Featured Articles
In This Issue:
+ Message from the Bishop
+ Christian Education Day
+ St. Nicholas Service Schedule Change
+ Christ Memorial Offers Cultural Teaching Series
+ Annual Holy Nativity Fall Festival and Christmas Sale
+ A Cup of Cold Water Celebrates One Year!
+ Jenny Wallace Named Education Committee Trainer
+ Safe Church Training
+ St. Andrew's Schools Open House
+ A Message from TREC
+ Votes Are In: 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas Card Winner
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 Featured Photo:

This issue's header photo features one of the teams at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church on Maui, serving up a hot meal to the community in their Ka 'Ohana Kitchen. (Photo contributed by Alfredo Evangelista from their Facebook page.) 

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your




Saturday, October 18
The Cathedral of St. Andrew


Standing Committee

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Upstairs Conference Room


Commission on Ministry

9:00AM - 11:00 AM

Bishop's Reading Room


Diocesan Council

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Von Holt Room




The 46th Annual Meeting of Convention

October 24-25, 2014

The Cathedral of St. Andrew




Saturday, November 15

9:00AM - 4:00PM

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Von Holt Room




June 25 - July 3, 2015

Salt Lake City Utah

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ECW Business Meeting

Saturday, November 8, 9:30 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu

For local church meetings, check the Parish Happenings listing below.  For more information, visit the ECW webpage HERE.


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O'ahu Youth Gatherings
First Sunday evenings of the month. Visit the Episcopal Youth of Hawai'i website or Facebook page for more information.

Christian Education Day
Saturday, December 6
(On O'ahu)
More info coming soon!

2014 Safe Church Training
Please check under the island listings for a class taking place in your area. 


Parish Happenings
This listing does not include cancellations or postponements due to Ana. Please be sure to check with the host sites for those events taking place over the next several days.


Health and Harmony
Ongoing every Monday, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

March for Medical Mercy
Ongoing last Thursdays of the month, 10:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's to the Federal Building

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

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing every Thursday, 
6:00 PM (5:30 PM free pupus on the lanai)
St. Peter'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

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing every Saturday, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu

Sunday Adult Christian Formation Hour 
Sundays, 9:20 AM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, October 19, 1:00 PM
St. Andrew's School, Honolulu

5th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 25, 5:00 pm
Island Pacific Academy (St. Nick's), Kapolei

Holy Nativity Fall Festival & Christmas Sale
Saturday, November 8, 8:00 AM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Introduction to Godly Play
Sunday, November 16, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
St. Clements, Honolulu

Emmanuel's 12th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, November 8, 6:30 PM
(VIP Reception at 5:00 PM)
Emmanuel, Kailua

St. Andrew's Schools Open House
Sunday, November 23, 1:00 PM
St. Andrew's School, Honolulu

ECW Holiday Luncheon
Saturday, December 13, 11:00AM
Tokoname Restaurant, Honolulu
More info coming...

St. Elizabeth's Wine Tasting Extravaganza
Saturday, December 13
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
More info coming...



Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

Saturday Markets and Swap Meet
Ongoing every second Saturday of the month, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a

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

Lifetree Cafe
Ongoing Tuesdays, 4:30 PM
& Saturdays, 6:30 PM
St. Michael's, Lihue

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Christ Memorial Cultural Series
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19, 5:00 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Hula Class
Ongoing Thursdays through November 27, 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Women Artists of Kaua'i Fine Art Festival
Saturday, October 18,10:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Movie Nights on the Lawn
Saturday, October 18, Sunset
All Saints', Kapa'a

King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma Weekend
November 14 - 16
St.Michael's, Lihue
More info coming soon...

KIA Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 27, 11:00AM
All Saints', Kapa'a

All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 6, 9:00 AM
All Saints', Kapa'a



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

Organ Recital at St. John's
Saturday, November 1, 6:00 PM
St. John's, Kula

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, February 14, 9:00 AM
Trinity-By-the-Sea, Kihei



Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau

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

After School Bible Story-time
Ongoing Wednesdays, 2:30 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

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

Studying the Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 3:30 PM
St. Columba's, Paauilo

Teen Tech at St. James'
Sunday, October 26, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
St. James', Kamuela

Annual Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 22
St. James, Kamuela
More info to come




If you would liked to post a position at your church, e-mail Communications with the information. Positions are also posted on the Diocesan website HERE.




Proper 24

Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed
your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your
mercy, that your Church throughout the world may
persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your
Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 

- Book of Common Prayer
p 235


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October 16, 2014


The following are excerpts from a message released today to all Clergy, Wardens and Administrators, from Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick.

Bishop Fitzpatrick



As the Islands prepare for the arrival of Ana (as a hurricane or a tropical storm), I hope you are all personally prepared as best possible with water and batteries at the ready.  I hope you have dusted off your congregation's emergency plan prepared as suggested a couple of years ago by the Disaster Preparedness Task Force of the Diocese.  I'm sure the congregation has checked on the Kupuna.  


