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In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Message
+ Choral Evensong for Easter Sunday
+ 111th Annual Punchbowl Easter Sunrise Service
+ Stewards by Design Workshops
+ St. James' 2nd Annual Brunch & Fashion Show
+ Free Bibles still available!
+ Events postponed
+ Presiding Bishop's Easter 2012 Message
+ A message from the Bishop regarding The Venerable Hone Kaa
+ The 62nd Sewanee Church Music Conference
+ Vaughan Park 2013 Scholarships
Contact Information

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your



April Governance Meetings

Saturday, April 21:


8:00 am - Standing Committee

Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu


11:00 am - Diocesan Council Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu


1:00 pm - Commission on Ministry

Cathedral of St. Andrew (Cn. Liz's Office), Honolulu


*** Note change in location for Standing Committee and Diocesan Council ***



Episcopal Church Women

Saturday, May 19, 9:00 am

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Honolulu

For more info... 


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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
MAUI - Stewards by Design
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailuku
BIG ISLAND - Stewards by Design
Saturday, May 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. James' Episcopal Church, Kamuela
O'AHU - God Camp 2012 & LIT Training
Thursday, July 5 - 12
Camp Mokule'ia
More info to come
MAUI - Safeguarding God's Children
Saturday, August 25, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailuku


Parish Happenings



St. Nicholas' Hometown Nazareth 

Sunday, April 8, after the 10:00 am Easter service; Traditional egg hunt and featuring Hometown Nazareth - experience Jesus' hometown!

St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Kapolei


111th Annual Punchbowl Easter Sunrise Service

Sunday, April 8, 6:15 am

Punchbowl Crater, Honolulu

For more info...


Choral Evensong for Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 8, 5:30 p.m.

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info... 



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









(See Diocesan Events above for the Stewardship workshop and Safeguarding God's Children Training .)





St. James' 2nd Annual Brunch & Fashion Show

Saturday, May 19, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

St. James' Episcopal Church, Waimea

For more info...


(See Diocesan Events above for the Stewardship workshop.)








Good Friday

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be be betrayed, and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, p169



Easter Day

O God, who for our redemption didst give thine only-begotten Son to the death of the cross, and by his glorious resurrection hast delivered us from the power of our enemy: Grant us so to die daily to sin, that we may evermore live with him in the joy of his resurrection; through the same thy Son Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, p170


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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Keeping up with Canon Liz:

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Where you'll find announcements and links to upcoming
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April 2, 2012


The following is a follow-up to Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's message in the March 15, 2012, E-News regarding Lenten "fun":

Lent Madness

Bishop FitzpatrickBishop's final reminder for Lent Madness 2012


"Lent Madness" has now moved to the Faithful Four.  Queen Emma is up again tomorrow (Tuesday, April 3) with Dietrich Bonheoffer.  If she receives more votes than the 20th century German Pastor, Theologian and Martyr, then it is on to the final Golden Halo match on Wednesday (April 4).  We can vote tomorrow for the Queen, and then on Wednesday if she continues.  We are invited to share the story of the patroness of the Diocese of Hawai'i, the Cathedral, St. Andrew's Priory, 'Iolani School, Queen's Hospital, and much more in these Islands.  Mark you calendars and vote (once!) for QUEEN EMMA on Tuesday, and then again, perhaps, on Wednesday.
When the story of a Saint is written down it becomes a hagiography.  It is the retelling of the story of a particular Saint.  These stories are often local in nature.  Through the centuries, local Saints enter the common story of the Church through the sharing and celebration of the stories.  The 2012 Lent Madness has been a way the Diocese of Hawai'i has shared the story of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma with the broader Church. 
As you vote this time, share a story of the Queen.  Perhaps you can explain a personal connection through a school or the hospital.  I hope someone will explain the evolution and meaning of her name.  She had important personal connections with individual congregations here in the Islands.  She was in active correspondence with the leading Anglo-Catholics of her day as she worked to establish the Church in the Islands.  Perhaps someone might share excerpts of the lovely chants written to honor the Queen's character and presence.  Stories could be shared about her nobility - for example, when she refused to call the people into rebellion after the tensions following the election in 1874.  Please leave a comment in the comment section after you vote.  This is not about whether the Queen wins on Tuesday (or Wednesday), but sharing the story of Quuen Emma Kaleleonaani's nobility and grace as a Saint of the Diocese of Hawai'i these Islands.

