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In This Issue:
+ New Administrative Assistant Joins Bishop's Office
+ New Coordinator for EfM
+ Rest in Eternal Peace, John McCreary
+ Mission Beyond the Church
+ Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground
+ St. Elizabeth's Annual Aloha Music Academy
+ St. James to Celebrate their Centennial
+ Epiphany's Annual Spring Bazaar
+ Youth Famine Retreat
+ EYE14 - Following Casey's Journey
+ Daughter's of the King Event
+ Registration Now Open for 2013 TENS Conference
+ ECF's Upcoming Spring 2013 Web Conferences
+ FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council
+ Anglican Women on Training to Prevent Violence
+ Changing our Culture of Violence
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Upcoming Meetings

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April Governance Meetings

Saturday, April 20, 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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*Regional Confirmations are listed under each island in Parish Happenings below.


Youth Famine Retreat

April 26 - 28

St. George's, Honolulu

For more info...


Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground

(Diocesan Summer Youth Camp)

July 5 - 12

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info...


Parish Happenings


Windward Regional Confirmation

Saturday, April 6, 4:00 pm

St. Christopher's, Kailua

For more info...


Cathedral Choral Evensong

Sunday, April 6, 5:30 pm

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Aloha Music Academy

April 8 - 11

St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

For more info...


Relay for Life

Friday, April 19 - 20, 7:00 pm

Waipahu High School, Waipahu

For more info...


West O'ahu 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

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Daughters of the King Event

Friday, November 1, 6:00 pm

St. Timothy's, Aiea

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 


Maui Regional Confirmation

Sunday, April 14, 3:00 pm

Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

For more info...




Breakfast in Canterbury

Saturdays, April 14 - May 4, 8:30 am

St. James, Kamuela

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:


(No listings at the moment.  If you would like to post a position, go to the diocesan webpage through the link above for instructions.)




Second Sunday

of Easter

Almighty and everlasting God, who is the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; 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. 224



"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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April 3, 2013


New Administrative Assistant Joins Bishop's Office

Katrina LuksovskyThe Office of the Bishop has recently hired a new employee, Katrina Luksovsky, who has joined our team as a part-time Administrative Assistant.  Please join us in welcoming her.


Katrina had worked as a Parish Administrator at Grace Episcopal Church in Orange Park, FL, an Administrative Assistant for a souvenir company in Williamsburg, VA, and as a Food and Beverage/Catering Manager within the Navy and Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Food and Beverage Departments throughout Hawaii, the mainland and Europe.


She is married to Capt. Kyle Luksovsky, SC, USN, who transferred to Pearl Harbor from Washington, DC in January 2013.  They have one daughter, Kelsey, who is attending The University of Florida. 


Katrina and Kyle are parishioners of St. George's Episcopal Church, Honolulu, and are happy to be returning to their church home.  St. George's holds a special place in their hearts because, while stationed in Hawaii the first time (1995-1997), Katrina became an Episcopalian and their daughter was baptized there.  The family has been stationed in Italy, Japan and numerous locations on the mainland.  But, in their 20 years of marriage, Hawaii is the only place Katrina and Kyle have ever considered serving twice.


Katrina is honored and excited to join the Office of the Bishop team and get back to work.  She may be reached at the Office of the Bishop by e-mail or by phone at 808-536-7776, ext. 310; or from Neighbor Islands, 800-522-8418, ext. 310.  Most weeks, she will be in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


New Coordinator for EfM

Peter CarsonOur long time coordinator for the EfM (Education for Ministry) program, the Rev. Carol Arney, has decided to retire after many years of faithful service. Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick has appointed Peter Carson as the new EfM coordinator for the Diocese of Hawai'i. Peter has been involved in the EfM program since 1995 as a student, co-mentor and mentor for a number of classes both in Hawai'i and in Australia. He is a long time member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua, where he currently serves on the Bishop's Committee and heads the Stewardship Committee for Emmanuel.


EfM is an adult formation program that provides laypeople with the education needed to carry out the ministry to which God calls them. It is developed by the Programs Center at the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.


Carson says, "I would like every church in the Diocese to have access to the EfM program as a source of formation to equip our members for ministry in our communities.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about EfM."


Carson can be reached via e-mail or call him at 808-754-3665. 


The following is from an announcement issued by the Cathedral of St. Andrew today, April 3, 2013:


Rest in Eternal Peace, John McCreary

 By Karen Sender

John McCreary It has been a bitter-sweet Easter that marked the passing of our Cathedral Canon and Organist Emeritus, John McCreary, on Holy Saturday, just as the sun was setting and Easter Vigil was beginning. John touched the lives of so many people in Hawai`i and around the world, with both his music and his wit. His 35 years as organist and choral director at St. Andrew's was instrumental in making the Cathedral renowned for sacred music.  He will be greatly missed in our music community. It was touching to see how many of his friends responded to the call to come pray and sing together at Evensong on Easter evening.


