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In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Message
+ Camp Mokule'ia now affiliated with the Episcopal Service Corps
+ Register on-line: Stewards by Design Workshops
+ Clergy Day on Stewardship
+ Cathedral Kahili Project
+ St. John's still has Kalua Pig!
+ Members announced for Official Youth Presence at Episcopal Church General Convention 2012
+ Webinars and Webcasts from The Episcopal Church
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

St. Christopher's, Kailua


*** Note changes 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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MAUI - Stewards by Design
Saturday, May 5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailuku
O'AHU - Regional Confirmation for Windward O'ahu
Saturday, May 5
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
O'AHU - Clergy Day on Stewardship
Thursday, May 10, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
BIG ISLAND - Stewards by Design
Saturday, May 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. James' Episcopal Church, Kamuela
KAUA'I - Regional Confirmation
Saturday, May 12
St. Michael and All Angels, Lihue
O'AHU - Regional Confirmation for Honolulu
Sunday, May 20
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Honolulu
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



Cathedral Kahili Project

Ongoing, Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Aunty Mary Lou's Na Lima Mili Hulu Noeau, Honolulu

For more info... 


Cathedral Kahili Project Workday

Evening of Friday, May 18, and all day Saturday, May 19

Saint Andrew's Priory, Honolulu

For more info... 


(See Diocesan Events above for the Regional Confirmation dates.)





(See Diocesan Events above for the Regional Confirmation.) 





(See Diocesan Events above for the Regional Confirmation, 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, Kamuela

For more info...


(See Diocesan Events above for the Stewardship workshop.)









Third Sunday of Easter

O God, whose blessed Son did manifest himself to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open, we pray thee, the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, p173


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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April 16, 2012


Bishop FitzpatrickMessage from the Bishop
The latest message from the Bishop on the topic of preparing for our death, is posted on the Diocesan website HERE.  In light of the recent deaths of clergy and loved ones in our midst, his message and sharing of his own personal wishes is an important reminder of the responsibility we have to those left behind and as members of the church. 
Camp Mokule'ia now affiliated with the Episcopal Service Corps 
Camp Mokuleia
Just three weeks ago, Camp Mokule'ia became a part of the Episcopal Service Corp (ESC), a consortium of programs across the country in which young people give a year of service in various forms of ministry.
Rev. David Turner, Executive Director of Camp Mokule'ia, is excited at the prospect of this new partnership.  "Many of the ESC sites are urban ministry focused, but Camp Mokule'ia's focus is on 'Caring for God's Creation'," said Turner.  "Interns will live as an intentional spiritual community at the camp, work primarily in delivering programmatic offerings to our many users and on our many sustainability farm and garden projects."
Interns will receive room and board, health insurance and a $300/month stipend.  One does not need to be an Episcopalian to apply.  To learn more about the ESC, go to their website HERE.  For more information on the program at Camp Mokule'ia, e-mail Rev. Turner
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Editor's note:  Although the application deadline showing on the website is April 16, 2012, please contact Rev. Turner directly for details on how you can still apply at the Camp Mokule'ia site. 

Register on-line: Stewards by Design Worshops

Laurel JohnstonOn-line registration is now available for the two stewardship workshops coming in May 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:


MAUI - May 5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Click HERE to register. 

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, Maui

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


BIG ISLAND - May 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Click HERE to register.

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

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


Clergy Day on Stewardship
This year's Clergy Day will feature the Rev. Laurel Johnston, Program Officer for Stewardship with the Episcopal Church, on Thursday, May 10, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m,. at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew.  Learn about the clergy's role in leading and supporting year-round stewardship formation and best practices.  Through teaching, reflection and small group discussions, you will explore the core competencies of steward leaders who encourage congregations to move beyond survival anxiety, to faithful giving and abundant living.
For more information and to register, click HERE.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Canon Liz Beasley, or call her at 808-536-7776, ext. 326.   

Cathedral Kahili Project

Construction of Pair of Kahili is Well Underway
By Ann Hansen

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As part of the sesquicentennial celebration of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, a pair of kahili is being constructed.  Kahili are the feathered symbols of the presence of the ali'i (royalty.)  These tall stately feathered standards will be installed in the Cathedral's sanctuary. Canada goose feathers have been dyed in red and yellow. Due to the grey patterns of the Canada goose feathers, the dye shows a rich gradation of tones in deep red and gold.  The feathers are beautiful to behold and this project is a rare opportunity to take part in a cultural activity of this significance.

