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In This Issue:
+ CONVENTION XLV: Important Deadline Date!
+ St. Mary's Rummage Sale
+ Annual Blessing of the Wheels at St. Nick's
+ Annual Clergy Retreat Deadline coming up
+ Safe Church: Safeguarding God's Children Training - Maui
+ Safe Church: Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training - Honolulu
+ Daughters of the King Assembly
+ Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review Continues
+ A Taste of Upcountry!
+ Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story
+ The Rev. Darrow Aiona Scholarship
+ Do you have lay position openings at your church?
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August Governance Meetings

Saturday, August 17, 2013:


8:00 am - 3:00 pm Standing Committee

The Cathedral of St. Andrew


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Diocesan Council

The Cathedral of St. Andrew


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Commission on Ministry

St. Anthony's Retreat Center



ECW Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 14, 8:00 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Convention XLV
2013 convention logo  The 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i
October 25 & 26, 2013
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4th Annual Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society 2013 Gatherings

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


Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review

(Please see each Church's meeting dates under Parish Happenings below - DMMR.)


Safe Church: Safeguarding God's children and Sexual Misconduct Prevention Trainings 

(Please see island dates under Parish Happenings.) 


Annual Clergy Retreat

September 8 - 10

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info...


Stewardship Retreat

September 27 - 29

Camp Mokule'ia, Waialua

For more info...


Parish Happenings

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

Funeral Services for Joyce Kim
Saturday, August 17, 10:00 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

DMMR - St. Paul
Sunday, August 18

DMMR - St. Peter
Sunday, August 18 (between services)

Kupuna Museum of Art Trip
Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 am
Meet at St. Mark's, Honolulu

St. Mary's Rummage Sale
Saturday, August 24, 9:00 am
St. Mary's, Honolulu

DMMR - St. Clement's
Sunday, August 25, 8:30 am

Blessing of the Wheels
Sunday, August 25, 10:00 am
St. Nicholas, Kapolei

EfM Mentor Training
August 29 - 31
St. Mary's, Honolulu

Daughters of the King Assembly
Saturday, September 7, 9:30 am
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training
Saturday, September 7, 8:30 am
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Ho'ike Ulu Legacy Society Gathering for O'ahu
Saturday, September 7

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

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


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

All Saints' Benefit Rummage Sale
Saturday, August 24, 9:00 am
All Saints' Gym, Kapa'a

Movies on the Lawn
Saturdays, September 14, 28 & October 12, sundown
All Saints' Church, 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

Safeguarding God's Children Training
Saturday, August 31, 1:00 pm
Good Shepherd, Wailuku

Taste of Upcountry!
Friday, September 27, 5:30 pm
St. John's, Kula

St. John's Kula Festival
Saturday, September 28, 9:00 am
St. John's, Kula

A Cup of Cold Water Training
Sunday, October 13, 9:00 am
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

DMMR - St. Augustine
Sunday, August 18

DMMR - St. James
Sunday, August 25

St. Augustine Church's
Annual Bazaar
Saturday, September 7, 9:00 am
St. Augustine, Kapaau

St. James Thrift Store Fashion Show
Saturday, September 7
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




The Cathedral of St. Andrew

Office of the Bishop

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



Proper 15:

Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow daily in the blessed steps of his most holy life; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 232



"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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August 16, 2013


Convention XLV 
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The 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention 
October 25 & 26, 2013
The Cathedral of St. Andrew 
The theme of this year's meeting is "By the Spirit, We Are Called to Serve" and embodies the current vision of the Episcopal Church to serve others.
Important Deadline Date: September 11 
Wednesday, September 11, is an important deadline date. Resolutions, Nominations for leadership, and the Necrology and Baptism forms are due. Early bird registration prices also end and will go from $65.00 to $80.00. To download the Congregation Registration Form, click HERE. (If you are paying for your own registration and not through a church, please use the Individual Registration Form HERE.)
Featured keynote speaker for the Education Day on Friday, October 25, is the Rev. William Miller of St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue. The various workshops being offered will be oriented to congregational health and growth. Online registration for these sessions will be posted soon.
Travel Arrangements
Churches should have already received the Shared Travel Assessment billing in July. For travel arrangements for approved travelers from the Neighbor Islands, e-mail Sharon Billingsley. To view the diocesan travel policy and info required, click HERE
If you haven't already done so, please visit the Convention webpage HERE for more information or click on the convention logo image above. You will find links to all of the meeting forms as well as the tentative schedule for the weekend. If you have any questions, please  e-mail the Bishop's Office.   
Volunteers Needed
The Diocese of Hawai'i is looking for volunteers to help with lunch services during the Convention. Duties include distributing boxed lunches and beverages to guests, assisting persons that need help during lunch, bussing tables, monitoring trash (and recycling), and re-setting Davies Hall on Friday for the Saturday lunch. A total of 12 volunteers are being requested for the following shifts:
Friday, October 25, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (4 volunteers)
Saturday, October 26, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm (8 volunteers)

