Friday, May 3, 2013

125-year-old Titusville church links present to past

From Florida-

For more than a century, the small church near downtown Titusville was a place where people such as Dan Megivern prayed through wars, watched weddings, mourned over the space shuttle disasters and cheered on the mission to put a man on the moon.

“I just fell in love with the church. The people there just drew me to it and more than anything it’s a great fellowship. We had our good times and our sad times,” Megivern said of his 30 years as a member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church.

This weekend, the 300-member congregation will commemorate its 125th anniversary with a series of events, from a church consecration, to a renewal of wedding vows for nearly two dozen couples and a street fair filled with food and old hymns.

The three-day program begins 6 p.m. Saturday and will include historic displays, tours, period costumes and antique-car rides. An interdenominational choir also will sing some of the old hymns that once echoed through the sanctuary. At the heart of the celebration will be the intertwining of history, faith and commitment. The event is open to the public.

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