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In This Issue:
+ A Message from Bishop Fitzpatrick on Sean Brown
+ Disaster Preparedness
+ Clothing Drive for Saipan
+ Reduce Gun Violence
+ Congratulations to A Cup of Cold Water
+ A message from Diocesan Youth Director
+ Ho'olohe Pono: To Listen Intently
+ Conscious Living
+ Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story
+ Hawai'i Sacred Choir to Sing at Ely Cathedral
+ Reminder: Bishop's Christmas Card Contest
+ Leadership Development Opportunities from Alban
+ Save the Date! Churchwide Conference
+ Registration Now Open for 2013 TENS Conference
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July Governance Meetings

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Commission on Ministry only

(Time & Location TBA)


Saturday, July 20, 2013

8:00 am - 11:00 am - Standing Committee only

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


***There will be no Diocesan Council meeting in July.***


Convention XLV
The 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
October 25 & 26, 2013
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Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training and Safeguarding God's Children Sessions are shown under island Parish Happenings.


Hui Pu: Breaking New Ground

(Diocesan Summer Youth Camp)

July 5 - 12

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info...


Stewardship Retreat

September 27 - 29

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info...


Parish Happenings

Safeguarding God's Children
Sunday, June 23, 12:00 pm
St. Nicholas, Kapolei

Pauhana on the Parish Lawn
Sunday, June 23, 5:30 pm
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Reduce Gun Violence Presentation
Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 pm
St. Clements, Honolulu

Car Wash & Bake Sale for Youth Outreach Programs
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, August 3
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
Call 845-2112 for more info

Cooking for the Homeless
Saturday, June 30, 2:00 pm
Shigemura Home, Honolulu

Ho'olohe Pono: To Listen Intently
July 7 - 20
O'ahu & Moloka'i

Conscious Living
Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am
St. Mary's, Honolulu

Daughters of the King Event
Friday, November  1, 6:00 pm
St. Timothy's, Aiea


Saturday Evening Jazz Vespers Communion Service
Ongoing Saturdays, 5:15 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue

8th Annual FiF Dodgeball Tournament
July 26 & 27
All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a


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


Brown Bag Bible Study
Tuesdays at 12:00 pm
St. James, Kamuela

The Labyrinth Book Group
Fridays at 9:30 am
Christ Church, Kealakekua

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, June 22, 10:00 am
Christ Church, Kealakekua

Relay for Life
July 13 & 14
Old Airport Beach Park, Kailua-Kona




Temporary Summer Positions during Hui Pu, the Diocesan Youth Camp, in July:
Camp Counselor
Kitchen Coordinator

For more information, or if you would like to post a position, go to the diocesan webpage HERE.



Proper 7:

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness; 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. 230



"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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June 17, 2013


Bishop Fitzpatrick
A Message From Bishop Fitzpatrick 
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus,
I write to ask your help. A young adult member of Good Shepherd Church on Maui, Sean Brown, has been selected for the Young Adult Service Corp of the Episcopal Church. He has been assigned to the Asian Rural Institute in Japan. He is now challenged with raising $10,000 to support his new ministry.

I urge all churches and members of our congregation to prayerfully consider supporting Sean in this ministry. Donations can be sent to: 
Church of the Good Shepherd 
Attn: Sean Brown YASC Fund 
2140 Main St. 
Wailuku, HI 96793

We are blessed as Diocese to have young people willing and eager to serve others. Below is a short reflection from Sean on his call to serve and asking for our assistance. 
A Reflection from Sean Brown on being selected for the Young Adult Service Corp of the Episcopal Church:

be·ing /ˈbēiNG/ existence-creature-life-entity-essence (opposite of being) emptiness-nothingness

(Heb 11:1) Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see.

Seeking God, seeking wisdom of truth, in search of my intention, my baptismal identity, every day I question my own being. Wandering, contemplating, discerning, a belly full of why. A man of no plans. A life of openness to serve selflessly. Weeping sorrows of brokenness for truth, a heart of change, desiring a meaningful understanding. Praying for a revolution, a rival, a movement to inspire a radical change. Lord let your blessing flow abundantly clearing my mind without an ounce of doubt. Let it be so, so you may say "it is good", so you may rise to your feet at the right hand in praise toward your children. Help plant a seed in the mind of men so we may see beyond routine beyond our own selfish ways.

I was blessed enough to lay my roots in the Christian faith as a child attending Good Shepherd Church in Wailuku, Maui, for as long as I can remember.

Today, I'm blessed with a new challenge. Blessed to be a part of YASC (Young Adult Service Core), and blessed with serving ARI (Asian Rural Institute).

God has, however, further blessed me with a challenge to raise $10,000 dollars to go on this mission using money as energy and my body as a vessel. READ MORE
Disaster Preparedness - Hurricane Season is here!
By Judi Greer, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
With the hurricane season upon us, I would like to encourage each and every church to take the Disaster Preparedness Plan, handed out at Convention 2008, off the shelf and put together a working committee to get prepared.

I know that this seems a work in futility, but wouldn't you rather be prepared and be able to deal with whatever comes at us, be it a hurricane, fire or flood, than have to pick up the pieces not knowing
how to begin?