Lastly, since this is Holy Week, this will be my last e-mail notice on Lent Madness.  I pray you have a blessed Holy Week and a glorious Easter. 

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick

Vote for our beloved Queen Emma on Tuesday, April 3, at the Lent Madness website HERE.  Then stay tuned to see if she makes it to the championship round for the Golden Halo, which will take place on Wednesday, April 4.
Cathedral of St. Andrew Choral Evensong for Easter Sunday By Karen Sender
cathedral frontOn Easter Sunday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m., the St. Andrew Cathedral Choral Evensong will feature the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D by English composer and organist, Sir Ar
thur Herbert Brewer (1865-1928).  Evensong has been sung in Cathedral churches for centuries and, through prayer and song, offers to God our thanks for the day that is past and seeks the light of God's presence through the coming night.
Under the direction of the Cathedral's Director of Music, John Robert Renke, the Cathedral Choir sings some of the Church's most beautiful music, composed for Evensong over the centuries. 
All are welcome to this moving service.  This is a free event with calabash offering.  Parking is free.  For more information, contact Karen Sender
111th Annual Punchbowl Easter Sunrise Service
A long-standing tradition for many, the annual Easter Sunrise Service in the Punchbowl Cemetery will be held on Sunday, April 8, at 6:15 a.m.  Gates will open at 4:30 a.m.  The Rev. George Scott, Chaplain of Punahou School, will deliver the Easter message.  Music will be provided by the Royal Hawaiian Band and the Central Union Youth Choir.  For more information, visit the Diocesan website HERE.  

Laurel JohnstonStewards by Design Worshops

Coming up in May, two stewardship workshops will be offered on the islands of Maui and the Big Island.  Entitled Stewards by Design, the workshops will be led by the national program officer for stewardship, the Rev. Laurel Johnston.  The workshops are free and lunch will be provided. The dates, locations and contacts for these two events are as follows:


May 5, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, Maui

Contact: Cora Borwn, 808-244-4656, or e-mail Louise Aloy


May 12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

St. James' Episcopal Church in Waimea, Hawai'i

Contact:  Karen Sanchez, 808-885-4923, or e-mail the office


Registration details will be coming out soon.


St. James' 2nd Annual Brunch & Fashion Show

The St. James' 2nd Annual Brunch & Fashion Show will be taking place on Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in the Parish Hall.  Tickets for this event are:  Adults - $25.00, children - $15.00.  Proceeds will benefit Child & Family Service, West Hawai'i Domestic Abuse Shelter, and St. James' Thrift Shop.  For more information, visit the Diocesan website HERE, or call Laurie Rosa at 808-885-7647.  St. James' Episcopal church is located at 65-1237 Kawaihae Road, Kamuela, on the Big Island. 

Free Bibles still available!
The Office of the Bishop has 30 Bibles to give away to people who want to take up the Bishop's challenge to read the Bible through in a year, beginning this Lenten season.  (See the Bishop's message in the February E-News.) The Bible is a paperback, and the translation is the New Revised Standard Version.  People on O'ahu will have to arrange to pick up the Bibles from the Bishop's Office.  For those located on neighbor islands the Bibles will be mailed.  To obtain your copy, click on the link below.  Act now!  The first 30 persons to sign-up will receive them.  

Events postponed

Two recently published events have been postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date.  They are:


MEET REV. WENDY TAYLOR ON MAUI - Originally scheduled for April 14 at Trinity Episcopal Church By-The-Sea, UCC Minister and author of No Longer Strangers, the Practice of Radical Hospitality, will be rescheduling her visit for a later date.


