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In This Issue:
+ The Bishop's Online Bible Study Launched
+ Update on the Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review
+ Celebrate Christmas: "Voice of the Pacific"
+ Applications for EYE'14 Now Being Accepted
+ Christmas Service & Concerts at The Cathedral
+ Daughters of the King Installation Assembly
+ Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message 2013
+ Presiding Bishop on the Death of Nelson Mandela
+ Reminder: Special Haiti Collection in January
+ Spiritual Formation Support from SSJE
+ Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America - Video Now Available
+ Applications Now Accepted Online for Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps
+ Share God's Love with Gifts for Life
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Saturday, December 21

8:30 - 11:30 am 

Standing Committee and Commission on Ministry

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11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Diocesan Council

Von Holt Room


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Monthly Diocesan Youth Gathering - O'ahu

Ongoing first Sunday of each month

Contact for more info...


The Voice of the Pacific Christmas Concert

Monday, December 23, 6:00 pm

St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu

For more info... 


Christmas at Camp - For Middle-schoolers

December 27 - 29

Camp Mokule'ia

For more info...


Daughters of the King Installation Assembly

Sunday, January 12, 8:00 am

St. Timothy's, Aiea

For more info...


Parish Happenings


Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing every Thursday, 4:30 - 7:30 pm
St. Clement's, Honolulu

FREE Friday Noontime Concerts at The Cathedral
Ongoing every Friday, 12:15 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
He Lei, He Aloha
Various dates throughout the islands 
Christmas at Onemalu
Saturday, December 21, 11:00 am
Onemalu Transitional Shelter, Kalaeloa
For more info, call 672-4692 (through St. Nick's)
Annual Cathedral Carol Concert
Sunday, December 22, 3:00 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
The Voice of the Pacific Christmas Concert
Monday, December 23
(See listing under Diocesan Events above)
Keiki Concert at Epiphany
Sunday, December 29, 2:00 pm
Epiphany, Honolulu
New Year's Eve at St. Andrew's
Tuesday, December 31, 10:15 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
The Art of Narcissus
Saturdays, January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8:30 am
Exhibition February 8 & 9
St. Peter's, Honolulu
Prepare/Enrich Workshop
Friday, January 31, 9:00 am
St. Christopher's, Kailua


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

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


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



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

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

St. James' Youth Movie Nights
Every other Friday, 5:00 pm
(Next few dates: 12/27, 1/10, 1/24)
St. James, Kamuela




To list a position available at your church, visit the diocesan webpage HERE for instructions.




Fourth Sunday of Advent

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p 212


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December 18, 2013


Bishop's Online Bible Study Continues with Audio
Bishop Fitzpatrick If you haven't already checked it out, be sure to visit the Bishop's Bible Study page on the diocesan website to follow his yearlong plan that started on December 1, 2013, the beginning of Advent. The first two weeks were presented in video format and the next few eeks will be in audio format. Click HERE to go to the Bishop's Bible Study Page.
Update on the Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review
One realization from the recent Diocesan Mutual Ministry Review was that "the Diocese" continues to be a puzzle to many.  Responses ranged from a lack of understanding of what the Diocese is -- to no interaction with the Diocese -- to thinking that the Office of the Bishop is the Diocese.  As the Standing Committee wrapped up the Mutual Ministry Review, it was decided that a presentation should be created to better explain the roles, responsibilities and support of the Diocese. And, that this presentation be made at all congregations' annual meetings to be held in January 2014.  To that end, a video presentation is being created that will share this information.  All churches will be asked to show the video at their annual meetings in January.  After seeing it, we hope everyone will gain a good understanding of what the Diocese is, how it works, and who supports it.  Churches will be receiving additional information in the coming weeks.


The Pacific Islander Ministry presents: 

The Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i's Pacific Islander Ministry will be presenting a Christmas Concert, "The Voice of the Pacific", in the distinct Polynesian/Micronesian style. The concert takes place on Monday, December 23, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, Honolulu, and will feature the youth and Sunday school of St. Elizabeth's, plus eight other churches from around the Kalihi-Palama area. All are invited to attend this interfaith concert as we celebrate Christmas. Covered parking is available. For more information, contact Fane Lino at (808) 548-1719, or e-mail her.


