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In This Issue:
+ Important EYE'14 Update
+ Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training
+ 8th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival at St. Michael's
+ Episcopal Church Women Meeting
+ Speaker Series at Emmanuel
+ Final Presentation of He Lei, He Aloha
+ 2014 Lenten Meditations Available
+ Suicide Prevention & Awareness
+ Altar Guild Training by the Bishop
+ Safeguarding God's Children Training - Maui
+ A Cup of Cold Water Issues Annual Report
+ Latest Parish Paper Issues Posted on Website
+ Church Websites in the Diocese Get a Facelift!
+ Bishop's Scholarship Funds
+ Scholarships for Seminary Students
+ Safe Church Trainings Starting Up
+ Save the Date! EfM Mentor Training
+ Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014
Contact Information

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your





 Saturday, February 15:


8:30 am - 11:30 am


Upstairs Conference Room #1, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Von Holt Room, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


(There is no Commission on Ministry meeting this month.)




ECW Meeting

Saturday, February 8, 9:30 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu

For more info, e-mail Louise Aloy or call 667-0111


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Monthly Diocesan Youth Gathering - O'ahu

Ongoing first Sunday of each month

Contact for more info...


Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training

Saturday, February 8, 9:00 am

St. Mary's, Honolulu

For more info...


Planned Giving Workshop

Saturday, February 22, 9:00 am

The Cathedral  of St. Andrew

(Limited invitation only)


Chrism Mass & Education Day 

Saturday, April 5, 9:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
2014 Safe Church Trainings have begun. Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. More to come.



Parish Happenings


Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing every Thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
St. Clement's, Honolulu

FREE Friday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
Ongoing every Friday, 12:15 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Zumba at St. Luke's
Ongoing every Saturday, 9:00 am
St. Luke's, Honolulu

Safe TALK: Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
February - June (various dates)

Final He Lei, He Aloha
Thursday, February 13, 6:00 pm
Hawai'i State Library, Honolulu

Speaker Series: Healing an Ahupua'a
Thursday, February 13, 7:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua 

EfM Mentor Training
February 20 - 22
St. Mary's, Honolulu
More info to come...

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, March 1, 8:30 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Speaker Series: Seeds of Hope
Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua
More info coming soon...


Lifetree Cafe at St. Michael's
Ongoing Saturdays, 4:00 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue

First Saturday Markets
Onoing first Saturdays of the month, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
All Saints', Kapa'a

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

Yoga for Everybody
Ongoing every Thursday, 8:45 am
St. Michael's, Lihue

8th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival 
February 7-9
St. Michael's, Lihue

Safe TALK: Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
February - April (various dates)


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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, March 1, 1:00 pm
St. John's, Kula

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, June 7, 8:30 am
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
More info coming soon...


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

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

Studying the Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 pm
St. Columba's, Paauilo

St. James Youth Movie Nights
Every other Friday
St. James, Kamuela
E-mail TIm Bostock

Vistion & Leadership Retreat
Saturday, February 8, 9:00 am
St. James, Kamuela

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 15, 8:00 am
For more info contact St. James

Renewal of Vows to Your Beloved
Saturday, February 15, 5:00 pm
Beach Mass at Kawaihae Harbor
For more info contact St. James

Farewell Potluck for the Buecheles
Saturday, February 22, 6:00 pm
Kawaihae Canoe Club, N. Kohala
For more info contact St. James

Safe TALK: Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
March 27 & 28



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Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany:

 Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins, and give us
the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known
to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p 216


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February 3, 2014


Special Video Presentation Sent to All Churches 
You've heard the term over and over in church and through conversation and e-mails, but just what IS the Diocese of Hawai'i? Hopefully your question was answered at your annual meeting through a special video presentation that was sent to all churches on a DVD. In case you missed it or would like to see it again, it is now posted on the diocesan website HERE.

