Naming our grief and remembering those who have left us play an important role in our efforts to be whole and healing human beings. Praying with and for those who are grieving is part of what it means to be children of God dwelling in community (whatever form that community may take).
Today we join together in remembering those we have lost and praying for others who have lost loved ones as well.
With Kristen Rucker, we remember her dad, Bud Rucker.
With Keven Cockrell, we remember Leon Dollar.
With Jessica Meehan, we remember Lavelle Lynch, Victor Lynch, Blanche Erickson, Kaye Fontenot, Mondo Garcia, Natasha Sandrock, Mike Sandrock, Mike Beach, Doris Humphreys, Coral Reid.
With Lori Graham, we remember Ronnie Graham and Rosa and Ken Wilson.
With Chris Martin, we remember her father, Bud Gustin.
With Mindy Ellie Gallegos we remember Nathan Ellis and Kenneth Ellis.
With David Murray, we remember his brother, Craig Murray.
With Sandra Rogers we remember some of the strong women in her life: Ruth Gearing, Grace Bearchell, Ruth Aitken, and Emma Aitken.
With Lynn Turnage, we remember Glenn Bannerman.
With Sylvia Tate, we remember her sister and best friend, Pat Buercklin.
With Audrey Hartness Reece, we remember her mentor, Rev. Dr Charles Dougherty, and her grandpa, John Hartness.
With Sharon Gaskin, we remember her father, mother and brother.
With Anne Russ, we remember her cousin, Tim Smith.
With Catherine Wood Burton, we remember her daddy, Charles Gaston Wood.
With Molly Stitsworth, we remember her father, Jim Stitsworth.
With Michael Kuner, we remember his cousin Jim.
With Amara Yancey, we remember sister’s father-in-law, Matt O’Neil.
With Alie Graf, we remember her Grammy Cathy.
With Kathy Boardman, we remember her brother, Bill Boardman.
Gracious God, we give you thanks for the saints that showed us how to live and who went before us in death. We are comforted in our firm conviction that in life and in death we belong to You. We know that in our comings and goings, in our celebrations and our laments, in our good days and our bad, we are never alone. Help us to live out our days as bearers of the light of Christ, who is our hope and our salvation. Amen.
Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow me on Facebook , Instagram and YouTube. You can also follow on TikTok. Get emails to keep up with all that is happening.