Applications for EYE'14 Now Being Accepted 
Deadline to apply is  this Friday, December 20, 2013
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The Triennial Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) will be taking place July 9-16, 2014, at Villanova University in Pennsylvania, and the Diocese of Hawai'i will be putting together a delegation of 24 high school youth to attend the Episcopal Church's largest and most anticipated youth event.

All Episcopal youth in the Diocese that are in grades 9 - 12 during the 2013-14 school year are eligible to apply. Currently, the estimated cost to attend will be $1,500 - $2,000 per person that includes air travel, lodging and most meals.  The Diocese is planning to cover a small portion. 

To apply online (preferred), visit the application webpage HERE. You can also download a hard-copy application form through the diocesan event listing HERE. Deadline to apply is December 20, and applicants will be notified of the results in January 2014. 

To learn more about EYE'14, visit the The Episcopal Church website HERE. It contains links to the EYE'14 Facebook page, the youth Blog page and Frequently Asked Questions. You may also contact the Diocesan Youth Director, Sarah Klitzke, at 808-536-7776, ext. 309, or e-mail her.    
Christmas Services & Concerts at
The Cathedral of St. Andrew
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The Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu offers an impressive lineup of concerts and services during Advent and Christmas. The remaining services are as follows:

Friday, December 20, 2013
12:15 pm: Noontime Concert 
Featuring Karol's Karolers

Saturday, December 21, 2013
7:00 pm: Blue Christmas
A service for the longest night

Sunday, December 22, 2013
3:00 pm: Annual Carol Concert
For many people in Honolulu, The Cathedral's annual Carol Concert is when Christmas truly begins. This year's Concert promises to be our best ever, with a host of beautiful carols both old and new. Sing along with some of your favorite traditional carols.
5:30 pm: Evensong 
Congregational Chant
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
5:30 pm: Family Christmas Eucharist
7:30 pm: Holy Eucharist with Carols
11:00 pm: Midnight Mass of Christmas (Vigil at 10:30 pm)
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
10:00 am: Sung Eucharist
5:30 pm: Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols 
For more information, visit their website here, or call 524-2822.  
Daughters of the King Installation Assembly 
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The Board of the Hawai'i Diocesan Assembly of the Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) will install the officers of the Diocesan Assembly Board, on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Christ Gathering Place during the 8:00 am service at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 98-939 Moanalua Road in Aiea.
The Right Reverend Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick will be the celebrant. The Daughters of the King's Assembly Council Board are: Luella Windisch, President; Kala Holden, Vice President; Vicki Millard, Secretary/Treasurer; Cynthia Carson, Daughters at Large (DAL) chair; Shauna Jones, President of St. Nicholas DOK chapter.

All women who are part of a chapter in Hawai'i or a Daughter-At-Large (DAL) living in Hawai'i are invited and encouraged to come to the installation of officers of the DOK Diocesan Assembly. For more information please contact us at dok.hawaii@gmail.com

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Presiding Bishop's Christmas Message 2013
Jefferts Schori
For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.    Isaiah 9:6
Isaiah pronounces these words to a people who remember the yoke of slavery laid on their shoulders.  They've been waiting for this child, whose birth transforms that yoke into a mantle of authority.  They are promised that this authority will continue to grow as the peaceable commonwealth is established - with justice and righteousness for all, and for ever.
This promise is spoken anew to people in every age, to those who have lived under oppression or in dark depression, to the hungry and ill and imprisoned.  The birth we celebrate offers hope, in Word made flesh, who comes among us to heal and walk this way with us.  The mantle of authority on his shoulders begins in the swaddling clothes of a child born in the humblest of circumstances.  Yet that authority is recognized even by foreigners from far away.  That mantle of authority does continue to grow, through a life offered for others, raised into new life, and passed on to new generations of fleshly God-bearers.  Wherever justice and righteousness is done, that authority is growing, borne on the shoulders of the Prince of Peace. 
He comes again, bearing the grace of the One whose image he wears in flesh.  Seek him, sing his new song, declare his glory, and tell out the good news to all the nations:  God reigns, and he is coming bearing righteousness and truth on his shoulders. 
May you discover that humble authority born again on the edges of the world's notice.  May that royal inheritance and authority of the stable be born in you, enliven your heart, and rest on your shoulders.  Bear it abroad in peace, this year and throughout the ages.