I also know that some congregations will be reaching out to the houseless and those who are homebound in this time of need.  Thank you for your ministry of care.  


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 prayer for the safety of everyone,




The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick


Schedule & Draft Budget are Now Posted

The 46th annual Meeting of Convention is right around the corner! On October 24 & 25, clergy and Delegates to Convention will meet in Tenney Theatre at The Cathedral of Saint Andrew for the two-day meeting. It is important that all clergy and delegates review the Proposed Budget Numbers, Budget Narrative and proposed resolutions that are now posted on the Diocesan website HERE

A total of 8 resolutions have been submitted and include the 2014 Minimum Clergy Compensation and Benefits Policy. Also posted are the nominees for Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, Cathedral Chapter and Secretary of the Convention. Each candidate name is linked to their nomination form, where you can get some background information and read their responses to the "Getting to Know You" questions. 

All church members in the Diocese are encouraged to review the information posted, and to share their thoughts with the convention delegates who will be representing their church.

The theme for the meeting was taken from 2 Corinthians 5:17:  
So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away and look, new things have arrived!
Save the Date! Saturday, December 6, 2014
Christian Education Day on O'ahu
There will be a special Christian Education Day for clergy and lay leaders on Saturday, December 6, 2014.  The location is still to be determined, but will be held on O'ahu, with registration at 9:00 AM, program at 10:00 AM, and concluding at 3:00 PM.

The guest speaker will be Elisabeth (Lisa) Kimball who is the Director of the Center for Ministry of Teaching, and Professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary.

This event is open to all interested in Christian Education. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and meeting materials. Airfare for Neighbor Island attendees will be covered for up to 2 persons per church. Please discuss this with your clergy and/or church administration before registering.  Registration details will be posted soon.
St. Nicholas Changes Service Schedule
Beginning on Sunday, November 1, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church in Kapolei will hold a Sunday evening service that begins at 5:00 PM. This replaces their Friday evening service. St. Nicholas worships at Island Pacific Academy, 909 Haumea Street. For more information, visit their website HERE.
Christ Memorial Offers Cultural Teaching Series
Christ Memorial Episcopal Church on Kaua'i will be hosting an exciting series of cultural workshops that will highlight the history, life and experiences of Hawai'i's beloved Ali'i. Entitled, "No Nā Lani" or "For the Heavenly Chiefs", the series will feature three cultural workshops that will give participants an opportunity to learn about Queen Lili`uokalani, King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, their roles and contributions to Hawai`i Nei, their connections to Kaua`i Island through the sharing of mo`olelo (stories), mele oli and mele hula (chants and dances), as well as himeni (selected hymns). 


Presented by Kumu Hula, Kehaulani Kekua of Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai, the workshops will lead up to Christ Memorial's annual celebration commemorating King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma as the Holy Sovereigns of the Episcopal Church in Hawai`i on Sunday, November 23, at 8:30 AM.

The workshops will take place on three consecutive Wednesdays, November 5, 12, & 19, beginning at 5:00 PM with a pot luck. The program runs from 5:30 - 7:00 PM in the Christ Memorial Parish Hall, located at 2518 Kolo Road in Kilauea. For more information, download the informational flyer HERE
Annual Holy Nativity Fall Festival and Christmas Sale

For more than 20 years, the Holy Nativity Hawai'i Thrift Shop has held its annual Fall Festival and Christmas Sale in November to support local charities. This year, the event has grown to include food trucks, live entertainment and activities for kids.  

The gym will be filled with gently used and brand new donated goods including jewelry, artwork, books, clothing, toys and Christmas ornaments. There will also be a silent auction featuring rare collectibles and antiques. Proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit Hale Kipa, Meals on Wheels and Family Promise Hawaii.

The festival will be held on Saturday, November 8, from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Holy Nativity Church, located at 5286 Kalaniana'ole Highway. It's free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Holy Nativity website HERE.
The following is from a press release dated October 9, 2014
A Cup of Cold Water Celebrates One Year!

In its first year, A Cup of Cold Water, a Community Care Van, has distributed 46,443 items of basic needs to 5607 of Maui's neediest people, driving 4210 miles.

The Episcopal churches on Maui -- Trinity-by-the-Sea in Kihei, Good Shepherd in Wailuku, Holy Innocents in Lahaina, and St. John's in Kula -- launched this all-volunteer outreach mission in October 2013. They have now been joined by members from Nazarene, Congregational, Roman Catholic, New Hope, Grace Bible, Keawalai Church, and other congregations.

The van, staffed by rotating teams drawn from over 50 volunteers, makes three runs a week delivering basic needs of water, food, clothing and slippers, tarps and towels, first aid, feminine hygiene, and a few toys, to the neediest of Maui's people. It goes each Wednesday to Central Maui, on Saturday to Lahaina, on Sunday to South Maui; schedules are planned to avoid overlap with other outreach services.

