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In This Issue:
+ Book of Common Prayer in Hawaiian now available
+ Priest-in-Charge Appointed to St. John's, Kula
+ Blessing of the Animals Liturgy Resource
+ Hale Haumana Campus Ministry
+ St. Andrew's Priory Holiday Fair 2012
+ National Association of Episcopal Schools Conference
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Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your



Regional Budget Meeting (O'ahu)

Sunday, October 7, 3:00 pm

St. Clement's, Honolulu



Regional Budget Meeting (Big Island)

Sunday, October 14, 3:30 pm

Holy Apostles, Hilo



October Governance Meetings

Saturday, October 20:

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

8:00 am - Standing Committee

11:00 am - Diocesan Council

1:00 pm - Commission on Ministry 


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Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Annual Gatherings

Big Island: Thursday, October 11

O'ahu: Saturday, October 27

For more info...


Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings

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

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
GIVE THANKS: A Jr. & Sr. High Retreat
November 23 - 25
Camp Mokule'ia



Parish Happenings




Talk Story: Connecting Stories from the Bible, 'Ohana and Personal Dreams

Six Mondays beginning September 24 - October 29

St. Elizabeth's, 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

St. Clement's, HNL - 10:15 am 

St. Elizabeth's, HNL - 9:00 am 

Emmanuel, Kailua - 10:00 am

St. Nicholas, Kapolei - 10:00 am


Choral Evensong

Sunday, October 7, 5:30 pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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...


St. Andrew's Priory Holiday Fair

Saturday, November 17, 9:00 am

St. Andrew's Priory School, Honolulu

For more info...


(See Diocesan event listing above for Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training on O'ahu.)


Movie Night on the Lawn
Saturday, October 6, 6:30 pm
All Saints' Church, Kapa'a
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 7
All Saints, Kapaa - 9:30 am
St. Michael's, Lihue - 4:00 pm
Queen Emma & King Kamehameha IV Weekend
Saturday, November 16-18,
St. Michael's, Lihue
More info to come
All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 1, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a
(Please see Diocesan event listing above for Safeguarding God's Children Training and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training on Kaua'i.)
Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm,
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 7
St. John's - 7:30 am & 9:30 am

(See Diocesan event listing above for Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training on Maui.)

Blessing of the Animals
October 6 - 5:00 pm Beach Mass, Kawaiahe Harbor
October 7 - 9:00 am
St. James', Kamuela
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


(See Diocesan event listing above for Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training on the Big Island.)



 Lay Position Postings
The following lay positions are currently posted on the Diocesan Website HERE.
YOUTH MINISTER, Part-time (St. Michael's, Kaua'i)


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 Almighty and everlasting God, you are always more ready to hear than we to pray, and to give more than we either desire or deserve: Pour upon us the abundance of your mercy, forgiving us those things of which our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ our Savior; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 234



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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Big Island Celebration on October 12

With two islands down and two more to go, Sesquicentennial fever has officially hit Episcopalians in Hawai'i!  Maui celebrated in grand style with a Festival Eucharist and luau on September 8, and Kaua'i just wrapped up their lively event on September 22. Not only did folks get to 'Boogie with the Bishop", but Kauaians were the first to view the Diocese's video documentary, Grace & Beauty: 150 Years of the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i by EMMY award winning filmmaker Stephanie Castillo.  Stephanie is a member of St. Michael and All Angels' in Lihue.  The 40-minute documentary was well received and will be shown at the upcoming Sesquicentennial events.  Copies will be available soon. For a peek at some pictures of both the Maui and Kaua'i celebrations, visit the the Diocese's site on Facebook HERE.

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Folks got to Boogie with the Bishop (pictured far right) at Kaua'i's celebration in the All Saints' Gym on Saturday 22.
Coming up on October 12, Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo will be hosting that island's celebration. It will be an evening of Hawaiian theater and song honoring the founding of the Anglican Church in Hawai'i, followed with a reception and Hawaiian entertainment.   


Be sure to visit the diocesan webpage on the Sesquicentennial HERE.  It has recently been updated with detailed information about the Sesquicentennial weekend on Oahu, November 9 - 11.  As you may know, the Sesquicentennial celebration will culminate with a weekend of gala activity coinciding with the Annual Meeting of Convention in November, with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in attendance. 


You don't need to be a delegate to attend many of the planned activities that are open to the public. There will be a ministry fair, historical presentations, music, and worship fit for a King & Queen, as we honor our beloved Hawaiian Sovereigns.  On Sunday, November 11, the weekend will close with a Festive Eucharist at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as the Celebrant and Preacher.  This event will be live-streamed on the internet so that all churches in the Diocese may worship together.


For more information, visit the diocesan website HERE, or e-mail Carol Arney, Event Support and coordinator of the event.