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church


Presiding Bishop on the Death of Nelson Mandela

[December 5, 2013] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has issued the following statement:
The people of The Episcopal Church join the world in mourning the death of Nelson Mandela, prophet and witness to justice.  His leadership spanned decades, before and during imprisonment on Robben Island, and continuing into the establishment of a nation that aspires to serve the freedom and dignity of all human beings.  He helped the world to see a shining vision of the incarnate Reign of God.  We pray that it was not simply a brief glimpse, but that his labor may be joined to that of others, grounding and growing a world of peace with justice for all.  May God welcome this shepherd home in peace.

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church


Reminder: Special Haiti Collection to take place on January 12, 2014
In support of a resolution passed earlier this year, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori asks that a special collection be made on Sunday, January 12, 2013, to aid the Diocese of Haiti in rebuilding Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port-au-Prince. To download a copy of her letter and a special 1/2 page insert for your Sunday Bulletins, click on the links below:
Donations can also be made directly HERE.
Spiritual Formation Support from SSJE
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE), has made available resources for Advent and Christmas HERE.  Their online and printed material for Spiritual Formation through June 2014, can be downloaded
Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in America  
Video now available
[December 11, 2013] Now available for group watching and personal viewing is the on-demand video of the Saturday, November 16 sessions of Fifty Years Later: The State of Racism in AmericaThe videos, are available here; to access, click the channel button within the main player. The Saturday videos join the on-demand video of the groundbreaking public forum sponsored by The Episcopal Church and the Diocese of Mississippi, which is a 90-minute webcast from November 15.

"All of these videos are great centerpieces for congregational conversations and curriculum on this important topic," noted Anne Rudig, Director of Communication. "These are truly resources for racism conversations and work at the local level. In addition, there is a facilitator's guide available for Friday information and other resources on the site."


Applications Now Accepted Online for 
Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps 
Reminder: Deadline is January 3, 2014
[December 3, 2013] The Episcopal Church offers untold opportunities for young adults to provide service and share their expertise worldwide through the Young Adult Service Corps. Commonly known as YASC, applications for 2014-15 are now being accepted for the Young Adult Service Corps from young adults between the ages of 21-30. To learn more and/or to apply online, click HERE. The application deadline is January 3, 2014.


Share God's Love with Gifts for Life
A great way to show you care is with Gifts for Life, a part of the Episcopal Relief & Development's giving program. The online catalog is full of meaningful gifts to help those around the world who are striving to improve their lives this Christmas. Whether you give a goat to a family in need or bring clean water to an entire community, you will be helping people overcome hardships and reach their full potential. For more information, visit the website 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.

Bishop's Online Bible Study Launched

Prepare/Enrich Workshop Offered in January  January 31, 2013

Applications Now Accepted Online for Episcopal Young Adult Service Corps  Deadline January 3, 2013

Share God's Love with Gifts for Life

Three Live Advent Services Offered by The Episcopal Church

Prayers & Aid for Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Bishop's Christmas Card Contest Winner Announced

Applications for EYE'14 Now Being Accepted Deadline is  December 20

Presiding Bishop on the Tragedy in the Philippines

UTO Grant Guidelines Available

Registration Now Open for April 2014 Conference:Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace

Special Collections for Haiti in January 2014

Clergy Transition (Johnson)

Episcopal Church in Hawai'i Affirms Support for Gay Marriage

Education Day & Convention XLV Special E-Chronicle

Episcopal Church Facts & FIgures


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

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



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