Weekly Prayer

To our Saint James family,

This week, we have said goodbye to a couple of our long-standing members.

Arno Giese passed away March 22nd after a period of declining health.  The family will be postponing funeral arrangements until after the COVID isolation measures are over.  Since Arno’s children are attending a different congregation in town, they may choose to make arrangements there.  I will certainly keep everyone in the loop as more details come available.

Alan Willey also died peacefully in the Lord this week following his struggle with ALS – bright and early on Wednesday morning (March 25th).  Do keep Ingrid and their family in your prayers.  Details about the comital service will be forthcoming.

Do keep the families of these two saints in your prayers as they step into the process of grieving during this time to physical distancing.  Reach out to them as you are able to comfort them with the Gospel (1 Thessalonians 4:18).

May the Peace of our Crucified and Risen Saviour, Jesus Christ, fill you all through and through as we prepare our Holy Week celebrations!

In the Name of Jesus,

Pastor Richard Beinert