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In This Issue:
+ Two Special Peace Gatherings Announced
+ Funeral & Memorial Services
+ Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review Has Begun
+ Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training - Honolulu
+ Annual Clergy Retreat
+ A Taste of EfM - Mentor Training Announced
+ St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar
+ St. John's Kula Festival Coming Up!
+ Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story
+ COO Bishop Sauls Announces Innovative Missionary Program
+ Listening to the Spirit Task Force
+ Episcopal Church New iBook Series
+ The 2013 Lansing Lee Conference at Kanuga
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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
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.)


Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training 

(Please see island dates under Parish Happenings.) 


Presbyters' Day

Thursday, August 8, 9:00 am

(8:00 am Refreshments)

The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

For more info...


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

Pacific Peace Forum
Friday, August 2, 6:00 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Car Wash & Bake Sale for Youth Outreach Programs
Saturday, August 3
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
Call 845-2112 for more info

DMMR - Calvary
Sunday, August 4, 9:30 am

Cathedral Choral Evensong
Sunday, August 4, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Hiroshima Peace Day
Tuesday, August 6, 11:00 am
Taishokyo Mission Izumo, Honolulu

Funeral Services for The Rev. Gerhard Laun
Wednesday, August 7, 9:30 am
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

DMMR - Epiphany
Wednesday, August 7, 6:00 pm

DMMR - St. Mark's
Saturday, August 10

DMMR - Holy Nativity
Sunday, August 11 (After 8:30 service)

DMMR - Emmanuel
Sunday, August 11, 8:30 am

DMMR - St. John By-the-Sea
Sunday, August 11

DMMR - (Joint) St. George, St. Timothy,St. Nicholas, St. Stephen, St. Philip
Sunday, August 11, 1:00 pm

Memorial Service for The Rev. Robert DeWolfe
Wednesday, August 14, 5:00 pm
St. Clement'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)

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

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

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
(Dinner - More info to come)

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


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

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

DMMR - (Joint) St. John's & Trinity
Tuesday, August 6, 5:00 pm
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

DAMIEN: Showing at Holy Innocents
Saturday, August 10, 7:00 pm
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

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
(Dinner - More info to come)


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

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

DMMR - Holy Apostles
Saturday, August 3

DMMR - St. Jude
Wednesday, August 7, 10:00 am

St. James Parish Beach Potluck
Saturday, August 10, following the 5:00 pm Beach Mass
Kawaihae Beach Club

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

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



Proper 13:

Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; 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 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 1, 2013


Two Special Peace Gatherings Announced:
Pacific Peace Forum
On Friday, August 2, 2013, there will be a Pacific Peace Forum at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, beginning with a 6:00 pm potluck. Topics include Peace and Nonviolence Training and the Force More Powerful Film Series, Gandhi Salt March. For more information, please call 330-3769.

Hiroshima remembered
Hiroshima Peace Day
On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the public is invited to attend the Hiroshima Peace Day at Izumo Taishokyo Mission, located at 215 Kukui St., next to the Chinese Cultural Center. The gathering will begin at 11:00 am, and will include community education, interfaith, and the ringing of the Peace Bell. To download the Peace Day Education Activity, click HERE. For more information, call 538-7778.
Funeral and Memorial Services:

The Rev. Gerhard Laun
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 9:30 am
A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated in his memory at 
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

The Rev. Robert DeWolfe
Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 5:00 pm
A Memorial Service will be held at the Parish of St. Clement, Honolulu with Eucharist, music and small reception in the parish hall.

Mrs. Joyce Kim
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:00 am 
Funeral services will be held at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, with Visitation beginning at 9:00 am.

Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review Has Begun

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 will be held throughout the Diocese in August.


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. One church has already completed the Diocesan MMR, and meetings have been set with more than half of the churches in the Diocese. Please see the list of meetings HERE, or refer to the Parish Happenings in the left hand column to see when and if your church is scheduled.  


If your church has not yet scheduled a Diocesan MMR, clergy or wardens need to e-mail the Standing Commitee ASAP.


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 is 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.


Annual Clergy Retreat 
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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A Taste of EfM - Mentor Training Announced
By Peter Carson, EfM Coordinator
The Bible speaks clearly to our condition in modem life: We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every kind of doctrine...we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ. (Ephesians 4:14a,15b). 

