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In This Issue:
+ SESQUICENTENNIAL O'ahu Celebrates!
+ Hurricane Sandy Relief
+ Recent Calls in Congregations
+ Cathedral Choral Evensong
+ St. James Christmas Bazaar
+ St. Andrew's Priory Events in November
+ FACE Interfaith Service: The Value of Teachers
+ 4th Annual King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma Weekend at St. Michael's on Kaua'i
+ Diana Butler Bass at St. Clement's
+ Book of Common Prayer in Hawaiian now available
+ Applications still accepted for Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants
+ Jubilee Ministry Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
+ Music by US Army Chorus available for listening
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44th Annual Meeting of Convention

November 10, 2012


November Governance Meetings

Saturday, November 17:

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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Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings

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

Maui: November 17

Big Island: December 1



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




Cathedral Choral Evensong

Sunday, November 4, 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


FACE Interfaith Service

Thursday, November 8, 6:00-7:30pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


St. Andrew's Priory Middle School Curriculum Fair

Thursday, November 8, 5:00 pm

St. Andrew's Priory School, Honolulu

For more info...


St. Elizabeth's Bizarre Bazaar

Saturday, November 17, 9:00 am

St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

For more info...


St. Andrew's Priory School Holiday Fair

Saturday, November 17, 9:00 am

St. Andrew's Priory School, Honolulu

For more info...


St. Andrew's Priory School Open House

Sunday, November 18, 1:00 pm

St. Andrew's Priory, Honolulu

For more info...


Thanksgiving Dinner at Calvary Kaneohe

Thursday, November 22, 12:00 pm

Calvary Kaneohe, Kaneohe

For more info...


Diana Butler Bass

Saturday, November 24, 9:00 am

St. Clement's, Honolulu

For more info...


Musical Celebration of Christmas

Saturday, December 15, 7:00 pm

Calvary Kaneohe, Kaneohe

For more info...


Prepare/Enrich Workshop

Friday, February 8, 9:00 am

St. Christopher's, Kailua

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
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 merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through 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. 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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O'ahu Celebrates!

November 9 - 11, 2012

In just a little over a week, O'ahu will celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i!  The public is invited to take part in the festivities beginning on Friday, November 9.  Kicking off the weekend will be the Opening Ceremonies in Tenney Theater beginning at 9:00 am, with the Keynote Address from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. 


Following the Opening Ceremony is special guest speaker and Convention Chaplain, Dr. Jenny Te Paa, from New Zealand; the O'ahu premiere of the video documentary Grace and Beauty: 150 Years of the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i; a Ministry Fair in Queen Emma Park; a performance about Queen Emma in Tenney Theater, and a Requiem Mass in the Cathedral at 3:00 pm.    


Friday also includes two private events; a fundraising luncheon with the Presiding Bishop and the Clergy and Spouse Dinner with the Presiding Bishop at Washington Place.


Saturday will be devoted to the 44th Annual Meeting of Convention that will end with A Taste of Grace and Beauty, a delectable event for clergy, convention delegates and guests, with entertainment by the 'Iolani performance band.


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On Sunday, November 11, the entire Diocese is urged to participate in the closing Festival Eucharist 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.  For more information or if you have any questions, e-mail Carol Arney, Event Support and coordinator of the event.


The following message from Bishop Fitzpatrick was sent to all Clergy, Wardens and Administrators in earlier e-mails.
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Hurricane Sandy Relief
All Churches in the Diocese of Hawaiʻi are urged to offer special prayers for all those impacted by Hurricane Sandy and to take up special collections for "Episcopal Relief & Development: Hurricane Sandy Relief in the United States and the Caribbean." 
ERD has posted a Hurricane Sandy bulletin insert online to download and copy for your church services. Please use it at all services on Sunday and feel free to share it widely. (Click HERE to download the bulletin.)
The prayers and collections can take place at All Saints weekday observances and at all liturgies on Sunday, November 4th.  Churches should send the collected funds directly to Episcopal Relief & Development, P.O. Box 7058 Merrifield, VA 22116-7058. (Please do not send the collections to the Office of the Bishop, but send them directly to ERD.)
Individuals can make donations online at the ERD site HERE or by mailing checks to Episcopal Relief & Development, P.O. Box 7058 Merrifield, VA 22116-7058. To donate by phone, please call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). 
Recent Calls in Congregations By Cn.Liz Beasley
VanoverThe Vestry of the Church of the Holy Nativity, Honolulu (Aina Haina), has called the Rev. Debra Vanover as their next Rector. Vanover moves to Hawai'i with one of her daughters from the Diocese of Oregon, where for the past 10 years she has been serving as a hospital chaplain in Lebanon, OR. She has served congregations in Alaska and British Columbia and has lived and worked in New Zealand. She will move to Hawai'i in mid-December and begin the new position on January 1.

