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In This Issue:
+ Micronesian Cultural Awareness Program (MCAP) Presentation coming soon!
+ Get Ready for some Lent Madness!
+ Continuing Education Opportunity
+ Clergy Transitions
+ Annual Chrism Mass Announced
+ Presiding Bishop on Gun Violence
+ Planning Team Nominations now accepted for Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) 2014
+ Updated Lesson Plans That Work now available online
+ New Schedule of Webinars Announced
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Upcoming Meetings

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February Governance Meetings

Saturday, February 16, 2013:

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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MCAP Presentation

Saturday, February 23, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

St. Mary's, Honolulu

For more info...


Chrism Mass

Thursday, March 21, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Parish Happenings

Choral Evensong at the Cathedral

Sunday, February 3, 5:30 pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Essential 100 Bible Study Challenge
Tuesdays through February 26, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Third Cup Cafe & Venue, Waipahu
For more info...

Prepare Enrich Workshop
Friday, February 8, 9:00 am
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info...

Cooking for the Homeless

Sunday, February 1, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

St. Timothy's, Aiea

For more info...


Learning to Love Yourself
Saturday, February 16, 9:00 am
Maluhia Lutheran Church, Waianae
For more info...


7th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
Fri - Sun, February 1 - 3, 2013
St. Michael & All Angels, Lihue
For more info...


Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 pm
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei


Vow Renewals on the Beach
Saturday, February 16, 5:00 pm

Kawaihae Harbor (Beach Mass)
For more info...




Lay Position Postings
The following lay positions are currently posted on the Diocesan website HERE.
(Office of the Bishop)

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(St. Michael's, Kaua'i)


Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and on earth: Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace; 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. 215

"Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord, your labor is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:58

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Micronesian Cultural Awareness Program (MCAP) Presentation coming soon!

Do you have questions about why our newest neighbors, the Micronesians and Marshallese, are here?  What is the best way to encourage interactions between ethnic groups?  How do we see and accept each other?


The Pacific Islander Ministry Committee is pleased to offer another in a series of MCAP presentations on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. Micronesian cultural expert Jocelyn Howard will lead the presentation. If you attended the MCAP presentation on September 15, 2012, at St. Elizabeth's, there is value in attending a second time.  While the same basic content will be presented, Josie tailors her delivery to the interests and needs of each group.


For more information and to reserve a spot, please e-mail Luella Windisch or call her at 685-1215.


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Lent Madness  

What do you get when you combine a love of sports with a love of saints? Lent Madness, of course! A year after this unique online devotion went viral with mentions in Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, and many other media outlets - Lent Madness is back.

Based loosely on the wildly popular NCAA basketball tournament, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against one another in public voting as they compete for the coveted Golden Halo. But it is more than that: Lent Madness is really an online devotional tool designed to help people learn about saints. This year, the competition begins on Thursday, February 14 and takes place at the Lent Madness website.

The creator of Lent Madness, the Rev. Tim Schenck, says "Lent Madness is about getting people to connect with and be inspired by some amazing people who have come before us in the faith. Some are already household names and others are virtually unknown, but we can all learn something from the unique ways they followed God. Plus, there's no rule that says Lenten disciplines have to be dreary."

The format is straightforward: 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for twenty-four hours, and people vote for their favorite saint. Sixteen saints make it to the Round of the Saintly Sixteen; eight advance to the Round of the Elate Eight; four make it to the Faithful Four; two to the Championship; and the winner is awarded the Golden Halo.


Last year, our beloved Queen Emma made it all the way to the Championship round against Mary Magdalene.  It was a surprising climb that had the whole Lent Madness world buzzing!  Best of all, folks learned more about our Holly Sovereign, which is what Lent Madness is really all about--learning about our saints.


This year, Father Damien will be in the running for the Golden Halo!  Stay tuned for updates!!! 


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Continuing Education Opportunity
Emotional Intelligence & Human Relations Workshop

The Center for EQ-HR Skills is offering a workshop on February 25 - March 1, 2013, in Santa Ana, California.  It is an intensive 5-day session designed to enable participants to learn about, build, and practice emotional intelligence skills in a small group setting.  Skilled facilitators provide tools and feedback to enable participants to learn about themselves and to immediately practice emerging skills. The primary emphasis of the workshop is leadership development. For more information, download their informational flier HERE or register online at their website HERE


Clergy Transitions

Heather MuellerThe Rev. Heather Mueller, Priest-in-Charge of St. Augustine's, Kapaau, on the Big Island, has announced her intention to resign from this position at the end of March, with Easter Sunday being her last Sunday. Mueller has been serving essentially as an interim while St. Augustine's determined the shape of their future ministry and when to enter a search process for a new vicar. They have determined that for the foreseeable future, they will be pursuing the "sabbatical supply priest" model already being practiced at other churches in the Diocese: the Episcopal Church on West Kauai and St. Jude's, Ocean View, on the Big Island. In this model, priests who are retired or on sabbatical serve the church for several weeks or months. The priest supplies at Sunday services, and occasionally does a little more, and the church provides a house and car and often a small stipend.

Mahalo nui loa to Heather for her service to St. Augustine's and the community of Kapaau!

