Life is full of bittersweet moments. Often they take place in times of transition, when one life chapter ends and another begins.
This past Sunday was one of these bittersweet moments for the people of Grace Lutheran. We said “farewell and Godspeed” to a member who has been with us for 50 years and is moving to another state after much prayer and discernment. While we know our “goodbyes” are more like “see you laters,” and we will still stay connected through phone calls, written letters, and the Holy Spirit, it is still an emotional time for many. We pray that our dear sister in Christ will know that she is in our hearts and prayers even though she is many miles away.
A reading from Exodus: “The Lord said, “I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.”"
A reading from John: “Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”"
Eternal God, we thank you for our sister in Christ and for the time we have shared with her. As she has been a blessing to us, send her forth to be a blessing to others; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.