Island ministry and points of connection

Calvary by the Sea in Honolulu has an oceanfront location, and the design of its sanctuary allows worshipers to gaze out at the natural beauty of their surroundings. Credit: Courtesy of Calvary by the Sea Lutheran Church

No person is an island, the English poet and cleric John Donne noted four centuries ago—and neither are ELCA congregations in Hawaii. “People think there is this body of the church ‘out in the tropics, in paradise,’ ” said Kathryn Zurcher, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church on Oahu. “But we have the same issues, […]

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