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In This Issue:
+ Ernesto "Jar" Pasalo to attend Virginia Theological Seminary
+ St. Nick's offers up Blessing of the Wheels
+ Hawaiian Choral Evensong at the Cathedral
+ 'Iolani Guild Luncheon Meeting coming up
+ Fall Ingathering of the United Thank Offering
+ Pacific Island Ministry offers presentation on the Micronesian culture
+ St. Augustine Annual Bazaar
+ The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Annual Meeting
+ St. John's celebrates its 30th Annual Kula Festival
+ Covenant Players available during September
+ General Convention 2012 Summary of Actions available
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Upcoming Meetings

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September Governance Meetings

Saturday, September 15:

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

8:00 am - Standing Committee

11:00 am - Diocesan Council

1:00 pm - Commission on Ministry


'Iolani Guild Luncheon Meeting

Saturday, September 8, 11:00 am

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu

For more info...



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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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 Annual Gatherings

Maui: Wednesday, September 5

Kaua'i: Sunday, September 23

Big Island: Thursday, October 11

O'ahu: Saturday, October 27

For more info...


Fall Ingathering of the United Thank Offering

Sunday, September 9

For more info...


Micronesian Cultural Awareness Program Presentation

Saturday, September 15, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

For more info...


Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings

Click on the island links below to register for that training:

O'ahu: September 15

Kaua'i: October 20

Maui: November 17

Big Island: December 1


Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training

Saturday, October 20

St. Luke's, Honolulu

For more info...



A Journey of Faith,
A Promise of Hope
(Individual Island celebrations are listed under Parish Happenings below)


November 9 - 11
Cathedral of St. Andrew
Parish Happenings




Pau Hana on the Parish Lawn

Friday, August 24, 6:30 pm

St. Mark's, Honolulu

For more info...


Blessing of the Wheels

Sunday, August 26, 11:00 am

St. Nicholas, Kapolei

For more info...


Hawaiian Choral Evensong

Sunday, September 2, 5:00 pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 6, 11:00 am

Kaneohe Calvary

For more info...


Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 7, 7:00 am

St. Nicholas, Kapolei

For more info...


A Taste of St. John's

Saturday, October 13, 5:30 pm

St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

For more info...



Film Showing - Sandaan: 100 Years of Filipinos in America
Friday, September 14, 4:00 pm
& 7:00 pm, St. Michael & All Angels, Lihue
Filipino Fiesta
Sunday, September 16, 11:00 am. St. Michael & All Angels, Lihue
Boogie with the Bishop
Saturday, September 22, 7:00 pm, All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a
(Sesquicentennial Event for the Island of Kaua'i - More info to come.) 
Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm,
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
Altar Guild Event
Tuesday, September 4, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm,
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
30th Annual Kula Festival
Saturday, September 22, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. John's, Kula
St. Augustine Annual Bazaar
Saturday, September 15, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Augustine, Kapa'au
Vespers at Hānaiakamālama
Friday, October 12, 5:30 pm
Holy Apostles, Hilo
(Sesquicentennial event for the Big Island)
St. James' Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 3
St. James', Kamuela
More info to come


 Youth Minister
St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church on Kaua'i is seeking a part-time youth minister (approximately 10 hours per week). Interested persons should e-mail Fr. Bill Miller.


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Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 232-233



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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August 22, 2012


Ernesto "Jar" Pasalo to attend Virginia Theological Seminary
The following message is from Ernesto "Jar" Pasalo, on the joyous announcement of his pursuit of ordained ministry.


Jar PasaloTo all clergy, lay, and to the Diocese of Hawaii,


It is my pleasure to be writing to you. I am excited to share that with the blessing of Bishop Fitzpatrick, the sponsorship of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and the support of the Diocese of Hawaii, I will be attending Virginia Theological Seminary this Fall. It has been such a wonderful journey for me, never thinking that I would ever have taken this step to pursue ordained ministry.


From my humble beginnings at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui, to working with such wonderful people at different youth and Diocesan events, I have come to love this wonderful church of ours and look forward to working with everyone once again.


