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In This Issue:
+ A Message from the Bishop: Prayer for Boston
+ St. Andrew's Priory Summer Programs
+ Our Young People are the Future
+ Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground
+ Property Survey Coming Out this Week
+ Strategic Grant Development Workshop
+ Province VIII ECW Meeting
+ An Uncommon Kindness
+ Presiding Bishop Offers Prayer for Boston
+ Scholarship Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Grants
+ Registration Now Open for 2013 TENS Conference
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Upcoming Meetings

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April Governance Meetings

Saturday, April 20, 2013:

The 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


Young Adult Gathering at REAL

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 pm

REAL, 1020 Auahi St., 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...




Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service

Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 pm

St. Michael's, Lihue

For more info...


St. Damien Film Showing

Saturday, April 20, 4:00pm & Sunday, April 21, 8:30am

St. Michael's, Lihue

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...


St. John's Rummage & Bake Sale

April 26 & 27

St. John's, Kula




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.)




Fourth Sunday

of Easter

O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people: Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 225



"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 16, 2013


A message from the Bishop

A Prayer for Boston

Bishop head 2012 With news from Boston, please pray for all those immediately impacted -- especially those killed and their families, and those injured.  I also ask that everyone offer a prayer for protection in this time of confusion and anxiety:

Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of your servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by your gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick,  Bishop
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i and

The Episcopal Church in Micronesia

St. Andrew's Priory Summer Programs
Priory girls
St. Andrew's Priory Summer Program extends an opportunity and is welcome to students who wish to experience fun and learning through a combination of academics, athletics, enrichment, and arts courses. 
The Priory Summer Program is open for enrollment to boys and girls entering Kindergarten through the 12th grade. Our summer program begins with six weeks of morning academics and afternoon social activities open to all English proficient students.  It ends with the Summer Adventure Program, a day camp/activities social program (non-academic) open to all Kindergarten through 8th grade boys and girls. 
English proficiency is not required for the Summer Adventure Program.  These programs allow students a continuous learning experience in a challenging yet caring environment.  The foundation of our Summer Program is our own core of Priory faculty augmented with quality instructors from across the state. For more information, please see our summer program catalog and registration forms on our website HERE or call 532-2464.
Our Young People are the Future...
A welcome from Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director
Aloha and many blessings to you!
Sarah KlitzkeAs the new Youth Director of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i, I would like to invite and encourage the youth of this Diocese to an exciting time in our church life. We are truly in a time of change and vibrancy in the Episcopal Church. With more youth becoming involved in making a difference in the world around them every single day, the time is right for youth to foster new ideas for growth and worship in the church. I look forward to a challenging and dynamic future, full of fresh ideas and innovation in spirituality, while still incorporating and embracing tradition and sacred roots of the Episcopal Church.  (READ MORE)

Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground

Diocesan Summer Youth Camp


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Diocesan Youth Director, Sarah Klitzke, recently 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 and to register, visit the event webpage HERE.  If you have any questions, please e-mail Sarah Klitzke, or call her at 808-536-7776, ext. 309.

Property Survey Coming Out this Week
The property survey (mentioned in the March 18 E-News) will be released later this week with a link sent to all wardens and clergy. Only one survey per church is needed, so please determine who at your church will fill it out. 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 diocese, and we look forward to receiving everyone's responses.
The committee has divided up the congregations in the diocese and you should be hearing from a committee member sometime this week. In general, the churches have been divided up as follows:
The Big Island of Hawai'i - Cecilia Fordham
Maui - Bill Rees
Kaua'i - Keane Akao
Windward O'ahu - John Hawkins
West O'ahu - Dot Shigemura
Honolulu churches are being divided amongst all the committee members. Please feel free to contact any of us with questions you may have, through the linked names above.
Strategic Grant Development Workshop
ISFD logoThe Institute for Strategic Funding Development (ISFD) will be sponsoring a 3-day Strategic Grant Development Workshop at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, on May 20 - 22, 2013. The workshop is designed to teach the basics of grant writing for industry professionals. It provides a comprehensive overview of effective grant development techniques, including: finding best fit funding resources, creating innovative programs, and planning for funding sustainability. For more information and to register online, visit their website HERE, or call 877-414-8991.  

