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Malissa Doelling-Happer, Thu, Aug 9, 2012, 6:45pm

Aloha, from Valparaiso, Indiana, and Trinity Lutheran Church of Valparaiso, Indiana My good friend Judy Hones Magin has reached out across the ocean to share her love and faith with me, and shared her home church with me. 

Deb Gorczycki, Sat, Dec 10, 2011, 9:04am

I am coming to visit Dec 31-Jan 9 and was looking for your regular worship times but couldn't find that information on your website

Please email me with the worship days and times


(ps - you may want to add that info to the home page)

Rev. Patrick Keen, Sun, Jul 31, 2011, 3:22am



Grace and Peace to you from God our Father.

I am Pastor Patrick Keen. I pastor Bethlehem Lutheran Church in New Orleans, LA.

I expect to be in your area beginning Tuesday of this week, Aug 2-11, 2011. I would love to be in communication with Pastor of other staff / members while there.


My cell number is 504-715-1572.


Pastor Keen

John Cantarello, Sat, May 21, 2011, 1:08pm

Just ask for prayer for quidence from God for the right direction and that I do his will. Pray that I dont make the same mistakes and dissapoint God. That God open my heart so I can hear from him. Sometime my heart seem so cloudy and it seems as if though my dreams are fading. I'm trying to write a book about the moments of my life so that the struggles that i've been through I let others know that with God always being the center of my life.  

William D. Payne, Thu, May 19, 2011, 3:05pm

Greetings from Tacoma, Washington. I am a Stephen Minister at our church, St. Mark's Lutheran Church by the Narrows. I'm in a long process of healing from a bad infection in my spine and neck. Our Stephen Ministry Team has been without me since December, but I try to remain active with my Care Receiver and others of my congregation in need. I moved to Tacoma from Ashland, Kentucky in 2007....came to this church by chance with friends, and the welcoming spirit was so great, I joined and was baptized here. I've learned that we are all stewards of each other, stewards of our Earth, and also stewards to ourselves. I guess I just wanted to reach out with a friendly "hello" to fellow Lutherans. I was impressed with your welcoming statement, and will monitor your website when I can.


Sincerely, as a servant in Christ's Glory


Dan Payne 

Heather Holder, Thu, Apr 14, 2011, 1:58pm

My family and I look forward to worshipping with your congregation on Easter Sunday.  I visited your church 18 years ago for the baptism of my niece. 

Ron Hughes, Mon, Apr 11, 2011, 5:43am

I wanted to know more of your Stephen Ministry. I lead a Stephen Ministry in Georgia and will be visiting Honolulu in June. I am always interested in what is working well with other Stephen Ministries and sharing ideas. Thanks.


Ron Hughes

Shirley Holland, Thu, Mar 31, 2011, 11:34pm

Hi, I was so happy to see you have a website.  I was baptised at Calvary Lutheran by the Sea in about 1982?  Do you still have a church directory?  I am very interested to see who might still be attending that I may know.  Doug Olson was the pastor at that time.  I no longer see his name here?  I loved this church, its congregation and works!  Nice to be reconnected and see sermons on line.  Shirley

Gail Hickman, Mon, Mar 7, 2011, 10:34am

I spent two Sundays in October 2010 at the worship services, and I loved them!  The setting, the people, and the services were wonderful.  I was the guest of Leslie and Dave Dorman, and I'm looking forward to returning to Hawaii in September.

Ron Erickson, Sun, Aug 22, 2010, 9:49am

Dear Jim,

You were our minister at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with Mike Knudsen.  Later in Hawaii.  I have often thought of you yet never took steps to locate a bit of your life's path.  (Though Google assisted here.)  In church this morning I promised myself to do a search.  (Christ Lutheran Church, Brea, North Orange County, Calif. - Pastor Dannenbring.)  Here I am!  First and foremost I do not think I ever thanked you enough for shelter and a job in Hawaii in 1962!  It gave me wonderful memories while in the Army - being threatened with the draft almost as I left Hawaii in August.  I enlisted, had a safe three year term, and am comfortable with my life and now, retirement. 

I found Myrus Knudsen, though was sad that he passed away.  And I am blessed with a WONDERFUL wife, three daughters, and two grandsons (one adopted from Mexico) and a granddaughter. 
Your wife and family?  I hope all are well; you are a good person by bringing orphaned children into your family.

I call John Moe (at least once a decade) to update with him.