In a highly informative 16-minute video presentation by Dot Shigemura, and with the help of Luella Windisch, Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick and Rev. Liz Zivanov, not only will you learn exactly what the Diocese of Hawai'i is, but you will meet the staff in the Bishop's Office, and learn what the Diocesan Council is along with all the other committees established to help run the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i. 
So if anyone asks what the Diocese is, you'll be able to explain with confidence--- or easier yet, send them to the website!
Important EYE'14 Update: 
Delegates Announced - First Deposit Due!
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This summer, the triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be held in Philadelphia, PA, followed by 3 days of urban mission. The Diocese of Hawai'i is pleased to announce this year's delegation that consists of 24 high school youth from around the state.  They are are: 
From Good Shepherd, Wailuku, Maui - Zyra Dela Cruz, Nathaniel Idica, Jamie Dela Cruz, Marella Idica; St. John's, Kula, Maui - Duncan Harrison, Christy Fell; All Saints', Kapaa, Kaua'i - Cassie Wilson, Cassidy Yatsko, Grace Yatsko, Alanna Bauman, Mason Tabura, Noah LaMadrid; Epiphany, Honolulu - Jessica Kawehi Perry-Ah Hoy, Deylen Sueoka; Holy Apostle, Hilo - Alexandra Vida; St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu - Joshua Lino, Simo Singeuo, Saimon Singeuo, Mounika Langi; St. Nicholas, Kapolei/ Aiea - Curtis (Trey) Bruce, Tullie St. John, Elizabeth Stacy; St. Peter's, Honolulu - Sonja Barba; St. Augustine's, Kapaau - Melanie Sahagun


There are also six alternates in the event a delegate cannot attend. The adult chaperones are Shana Ikeda, Sarah Klitzke, Viliami Lino, Rev. Ryan Newman, and Logistics Coordinator, Sybil Nishioka.


The first of three deposits is due on February 7. Churches are responsible for submitting payment for their attending youth to the Bishop's Office by February 7. Be sure to read the e-mail notification letter that went out January 29, from Sarah Kliztke. If you have any questions, please e-mail or call Sarah Klitzke at (808) 536-7776, ext. 309.
Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training  
Saturday, February 8, 2014 - O'ahu

A training for anyone who wants to be a Eucharistic Minister and/or Eucharistic Visitor will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 2062 South King Street, Honolulu. The trainer is the Rev. Walter Stevens. 


A Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the Consecrated Elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the Consecrated Elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration. 


For more information and to register, click HERE.


8th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival at St. Michael's

The island of Kaua'i is anxiously awaiting the hugely popular annual Jazz Festival put on by St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue. Two concerts and two free jazz masses feature top jazz musicians from around the world, making this one of the largest jazz events on the island. The music starts this Friday, February 7, and ends on Sunday, February 9. For more information and to purchase tickets to this amazing musical event, visit the St. Michael website HERE or download an informational flier HERE.


Episcopal Church Women Meeting - O'ahu
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The next diocesan Episcopal Church Women (ECW) meeting will be held on Saturday, February 8. from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Von Holt Room. This month's meeting will feature a Diocesan Altar Guild Linen Workshop. For more information and to RSVP, contact ECW President, Louise Aloy at 667-0144, or e-mail her.
Speaker Series at Emmanuel: Healing an Ahupua'a

Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua continues its free community Speaker Series on Thursday, February 13, at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Evelyn Wright, Senior Communications Manager of the Nature Conservancy, who will talk about Hawai'i's unique ecosystem and what the Conservancy is doing statewide.  The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, view the flier HERE


Final Presentation of 
He Lei, He Aloha
 Presentations of "He Lei, He Aloha" featuring the legacies of Queen Lili'uokalani have been proceeding from library to library around our island chain. On Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 6:00 pm, "He Lei, He Aloha" will return to O'ahu for a grand finale at the Hawai'i State Library (Punchbowl and King Street). This participatory experience is powerful and poignant. For more information, download the flier HERE.
2014 ERD Lenten Meditation Booklets Available
Deadline to Order is February 15
The 2014 Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) Lenten Meditations booklets are now available to be ordered.  There are three ways to receive your daily meditations: 
  • E-mail Karen Sender or Lynne Reynolds, who will then do a batch order.
  • Order booklets online HERE directly from ERD.
  • Receive your daily Lenten Meditations by e-mail through the ERD site above.

The deadline to order the Lenten Meditation booklets is Saturday, February 15, in order to be received in time for Lent.