Kahili master, Paulette Kekuewa Kahalepuna, has organized all the tasks into small approachable steps.  No prior knowledge is needed to take part in this undertaking.  During the two work sessions in March, members of the Cathedral's Hawaiian Committee were joined by members of Hālau i ka Wēkiu, Hawaiian Civic Clubs and Saint Andrew's Priory.  Most of the work with the red feathers was completed.  Work on the golden feathers needs to progress as well as the assembling of all the parts.  Here are two ways in which you can take part in this cultural opportunity:

  • Work continues at Aunty Paulette's shop:  Aunty Mary Lou's Na Lima Mili Hulu Noeau, 762 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, (808) 732-0865, Monday to Saturday between 9am - 4pm.  Please call to make arrangements so they can plan for room and time.
  • Take part in the May workdays that will be held at Saint Andrew's priory.  Please mark your calendar:  The evening of Friday, May 18th and all day Saturday, May 19th.

In Hawaiian thought, as a person works on a project, such as the act of tying feathers onto long toothpicks, they imbue their mana (spiritual force) into those objects.  As people touch; savor the beauty of the feathers and visualize presence of these kahili in our sanctuary, the kahili take on the aloha and hopes of all who worked on them.  Be a part of this project adding your mana to these feathered kahili that will stand guard in our sanctuary attesting to the presence of our ali'i for decades to come. 


For more information, e-mail Ann Hansen.


kalua pigSt. John's still has Kalua Pig!

If anyone is interested in some delicious kalua pig, St. John's by-the-Sea still has 1 poung bags of frozen kalua pig from their recent fundraiser.  Bags are only $8.  You may call St. John's at (808) 239-7198 to leave a message regarding how many bags you would like.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Members announced for Official Youth Presence at Episcopal Church General Convention  

[April 11, 2012] Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church Officer for Youth Ministries, has announced the 18 Episcopal youth  - two from each Province - who will participate as the Episcopal Youth Presence at the 77th General Convention, scheduled for Indianapolis, Indiana July 5 to July 12.

"The General Convention Official Youth Presence was established by an initial resolution in 1982," Skov explained. "The Official Youth Presence members have seat and voice on the floor of the House of Deputies during the legislative sessions and that is an exciting prospect for the youth of our church."


For a complete listing of all the youth selected, click HERE.


Webinars and Webcasts from The Episcopal Church  

There are numerous resources and classes that The Episcopal Church has made available to the public, and in this age of technology, many of these offerings are done through the internet.  For example, the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) offers a variety of webinars (on-line classes) with topics on the basics of Planned Giving, Parish Capital Campaigns, Legacy Societies, Spending Rules for Endowments, etc. For a complete listing, description, date, time and to register for the different webinars, go to the ECF website HERE.  
Elsewhere in The Episcopal Church, webcasts and webinars cover a variety of subjects and events.  Coming up, the following webinars and webcasts will be taking place:  


April 20 - Mobile Apps for Churches (1:00 pm EST/7:00 am HST)

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.  Pre-registration required HERE.


April 21 - Forum: The Intersection of Poverty and the Environment (12:00 pm EST/6:00 am HST)

This event is ideal for Earth Day coverage and can be accessed in person or via web. Discussion topics: Can Sustainability Initiatives Lift Those in Poverty? And Reducing Environmental Health Consequences for those in Poverty.  The event will be moderated by Kim Lawton of PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.  Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori will lead the program with her keynote address. Prior to ordination, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori was an oceanographer and she is well-versed in environmental matters.  The program will be available at no charge on The Episcopal Church website.

May 9 - Live Webcast to address Epsicopal Church General Convention 2012 (1:00 pm EST/ 7:00 am HST)

General Convention 2012 of the Episcopal Church will be the topic of a live webcast on Wednesday, May 9 at 1 pm EST. The webcast, originating from Indianapolis, the site of this year's General Convention, can be accessed live or on demand at The Epsicopal Church website.  Participants in the live webcast will be: Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori; President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson; Executive Officer and Secretary of the General Convention, the Rev. Gregory Straub; and Bishop Catherine Waynick of the Diocese of Indianapolis, the host diocese.




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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.


04/10/2012: Special Announcement, Fr. Miner


04/06/2012:  Bishop's Easter Message




Bishop's final reminder for Lent Madness 2012


Stewards by Design Workshops


St. James' 2nd Annual Brunch & Fashion Show May 19, 2012


Free Bibles still available!


Events postponed (Wendy Taylor & Happening!)


Presiding Bishop's Easter Message 2012


The 62nd Sewanee Church Music Conference July 9 - 12, 2012


Vaughan Park 2013 Scholarships




A message for Lenten "fun" from the Bishop


Free Bibles available!


Shared Ministries A report by Canon Liz


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



Dr. Timothy Cottrell named next 'Iolani Headmaster


Hathaway resigns from St. Mary's


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


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





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
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Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418