay connected with her new mission in Jaffa. Both Dean Brownridge and Mother Sowers have begun conversations about how we might build bridges with her work in Jaffa and in the upcoming weeks more information will be shared with our Cathedral ʻOhana. Please visit our website to read Deacon Becker’s letter at: www.thecathedralofstandrew.org/media/documents/Pentecost in Jaffa Dio M.E._Honey_Final.pdf
In Christ we are called to reflect his love in all we do,
Director of Spiritual Formation
|Women’s Retreat Registration Due Soon
|A reminder to our ladies
|Registrations are due August 1st. Forms are available in the front office, on the communications board under the Aloha Tent, or in the back of the Cathedral. Please sign up and turn in your forms and $50 deposit in the offering plate or front office. This year’s retreat will be held the last weekend in Sep (26-28th) at Camp Mokule’ia. Our theme centers on the Martha-Mary Balance; how do we balance all our “doing” (serving) with our “being” (prayer).See the Rev. Susan Sowers for scholarship assistance, in person or by email. email@example.com
|Noontime Concerts Series
Organ Recital by John Renke
|Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:15 pm
St. Andrew’s Cathedral
John Robert Renke, organist
|St. Andrew’s Cathedral Noontime Concerts presents John Robert Renke on the great cathedral organ on Friday, July 18 at 12:15 pm, featuring music of composers Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), and Louis Vierne (1870-1927). Admission and parking are free. Calabash offering gratefully accepted.
Upcoming Music at the Cathedral
Friday Noontime Concerts at 12.15 pm
Emily Haswell, mezzo-soprano & Megumi Karachi, piano
Music of Debussy, Copland, and Korngold
The choirs take a bit of a break in the summer!The next Choral Evensong is
Sunday, July 27th at 5.30 pm
The Diocesan Choir
Music of John Ireland and C. V. Stanford.
|Cathedral Organists to Perform at Annual AGO Concert
|Twenty-Fourth Midsummer Afternoon’s Organ Concert
Hawaii Chapter American Guild of Organists
Sunday, 3 August 3 pm
Central Union Church
|It’s time for the Twenty-Fourth Midsummer Afternoon’s Organ Concert at Central Union Church,1660 South Beretania Street, August 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Performing this year will be AGO members Karl Bachman, Katherine Crosier, Nyle Hallman, Margaret Lloyd, Brian McCarthy, John Renke and Mark Wong. The concert is an annual benefit for the Hawaii Chapter’s scholarship programs. Your generous donations will ensure the education of future organists in Hawaii.
|Sunday Spiritual Formation Hour for the Summer
|Sundays, 9:20-10:10 am
Von Holt Room
|July 20th - August 17th: A four-part DVD series on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, by New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christian Martyr murdered for plotting to eliminate Adolf Hitler.
- What can the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer reveal to us today?
- Why did Bonhoeffer believe the first service we owe to each other is the “ministry of listening”?
- How did the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, change Bonhoeffer’s life?
- What did Bonhoeffer mean by this question, “Who stands fast”?
Join us for adult formation hour as we explore together the life and works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
July 20 Session One: What is Church?
July 27 Session Two: Living in Christian Community
August 3 Annual visit by Bishop Fitzpatrick
August 10 Session Three: “Religionless” Christianity
August 17 Session Four: Come and Die
|EfM – Information Session
for 2014/2015 Class
|Sunday, July 27, 9:15 am
Priory Activity Room
|EDUCATION for MINISTRY, a 4-year adult self-study extension program offered by the School of Theology, University of the South, will continue to be offered at the Cathedral for the 2014/2015 academic year. Every baptized person is called to ministry – the EDUCATION for MINISTRY (EfM) program provides people with an educational basis to carry out that ministry.Starting time for next year’s class will late September/early October. An Information Session will be held Sunday, July 27, 9:15 to 10:15 AM, Priory Activity Room. For more in-depth information now about the program, please visit Sewanee.edu/EFM. For questions about forming the 2014/2015 class, please email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Institution of the Daughters of the King Queen Emma ChapterChoral Evensong
|Sunday, July 27, 2014, 5:30 pm
Sung by the Diocesan Choir
|Please join us for the historic Service of Institution, that shall establish the newly chartered, Queen Emma Chapter, Na Kaikamahine o Kaleleonalani o Ka Haku, Order of the Daughters of the King. Preparation for the new Chapter has proceeded under the spiritual guidance and uplifting of the Very Rev. Walter Brownridge, Dean of the Cathedral of St. Andrew, and the Chapter name has been given prayerfully by the Cathedral’s Hawaiian Committee kupuna.The Order of the Daughters of the King®, founded 1885, is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of Prayer, Service and Evangelism. It is an order for women (lay and ordained, married, partnered and single) who are communicants of the Episcopal Church and who, after completing a twelve-week period of study and discernment, take a vow to follow the Order’s Rule of Life that includes daily prayer and service to support the clergy, their ministry, and the spiritual up-building of the parish.A reception will precede the service, beginning at 4:30 pm, in the Von Holt Room. All are welcome.