Suicide Prevention & Awareness 
Safe TALK: Tell, Ask, Listen and KeepSafe
All are invited to be a part of Hawai'i's suicide prevention and awareness effort. The University of Hawai'is Department of Psychiatry is hosting a number of training sessions throughout the islands during the months of February through June. Registration is required to attend. To view a listing of all of the sessions and locations, download the informational flier HERE.
Altar Guild Training by the Bishop
Saturday, March 1, at St. Mary's
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be conducting an Altar Guild Training for new and seasoned members of our altar guilds, on Saturday, March 1, 2014, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Honolulu.  Lunch will be provided.  Deadline to RSVP is Friday, February 21. For more information and/or to RSVP, contact the Rev. Greg Johnson or Charlene Date at (808) 949-4655, or e-mail the church office
Safeguarding God's Children Training - Maui
Safeguarding logo A Safeguarding God's Children Training will be taking place on Saturday, March 1, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Kula. Under the Church's Safe Church Policies, this mandatory training is required for all people who work with children in church. For more information and to register, contact Janet Makua at (808) 878-1485, or e-mail her.  
To view other Safe Church trainings taking place around the Diocese, see the article below under Previously Announced Event Reminders.


A Cup of Cold Water Issues Annual Report

Maui's newest and brightest outreach program run by the Episcopal churches on Maui, just released their annual report that can be viewed on the diocesan website or downloaded HERE. A Cup of Cold Water's Care Van reaches out to the homeless and those in need, and after just 2-1/2 months of operations, they have "...served, loved, listened, touched, smiled, offered hope, nourishment, clothing, hygiene items and prayer, when requested.." to 1,850 people in West, South and Central Maui. 

To learn more about this wonderful outreach program and how you can help, visit their webpage HERE
Latest Parish Paper Issues Posted on Website

Just one of the many helpful resources available on the diocesan website is a publication called The Parish PaperIt is a monthly publication for congregations giving "Ideas and Insights for Active Congregations," to which the Diocese subscribes. The issues (two pages each) are listed by date and are posted as they are published and delivered to us.  Be sure to check out January's issue that talks about the big ministry trends for 2014, and actually reflects some of what is going on in our Diocese. Click HERE to visit The Parish Paper page on the website.
Church Websites in the Diocese Get a Facelift!

Since the announcement of the change in the diocesan website host provider a couple weeks ago, over a dozen churches have decided to switch over, and the word is spreading about the great user-friendly tools that are available to create and maintain an informative and attractive website. 

The Communications Contractor, Sybil Nishioka, is available to help create and/or transfer your existing site over to the new provider, while still keeping your current domain address. There are dozens of different design templates to choose from, and she is also able to create special graphic elements and headers for your church. Sites can be simple requiring little maintenance, or more complex and informative where members and visitors visit routinely. You can view a few of the new sites already launched or almost ready to be launched: All Saints', Kaua'i; Grace, Molokai; St. Paul's, O'ahu; St. Peter's, O'ahu; Good Shepherd, Maui

As part of the Diocese's vision to connect all churches to the internet, we will continue to offer a church site at no cost to each church through the new website host provider. If you have any questions or would like more information on setting up a website for your church, please e-mail Communications.
From Fr. Jim at Grace Episcopal on Molokai:
Grace Episcopal Church of Molokai is very pleased to announce it's new website, located at gracechurchmolokai.org. Fond Aloha to all our sister churches in the Diocese! Please check it out and let us know what you think, we'd love to hear from you! E pili mau na pomaika`i ia `oe! May blessings ever be with you!
Mahalo! Fr. Jim
Reminder: Bishop's Scholarship Funds
The Episcopal  Diocese of Hawai'i has two scholarship funds available. The first scholarship fund is the Bishop's Scholarship Fund for students entering kindergarten to grade 12 in the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants must be entering an Episcopal Church-related school in the Diocese of Hawai'i for the first time.  

The second scholarship is The Chang Clergy Children's Scholarship Fund for the children of clergy under the age of 24. Full details can be found HERE.  Deadline to submit the application packet is 4:00 pm, Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Reminder: Scholarships for Seminary Students
The Hawai'i Community Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for the Hawai'i Veterans Goodridge Scholarship and the Juliette M. Atherton Seminary Studies Scholarship. Both of these scholarships support seminary students who intend to become ordained Protestant ministers.

