Dear Faith Family,
I have some really hard news to share. Faith’s beloved Virginia Studer entered the church triumphant this afternoon, surrounded by the ones who loved her best. While we knew this outcome was going to happen, it is still news of deep sadness for us and all who cared about Virginia.
As we grieve, our hearts go out to Megan and Tessa, her daughters, and to the rest of the family and friends. It is our time now to comfort them and each other during this hard wilderness season. While we remain physically apart, we will be connecting in other ways in the coming days and weeks, supported by the faith that Virginia expressed in every way in her life.
God of boundless compassion, our only sure comfort in distress: Look tenderly upon your children overwhelmed by loss and sorrow.
Lighten our darkness with your presence and assure us of your love; guide us in the coming weeks.
Enable us to see beyond this place and time as we gather precious memories that will abide with us, and for the assurance that she lives forever in the joy and peace of your presence. Amen.
Blessings and light,