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In This Issue:
+ Reminder: Archibishop Desmond Tutu in Hawai'i
+ Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Luncheon dates set
+ 44th Annual Meeting of the Convention
+ Hawai'i Sacred Choir: Sing in England for a week
+ Wrap-up of the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church
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Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your



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 - 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

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Luncheons

Maui: Saturday, September 8

Kaua'i: Sunday, September 23

Big Island: October 11

O'ahu: Saturday, October 27

More info to come



A Journey of Faith,
A Promise of Hope


November 9 - 11
Cathedral of St. Andrew
Parish Happenings


Invoking the Healer

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

St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

For more info...


St. Stephen's Thrift 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...





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...



Proper 11

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 231



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 17, 2012


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Reminder & Updates

Hawai'i residents will have a rare opportunity to hear Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as he makes his way to O'ahu during the first week in August.  The Cathedral of Saint Andrew will be hosting Archbishop Tutu as he participates in five different public events, including An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on August 3; the Bishop's Luau at the Bishop Museum on August 4; Choral Eucharist and Interfaith Prayer Service on Sunday, August 5.  Please note that the free August 4th lecture originally scheduled to take place in Tenney Theatre is sold out and will now be held in the Cathedral.  For more information and to obtain tickets to these events, visit the event website HERE.

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Luncheon dates set

by Jane Tonokawa

Taro Legacy Society Every person who has remembered his/her church, Diocese, or an Episcopal ministry in their will or estate plans is a member of this Diocesan society. It can be as simple as naming your church as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or leaving a bequest to your church upon your death.


There are Episcopalians in Hawai'i who have not been recognized for their future gift, and the Planned Giving Committee of the Diocese would like to recognize these individuals on behalf of their future benefactor. Recognizing these individuals in your church will build more awareness and participation. If you qualify or know someone who does or would like to be a member of the Society, please e-mail Jane Tonokawa or Peter Pereira .


We celebrate our Legacy Society members' generosity each year at a gathering on each of the major islands with Bishop Fitzpatrick present. Please save the date that works for you. More details will follow.
Maui: Saturday, September 8, 2012
Kauai: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Big Island: Thursday, October 11, 2012
Oahu: Saturday, October 27, 2012

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44th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i

Now that the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church has concluded, the Diocese of Hawai'i will be focusing on its own upcoming Meeting of Convention, taking place on November 10 - 11, 2012.  All clergy, delegates and alternates may visit the diocesan website HERE for the tentative schedule, forms, instructions, travel arrangements and other information pertaining to the meeting.  More information will be posted in the coming weeks as it is made available.  If you have any questions regarding the Annual Meeting, you may e-mail the Rev. Carol Arney, Event Support, or Lani Ka'aihue, Events Coordinator & Office Manager.

The following announcement was prepared by the Rev. Dan Werning, Choirmaster for the Hawai'i Sacred Choir, and Music Director at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Kapahulu.
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Sing in England for a week (and eat in Hogwarts Dining Hall)
The Hawai'i Sacred Choir is announcing plans to sing as a "choir in residence" in the summer of 2014 at a great English cathedral.  It could be Salisbury Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Christ Cathedral Oxford, or one of a number of others.  We would also plan on seeing London, Stonehenge, the Harry Potter "Hogwarts Dining Hall" at Christ College Oxford, and other sights.


This will require two years of preparation and training, so now is the time to begin!  It is a large dream, but that is what attracts foundations and funding.  Musically, we will prepare to sing six days of Evensong and Eucharist services, but we have begun preparing by teaching the Royal School of Church Music Voice for Life program starting this fall.  While we will need to learn six Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis settings, we only need to learn one set per term, so that will not be so hard.  We will plan a "choir camp" next summer to learn how to sing those and other parts of a cathedral service.


This trip will be the thrill of a lifetime for children and adults alike. Now is the time to make the commitment by auditioning for the choir, or for you principals, teachers, directors and individuals who know other singers, recommend them to us!


At this point, we do not know the cost, but it will be subsidized in some way, so don't let that stop you from auditioning. We do know that by just a few weeks from now we will have the dates and location set so your scheduling can begin now for the summer of 2014. We will utilize professional tour management, specifically, Richardson and Gray. They have done many successful tours, and you can read about them at that site.
Spread the word and plan an audition with us today! It will truly be a life-changing experience. Rev. Werning can be reached at 808-338-3121, or visit the Hawaii Sacred Choir website HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


The following are excerpts from an article from the Episcopal News Service Media Hub of the 77th General Convention that took place July 5-12, 2012.

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Convention Wrap-up: Re-envisioning church for the 21st century
[Episcopal News Service - Indianapolis] General Convention has called on the Episcopal Church to re-imagine its structure, taken historic steps towards full inclusion, endorsed positive investment in the Palestinian Territories, and reaffirmed its commitment to building Anglican Communion relationships while declining to take a position on the Anglican Covenant.

Based on the Anglican Communion's Five Marks of Mission, the budget for the Episcopal Church in the 2013-2015 triennium was adopted unanimously by the 77th General Convention July 11.
The budget, available here, is balanced at $111,516,032, compared to $111,808,350 for the current triennium, and comes with a small surplus of $30,000.
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and outgoing President of the House of Deputies Bonnie Anderson addressed the media at a closing news conference July 12.
At this convention, "you have seen the Episcopal Church not only of the future, but of today, in the presence of young adults, a more significant number than we've seen in a long time, people of many nations and tribes and language traditions," said Jefferts Schori, noting that more than 40 international guests attended convention. "The Episcopal Church is healthy, it's becoming healthier, and it's poised for an even more significant impact on the world around us. There's no stopping us. Watch out world. We're coming."
To read this article in its entirety including a summary of the Convention's work, click HERE.  You may also visit the Convention Media Hub to view all activity and information regarding the 77th General Convention 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 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.



Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Hawai'i August 3 - 5, 2012


2012 Annual Clergy Retreat August 12 - 14, 2012


How long will your endowment last?


Liturgical Arts Conference at Kanuga August 19 - 24, 2012


Blessed to be a blessing: Tools for stewardship campaigns




Announcing the new Diocesan Website


Videos available of Presiding Bishop and Archbishop Desmond Tutu




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


Stay in touch through Facebook!


Updated Manual of Business Methods for congregations now available




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


Continuing Education Policies and Grant Forms


Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation




Message from the Bishop - Preparing for our death


Camp Mokule'ia now affiliated with the Episcopal Service Corps




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