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In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Easter Message 2014
+ New Rector of Epiphany Starts This Week
+ Priory Preview: Grades K-5
+ Speaker Series at Emmanuel
+ Final O'ahu Youth Gathering of the School Year
+ Registration is Now Open for Hui Pu
+ Continuing Education Reports for 2013 Due
+ Apply Now for Nellie Hartman Trust Fund
+ Safe Church Training
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ Applications Now Being Accepted for Diocesan ECW Specials
+ Presiding Bishop's Easter Message 2014
+ Task Force on Study of Marriage
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Upcoming Meetings

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There will be no Governance Meetings in April.   



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ECW Business Meeting

Saturday, June 14, 9:30 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu


ECW Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 13, 8:00 am Registration
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

ECW Business Meeting
Saturday, November 8, 9:30 am
St. Mary's, Honolulu

For more information on these meetings, visit the ECW webpage HERE, or the Diocesan Event Listing HERE.


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Monthly Diocesan Youth Gathering - O'ahu

Ongoing first Sunday of each month

Contact for more info...


Hui Pu Diocesan Camp

June 29 - July 4
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

Eucharistic Minister & Eucharistic Visitor Training

Saturday, June 28, 9:00 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...

Annual Clergy Retreat
August 24-26
Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua
More info to come...

Regional Confirmation Ceremonies are coming up. Check under the island listings for your area.

Legacy Society Gatherings
Check under the island listings for your area.

2014 Safe Church Training sessions 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

EYE'14 Fundraisers for St. Elizabeth Youth
Every Saturday through June
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

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

Sunday Dean's Forum 
Sundays, 9:20 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Festival Evensong on Easter
Sunday, April 20, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew

A Taste of St. John's: The Garden of Eden
Saturday, May 3, 6:30 pm
St John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Speaker Series: Can We End Homelessness in Hawai'i?
Thursday, May 8, 7:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua
Call (808) 262-4548

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - Windward O'ahu
Saturday, May 17, 4:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - Honolulu
Sunday, June 22, 1:00 pm
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Regional Confirmation Ceremony - West O'ahu
Saturday, August 2, 5:00 pm
St. Philip's, Waianae

Legacy Society Gathering
Saturday, August 23
More info to come...


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

Regional Confirmation Ceremony
Saturday, April 26, 2:30 pm
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

All Saints' Mother's Day Craft Fair
Saturday, May 10, 9:00 am
All Saints', Kapa'a

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 13, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Michael's, Lihue


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

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, June 7, 8:30 am
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

Regional Confirmation Ceremony
Saturday, June 14, 10:00 am
St. John's, Kula

Legacy Society Gathering
Saturday, July 26
More info to come...

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, 3:30 pm
St. Columba's, Paauilo

Baptisms in the Ocean
Saturday, April 19, 5:00 pm, Kawaihae Harbor
Call 808-885-4923

Regional Confirmation Ceremony 
Sunday, May 4, 3:00 pm
St. Jude's, Ocean View

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 27, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (Corrected times)
St. James, Kamuela




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Easter Day

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus
Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of
everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the
day of the Lord's resurrection, may be raised from the death
of sin by your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ our
Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and for ever. Amen.
 - Book of Common Prayer p 222


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April 16, 2014


(Original Message was released on April 14, 2014)
Bishop's Easter Message 2014

Welina iāʻoukou me ke aloha o ke Akua,

When I was elected Bishop in 2006, I was given two books by a friend: Journal of a Soul: The Autobiography of Pope John XXIII and Pope John XXIII: A Life (in the Penguin Lives series), Thomas Cahill. Pope John XXIII, born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (November 25, 1881 - June 3, 1963), was elected as the 261st Pope of the Roman Catholic Church on October 28, 1958. The Roman Catholic Church will formally canonize John on Monday, April 27.  (The date assigned for the Roman Catholic liturgical celebration of John XXIII is not June 3, the anniversary of his death, as is usual, but October 11, the anniversary of his opening of the Second Vatican Council.)  He is, in fact, commemorated now in the Episcopal Church's liturgical calendar on the 4th of June.  


