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In This Issue:
+ Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas Message
+ Christmas Worship
+ Celebrating Epiphany at Epiphany
+ 2018 Godly Play Training Dates
+ 12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
+ Info for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted
+ Episcopal Church YASC Accepting Applications
+ Missional Voices 2018
+ Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
+ 26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi
+ Annual Music Conference Coming Up
+ Annual Chrism + Mass and Education Day
+ 2018 United Thank Offering Grant Application Available
+ Convention XLIX Videos Available for Viewing
+ Episcopal Relief & Development
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This issue's header photo features the Good Shepherd Church Carolers and the youth  during their annual Christmas caroling led by Music Director Ferdinand Cajical. Each year, they go about the Wailuku community on Maui sharing music, joy and love. (Photo from the Good Shepherd Facebook page)


Fourth Sunday of Advent
Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation,
that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in 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.

Book of Common Prayer
p. 212

Upcoming Meetings

Mark Your


Saturday, January 20, 2018
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

Commission on Ministry 
9:00 AM-12:00 AM
Bishop's Reading Room

Standing Committee
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Bishop's Office

Diocesan Council
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Videoconference from the Diocesan Conference Room

Diocesan events header

Saturday, January 27, 2018
St. John's By-the-Sea, Kaneohe

Saturday, February 24, 2018
9:00 AM-4:00PM

Parish Happenings

Sunday Supper Nights
Preparing food for homeless
Ongoing Sundays, 5:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Na Himeni Sing Nights
Ongoing every third Sunday, 6:00 PM
St. Stephen's, Wahiawa
For more info: (808) 330-3769

Evensong & Benediction
Ongoing Sundays 7:00 PM
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Harmony Health & Wellness
(Temporarily postponed until January-Date TBA)
Ongoing Mondays, 3:30 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Davies Hall, Honolulu

Rector's Bible Study 
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
St. Christopher's, Kailua
For more info: (808) 262-8176

Healing Mass at St. Mark's
Ongoing Tuesdays, 12:00 PM 
St. Mark's, Honolulu

Aina Haina Farmer's Market
Ongoing Wednesdays, 4:00 - 7:30 PM
Holy Nativity, Aina Haina

Tri-church Bible Study
Ongoing Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 735-5944

Free Yoga, Zumba & Tai Chi at St. Mary's
Ongoing days as shown:
Yoga - Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Zumba - Saturdays, 8:30 AM
Tai Chi - Sundays 8:00 AM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Moʻiliʻili Service Center
Free medical & legal services, clothing, food, bus passes
Ongoing every last Thursday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Mary's, Honolulu
(808) 949-4655

Makiki Farmers Market
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 - 7:30 PM
St. Clement's, Honolulu
(808) 955-7745

Centering Prayer
Ongoing Thursdays, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
For more info:  E-mail

Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's
Ongoing Thursdays, 
6:00 PM (Soup & Salad served after the service)
St. Peter's, Honolulu

Pacific Peace Forums (with Potluck)
Ongoing every first Friday, 6:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Von Holt Room, Honolulu
Contact: Dr. Haʻaheo Guanson, (808) 330-3771

Breakfast for Houseless
Ongoing Saturdays, 6:00 AM
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
(808) 845-2112

Tai Chi at Epiphany
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM
Epiphany, Honolulu
(808) 734-5706

Meal Prep for IHS
Ongoing every second Saturday, 12:00 PM
The Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
E-mail: Margaret Steele 

The Art of Narcissus Carving
Saturdays, January 13 - February 3
(Exhibition Feb. 10-11)
St. Peter's, Honolulu
E-mail: St. Peter's

26th Annual Queen Lilli'uokalani Hookuikahi
Sunday, January 16, 6:00 PM
Kawaiahao Church, Honolulu

Godly Play Commuter Core Training
January 20-St. Chistopher
February 17-Camp Mokuleia
March 17-Epiphany


Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Eleele

Christ Memorial Food Pantry
Ongoing Saturdays, 3:30 PM
Christ Memorial, Kilauea

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

ReSource for Christian Spirituality Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 8:00 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue
Ongoing Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
St. John's, Ele'ele

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Ongoing Wednesdays 8:30 AM
St. Michael's, Lihue

Laundry Love Kauai
Ongoing first & third Wednesdays, 5:30 PM
Kapaa Laundromat, Kapaʻa

Soup Kitchen at St. Paul's
Ongoing last Saturdays, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's (ECWK), Kekaha

12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
February 2-4, 2018
St. Michael's Lihue


Team Outreach Sandwich Making
Ongoing Sundays, 8:30 AM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina

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

Morning Prayer & Lectionary Study 
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei

Centering Prayer Group
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:00 PM
Holy Innocents, Lahaina
For more info: E-mail

PBJ Sandwiches for ACCW
Ongoing second Sundays 
9:00 AM
Trinity By-the-Sea, Lahaina

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training
Saturday, January 13, 2018
(Was November 11)
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Good Shepherd, Wailuku
For more info: E-mail

