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In This Issue:
+ Bishop Fitzpatrick on the Connecticut Tragedy
+ Cathedral Offers Special Music Christmas Events
+ Bishop's Office announces lay position openings
+ Butler Bass' newest book available at St. Clement's
+ Reminder: BCP Hawaiian Translation
Presiding Bishop calls for prayer following the Connecticut tragedy
+ Application deadline nearing for Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps
+ Church Publishing launches e-Book editions of the 1979 BCP
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January Governance Meetings

Saturday, January 19, 2013:

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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Blue Christmas at the Cathedral

Friday, December 21, 5:30 pm

Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu

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Annual Carol Concert at the Cathedral

Sunday, December 23, 5:30 pm

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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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Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Service

Monday, January 21, 6:30 pm

St. Elizabeth'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.
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YOUTH MINISTER, Part-time (St. Michael's, Kaua'i)


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. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 212



"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 17, 2012


Bishop Fitzpatrick on the Connecticut Tragedy

Bishop head 2012 In this season of Advent, the prayers and the readings look to the coming of Christ and Kingdom of Peace and Justice. The tragedy in Connecticut reminds again of the brokenness and pain in life. Please pray for those who were killed (including the shooter), and pray also for those closely impacted (the children, the teachers, the families). I would also ask your prayers for all the children that we might do better by them and that they may come nearer to the Kingdom of Peace and Justice than the adults of this generation. This Sunday in worship, please take a moment of silence to remember those killed and for the healing of the violence in this nation.


O God, whose beloved Son took children into his arms and blessed them: Give us grace to entrust those killed in Connecticut to your never-failing care and love, and bring us all to your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

God our Father, you see your children growing up in an unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways give more life than the ways of the world, and that following you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you, and to keep alive their joy in your creation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and glory, now and for ever. Amen.




Cathedral Offers Special Music Christmas Events

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Blue Christmas: On Friday, December 21, 2012, at 5:30 pm, in beautiful Parke Chapel at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, we will gather for "Blue Christmas: a Service of Reflection for the Longest Night". Held on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, it recognizes that there is darkness in all our lives, that not everyone is merry at Christmastime. Through music, silent meditation, Scripture, and healing prayer, we reach out to acknowledge sadness with comfort and quiet remembrance, to reflect on the losses we have experienced and to remember together, whatever our spiritual path, the real reason for the season:  that we are not alone, and that light will come again. Whether you are having a difficult time this holiday season or just want a moment of quiet, please come.  If you know someone who is sad, struggling, or alone, please invite them to attend.  

Annual Carol Concert: The Cathedral of St. Andrew's Annual Concert by the Cathedral Choir will take place on Sunday, December 23, 2012, at 5:30pm featuring music spanning the centuries.  The Cathedral Choir will celebrate the carol in all its forms and expressions under the direction of John Renke, Cathedral Canon for Music. Located in the historic heart of downtown Honolulu, the Cathedral's Carol Concert is part of Honolulu's annual holiday celebration.  Carols are meant to be sung together - please come and join us, to sing favorite carols and hear beautiful new ones.  

Both events are free and all are welcome.  For more information, call 524-2822, ext. 217.
Bishop's Office announces lay position openings
Two lay positions are currently available through the Bishop's Office:
Administrative Assistant, part-time
Youth Director, part-time
Interested candidates may view the job posting on the diocesan website HERE.  No phone calls or e-mails please.
butler bass bookButler Bass' Newest Book Available at St. Clement's 
Heavily Discounted - Get your copy today!
After a recent visit and talk at St. Clement's by author Diana Butler Bass, several copies of her book are available at a discounted price of only $15.00 (market price is $24.95).  Interested persons may call the St. Clement's office at 808-955-7745.
Reminder: BCP Hawaiian Translation
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. ORDER YOURS TODAY!!!  For more information and to download an order form, click HERE.  

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Presiding Bishop calls for prayer following the Connecticut tragedy

[December 14, 2012] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori calls for prayer following the tragedy in Connecticut:


SchoriWe grieve with the many families and friends touched by this shooting in Connecticut.  We mourn the loss of lives so young and innocent.  We grieve that the means of death are so readily available to people who lack the present capacity to find other ways of responding to their own anger and grief.  We know that God's heart is broken over this tragedy, and the tragedies that unfold each and every day across this nation.  And we pray that this latest concentration of shooting deaths in one event will awaken us to the unnoticed number of children and young people who die senselessly across this land every day.  More than 2000 children and youth die from guns each year, more than the soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Will you pray and work toward a different future, the one the Bible's prophets dreamed of, where city streets are filled with children playing in safety (Zechariah 8:5)?


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


Application deadline nearing for Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps 

The January 4, 2013 deadline for the Episcopal Church Young Adult Service Corps is approaching. 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 2013-14 will be accepted until January 4, 2013 from young adults between the ages of 21-30.

For more information and to download an application for the 2013-14 YASC year go to the web page HERE.  


Church Publishing launches eBook Editions of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer
Church Publishing, Inc., publisher for the Episcopal Church since 1918, has successfully launched two new eBook editions of the BCP to accommodate a variety of applications and most eReader platforms, including all versions of Kindle, Apple, plus other devices and tablets.

"We're not the first to offer a electronic editions of the Book of Common Prayer but we wanted to offer the best version possible in multiple formats to cover the widest range of liturgical needs," said Brother Karekin Yarian, Church Publishing's project manager - eProducts.

For more information and to download your copy, click

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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.



Honorary Canons Inducted at Cathedral


Narcissus Carving Classes


Presiding Bishop on Advent 2012


Observing Advent Via Social Media




Sesquicentennial & Convention Recap


Bishop's Reading List for 2013


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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