John's funeral will be sung at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew on Saturday, April 27, at 11:00 am. Please join us in continued prayers for the repose of his soul and for his family.  

O Lord, support us all the day long, until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world lies hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in thy mercy grant us a safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last.


Mission Beyond the Church:

Now Accepting Grant Request for Proposals

By Rev. Marvin Foltz

We never lack opportunities to assist those who need help the most, yet many times ministries lack funding to implement much-needed public services for the homeless, hungry, elderly on fixed income, single parents, abused or neglected children -- the list goes on.

However, during these most challenging times, our Church is seeking to increase its generosity. The Commission on Mission Beyond the Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii, is pleased to announce its 2013 Request for Proposals for funding new ministries, applicable to all entities of the Diocese, including parishes, schools, shared ministries, and the camp.

This funding will support robust ministries that promote the Diocesan vision and goals which actively foster the growth of the mission of the Church to those who are not yet members, through social justice advocacy, community development, corporal acts of mercy, ecumenism, environmental concerns and disaster preparedness.


There is a total budget for these grants of approximately $17,000 and grants are based upon availability of funds. To download a grant application or the grants policy go to the diocesan forms and documents webpage HERE and scroll down to Grants.


Visit the Commission's Mission Beyond the Church webpage on the diocesan site HERE to learn more.


Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground

Announcing the New Diocesan Summer Youth Camp

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Diocesan Youth Director, Sarah Klitzke, has announced the dates for the summer youth camp at Camp Mokule'ia in July. The newly revamped program features two sessions.  The first session, called 'Opio, is for students entering grades 9 - 12, and will run from July 5 - 11.  The second session is for younger students entering grades 4 - 8, and is called Lokahi. It is a 3-day camp taking place on July 12 - 14. There will also be an opportunity for up to 8 youth from the 'Opio group to become Kokua (Junior Counselors), for the younger session of camp. For more information, visit the event webpage HERE.  Registration details will be posted soon. If you have any questions, please e-mail Sarah Klitzke, or call her at 808-536-7776, ext. 309.


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St. Elizabeth's Annual Aloha Music Academy

Each year, St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Honolulu hosts the Aloha Music Academy, taught by the Aloha Bluegrass Band and other special guests. Keiki and adults learn a variety of musical instruments such as the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, and more, as well as singing and songwriting. This year's event takes place on Monday, April 8 - 11.  For more information and to register, visit the Aloha Bluegrass Band website HERE, or call 808-845-2112.


St. James to Celebrate their Centennial

StJames Centennial badgeFr. David and the members of St. James Episcopal Church will be "Celebrating a Century of Worship in Waimea" as 2013 marks their centennial! A grand church luau will be held on Saturday, April 20, at the Paniolo Preservation Society's Pukulani Stables event center beginning at 5:00 pm. Parishioners from near and far will join in the festivities that will have lots of music and hula performances.  Then on Sunday, April 21, St. James will hold a special Centennial Celebration Worship service beginning at 9:00 am. For more information, visit the diocesan event listing HERE, or contact the St. James' office at 808-885-4923.   

Epiphany's Annual Spring Bazaar
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Epiphany Episcopal Church in Kaimuki will be holding their annual Spring Bazaar on Saturday, April 20, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. There will be lots of great items for sale including plants, baked goods, jams and jellies, clothing, small appliances, books, CDs, and lots of ono food, plus shaved ice by Boy Scout Troop 82.  Parking is available at the municipal lot on 11th and Harding Avenues. For more information, visit the diocesan event listing HERE.

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Reminder:  Sign up for the Youth Famine Retreat 

By Sarah Klitzke

The 30-Hour Famine Retreat for youth in grades 6-12 is approaching quickly.  It will be held on April 26 - 28, at St. George's in Honolulu. There are many ways that you and your congregation can help.  Please help spread the word through church announcements, bulletins, newletters, etc.

Please encourage youth to participate. We are trying to build a strong youth presence in The Episcopal Church of Hawai'i, and would love to see youth take an active role in their faith.  Please encourage them to attend and become a part of this great community.  Registration is available on the Diocesan website HERE

Help youth raise funds for world hunger and poverty in your parish. Donate a portion of your offering or take up a collection. Let youth know that what they are doing is important.  Checks can be made out to World Vision and are tax deductible. 

Have an adult that would like to be involved in the event?  We are looking for two more adults (one male, one female) who would commit to this event. They must be safe-church trained. Please send any inquiries to me through my e-mail.


