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In This Issue:
+ 'Iolani Guild Luncheon Meeting
+ Youth Famine Retreat
+ Reminder: Deadline for Bishop's Scholarship Funds for 2013-2014
+ EYE14 Hawai'i Youth Selected for Planning Team
+ Church Property Survey
+ Church Leaders on Pope Francis
+ Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church
+ Episcopal House of Bishops Message
+ Episcopal Church Office of Communications on Marketing
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April Governance Meetings

Saturday, April 20, 2013:

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

11:00 am - Diocesan Council

1:00 pm - Commission on Ministry


Tuesday, April 23, 2013:

St. George's, Honolulu

5:00 pm - Standing Committee


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*Regional Confirmations are listed under each island in Parish Happenings below.


Chrism Mass

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

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


'Iolani Guild Luncheon Meeting

Saturday, March 23, 11:00 am

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu

For more info...


Youth Famine Retreat

April 26 - 28

St. George's. Honolulu

For more info...


Parish Happenings


Cathedral Holy Week Choral Concert

Sunday, March 24, 5:30 pm

Cathderal of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


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

Lenten Fridays

Fridays during Lent, Prayer 5:30 pm, Stations of the Cross & Benediction, 6:00 pm

St. Mark's, Honolulu

For more info...


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

For more info... 


Windward Regional Confirmation

Saturday, April 6, 3:00 pm

St. Christopher's, Kailua

For more info...


Relay for Life

Friday, April 19 - 20, 7:00 pm

Waipahu High School, Waipahu

For more info...


West Oahu Regional Confirmation

Saturday, April 20, 5:00 pm

St. Stephen's, Wahiawa

For more info...


Epiphany Spring Bazaar

Saturday, April 20, 8:00 am

Epiphany, Honolulu

For more info...


Honolulu Regional Confirmation

Sunday, May 5, 2:00 pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...




Kaua'i 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...


Maui Regional Confirmation

Sunday, April 14, 3:00 pm

Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

For more info...




Lenten Series: Holden Evensong, Soup Supper

Wednesdays through March 27, 6:00 pm

St. James, Kamuela (Waimea)

For more info...


St. James' Centennial Celebration

Saturday & Sunday, April 20 & 21

Pukulani Stables & St. James, Kamuela (Waimea)

For more info...


Big Island Regional Confirmation

Saturday, May 11, 11:00 am

Christ Church, Kona

For more info...





Lay Position Postings

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




Sunday of the Passion:

Palm Sunday

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jessus Christ to take upon him our nature and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; 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. 219



"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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March 18, 2013


'Iolani Guild Luncheon Meeting:
In Honor of Kahu Darrow Aiona
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The theme for our quarterly luncheon meeting on Saturday, March 23,2013, will be: "A Tribute to the late Rev. Darrow Aiona" who was the Chaplain of 'Iolani Guild until he passed away.  Kahu Darrow's friend, Kealoha Kelekolia (a retired Educational Specialist from the Bishop Museum) will be our guest speaker.
Our meeting will start at 11:00 am, at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in the Von Holt Room, with devotions and then a business meeting. Please bring a favorite dish to share at our potluck luncheon.  Guest speaker Kealoha will share stories about Kahu Darrow and his passion for being a docent at the Bishop Museum.  Rounding out his presentation, Kealoha will bring his 'ukulele and some song sheets to lead us in singing some beloved Hawaiian songs.
Our upcoming 'Iolani Guild luncheon meeting  promises to have some touching remembrances and some fun times together.  Please join us on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

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Youth Famine Retreat Coming Up!

St. George's Episcopal Church will be the site of a diocesan youth retreat that will have participants fast for 30 hours. As part of World Vision's 30 Hour Famine event, youth learn about hunger and fundraise to help feed and care forchildren living in poverty. 


The retreat will take place on April 26 - 28, 2013, and is open to all youth in grades 6 - 12. The registration cost of this retreat is waived, but participants are asked to make a donation of $30 towards their own fundraising efforts. For more information, forms and to register, go to the event webpage HERE. Deadline to register is April 10, 2013.


There may be some travel assistance for Neighbor Island youth. Please submit the Youth Travel Scholarship form that can be found on the event wenbsite. If you have any questions, contact Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director by e-mail or call her at 808-536-7776, ext. 309.


Reminder: Deadline for Bishop's Scholarship Funds for 2013- 2014 year coming up

 The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available for students in the Diocese of Hawai'i. Completed scholarship applications must be submitted to the Office of the Bishop by 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 28, 2013, and parents/students will be notified at the end of April. For more information on eligibility requirements, the application process, and to download the application forms, click HERE. Should you have any questions, please contact Irina Martikainen in the Bishop's Office at 808-536-7776, ext. 302, or e-mail her.


EYE14 - Hawai'i Youth Selected for Planning Team

Casey NakamuraDuring the 2011 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) and Mission in Minnesota, the Hawai'i delegation had a blast worshipping and making new friends from around the globe.  With over 1,300 Episcopal high school youth and adult leaders in attendance, the event was a tranformative experience for many. 


