In Memoriam–Robert Pastorius

Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church,photo_081452_17796746_1_17796746_20140514

 

After a short illness, Bethany Carroll’s Father, Robert, passed away early yesterday morning.  For full details about the viewing and the funeral service, please follow the link here.  If you would need a ride, please contact the church office.

Please pray for his family during this time–

Grace and Peace,

 

Pastor Joseph

 

Lord, our God!

You give life to us human beings and then you take it back again. For a while you hide it in the secret of death, to bring it back renewed and purified in eternal life. Look at us and hear our prayer! Let our shock, our fear, and our grief be gathered up in your peace. Gather all our thoughts up in understanding the good you will for us. Teach us to consider that we must die and until we do, let us be thankful for the hope that does not come to shame and will never disappoint us. All of this we ask you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.–from Swiss Pastor, Karl Barth

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