Thank you again for all of your support, I am in awe of the love and the blessings. I am excited, and at the same time very nervous, but God is Good.


Shoots, much love, and Aloha,

Ernesto "Jar" Pasalo Jr.
Best wishes & God be with you Jar!
"Jar" can be reached through the following address:
Ernesto Pasalo, Jr., Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA  22304
St. Nick's offers up Blessing of the Wheels
StNick bike blessing
Fr. Paul Klitzke will once again be celebrating a Blessing of the Wheels on Sunday, August 26, following the 10:00 am service at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Kapolei.  Bring your car, truck, tank, motorcycle, skateboard or what have you!  For more information, call 808-753-7788, or go to the St. Nicholas website HERE.
Hawaiian Choral Evensong at the Cathedral
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The Cathedral's Fall season begins with the Commemoration of Queen Lili'uokalani's Birthday on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at 5:30 pm, with their annual Hawaiian Choral Evensong commemorating the Queen's Birthday.  The Cathedral Choirs, under the direction of John Renke, will perform the Kamehameha IV Evening Service, composed by Organist Emeritus, John McCreary.  Parking is free.  Calabash Offering.  For more information, call 808-524-2822, ext. 217.

'Iolani Guild Luncheon Meeting coming up

By Ann Hansen

Daughters of Hawaii The 'Iolani Guild, under the direction of Leimalama Lee Loy, has been reorganizing and reaching out to related organizations.  The Daughters of Hawai'i is one of the first organizations with whom the 'Iolani Guild is renewing its relationship.  The Daughters of Hawai'i organization, which manages the Queen Emma Summer Palace, seems pleased to develop a closer relationship with the Cathedral and the 'Iolani Guild.  For the upcoming 'Iolani Guild meeting, Bonnie Stevens, the Historian for the Daughters of Hawai'i, will be our speaker.  She will tell stories that bring Queen Emma to life as a person.  


Please mark Saturday, September 8, 2012, on your calendar for the 'Iolani Guild meeting, to be held in the Von Holt Room of the Cathedral at 11:00 am for the business portion.  By noon, the meeting will break for a potluck luncheon (please bring a dish of your choice) before listening to our speaker, Bonnie Stevens.


Membership in the 'Iolani Guild is open to all Episcopalians, male or female, members of the Cathedral or members of any other parish or even dioceses beyond Hawai'i.  We welcome all!

If you have any questions, please contact Leimalama Lee Loy, President, at 808-395-5129 or Ann Hansen, Publicity Chair, at 808-988-4131.


Fall Ingathering of the United Thank Offering
UTO boxThe Fall Ingathering of the United Thank Offering is scheduled for Sunday, September 9, 2012.

United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.


For more information or to order boxes and supplies, e-mail our diocesan coordinator, Joyce Kim.  All the offering collections may be mailed to the Bishop's Office at 229 Queen Emma Square, Honolulu, HI 96813, with a notation, "Attention: UTO", and will then be forwarded on.


Pacific Island Ministry offers presentation on the Micronesian culture By Ann Hansen

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Jocelyn Howard

The Pacific Island Ministry Committee is pleased to offer a presentation on Micronesian culture, through the Micronesian Cultural Awareness Program (MCAP).  The MCAP presentation will be held on Saturday, September 15, at  St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, and is aimed at those in the Diocese who work with Micronesian children and adults.


This event will feature a talk by Jocelyn (Josie) Howard, and will also include a display of Micronesian artifacts and a luncheon prepared by the Chuukese parishioners of Saint Elizabeth's. 


Howard, with a background in anthropology, is able to explain Micronesian thought patterns to Westerners and vice versa.  She designed the acculturation course for newcomers from Micronesia and trains service providers on how to acculturate and work with Micronesian immigrants.  Josie was featured in the Honolulu Magazine in June 2011, for her work with the Micronesian Cultural Awareness Program (MCAP).   Josie feels it is her calling to bring understanding between the differing cultures.  With more than 50 MCAP presentations under her belt,  Josie can tailor-make the presentation for the needs of the group. 


