Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Belated and fond farewell

I just found out that an old pastor acquaintance of mine died two-and-a-half years ago. This gentleman pastor, a man who had served all of his adult life and served some more after he retired, had served the vacancy at one of the congregations in served in North Dakota before I arrived. He was a mentor from a distance, I guess one could say, and I learned from him (even though I didn't always show it) the patience of the Office of the Ministry. I guess it shouldn't surprise me that I hadn't heard. I'm not in touch with a lot of people up there anymore, but I'm still sad that he's gone. Nonetheless, I am sure with the certainty of faith that Pastor Theiss is resting in the arms of his Savior.

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