For additional information, please contact Cassandra Pinnick (email@example.com), Chapter Founder, or Fr. Walter Brownridge, Dean of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.
|New Middle School Formation Class Needs Volunteer Teachers
|We are looking for one or two adult volunteers in the congregation to help be part of a middle school formation team on the square. Class will start this September 14 during formation hour on Sunday, 9- 10 a.m. St. Peters, St. Paul’s and the cathedral met last week to plan out formation for our children on the square and picked a great curriculum for the newly formed middle school formation class. Even if your children are grown, we would love your wisdom in helping guide this class. The commitment will be a rotation of teaching Sundays with the other members of the team. Any questions? Please email Mother Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Annual School Supplies Drive for Kalihi Waena Elementary
|Supporting our community
|Through Sunday, 27 July, the Outreach Committee is requesting donations of school supplies for K-5 graders. Collection boxes for actual supplies are under the Aloha Tent. For those who would prefer to write a check, please indicate on the ledger line that the donation is for “Kalihi Waena School Supplies.”As many of you are aware, Kalihi Waena Elementary School is located in Kalihi where 85% of the student population comes from low income housing, which means 85% are free or reduced meals. The parents and school administrators are truly grateful for the material blessing that our congregation has been in reducing stress on low income families and in providing their children with the education support they need to learn and become productive citizens. We will bless the offerings during our Services on Sunday, 27 July. Many Thanks!
|SAFEGUARDING GOD’S CHILDREN Training
|Saturday, August 30, 2014Von Holt Room9am – 12pm
|A special scheduled training has been scheduled for the Cathedral staff and volunteers for Saturday, August 30 at 9 am in the Von Holt Room.The training provides participants with the information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and the ministries in which they serve.Who needs to complete the Training? Anyone in a church is encouraged to attend the workshop, to increase the awareness of how to watch for warning signs of child abuse. However, Safeguarding God’s Children is required of:
- Vestry and Bishop’s Committee members
- Anyone (paid or volunteer) who works with children. This includes Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders, and preschool and school teachers.
What do you learn at the Training? The Diocese uses the curriculum put together by the Church Pension Fund. It describes the program as follows:
“Safeguarding God’s Children provides participants with the information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and the ministries in which they serve. The program is based on the philosophy that if every adult can protect just one child, they will forever change one life. If we can all change one life, together we will make a difference in this generation of children.”
How often do I need to take the training? Safeguarding God’s Children is to be taken annually, with the first time being an in-person training. Subsequent trainings can be done either in-person or via the diocese’s online courses. By providing your email address when you register for the in-person training, you can then be enrolled in the diocese’s online program. An email address for each individual is required for online renewal. See the link in the column to the left to reach the online training.
Do I receive a Certificate of Completion? Once you take complete the Training, your congregation or other institution (for example, a school) will be sent a certificate from the Office of the Bishop certifying that you completed the Training. Your signature on the sign-in sheet on the day of the training is required before the Office of the Bishop can certify that you completed the Training. **Please note: If you attend the Training, but do not sign the sign-in sheet, you will not be credited with having been present.
For more information please visit the Diocese website at: http://www.episcopalhawaii.org/safe-church-trainings.html
Please contact Charmaine Bernard email@example.com to register for the training.
|Saturday, July 26thPhil Phillips funeral: Visitation at 9 am and Funeral at 10:0 am.Sunday, August 3rd:
Bishop’s Annual Visit.
No Chapter meeting for the month of July.
|Victory Garden Certification Course
|Hosted by St. Andrew’s Emalani Organic Community Garden
|Learn all you need to know to start and maintain an edible garden at your home or community space! This 4-week intensive course will be covering Planning, Getting Started, Managing Pests, and Harvesting. We will be teaching scientifically proven regenerative methods that go beyond organic and promote a healthy soil food web. Beginners to experienced gardeners welcome! (Completed classes shown in light gray).July 6th 1-5pm | PLANNING-site & plant selection, raised beds, choosing containersJuly 13th 1-5pm | GETTING STARTED -soil preparation, seed starting & transplanting, composting, wise water use
July 20th 1-5pm | MANAGING PESTS-garden pests, beneficial insects, pest triangle, weeds, diseases
July 27th 1-5pm | HARVESTING-storing fruits & vegetables, garden food safety, seed saving
$60 tuition fee for the entire course but no one will be turned away for lack of funds, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship/barter/worktrade information.
Instructed by Sarah Marie Leone, Oahu Master Gardener, Permaculturist, and Urban Ecosystems Agriculture expert. Completion of all parts required for certification. For more information or to to sign up, email email@example.com.
|Health and Harmony Schedule
|Every Monday 3:30 pmDavies HallHarmony, Health & Wellness, in partnership with St. Andrews Cathedral, ‘Iolani Guild and Prince Albert Circle, meets each Monday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., to provide complimentary education and practitioner services: lomilomi, spiritual counseling, hospice/bereavement support, exercise, health resource materials.
We invite you to join us at the Davies Hall:
3:30 p.m. Registration, potluck table available
3:45 p.m. Afternoon prayer
4:00 p.m. Monthly presentation or activity (see monthly schedule)
5:00 p.m. Fellowship. Potluck sharing.
1st Mondays: Cultural sharing
2nd Mondays:General speaker invitation
3rd Mondays: Hospice, Palliative and Bereavement Care
4th Mondays: Walking Exercise Tour
14th: Self Defense Martial Arts
21st: HHW goes to Mid Pacific Country Club
28th: Walking Tour: St. Andrews to ‘Iolani Palace grounds
4th: Chanting workshop with scriptures
11th: Speaker: Cathy Foy, Lung Cancer Advocate
18th: Introduction to Hospice – video and discussion
25th: Walking Tour
8th: Queen Lili’uokalani: Queen’s Prayer
22nd: Hospice: Advance Directives
29th: Walking Tour
For more information, please contact:
Kahu Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014
In This Issue Prayers Nota Bene Mark Your Calendars The Week Ahead Annual School Supplies Drive Organ Recital by John Renke Hawaii Bowed Piano Ensemble Seeks Piano Adult Formation Safeguarding God’s Children Training Scholarship Money for the Women’s Retreat Victory Garden Certification Course Special Announcements Education for Ministry Daughters of the King Health and Harmony Schedule Prayers Please pray for the repose of the soul…