Released May 11, 2020:
Moratorium continues through May 17, 2020
In the Bishop's weekly Monday message, he addresses the uncertain future and transitions we are currently facing that includes the continuin moratorium of public worship through May 17.
APRIL 24, 2020 - Moratorium on in-person worship and gatherings extended to at least May 15, 2020.
The Bishop announced today, April 24, 2020, the moratorium on public worship in Episcopal Churches in this Diocese will continue at least until May 15. He will continue to re-evaluate the situation on a week to week and county by county basis. As of now, there is nothing in the situation to suggest that we will be back in public worship on May 3 or even May 10.
The current orders for Oʻahu opens golf courses, but church services have to wait. As the Bishop has previously noted, the Diocese and all our churches will follow the guidelines established by the State and by each of the Counties.
READ FULL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE.
Links to the latest messages, announcements and news articles pertaining to the pandemic:
THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. ANDREW
The Rev. Cn. Moki Hino
10:00 AM Sundays, Liturgy of the Word
9:00 AM Monday through Friday, Morning Prayer
ALL SAINTS', Kapaʻa
The Rev. David Jackson
(Joint service with St. Michaelʻs, pre-recorded and posted on the website - click on the linked church name.)
The Rev. Christopher Bridges
9:30 AM Sunday Morning Prayer
9:30 AM Wednesday Reflections
GOOD SHEPHERD, Wailuku
The Rev. John Hauʻoli Tomoso
9:00 AM Sunday Worship
(Joint with Holy Innocents)
HOLY INNOCENTS, Lahaina
The Rev. John Hauʻoli Tomoso
9:00 AM Sunday Worship
(Joint with Good Shepherd)
HOLY NATIVITY, Honolulu
The Rev. Elizabeth "Libby" Berman
9:00 AM Sundays, Morning Prayer
Visit their website HERE for more info.
ST. CLEMENT'S, Honolulu
The Rev. Heather Hill
8:00 AM Sundays, Morning Prayer
9:00 PM Tuesdays, Evening Compline
ST. ELIZABETH'S, Honolulu
The Rev. David Gierlach
9:00 AM Sundays, Morning Prayer & Sermon
FACEBOOK LIVE and ZOOM
ST. JOHN'S, Kula
The Rev. Kerith Harding
8:30 AM Sunday Worship
FACEBOOK LIVE and ZOOM
12:00 PM Wednesday prayers on ZOOM (Please email Janet Makua for connection info.)
ST. MARK'S, Honolulu
The Rev. Paul Lillie
(Sunday sermons pre-recorded and posted on the website HERE.)
7:30 AM Daily Morning Prayer
5:00 PM Daily Evening Prayer
ZOOM (Web Page)
ST. MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS, Lihue
The Rev. Andrew McMullen
(Joint service with All Saintsʻ, pre-recorded and posted on their YouTube channel HERE.)
ST. PETER'S, Honolulu
The Rev. Jasmine "Jazzy" Bostock
8:00 AM Sunday Worship
9:00 AM Daily, Morning Prayer
6:30 AM Monday through Friday, Music & Reflection (10-15 minutes)
6:30 PM Thursday, Jazz Vespers
ST. STEPHEN'S, Wahiawa
The Rev. Kaleo Patterson
10:00 AM Sunday Worship
THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL
Although The National Cathedral has temporarily suspend public services, they will continue to broadcast their services online. Click HERE to go to their website.
GRACE CATHEDRAL in San Francisco is also offering streamed services while their city is shut down. Join them at 11:00AM for a Choral Eucharist Service. Visit their website HERE for more information.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND
The church of England will be posting their services live on Facebook HERE, or visit their website HERE.
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH WORSHIP RESOURCES - The Episcopal Church has a wealth of worship resources on their website HERE. You will find links to guides, podcasts, programs, reflections, seasonal guides and more.
