To the Readers' Forum:
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the community was invited to gather together to memorialize and worship in mass those that have lost a loved one in the past.
I write with heartfelt thanks for this opportunity to share this experience with hundreds of individuals that mourn and share the hope and grace that only He can give.
This memorial service was set in the cathedral-style nave of the First Lutheran Church in Jamestown, organized by the humble staff of the Lind Funeral Home. They invited the public through advertisements in The Post-Journal as well as extended invitations to those they have served that lost loved ones during the past year. Lind's offered and encouraged this memorial to service to all in the surrounding area who grieve a loved one, especially during the approaching holiday season.
As each individual name of the deceased was announced with dignity while listening to soothing organ hymns, a candle was lit for each loved one we have lost. At the conclusion, candles in excess of 200 stood glowing as if our family members were there with us.
As the memorial service proceeded with a heartfelt message by Pastor Adam Rohler, hymn singing, 'Coming Home' skillfully performed the Lind Funeral Home male chorus, precision keyboard by Cynthia Lind Hanson, and closed with sending hymn 'Great Is Thy Faithfulness.'
My Dad passed on April 30 this year and the following days, weeks and months have been very emotional. We attended the community memorial service last week with grateful hearts and minds with appreciation to the Lind Funeral Home staff, First Lutheran Church, and all participants who offered this vital service to our community.
Peace to all,
Randy Holcomb and family