As a pastor I find that a congregation becomes like a family. When we pause on ALL SAINTS SUNDAY to remember loved ones there is a blending of joy, sadness, and celebration of faith as memories are brought back in the light of the candles.
This morning at St. Paul’s we remembered our 7 members who went home to be with the Lord since last year’s ALL SAINTS SUNDAY but we also asked people to share the names of those whose memory they treasure on this day … saints in heaven.
So, we are posting these names and asking for prayers for those who still grieve but more importantly we ask for prayers of thanksgiving that these individuals’ lives meant so much to others who continue to walk on God’s earth.
First are the names from our church family:
The following names are in no specific order but are names shared by our church family this morning:
Roger Newman, Jr.
Lowell Carson, Jr.
Those who have died of overdoses
Those who have died from violence in the streets
Those who have died serving our nation
Pastor Dave Delaney