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ALL activities at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu have been cancelled from Thursday, August 7, 5:00 PM, through part of Saturday, August 9. Please stay away from the Cathedral Close during this time.

CLOSED:  Office of the Bishop, Friday, August 8

CANCELLED: Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, August 9, St. Timothy's, Aiea

Stewardship University Class
Saturday, August 9, The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu  (Possible rescheduling of this event in the future)

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, August 9, St. Timonthy's, Aiea

Saturday Market, Saturday, August 9, All Saints', Kapa'a

CANCELLED (MAUI):  ECW Meeting, Saturday, August 9, Good Shepherd, Wailuku (Spiritual Day will be rescheduled)

CLOSED (BIG ISLAND): St. James Parish Office, Thursday, August 7, at noon.

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August 7, 2014



With the impending arrival of Hurricane Iselle on the Hawaiian Islands, let us pray for the safety of everyone. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick issued the following message on Wednesday, August 6.  Please also note the cancellations and changes of scheduled activities in the Diocese listed in the left-hand column that we are aware of as of 10:30 AM today.

Bishop's Message:


Bishop Fitzpatrick The [hurricane] named Iselle is now expected to make landfall on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi Thursday evening. It is expected to weaken before reaching O'ahu.  The second storm, Julio, is still too far out to accurately predict its impact but it may bring the Islands plenty of wind and rain Sunday/Monday. Right now, the first storm is expected to bring O'ahu 45-55 MPH winds and 5 to 8 inches of rain starting Thursday night and continuing on Friday. 


I have, therefore, decided that the Office of the Bishop will be closed on Friday. This will allow the staff to be at home and off the streets during the time of the heaviest rains and wind. 
For a prayer, I have modified a prayer from the 1928 BCP for our time and place:
ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech thee, of thy great goodness, to restrain those immoderate rains and winds, that doth afflict these Islands from time to time. And we pray thee to send us such seasonable weather, that the earth may, in due time, yield her increase for our use and benefit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sent with my hope and prayers for the safety of everyone,

The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i



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