The plan has a wealth of information to help you through these steps. I would ask that you take the time now and have a plan in place to handle whatever might happen.

I would suggest you look around your congregation and put together a group of people either with connections with the medical field or organizations like Red Cross to help in time of need. Having a phone
tree on each island would help as well.

Please don't ignore this opportunity to get your churches prepared. Don't forget the Plan is also available on the Diocesan website HERE.
I would be happy to answer any questions or help in any way I can. I can be reached at 808-826-6430, or 808-639-1039, or e-mail me.
Clothing Drive for Saipan
Sunday, June 23 at The Cathedral of St. Andrew
Saipan-Cathedral Justice & Outreach
St. Andrews' Justice & Outreach Committee is collecting gently used warm weather clothing to send to St. Paul's, Saipan. Donations will be gratefully accepted at The Cathedral of St. Andrew on June 23, and will be blessed before committee members pack and ship them off to Saipan.
Over the last four years, the St. Andrews' Justice & Outreach Committee has developed a relationship with St. Paul's Mission in Saipan. With the closing of garment factories there, they minister to unemployed garment factory workers that do not have funds to return home to the Philippines, China, and other developing nations. The clothing that is sent to Saipan enables the people at St. Paul's to earn money by selling those items in a flea market. 
Reduce Gun Violence!  
HPD to Talk at St. Clement's
Swords to Plowshares
Officer Thomas Nitta from the Honolulu Police Department, will be the guest speaker at a gathering at St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. The event, sponsored by St. Clement's Swords to Plowshares, will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 pm. With 35 years of HPD experience, Officer Nitta will help people continue to think about ways to decrease gun violence, talk about what has worked locally, and describes issues involved.

The event is open to the community. St.Clement's is located at 1515 Wilder Avenue. For more information click HERE, or contact the parish at 955-7745, or e-mail the church office.
Congratulations to A Cup of Cold Water, Maui 
Recipient of $15,000 UTO Award
In the April issue of the E-Chronicle, an article appeared about the new outreach ministry on Maui, A Cup of Cold Water, that delivers services and products to individuals around the island who do not have access to basic human needs. The United Thank Offering has awarded $15,000 to this ministry towards the van that will be making the delivery of products and services.

The UTO awarded 48 grants for a total of $1.5 million for the mission and ministry of the Episcopal church and the Anglican Communion. The 2013 grants were awarded to projects in 38 Episcopal Church dioceses, six international provinces and the Domestic Foreign Ministry Society (DFMS) Mission offices. To read the article in its entirety, click HERE

To learn more about A Cup of Cold Water and to support their efforts, visit their webpage on the diocesan website HERE.
A message from Diocesan Youth Director, Sarah Kiltzke:

Camp and Church

Sarah Klitzke If you ask me about the upcoming Hui Pu Episcopal Summer Camp, I am certain the excitement is palpable. This will be the first year (I like to call it the "premier" year) of a new camp, fresh with new life and energy. While I am thankful, as many are, for the years of GodCamp and those who served to make it possible, Hui Pu is hoping to further invigorate and excite our youth in a time of many worldly and cultural changes. Bringing a mix of wilderness, technology, art, games, and spirituality, I am certain that this year of camp will be a success. READ MORE 



Click HERE!!!


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The diocesan summer youth camp at Camp Mokule'ia is coming up, July 5 - 14. Organizers are currently recruiting high school youth to take part in the Kokua Program, and adults for two paid camp positions. For more information or if you have any questions about the camp, contact Sarah Klitzke by e-mail, or call her at 808-536-7776, ext. 309. 

Ho'olohe Pono ... "To Listen Intently"
St. Andrews' Justice and Outreach Committee shares the following event gathering/retreat by InterVarsity Hawai'i:

For two weeks in July you have an opportunity to experience living in an intergenerational, interdenominational and multiethnic 'ohana/retreat-style setting.  We will study scripture, pule (pray), eat together, serve, kanikapila (play music) and learn from God, one another and our guests as we ho'olohe pono (listen intently).   Due to many historical injustices by descendants of early Christian missionaries, a painful disconnect exists between much of the native Hawaiian community and Christian community. Many leaders of the Hawaiian community do not see the church involved in issues of justice toward the betterment and future of Hawai'i's native people. This is an opportunity to live out our faith by taking the time to listen to the voices of those often unheard and overlooked. In listening to their voices and opening our hearts to God's Spirit, we can seek steps that would lead to reconciliation and spreading God's aloha. Some of the people we will listen to include Hawaiian kupuna (elders) of various communities (including Kalaupapa on Moloka'i), taro farmers, educators and cultural practitioners.  This immersion experience begins on O'ahu on July 7th through the 12th. On July 13th through the 20th the group goes to the island of Moloka'i. 

