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In This Issue:
+ Book of Common Prayer in Hawaiian now available
+ Men's Retreat: Foam, Faith & Fellowship
+ Prepare/Enrich Workshop
+ Free Vestments Available
+ Presiding Bishop Writes to Presidential Candidates
+ United Thank Offering Applications to be Available in January
+ Episcopal Church Foundation Webinars
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Upcoming Meetings

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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


ECW Meeting

Saturday, October 20, 9:30 am

Good Samaritan Church, Honolulu

For more info...


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Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Annual Gatherings

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...


Choral Evensong with the Men's Schola

Sunday, October 21, 5:30 pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Windward Gateball

Tuesday, November 6, 10:30 am

Kaneohe District Park, hosted by Calvary Kaneohe Mission


St. Andrew's Priory Holiday Fair

Saturday, November 17, 9:00 am

St. Andrew's Priory School, Honolulu

For more info...


Thanksgiving Dinner at Calvary Kaneohe

Thursday, November 22, 12:00 pm

Calvary Kaneohe, Kaneohe

For more info...


Prepare/Enrich Workshop

Friday, February 8, 9:00 am

St. Christopher's, Kailua

For more info...


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


Movie Night on the Lawn
Saturday, October 20, 6:30 pm
All Saints' Church, Kapa'a
Men's Retreat
October 26 - 27
Hosted by St. Michael's, Lihue For more info...
Queen Emma & King Kamehameha IV Weekend
Saturday, November 16-18,
St. Michael's, Lihue
KIA Free Community Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 22, 10:00 am, All Saints' Church & Gym, Kapa'a
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


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

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, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession 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. 235



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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Outer Island Celebrations Completed

With the last of the outer island celebrations now a part of history, the focus is on the main celebration coming up on O'ahu beginning on Friday, November 9, and ending with a Festive Eucharist on Sunday, November 11. 


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All Episcopalians as well as the general public are invited to take part in a grand weekend of festivities that include the opening ceremonies with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, special speakers, presentations and performances, all taking place in Tenney Theater Friday morning.  In the afternoon, a Ministry Fair in Queen Emma Park will run from 12:00 - 3:00 pm, and boxed lunches are available with advance purchase. A Requiem Mass at the Cathedral of St. Andrew follows at 3:00 pm, and will honor those who have gone before us in these past 150 years, beginning with the Sovereigns and concluding with our 2012 Necrology. 


Saturday will be devoted to the 44th Annual Meeting of Convention, but the entire Diocese is encouraged to participate in the closing Festival Eucharist on Sunday, beginning at 9:00 am.  Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will celebrate and preach at this service taking place in the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, and the service will be live-streamed through the internet.  Congregations are encouraged to make arrangements to follow along and worship together during this very special event, and can learn more about setting up for live-streaming HERE.


Please visit the Diocesan website to view all the latest information on the Sesquicentennial celebration.  To assist organizers in planning and accommodating everyone, please take a few minutes to let us know which public events you may be interested in attending by clicking HERE.  You are also able to place an order for a boxed lunch on Friday through this link.


For more information or if you have any questions, e-mail Carol Arney, Event Support and coordinator of the event.


Reminder:  Book of Common Prayer in Hawaiian
Makes Great Christmas Gifts!
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.  ORDER YOURS TODAY!!! 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.  

Men's Retreat: Foam, Faith & Fellowship

Paul Klitzke St. Michael and All Angels on Kaua'i is hosting a Men's Retreat at the Toerge home in Lihue, on October 26 - 27.  All men of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii are invited to attend.  The retreat leader will be "The Rock Star Vicar", Fr. Paul Klitzke, from St. Nicholas Church in Kapolei.  For more information, visit the diocesan event listing page HERE, and to take advantage of a discounted rate of $25 before October 22nd, e-mail Fr. Bill Miller.

Prepare/Enrich Workshop
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Kailua hosts a Prepare/Enrich Workshop on Friday, February 8, 2013, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Rev. James Newman of Los Angeles leads this training workshop, and has used the Prepare/Enrich inventories in his ministry since 1978.  The workshop is geared towards ordained and lay counselors who work with pre-marital couples. For more information, visit the Diocesan event listing HERE.

Camp Mokuleia 

Reminder:  Junior & Senior High Retreat registration deadline approaching

The Give Thanks Retreat for Junior and Senior High youth is taking place at Camp Mokule'ia on November 23 - 25, 2012, and the deadline to register is fast approaching.  This will be an incredible experience for the youth of your parish to explore the true meaning behind giving thanks, while worshipping and fellowshipping with their peers.  For more information, visit the Diocesan event page or contact Ervin Pasalo at 281-8339, or e-mail him.


FREE Vestments Available 

If anyone is interested in free vestments from a retired clergy woman, please e-mail Teresa Bowden, who has some in great shape!  Pictures are available.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


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Presiding Bishop Writes to Presidential Candidates
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has written to the presidential candidates, urging President Barack Obama and the Hon. Mitt Romney "to use the debate forum to articulate strong support for a just and peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a clear plan for how you would work to support that goal in the next four years."  To read her letter in its entirety, click HERE.

United Thank Offering Applications to be Available in January

UTO LogoThe United Thank Offering Board announced a change in the timeline for grant applications for 2013.  Grant applications will be accepted online only from January 1 through February 28, 2013.


Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally within Anglican provinces, dioceses, and companion dioceses.


Interested applicants may review the grant criteria and changes online beginning November 1, HERE.  Grant applications will be reviewed in March for compliance followed by review by UTO Board members. The UTO Board Granting Session and Board Meeting will be held in May; grant awards and declinations will be announced in June.


Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) Webinars
The Episcopal Church Foundation's Fall 2012 web conference series is underway. Topics include endowment structure, estate planning and planned giving. The webinars are offered at no cost and all lay and clergy leaders are welcome. Click on the topic links below to learn more and to register for that webinar:


October 23, 6:30 - 7:30 pm ET (12:30 - 1:30 pm HST)
October 24, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET (8:00 - 9:00 am HST)
October 24, 6:30 - 8:30 pm ET (12:30 - 1:30 pm HST)
November 7, 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET (2:00 - 3:00 pm HST)
November 13, 2012, 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET (2:00 - 3:00 pm HST)
To learn more about the Episcopal Church Foundation, visit their 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 Fever!


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


Hale Haumana Campus Ministry




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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