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Aloha Intern Pastor Josh!

On Sunday, August 20, the congregation of the Lutheran Church of Honolulu said aloha to Josh Graber, intern pastor for the past year.

Josh preaching his final sermon 
 
 
 
 
 
Josh preached his final sermon, in which he told of his grandparents, who set an example of service for him to follow.

Read the text of this sermon.


The cake 
 
 
 
 
Following the service, everyone enjoyed a sumptuous pot-luck, with cake.


Peggy Anderson says her farewell 
 
 
 
 
This was followed by gifts and tributes from many whose lives had been touched by Josh’s presence, starting with Peggy Anderson. (As you can see, Peggy puts Josh on a pedestal.)


Kathy Crosier says farewell 
 
 
Kathy Crosier talked about working with Carl to teach Josh to chant and his progress in learning to play the organ.


Fred Benco says farewell 
 
 
Fred Benco told about their basketball games together and presented Josh with an award from their basketball league.


Pastor Steve Jensen says farewell 
 
 
Pastor Steve commented on Josh’s unusual internship with two supervising pastors and expressed his appreciation for working as a team since Pastor Barber left.


Aloha Josh bulletin board

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Final Farewells on Tuesday, August 22

There were good-byes to the staff that day.

Josh says good-bye to Kimo Josh says good-bye to Coleen Josh says good-bye to Carl and Kathy

Jim and Angie Niermann say good-bye 
 
 
Some came by the church to say aloha...


The Schmidts and Peggy Anderson say aloha at the airport 
 
 
....and others came to the airport....


Ray Herradura and Bob Zimmer say good-bye 
 
 
...saying their farewells....


Josh waves his final good-bye 
 
 
...until it was finally time to go.


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