Godly Play Core Training
February 2-4, 2018
Good Shepherd, Wailuku


Teen Tech at St. James'
Second & fourth Sundays, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
St. James' (Spencer Building), Kamuela

St. Jude's Free Hot Showers and Soup
Ongoing Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View

Free Community Meal
Ongoing every 4th Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
St. Augustine's, Kapaau

St. James' Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Mondays, 8:30 AM
St. James' Parish Office, Waimea
(808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Women's Bible Study
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM

A Scholarly Exploration of Sunday's Scriptures
Ongoing Wednesdays, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
St. James', Kamuela
(808) 885-4923

Ka'u Food Pantry 
Ongoing last Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
St. Jude's, Ocean View
Call Karen:  (510) 778-5500

St. James' Community Meal
Ongoing Thursdays, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
St. James' Pavilion, Waimea
For more info:  (808) 885-4923

St. Jude's Men's Bible Study
Ongoing Fridays, 9:00 AM
McKinney Place
For more info:   (808) 939-7000

St. James' Women's Bible Study
Ongoing, First Fridays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. James', Waimea
For more info: (808) 885-4923

The Labyrinth Book Group
Ongoing Tuesdays, 10:00 AM
Christ Church, Kealakekua
For more info:  Nancee Cline  (808) 324-1192


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December 22, 2017


Click on the image above to view the video and text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas Message. 

Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick's Christmas message will be featured in a special December E-Chronicle coming out on Christmas Eve day.
Christmas Worship 
Churches around the Diocese will he holding special Christmas Eve and Christmas day services.  Most have their service times posted on their websites which can be accessed from the Our Churches webpage on the Diocesan website HERE.  Click on the names of churches that are hyperlinked to be taken to their website. 

The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Christmas worship schedule is as follows:

The Right Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick - Celebrant 
The Rev. Annalise Castro Pasalo, Priest Associate - Preacher 
The Rev. Cn. R.K. "Moki" Hino - Celebrant & Preacher
The Cathedral Choir
With readings in Hawaiian and English 
The Right Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick - Celebrant & Preacher
The Cathedral Choir   
Monday, December 25, 2017:

Christmas Day
Ka'Eukalikia Hemolele
Sung Eucharist in Hawaiian and English 
The Hawaiian Choir
With readings, hymns and anthems in Hawaiian  
Celebrating Epiphany at Epiphany

The twelve days of Christmas culminates with The Epiphany on January 6, 2018, and Epiphany Episcopal Church in Honolulu invites all to attend their special pageant and Holy Eucharist.  The event will commence at 5:00 PM, and a potluck dinner will follow. They are located at 1041 10th Avenue in Honolulu.  For more information, contact the church office at (808) 734-5706.
Register Now!
2018 Godly Play Training Dates Coming Up

There will be two Godly Play Core Trainings for 2018 and both occur early in the year... so save the dates and register now!  Jenny Wallace leads the training sessions for this Montessori-based program for children that helps them to explore their faith through story, gain religious language, and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play.  To learn more about Godly Play, visit their website HERE.

The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i has generously underwritten a portion of the training to help with tuition costs for churches in the Diocese.  The classes for 2018 are as follows:

O'ahu Commuter Core:
January 20 - Sacred Stories, St. Christopher's, Kailua
February 17 - Parables, Camp Mokuleia, Waialua
March 17 - Liturgical Action Stories, Epiphany, Honolulu
(Note: These can be taken one at a time, but all three modules are required for a full training certification.)
Register HERE (Search for dates)

Maui Core:
February 2-4, 2018 - Full course, Good Shepherd, Wailuku
Register HERE
12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival

St. Michael and All Angels in Lihue, Kaua'i, is gearing up for their 12th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival, beginning on February 2, 2018, and ending with their popular Jazz Masses on Sunday, February 4.  This year's concerts will feature Latin jazz with headliner Rumba de Fuego at the Friday night concert, and on Saturday, 8-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton with jazz great Gabriel Espinosa. Many of Hawai'i's best known jazz musicians will also be performing. Their packed Sunday Jazz Masses will be held at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM with the theme "Live Love Louder!" 

For more information, visit the St. Michael event webpage HERE, or to purchase tickets, click HERE.
Info for 2017 Parochial Reports Now Posted

Information and forms for filing your 2017 Parochial Reports are now posted on the Diocesan website's Forms and Documents page HERE, under Parochial Reports. Online filing begins January 4, 2018, and the report is due March 1, 2018.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church & beyond 

Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps (YASC) Accepting Applications
Young adults (21-30 years old) have an opportunity to transform their own lives while engaging mission and ministry in the Anglican Communion by joining the Young Adult Service Corps. Now, applications are available for 2018-2019 placements in the Young Adult Service Corps, commonly known as  YASC.

Currently YASCers are serving throughout the Anglican Communion, working alongside partners in administration, agriculture, communication, development, and education. They are serving in Brazil, Costa Rica, England, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa and Tanzania.