Pray for this event, and for all youth involved. Pray for the leaders, the youth, and all those whom they are serving by raising funds and awareness of world hunger and poverty.  If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail or call me at 808-536-7776, ext. 309.


EYE14 - Following Casey's Journey

Casey Nakamura

In the last e-news, it was announced that All Saints' youth, Casey Nakamura, was selected to be on the EYE14 planning team. Now you can follow Casey's EYE experience through her blog entitled The Road to EYE. Casey will be heading to her first of several planning meetings on the mainland, April 11 - 14. Please keep Casey in your prayers as she begins this exciting journey!  Her blog link can also be found on the Diocese's website under the Youth & Young Adult webpage.


Daughters of the King to Celebrate

All Saints' Day at St. Timothy's

DOK logo SAVE THE DATE! St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea will be the site of a special service and dinner hosted by The Order of the Daughters of the King, on Friday, November 1, 2013, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. The event is open to everyone in the diocese. Come and learn more about this dynamic group dedicated to "serving our Lord and building up His church." For more information, contact Vicki Millard at 808-422-2286, or visit the diocesan event listing HERE.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Registration Now Open for
2013 TENS Stewardship Conference
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Are you ready to blossom in stewardship?  Are you looking to plant the seeds of faithful giving in your congregation and diocese? Do you want to network with others passionate about generosity and discipleship? If so, be sure to register for the 2013 TENS Flourish in Faith Stewardship Conference on July 12-13 at the Episcopal Commons of Utah, in Salt Lake City.
The conference is designed to offer congregational and diocesan stewardship teams theological, scriptural and practical aspects of stewardship formation and annual giving.  Keynote speakers Sister Joan Chittister and Bishop Bruce Caldwell from the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming will explore: what does it mean to flourish in our faith? How do we find our ground of faith? Is it rooted in a God of abundance, or do we let our faith wither in a culture of scarcity?
To learn more about the conference and to register, visit the TENS website HERE
ECF's Upcoming Spring 2013 Web Conferences

ECF Webinar

As part of the Episcopal Church Foundation's (ECF)  on-going efforts to assist congregations in developing their leadership and financial resources, we are offering a wide range of web conferences for clergy and lay parish leaders this spring. There is no cost to participate in most of the web conferences (there is a nominal fee of $10 to participate in select web conferences as noted) and all lay and clergy leaders are welcome to participate. Topics include stewardship (in English and in Spanish), vestry leadership, capital campaigns, and leadership development.  Click HERE to learn more about the different webinars and to register.


FEMA Seeks Applicants for

Youth Preparedness Council

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking nominations for participants in the Agency's Youth Preparedness Council (YPC). 


The Youth Preparedness Council provides an opportunity for young leaders to serve as a member of a distinguished national council; to complete a youth preparedness project of their choosing; to learn about youth disaster preparedness from the leadership at FEMA and other national organizations dedicated to youth preparedness; to voice their opinions, experiences, and share innovative ideas and solutions; and to participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit where the council meets with emergency management leadership to discuss steps to strengthen the nation's resiliency against all types of disasters.


Anyone between the ages of 12 and 17, who is engaged in individual and community preparedness, is encouraged to apply or be nominated to serve on the Youth Preparedness Council. All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 E.D.T. on April 19, 2013 in order to be eligible.


For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council and FEMA's work on youth preparedness, and to access the application materials, please visit their website HERE

Anglican Women on Training to Prevent Violence
Women from around the Anglican Communion have called for clergy and laity to receive training to "recognize violence and to address it effectively."
In a statement from the Anglican delegation to the U.N.'s Commission of the Status of Women, the international group urged the churches of the Anglican Communion to do whatever they could to address violence against women and girls in their communities.

"It is a proven fact that violence against women and girls adversely impacts all of society," the statement said.

"Violence against women and girls is a cause and consequence of gender inequality and gender injustice, compounded by numerous forms of discrimination. The church worldwide must be part of the solution."
To read the statement in its entirety, click HERE.

Changing our Culture of Violence

The Episcopal Public Policy Network has examined cycles of violence in our culture from a variety of perspectives, and specifically considered the issue of gun violence that has grasped the attention of so many Americans. 


Along with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori's Senate testimony earlier this year, the Executive Council passed a comprehensive resolution urging American policy makers to examine cultural attitudes toward violence, create meaningful federal support for mental healthcare, and pass common-sense gun laws. Click HERE to read more about this important issue and how you might join the efforts of the Episcopal Church to respond to this crisis.  

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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.



Youth Famine Retreat Coming Up April 26 - 28, 2013


EYE14 - Hawai'i Youth Selected for Planning Team


Church Property Survey


Church Leaders on Pope Francis


Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church




2013 Tax Guide Available Now


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  



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



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