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In This Issue:
+ CONVENTION XLV: Important Deadline Date!
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+ The Rev. Paul S. Kennedy
+ The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos Joins 'Iolani School
+ Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story
+ 'Iolani Guild Luncheon
* ECW Annual Meeting Coming Up
+ Emmanuel's Speaker Series
+ Important Dates Coming Up at the Priory
+ Nonprofit Organizations One-Day Seminar
+ Episcopal Church House of Bishops to Gather in Nashville
Contact Information

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your






Saturday, September 14

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Diocesan Council

The Cathedral of St. Andrew


Saturday, September 21
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Standing Commitee 

The Cathedral of St. Andrew

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Commission on Ministry

The Cathedral of St. Andrew



'Iolani Guild Luncheon Meeting

Saturday, September 7

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...



ECW Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 14

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.)


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

(Please see island dates under Parish Happenings.) 


Diocesan Youth Gatherings

O'ahu: First Sunday of each month! More info to come...


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...


Diocesan Education Day 2013

Friday, October 25, 8:30 am

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


Parish Happenings

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

Emmanuel's Speaker Series:
Safeguarding Our Children
Thursday, September 12, 7:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua

Taste and See - The Cathedral Fall Ministry Fair
Sunday, September 15, 9:15 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Emmanuel's Speaker Series:
The Sacred Art of Dying
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 pm
Emmanuel, Kailua

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

Chocolate Extravaganza
Saturday, November 6, 6:30 pm
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

Movies on the Lawn
September 14, 20 & 27, sunset
All Saints' Church, Kapa'a
Celebration of Holy Sovereigns & Blessing of Peace Garden
Sunday, October 13, 9:30 am
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

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

St. Augustine Church's
Annual Bazaar
Saturday, September 7, 9:00 am
St. Augustine's, 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 18:

Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 233



"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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Convention XLV 
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The 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention 
October 25 & 26, 2013
The Cathedral of St. Andrew 
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.)  For complete information, click on the picture logo above to visit the event webpage.
Education Day 2013 
Diocesan Education Day 2013
In conjunction with the 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention, the Diocese of Hawai'i will be holding an Education Day on Friday, October 25, 2013. Education Day is open to everyone in the Diocese and is not limited to Convention Delegates. The day begins at 8:30 am with social time of coffee, pastries, and registration. At 10:00 am, Education Day kicks off with a Keynote Address by the Rev. Bill Miller from St. Michael and All Angels on Kaua'i, followed by "Ask the Bishop" open mic time, and a full slate of workshops in the afternoon.

For more information and to view the schedule and complete listing of workshops, visit the event webpage HERE. Cost for the day is $25.00. Lunch is included if you register ahead of time online.
Paul S. Kennedy
The Rev. Paul S. Kennedy
The Rev. Paul S. Kennedy, passed away at home on August 20, 2013. Rev. Kennedy served at 'Iolani School from 1970 until his retirement in 1996, where his passion for teaching impacted the lives of many as a teacher, counselor and Head of Admissions. A Eucharist Service was held in his honor on Saturday, August 31, at St. Alban's Chapel, 'Iolani School. 
Prayers for The Rev. Paul S. Kennedy
Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we comment your servant Paul. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, res in peace. Amen.
The Rt. Rev. Robert L. Fitzpatrick, Bishop
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i 
The Episcopal Church in Micronesia
The following is an excerpt from a Media Release by 'Iolani School
The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos 
Joins 'Iolani School as Co-Chaplain
The Rev. Nicole Simopoulos has joined 'Iolani School as co-chaplain and to work alongside the Rev. Daniel Leatherman beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. 
Most recently, Simopoulos completed her fourth year at the National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C., as a Religious Studies Teacher, Director of the Lower School Service Learning Program, and Associate Chaplain for fourth through sixth grades.
"As an educator and role model for young people, I seek to raise up students who are not only academically accomplished but morally courageous, compassionate and generous in their service to the world, honest and clear in word, creative in thought, and fearless in embracing their wildest dreams," says Simopoulos.
Simopoulos earned a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University in 1995 and her M.A, in Hebrew Bible, Master of Divinity from The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, in 2000. She was also a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Natal in Piertermaritzburg, South Africa, in 1999. 

 Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story

Deadline to Register is September 6!
camp mokuleia

A diocesan stewardship retreat will be taking place at Camp Mokule'ia on September 27 - 29, 2013. 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
'Iolani Guild Luncheon on September 7
IG Williams
The 'Iolani Guild will be holding its first luncheon meeting of the program year on Saturday, September 7, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room. Special guest speaker will be historian and author Rianna Williams, who wrote From Royal Gardens to Gothic Splendor. She will talk about Lili'uokalani's move into Washington Place and her relationships with the Priory and Bishop Alfred Willis. As a docent at Washington Place, Williams will bring that pivotal era in history to life.

For more information, visit the event webpage HERE, or e-mail Ann Hansen.
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ECW Annual Meeting Coming Up
September 14 - Register Now!
The Annual Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women of Hawai'i will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room. The theme for this year's meeting is "My Joy Is Serving the Lord".

Meetings are open to all women and men, and you do not have to be an ECW member. To view the schedule for the day and to download the registration form, visit the event webpage HERE. Deadline to register is September 5.

Contact Louise Aloy at 264-9830 with any questions, or send her an e-mail.
Emmanuel's Speaker Series
Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua will be offering two free informational sessions in September and October:
  • Safeguarding Our Children
    September 12, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
    Guest Panel: Department of Human Services, Honolulu Police Department, and The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i
  • The Sacred Art of Dying - Advance Directive Party
    Thursday, October 10-, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
    Presented by Compassion and Choices (Nonprofit) featuring the "Good to Go" kit 
For more information, call Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 262-4548.
Important Dates Coming Up at the Priory
Priory 2013 dates
St. Andrew's Priory announces some important dates
coming up in the 2013-2014 school year:

Prospective Student Shadow Days
(Grades K-9, RSVP required)
Monday, October 7, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013  

Open House Dates

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Sunday, February 9, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Monday, May 5, 2014, 9:00 - 10:30 am

Queen Emma Merit Scholarship
(Qualifying examination for students in grades 5, 6, and 8)
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Nonprofit Organizations One-Day Seminar
The 10th Annual Nonprofit Organization One-Day Seminar will be held on Friday, September 27, at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i on Oahu. this seminar will provide useful information on current issues and changing requirements that affect every non-profit and provide insights that will help organizations deal with the unique challenges facing them today. To download the program information, click HERE. To download the registration form, click HERE. For more information or any questions you may have, contact Chaminade Collete at 808-440-4280, or send an e-mail.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Episcopal Church House of Bishops  
to Gather in Nashville
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Bishops of The Episcopal Church will gather for the House of Bishops fall meeting September 19-24 at the Nashville Airport Marriott, Nashville, TN. The theme of the gathering will beTransforming Loss into New Possibilities

Slated are presentations on Missional Wisdom, Bridge-Building Mission, Formation for Mission, Moving Missionally, and Moving Diagonally. In addition, the bishops will discuss a range of important topics such as gun violence, the new diocesan staff networking program, and a business meeting on September 24.

On Sunday, September 22, the bishops will visit churches in the area. Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will preside and preach at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville. 

Among the invited guests are: Bishop Suheil S. Dawani, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem; Rabbi Steve Gutow, President and CEO of Jewish Council for Public Affairs; Dr. Elaine Heath, McCreless Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and co-founder of the Missional Wisdom Foundation; President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings; Bishop Gregory Palmer, Bishop of the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church; Canon David Porter, Director for Reconciliation for Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby; and representatives of the United Methodist Church.

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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.

Convention XLV - The 45th Annual Meeting of the Convention

Safe Church Trainings

Daughters of the King Assembly September 2, 2013

A Taste of Upcountry! September 27, 2013

The Rev. Darrow Aiona Scholarship


Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review Has Begun

Sexual Misconduct Training - Honolulu
September 7
Annual Clergy Retreat  September 8 - 10
 St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar  September 7
St. John's Kula Festival Coming Up!  September 28

Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story


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



Contact Information
Office of the Bishop
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(808) 536-7776, ext. 326; Neighbor Islands: 1-800-522-8418