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+ The Cursillo Movement - Ultreya
+ He Lei, He Aloha
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Upcoming Meetings

Convention XLV
2013 convention logo  The 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
October 25 & 26, 2013

Mark Your






Saturday, November 16

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Diocesan Council and Standing Committee

Von Holt Room


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Commission on Ministry

Upstairs Conference Room#1


The Cathedral of St. Andrew,




Episcopal Church Women

Saturday, November 16

9:00 am

St. Peter's, Honolulu

For more info...


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4th Annual Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society 2013 Gatherings

(Please see each island's dates under Parish Happenings.)


Monthly Diocesan Youth Gathering - O'ahu

Ongoing first Sunday of each month

Contact for more info...


Education Day 2013

Diocesan Education Day 2013

Friday, October 25, 8:30 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Godly Play Core Training

November 15 - 17

Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu

For more info...


Save the date!

Cursillo in Hawai'i - Ultreya "Class Reunion"

Sunday, November 17, 2:00 pm

St. Timothy's, Honolulu

For more info...


Save the date!

Christmas at Camp - For Middle-schoolers

December 27 - 29

Camp Mokule'ia

For more info...


Parish Happenings

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

Latin Study Group
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:45 pm
St. Mark's, Honolulu

He Lei, He Aloha
Various dates throughout October

Annual Chili Cook-off & Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 19, 5:00 pm
St. Nicholas, Kapolei

Great Books - And the Mountains Echoed
Wednesday, October 23, 6:30 pm
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Priory Open House
Sunday, October 27, 1:00 pm
St. Andrew's Priory, Honolulu

Epiphany Keiki Concert
Sunday, October 27, 2:30 pm
Epiphany, Honolulu

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

Ministry Security Regional Training Course
Saturday, November 9, 9:00 am
Kaimuki Christian Church, Honolulu

St. Luke's Mandu Sale
Saturday, November 9, After 12:00 pm
St. Luke's, Honolulu
More info to come...
Call 222-4963 or

Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, November 9, 6:30 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua

Priory Open House
Sunday, November 17, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20, 8:15 am
St. Andrew's Priory, Honolulu

Great Books - A Time to Keep Silence
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Kalua Turkey Fundraiser
Wednesday-Thursday, November 27 & 28
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Thanksgiving Service 
All are welcome! 9:00 am
Emmanuel, Kailua


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

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

St. Michael's 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, November 3
St. Michael's, Lihue
More info to come...

King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma Weekend Concert & Craft Fair 
November 15 - 17
St. Michael's, Lihue
More info to come...

All Saints' Holiday Craft Fair
Saturday, December 7, 9:00 am
All Saints', Kapa'a


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

Ministry Blessing: A Cup of Cold Water
Saturday, November 2, 3:00 pm
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gathering for Maui
Saturday, November 9


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

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

Writing Sunday IntercessionsWorkshop
Sunday, November 3, 3:00 pm
St. James', Kamuela

St. James' Centennial Celebration Potluck
Sunday, November 10
St. James', Kamuela

St. James' Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 23
St. James', Kamuela

Big Island Regional Confirmation Service
Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am
St. Columba's, Paauilo

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gathering for Big Island
December - TBA




Office of the Bishop

Holy Nativity, Honolulu

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

 - Book of Common Prayer



"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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October 16, 2013


Convention XLV 
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The 45th Annual Meeting of Convention is coming up, October 25 & 26, 2013, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew.

The collection during the Convention Eucharist on Friday, and the "passing of the Miter" during the Annual Meeting on Saturday, are designated for "A Cup of Cold Water", the new Care Van ministry on Maui. The Bishop urges everyone attending to be "generous". (See the article below.)

The proposed resolutions are now posted on the convention webpage HERE.

VOLUNTEERS are still needed to assist with lunch services on both Friday and Saturday. If you are available to help on either day, please e-mail Katrina Luksovsky.
A Cup of Cold Water "Launches" Big Response  
The following messages are from Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick regarding Maui's newest outreach ministry. The first was in a message to those attending the Annual Meeting, and the second was in response to an article in the Maui News about the soft launch and blessing of A Cup of Cold Water's first run from Trinity By-the-Sea on October 13:

Bishop Fitzpatrick
This ministry reflects the best in God's People engaging God's Mission.  It grew out of a need identified by the local community.  It has organized to include all the Episcopal Churches on Maui and is reaching out to others.  

