Dear Glen Mar,
We had taken advantage of the fact that Laity Sunday coincided with RIT’s Parent’s Weekend to go see Lydia this weekend, are driving home today from there. I’m eager to get back to MD to be with you all. As one of your pastors, it feels wrong to be away from our church family when things happen. I’m gratified and humbled by the powerful worship and care you all showed for one another, and for Pastor Melaina’s leadership at a time when I wanted deeply to be there “in person” with you.
I wanted to let you all know that we will be having a visitation for Paul Behrens at Glen Mar on Friday evening, 10/22, from 6-8 pm and the service on Saturday 10/23 at 11, with visitation beforehand from 9:30-11 am. There will be no food afterwards so that people may remain masked and COVID safe.
At times like these, I feel profoundly grateful for our church family and for each of you. Let us continue to pray for Paul’s family most especially and for one another in our need, and give thanks for the gift of Paul’s life, and prepare to witness to our faith and to his faith, which has had such a profound impact on all of us.