“Pa`akai a Malamalama”
(Salt and Light)
Reflections From the Dean
Aloha Mai Kakou,
It is SO GOOD to be back after just over 3 weeks away from home, family, and the Ohana of The Cathedral of St. Andrew. I have been back a week and much as happened as Cathedral life moves on, and today we had the joy of witnessing the marriage of Susan Sowers and Donna Van Winkle.
My time away was alternately busy, contemplative, and refreshing. It also gave me time to reflect on ministry and mission as an Episcopal Cathedral. Part of my reflection has been inspired by the words of our Presiding Bishop-elect the Rt. Rev. Michael B. Curry. In Salt Lake City, Bishop Curry calls us to be focused on mission as expressed in three key areas of ministry: (1) making disciples; (2) offering ourselves in service to all in need; and (3) giving prophetic witness to re-orient society to the dream of God for justice, peace, and reconciliation.
These three areas are shaped by our Five Marks of Missions and in the future weeks, I intend to amplify on what this might mean for us in community. However, this Sunday at our Faith Forum we shall hear from the new Executive Director of Faith Action for Community Equity (F.A.C.E.) Ms. R. Leotele Togafau about how faith-based organizing movements are essential to building more just communities in the world.
Mahalo Nui Loa
Also in this week’s issue of Cathedral Life:
– Curious about the General Convention? Join Bishop Bob on Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 9:20 to 10:10 am in the Von Holt Room
– Different Ways to Donate to School Supplies for Kalihi Waena
– Join Daughters of the King for Another Dibley Romp! Sunday, August 2, 2015, Noon to 2:00 pm (RSVP required)
– Welcome to Sylvia Pope-Young, Administrative Assistant for Calendar Management
– Calling All Children/Youth for the Inaugural Prince Albert Commemorative Sunday, August 23, 2015
– Education for Ministry “EfM” – Information Session – Sunday, August 30, 2015, 9:20 am in the Von Holt Room
– Summer Weekly Worship Schedule
– Notes, Reminders, Deadlines
– Prayer Request
– Room Reservation Requests at The Cathedral
– Clergy, Staff, and Chapter
Curious About the General Convention?
Join Us on Sunday, July 19, and Sunday, August 2, 2015
9:20 to 10:10 am – Von Holt Room
Come join us at the Faith Forum, this Sunday, July 19 (Dean Walter), and August 2(Bishop Bob), as our Dean and Bishop speak about their experiences at General Convention 2015 in Salt Lake. Each will offer comments on the significance of what was decided and offer us insight from their “seat,” in either the House of Deputies or from the House of Bishops.
Also note that Bishop Bob’s annual visitation with the Cathedral is Sunday, August 2nd. He will celebrate at all three services. At the 10:30 am service, the Bishop will name the Reverend Daniel Benedict as Honorary Ecumenical Canon of The Cathedral of St. Andrew in honor Dan’s ministry to the Cathedral as well as to the United Methodist Church and the Order of St. Luke.
Read the full issue of Cathedral Life here.
First black presiding bishop, marriage equality approved, church governance revamped
By ENS staff | July 7, 2015
This is an abbreviated version of an Episcopal News Service article, but for more details go to http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2015/07/07/general-convention-wrap-up-historic-actions-structural-changes/
[Episcopal News Service] The 78th General Convention, in a series of historic moments, elected the first African-American presiding bishop; approved marriage equality for all Episcopalians; adopted a budget that emphasizes racial reconciliation and evangelism; endorsed the study of fossil fuel divestment; opposed divestment in Israel, Palestine; and made some significant changes to the church’s governance.
To read the full issue of this week’s Cathedral Life, click here.
A Conference Sponsored by NAMI Hawaii
In Partnership with The Parish of St. Clement & The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Saturday, August 29, 2015
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Parish of St. Clement
1515 Wilder Avenue
The Purpose of this conference is to provide an overview of mental illness and to increase understanding and compassion across our faith and other communities.
We welcome church staff, volunteers, clergy, ushers, greeters, family members, interfaith community, and anyone who is in contact with the seriously mentally ill.
Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation (cost of facilities and supplies)
Register: By August 22, 2015 by clicking button below or call or email NAMI Hawaii
Contact: NAMI Hawaii at (808) 591-1297 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTER EARLY – SEATING IS LIMITED TO 85 PEOPLE
Kumu Hula Leilani Kaho’āno has been teaching hula since 1985. Her hula journey, as a young kahiko dancer in 1968, began under the direction of the late Hoakalei Kamauʻu. She would continue learning hula with Pearl Keawe, ʻEhulani Lum and Maiki Aiu-Lake. “Aunti Maiki” and other treasured “hulu kupuna” (respected elders) inspired hula with a spiritual essence of “Hula is Life.” Imparting this knowledge lead Kumu Leilani toward a commitment of teaching keiki to kupuna, with a special outreach into the “extraordinary abilities” (hearing, visually and intellectually impaired) communities.
Professional experiences have included: Experience Aloha 10-month U.S. Tour, Snoopy on Ice, 49er Halftime performance, Slack Key Masters National Tour, Celebration of Aloha, Hawaiʻi Stars Extraordinary Abilities, and award-winning Aloha Festivals floats. These experiences lead her to an elevated level of knowledge through the cultural wisdom and intimate relationships of treasured Hawaiian cultural practitioners. She is also a Kumu Hula graduate of Kumu Ed Kalāhiki and Kumu Kaleo Miyasato. Kumu Leilani also works as a professional Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse.
Beginning Thursday, July 9, Beginner and Advanced classes will be offered:
Location: Von Holt Room
Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, and 30; August 6, 13, 20, and 27
Times: *Gracious Ladies (Ages 60 and older) 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Beginner Papa A’a (Ages 18** and older) 6:30 to 7:30 pm
***Advanced Papa A’a (Ages 18 and older) 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Monthly Tuition: Cathedral Members – Complimentary; all others $30.00
Class Needs: Comfortable clothing, water bottle, binder, paper, pencil/pen
*Gracious Ladies – dancers with “extraordinary abilities” are welcomed
**Must be 18 years or older and have graduated from high school
***Advanced Papa A’a – basic comprehension of hula steps and ability to transition through hula movements with minimal guidance
For additional information, please contact Kumu Leilani at email@example.com or 808-352-0013
- Safeguarding God’s Children – Annual Renewal Requirement
- Colla Voce Presents Na Wahipana: Sacared Places, Sunday, July 5, 2:00 pm
- Daugthers of the King – Plan Even More Fun!, Sunday, August 2, noon to 2:00 pm
- Summer Time and the Living Is Easy — But don’t forget to keep current with your pledges!
- Education for Ministry – Information Session for the 2015/2016 Class, Sunday, August 30, 9:30 pm
- Weekly Worship Schedule
- Notes, Reminders, Deadlines
- Prayer Request
- Clergy, Staff, and Chapter
To read this week’s issue, please click here.
Please pray for our Presiding Bishop-elect.
The Rt. Rev. Michael Bruce Curry
(born in Chicago, Illinois on March 13, 1953), Bishop of North Carolina and the first African American bishop to lead a southern diocese of The Episcopal Church, today was elected by the House of Bishops (the House of Deputies concurring) on the first ballot to serve a nine-year term as Presiding Bishop.
Our Prayers for the 78th General Convention
As you know, the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church is meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah this week through Friday, July 3. They will be discussing important issues that deal with our common life together. They invite our daily prayers.
Let’s commit ourselves to pray for all in attendance, including Dean Walter and Bishop Bob, as they gather in the councils of the broader church. Pray in your own way of daily conversation with the Lord, knowing that our representatives earnestly desire the Holy Spirit’s guidance and lean heavy on God’s faithfulness.
In the wake of the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina
At the request of Bishops United Against Gun Violence, the St. Andrew’s Ringing Society will be participating in the nationwide message of peace and tolerance in light of the events in Charleston, South Carolina. The bells will be rung with half-muffled clappers, befitting the occasion.
Bishops United Against Gun Violence requests that we recite the
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.