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In This Issue:
+ Bishop's Message: Prayers and Aid for Victims of Haiyan
+ Bishop's Christmas Card Contest Winner Announced
+ Applications for EYE'14 Now Being Accepted
+ St. James Annual Christmas Bazaar
+ Free Thanksgiving Luncheon at All Saints'
+ Calvary's 14th Annual Christmas Concert
+ Registration is Open for Christmas at Camp
+ Presiding Bishop on the Tragedy in the Philippines
+ United Thank Offering Grant Guidelines Available
+ Registration Now Open for April 2014 Conference
+ Special Collections for Haiti in January 2014
+ New National Poll Finds Discrimination Prevalent in U.S.
+ Episcopal Preaching Foundation Announces Three New Programs
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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

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Christmas at Camp - For Middle-schoolers

December 27 - 29

Camp Mokule'ia

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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

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

He Lei, He Aloha
Various dates throughout the islands 

Great Books - A Time to Keep Silence
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30 pm
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Cathedral Choral Evensong for the Holy Sovereigns
Sunday, November 24, 5:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Kalua Turkey Fundraiser
Wednesday-Thursday, November 27 & 28
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Thanksgiving Service 
Thursday, November 28, 9:00 am
All are welcome!
Emmanuel, Kailua

Calvary 14th Annual Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 14, 7:30 pm
Calvary, Kaneohe


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

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


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. James' Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, November 23, 9:00 am
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
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Holy Nativity, Honolulu

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Proper 28:

 Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the  blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p 236


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November 18, 2013


Photo: REUTERS, Erik De Castro
The following is a message from Bishop Robert L. Fitzpatrick in response to the recent devastation in the Philippines caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan. A special webpage on the Diocesan website has been set-up with updates, resources and messages from the Bishop, and can be found by clicking on the READ MORE link below:

Prayers & Aid for Victims Super Typhoon Haiyan

Bishop FitzpatrickI call upon every congregation and individual Episcopalian to respond to the crisis in the Philippines caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan.


I encourage all congregations to take special collections for the next two Sundays (November 17 and 24), and to give all money collected at all Thanksgiving services in the Diocese, to the Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) fund for "Super Typhoon Haiyan Philippine Relief."


Gifts to this fund will support emergency relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan. On the morning of November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central Philippines, causing widespread damage and destruction.


Churches should collect all money and make checks payable and mailed directly to: Episcopal Relief & Development, Attn: "Super Typhoon Haiyan Philippine Relief", P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058


Please do not send the money collected to the Bishop's Office. Send it to ERD so that it can be immediately put to good use. READ MORE...


Bishop's Christmas Card Contest Winner Announced
Congratulations to Portia Okamoto, a member of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu, for winning the Bishop's Christmas Card Contest!  

The Bishop shared that all the submissions were excellent which made the choice difficult, and thanks all those who took the time to send in pictures. 

Portia's winning photo was of a stained glass window of the Nativity located in Epiphany's nave. The stained glass is one of nine created for the church by renowned artist Erica Karawina. The faces in the windows were based on the students and teachers at Epiphany School at the time. 
"As Fr. Linscott had relayed to us," explains Portia, "Erica was determined to include the children of Epiphany in her windows which explains Mary with an oriental face and eyes, baby Jesus wrapped in tapa print, and the 'kolohe' angel on the rooftop was [her] version of that little boy climbing the trees."

As for Portia, she has been attending Epiphany since she was 5 years old and is a choir member and part of the Aloha Committee. It's no surprise that she is also Epiphany's Church Photographer, "...since 2002, with a goal to record the history of Epiphany through pictures." 

CONGRATULATIONS PORTIA! Keep up the great work!
Applications for EYE'14 Now Being Accepted 
Deadline to apply is Friday, December 20, 2013
eye 2014
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.    
St. James, Kamuela - Annual Christmas Bazaar

The St. James' Annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 23, from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. There will be lots of items for sale including baked goods, jams & jellies, and plants! Food booths, a Silent Auction and face painting round out this fun family event. St. James Episcopal Church is located in Kamuela, across from the Waimea Ballpark. For more information, contact the office at 808-885-4923, 
Free Thanksgiving Luncheon at All Saints', Kapa'a
AS KIA Thanksgiving 2012
The Kapa'a Interfaith Association (KIA) on Kaua'i will once again host a free luncheon on Thanksgiving Day at the All Saints' Gym in Kapa'a. An interfaith service takes place in the All Saints' Church beginning at 10:00 am, followed by the luncheon from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Over 600 turkey meals are served up with home deliveries available to the elderly and shut-ins in nearby neighborhoods. All are welcome to attend this wonderful community event. For more information, call 808-822-3776 or 821-2878. 
Calvary's 14th Annual Christmas Concert
Calvary Kaneohe Episcopal Mission is hosting its 14th annual The Magic of Christmas and Its Music Christmas concert, on Saturday, December 14, 2013, beginning at 7:30 pm. We invite you to join us for a delightful night of classical music and dance. 
Featured artists include: The Hawaii Festival Orchestra, The Hawaii Ecumenical Chorale, The Hawaii Ballet de Corps, Aaron Mahi (Conductor), Adealani Malia Wesley (Choreographer), Sharene Lum (Harp), Robert Hamilton (Violin), Renson Madarang (Tenor, Hawaii Opera Theatre) and Shandee Teruya (age 14, student of Thomas Yee). 
Admission is free to the community. For more information, visit the diocesan 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.