Now, two books related to the life of a mid-twentieth century Pope might seem like an odd gift for a decidedly twenty-first century Episcopal Bishop, but John offers a marvelous example of an engaged pastor serving God and God's people with joy.  Though he was already almost seventy-seven when he became Pope, he strove to connect the faith of the Church with life. In a quote attributed to John, he challenges us into the future:  "Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do."   READ MORE


New Rector of Epiphany Starts This Week 
By The Rev. Canon Liz Beasley

The Rev. Irene Tanabe takes up her responsibilities this week as the new Rector of the Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu (Kaimuki). She was elected by the Vestry in January. 

Tanabe comes to Hawaii from the Diocese of Olympia (Washington state), where she has served at St. Mark's Cathedral and most recently as the Associate Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, both in Seattle. She graduated from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 2011. Tanabe also earned a law degree in 1985, and before entering the ordained ministry, she served as a defense attorney and then as a Judge in the Seattle Municipal Court. 

Tanabe has been a frequent visitor to these Islands, as she has several family members already living here. She is also known to some members of the Diocese from her involvement with Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries.


Sunday, May 4, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The St. Andrew's Priory Preview event is a fantastic opportunity for families to discover more about what life at the Priory is really like.  As your girls connect with other prospective students and share in activities with our Director or After School Care, you will meet our Head of School, tour our campus, and interact with faculty, staff and current Priory students.  For reservations, contact the school at (808) 536-6102, or e-mail the office. Visit their website.
Speaker Series at Emmanuel:  
Can We End Homelessness in Hawai'i?
Colin Kippen, the Governor's Homelessness Coordinator for the State of Hawai'i, and Chair of the Interagency Council for Homelessness, will be the guest speaker at Emmanuel Episcopal Church's continuing Speaker Series. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 8, from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, located at 780 Keolu Drive in Kailua.  The event is free and open to all.  

Colin believes that ending homelessness requires "all hands on deck" and that the solutions we craft must fully involve the government, the private sector, the service providers, the faith based communities, and the general public to a degree we have yet to fully achieve. Come to the meeting on May 8,
 to learn what is going on and how you can be part of the solution.
Final O'ahu Youth Gathering of the School Year
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Normally held on the first Sundays of the month, the final O'ahu Youth Gathering for the regular school year will be held on Saturday, May 17, at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu. Don't miss this awesome movie night with lots of popcorn, junk food and fellowship! The evening begins at 6:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. The Lutheran Church of Honolulu is located at 1730 Punahou Street. For more information, download the event flyer HERE.
Hui Pu: Diocesan Summer Youth Camp

Register now for the diocesan summer youth camp at Camp Mokule'ia. This year's dates are:

'Opio (Grades 9-12) - June 21 - 26
Ahe (Grades 3-5) - June 27 - 29
Lokahi (Grades 6-8) - June 30 - July 4

To register, click HERE. SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER EARLY!!! (Please note that the grades shown are the grades "completed" at the end of the current school year.) While you're at the youth website, be sure to check out pictures and a video from last year's camp. If you have any questions, e-mail Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director.
Continuing Education Reports for 2013 Due
By Cn. Liz Beasley
To all clergy and lay professionals: Please complete a report for your continuing education for 2013. The form is now online, and you can reach it HERE

By way of explanation, all clergy and lay professionals are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education per year. This means 24 "contact hours," as opposed to CEUs, or Continuing Education Units. Contact hours are the number of hours that you actually spend in a workshop, conference, or working on a class or seminar that you are delivering. 

"Lay professionals" are lay people employed by a church for their specific expertise in a ministry or program of the church. 

