Dear YUM friends,

We’re saddened to say that late this afternoon Jim Bartch’s Father passed away. The family is together in Abbotsford with Jim’s mother this evening.

Please hold the family up in prayer as they are grieving this sudden change.

Pray that the family would feel God’s embrace and at peace with one another in this challenging time.

Pray with one another for the family’s experience of God’s holy presence in this painful time:

Into the Bartch’s grieving we weave the strength of the Father.
Into the Bartch’s grieving we weave the compassion of the Son.
Into the Bartch’s grieving we weave the comfort of the Spirit.
Into the Bartch’s grieving we acknowledge the Three-in-One.

Into our anger we invite the patience of the Father.
Into our numbness we invite the healing of the Son.
Into our confusion we invite the Holy Spirit.
And we shall grieve together, the Bartch family, and I, in community with the Three-in-One.

(Adapted from Celtic Daily Prayer: Further up and Further In)

Let’s continue to hold the family up tonight and this week.

~Pastor Darnell
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