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In This Issue:
+ Honorary Canons Inducted at Cathedral
+ ABCD Workshop for Church Renewal
+ Reception at Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i
+ ECW Holiday Brunch Coming Up!
+ Narcissus Carving Classes at St. Peter's
+ The Presiding Bishop on Advent 2012
+ Observing Advent Via Social Media
+ Episcopal ELCA Presiding Bishops issue World AIDS Day 2012 Statement
+ Inspiring Video on Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts
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December Governance Meetings

Saturday, December 15:

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

8:00 am - Standing Committee

11:00 am - Diocesan Council

1:00 pm - Commission on Ministry


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ABCD Workshop
Fri & Sat, December 7 & 8
Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
Hawaiian BCP Reception
Thursday, December 6, Noon
Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i, Ward Warehouse, Honolulu

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ECW Holiday Brunch

Saturday, December 15, 9:30 am

Waioli Tea Room, Manoa

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Parish Happenings




Regional Confirmation

Wednesday, December 12

St. Timothy's, Aiea


Musical Celebration of Christmas

Saturday, December 15, 7:00 pm

Calvary Kaneohe, Kaneohe

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Narcissus Carving Class

Saturdays, January 5, 12, 29, 26, 8:30 am - 11:30 am

St. Peter's, Honolulu

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Prepare/Enrich Workshop

Friday, February 8, 9:00 am

St. Christopher's, Kailua

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6th Annual All Angels Jazz Festival
Fri - Sun, February 1 - 3, 2013
St. Michael & All Angels, Lihue
Centering Prayer Group
Mondays, 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm,
Trinity By-the-Sea, Kihei
Regional Confirmation
Friday, December 7, 7:00 pm
St. Columbo's, Paauilo



 Lay Position Postings
The following lay positions are currently posted on the Diocesan Website HERE.
YOUTH MINISTER, Part-time (St. Michael's, Kaua'i)


Second Sunday of Advent

Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy and the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 211




"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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December 3, 2012


Honorary Canons Inducted at Cathedral

Honorary Canons Kennedy Chun Grieves 

On Sunday, November 25, 2012, three new Canons were formally inducted at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.  To honor their ministry to the Diocese, Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick appointed the Reverend David Kennedy, the Reverend Franklin Chun, and the Reverend Brian Grieves (pictured above) as Honorary Canons of the Cathedral of St. Andrew. More photos and details will be in the upcoming issue of the E-Chronicle.  Photo courtesy of Gwen and Michael Wong.


ABCD Workshop for Church Renewal
Deadline Extended! Sign-up today!
ABCD logoThe Diocese will be hosting an exciting and important workshop on Asset Based Community Development, known as ABCD.  The workshop is being led by Mike Green, Consultant from the ABCD Institute, and Fred Vergara, Missioner, of AsiaAmerica for the Episcopal Church.  The island of Maui recently held an ABCD workshop with a great response to it.
A few of the things that the workshop will help participants with is how to engage their community and put building and organizational ideas into action; how to build successful agency partnerships and how to mobilize organization and community assets to develop strong projects and programs.  Participants will work on real life situations and develop action plans that can be applied after the training.
For more information and to register, visit the diocesan event listing page HERE.  Deadline to register is Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

Reception at Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i

Celebrating the reprinting of King Kamehameha IV's 1862 translation of the Book of Common Prayer

Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i at Ward Warehouse in Honolulu, has graciously offered to hold a reception in their store to celebrate the reprinting of King Kamehameha IV's 1862 translation of the Book of Common Prayer.  The reception will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, at noon.  The store is located at the 'Ewa end of Ward Warehouse.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information about the reception, contact the Diocesan Archivist, Stuart Ching

Reminder: This beautiful book makes a great Christmas Gift
BCP HawaiianCloth-bound in red with gold foil stamping, this attractive volume contains over 400 pages of translated biblical scripture, liturgical prayers, and orders of service. If you can't make it to the reception, ORDER YOURS TODAY!!!  For more information and to download an order form, click HERE.  

ECW Holiday Brunch Coming Up!

The Episcopal Church Women will be holding their holiday brunch on Saturday, December 15, beginning at 9:30 am, at the the Waioli Tea Room in Manoa.  This holiday, they have adopted the Episcopal Student Center, Hale Haumana at the University of Hawaii Manoa.  The cost for the delicious brunch is $23.00 per person inclusive, and attendees are asked to bring a $5 grab bag gift.  A final count must be turned in 48 hours in advance, so please RSVP and send payment in by December 12.  For more information, please e-mail Louise Aloy, or call her at 667-0144.  For details on the brunch menu, items to bring for Hale Haumana, and where to send your payment, visit the diocesan event listing HERE


Narcissus Carving Classes at St. Peter's

Continuing the legacy of Gilman Hu

narcissusLearn the age-old Chinese art of carving a Narcissus bulb, creating a unique floral design. There will be four sessions held on Saturdays in January (5, 12, 19, 26), from 8:30 am - 11:30 am.  Classes are taking place at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Honolulu.  Deadline for registration is December 12, 2012, and you may download the form through the Diocesan website listing HERE.


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The Presiding Bishop on Advent 2012:

"What is it that you are most waiting for?"

Noting that Advent is a time of waiting for "the coming of the Prince of Peace, the one who will reign with justice over this world," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori focuses on two questions in her Advent 2012 message: "What is it that you are most waiting for?  And, how are you going to wait this year? "


The Presiding Bishop's Advent 2012 message, videotaped in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd on the grounds of General Theological Seminary in New York City, is available here.



