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In This Issue:
Dr. Timothy Cottrell named next 'Iolani Headmaster
Tropic Care Kaua'i offers free health services at All Saints'
Reminder: UTO Ingathering is Sunday, March 11
Author Diana Butler Bass to speak at St. Clement's
Hathway resigns from St. Mary's
Important Webinars featured in March
Episcopal Church launches new iPad app: Wayfarer
Episcopal Church sponsors major tropical forum
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Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your Calendars!


There has been as a change in the March Governance Meetings:


Standing Committee Meets:

Saturday, March 17, 8:00 am

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Commission on Ministry Meets:

Sunday, March 25, 2:00 pm

Monday, March 26, 9:00 am

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


Note:  No Diocesan Council Meeting in March.  


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O'AHU - Godly Play Core Training
Friday - Sunday, March 2 - 4
Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu

KAUA'I - Safeguarding God's Children
Saturday, March 3, 9:00 am
All Saints' Episcopal Church, Kapa'a
O'AHU - Discernment Day 2012
Saturday, March 10, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Honolulu
BIG ISLAND - Safeguarding God's Children
Saturday, March 10, 9:00 am
Christ Church Episcopal, Kealakekua
O'AHU - ECW Quiet Day Retreat
Saturday, March 10, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sts. Anthony Retreat Center, Honolulu
ALL CHURCHES - UTO Spring Ingathering
Sunday, March 11
O'AHU - Chrism Mass & Acculturation Day 2012
Thursday, March 29, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
O'AHU - Were you there?
 A Journey through Good Friday to Easter morning
Friday - Sunday, April 6 - 8
Camp Mokule'ia
O'AHU - Safeguarding God's Children
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 am
Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu
Friday - Sunday, April 20 - 22
Camp Mokule'ia
More info to come
O'AHU - God Camp 2012
July 5 - 19
Camp Mokule'ia
More info to come

Parish Happenings


Deepening the Soul's Journey

6 Mondays through April 2, 5:30 pm

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Honolulu

For more info...


Cathedral Choral Evensong

Sunday, March 4, 5:30 pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Bluegrass Music Festival

Mon-Thu, March 19-22

St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Honolulu

For more info...


Author Diana Butler Bass


Saturday, March 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Parish of St. Clement's, Honolulu

For more info...


(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children Training on O'ahu.)





Tropic Care Kauai - Free Health Care

February 28 - March 9

All Saints' Episcopal Church, Kapa'a

For more info...


(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children Training on Kaua'i.)





(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children Training on Maui.)





(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children Training on the Big Island.)







Second Sunday in Lent

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from thy ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of thy Word, Jesus Christ thy son; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, p. 166,167


Bishop's Prayer

A Simple Prayer of Commitment:

Come Holy Spirit; fill me so that I can: Dedicate my heart to Christ Jesus, open my mind to seek truth and justice, lift up my hands to welcome the outcast and care for the borken, behold with my eyes the wonders of creation, hear with my ears the story of God in the world, and sing with my lips a song of God's love - with laughter and without worry.  And always in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

 - As shared in the Annual Meeting of the Convention 2011


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 March 1, 2012 


The following is from the online newsletter of 'Iolani School posted on February 27, 2012.


Dr. Timothy Cottrell named next 'Iolani Headmaster

cottrellFive months after Dr. Iwashita announced that he would retire from his position as 'Iolani Headmaster, he announced that the new head of school be Dr. Timothy Cottrell. In addition to naming his successor, Dr. Iwashita read a letter from Dr. Cottrell introducing himself to the school community.


In his letter to students, Dr. Cottrell quoted a proverb saying that "every life will have three great opportunities." He believes that moving to Hawaii to serve as 'Iolani headmaster is "one of the great opportunities in my life."


Dr. Cottrell's selection as headmaster concludes a five-month search for a successor to Dr. Val Iwashita '67, who has served as 'Iolani's headmaster for 17 years and announced his retirement on Aug. 18.


