Welcoming You with the Spirit of Aloha!

"You go out to my people as God's messengers...Our beloved Church regards her children as having bodies as well as souls to be cared for, and sanctions the consecration of these and of all that is beautiful in nature and in art to the service of God" 

-- Queen Emma
Weekly Announcements
Adult Formation
This Sunday, 8:30am in our Conference Room, we continue our look at the Gospel of Thomas – its origins, text and theology. We hope you will join us on Sunday! Please note, there will be no Adult Formation December 16 (Father Andrew is away), December 23 (Christmas break) and December 30 (New Year break). We will next meet January 6 when we will begin our exploration of the Gospel of Luke. 
Advent Adult Formation Program
Our evening adult formation program continues during Advent. We gather on Tuesday evenings – December 11 and December 18 – in our sanctuary at 6pm for worship. We will then move on to our Parish Hall to share a potluck meal and fellowship. Our program this year will be a conversation about the themes and meaning of John Grisham’s novel, Skipping Christmas. This is not a lengthy work, and it is an easy read! We have a few remaining copies of the book for sale. It is also readily available, in print or electronic versions, on a variety of sites should anyone wish to purchase their own. A sign-up sheet to provide a main dish, salad or dessert for each of the Tuesdays is available in the Parish Hall. Advent is a time of holy waiting and preparation; it calls us to set aside time to be reflective about the coming of the Nativity and the presence of Christ in the world. This is a great opportunity to do so, and we hope you will join us!
Advent Giving! 
During this season of Advent, as we try to be more mindful of those in need, we are taking on the project of creating food baskets for our Loaves and Fishes ministry recipients. Starting on the first day of Advent, take a large basket and each day put a non-perishable food item in it. Suggested items include canned vegetables, fruits, tomatoes and soups; pasta; rice; cereal; coffee; tea. Each time you add a food item to the basket, remember to offer a prayer on behalf of those who live in poverty and experience food insecurity on a regular basis. We will collect these food baskets on the last Sunday of Advent, December 23. Mahalo for your generosity. You ARE the love of God in this world!
Honor your Loved Ones
A beautiful way to honor a loved one during Christmas is with a poinsettia at St. Michael’s. There will be "Christmas Flowers" envelopes available in the back of the sanctuary. Or you can simply mail in or drop off your donations. To be listed in the Christmas bulletins, we must receive your $25 donation by Thursday, December 20th. 
Earlybird Jazz Fest Tickets go on sale Monday, December 10th!
Advent – Parish Prayer List
Advent is an ideal time to update our Parish Prayer List. In the coming weeks, we will clear all the names on the list and begin anew. If you wish to have a family member or loved one remain on our list, or if you wish to otherwise add a name, please contact Loretta in our administration office so that we can prepare a full and accurate list of names. The inclusion of our prayer list in the Prayers of the People will return during Epiphany.

Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
Charlotte, Bill, Don, Marvin, Pamela, Gertrudis, Al, Cathy, Ezra, Dora, Kelley, Gene, Cindy, Bob, Pat, Landon, Patricia, Walter, Karen, Christie, Kalani, Joe, Rebecca, Billy, Lorin, Rick, Ryan, Tim
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Update Your Contact Information
Please keep St. Michael's up-to-date about your contact information-name, mailing address, email address, telephone numbers by contacting the office directly at (808) 245-3796. For further information about St. Michael's program and ministry please go to our website

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