A church that was founded 150 years ago with the invitation of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma celebrated its sesquicentennial Sunday with song, dance and the opening of a 107-year-old time capsule.
Nearly 200 people, including regular parishioners and descendants of the first members, filled Good Shepherd Episcopal Church for the special service.
“What’s most exciting for me is to see how (the church is) doing exciting ministries now,” said Rt. Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. “It’s almost as if 150 years is natural, because as long as you’re giving and caring you have a purpose. A church that stops giving away, stops being part of their community, there’s no reason for them to continue.”
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