Dr. Cottrell is currently the headmaster of The Harley School, a private, college-preparatory school in Rochester, N.Y. Since Dr. Cottrell's  arrival at Harley six years ago, enrollment has reached 560 students, the highest in the school's history.  His educational resume includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University; and Master's and Doctorate degrees in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. He has also received recognition for his work in environmental sustainability and nutrition.  Dr. Cottrell has taught science and been an academic advisor.


Dr. Cottrell's role as headmaster will begin on July 1, 2012.


Tropic Care Kaua'i offers free health services at All Saints' on Kaua'i through March 9

Tropic CareFolks on the island of Kaua'i are enjoying free health care services over the next two weeks, offered through a joint effort between the State Department of Health, County of Kaua'i and the Pentagon. All Saints' Episcopal Church member, Dileep G. Bal, who is the head of the Department of Health on Kaua'i, was the force behind this wonderful collaboration. Military reservists are doing their annual training, and practicing to set-up health care services during a disaster.  They were looking for a tropical setting and thanks to Bal, Kaua'i rolled out the welcome mat for this great opportunity. 


Three sites on the island are being utilized with All Saints' Episcopal Church in Kapa'a being one of them.  A dental station has been set-up in the gym kitchen, the Memorial Hall is now a vision center and pharmacy, and the church itself has been tranformed into  a medical center.  The County is offering free bus service during the two weeks that Tropic Care is taking place, so that all residents and visitors can take advantage of these services.  It is completely free and open to anyone who enters the sites.  


Pictured above, the men and women in uniform line up at attention in front of the the Memorial Hall of All Saints', ready to receive instructions.  Photo by Fr. Ben Nelson.



Please contact Hawai'i UTO Coordinator, Joyce Kim, for supplies or any questions you may have.  To read more, visit the Diocesan website HERE.



Author Diana Butler Bass to speak at St. Clement's

By the Rev. Michael BarhamButler Bass 2012


Diana Butler Bass, noted author, will speak at The Parish of St. Clement on Saturday, March 24, from 9:00am - 3:00pm.  Butler Bass releases her newest book, Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening.


Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the author of eight books including Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening, forthcoming from HarperOne in February 2012.


Registration is $75 (light lunch included), and pre-registration is encouraged.  More information and online registration may be found at the St. Clement parish website, or visit the Diocesan website.  If you have any questions, please contact the St. Clement's office, at (808) 955-7745. 


Hathaway resigns from St. Mary's

The Rev. Dale Hathaway has resigned from his position as Rector of St. Mary's, Honolulu.  His last Sunday wil be Easter Sunday, April 8.  Hathaway, who has been at St. Mary's since 2001, will reman in the Islands.   

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Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Important Webinars in March:


Digital Formation Webinar on March 2, focuses on Social Media as Hospitality

[February 24, 2012] Social Media as Hospitality is the topic of the next Digital Formation webinar, slated for March 2 at 1 pm Eastern (noon Central, 11 Mountain, 10 Pacific).
Pre-registration is required. To register for the free webinar click HERE.   
A joint program of the General Theological Seminary (GTS) of the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Church Office of Communication, Digital Formation is an educational series for clergy and laity to understand and appreciate the importance of the use and effects of social media in the church as well as its theological foundations and implications.
The program will be one hour, with 45 minutes of content and 15 minutes of questions from Twitter and GoToMeetings chat capabilities.  Those with questions about Digital Formation may contact: digitalformation@gts.edu. Future webinar dates and topics are: March 16 What to Tweet About; March 30 Foursquare and Evangelism; April 20 Mobile Apps for Churches; and May 4 QR codes - In and Around Church.
Social Media and Sexual Abuse Webinar on March 13
Praesidium, The Episcopal Church's partner in the development of misconduct materials and the Safeguarding program, will be holding a webinar on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. CDT, or 8:00 a.m. Hawai'i time.  The topic, Social Media and Sexual Abuse: Establishing Healthy Boundaries, will deal with the most common uses of social media in these settings: the risks for adult to adult, adult to youth, and youth to youth interactions; and suggestions for developing controls over the various social media options available to you.
Britt Darwin-Looney, the director of Youth Development Services for Praesidium, will conduct the webinar.  Questions will be taken during the last ten minutes of the session and Darwin-Looney will answer questions by e-mail or phone after the webinar.
To sign up for the webinar, please click HERE.