I couldn't be prouder of the Episcopal Church on Maui.  This is a witness, model and faithful challenge to the rest of the Diocese -- and to me.

The Right Reverend Robert L. Fitzpatrick

To read the article "Caring carried to Maui's homeless" in the Maui News dated October 14, click HERE. To view ACCW President Keku Akana's moving homily during the blessing at Trinity By-the-Sea, visit the ACCW webpage HERE. (Photo above is by Llevellyn Lightsey.)
Epiphany Keiki Concert

Epiphany Episcopal Church will be holding a Keiki Concert, "All Things Bright and Beautiful", on Sunday, October 27, 2013, beginning at 2:00 pm. The concert will be filled with song and dance. Epiphany is located at 10th & Harding Avenues in Kaimuki. To view a flier on the songs and performances, click HERE. For more information, contact the church office at 734-5706.


Celebrating All Saints' Day:  
Dinner with the Daughter's of the King
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All are invited to an All Saints' Day Eucharist followed by a spaghetti dinner at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 98-939 Moanalua Rd., Aiea, on Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. 


Father Gregory Johnson will be celebrating and the evening will be hosted by the Order of the Daughters of the King as part of their yearly ingathering for the Endowment Fund of the Order. All Saints young and old are welcome. Let's observe All Saints' Day together.


Daughters of the King is an Order grounded in prayer and service to our churches, communities and the world. Daughters share a common oath to "advance the cause of Christ," together with the support and love of their sisters in Christ. 


For more information about this event, click HERE. To learn more about The Order of the Daughters of the King, visit their diocesan webpage HERE, or the National website HERE

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ECW Meeting Coming Up in November
The next meeting of the Episcopal Church Women of Hawai'i will take place on Saturday, November 16, at St. Peter's Church in Honolulu. The Rev. Diane Martinson will lead a Morning Prayer at 9:00 am, followed by the business meeting. Lunch will be hosted by the women of St. Peter's. For more information and to RSVP please call Louise Aloy at 808-667-0144, or e-mail her.
The Cursillo Movement
Diocesan-wide Ultreya - Sunday, November 17
The Diocese of Hawai'i will be holding a Diocesan-wide Ultreya on Sunday, November 17, at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Aiea, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will give the keynote address. Fr. John Connell and his wife Carol, will be leading this Ultreya, with the hopes to revitalize the Cursillo Movement in the Diocese.

Carol Williams, Second Vice President of the National Episcopal Cursillo, will be honored, and Bishop Bob Fitzpatrick will give the Witness Talk.


All who have attended a Cursillo Weekend or the "Walk to Emmaus" are encouraged to attend. You are invited to wear your cross, bring your songbook, guitar, ukulele, and any photos, souvenirs or mementos of your "weekend", and to bring your favorite "finger food" to share. Those wishing to learn more about the Curisllo Movement are also welcome.

Stay tuned for more information and details coming out very soon on the event webpage HERE
St. John's By-the-Sea Kalua Turkey Fundraiser
 The public is invited to bring their pre-seasoned turkeys (or ham or pork butt, etc.) to the St. John's By-the-Sea imu on Wednesday, November 27. The items will be cooked overnight, and ready for pick-up Thursday morning, November 28... just in time for a perfect Thanksgiving lunch or dinner! Your turkey should be pre-seasoned and prepared in an oven bag and foil pan marked with your name, and dropped off between 4:00 - 5:00 pm. St. John's By-the-Sea is located at 47-074 Lihikai Drive in Kaneohe. For more information, visit the diocesan event webpage HERE.
Save the date!!! 
Christmas at Camp for Middle Schoolers

December 27 - 29, 2013

Parents!  Not sure what to get your middle-schooler for Christmas this year?  Not sure what they like?  How about a weekend get-away on a beach with other middle-school youth, junk food, beach time and fun?  How could you go wrong with a gift like that? 

Middle-schoolers!  Are you anxious about spending the whole Christmas break doing homework, eating leftovers, and not getting to see your friends? 

Join other youth in The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii for a new tradition, "Christmas at Camp", a middle-school only event during the actual Christmas season. Don't put away your decorations or holiday spirit yet, as we gather together for a powerful but fun-filled weekend at the lodge at Camp Mokule'ia. We will spend the weekend talking about our lives, about God, and about the struggles of being a middle-schooler in today's society.  We will worship together, explore our faith through art, and build a foundation for a strong relationship with each other and God.