Interested candidates can apply for both scholarships by filling our the Hawai'i Community Foundation's online scholarship application HERE. Deadline to apply is February 20, 2014. For more information, view the memo and informational flier HERE, or call the Hawai'i Community Foundation Scholarship Department at (808) 566-5570.
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Safe Church Trainings Starting Up
The Church's Safe Church Policies require church leadership and those working with children to attend special training classes. The following classes have been set up with more to come. Please read the Safe Church Policies to note the differences between Safeguarding God's Children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training, and to see if you are required to attend a class. 
  • Saturday, February 15 - Safeguarding God's Children (Big Island), Contact St. James Church - (808) 885-3796
  • Saturday, March 1 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (O'ahu) - Click HERE to register
  • Saturday, June 7 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Maui) - Registration information coming soon.
Save the Date! EfM Mentor Training
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There will be a training session for Education for Ministry (EfM) mentors at St. Mary's Church, Honolulu, on February 20 - 22, 2014. Anyone who is interested, please e-mail Peter Carson, or call him at (808) 754-3665. 

What is EfM? EfM is a 4-year adult self-study extension program offered by the School of Theology, University of the South. Every baptized person is called to ministry - the Education for Ministry program provides people with an educational basis to carry out that ministry.
Reminder: Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014
Register Today!
Chrism oils

The annual Chrism Mass of the Diocese will be held on Saturday, April 5, at 9:00 a.m., at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  At this service, the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, and the clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year. 


Kevin MartinBuilding Strong, Vibrant and Growing CongregationsFollowing the Chrism Mass will be an educational day. Special Guest Speaker is the Rev. Kevin E. Martin, retired Dean of the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Dallas, TX, and current Congregational Development Officer for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. Martin is considered one of the foremost experts on congregational development. He is the author of two books, "The Myth of the 200 Barrier" and "5 Keys for Church Leaders", and has written numerous articles on leadership and congregational vitality.


Cost for the day is $30. To register, visit the event webpage HERE

(Note: The Diocese has begun accepting credit card payments for select events through PayPal!)


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Presiding Bishop Calls for Day of Prayer for South Sudan on February 16
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[February 4, 2014] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has called for a Day of Prayer for South Sudan for February 16.
Bishop Jefferts Schori is joined in this call by the Rev. Gradye Parsons, the Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly, and the Reformed Church in America.
"The world is increasingly concerned over the rampant violence in South Sudan," the Presiding Bishop said.  "The recent increase in armed conflict, murder, and mayhem has been fomented in part by inaccurate reports of tribal partisanship.  The new nation needs peace, in order that all its people might thrive. The Episcopal Church of Sudan is partnering with others on the ground in that work of peace-building. The Sudanese communities within our own Episcopal Church have been important and effective leaders in this work. I ask your prayers for peace, as well as your awareness and involvement in the lives of our brothers and sisters across the globe. The Prince of Peace serves the whole world.  As his disciples, may we do no less!"

To read this article in its entirety, click HERE.


Presiding Bishop on LGBT Rights
[January 30, 2014] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement on LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered) rights:
The Episcopal Church has been clear about our expectation that every member of the LGBT community is entitled to the same respect and dignity as any other member of the human family.  Our advocacy for oppressed minorities has been vocal and sustained.  The current attempts to criminalize LGBT persons and their supporters are the latest in a series, each stage of which has been condemned by this Church, as well as many other religious communities and nations.  Our advocacy work continues to build support for the full human rights and dignity of all persons, irrespective of gender, race, national origin, creed, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability or inability.  To do less is effectively to repudiate our membership in the human community.  No one of God's children is worth less or more than another; none is to be discriminated against because of the way in which she or he has been created.  Our common task is to build a society of justice for all, without which there will never be peace on earth.  Episcopalians claim that our part in God's mission is to love God fully, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.  That means all our neighbors.
The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church


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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   
on the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue.
February is Theological Education Month
Bishop's Scholarship Funds Deadline to apply is March 27, 2014
Scholarships for Seminary Students Deadline to apply is February 20, 2014
Announcing the Diocese of Hawai'i's New Website
Safe Church Trainings Starting Up
EfM Mentor Training February 20-22, 2014
Chrism Mass & Education Day 2014  April 5, 2014

Update on the Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review

Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message 2013

Bishop's Online Bible Study Launched

Share God's Love with Gifts for Life

Prayers & Aid for Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Bishop's Christmas Card Contest Winner Announced

Presiding Bishop on the Tragedy in the Philippines

UTO Grant Guidelines Available

Registration Now Open for April 2014 Conference:Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace

Clergy Transition Johnson

Episcopal Church in Hawai'i Affirms Support for Gay Marriage

Education Day & Convention XLV Special E-Chronicle

Episcopal Church Facts & Figures



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