The three volunteers of the day, as they hand out bottles of cold water, and other items as requested, report being greeted with smiles: "I'm parched, thanks for stopping", with thanks: "You guys are awesome", and with tears: "This is the nicest thing that anyone has done for me". A frequent question is, "Who buys all this stuff?" Their answer is: "The church folk donate all of this."

President of the Board of Directors Keku Akana states, "The mission of meeting people at their point of need is 'old medicine'. It's ancient elbow-grease Christianity."

To donate or volunteer, contact Keku Akana or Mary Lou Mellinger at 808-419-1637. You can also e-mail ACCW and visit their webpage HERE.


Jenny Wallace Named Education Committee
Trainer Liaison for Godly Play 
For over 20 years, Jenny Wallace has been an advocate and trainer of Godly Play, a Montessori-style approach to help children "explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play." 

On October 15, Wallace began a new role as one of three Trainer Representatives to the Godly Play Board of Directors Education Committee. She will support and advocate the US Godly Play Trainer Community and act as a liaison for communication between the committee and the trainers.

Wallace worked on the staff of the Cathedral of St. Andrew for over 20 years, and was made a Canon in 2008. If you are interested in learning more about Godly Play, visit their website HERE, or e-mail Jenny Wallace.
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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, February 14 - Safeguarding God's Children Training (Maui) - Click HERE to register.

The St. Andrew's Schools announces two upcoming Open House dates:
  • Sunday,October 19, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, November 23, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

All families interested in The Priory or The Prep are welcome to attend these two-hour events. You will have the opportunity to interact with our outstanding faculty and staff in your child's division. Reservations are requested. For more information and to register, visit the Admissions pages of the website HERE, or contact the Admissions Office by e-mail or call (808) 536-6102. You may also download the promotional flyer HERE.


What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

A Message from TREC following the 
Churchwide Meeting
[October 6, 2014] The Taskforce for Reimagining The Episcopal Church (TREC) has issued a message following the October 2 churchwide meeting:

We want to thank everyone who participated in our churchwide meeting last Thursday evening. More than 140 people attended in person at Washington National Cathedral and over 4,000 people tuned into a live webcast of the meeting. English and Spanish language recordings of the entire meeting can be found on TREC's website: reimaginetec.org. A recording with a closed captioning transcript will be posted as soon as it is ready. We are grateful to Washington National Cathedral and to Trinity Church, Wall Street for supporting this meeting and our work.

Following the churchwide meeting, members of the taskforce met in Washington, D.C. for two days to review the questions and feedback that we received prior to, during, and after the churchwide meeting. Questions and comments were received via Twitter, Facebook, web-posts, email, blogs, and in-person discussions.

We are very grateful for the thoughtful responses and inquiries about our work, and we appreciate the challenges to the thinking that we have published to-date. During this final in-person meeting together, we found ourselves in deep and prayerful discussion about issues of discipleship, shared leadership, and change as we continued to shape our final recommendations.  READ MORE
Votes Are In: 2014 Espicopal Church
Christmas Card Contest Winner

Joan Covell's depiction of the nativity scene was the top vote-getter in the 2014 Episcopal Church Christmas card contest.


A total of 11531 votes were cast in this first-time contest. Forty-eight artists submitted 70 entries expressing a local understanding of God's incarnation for the celebration of Jesus' birth.


Covell, a professional artist, resides in Flat Rock, NC, where she and her husband attend St. John In The Wilderness Episcopal Church, Diocese of Western North Carolina. Her works have been exhibited extensively in studios and showings and she has recently illustrated a children's book.


"The Baby Jesus is intentionally at the most important place in the composition," Covell noted. "All the lines of perspective lead to the Christ Child." Her image, she explained, included the variety of plants that would have existed in that time - cypress, pomegranate, olives, figs and date palms.


The printable PDF of the card will be available shortly.


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Jazz Vespers Service Have Begun at St. Peter's

St. Andrew's Schools Open House October 19 & November 23

Emmanuel's 12th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza
November 8

A Message from the Presiding Bishop (dated September 23)

Advancing to General Convention 2015: Volunteers Needed

New Hours & New Faces in the Office of the Bishop

Proposed Resolutions and Nominations for Convention XLVI Are Now Posted on the Website

Godly Play Opportunities Coming Up

September 9: (Special Announcement)

Convention Deadline Reminder

New Office Hours for the Bishop's Office

Monthly Youth Gatherings on O'ahu are Starting Up

Movie Nights on the Lawn at All Saints'

Outreach Spotlight: Family Promise

Two New Additions to the Staff of the Bishop

Observing Lesser Feasts

Aiona Scholarship Fund

Joint Nominating Committee Issues Call for Discernment and Profile for 27th Episcopal Presiding Bishop

Ahli Hospital: A Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem in Gaza

Louise Aloy Elected Province VIII ECW President



Contact Information
Sybil Nishioka, Editor

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