Cost for this event is $50 for the entire weekend, and travel scholarships are available for Neighbor Island youth. More information will be coming out soon. If you have any questions, contact Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director by e-mail, or call (808) 536-7776 ext 309.
He Lei, He Aloha - Legacies of Queen Lili'uokalani
Updated Schedule with Neighbor Islands 
He Lei, He Aloha, this is a Lei of Love, celebrates the enduring legacies of Queen Lili'uokalani - her music, love of homeland and complete dedication to the people of Hawai'i. The Queen expressed her aloha through her actions and the examples she set.

Meleanna Aluli Meyer, artist, art-educator, filmmaker, and descendant of Emma Nawahi, confidante of Queen Lili'uokalani, will narrate this participatory program. This free 45-minute program includes community readings from the Queen's autobiography Hawai'i's Story by Hawai'i's Queen, a 7-minute vignette inspired by the Queen, and a sing-along of some of the Queen's music.

To view the complete informational flier with Neighbor Island showings, click HERE

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


The Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church Invites Input through the Engagement Kit 
[October 14, 2013] The Task Force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) has posted its Engagement Kit and invites input and comments from Episcopalians. The Engagement Kit is located here:

TREC member the Rev. Craig Loya explained, "This process is designed to continue to engage the church at all levels in an ongoing conversation about how we can re-imagine our structures, governance, and administration in a way that best responds to God's call at this moment in our common life, and helps most faithfully live into the church God is calling us to become in the future."  He continued, "The Engagement Kit is intended to be used by any local, diocesan, or church-wide gathering."

The Engagement Kit is downloadable as a PDF or PowerPoint and includes overviews, guidelines for engagement, facilitator's notes, charts, etc. There is also an opportunity for online engagement, which is a series of four questions.

As posted on the TREC website: "The members of the Taskforce want to hear the memories, hopes and dreams that people have for The Church. We are trying to reach as many people as we can over the next few months. We will use what we hear to help us shape recommendations for The Church's structure, administration and governance."

Data from the Engagement Kit will be used by TREC to help inform the Task Force's work.

Deadline for submitting information is March 14, 2014.

For more info, questions or comments, contact TREC members HERE
Registration Now Open for
2014 New Community Gathering
[October 14, 2013] Registration is now open for the popular Episcopal Church New Community Gathering, March 13-16, 2014.  The theme for event is "Together, Advancing the Sacred Dream." 
Sponsored by the Episcopal Church Diversity and Ethnic Ministries Team, plenary and workshop topics will provide opportunities for clergy and lay people to explore advocacy and mission in ethnic ministries. The 2014 gathering will continue the work of the first New Community Gathering in 2012:  "Reclaiming our Mission; Reinterpreting Our Contexts and Renewing Our Communities.""
Also included will be ethnic-specific meetings, inter-ethnic and cross cultural conversations, and multicultural banquet and worship celebrations.
The event will be held at the Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC. For more information and to register, click HERE. Registration deadline is February 3.

Scholarships are available to ethnic delegates on a first-come, first-served basis; check the registration information. Please note: applicants check with individual dioceses and/or provinces for possible travel scholarship opportunities before requesting for a scholarship from one of offices on the Diversity and Ethnic Ministries Team.

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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.


Clergy Transitions (Lukens, Ressler, Loughren, Foltz, Tinnons)
Confirmation Standards Established

The Cursillo Movement

He Lei, He Aloha

Monthly Diocesan Youth Events

Priory Open House Date Changes

Epiphany Keiki Concert  October 27
Emmanuel's Annual Chocolate Extravaganza  
November 9

Donations & Volunteers needed for St. Elizabeth's Homework Program


Bishop's Message on Marriage Equality

Convention XLV: Youth Presence

A Cup of Cold Water Ready to Launch

Godly Play Core Training November 15 - 17

Presiding Bishop on Syria


Diocesan Education Day 2013

The Rev. Paul S. Kennedy

The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos Joins 'Iolani School as Co-Chaplain


Convention XLV - The 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention

Safe Church Trainings

The Rev. Darrow Aiona Scholarship


Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review Has Begun


Keeping Up in the Diocese: Website & Social Media

1% Support for Theological Education

The Rev. Susan Sowers Called to The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society 2013 Gatherings

New Book Released by the Rev. Dr. Malcolm Chun



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