+William Schuh+ now rests in Christ

Dear Friends,

Our brother in Christ, +William Schuh+, now rests from his labors. He fell asleep in Jesus last night, October 13, A.D. 2020, around 10:20 PM.

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” (Revelation 14:13)

We will have Bible Study this evening, Wednesday, at 9 PM in the tent, and we will talk about Christ’s promises of death and life in the Scriptures. Please come if you’re able; and there will be time for questions, too.

We will also have another Prayer at the End of the Day service on Thursday evening at 8 PM. I hope that you’ll join us if you’re able, either in person or online at our Facebook page.

I will share further details about the coming days when plans are finalized.

Finally, a brief devotion for your use in these days:

A reading from Isaiah, chapter 55:
6 “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near;  7  let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts;   let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  8  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.  9  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.  (Isaiah 55:6–9)

A reading from John, chapter 11:
21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”  (John 11:21–27)

Let us pray:
Lord God, heavenly Father, receive our humble thanks for all Your mercies granted to our brother Bill during his earthly life, especially for calling him by the Gospel and sustaining him in the true faith until his departure. Comfort those who mourn his death with the hope of the glorious resurrection and a happy reunion in heaven. Help us to remember that we are mortal, that we may ever prepare ourselves to fall asleep in faith and finally receive the glory promised to all who trust in Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Christ keep you, dear ones,
Pastor Schuermann