While there is no charge for this event, registration is required with enrollment capped at 30. To reserve a place at this informative and benefical event, e-mail Luella Windisch or call her at 808-685-1215.


St. Augustine Annual Bazaar
St. Augustine Episcopal Church on the Big Island is having its Annual Bazaar on Saturday, September 15, 2012. There will be lots of ethnic foods, baked goods and crafts for sale, along with silent auction, white elephant, plants, shaved ice, BBQ sticks, hot dogs, and hamburgers. The Thrift Store will also be open. Doors open at 9:00 am and close at 1:00 pm. Be sure to come early so you don't miss the sale and fun!  For more infromation, contact the church office at 808-889-5390.

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The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Annual Meeting - Register now!

The Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012, beginning with registration and coffee at 8:00 am, and Morning Prayer at Parke Chapel at 8:30 a.m.  The meeting will commence at 9:15 am in the Von Holt Room of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew in Honolulu.  The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Gregory Johnson.


Registration and lunch is $12.  For detailed information and to download the registration form, go to the event listing on the diocesan website HERE.  Please RSVP by September 5.  If you have any questions, e-mail Louise Aloy.


St. John's celebrates its 30th Annual Kula Festival

StJohn Kula festival  

St. John's Episcopal Church will be celebrating its 30th annual Kula Festival on September 22, 2012, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, across from Keokea Park. Since the first festival was in 1982 there will be 80's related fun this year and a prize for the best '80s costume! Come share the memories and enjoy cool Kula and the fabulous view of the valley and both coasts!

There will be ono food, kids games, fresh Kula produce, plants & cut flowers, crafters, silent auction, baked goods, gift baskets and more. There will be live entertainment all day long the highlight of which will be Napua Makua and Halau Hula Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka midday. 


The proceeds are shared with local non-profits. Over the years St. John's has donated a total of approximately $150,000  to various community organizations. This year the recipients will be Friends of the Children's Justice Center and the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program.


Admission is free and all are invited to come and enjoy although donations are always welcome. If you would like more information or would like to donate to the silent auction or volunteer your time, please call 808-878-1485. 


Covenant Players available during September

The Pacific Gate Unit of Covenant Players, a Christian Drama ministry, will be on O'ahu from September 2 - 28, 2012, and will be available several weekends during this time.  To learn more about this dynamic group, visit their website HERE.  Interested parishes may e-mail Kurt Purucker, or call 805-205-0251.

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General Convention 2012 Summary of Actions available

The Summary of Actions, detailing the resolutions, elections and other matters from the 77th General Convention held in July 2012, is now available in English from the Episcopal Church General Convention office HERE.


The Summary of Actions fulfills the canonical requirement of Joint Rule 15 in the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church. The document reports on the 411 resolutions considered by the 77th General Convention:

* 167 from Committees, Commissions, Agencies and Boards (A Resolutions);
* 29 Resolutions from Bishops (B Resolutions);
* 120 from Dioceses and Provinces (C Resolutions);

* 95 Resolutions from Deputies (D Resolutions).


The Rev. Gregory Straub, Executive Officer of General Convention, pointed out that, in comparison, the 76th General Convention in 2009 considered 192 A Resolutions, 32 B Resolutions, 87 C Resolutions, and 107 D Resolutions, for a total of 418 resolutions.


For more information on the Summary of Actions and the other publications of the 77th General Convention, e-mail Christopher Barajas, Staff Assistant for Publications in the General Convention Office.

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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.



Congregational Assessment in the proposed 2013 diocesan budget Message from the Bishop


Safeguarding God's Children Training on Maui August 25


Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings coming up this fall


1% Support for Theological Education Message from the Bishop




Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Luncheon dates set


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


Sing in England for a week The Hawai'i Sacred Choir


General Convention Wrap-up: Re-envisioning church for the 21st century




How long will your endowment last?


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




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