If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Katrina Luksovsky.
St. Mary's Rummage Sale
Saturday, August 24
St Mary's
St. Mary's Episcopal Church will be holding a rummage sale on Saturday, August 24, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. There will be clothing, toys, games, books, movies, sports equipment, plants, food housewares and more! Proceeds from the sale will benefit St. Mary's outreach activities.  They are located at 2062 S. King St. in Honolulu.
Annual Blessing of the Wheels at St. Nick's
Sunday, August 25
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It's become a regular tradition at St. Nicholas in Kapolei, to have a "Blessing of the Wheels" service. Everyone is invited to bring their car, truck, motorcycle, wheelchair, skateboard and pretty much anything with "wheels", to be blessed by Fr. Paul! This year's service will take place on Sunday, August 25, following the 10:00 am service. St. Nicholas services are held at Island Pacific Academy at 909 Haumea St. in Kapolei.
Annual Clergy Retreat 
Deadline to register is August 26!
Clergy retreat  
The Annual Clergy Retreat will be held on Sunday, September 8 through 10, 2013, at Camp Mokule'ia, beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday and ending after lunch on Tuesday.

The retreat this year will be presented by two special guests: The Very Rev. Ian Markham, Dean of Virginia Theological Seminary, and the Rev. Barney Hawkins, Professor of Pastoral Theology at the seminary. Their presentation will draw on their respective books, which are being supplied to all those attending:

Liturgical Life Principles: How Episcopal Worship Can Lead to Healthy and Authentic Living, by Ian Markham, and Episcopal Etiquette and Ethics: Living the Craft of Priesthood in the Episcopal Church, by Barney Hawkins

Space is limited, so register NOW! For more information and to register, click HERE.
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Safeguarding God's Children Training - Maui
The next Safeguarding God's Children Training session on Maui will be held on Saturday, August 31, at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church parish hall, beginning at 1:00 pm. Space is limited, so register now!

Safeguarding God's Children Training provides participants with the information they need to protect the children they know and care for in their personal lives and the ministries in which they serve. Anyone in a church is encouraged to attend these workshops to increase the awareness of how to watch of warning signs of child abuse. However, Safeguarding God's Children is required of all clergy, Vestry and Bishop's Committee members, anyone (paid or volunteer) who works with children. This includes Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders and preschool and school teachers.
Safeguarding God's Children is to be taken annually, with the first time being an in-person training. Subsequent trainings can be done either in-person or via the diocese's online courses.

For more information on the Maui training, e-mail John Tomoso, or call the Good Shepherd Church office at 808-244-4656.

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Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training - Honolulu
As part of the diocesan Safe Church Policy, all clergy, staff, Vestry & Bishop's Committee members, Eucharistic Visitors and anyone in a supervisory position are required to attend a Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training.


The Rev. Al and Kathy Miles will be leading a training session on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Honolulu. All attendees must stay for the entire time. Lunch will be provided. Attendance is limited, so sign up early. Deadline to register is Saturday, August 31, or when the maximum number is reached. For more information and to register, click HERE.


Daughters of the King Assembly  DOK logo
The Order of the Daughters of the King of the Diocese of Hawaii is inviting all Daughters in chapters or at-large in Hawai'i, to an Assembly Meeting on Saturday, September 7, 2013. The meeting will be held at St. Stephen's Church in Wahiawa, from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Lunch is potluck.