HAPPENING! - Originally scheduled for April 20 -22, 2012, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui.  This event for high school aged youth will be rescheduled for a later date in the year.  Details will be forthcoming.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Jefferts SchoriEpiscopal Church Presiding Bishop's Easter 2012 Message: "Give Thanks for Easter"

One of my favorite Easter hymns is about greenness. "Now the green blade riseth from the buried grain." 


It goes on to talk about love coming again. It's a reminder to me of how centered our Easter images are in the Northern hemisphere.  We talk about greenness and new life and life springing forth from the earth when we talk about resurrection.

I often wonder what Easter images come in the Southern hemisphere, and I think that church in the south has something to teach us about that.

I was in Japan a month or so ago, and visiting the area of Japan that was so affected by the tsunami and the aftermath of the earthquake.  The earth there is - was at that point - largely colorless, brown, in the middle of winter.  No greenness.  But at the same time the work of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai, the Japanese church in that part of Japan, has brought a great deal of new life, life abundant for people who have been devastated and displaced, who are still mourning their loss of loved ones, the loss of their homes and employment.

New life comes in many forms, even in seasons that seem fairly wintry.

As we began Lent, I asked you to think about the Millennium Development Goals and our work in Lent as a re-focusing of our lives.  I'm delighted to be able to tell you that the UN report this last year has shown some significant accomplishment in a couple of those goals, particularly in terms of lowering the rates of the worst poverty, and in achieving better access to drinking water and better access to primary education.  We actually might reach those goals by 2015.  That leaves a number of other goals as well as what moves beyond the goals to full access for all people to abundant life.


In this Easter season I would encourage you to look at where you are finding new life and resurrection, where life abundant and love incarnate are springing up in your lives and the lives of your communities.  There is indeed greenness, whatever the season.

Give thanks for Easter.  Give thanks for Resurrection. Give thanks for the presence of God incarnate in our midst. 

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori

Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church


A message from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick 
hone kaaThe Venerable Hone Kaa, a senior Anglican priest of Te Pihopatanga o Aoteraroa and a senior lecturer at Te Rau Kahikatea Theological College in St. John's College, Auckland, New Zealand, died on Thursday evening, March 29.  The Archdeacon was a frequent visitor to the Diocese of Hawai'i and served as a mentor to many.  May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen.
For more information on the Archdeacon and his ministry, see the following links:  TVNZ and nzherald.

Sewanee music conf

The 62nd Sewanee Church Music Conference 
The 62nd Sewanee Church Music Conference will be held from July 9 - 15, 2012, at The University of the South and the DuBose Conference Center in Monteagle, Tennessee.  The Sewanee Conference is the oldest and largest Episcopal music conference in the country and can accept only 150 registrants.  Two full scholarships are available to first-time attendees. 

For complete information and a downloadable registration form, go to the Conference Center website HERE or e-mail or call the Registrar, Ellen Jones, at 423-887-7594.

Vaughan Park

Vaughan Park 2013 Scholarships 
A variety of scholarships are now available for the Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre in Auckland, New Zealand's North Shore, including scholars and writers, and residential scholarships. For more information, visit their website HERE.



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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.




A message for Lenten "fun" from the Bishop


Free Bibles available!


Shared Ministries A report by Canon Liz


Applications being accepted for the Bishop's Scholarships Deadline is April 6, 2012


Beach Mass on the Big Island is a welcome venue


Ohana Care Program provides help and support for caregivers


Sacred Sojourns - Women's Pilgrimages to Holy Lands, May 2013


Episcopal Church General Convention: July 5-12


Kanuga - National Episcopal Preaching Conference April 23-26, 2012



Dr. Timothy Cottrell named next 'Iolani Headmaster


Hathaway resigns from St. Mary's


The Episcopal Church: Important Webinars featured in March


Episcopal Church launches new iPad app: Wayfarer




Message from the Bishop: The Bible Challenge


Ministry team now serving Windward O'ahu Churches


Safeguarding God's Children Training



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



Applications now accepted for scholarships from the Episcopal Church


Episcopal Logos and Brands Available Free of Charge



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 



Sesquicentennial: A Journey of Faith, A Promise of Hope 



Contact Information
Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418