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In This Issue:
+ The 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church
+ Good Shepherd in Make Your Mark Video Contest
+ Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Hawai'i
+ St. Stephen's Thrift Shop Open House
+ 2012 Annual Clergy Retreat
+ How long will your endowment last?
+ Liturgical Arts Conference at Kanuga
+ Blessed to Be A Blessing
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Upcoming Meetings

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July Governance Meetings

Saturday, July 21:

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

8:00 am - Standing Committee

11:00 am - Diocesan Council

1:00 pm - Commission on Ministry




Episcopal Church Women Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 22, 8:30 am

Parke Chapel & Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


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O'AHU - God Camp 2012 & LIT Training
Thursday, July 8 - 15
(LIT July 5 - 15)
Camp Mokule'ia
O'AHU - Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Hawai'i
August 3 - 5


O'AHU - Clergy Retreat
August 12 - 14
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
MAUI - Safeguarding God's Children
Saturday, August 25, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wailuku


A Journey of Faith,
A Promise of Hope


November 9 - 11
Cathedral of St. Andrew
Parish Happenings


Na Hokulele's Summer Bridge

June 6 - July 14

St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

For more info...


St. Nicholas Camp

July 7, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info... 


Invoking the Healer

Mondays, June 18 - July 23, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

For more info...


Seeing the Unseen

Saturday, July 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Honolulu

For more info...


St. Stephen's Thirft Shop Open House

Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

St. Stephen's, Wahiawa

For more info...


10th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Saturday, November 17, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Emmanuel, Kailua

For more info...





Island Style Creative Arts Camp

June 11 - 15, 9:00 am - Noon

St. Michael & all Angels, Lihue

For more info...


7th Annual Fun In Fellowship Dodgeball Tournament

July 27 & 28

All Saints Gym, Kapa'a

For more info...





Reading is Fun Program

Saturdays, June 30 - July 31, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Good Shepherd, Wailuku

For more info...


Centering Prayer Group

Mondays, 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

Trinity-by-the-Sea, Kihei

For more info...


Altar Guild Event

Tuesday, September 4, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Good Shepherd, Wailuku

For more info...


(See Diocesan Events above for Safeguarding God's Children training listing.)





St. James' Beach Potluck

Saturday, August 4, after 5:00 pm Mass

Kawaihae Park


St. James' Christmas Bazaar

Saturday, November 3

St. James' Episcopal Church, Kamuela 

More info to come...



Prayer for Convention

Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in General Convention for the renewal and mission of your Church.  Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory.  Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 818



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 broken, 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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July 7, 2012


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The 77th General Convention

of The Episcopal Church

July 5 - 12, 2012, Indianapolis, IN

The 77th General Convention of The Episcopal Church is currently underway, and you can follow all the activity through The Episcopal Church's Media Hub, with live on-demand video coverage, news feeds and Twitter "Tweets".  Click HERE to go to the Media Hub.


The General Convention is the governing body of the Episcopal Church that meets every three years.  It is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies (800+ members) and House of Bishops (close to 300 active and retired bishops) that has the authority to amend the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church.  They also adopt the budget for the church for the next three years; authorize liturgical texts and amend the Book of Common Prayer, and much more.  To learn more about General Convention, click HERE


Please keep all participants in your prayers, and especially our Hawai'i deputation.  The Deputies of the Diocese of Hawai'i are:



The Rev. David Jackson (Co-Chair of the Deputation)

The Rev. Marvin Foltz

The Rev. William Miller

The Rev. Paul Lillie

The Rev. Heather Mueller (First Alternate)



Louise Aloy (Co-Chair of the Deputation)

Ryan Kusumoto

Wayne Akana

John Decker

Keane Akao (First Alternate)


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Good Shepherd in Make Your Mark Video Contest
The folks at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui entered a video in the Make Your Mark video contest, the winner of which will be featured during General Convention. Viewers voted for their favorite video that depicted local mission as part of the Five Marks of Mission theme.  Entitled Our Diversity is a Reflection of God's Love, they were among the top three vote getters. To view their video along with other entries, click HERE.
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Follow along on Facebook
Like us on FacebookIn case you haven't already done so, visit the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i's Facebook page.  Pictures from General Convention have already been shared by Fr. Bill Miller of St. Michael's and All Angels.

Archibishop Desmond Tutu in Hawai'i August 3 - 5

Five events scheduled - Reserve your spot NOW!


Desmond Tutu

Well-known proponent of human rights and a leading figure in the long struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu will be in Hawai'i from August 3 - 5, 2012.  At the invitation of The Very Rev. Walter Brownridge, Dean of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Archbishop Tutu will be participating in five public events. Three of the events are free and two require the purchase of tickets:
  • Friday, August 3, 6:00 pm, Cathedral of Saint Andrew - An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Ticket purchase)
  • Saturday, August 4, 10:00 am, Cathedral of Saint Andrew, Tenney Theatre - Free lecture
  • Saturday, August 4, 5:00 pm, Bishop Museum - Bishop Fitzpatrick hosts a luau and entertainment for an evening with Archbishop Tutu (Ticket purchase)
  • Sunday, August 5, 9:30 am, Cathedral of Saint Andrew - Choral Eucharist with Archibishop Tutu as preacher as Bishop Fitzpatrick as Celebrant
  • Sunday, Agusut 5, 5:00 pm, Cathedral of Saint Andrew - Interfaith Prayer Service with Archibishop Tutu and leaders from other faiths.