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Episcopal Church launches new iPad app: Wayfarer

The Episcopal Church Office of Communication has launched its first iPad app, Wayfarer.  Available as a free, quarterly iPad app downloadable at iTunes, all the content can also be viewed through an Internet browser HERE


"Wayfarer features compelling stories told through video, photographs and words," noted Lynette Wilson, Wayfarer producer.

Wilson, who is also an editor/reporter for Episcopal News Service, addressed the appropriateness of the name. "We chose to name the app Wayfarer because we intend to tell a wide spectrum of stories about people, possibilities and action across a broad landscape," she said.

"This is an exciting moment - it represents our entry into mobile content, appealing both to Episcopal and broader audiences," noted Anne Rudig, Director of Episcopal Church Office of Communication. "As the title suggests, each issue of Wayfarer has been shot in a different far-flung location."

For more information and to read this article in its entirety, click



Episcopal Church sponsors major topical forum: The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment

[February 22, 2012]  On April 21, the Episcopal Church will sponsor a forum on a critical topic: The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment. Originating from St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Salt Lake City, UT, the two-hour ecumenical forum will be live webcast beginning at 10:00 am Mountain (9:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Central, noon Eastern).
"Through The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment, we will explore the differential effects of environmental degradation and changing climate patterns on the poor - in this country and around the world," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said. 
 The Intersection of Poverty and Environment aligns with the Anglican Five Marks of Mission, specifically "To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth."
"April 21 is the day before Earth Day, when the world stops to contemplate the relationships between humanity and God's creation," commented Bonnie Anderson, president of the House of Deputies.
Moderated by Kim Lawton of PBS's Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly, featured speaker at the forum will be Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori, who was an oceanographer prior to ordination and is well-versed in environmental matters.
For more information contact Neva Rae Fox, Public Affairs Officer.


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Did you miss an edition of the E-News?  Listed below are the titles of some recently published announcements to be aware of. To see the complete article, click on the linked issues below, or visit Previous E-News Editions on the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue.




Message from the Bishop: The Bible Challenge


Ministry team now serving Windward O'ahu Churches


Safeguarding God's Children Training


Discernment Day 2012  March 10, 2012 at St. Peter's


UTO Spring Ingathering  March 11, 2012


Continuing Education report in survey form link  Due March 15, 2012


Bluegrass Music Festival  March 19, 2012, St. Elizabeth's


Chrism Mass & Acculturation Day 2012, March 29, 2012, Cathedral of St. Andrew


Save the date!  Happening!  April 20 -22, 2012


Presiding Bishop calls for focus on Millenium Development Goals during Lent 2012


Episcopal Church offers Lenten resources, mediations


Applications now accepted for scholarships from the Episcopal Church


Episcopal Logos and Brands Available Free of Charge



Message from the Bishop End of Year Reports  and the Diocesan Calendar


Rev. Ben Nelson heads to Texas


Convention Manual: February Chapter Available


Your Photos Wanted for new Diocesan Website and Sesquicentennial Celebration


God Camp 2012 - Save the dates! July 8 - 15, 2012


New Community Clergy and Lay Conference




Message from the Bishop Responding to current economic and world problems 


Of money and re-membering


Sesquicentennial: A Journey of Faith, A Promise of Hope


Convention Manual Project


Marking the second anniversary of the Haiti earthquake - A message from the Presiding Bishop




Godly Play Core Training on O'ahu


Got Photos?  New Diocesan website wants to feature your photos!


2012 Budget Revised for New Diocesan Structure


Vestry Handbook Third Revised Edition


New Website for The Episcopal Church 

Contact Information
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