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Province VIII ECW Meeting

Special Presentation: Bad Girls of the Bible

 The Diocese of Spokane, Women in Ministry, will be hosting the Province VIII ECW (Episcopal Church Women) meeting on June 21 - 23, 2013, in Spokane and Wallace, Idaho. The meeting will include a special presentation entitled "Bad Girls of the Bible", and is about living into the Resurrection with its pain and indescribable joy and promise. 


For more information and to download the schedule and registration form, click HERE. Deadline to register is June 15, but special lodging rates are available through June 6 (see registration form). If you have questions, please contact the Diocese of Hawai'i ECW President, Louise Aloy at 246-9830, or e-mail her.


An Uncommon Kindness:

Film showing about St. Damien at St. Michael's

Uncommon Kindness  Emmy Award winning filmmaker and creator of the Sesquicentennial documentary for the Diocese of Hawai'i, Stephanie Castillo, will be showing a film she wrote and directed about St. Damien. There will be two showings at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue, Kaua'i, on April 20 and 21, in conjunction with services celebrating St. Damien's Feast Day.  For more information, visit the diocesan event page HERE.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Presiding Bishop Offers Prayer for Boston
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori calls for prayer following the explosions in Boston, MA, and offers the following prayer:
Gracious God, you walk with us through the valley of the shadow of death.  We pray that the suffering and terrorized be surrounded by the incarnate presence of the crucified and risen one.  May every human being be reminded of the precious gift of life you entered to share with us.  May our hearts be pierced with compassion for those who suffer, and for those who have inflicted this violence, for your love is the only healing balm we know. May the dead be received into your enfolding arms, and may your friends show the grieving they are not alone as they walk this vale of tears.  All this we pray in the name of the one who walked the road to Calvary.

Scholarship Applications Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Grants

 Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 awarding of more than 60 scholarships from the Episcopal Church. Scholarships are available for ethnic communities, children of missionaries, bishops and clergy, and other particular wide-ranging eligibility for education and training.

The list of trust funds and scholarships as well as key information can be found HERE. Applicants are strongly encouraged to read each trust and identify in the application those trust funds that best fit their own profile.
Requirements for applying for the scholarships include: the applicant must be an Episcopalian, must be a member of an Episcopal Church, and must have the endorsement of his/her bishop. Potential applicants should contact their bishops for the application and other pertinent information. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2013.


***For endorsements of members in Hawai'i, please contact the Bishop's Office by e-mail HERE.***  


 Registration Now Open for
2013 TENS Stewardship Conference
TENS 2013
In the last issue of the E-News, we announced that registration for the TENS Conferece in Utah was now open, but we have since learned that for the first time ever, portions of the conference will also be broadcast live via the web!
This is great news, especially for congregations here in Hawai'i. To view the plenaries and workshops that will be available through the webcast, click HERE. All times shown are MST (Mountain Standard Time). The workshops will be in real-time and are not available for re-broadcast. The cost for the webcast package is $75.
The conference will be taking place July 12 & 13, at the Episcopal Commons of Utah, in Salt Lake City, and 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

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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.



New Administrative Assistant Joins Bishop's Office Katrina Luksovsky


New Coordinator for EfM Peter Carson


Rest in Eternal Peace, John McCreary


Mission Beyond the Church: Now Accepting Grant Request for Proposals


Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground


St. James to Celebrate their Centennial April 20


EYE14 - Following Casey's Journey


Daughter's of the King to Celebrate All Saints' Day


Registration now open for 2013 TENS Stewardship Conference July 12 - 13, Salt Lake City, UT




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  



Clergy Transitions The Rev. Heather Mueller


Presiding Bishop on Gun Violence



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