Annual Chrism Mass Announced

By Cn. Liz Beasley

Chrism Mass 2006The annual Chrism Mass of the Diocese will be held on Thursday, March 21, at 9:00 am, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew. At this service, the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, and the clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year. Because Bishop Fitzpatrick will still be on sabbatical on this date, Bishop Richard Chang will substitute for him.

Following the Chrism Mass will be an educational day for the clergy of the diocese. The exact details of the program are still being worked out and will be forthcoming soon. The day will last until 3:00 pm. For now, clergy should save the date, and those on Neighbor Islands can book airline tickets by e-mailing Sharon Billingsley to arrange their travel.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Presiding Bishop on Gun Violence

[February 1, 2013] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement:


Schori The United States has witnessed far too many public shootings in recent months and years. Far too many lives have been cut short or maimed by both random and targeted acts of gun violence. The school shooting in Newtown was horrific, yet since that day several times as many young people have died by gunshot.


It is abundantly clear that Americans are ready to grapple with the complexities of gun violence. The Spirit is moving across this land to mobilize people of faith to act. I urge the United States members of this Church to call your federal legislators on Monday 4 February to express your concern and your expectation that gun violence be addressed. The outlines of the necessary policy decisions are clear and widely supported: limits on sales of military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines, effective background checks for all gun purchases, better access to mental health services, and attention to gun trafficking.


We believe all God's people should be able to live in peace, as Zechariah dreams, "old men and women shall again sit in the streets...And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing."  The prophet reminds his hearers that even if this seems impossible, with God it is not. [Zech 8:4-6]  I urge you to add your voice to those clamoring for peace. Call your legislators and sue for peace.


The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate

The Episcopal Church


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Planning Team Nominations now accepted for Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) 2014
Nominations to serve on the Episcopal Youth Event 2014 (EYE 2014) Mission Planning Team are now being accepted through February 16. Nomination forms are available HERE.
Drawing hundreds of youth from throughout the Episcopal Church, EYE 2014 will be held in July 2014. Location will be announced shortly.  EYE is always a popular and well-attended even and is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the 2013-2014 academic year, and their adult leaders. Bronwyn Clark Skov, Episcopal Church Youth Ministries Officer, explained, "EYE is a significant opportunity for building, sharing and fulfilling our call to mission in the world. In addition to the gathering, learning and enjoying, opportunities will be available for mission work."
To be eligible for the Mission Planning Team, youth applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9 - 11 and must be a communicant of an Episcopal Church congregation.  Adult applicants must be at least 25 years old, a communicant of an Episcopal Church, and have experience working with high school-aged youth.
For more information, guidelines, nomination forms and application, click HERE.   

 Updated Lesson Plans That Work

Now Available Online

The popular Lesson Plans That Work, an online resource from the Episcopal Church, has been updated and revised, now with three distinct tracts for younger and older children, and adults.


"Lesson Plans That Work is utilized by many throughout the Episcopal Church and beyond," noted Ruth-Ann Collins, Officer for Lifelong Christian Formation. "In response to our many users, we have given Lesson Plans That Work a new look and new resources."


Published by the Episcopal Church and written by experienced church school teachers, Lesson Plans That Work follow the Revised Common Lectionary, using practical approaches to respond to the needs of volunteer teachers. Lesson Plans that work are available online here


New Schedule of Webinars Announced
ECF WebinarThe Episcopal Church Foundation offers a variety of informative webinars with a number of great topics coming up.  A few of those taking place in February are:

*Vestry Leadership 101 (February 5)

*Two-part Fresh Start Series on Leading Through a Clergy Transition - Part 1, Reacting to Change (February 19)
*Flourish in Faith: Planting the Seeds of Your Annual Giving Campaign (February 20)
*Basics of Endowments (February 21)
*Two-part Fresh Start Series - Part 2, Change and Transition (February 25)
Although most of the webinars are free, there is a modest $10 fee for the two-part Fresh Start series.  Click HERE to view a listing and description of the webinars being offered through March.

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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.



Applications for Bishop's Scholarship Funds for 2013-2014 School Year now being accepted

Deadline is March 28, 2013


7th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival February 1 - 3, St. Michael's, Kaua'i


ECF Winter Webinars




Clergy Transitions Rev. Loyola, Rev. Chun, Dcn. Wu 


United Thank Offering Applications Deadline is February 28, 2013 


Presiding Bishop Calls for Prayers for Elected Officials


2013 Epiphany Devotions Available




Special Announcement on the Death of Rev. Cn. Darrow Aiona


Christmas 2012 Message  




Bishop Fitzpatrick on the Connecticut Tragedy


Bishop's Office announces lay position openings


Butler Bass' newest book available at St. Clement's


Presiding Bishop on the Connecticut Tragedy


Church Publishing launches e-Book edition of 1979 BCP




Honorary Canons Inducted at Cathedral




Sesquicentennial & Convention Recap


Bishop's Reading List for 2013


Charitable Gift Annuities


Presiding Bishop on the appointment of the new Archbishop of Canterbury


Applications for Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps


Episcopal Church partners with FaithStreet




Sesquicentennial - O'ahu Celebrates!


Hurricane Sandy Relief


Recent Calls in Congregations




Prepare/Enrich Workshop February 8, 2013


United Thank Offering Applications to be Available in January



Contact Information
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(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418