Your rememberance and blessing is the only reply I need.

My best to your family. 

Ron Erickson

Monika Day, Thu, Aug 12, 2010, 3:27pm

Thank you so much for being so VERY welcoming to my daughter, Erin, and I on the 8th of August. We are planning on coming to Hawaii in 2011, and were looking for a church as part of the "thinking" process. You all impressed us with you openness and willingness to accept us, even though we were visitors.

We are hoping and praying that Erin gets accepted to UH-Manoa in the fall of 2011, and that I can find employment, a residence, and the funding to make it all possible. Hawaii is the home of our hearts and dreams.


Thank you again, we will be back.


R Erickson, Mon, Jul 26, 2010, 3:47am

I was searching on James Bergquist Lutheran Minister.  Jim was Assistant Pastor at Our Saviors' Lutheran Church, Los Angeles and later in Honolulu,.Hawaii.  I just wanted an update on his life and family.

louis, Mon, Mar 1, 2010, 8:54pm

i would like to know how to followship you this church

Kathy Peifer, Wed, Feb 10, 2010, 5:42am

My husband and I will be in Hawaii next week.  I hope that we will be able to visit your church for service on Ash Wednesday.  We attend Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Windsor Ontario Canada.  I found your web site most helpful.   Prayerfully  Kathy Peifer

Patti Bee ( Borski ), Sat, Jul 11, 2009, 6:18am

Hi all,

I lived in HI and was part of Calvary from '82 to '84.   I am curious how to contact Doug & Ivy and how they are doing.   Over the years I have done bits of the Course in Miracles and right now am really doing it very dedicated and having some miracles because of it.  Makes me think of Doug and how he had such an impression on me at 20 years old and how that has lasted and stuck with me. Wanted to thank you Doug, if you get this.

Much love to everyone,
Patti Bee (Borski)

Ray Andrejewski, Sat, Jun 6, 2009, 3:52pm

Hello Everyone:
I attended Calvary Lutheran Church in the 70's and remember Tuesday Night Group in the old parish house on the beach.  I was married there to Holly Hebgen in 1970 in the old church by the highway.
Doug Olson is my son's Godfather.  I remember Intern Pastor Dave Lura, and church member Warren Stewart.  Does anyone remember me?
Ray Andrejewski

Kai, Sun, May 31, 2009, 2:36pm


I attended Calvary by the Sea while stationed in Pearl Harbor from 1993 to 1996. I plan to return to Hawaii this summer for my wedding and am looking for a lutheran pastor to perform the ceremony. I got to know Doug Olson while there and am wondering if he still performs weddings. Is there a way to contact him?


Pam Bjerke, Thu, Dec 4, 2008, 12:00pm

Aloha Linda!
Do you remember me? I used to attend Calvary in the mid to late '80's. You have no idea how often I
think of Calvary and the many friends I made there. Here I am sitting in my office and trying to concentrate
on work but being distracted by the snow storm and wishing I were some where warm. Just thought I
might check to see if Calvary had a website and sure enough you do. YEA!

I take it Doug and Ivy Olson have retired. What a profound impact he made on my life. I shall never
forget them. What a wonderful impact Calvary made on me. It is only with fond memories that I think of
you all and what a wonderful surprise to see you still there.

I realize you are quite busy, but if you remember me and if you ever have a few minutes, I would welcome
a note from you. 

Michelle Agrimson Meyer, Tue, Nov 18, 2008, 8:33pm

I stumbled across this site tonight. This church, which I will probably always call, Calvary Lutheran Church, was pretty much the place I grew up in. We moved to Hawaii in 1956 and for the next ten years, my family lived on the second floor of the parish house. I was so blessed to be able to  roam the beach as a child, to play in the trees on the adjoining lot, that once was owned by the Wild family. The Bayers lived on the other side of the property.  I have seen Doris Gjervik on the mainland a few times. She attended the funerals of both of my parents, Don and Jean Agrimson.

Aloha to all of you!  I was hoping to visit the church when I was on Oahu in July, but it just didn't work out. Michelle Agrimson Meyer

Richard Gress, Mon, Feb 4, 2008, 7:10am

I just visited your website, my brother having sent me a link this morning.  It brought tears to my eyes, to say the least!  My parents and I moved to Honolulu in 1954 (my brother was born there), and became members of Calvary in early 1956.  The church was our religious and social anchor for several years until we moved to the windward side, and then returned to the mainland in 1960.  I have never returned to Hawaii since, but websites such as yours certainly are an encouragement to do so.  I have fond memories of VBS and pastor Gjervik during my pre-teen years.

