Memorial Day

First Family,
As we approach Memorial Day, our hearts are filled with gratitude and solemn reflection. This day holds deep significance for our nation as we honor the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. It is a time when we come together as a community to remember their courage, sacrifice, and the families they left behind. In reflecting on the meaning of Memorial Day, we cannot help but turn to the example set by Jesus Christ. He gave His life out of love for humanity, to offer salvation and hope to all. His example of selflessness and love serves as a guiding light for us, especially as we remember those who have given their lives for the freedoms we hold dear.

This Sunday, we will pause to reflect and express our gratitude to God for these and others who have gone on to be with the Lord. Let us offer our profound gratitude to God for how they have profoundly touched our lives and for the eternal hope we have through faith in Christ Jesus. May we also deeply reflect on how we can emulate Jesus Christ's profound example in our own lives, showing love, compassion, and service to others. As part of our service on Sunday, we will read the names of our beloved church members who have gone on to be with the Lord this year. These individuals are as follows:

Sylvia Frazier, Jerry Hill, Suzann Howe, Mary Jenkins, Carroll Jordan, Erin Lynch, Marion Moon, Gerry Murphy, Glen Owens, Frances Sloan, Dick Smith, Richard Vanderhoeven.

Would you take a moment to thank God for these? Let me also challenge you to consider reaching out to a family member of these and expressing a word of support to them. A simple text, phone call, or note will go a long way to providing love and support to those who are mourning. In the spirit of Memorial Day and Jesus's teachings, let us not only remember those who have gone before but also be deeply inspired by their profound example of selflessness.

With heartfelt prayers for the families who grieve the loss of a loved one this year,

Pastor Robert




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