March 20, 2019
During the last year, we have experienced a significant number of deaths in our parish family. In each instance, we celebrated the life of the person, who in many cases, we had known for years. In typical St. John’s fashion, the funeral was a celebration of life. We are so grateful for the many volunteers who make this a reality. Last weekend, we were once again reminded of the loss of a St. John’s family member. Also, once again, family members expressed their deepest gratitude for our concern and willingness to help them in their time of grief. We have helped families and friends to acknowledge and express their loss. We have offered support by creating a common experience for those present. On behalf of the families and the vestry, thank you to all who make this church a loving and caring family.
From the Book of Common Prayer:
As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives
and that at the last he will stand upon the earth.
After my awaking, he will raise me up;
and in my body I shall see God.
I myself shall see, and my eyes behold him
who is my friend and not a stranger.
Junior Warden, Steve Miller