The Commission on Ministry oversees continuing education for the Diocese. They review and approve grant applications, collect evaluations of activities for which a person received a grant, and monitor the fulfillment of the required hours through the annual reports. More information on Continuing Education in the Diocese of Hawai'i may be found on the website HERE.
Apply Now for "Here I am Send Me"  
Nellie Hartman Trust Fund
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity has been tasked to administer the endowment fund of long-time member, Nellie Hartman. The funds are to be used for the preparation of men and women for a life which incorporates Christian service and/or mission work. Ms. Hartman's expressed objective for all of the recipients of the monies from the fund was that they develop a personal Christian rule of life, support Judeo-Christian values, come to know Jesus Christ and the "fun" of life, experiencing the joy which comes from serving both God and humanity as summed up in the two great commandments. For more detailed information and to download the application form, click HERE
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Safe Church Training Dates
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, June 7 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Maui) - Registration information coming soon.
  • Saturday, September 13 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Kaua'i) - Click HERE to register.
  • Saturday, September 27 - Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training (Big Island) - Click HERE to register. 
Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training - O'ahu
A Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor Training session will be taking place on O'ahu, on Saturday, June 28, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew. All persons interested may attend but licensing will require the consent of your Priest or Clergy-in-Charge. The training is divided into two sessions. The first session is for both Eucharistic Minister and Eucharistic Visitor training that begins at 9:30 am. The second session continues for Eucharistic Visitors only. To register, click HERE.
Reminder: Applications Now Being Accepted
for Diocesan ECW Specials
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The Christian Social Relations Committee of the Diocesan Episcopal Church Women is now accepting applications from programs that want to be considered as a "SPECIAL".  Requests for financial assistance (ECW Specials) for 2014- 2015 are due on or before July 15, 2014. Letters of request should be sent to Annette Jim, Chair of the ECW Christian Social Relations Committee, 2812 -A Puuhonua St., Honolulu, Hawaii 96822. Requests will be prayerfully considered  by the Christian Social Relations Committee at the ECW Annual Meeting in SeptemberFor more information, click HERE.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Presiding Bishop's Easter Message 2014
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The tomb is empty, and nobody knows where the body is.  Mary Magdalene tells the others about the mysterious disappearance, but they give up and go home.  Mary stays behind, weeping, and then fails to recognize the risen one before her.  As the days pass, each resurrected encounter begins in surprise or anonymity - the disciples fishing all night without catching, Jesus cooking breakfast on the beach, the two on their way to Emmaus.  Nobody recognizes him at first sight.


Clearly the risen body is not identical to the Jesus who was crucified.  People mistake him for a stranger.  He enters locked rooms.  He walks along the path to Emmaus for a long time without being recognized.  Crucifixion, death, and resurrection result in a transformed body - with evident scars, but changed nonetheless.  When he reminds others of God's banquet, meant for the whole world - when human beings are fed and watered, delivered from prison, gathered from exile across the earth, and healed and reconciled into a community of peace - his companions discover that he has once again been in their midst.  READ MORE


Task Force on Study of Marriage 
Reports on Continued Work
[April 7, 2014] The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage has issued the following report:

In its second face to face meeting since being established by the 2012 General Convention of The Episcopal Church, the Task Force on the Study of Marriage continued its broad inquiry of the historical, biblical, theological, liturgical, and canonical dimensions of marriage, as well as the ever-changing social norms around marriage.
In preparation for this meeting, the Task Force recently received input from both the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. Deputies from around the country had been asked to view a video report from the Task Force, and submit their responses. Task Force chair the Rev. Brian C. Taylor and Joan Geiszler-Ludlum, vice chair, gave a presentation to the recent House of Bishops meeting at Camp Allen, Texas, where they received written responses to reflection questions.
"It became clear from the input we received that there is a profound level of support and concern for the work we have been asked to do," Taylor said. "Episcopalians care deeply about marriage and its potential for bringing joy and grace and for helping people become more fully alive and faithful as God's agents of love and reconciliation in this world."  READ MORE


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Continuing Education Reports for 2013 Due

Mahalo & Aloha June

Apply Now for "Here I Am Send Me" Nellie Hartman Trust Fund


Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted for Episcopal Church Grants

A Taste of St. John's  May 3

Hui Pu: Diocesan Summer Youth Camp

TENS 2014 Stewardship Conference  June 5-6

An Ash Wednesday Reflection  (Message from Bishop Fitzpatrick)

Applications Being Accepted for ECW Specials

Presiding Bishop's Lent Message 2014

EYE'14 Support our Youth

Harmony, Health & Wellness

The St. Andrew's Schools Preschool Tuition Incentive

What is the Diocese?
Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Safe Church Training Sessions



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