Sat 5/3

On Saturday, instead of attending the last class session for my last doctoral class, I will be officiating the service for a 30 year old who was murdered.

There are way more questions than answers.

His grandmother is one of the very active older members of my church. He was living with her when I first came here almost 3 years ago. So, while I didn’t know him well, I did know him and had talked to him casually. I just recently learned that he was divorced and had a 7 yr old son.

Please pray for his family. Pray that the police officers who are working the case get the information they need to bring answers to the family. Pray that in this difficult time there will be much kindness and gentleness.

I, for once, have a crisis for which I have had training and so have been able to be helpful to the family. However, I’ve never had to officiate a service like this before so I could use some prayers that the sermon is what it needs to be.

And, prayers that I actually get the course work completed on time, might be a good idea, too.


About Sarah The Vicar of Hogsmeade

I'm an United Methodist clergywoman with two daughters. I read. I geocache. I look for excuses to laugh. My Ph.D. is on Clergywomen and Grief.
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11 Responses to Sat 5/3

  1. Songbird says:

    God will be with you, and you know that. Trust the Spirit and the gifts you have and the experiences that inform their use. Out here praying for you.

  2. God_Guurrlll says:

    (((vicar)))I am praying for you right now.Peace and love

  3. cheesehead says:

    Oh, Vicar…Unfortunately I do know something of what you are going through. Two years ago an elder in my congregation was murdered by her own son.Know this: the Spirit has your back. And so do I. I don’t know how I got through it, but God does. And you will do what God needs you to do, I just know it.

  4. zorra says:

    Praying for you, and for this family.(((Vicar)))

  5. Kathryn says:

    Love and prayers my friend xxx

  6. Mary Beth says:

    Praying for you, for sure. And will be doing so Saturday.

  7. We need a symbol for praying like we use for hugs. Lacking that I’ll use words. Praying. Hope you find a pianist.

  8. RevDrKate says:

    ((((Oh dear Vicar)))) Yes you will do what needs to be done and you will do it well because the Spirit will be present abiding and paracleting in your ear. And we will all be holding you in prayer.

  9. at times like these… the theology of the cross could not be preached any louder or clearer or better my friend. God will be with you, the Spirit will give you the words, and may you find rest for yourself after taking care of the family. praying…

  10. mibi52 says:

    Many prayers. Many hugs.

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