Dear member and friends of FLC,
This month I wish to thank you for being the living stones of faith for my family as we experienced the death of my father on April 28th. He was 83 and died due to complications from pneumonia and Parkinson’s Disease. He died with my brothers, my mother and me at his side, and it was a very peaceful passing. He and my mother were married for over 60 years. He was the father of 6 children and grandfather to 8. He was a union carpenter for 59 years in Connecticut. He and my mother and I immigrated to the United States in 1959.
Thank you for the cards, emails, messages, gifts given in his memory, and expressions of care and sympathy. Thank you to the FLC and FLCP staff for the beautiful floral arrangement which graced my father’s memorial service. At times like this it is the faith we hold and the faith that others share with us that help us meet the demands of each day. Thank you for being living witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
How blessed your new pastor will be to come into this faith-filled, compassionate community of grace. While we don’t know when that will happen, when it does, I will commend you to your new shepherd’s care with great appreciation and gratitude for all the kindness and ministry shared.
In the meantime, let us continue to serve as living stones of mercy and grace to the community beyond our doors. As we look at updating the church website, renovating the sanctuary, introducing the cranberry ELW hymnals, and using our generosity to support the worship, learning, and outreach of FLC, may God bless and uphold us to be servants of the one true living stone, Jesus Christ, who provides for all that we truly need.
Pastor Anne, Intentional Interim