In all aspects of our lives, there are bewildering choices to be made and none more than in the area of spirituality. We need practical tools that can help form us as Christians and enable us become more effective in our lives, which will also make us better able to reach others with the Good News. 

Education for Ministry (EfM) is a very effective tool for formation and growth - actually, a whole toolkit. A program developed and overseen by the School of Theology at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, EFM uses a multi-pronged approach to help us "grow up in every way into Christ". Sewanee provides study materials and trained leadership. No background is necessary; this course is open to all adults. 

Here are some comments about EfM from students who participated:
* It has given me a caring, confidential group that shares my commitment in my faith
* Now I'm able to think clearly and not be confused when others make statements based on scripture
* The group worship, informal and often very unconventional, is very refreshing to my spiritual life
* It's given me deep insights into dealing with other people -- made me more tolerant, more patient, and less judgmental
* Now I have greater confidence in answering the questions of children and others about Christianity
* Sharing others' experiences, I've learned that I'm not alone in any important sense.

How does EFM work? Each EFM class is a mixture: a short worship session or meditation (selected and led by a different student each week), time for each student to discuss what he or she has discovered in the week's lesson (scripture, theology or church history), fellowship, and, most important of all, TR or theological reflection - a process for integrating what is learned into day-to-day living.

Theological Reflection is the heart of EFM. It's a way of turning a problem or situation over in the group's collective mind, delving deeper and deeper into the matter. Toward the end of the reflection, the group comes to a consensus about implications for future action, and sometimes builds a group prayer about the reflection. 

In Theological Reflection people learn to come together and exchange views with others with respect for all, and become adept at using a powerful and practical tool for spiritual discernment. 

Our Diocese invites you to consider whether EfM might be right for you. We have two established EfM groups on Oahu and three groups on the Big Island. There are no prerequisites except an open mind and the ability to come to class on a regular basis during the class year. EfM classes usually begin in September and finish in June. To start an EfM class at your church all you need is a EfM trained Mentor. 

Our next Mentor training will be held August 29-31 in Honolulu.
This training event will be a total of 18 hours over 3 days at St. Mary's Church in Honolulu. Space is limited to only 8 people. For more information, visit the event listing HERE.

If you have any questions about EfM, contact Peter Carson at (808) 754-3665, or email at carsonp003&  
St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar
St. Augustine St. Augustine's Annual Bazaar will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. There will be a Silent Auction of local business donations, gift certificates, art and services. Lots of ethnic foods, baked goods, BBQ hamburgers, hotdogs, BBQ Sticks, Christmas-in-September items, crafts, thrift shop, white elephant, fruits, vegetables and plants. For more information call Kathy Matsuda at 889-5801.


St. John's Kula Festival Coming Up!
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St. John's annual Kula Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, at 8992 Kula Highway, across from Keokea Park. The festival is an upcountry tradition that local families look forward to every year. All day live entertainment includes George Kahumoku, Jr. and others, and there will be lots of ono local food, produce, flowers, plants, gifts, auction, quilt show and children's games. For more information, click HERE.

 Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story

Registration Now Open! September 27 - 29, 2013
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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

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


COO Bishop Sauls Announces Innovative
Missionary Program 
Sauls Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer Bishop Stacy Sauls has announced an innovative missionary program designed to connect dioceses and staff in a collaborative manner: The Diocesan Partnership Program.

"Our Episcopal Church yearns for connection," Bishop Sauls explained. "Our people want to be connected. Our leaders are looking for opportunities to be connected. Through the Diocesan Partnership Representatives, the DFMS (Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society) staff can assist in connecting and offering resources to our dioceses and congregations."

The purpose and goals of the Diocesan Partnership Program are twofold: to make resources available at the local level; and to build networks and partnerships to connect people across geography.

"This is an exciting venture with enormous potential to invigorate the life of the Church," Bishop Sauls pointed out. READ MORE. 
*Note: The Diocesan Partnership Representative for Hawai'i is Mr. Peter Ng, who is currently the staff Officer for Asia and Pacific Anglican Relations for The Episcopal Church.
28 Young Adults Episcopalians Serve as Missionaries
YASC 2013 
Twenty-eight young adults from 24 Episcopal Church dioceses will be serving as missionaries in the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) for the 2013-2014 term in locales throughout the Anglican Communion, including 19 new ministries.