Casey Nakamura, one of the youth from All Saints' Church on Kaua'i, was a freshman at the time, and before leaving, declared her desire to be on the planning and design team for the next event in 2014. Her prayers were answered last week in an announcement from the Episcopal Church.  Out of 70 applicants, 14 were selected for this monumental task that will have them traveling several times over the next 16 months to plan the next event.  EYE14 will be taking place in Pennsylvania in July 2014.  Casey will be documenting her journey through a blog on the diocesan website and other social media avenues.  Congratulations Casey!


 Church Property Survey
By Dot Shigemura
A group has been formed by the Bishop to help research and document information about all the properties of the Diocese.  While we find that we have good data on every property regarding site plans and valuations, we find that we don't have as good information when it comes to possible upcoming repairs and needs throughout the properties, and  how all our properties are used throughout the week.

A short electronic survey will be forwarded to all clergy, wardens and treasurers in early April, with a response date of mid-April.  The survey will provide a broad overview of each property that will be helpful to understand what the collective needs and uses of our properties are around the state.
Should  you have any questions, please contact any of the group's members: Dot Shigemura, Keane Akao, Cecilia Fordham, John Hawkins, or Bill Rees.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Pope Francis  
Church Leaders on Pope Francis
As the annoucenement of Cardinal Bergoglio as successor to His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, leaders from around the world shared statements about his election, including the Episcopal Church's Presiding and the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Jefferst Schori at GC2012 From Presiding Bishop Kathering Jefferts Schori:
"The Episcopal Church will pray for the new Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis I, and for the possibility of constructive dialogue and cooperation between our Churches."
Archbishop Welby From the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Justin Welby:
"We wish Pope Francis every blessing in the enormous responsibilities that he has assumed on behalf of Roman Catholics around the world.  His election is also of great significance to Christians everywhere, not least among Anglicans. We have long since recognized - and often reaffimed - that our churchces hold a special place for one another. I look forward to meeting Pope Francis, and to walking and working together to build on the consistent legacy of our predecessors. May our love of Christ unite us, and instensify our service in a genuine and gruitful ecumenism that can be a blessing for the Body of Christ throughout the world."  (Click HERE to read his full statement.)

Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church:

"Carrying the Blessing"

Recovery MinistriesRecovery Ministries invite you to join them for Gathering 2013: Carrying the Blessing, taking place April 4 - 5, 2013, in San Anotnio, Texas. Recovery Ministries is an independent, nationwide network of Episcopal laity, clergy, diocese, schools, agencies and other institutions, all with a common commitment to address the effects of addiction, in relation to the church's mission. For more information and to register, click HERE.


Episcopal House of Bishops offers A Word to the Church: Godly Leadership in the Face of Violence
During a recent retreat in North Carolina, the House of Bishops shared the following message:


Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:


Your House of Bishops has gathered in retreat from March 8-12 at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC.  The theme for our days together has been "Godly Leadership in the Midst of Loss."  We have heard moving reflections on loss in the wake of: the shootings in Newtown, Hurricane Sandy, the ongoing struggles in Haiti, historical trauma experienced by Native Americans in South Dakota, and physical illness.  Being together in conversation, prayer and common worship, we have shared the reality of new life in the resurrected Jesus who has overcome death and redeems our losses.
Our time together has brought us to a new place of recognition with respect to how violence infects, and affects, our lives.  We have considered how the reality of violence in our world, our society, our churches, our homes, and ourselves alienate us from God and each other.  And we repent that we have too often neglected to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation.  In this Lenten season we pray:  "Accept our repentance, Lord, for the wrongs we have done: for our blindness to human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty."  (From the Litany of Penance for Ash Wednesday, BCP p. 268)  READ MORE...

Episcopal Church Office of Communication presents White Paper on Marketing for Churches

The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, in collaboration with  The Living Church Foundation, has issued a White Paper to guide congregations and to assist them in marketing and advertising efforts as part of their evangelism initiatives. 


Marketing Your Parish: Advertising Best Practices for Effective Evangelism, is available at no fee HERE


"We're working to equip Episcopal parishes with skills needed for evangelism in the 21st century," commented Anne Rudig, Episcopal Church Director of Communication. Based on articles written by the Rev. Jake Dell that first appeared in the September 2012 and the January 2013 issues of The Living Church, the White Paper is geared to both congregations that are just starting with their marketing-as-evangelism plans, including websites and social media, and to those with established marketing campaigns who wish to learn more ways.


For more information, contact Jake Dell.


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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.



Reminder: Annual Chrism Mass * Clergy Educational Day coming up


2013 Tax Guide Available Now


Presiding Bishop on Good Friday Offering for Jerusalem and Middles East


General Convention 2014 Dates Announced


EYE14 Dates and Location Announced




Special Announcement - Diocesan Youth Director Hired Sarah Klitzke




Bishop Bob's Blog is up and running!


Clergy Transitions The Rev. Tom Buechele


The battles have begun! Learn about our Saints!


Emmanuel offers Silent Prayer during Lent
Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2013
Episcopal Church offers Lenten Resources & Meditations  



Get ready for some Lent Madness


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 




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


Christmas 2012 Message  




Bishop Fitzpatrick on the Connecticut Tragedy


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


Presiding Bishop on the Connecticut Tragedy


Church Publishing launches e-Book edition of 1979 BCP



Contact Information
Office of the Bishop
229 Queen Emma Square
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418