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In This Issue:
+ Bishop Bob's Blog is up and running!
+ Clergy Transitions
+ The battles have begun! Learn about our Saints!
+ A Lenten Retreat of Healing & Renewal
+ Vespers at Hanaiakamalama comes to the Queen Emma Summer Palace
+ ECW Annual Quiet Day Retreat
+ Emmanuel offers Silent Prayer during Lent
+ Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2013 and Lenten Resources
+ Episcopal Church Canons and Consitution now available
+ Presiding Bishop Opens Inaugural Meeting of Structure Task Force
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Upcoming Meetings

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March Governance Meetings

Saturday, March 16, 2013:

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

8:00 am - Standing Committee

1:00 pm - Commission on Ministry

**Diocesan Council - TBA**


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MCAP Presentation

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

St. Mary's, Honolulu

For more info...


Vespers at Hānaiakamālama

Friday, March 15, 5:30 pm

Queen Emma Summer Palace, Honolulu

For more info...


ECW Annual Quiet Day Retreat

Saturday, March 16, 8:30 am

St. Anthony Retreat Center, 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


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

Silent Prayer
Monday - Friday during Lent, 6:00 am  - 7:00 am
Emmanuel, Kailua

For more info... 


Relay for Life

Friday, April 19 - 20, 7:00 pm

Waipahu High School, Waipahu

For more info...


Epiphany Spring Bazaar

Saturday, April 20, 8:00 am

Epiphany, Honolulu

For more info...




Regional Confirmation

Saturday, April 27, 3:00 pm

St. Michael & All Angels, Lihue

For more info...


Relay for Life

Saturday & Sunday, April 27 & 28, 6:00 pm

Hanapepe Stadium, Hanapepe

For more info...




Centering Prayer Group

Mondays, 6:15 - 8:00 pm

Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei 


A Lenten Retreat of Healing and Renewal

Saturday, March 9, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

For more info...





St. James' Centennial Celebration

Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21

Pukulani Stables & St. James, Kamuela (Waimea)

For more info...







Lay Position Postings

 The following lay positions are currently posted on the Diocesan website HERE:




(Office of the Bishop)




(Cathedral of St. Andrew) 



Second Sunday in Lent

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 218



"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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February 19, 2013


Bishop Bob's Blog is up and running!
Bea Bishop at PagudpudEveryone can now follow Bishop Bob's sabbatical adventures through his blog on the diocesan website. For those that have "liked" the Episcopal Church in Hawaii's Facebook page, or are Twitter or Facebook friends with the Bishop, you've been able to follow him through his postings. These postings are now available to everyone on the diocesan website by clicking on the Bishop's Blog link found on the homepage. The Bishop is currently in the Philippines, and there are lots of great photos he has shared.  He is pictured here with Bea at a beach in Pagudpud where they enjoyed a picnic on the beach.  Be sure to read about all of his travels!

Clergy Transitions  By Cn. Liz Beasley

Buechele The Rev. Tom Buechele is concluding his time as an Interim at St. Jude's, Ocean View, at the end of February. Buechele has been serving at St. Jude's for the past year and has helped the congregation grow their outreach into the community and also decide the shape of their future ministry. Buechele, who is officially retired, is not simply going home to rest, however. Next he will be working with the Rev. David Stout, Priest-in-Charge of St. James, Kamuela, to build up St. Columba's, Pauuilo. St. Columba's was made a preaching station, under the oversight of St. James, several years ago. It is now seeing new growth. Buechele will be a Missioner at St. Columba's for the next six months, beginning March 1. Mahalo, Tom+!


The battles have begun! Learn about our Saints!

Lent Madness  

Lent Madness has begun! February 14th marked the first official match up of Lent Madness with Jonathan Daniels vs. Macrina the Younger, and by 3:30 EST, the daily web traffic record from last year was smashed! Daniels won the first round, and the battles continue.  Be sure to take a moment to learn about all the different saints of the Episcopal calendar, and vote for your favorites daily!  It's a great way to bring some fun into a normally somber Lenten discipline.

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 Holy Sovereign, which is what Lent Madness is really all about--learning about our saints.


This year, Father Damien will be in the mix--- mark your calendars and be sure to vote for him on March 1, when he will be up against Frances Perkins.  To learn more, visit the Lent Madness website HERE.


A Lenten Retreat of Healing and Renewal

Lenten retreat logoTrinity By-the-Sea in Kihei, Maui, will be hosting a Lenten Retreat of Healing and Renewal, utilizing the teachings of Jesus and the Gifts of Creation-- Water, Fire, Earth, Air. The retreat will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, and will be facilitated by Roxanne Whitelight, Cris South, Paula Baldwin and Austin Murray.  This retreat will explore the use of the elements of earth, air, fire and water as agents of our journey through the Lenten process of healing and renewal. For more information and to RSVP for this special Lenten event, visit the diocesan event website HERE.