WaldenThe Rev. Robert Walden has accepted a position as Interim Vicar at Grace Episcopal Church, Moloka`i. Walden is a retired priest of the Diocese, having served for 18 years as the Rector at All Saints, then serving in Okinawa, before retiring back here to Hawai'i. He has already been serving Grace Church as supply priest on some Sundays, and will move to the island in late November.

TudelaThe Rev. Mary Tudela will be serving All Saints Episcopal Church, Kapa`a, Kaua`i, as regular supply priest while the church is in a search for a new Rector. Tudela is a church consultant from the Diocese of Chicago who regularly spends time on the island of Kaua`i. Her first Sunday at All Saints is November 4. 



Cathedral Choral Evensong

On Sunday, November 4, at 5:30 pm, Choral Evensong will be sung in Thanksgiving for the life of The Very Rev. Ann McElligott, nineteenth dean of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. Under the direction of Music Director, John Robert Renke, the Cathedral Choir will sing Herbert Howell's St. Paul's Service.  All are welcome to this moving service. Free, calabash offering, parking is free. 
For more information call 524-2822, ext. 217. 
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St. Andrew's Priory Events in November
St. Andrew's Priory School, the Episcopal school for girls in Hawai'i, will be holding three special events in November:


Middle School Curriculum Fair - Thursday, November 8, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
4th, 5th & 6th graders and their families interested in the Priory are invited to an evening fair to explore the opportunities that the Priory's Middle School provides.  Current students will be sharing tabletop presentations and there will be refreshments, door prizes and goodie bags.  Please RSVP.
HOLIDAY FAIR - Saturday, November 17, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Revivial of White Elephant, food truck vendors, and ever popular jams & jellies are the highlights of this fun holiday event.


OPEN HOUSE - Sunday, November 18, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Prospective students and their families are invited to attend this Open House for a short orientation program, entertainment, light refreshments and student-led campus tours.


For more information and to RSVP for the Curriculum Fair, call 536-6102, or e-mail the admissions office.

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4th Annual King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma Weekend at St. Michael's on Kaua'i
St. Michael & All Angels in Lihue will be celebrating the Holy Sovereigns with their annual weekend of festivities from November 16 - 18.  The weekend begins with a pupu reception and concert on Friday, November 16.  On Saturday, there is a craft fair and silent auction, and special services  honoring the Holy Sovereigns takes place on both Saturday evening and Sunday morning.  For more information and details, visit the St. Michael's website HERE

Diana Butler Bass at St. Clement's

butlerbassNoted author, Diana Butler Bass, will speak at the Vi and Paul Loo Parish House at the Parish of St. Clement in Honolulu, on Saturday, November 24, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Butler Bass recently released her newest book, Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening.  Registration is $60 and includes a light lunch.  For more information and online registration, please go the St. Clement parish website HERE, or call the office at 955-7745.

Reminder:  Book of Common Prayer in Hawaiian
Makes Great Christmas Gifts! 
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!!!  For more information and to download an order form, click HERE.  

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


 Applications still accepted for Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants 

Funds earmarked for mission initiatives

There is still time for congregations, dioceses, organizations, institutions and others to apply for the Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants for the 2012-2013 grant cycle.


Anne Watkins, Executive Council member from the Diocese of Connecticut and current chair of the Constable Fund Grant Review Committee, noted that the deadline for applications is January 2013, "and that's really right around the corner."


The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church General Convention/Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS).  Specific guidelines, suggestions, application form and timetable are available HERE


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Jubilee Ministry Grant Applications
Now Being Accepted
Applications for 2012 Jubilee Ministry grants are now being accepted in two categories: diocesan initiatives and health and nutrition.
Jubilee Ministries are congregations or agencies with connections to the Episcopal church whose mission work affect the lives of those in need, addressing basic human needs and justice issues.  Grants to Jubilee ministries are awarded annually.
Applications are due by December 1. More information and application forms are available HERE.
Music by US Army Chorus available for listening
A new musical video, featuring The United States Army Chorus is now available on the website of the Episcopal Church Office of Communication. Originating from St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, in Washington, DC (Diocese of Washington), the event was recorded on October 3 and features popular favorites presented by this well-known and widely-respected choral group. The music video is available on the multimedia page of the Episcopal Church's website here and on the Episcopal Church Facebook page. This program is another in an ongoing series of musical offerings, worship and mission documentaries produced by the Office of Communication.


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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 Countdown!


Prepare/Enrich Workshop February 8, 2013


Free Vestments Available


Presiding Bishop Writes to Presidential Candidates


United Thank Offering Applications to be Available in January


ECF Webinars



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



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