For detailed information and to register for an event, go to the event website HERE.  Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so act now!


St. Stephen's Thrift Shop Open House

St. Stephen's Thirft Shop will have its first Open House and lanai sale on Saturday, July 28, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Bargains galore!  All proceeds will go to provide food for the hungry in Central Oahu.  St. Stephen's is located at 1679 California Avenue in Wahiawa, just past Leilehua High School.


2012 Annual Clergy Retreat

Our Ministry in an Age of Anxiety: Lessons from the Venerable Bede

Clergy retreat
This year's Clergy Retreat will be held on Sunday, August 12 - 14, 2012.  These dates are a change from our usual time during the last weekend in September.  The program for the clergy retreat will be led by Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick, and will use Bede's The Ecclesiastical History of the English People to talk about ministry in our own contexts in changing and turbulent times.  For more information and to register, click HERE.

 How long will your endowment last?

As a non-profit organization, many churches rely on endowment funds, but do you know how long it will last?  The Episcopal Church Building Fund (ECBF) has provided a Simple Endowment Calendar to help you calculate this figure.  (Click HERE.)  


For those that do not know about the ECBF, their website states their work as "Empowering congregations to develop or enhance their mission through strategic, resourceful, and creative use of their buildings."  They also recognize the challenges that many of the smaller congregations face in these tough economic times:


The ECBF of Today and for the Future
ECBF logogLike most institutions, the Building Fund needed to change. Or fade out. We decided to change and make our mission more flexible to help congregations address the overwhelming issues surrounding their buildings. One of the most significant dilemmas in the church today is deferred maintenance and the inability of parishes, often the smaller ones, to financially support a physical structure.


Fifty-three percent of our churches have an average Sunday attendance of less than 70 people, and it is difficult for the pledges, even the most generous, of 70 people to support both building and clergy. In a recent 10-year period, 519 churches were closed for good due to an inability to financially support the structure. This trend is expected to accelerate over the next decade. The drain on financial and human resources, and distraction from mission, will become even more significant.


The bottom line? Our energies will be tied up in supporting a structure, not in supporting the Kingdom.
To learn more about the Episcopal Church Building Fund, visit their website HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


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Liturgical Arts Conference at Kanuga

The 15th Annual Liturgical Arts Conference will be taking place on August 19 - 24, 2012, at the Kanuga Conference Center near Hendersonville, North Carolina. 


The conference draws men and women of all skill levels from across the Southeast. Students will attend hands-on classes in the morning, concentrating on one of six areas:

  • Celebrate! Banners and Vestments taught by Pamela Hardiman of Farmington, Conn.
  • Sacred Stitching: Needlepoint Easter Eggs with Michele Roberts of Houston
  • Flower Arranging taught by Louisa Rucker of Locust Grove, Va., and Mary Sims of Cobb Island, Md.
  • Fair Linens and Embroidery taught by Marion Scoular of Duluth, Ga.
  • Image and Word taught by Robin Smith of Columbia, S.C.
  • Exploring Other Avenues of Worship with Music taught by Donna Stokes-Rogers of Franklin, Tenn.

Instructors, who are some of the finest artisans in their fields, will offer optional afternoon workshops on topics including blending different musical styles into worship, recycling old church linens and walking the Stations of the Cross. Afternoons also may be spent working on projects, enjoying a massage or savoring views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the comfort of the Rocking Chair Porch.


For more information, visit the Kanuga website, or call 828-692-9136.


Blessed to Be A Blessing: Tools for stewardship campaigns 

The Office of Stewardship is offering a program called Blessed to Be A Blessing, which offers tools to enhance stewardship campaigns and features prominent writers from throughout the Episcopal Church.  It is a six-week series inviting reflection and discussion on stewardship principles and practices based on the Gospel readings from Mark for each Sunday from October 7 through November 11.
According to the Rev. Laurel Johnston, Program Officer for Stewardship, "Blessed to Be A Blessing is designed to complement and support a congregation's annual giving campaign, each of the six contributing writers explores stewardship, giving, gratitude and generosity in connection with the Gospel lection for each Sunday during the month of October through November."

For more information e-mail Laurel Johnston

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



Announcing the new Diocesan Website


Upcoming Webinars, Webcasts & Videos


Videos available of Presiding Bishop and Archbishop Desmond Tutu




SESQUICENTENNIAL: The Episcopal Church celebrates 150 years in Hawai'i


New Diocesan website to launch in June


Stay in touch through Facebook!


Updated Manual of Business Methods for congregations now available


Christian Educator's Conference in June


Upcoming Webinars, Webcasts & Videos




God Camp 2012 - Applications now available online


Rev. Tom Buechele serves as Interim at St. Jude's


Continuing Education Policies and Grant Forms


Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation


A message from the Episcopal Church Executive Council


Upcoming Webinars, Webcasts & Videos




Message from the Bishop - Preparing for our death


Camp Mokule'ia now affiliated with the Episcopal Service Corps


Members announced for Official Youth Presence at Episcopal Church General Convention


Webinars and Webcasts from The Episcopal Church 




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