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Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Presiding Bishop on the Tragedy in the Philippines 
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers the following prayer for the people of the Philippines:

jefferts schori 2 O God our help in time of trouble, we pray for the Filipino people who have suffered this grievous natural disaster. We pray that survivors may find water, food, and shelter, and news of their missing loved ones. There is trauma and destruction in many places, and little news from some of the areas hardest hit. Give peace and confidence, O Lord, to those in the midst of the whirlwind. Open hearts and hands around the world to respond sacrificially to the urgent need. Help us to remember that we are connected, one to another, the living to the dead, the comfortable to the suffering, the peaceful to the worried and anxious. Motivate us to change our hearts, for our misuse and pollution of the earth you have given us to share has something to do with this disaster. Show us your suffering Son in the midst of this Calvary, that we might love one another as he has loved us. In your holy name we pray. Amen.

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Presiding Bishop and Primate
The Episcopal Church 
United Thank Offering Grant Guidelines Available 
UTO Logo [November 5, 2013] Guidelines for applying for 2014 United Thank Offering grants are now available HERE, and the application for United Thank Offering grants will be available January 3, 2014.

In recognizing the Five Marks of Mission, especially "to seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation", the United Thank Offering is seeking to address the current culture of violence by supporting the mission of peace as expressed in the Gospel. The Gospel of Love proclaimed by Jesus Christ is the focus for the United Thank Offering Grants during the 2014-2015 period.
Registration Now Open for April 2014 Conference: 
Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace
[November 6, 2013] Registration is now open for Reclaiming the Gospel of Peace: An Episcopal Gathering to Challenge the Epidemic of Violence, April 9 - 11, 2014, at the Reed Center and Sheraton in Oklahoma City, OK.
Episcopalians will come together to renew their commitment to the Gospel call to make peace in a world of violence. Through deep conversation, prayer, and skill-building the event will empower the participants to address violence and reclaim their role in society as workers for nonviolence and peace. 

Registration dates and fees are:
  • Early registration, through December 4: $185
  • Regular registration December 4 - February 14, 2014: $205
  • Late registration February 15 - March 15: $245
Space is limited; attendance at this event is capped at 250 people. For more information and to register, click HERE.


Special Collections for Haiti in January 2014
rebuild haiti In a Resolution dated October 28, 2013, the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church has called for a special offering on Sunday, January 12, 2014, for the Holy Trinity Cathedral Rebuilding Project in Haiti. January 12 is the anniversary of the earthquake, and every congregation of The Episcopal Church is urged to take up the special collection to assist in the Haiti Recovery Effort. To view a copy of the resolution in its entirety, click HERE.   
New National Poll Finds  
Discrimination Prevalent in U.S.

[November 12, 2013] A new national poll commissioned by The Episcopal Church has found that nearly all Americans (98%) feel that there is at least some discrimination in the U.S. today. In addition, African-American respondents (49%) are three times as likely as white respondents (16%) and Hispanic respondents (11%) to feel there is a "great deal" of discrimination. Harris Interactive conducted the poll online in October among more than 2,000 U.S. adults.


"Despite major reforms, our culture continues to perpetuate discrimination in various forms," said Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. "Our churches and communities are critical motivators in encouraging change in these issues toward greater parity and acceptance."


In spite of those findings, more than eight in 10 Americans agree that in the future, Americans will be more accepting of all races. Hispanic respondents (87%) are more likely to agree than African-American respondents (68%) and are somewhat more optimistic than white (84%) that Americans will be more accepting. READ MORE


Episcopal Preaching Foundation Announces 
Three New Programs
The Board of Directors of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation (EPF) is pleased to announce plans to begin three new programs in 2014. The initiatives are being developed in partnership with the Dioceses of Atlanta, Colorado, and Olympia, whose bishops are delighted that EPF is developing these new programs and will encourage participation by clergy and lay preachers. 
The three new programs are the Preaching Excellence Program II "PEP II", Peer Groups, and Mentoring. To learn more about the EPF and these new programs visit their 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.

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


Bishop's Message on Marriage Equality

Presiding Bishop on Syria


The Rev. Paul S. Kennedy

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



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