This year's group of missionaries boasts the largest number of YASC volunteers ever, including three returnees as well as two representing Province IX for the first time in the program. 
YASC is a ministry for Episcopal young adults, ages 21 - 30, who are interested in exploring their faith in new ways by living and serving in communities around the Anglican Communion.
The Rev. David Copley, Mission Personnel Officer, noted that while the day-to-day duties of each placement vary, the experiences of the YASCers are life-changing.  "YASC brings young adults into the life of the worldwide Anglican Communion and into the daily work of a local community," he explained.
"YASC offers young adults an opportunity to live out their Baptismal Covenant by seeking and serving Christ in people all around God's world," commented Elizabeth Boe, Global Networking Officer.
Each YASCer maintains a blog, detailing their service, reflections and adventures. Boe, a former YASC volunteer who served in Tanzania, reported that blogs provide an ideal means for connecting with others in the Episcopal Church and around the world.  MEET THE YASCers
'Listening to the Spirit' Task Force 
is Reimagining Church 
Last July, the General Convention was filled with what one of the two conveners of the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church calls "extraordinary and unanimous energy around reforming our structures of governance and administration." Now, a year later, that task force created by convention faces the large job of channeling that energy into specific recommendations acceptable to the next meeting of convention.

Just more than five months into its formal work the group knows that "simply changing things for change's sake is not going to be particularly effective or helpful to the church," according to the Rev. Craig Loya, who acts as co-convener of the group with Katy George.

The task force's most recent meeting was July 12-13. Following the meeting, George and Loya together spoke to ENS about the work of the task force thus far and its plans and hopes for the trajectory of its work in the coming months.

"The task force is engaging in a deeply spiritual process where we're not just trying to run through an exercise in organizational, bureaucratic, structural change but [instead] where we're really trying to listen to how the Holy Spirit is calling the church in this moment," said Loya. "Of course, 24 people can't do that alone; that's really a church-wide process of listening to the spirit." READ MORE 
Episcopal Church New iBook Series - Wayfarer 
Wayfarer, the Episcopal Church Office of Communication new iBook series, is available at iBooks for free downloading HERE.

"Wayfarer lets us go a little deeper and tell longer, compelling stories through multimedia," noted Mike Collins, Manager of Multimedia Services in the Office of Communication of The Episcopal Church and Wayfarer producer. "There are many great stories across The Episcopal Church that don't fit into a shorter format. This is how we get to tell those particular stories."

While it is available as a free iBooks app, all Wayfarer content can also be viewed in an Internet browser HERE.

Currently available for viewing are remarkable stories of ministry from both sides of the continent: a sustainable society developed by the nuns of Bluestone Farms in New York; and Thad's, a thriving Episcopal California community of worship and music and interesting people.

Upcoming Wayfarer issues include features on the remarkable post-Katrina work by Jericho Road in Louisiana; the story of a monk in residence at the Society of St John The Evangelist in Massachusetts; and a snapshot of daily life for a Yale seminarian in Connecticut.
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The 2013 Lansing Lee Conference features White House "Champion of Change" 
The 2013 Lansing Lee Conference being held at the Kanuga Conference Center in North Carolina, on October 20-22, 2013, will feature the Rev. Becca Stevens, speaker, author, social entrepreneur and Episcopal priest dedicated to bridging the gap between humanity's great need and God's abundant grace.

Entitled Blue Ridge Tales: Stories of Survival, Healing and Faith, this 3-day conference will offer inspiration and insight, while instilling a sense of wonder in both the beauty of the mountains and in the power of community. With a blend of story-telling, theology and practical ways to become a healing community, Stevens will help participants celebrate the glory of the mountains and the healing found in creation. She'll also help them make their own healing oils from herbs found within the Blue Ridge Mountains.

For more information and to register, click HERE.

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the latest issue of the E-Chronicle:   

  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.

EfM Registration at The Cathedral & St. James

DAMIEN: A Play Showing at Holy Innocents

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

Mutual Ministry Review for the Diocese

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


Clergy Transitions
Harper, Martinson, Newman, Jackson, Barham

Training People for Ordination

New Revision of Ministry Guidelines Completed

Scholarship Awards Announced

Stewardship Retreat: I Love to Tell the Story

Videos Available from the Episcopal Church

Engaging Leaders, Transforming Lives 



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