Thank you

Notes from the pastor

Dear Front Street UMC family,

        Your generosity and deep love have lifted us in the weeks since my mother’s sudden and unexpected death.  The overwhelming grief we feel has been softened by calls, texts, emails, gifts, food, and visits, the kind of hospitality that shows us the face of Christ.  It is impossible for us to express our gratitude in a way that matches your thoughtful care.  No small show of love has gone unnoticed.
My mom, Debbie, was the best of what it means to be a wife, a mother, a dear friend, and a disciple.  She lived a life of self-giving love, shaped as best she could manage like the life of Jesus.  To us, no one ever had a better mother or model of what it means to share life with others.  Indeed, she colored our lives with the deepest hues of love, wisdom, and generosity, not to mention countless memories and life lessons that give us strength even as we grieve.
In our time of loss we are sustained by the prayers of our family and dear friends, and we hope that you will continue to share your love with us in tangible ways, as often grief takes a tighter hold in the weeks and months that follow a loved one’s death.  In the spirit of Paul writing to the Philippian church, we thank God every time we remember you in our prayers, and we hope that God will continue the work he has begun in you and that each of you may experience God’s abundant love.
Thank you all so very much.
With love in Christ,
Patrick and Brittany Murphy



Last Published: July 7, 2016 3:32 PM
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