In addition to the video, the following is the text of Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori's Advent 2012 Message.


Advent 2012

Jefferts schori advent As you prepare for the season of Advent, I would commend two questions to your musings and your prayer and your meditation: What is it that you are most waiting for?  And, how are you going to wait this year?


I'm struck this particular season by the waiting of several women in Christian history.  Mary obviously, waiting for the birth of the Promised One in her part of the world, a child born for the whole world.


Also Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptizer, who comes before Jesus. Elizabeth has been promised a child in her old age, these are both very unexpected births, they are waiting.


And I'm struck particularly this year by Elizabeth of Hungary, a saint of the Church who lived in the thirteenth century, who was betrothed as a child herself, married at 14, a mother of three by the time her husband died when she was 20.  She spent her life giving it away, giving it away both physically through her means and through her presence and her healing.  She was an icon of generosity.


What is it you wait for this year?  Is it an opportunity to meet the surprising around you? Is it an opportunity to reflect on what is most needed in your heart and in the world around you?  How are you going to wait for that gift?  Are you going to wait actively?  Engaged?  Honing your desire? Stoking the passion within you for that dream?  Are you going to wait for a dream that will bless the whole world?


That's what Christians wait for in the season of Advent - of the coming of the Prince of Peace, the one who will reign with justice over this world.  I believe that's what the world most needs, this year and every year.


May your season of waiting be fruitful and blessed.  May it be filled with surprise and a willingness to engage that surprise.


A blessed Advent.


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


Observing Advent Via Social Media by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication

Mary childObserving Advent in spiritual, faithful avenues via social media are being conducted by the Episcopal Church Office of Communication.


Advent is the liturgical season that occurs four weeks prior to Christmas, beginning on Sunday, December 2.  Advent is a time of reflection and preparation.

* The Episcopal Church Facebook page and Twitter, feature special Advent and Christmas elements such as conversation-starting inquiries, a word of the day, and videos.

* On December 2, an Advent Calendar goes live on the Episcopal Church IamEpiscopalian Pinterest board. The Office of Communication has partnered with the Brothers of the religious order The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) to create the Advent Calendar. Each day of Advent a new image will appear on Pinterest linked to a meditation from the Brothers' brief daily devotional "Brother, Give Us A Word."

* To engage children in a more active role during worship this Advent, the Episcopal Church is offering a four-week series of lectionary-based children's sermons at no fee, providing clergy and lay leaders with step-by-step instructions on how to help the children lead the adults in worship here.

* Episcopal Church Young Adult Ministries is offering Advent Meditation Blogs at several different sites:  2012 Advent Meditations, Episcopal Generations, Episcopal Commons.  

* Youth Ministries Office is offering the d365 daily devotional, for Advent through the Feast of the Epiphany in January.  Named "Following the Star", the devotions are presented through an ecumenical partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Presbyterian Church USA.  Available here.


Episcopal, ELCA Presiding Bishops issue

World AIDS Day 2012 Statement

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a joint statement for World AIDS Day 2012.  The text of the statement follows:


World AIDS Day, on the first of December each year, offers an opportunity for reflection.  On this day, people around the world pause to grieve the 30 million human beings who have died from HIV and AIDS in the last three decades, and unite in solidarity toward the goal of a human race free of AIDS.


This year World AIDS Day falls on the eve of Advent, a time when we wait in joyful expectation of the Savior who takes on human flesh to dwell among the poor and the vulnerable.  We join Mary, the mother of Jesus, in praise of the God who exalts the humble, meek, hungry, and sick:


     'My soul magnifies the Lord,
     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
     for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.'


Click HERE to read the Presiding Bishops' message in its entirety.

Inspiring Video on Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts

Occupy sandy new york The Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, (Diocese of Long Island) is the operational base for Occupy Sandy.  The Episcopal Church Office of Communication has posted a video chronicling the relief efforts being provided through the church.  The Rector, The Rev. Michael Sniffen, opened the sanctuary for use as a staging point to move goods and suppllies.  More than 20,000 volunteers have assisted, with 10,000 meals being cooked and delievered each day.  To view the three-minute video, click HERE.  Donations can be made through the church's Amazon registry.  Photo from the St. Luke and St. Matthew website blog.


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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 Archived E-News Editions on the diocesan website, and click on the desired issue.



Sesquicentennial & Convention Recap


Bishop's Reading List for 2013


ABCD Worshop for Church Renewal December 7 & 8


Clergy Well-Being: Balancing your Ministry January 22-24, 2013


Charitable Gift Annuities


Presiding Bishop on the appointment of the new Archbishop of Canterbury


Applications for Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps


Advent sermons for children


Episcopal Church partners with FaithStreet




Sesquicentennial - O'ahu Celebrates!


Hurricane Sandy Relief


Recent Calls in Congregations


Constable Fund Grant Applications being accepted


Jubilee Ministry Grant Applications being accepted




Prepare/Enrich Workshop February 8, 2013


Free Vestments Available


United Thank Offering Applications to be Available in January


ECF Webinars



Priest-in-Charge Appointed to St. John's, Kula


Hale Haumana Campus Ministry




Sesquicentennial Events Continue


Episcopal Student Center is Up and Running!


On Stewardship


Ministry Info Available on Diocesan Website


Reminder: Book of Common Prayer in Hawaiian available 



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