Reminder:  Book of Common Prayer in Hawaiian now available at a discounted price until November 1st
BCP HawaiianIn celebration of the Diocese of Hawai'i's Sesquicentennial celebration, a limited edition reprint of the Book of Common Prayer as translated by King Kamehameha IV is now available for purchase. Cloth-bound in red with gold foil stamping, this attractive volume contains over 400 pages of translated biblical scripture, liturgical prayers, and orders of service.  All orders with payment received before November 1, 2012, receive a special discounted price of $25.00.  After November 1, the price will be $30.00  For more information and to download an order form, click HERE.

Priest-in-Charge Appointed to St. John's, Kula

By Cn. Liz Beasley

With the consent of the Vestry, Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick has appointed the Rev. Kerith Harding as Priest-in-Charge of St. John's, Kula, Maui. Harding will be moving to Hawai'i from Connecticut, where she has been the Assistant Rector at Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Westport since 2009. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. She will take up her appointment at St. John's on November 28. Harding will be a three-quarter-time Priest-in-Charge, because St. John's Vestry and congregation recently voted to become an Aided Parish. She moves to Hawaii with her spouse, Alison Donohue. 


Blessing of the Animals Liturgy Resource
It's that time of the year when many churches celebrate the Feast of St. Francis, usually through a Blessing of the Animals service.  Fr. Paul Lillie of St. Mark's held their animal blessing service this past Sunday, and shares a wonderful St. Francis Animal Blessng liturgy that they used. Click HERE to download.

Hale Haumana:  Campus Ministry has a new name!

Open House on October 13th

In the last issue, we announced that the Episcopal Student Center was "Up & Running!"  Well, not only are they up and running, but taking gigantic leaps to expand their ministry there.  With their new name, Hale Haumana (formerly called CoHort U), they have decided to create their own website and have scheduled an Open House for October 13. They continue to meet Wednesday evenings for Bible Study and a delicious meal that a congregation donates, and welcomes college students to "hang" between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday.


The following is an excerpt from a letter by Rev. Angela Freeman, just one member of the team that is leading the charge.   


Hale Haumana o ke Akua ~ Student Home of the Lord

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"Knock and the door shall be opened on to you."   "Ask and thou shall receive."   "Build it and they will come."


Take your pick of the above!  Sometimes when we dream dreams we find ourselves in line with God's greater dream.  That's when stuff gets really good! 


Hale Haumana o ke Akua (translated as Student's House in the Lord) is the new name given to the budding campus ministry of the dioceses -literally because there is a house that we are welcoming students into in the name of our Lord and Savior. Amazing how things fall into place sometimes with what seems like little or no effort on our part. We open our hearts and our minds to the possibilities of God working through us and lo and behold, it comes to be. Or at least it gets things rolling.

The Episcopal Diocese has an aspirant to the priesthood, Dr. Malcolm Hee, and his supervisor, the Reverend David Jackson, who have teamed up with the Reverend Angela Freeman to foster a campus faith community.  The Reverend Freeman is associate pastor of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu recently called and hired to focus energy on developing campus ministry.  The home base for the ministry is at the Episcopal Student Center, called the MacCray House, at 2324 Metcalf Street just down from the UH campus. 



St. Andrew's Priory Holiday Fair 2012

Jams and jellies workshop & donations requested


In preparation for their Holiday Fair on Saturday, November 17, the folks at St. Andrew's Priory are seeking donations for the jams and jellies that they will be selling.  Ingredients and monetary donations are welcome and they ask that donations be turned in by October 19.  There will also be a Jams and Jellies Workshop, on several Sundays beginning on October 21.  For more details and information, download their flier HERE, or e-mail Lorna Funakoshi.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


National Assn of Episcopal Schools Conference
The National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES) will be holding their biennial conference on Thursday, November 15, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland.  The conference will celebrate and explore programs, strategies, and ways of being in Episcopal schools that support and nurture the central tenet of Episcopal education. How do creativity, play, pastoral care, spiritual development, and the celebration of each person's unique gifts contribute to the educational ethos in our schools? How can Episcopal schools help students, families, and all members of the school community depressurize and re-engage with the joy and wonder of education, life, and the world around them? These are but a few of the questions attendees will explore.  For more information visit The Episcopal Church 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 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.



Sesquicentennial Events Continue


Give Thanks: A Junior & Senior High Retreat at Camp Mokuleia Deadline to register is November 2


Episcopal Student Center is Up and Running!


On Stewardship


Ministry Info Available on Diocesan Website


Reminder: Book of Common Prayer in Hawaiian available Discounted price until November 1




Sesquicentennial Celebrations Begin


Posting for Lay Positions now available on the Website


Convention Update


The Parish Paper


Bible Study: In a Bowling Alley?


Pray the Bible offered at Trinity By-the-Sea, Maui




Ernesto "Jar" Pasalo to attend Virginia Theological Seminary


General Convention 2012 Summary of Actions available




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


Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings coming up this fall


1% Support for Theological Education Message from the Bishop




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


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




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