Vespers at  Hānaiakamālama comes to the
Queen Emma Summer Palace
Denyse Ockerman 
The 'Iolani Guild in partnership with the Daughters of Hawai'i, are bringing actress Denyse Ockerman and playwright Jackie Johnson from Hilo to Honolulu, for a repeat performance of the play presented during the Sesquicentennial Celebrations. 
Jackie Johnson, Chair of the Performing Arts Department at UH Hilo, focuses her creative talents on the strong female leaders in Hawaiian history by bringing them to life in her plays. "Vespers" is the service performed at sunset and "Hānaiakamālama" is the Hawaiian name for Queen Emma's Summer Palace. To have the play performed at 5:30 pm on the grounds of the Queen Emma Summer Palace, places this story in its setting. While Denyse, as Emma, ponders the turning points in her eventful life, the audience will witness history come to life.
"Vespers at Hānaiakamālama" will be presented on Friday, March 15, 2013, 5:30 pm, at the Queen Emma Summer Palace located at 2913 Pali Highway in Honolulu. There is no charge for admission but a calabash bowl will be available to accept donations. Following the performance there will be light refreshments and ukulele music in a setting conducive for conversation.

ECW Annual Quiet Day Retreat

Many Paths... One Journey 

St Anthony retreat center

The Episcopal Church Women of Hawai'i will hold their annual "Quiet Day"  retreat on Saturday, March 16, 2013, beginning at 8:30 am, at the St. Anthony Retreat Center in Honolulu. The Rev. Martha Blanchett will be the Guest Spiritual Leader.  Cost is $20 per person, lunch included. To register, download the form HERE, or visit the diocesan event listing HERE for more information.


Emmanuel offers Silent Prayer during Lent

EmmanuelHanchett Chapel Emmanuel 

It is Lent!  Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua is offering silent prayer time in their lovely Hanchett Memorial Chapel (named for Bishop Lani Hanchett and his wife Puanani). The Chapel  is open for silent prayer Monday through Friday, from 6:00 am - 7:00 am, during Lent.  Fresh brewed coffee is served and all are welcome!  Emmanuel Episcopal Church is located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua. For more information call the church office at 262-4548.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2013:

"Learn more, give alms, share what you have."

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori presents a challenge in her Lent Message 2013 to pray, fast, study and give alms.


Jefferts schori advent I wish you a blessed Lent.


Lent is the ancient season of preparation.  Preparation for Baptism at the Easter Vigil and it's a season of solidarity with those who are being formed to be disciples of Jesus and missionaries in God's mission.

We form people in a sense that God dreams of a healed world, a world restored to peace with justice, and some of the ancient images of that healed world are those of the prophets.  One of the famous ones from Isaiah is an image of people having a picnic on a mountainside, enjoying rich food and well-aged wine.  That image of being well-fed is particularly poignant in a world like ours where so many go hungry.



Episcopal Church offers Lenten Resources & Meditations

Resources, meditations and study guides for experiencing a reflective Lenten season are available from the Episcopal Church. Click on the following links to be taken to the resource site:


2012 Constitutions-Canons

Episcopal Church Canons and Constitution now available online and for pre-order


The Episcopal Church Canons and Constitution, updated following the 2012 General Convention, is available online as a PDF file from the General Convention office, and pre-order from Church Publishing Inc. (CPI). The Canons and Constitution reflect all changes that became effective January 1, 2013.

  • Download the Canons and Constitution at no fee HERE.
  • Download particular sections as PDFs at no fee through the Archives of the Epuiscopal Church HERE.
  • Pre-order a copy of the Canons and Constitutions from Church Publishing HERE.

For more information e-mail Christopher Barajas, General Convention Staff Assistant for Publications.


Presiding Bishop Opens Inaugural Meeting of Structure Task Force

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, opened the inaugural meeting of the Episcopal Church Task Force for Church Structural Reform on February 14, 2013, with overviews of the church and their task.  The following are the Presiding Bishop's opening remarks:


Jefferst Schori at GC2012 As this body begins its work together, I want to offer a broad sketch of who and what this Church is today.  I am deeply aware that many Episcopalians have a good understanding of their local congregations, but often lack the broader awareness of who and what we are.  I'm also going to suggest a handful of broad areas of developmental work that I see us as a church beginning to engage.  Your task is to bring all of your creativity, strategizing, thought and prayer to the work of suggesting how we might better support and undergird and challenge the life and work of this Church and to do it with as one person says, sheer holy boldness.  Read more...



Episcopal Task Force for Church Structural

Reform Issues Statement

The Episcopal Church Task Force for Church Structural Reform has issued a statement following the group's inaugural meeting which took place February 14 - 16, 2013:


At the 77th General Convention, the Holy Spirit called The Episcopal Church to reimagine itself and how it can more deeply live into its identity in our rapidly changing world. The church responded to this call by unanimously adopting Resolution C095 in both houses, which created and commissioned this task force. On February 14, the appointed task force enthusiastically convened to begin our work.  In our three days of discussion, prayer, and worship together, we have been energized by the diversity of talents, cultures, and life experiences present at the table, and we have been inspired by our shared love for the church and our passion for the creative work before us.  (To read the statement in its entirety, click 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.



Micronesian Cultural Awareness Program (MCAP) Presentation 


Get ready for some Lent Madness


Continuing Education Opportunity Emotional Intelligence, February 25 - March 1, 2013


Clergy Transitions The Rev. Heather Mueller


Annual Chrism Mass Announced March 21, 2013


Presiding Bishop on Gun Violence


Updated Lesson Plans that Work


New Schedule of Webinars




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

Deadline is March 28, 2013


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



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