We had 40 people for our prayer meeting on Monday night. There were three rows of people in concentric circles. The Holy Spirit was present. We prayed for so many things. There were many tears, and much joy, as we shared in community with God and with one another.
ALERT: Special Prayer Meeting Scheduled for Monday, October 26, 7:00!
Dear St. Paul's Congregation.
For the last several years, many of us have been praying for Cindy Kelly, one of our dear members who has stuggled with many different manifestations of cancer. On Wednesday, October 21, Cindy got news that her brain cancer, despite what was thought to be an effective treatment, has returned. Heidi Aslin summarized the situation in an e-mail to Cindy's friends this week:
Join us at 9:45 in the Multipurpose Room this Sunday as we travel to Grenoble, France; Rockford, IL: and New Orleans, LA. Our four mission teams will give testimony and show pictures of their experiences from summer and fall trips. You helped make this possible, so come and see and hear what God has been doing.
On Tuesday, we had the funeral for Susan Musselman's father, John Q. Sanguinett. We extend our compassion to Susan and her entire family, including William, Emily and Chris.
On Monday, we also heard of the death of David Griffin, the 26 year old son of Larry and Donna Bradley. Larry is one of the pastors at Jubilee Community Church in St. Louis, our sister EFCA. Leroy Gill, the lead pastor at Jubilee, was our preacher here at St. Paul's on October 11.
Edward "Ted" Brown. Our dear brother, Ted Brown, went to his heavenly home this afternoon around 2:00 p.m. He was diagnosed with cancer only a month ago, and he went home very quickly. Willene is very thankful for your support and prayers.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 5, at St. Paul's, at 11:00 a.m., with a luncheon and private burial to follow. Visitation will be a Kriegshauser Funeral Home West on Sunday, October 4, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.