Saturday, Nov. 29th – 5:30 pm – Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan in the Cathedral

The Kirkin’ is an annual worship service, with music by bagpipers, to bless Scottish family tartans.  The tradition dates back to a time in Scotland when wearing tartans was forbidden–but keeping that custom was important to many Scots.  Once a year, congregants would wear a concealed piece of their tartans to church.  At a special part of the service, the minister would bless the tartans,…


Sunday, Nov. 23rd – Feast of the Holy Sovereigns

King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma on the 152nd Anniversary of the Baptism of the Queen and their Confirmations. All morning services (7:00, 8:00, 10:30 am).  The focus of the Cathedral celebration of the Feast of the Holy Sovereigns will be at the 8:00 am service.  The Hawaiian Societies and other special guests have been invited to attend this liturgy.  The Bishop will be the preacher…


Godly Play – The Children’s Gathering on the Square

Sundays, 9:00 – 10:00 am The Loft at St. Peter’s Church    The program takes place in The Loft at the back of St. Peter’s Church, from 9:00 to 10:00 am on Sunday mornings.  It is appropriate for children who are curious about the bible stories that they hear in church, enrolled in pre-school through the 4th grade of school.  Older children are welcome to assist as “helpers”…


Pasta Party to Benefit our Sandwich Ministry and Purchase of 200 Books of Common Prayer!

Pasta Party! Friday, November 14, 6:00 to 9:00 pm Von Holt Room Back by popular demand . . . fun for the entire family!  All-you-can-eat pasta, salad, bread, and dessert! Tickets on sale now! $20 pre-sale ($25 at the door) for adults $10 under age 12 Fabulous items have been donated for the Pupule Auction. All proceeds go to our Sandwich Ministry and to purchase…


Cathedral Life Newsletter – 18 September 2014

Adult Formation Hour this Sunday
Sunday, 21 Sept. 9:20 am

Von Holt Room

Adam Hamilton: Making Sense of the Bible
The Rev. Adam Hamilton study series is for those who love the Bible and use scripture to help find meaning and purpose for their lives.   In our class, we will use this DVD series to wrestle with difficult issues presented in the Bible while growing deeper in our understanding of both the Old and New Testament authorship, structure and the nature of scripture.



Cathedral Life Newsletter – 21 August 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…


Cathedral Life Newsletter – 17 July 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

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, 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: in Jaffa Dio M.E._Honey_Final.pdf

In Christ we are called to reflect his love in all we do,

Susan Lukens,

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. 


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

25 July

Emily Haswell, mezzo-soprano & Megumi Karachi, piano
Music of Debussy, Copland, and Korngold

Summer Evensong

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  For questions about forming the 2014/2015 class, please email questions to


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 (, 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:


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! 


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:

  • Clergy
  • 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:

Please contact Charmaine Bernard to register for the training.



Special Announcements 
Saturday, July 26thPhil Phillips funeral: Visitation at 9 am and Funeral at 10:0 am.Sunday, August 3rd

Bishop’s Annual Visit.

Chapter Meeting 

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 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


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

15th:  TBA

22nd:  Hospice:  Advance Directives

29th:  Walking Tour

For more information, please contact:

Kahu Kaleo Patterson at (808) 330-3769 or


Cathedral Life Newsletter – 10 July 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…


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