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In This Issue:
+ Clergy Transition - The Rev. Gregory Johnson
+ The Episcopal Church in Hawaii Affirms Support for Gay Marriage
+ Education Day & Convention XLV
+ St. Luke's Mandu Sale
+ Holy Nativity Festival and Sale
+ St. Michael and All Angels Celebrates 50 Years
+ St. Elizabeth's Bizarre Bazaar
+ Reminder: ECW Meeting Coming Up
+ Reminder: The Cursillo Movement - Ultreya
+ Registration is Open for Christmas at Camp
+ Gearing Up for EYE'14
+ Episcopal Church Facts & Figures
+ Two Days of Exploration - Fifty Years Later
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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

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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...


Godly Play Core Training

November 15 - 17

Church of the Epiphany, Honolulu

For more info...


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 the islands 

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

An American Harvest Concert
Saturday, November 2, 7:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew,

Cathedral Choral Evensong
Sunday, November 3, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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

Holy Nativity Fall Festival & Christmas Sale
Saturday, November 9, 9:00 am
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

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

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

Bizarre Bazaar
Saturday, November 16, 9:00 am
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

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

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

KIA Interfaith Service and Free Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thursday, November 28, 10:00 am Service, 11:00 am Lunch
All Saints', Kapa'a

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

Ordination of The Rev. Cris South and 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
Friday, December 13
More info to come...




Holy Nativity, Honolulu

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



Proper 26:

 Almighty and merciful God, it is only by your gift that your faithful people offer you true and laudable service: Grant that we may run without stumbling to obtain your heavenly promises; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and regins with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p 235



"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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November 1, 2013


Clergy Transition
By Cn. Liz Beasley
The Rev. Gregory Johnson
The Vestry of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Honolulu (Mo'ili'ili) has called the Rev. Gregory Johnson to be their Rector, beginning January 1, 2014. Since the beginning of 2011, and until December 31, 2013, Johnson has served as the Vicar of both St. Stephen's, Wahiawa, and St. Luke's, Honolulu. Before that he was the Priest-in-Charge of St. Timothy's, Aiea, for three years. Ordained in the Diocese of Hawai'i in 1993, he has held other positions in the Diocese and also served as a professor at Hawaii Pacific University for 20 years.
Episcopal Church in Hawai'i
Affirms Support for Gay Marriage

One of the most controversial issues in recent Hawai'i legislative history, is about marriage equality, and as thousands signed up to voice their opinion on the subject in a special session, the rest of Hawai'i (and the nation) are waiting to see what happens over the next few days. 

Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick made known the voice of the Episcopal Church in Hawai'i, with a letter to the Governor, Senators, and House of Representatives in September, supporting marriage equality. During the Annual Meeting, a resolution was unanimously passed in support of the Marriage Equality bill, and was featured in an article in the Star Advertiser the following day.
But a number of clergy throughout the Diocese have also been vocal and proactive in showing their support. Rev. Liz Zivanov of St. Clement's (who also authored the resolution) gave a Sunday sermon on the subject that was featured in an article in the Star Advertiser, and on  HawaiiNewsNow. Fr. Bill Miller of St. Michael's and All Angel's on Kaua'i took it to the streets with parishioners, displaying posters and banners in support of gay marriage, and shared his views as a guest commentator in the Garden Island Newspaper
Education Day & Convention XLV
Special E-Chronicle coming out soon

This year's Diocesan Education Day and the 45th Annual Meeting of Convention has ended, and a special E-Chronicle issue devoted to that weekend's events will be coming out shortly. 
Included in the October 25 and 26 activities will be coverage of Fr. Bill Miller's inspiring and humorous keynote address, the workshops, the Convention Eucharist with the ordination of Deacons Steve Costa and Kaleo Patterson, and rounding out Friday, the annual clergy and spouse dinner. There will also be a recap of the Annual Meeting with the Bishop's bold and hopeful address, ministry presentations, and the resolutions that were passed. 
In the meantime, visit the the Diocese's Facebook page HERE to view some of the photos of a great weekend. Be sure to like the page and stay up on current happenings in the Diocese and beyond!
Monthly O'ahu Youth Gathering this Sunday 
Orange Dinner Extravaganza
The folks at The Cathedral of St. Andrew have invited all youth to join them this Sunday, November 3, for worship and an ORANGE DINNER EXTRAVAGANZA! The event will begin with worship at The Cathedral's Sunday Choral Evensong at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner at St. Peter's next door. Wear orange clothes, bring a dish to share that is orange in color or made with oranges! Drop off is in front of The Cathedral (corner of Beretania and Queen Emma Streets) and pick-up will be at St. Peter's Church directly behind at 1317 Queen Emma Street. For more information, e-mail Sarah Klitzke
St. Luke's Mandu Sale

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Honolulu will be holding a "Mandu Making" event on Friday, November 8, followed by a sale of the delicious Korean dumplings the next day, Saturday, November 9. Cost is $20 per bag, and contains about 28 - 30 mandus. To place an order, call Pat: 222-4963, or
Ann: 372-9403. There is a 5 bag limit per customer. Orders will be available for pick-up after 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 9. Proceeds from the sale will go towards outreach programs and activities of the Episcopal Church Women at St. Luke's Church.
Holy Nativity Festival & Sale 

Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Aina Haina, announces their Fall Festival and Christmas Sale on Saturday, November 9, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. Come join them in a holiday tradition of joy and giving... ornaments, collectibles, jewelry, gifts, traditional Christmas trasures and new surprises in store!  There will also be a Silent Auction, holiday clothing, Sunday School bake sale, Food Court featuring Kristy's Portuguese Bean Soup, and more!  All proceeds will be donated to Hawaii charities. Lots of free parking at Osco Field. For more information, call the church office at 373-2131.