For more information, visit the InterVarsity Hawai'i website HERE, or download the brochure HERE. If you have any questions, contact Moani Sitch at 808-342-7896, Brenda Wong at 808-478-6933, or e-mail Jennifer Steele


Conscious Living 
A One-Day Workshop with Missionary Hugh Kaiser
Hugh KaiserSt. Mary's will be hosting a one-day workshop with missionary Hugh Kaiser, entitled Conscious Living, on Saturday, July 20, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Kaiser is a missionary to Indonesia and the Philippines, leader of seminars for pastors and church leaders since 1985, active in Asia, Europe, Africa and the USA. For more information and to RSVP, visit the event listing HERE, or call St. Mary's at 949-4655, or e-mail the church office

 Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story

Registration Now Open! September 27 - 29, 2013
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A diocesan stewardship retreat will be taking place at Camp Mokule'ia in September. This weekend offers you powerful stewardship tools to use in your congregation, relationships with others committed to growing in generosity and faith, and worship, fellowship and rest amidst stunning natural beauty! For more information and to register, click HERE, or contact Lindsay Kamm at (808) 245-1752 or e-mail her
Hawai'i Sacred Choir to Sing at Ely Cathedral, Britain 
Auditions now in progress - Children & Adults 
Sacred choir  
A message from the Rev. Daniel Werning, Choirmaster of the Hawai'i Sacred Choir:
It isn't often that good singers can sing great music in a great British cathedral. But you can: Consider singing 7 services with us in July 2014 at Ely Cathedral, 7th longest in the world and the favorite recording venue for John Rutter (the Lady Chapel at Ely). It was an honor being chosen by Ely to sing in place of their boy-and-adult choir while it is on holiday, and our choir will be held to the highest standards in performance there.

What we will sing:
6 large-scale Magnificats and Nunc Dimittis's: John Ireland, Mark Blatchley, Philip Moore, Thomas Morley, Bryan Kelly, and Scott Villard.
John McCreary's Hawaiian Mass, set for 4-part chorus
7 motets/anthems in Latin and English
Preces and Responses by John Reading (1645-92)
Psalms, Congregational Hymns and Gregorian "Office Hymns" 
Rehearsals will take place Wednesday evenings starting in September.
Call 220-6969 for more information and an audition.  
Bishop card collageReminder: Bishop's Christmas Card Contest
The Bishop's Office is announcing a first-ever Christmas Card Contest! Submit a picture to be used in the Bishop's Christmas card this year and earn bragging rights! For details and submission guidelines, click HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


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 Leadership Development Opportunities from Alban
Two learning events are being offered by Alban July - September:
Dealing with Congregational Discord. This is "conflict 101." The basics that equip you to recognize and engage productively with the disagreements and the sharp edges of normal congregational life - and to do so with skill and confidence.

Dealing with Difficult Behavior. This event focuses especially on those occasions in which you encounter behavior that is blocking effectiveness and meaningful relationships - everything from annoying, to controlling, to downright abusive. Learn when to act, when to back off, when to call in reinforcements.

Click on the name of the event for all the information - dates, places, content, cost, discounts, the works. Move into fall with stomach calm and feet firmly on the ground - glad to be in ministry.
Save the date! Churchwide Conference April 2014 
Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal gathering to challenge the epidemic of violence 
Bishops, clergy and laity from throughout the Episcopal Church are invited to gather April 9 - 11, 2014 to explore one of the major issues in today's society - violence in all its forms.

Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal gathering to challenge the epidemic of violence, will be held at the Reed Center and Sheraton in Oklahoma City, OK (Diocese of Oklahoma).

The conference will include worship, plenary sessions, workshops and visits to the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. Schedule details, speakers, workshop titles and registration information will be available in the fall of 2013.
Reminder: Registration Now Open for
2013 TENS Stewardship Conference
TENS 2013
Exploring stewardship as a response of faithfulness will be the major focus of the 2013 Conference of The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) on July 12 and 13 at the Episcopal Commons of Utah in Salt Lake City, Diocese of Utah.

The conference, centering on the theme Flourish in Faith, is designed to offer congregational and diocesan stewardship teams the theological, scriptural and practical aspects of stewardship information and annual giving.

Keynote presenters include J. Clif Christopher, well-known author of Not Your Parents' Offering Plate and Rich Church Poor Church, and Bishop Bruce Caldwell, retired bishop of the Diocese of Wyoming. (Sister Joan Chittister, had to postpone her engagement until the 2014 TENS Conference) In addition, to the plenaries, sixteen workshops will be offered on topics that range from capital campaign readiness to stewardship in Latino congregations. 
To download info on the webcast package, click HERETo learn more about the conference and to register, visit the TENS website 

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 JUNE 2013


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  on the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue.

Clergy Transitions
Harper, Martinson, Newman, Jackson, Barham

Training People for Ordination

New Revision of Ministry Guidelines Completed

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings Announced

Scholarship Awards Announced

Hui Pu: Seeking Applicants

Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story

Videos Available from the Episcopal Church

Engaging Leaders, Transforming Lives


Searching for a Priest in the Diocese of Hawai'i

Louise Aloy in TENS Newsletter

Stewardship Retreat Coming Up

Bishop's Christmas Card Contest


Bishop: Prayer for Boston

St. Andrew's Priory Summer Programs

Our Young People are the Future

Province VIII ECW Meeting June 21 - 23, 2013

Presiding Bishop: Prayer for Boston



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


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




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Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418