COVID-19: 100 IDEAS FOR MINISTERS AND MINISTRY LEADERS - Tracy Smith shares ideas during this time that includes using online communication apps, simple and fun activities, faith practices and event outreach ideas. Click HERE.
FAITH AT HOME - Lectionary based readings and reflections to read online or download. They will be publishing things daily for this season. Click HERE.
FORWARD MOVEMENT: BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER - Forward Movement is making available an easy-to-navigate PDF version of the Book of Common Prayer, and other free resources for devotional use. Click HERE to view or download. The BCP is also available online HERE.
FORWARD MOVEMENT: PRAYERS FOR "SPIRITUAL COMMUNION" - In these challenging times, many people may find themselves unable to receive Holy Communion physically due to illness or suspended worship gatherings. Forward Movement is pleased to offer a venerable resource from the Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book (Forward Movement, 2014) for use. Click HERE.
IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY: THE DAILY EXAMEN - The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Bishop highly recommends this practice that is very important to him. Click HERE.
ILLUSTRATED MINISTRY - Free resources for all ages, meant to help support churches with formation at home during this time. Click HERE.
MISSION ST. CLARE WEBSITE - The Bishop recommends this site for Morning and Evening Prayer at home. Click HERE to go there now.
PRAY AS YOU GO - Pray As You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, with reflection and prayer tools. Click HERE.
PRAYER HAVEN - For personal or group use, this site allows you to chose between Morning, Noonday, Evening, and Compline Prayer services from the Book of Common Prayer. Click HERE.
PRAYING IN COLOR - Do you want to pray but words escape you? Or perhaps sitting still and staying focused in prayer are a challenge. Perhaps you need a new way to pray! Praying in Color is a visual concrete way to pray. Click HERE.
For Children & Youth:
BRAIN POP - A website with tons of resources and activities to help kids understand their world. There is a new section about the Coronavirus HERE.
CANDLE WALK: A BEDTIME PRAYER TO GOD - From Church Publishing, a beautifully illustrated book that can be read online which leads up to and ends with the evening liturgy of compline. Click HERE to begin reading it!
CHRISTINE V, HIDES - A website chock full of childrenʻs resources with a new section, Childrenʻs Ministry During COVID-19 HERE.
GODLY PLAY: SHARING BIBLE STORIES AT HOME - Charissa Simmons welcomes you to YouTube Godly Play! While we are unable to meet together in person, we can still keep sharing the stories your children hear in Godly Play each week, and now you can join too! Click HERE.
JUST FOR KIDS: A COMIC BOOK EXPLORING THE NEW CORONAVIRUS - Based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner did asking some experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus discovered in China. Print and fold it out! Click HERE.
TUCKED IN: BEDTIME STORIES & PRAYERS WITH EPISCOPALIANS AND OTHERS - Each Wednesday evening, and occasional Mondays, different storytellers read Bible stories and short bedtime prayers through Facebook Live. The stories are recorded and available for viewing at any time. Click HERE.
Other resources & links for these times:
COMMUNION UNDER SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES - Fr. Gregory Johnson shares this worship alternative for those who are unable to partake of the Blessed Sacrament due to sickness, disability, disaster, quarantine or family emergencies.
ONLINE GROUP AA MEETINGS - Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Group online is a growing community of motivated individuals who will support and inspire you along your journey. We are here to help. Post this flyer on church facilities, especially where recovery groups meet.
GUIDELINES TO OUTREACH MINISTRIES
WENDY CLAIRE: FAITHFUL PARENTING IN A PANDEMIC - From Wendy Claire Barrieʻs Faithat Home blog: Right now, “the hardest thing for teenagers is that they’re not allowed to be together,” notes Barrie, whose son is 17.
GROW CHRISTIANS PARENTING BLOG - This blog page is brought to you by Forward Movement, a ministry of The Episcopal Church that seeks to inspire disciples and empower evangelists.
PANDEMIC - Written by Lynn Ungar, a poignant poem for our times. Download: JPEG file or PDF file