St. Michael and All Angels Celebrates 50 Years & 
King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma Weekend

St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue, Kaua'i, will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary combined with their annual King Kamehameha IV & Queen Emma Weekend, November 15 - 17. There will be a benefit concert, reception, and Silent Auction on Friday, and craft fair on Saturday. Worship services Saturday evening and Sunday morning will honor the Episcopal Saints. On Sunday, a free luau will be held. Proceeds from this weekend event will benefit the many ministries of St. Michael's. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Friday concert, visit their website HERE.
St. Elizabeth's Bizarre Bazaar

St. Elizabeth's will be holding their annual Bizarre Bazaar, on Saturday, November 16, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, located at 720 N. King Street. There will be delicious food, baked goods, crafts, plants, shave ice, a country store and white elephant items for sale. Free admission, entertainment and parking. All proceeds benefit St. Elizabeth's Youth Outreach and Scholarship Programs. For more information, call 845-2112, or email.
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REMINDER: 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.
REMINDER: 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.  For more information, visit the event listing HERE

Christmas at Camp for Middle Schoolers
December 27 - 29, 2013
Registration is now open for the newest Diocesan youth tradition, Christmas at Camp!  Join other youth in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii for 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. Space is limited to 30 participants! For more information and to register, visit the event webpage HERE, or contact Sarah Klitzke, Diocesan Youth Director by e-mail, or call (808) 536-7776 ext 309.
Support Our Diocesan Youth
Hawai'i Episcopal T-Shirts on SALE!
(Limited time offer) 
The Triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE'14) is coming up July 9 - 14, 2014, and congregations around the world will be scrambling to raise funds to send their youth to the biggest youth event of The Episcopal Church. Only 24 high school youth from each Diocese will be selected to attend EYE'14 that brings over 1000 youth and adult youth leaders together to worship, fellowship and perform mission work.

More details will be coming out in the next e-news, with information on how interested youth can apply to be on the Hawai'i delegation, along with the latest updates on the theme and planning team from Casey Nakamura, our youth representative. 
In the meantime, show your support by purchasing a uniquely Hawaiian Episcopal T-shirt, with a listing of all the Episcopal Churches in Hawai'i on the back. Profits will go towards helping with expenses for the Hawai'i delegation. The shirts are only $15 and can be purchased online HERE. 

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Episcopal Church Facts & Figures 
[October 31, 2013] Based on data received from the Parochial Reports, new facts and figures about membership in the Episcopal Church have been posted here.

Among the facts:
- In 2012, membership in the Episcopal Church is 2,066,710 with 1,894,181 in the domestic (50 U.S. states) dioceses and 172,529 in the non-domestic (non U.S. states) dioceses.

- Thirty-three domestic dioceses showed growth in membership in the past year: Alaska; Arkansas; Atlanta; California; Central Florida; Chicago; Colorado; East Tennessee; El Camino Real; Florida; Fond du Lac; Hawaii; Idaho; Iowa; Kansas; Maryland; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Navajoland; North Carolina; North Dakota; Northern California; Oklahoma; Pittsburgh; San Joaquin; Tennessee; Texas; Upper South Carolina; Washington; West Tennessee; Western Massachusetts; Western New York.

- In the non-domestic dioceses, growth in membership was marked in three dioceses: Ecuador-Litoral, Puerto Rico, Venezuela.

Additional information is located on the Episcopal Church Research page here.
Two Days of Exploration
Fifty Years later: The State of Racism in America 
[October 28, 2013] The Episcopal Church will devote two days to the exploration of a critical topic: Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America.

This year marks significant landmark anniversaries in the struggle to end discrimination, provide equal rights and combat racism: the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 50th anniversary of the pivotal March on Washington, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks.  In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was signed into law.
On November 15, The Episcopal Church will host and produce the 90 minute live forum in collaboration with the Diocese of Mississippi. The forum will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral in Jackson, MS, beginning at 1:00 pm Central (9:00 am Hawaii). There is no fee to view this live forum.  Access is available through the Episcopal Church website here.

The forum will be moderated by well-known journalist and PBS commentator Ray SuarezPresiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will present the keynote address.  Questions for the panelists can be emailed prior or during the forum to Neva Rae Fox, Public Affairs Officer.

For more information email the Rev. Angela Ifill, Episcopal Church Missioner for Black Ministries.

Register to attend the Friday webcast, the Saturday events, or both here. 


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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.

ECW Meeting Coming Up in November November 16, 2013

Christmas at Camp for Middle Schoolers  December 27 - 29, 2013

He Lei, He Aloha - Updated Schedule for Neighbor Islands

The Task Force for Re-imagining the Episcopal Church


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

Emmanuel's Annual Chocolate Extravaganza  
November 9

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


Bishop's Message on Marriage Equality

Godly Play Core Training November 15 - 17

Presiding Bishop on Syria


The Rev. Paul S. Kennedy

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


Safe Church Trainings

The Rev. Darrow Aiona Scholarship 



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