Among possible placements for 2018-2019 include (but not limited to) Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, England, Honduras, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Jerusalem, Mexico, Panama, the Philippines, South Africa, Taiwan, and Tanzania.

The application for a 2018-2019 placement with additional information and instructions is available  HERE. The application deadline is Friday, January 12, 2018. 
Missional Voices 2018

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Missional Voices gathering taking place April 19-21, 2018, at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis, IN.  

Missional Voices is a gathering for the sake of reimagining church and transforming neighborhoods, and  exists to help turn the Church inside out. We aim to connect church leaders, students, entrepreneurs, artists, community organizers, non-profit leaders, church planters, and everyday innovators in The Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion - anyone pursuing the mission of God in their context. To learn more about Missional Voices, visit the event website HERE, and for information on housing and registration, click HERE.

Previously Announced Event Reminders 

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training at Good Shepherd Offered
A Eucharistic Minister/Eucharistic Visitor training will be taking place at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, Maui, on  Saturday, January 13, 2018. The training will take place from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. These are licensed ministries in the Diocese of Hawai'i and will be led by Rev. John Hau'oli Tomoso. For more information about the training download the flyer HERE , and to register, contact Tomoso at (808) 280-1749, or e-mail him .
Mark your calendars!
26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi

This year's annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi will be taking place at Kawaiahao Church in Honolulu on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 6:00 PM. 

The date of the event represents a dark time in Hawaiian history when Queen Lili'uokalani was overthrown, but is now being recognized as a day of reconciliation and hope that focuses on the Queen's courage and conviction for non-violence that has been an example and legacy to her people.  The   Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center (PJRC) has organized this annual event to "educate and advocate for justice and mercy for Na Kanaka Maoli and all the people of Hawai`i in the spirit of reconciliation." (To view a remarkably moving video from the statewide November 11 event commemorating her death 150 years ago, click HERE.)

Kawaiahao Church is located at 957 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu. For more information, e-mail Rev. Kaleo Patterson.
Registration Now Open!
3rd Annual Music Conference Coming Up

Registration is now open for the third annual diocesan Music Conference that will be taking place on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at St. John's By-the-Sea in Kaneohe.  Leading the conference will be Joe Kanoelehua Camacho, well-known  liturgy coordinator, musician, composer, singer, dancer and professional entertainer from the Big Island. The day will begin at 9:30 AM and end at 3:00 PM.  Cost for the event is $30 and includes lunch. All with an interest in music are encouraged to attend and bring an instrument to play! For more information and to register, click HERE.
Registration Now Open!
Annual Chrism Mass and Education Day for Clergy, Wardens and Treasurers
Chrism oils
This year's annual Chrism Mass will be combined with an Education Day for clergy, wardens and treasurers.  The event will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at The Cathedral of St. Andrew, beginning with the Chrism Mass at 9:00 AM.  At this service, the Bishop blesses the oils of chrism (for baptism), healing, and the catechumenate, and the clergy take a portion of these oils back to their own churches for use during the coming year.
Following the service a special Education Day will take place in the various meeting spaces of the Cathedral. Clergy, wardens and treasurers will each have their own "professional development" sessions.  For wardens, this will be a sequel to the Warden Boot Camp held earlier in the year, and treasurers will have an opportunity to meet as a group and learn about their roles and responsibilities.  The day will end at 4:00 PM.

The cost for the day is $25 and includes lunch. For more information and to register click HERE.
2018 United Thank Offering Grant Applications Now Available
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The 2018 United Thank Offering grant application materials are now available. The focus of the 2018 UTO grants will be  Becoming Beloved Community: Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice.

Detailed information, guidelines and forms can be found on the UTO grant webpage HERE. The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) is 5:00 PM (EST) on Friday, March 2, 2018.
49th Annual Meeting of Convention:
Videos Available to View on Youtube

Videos presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i on October 21, are now available for viewing on the  Diocese of Hawai'i's YouTube channel .  It includes the 3 Churches, 3 Questions video that was shown in conjunction with the Bishop's Address, EYE17, and tribute to Bishop Chang. Bishop Chang's tribute is also posted on the Chang Clergy Children's Fund webpage HERE, along with photos from his service and bio, portions of which were featured in the video. The special Convention e-Chronicle issue with a complete wrap-up of Education Day and the Annual Meeting will be coming out next week.
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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 the Diocesan website's 

Christ Memorial Welcomes The Rev. Gae Chalker

Annual Chrism Mass and Education Day

UTO 2018 Grant Applications Now Open

New Advent Resource Available

26th Annual Queen Lili'uokalani Hookuikahi

Annual Music Conference Coming Up

The Appointment of Archdeacon Costa

Volunteer Diocesan Coordinator for EfM Needed

Convention XLIX Videos Available for Viewing

Presiding Bishop Speaks on Texas Church Shooting

Eucharistic Minister/Visitor Training on Maui 

Recycling Church Items

Sale of Metcalf Property

Register Now for FORMA Conference



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