The morning starts at 9:30 am with Eucharist as we honor our Lord and ask for wisdom and guidance. Immediately following Eucharist is a meeting where we discuss and ratify the Diocese of Hawai'i Order of the King Constitution & By-laws. We would love to see you and have you join us as we work together toward a more intentional DOK Order in Hawai'i.

For more information, visit the event listing HERE, or  read more about the DOK on their website HERE. If you have any questions, contact Luella Windisch by e-mail or phone at 808-685-1215.
Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review Continues

Has your church been scheduled?

The Standing Committee has developed a process for a Mutual Ministry Review (MMR) for the Diocese of Hawai'i. Participants in the Diocesan MMR will discuss the spiritual health of the Diocese in the context of the interaction among the bishop, clergy, and laity. The purpose is to build on strength areas and to address areas of concern within the Diocese.


A Diocesan MMR has not been attempted before, so we need the help of all the congregations in the Diocese to present an honest and meaningful look at where we are going as a Diocese. Conversations are being held throughout the Diocese in August, and a number of churches have already completed the process.


Your Rector, Vicar, or Priest-in-Charge and Senior or Bishop's Warden has received information and details on the process, focus groups and topics. Please see the updated list of meetings HERE If your church has not yet scheduled a Diocesan MMR, clergy or wardens need to e-mail the Standing Commitee ASAP.


A Taste of Upcountry! 
Kicking off the Kula Festival, Maui - September 27
StJ Taste of Upcountry
In conjunction with St. John's annual Kula Festival on September 28, organizers are holding a fabulous "kick-off" event the night before on Friday, September 27, entitled "A Taste of Upcountry!". There will be heavy pupus, wine tasting by Tedeschi Vineyards, live music by George Kahumoku, Jr, and Silent & Live Auctions. The food is being prepared by Maui College Culinary students, and features Maui Cattle Company beef. Proceeds from the kick-off event and festival benefit a number of community organizations including Maui's newest outreach program, A Cup of Cold Water. Tickets are limited, so get yours today! For more info, click HERE.

 Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story

Registration Now Open! September 27 - 29, 2013
camp mokuleia

A diocesan stewardship retreat will be taking place at Camp Mokule'ia in September. This weekend offers you powerful stewardship tools to use in your congregation, relationships with others committed to growing in generosity and faith, and worship, fellowship and rest amidst stunning natural beauty! For more information and to register, click HERE, or contact Lindsay Kamm at (808) 245-1752 or e-mail her
The Rev. Darrow Louis Kanakanui Aiona Scholarship  
By Nani Lau, St. John's By-the-Sea
StJBTS Kahala
St. John's By-the Sea Episcopal Church has established the Rev. Darrow Louis Kanakanui Aiona Scholarship Fund in memory of Fr. Darrow's life as an educator, his long service to St. John's By-the-Sea, and his special concern for Native Hawaiians pursuing higher education. We are proud to announce that the first recipient is Jonathan Kahala Lau, pictured here between Teena Urban and the Rev. Leo Loyola. 
Donations to the scholarship fund are welcome! Call 808-238-7198, or send a check to St. John's By-the Sea, memo: Aiona Scholarship Fund, 47-074 Lihikai Dr., Kaneohe, HI 96744. (Photo by Vicki Fay)
Do you have lay position openings at your church?
If your church has an opening for a lay position and you would like some help in advertising it, consider posting it in the e-news and on the diocesan website. Visit the Lay Position Postings webpage under Resources>For Congregations, or click HERE to view it. Let us help you spread the word! There is currently an opening at The Cathedral for a part-time full charge bookkeeper and a request for volunteers at the Annual Meeting of Convention. Check it out!

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Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


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  AUGUST 2013


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.

Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review Has Begun

Sexual Misconduct Training - Honolulu
September 7
Annual Clergy Retreat  September 8 - 10

A Taste of EfM Mentor Training  
August 29 - 31

St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar  
September 7
St. John's Kula Festival Coming Up!  September 28

Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story


EfM Registration at The Cathedral & St. James

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

Statements from the Episcopal Church Issued on DOMA

Applications Accepted for the 2013 Roanridge Trust

Episcopal Church Grants Available for Campus Ministries

Supporting Sean Brown

Disaster Preparedness

Congratulations to A Cup of Cold Water

Hawai'i Sacred Choir Auditions 



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