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In This Issue:
+ Clergy Transitions
+ Life in the Spirit Workshop
+ Evensong on the Feast of Epiphany
+ United Thank Offering Applications
+ Presiding Bishop Calls for Prayers for Elected Officials
+ 2013 Epiphany Devotions Available
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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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Parish Happenings
Narcissus Carving Class
Saturdays, January 5, 12, 29, 26, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
St. Peter's Honolulu
Life in the Spirit Workshop
Saturday, January 5, 10:00 am
St. Mary's, Honolulu
Evensong on the Feast of Epiphany
Sunday, January 6, 5:30 pm
Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu
Essential 100 Bible Study Challenge
Tuesdays, January 8 - February 26, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Third Cup Cafe & Venue, Waipahu
Martin Luther King, Jr. Ecumenical Service
Monday, January 21, 6:30 pm
St. Elizabeth's, Honolulu
More info coming soon
Prepare/Enrich Workshop
Friday, February 8, 9:00 am
St. Christopher's, Kailua
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



 Lay Position Postings
The following lay positions are currently posted on the Diocesan website HERE.
(Office of the Bishop)
(Office of the Bishop)
(St. Michael's, Kaua'i)


The Holy Name

 Eternal Father, you gave to your incarnate Son the holy name of Jesus to be the sign of our salvation: Plant in every heart, we pray, the love of him who is the Savior of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

 - Book of Common Prayer p. 213

"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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January 3, 2013


Clergy Transitions
The following recent transitions have occurred in the Episcopal Diocese of Hawai'i:

Leo Loyola & mimi
The Rev. Leo Loyola
On Sunday, December 16, 2012, Leo Loyola was ordained by Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick at Calvary Episcopal Church in Kane'ohe. Representatives of all the Windward Region churches were there to support and congratulate him, and to welcome him to his new role in the Windward Regional Ministry. Rev. Loyola is responsible for being aware of the entire Windward Regional Ministry with direct oversight of Calvary Episcopal Church and administrative oversight of St. John's By-the Sea. (Photos from the St. John's by-the-Sea website by Melody Loyola) 

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The Rev. Malcolm Chun
The Rev. Malcolm Chun has joined the Windward Regional Ministry, with responsibilities at St. John's By-the Sea in Kahuluu.  Rev. Chun will serve there two Sundays a month and will help in setting up a team ministry for pastoral care and other services within the congregation.

Deacon Peter Wu
Pictured above is Deacon Peter Wu's last Sunday at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Kaimuki, on December 30, 2012.  Deacon Peter heads to St. Paul's in Honolulu, where he will model the diaconal ministry to several potential postulants from that congregation who are considering a call to the diaconate.  Epiphany members honored Deacon Peter and his wife Mimi with a special Aloha breakfast and lots of good wishes on his next assignment.  As one member shares, "We will miss him.  Peter has helped Epiphany with our website and getting onto Facebook. Deacon Peter and Mimi are more than welcome to return to Epiphany--- anytime!"  (Photo courtesy of Portia Okamoto)
Life In The Spirit Workshop at St. Mary's
St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Honolulu will be hosting a one-day workshop with Hugh Kaiser entitled Life in the Spirit, on Saturday, January 5, 2013, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Kaiser, who is a missionary to Indonesia and the Phillpines, has been a leader of seminars for pastors and church leaders since 1985, active in Asia, Europe, Africa and the United States. His teachings are illustrated by personal experience.

Registration begins at 9:30 am with a potluck lunch. All are welcome to attend.  Please contact St. Mary's at 949-4655 to RSVP.  For more information, visit the diocesan event listing 
Evensong on the Feast of Epiphany at the Cathedral
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On Sunday, January 6, 2013, at 5:30 pm, the Cathedral of Saint Andrew will celebrate a Choral Evensong for the Feast of the Epiphany, featuring choral music of Friedell, Sumsion, and Lauridsen, sung by the Cathedral Choir under the direction of the Cathedral's Director of Music, John Robert Renke. 

Epiphany commemorates the visitation of the Magi to the Baby Jesus.  All are invited to this beautiful service. Parking and event is free with calabash offering. For more information, call 524-2822, ext. 217.
United Thank Offering Applications  
Change in Timeline Announced

UTO Logo The United Thank Offering Board announced a changed in the timeline for grant applications for 2013.  Grant applications will be accepted only online from January 1, through February 28, 2013.

Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally within Anglican provinces, dioceses, and companion dioceses.

For more information and links on the grant policiy and criteria, visit the Episcopal Church website HERE.

What's Happening in The Episcopal Church? 

Announcements from around The Episcopal Church...


Presiding Bishop Calls for Prayers
for Elected Officials
Jefferts Schori

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has joined other religious leaders from the National Council of Churches in calling for a commitment of daily prayers for the President, Vice-President, United States Congress and elected officials beginning January 3 until January 21.


January 3 is the first day of the new Congress; January 21 is the inauguration of President Barack Obama.


Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori has offered the following prayer from the Book of Common Prayer 1979, pages 821-822:


O Lord our Governor, bless the leaders of our land, that we may be a people at peace among ourselves and a blessing to other nations of the earth.  To the President and members of the Cabinet, to Governors of States, Mayors of Cities, and to all in administrative authority, grant wisdom and grace in the exercise of their duties... (Click HERE to read the article and prayer in its entirety.)

2013 Epiphany Devotions Available

Epiphany devotions for 2013 developed by the Episcopal Church, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada are available on the web HERE.


"These devotions for Epiphany are a mark of our deepening partnership and the common work of our four churches," noted Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.  "Our working together is another sign of our full communion relationship."


The six devotions for the season of Epiphany are based on the shared gospels for the Sundays and are appropriate for both groups or individuals.


Sunday, January 6: Epiphany 1, Feast of Epiphany

Sunday, January 13: The Baptism of Our Lord

Sunday, January 20:  Epiphany 2

Sunday, January 27: Epiphany 3

Sunday, February 3: Epiphany 4

Sunday, February 10: Feast of the Transfiguration


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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.



Special Announcement on the Death of Rev. Cn. Darrow Aiona


Christmas 2012 Message  




Bishop Fitzpatrick on the Connecticut Tragedy


Bishop's Office announces lay position openings


Butler Bass' newest book available at St. Clement's


Presiding Bishop on the Connecticut Tragedy


Church Publishing launches e-Book edition of 1979 BCP




Honorary Canons Inducted at Cathedral


Narcissus Carving Classes


Presiding Bishop on Advent 2012




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


Episcopal Church partners with FaithStreet




Sesquicentennial - O'ahu Celebrates!


Hurricane Sandy Relief


Recent Calls in Congregations




Prepare/Enrich Workshop February 8, 2013


United Thank Offering Applications to be Available in January



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