It appears from the photographs that your new sanctuary is in the location of what was an older, large home that sat on the property near the beach.   It is a spectacularly beautiful building.
Thank you for sharing these wonderful images,

Richard Gress
Salt Lake City, UT

Melanie D. Lewis, Sat, Feb 2, 2008, 10:22am

Stephanie, Parish Assistant:

I did (finally) receive the Chrismas card from a friend that kept arriving at the church -2 times!
My address was correct on the front. Who knows why you kept receiving it?

Thank you so much for taking the time and caring by sending it on personally to me. I am most grateful and do appreciate it!

Melanie D. Lewis
Port Ludlow, WA

Jeff Herget, Fri, Dec 21, 2007, 2:58pm


We look forward to attending Christmas Day worship with you! Our home congregation is The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd(ELCA) Bel Air, MD. We will be in HI to celebrate the the Lord's healing of my wife's journey through breast cancer this year.


Jeff & Linda Herget

Nick, Thu, Aug 9, 2007, 10:39pm

Remember me in your prayers and I will do the same for you.  God bless everyone.


sacha, Sat, Jul 7, 2007, 6:19pm

I am thinking of coming to your church.  I am looking for a home church.  God bless you

Rhonda Bolles, Fri, Mar 30, 2007, 5:27am

I have received a military assignment to Hickam for May 2008 and am looking for an ELCA affiliated Lutheran Church.  I came across your website and was wondering if this church is ELCA?  Also, I will be looking for housing for me and my two dogs. 

Alison, Tue, Jan 23, 2007, 7:01pm

Hello. The last time I visited Calvary by the Sea was seven years ago, in 2000. That was for my graduation, I was five then. Now, I am eleven, and having stumbled across this site in my quest for information for a project, I found that Ms. Lisa from my current school was Ms. Lisa at my pre-school! It's funny how things just seem to spring back at you when you least expect it. I remember my friends, and a couple of my teachers. I especially remember one, my best friend, Samantha Beyer. Even though we live in different states now, we're still best friends, and keep in constant contact. I have other friends, Noelle, Phoebe, and yet others who attended this beautiful school in years past.

I just came to sign this to say that I remember learning at the school, and I remember Chapel, every Friday, and the light shining through the windows would be the most beautiful thing imaginable. And then, I remember those long, playful walks on the beach at the end of the day, in Kindergarten. But what I remember most is all of the fun I had at school. Calvary was a place to be at home, to love. It was my favorite place, besides with my family, to be, and I was almost in tears, almost begging for the school to extend and have a first grade. But I didn't, and my life has been blessed, it seems. It's so good to be able to remember.

My father and I drive by Calvary every day on my way to school and back. And every time I look at the crosses on the front, I remember asking my teacher, 'Why are those crosses there, Ms. Christine?' Maybe one day I'll forget, but for now, as long as I live here, and pass it every day, no many how many years pass, I'll remember all of the good times spend at Calvary, and I'll remember the nourishment and love that you all provided. I know I don't sound like an eleven year old girl, but I am. I really am.

Aloha to you all,

Stephen J. Gasecki, Mon, Dec 4, 2006, 7:03pm

Michelle Waters,

Dear Michelle, I wish you good health and spirit.  Years ago, togethor we attended mass here at Calvary Honolulu and was a truly spiritual arising both mind and soul.  I sincerely wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season.  Thank you for giving me the gift of god in my life.  I hope you recieve this message.

Soul Friend,

Stephen Gasecki



David Bement, Fri, Nov 17, 2006, 10:31am

I don't who is out there that still remembers me, but I just wanted to say I love the photo's and the site. Please show more photo's of the Ohana if you can. With Love, Aloha Nui Loa.

David Bement

Milton Okamoto, Sun, Sep 3, 2006, 2:30pm

My family and I are coming to visit family in Nov (17 - 24) and would love to attend a service (the only date would be Nov 19).  We belong to the New Hope Lutheran Church in Columbia, Maryland (ELCA).  I was born and raised in Honolulu and moved to the east coast in the 80's, and actually lived in Kuliouou.  If there would be no conflict, please let me know.  God Bless, Milton Okamoto.

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