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St. John's Hawaiian Services in Honor of Ali‘i

Several members of St. John's wore their special Hawaiian-style hats for the June 2018 Hawaiian-language service in honor of Kamehameha I!


Congratulations to the Rev. Canon Malcolm Naea Chun

Aloha mai kākou! Please congratulate the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Naea Chun, on whom Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick conferred the title of Honorary Canon for Native Hawaiian Ministry, in honor of the late Bishop Edwin Lani Hanchett, at St. Andrew's Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018. He is now officially the Rev. Canon Malcolm Naea Chun. With the title comes recognition of his many years devoted to the development of Native Hawaiian Ministry (NHM) in the Diocese of Hawai'i. NHM continues in the diocese with Rev. Canon Chun, the other Native Hawaiian clergy, and the Commission on Native Hawaiian Ministry.

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Bella making laulau

St. John's Laulau Sale

Mahalo to all who shared their time and energy in this year's laulau fundraiser! Can you believe that, in two days, we prepared and sold (out) 500 laulau? We couldn't have done this without our amazing crew of 25+ volunteers!

Mahalo also to Vicki Fay for the photos and collages.


Melanie Delva, Anglican Church of Canada, visits St. John's on February 4

Melanie & Fr Nahoa

In January 2016, Melanie Delva, who was then archivist for the Diocese of New Westminster and for the Ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and the Yukon, visited St. John’s and gave a talk about her work for Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. On February 4, 2018, Melanie, who is now the Reconciliation Animator for the Anglican Church of Canada, gave us an update on how the national church is responding to the commission’s 94 Calls to Action, working to honor the United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and supporting reconciliation among local congregations and other Anglican groups.

Diocesan Music Conference held at St. John's, January 27

About 30 music ministry coordinators, choir directors, clergy, and interested others gathered at Ho'okano Hall on Saturday, January 27, for an inspiring day of liturgical music and talk-story with Joe Kanoelehua Camacho, well-known liturgy coordinator, musician, composer, singer, dancer, and professional entertainer from the Big Island. Participants for this 3rd annual diocesan music conference came from many different churches on O'ahu, Kaua'i, and Hawai'i Island and brought their ukelele and guitars as well as their voices and lots of ideas to share, including some printed music. The mid-afternoon thunderstorm contributed a little drama but just added to people's desire to stay longer and keep singing till the rains subsided. Rev. Canon Sandy Graham put participants in email contact after the conference, and they are continuing to share thoughts and resources. Mahalo nui for this wonderful opportunity and to all who made it possible! And special thanks to Susan Tomoso for these photos of Joe with Reverends Nahoa Lucaa, Mahi Beimes, and Hau'oli Tomoso!

Camacho plus Camacho

Holy Eucharist Sundays 9:30 am

St. John's By-the-Sea
   Episcopal Church

47-074 Lihikai Drive Kāne'ohe, HI 96744 (808) 239-7198

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