Friday, November 05, 2010

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Dad is no longer bound by an earthly body but is in the arms of his Savior, Jesus. Dad passed away at 1:15 pm.

We are still figuring out the details of burial and memorial service. Please hold off calling for now. I will post more information as we know it. Thanks for everyone's continual prayers.


Anonymous said...

Love you and sure will miss you Pastor Joel. You have been such a blessing in my life (and Mom's) and I am so thankful that God brought you to us.

You have been released from your earthly pain and suffering and are now walking in Heaven. I am sure you have already heard God say "Well done good and faithful servant". My Mom will be blessed to see you again!

God bless you Dottie, Kristin, Kara, Brian, Bethany and spouses. I truly understand what a bittersweet time this is and I deeply share your loss.

I will continue to pray and am here if you need me.

Love you guys...Colleen

Nancy Tyler said...

Your dad was a treasure, Kristin. And he still is.

I'm praying for everyone who's left behind and missing him so dearly, especially your mom.

Love in Christ,


The Sullivans said...

We are so sorry to learn the news about Joel. He and your family were truly a blessing to us. What a comfort to know that Joel is now face to face with his Savior and Lord, Jesus, hearing Him speak "well done, good and faithful friend, enter into My rest".
We weep and rejoice with you today.
The Sullivans

Kraig said...

Dear Dottie and family,
We know this has been a terribly hard road for you all, and we are praying for this next step of your lives. God will hold you closely, just as he has throughout Joel's illness, and we pray you will feel that comfort and peace in each of your lives. Joel ran such a good race! He's enjoying the presence of the Lord in a new and perfect way now. We rejoice for him, even though his death is a loss for all who knew him.
With our love,
Kraig and Jennifer Saks
Portland OR (Hinson)

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Anonymous said...

Kristin and family, your Grace family is praying for you all during this difficult time. Your dad was such a sweet man who touched so many lives. I remember a calmness and peace about him when we met him. Hugs and love to you all!

Gallagators said...

I'm so sorry for this deep, deep loss. May He hold you all close and comfort your hearts.

The Bevilacqua said...

We are sorry for your loss. My God be your strength and comfort during this time of grieving.

You are in our prayers,
The Bevilacqua Family
Millville, NJ

bspaeth said...

Dear Dottie & family:
My thoughts/prayers have been w/you all today... you're call this morning,Dottie, was very touching... I know you had a lot on your mind & yet you were still thinking of others!!! You mean a lot to us & Joel was a very special man too... we will hold you all in our prayers in the days ahead... May God Bless you...
Beth Spaeth

Renee said...

Dottie and family:

I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers for comfort during this time.

God be with you always.


4css said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you as always.

Pastor Joel and Dottie have touched my life in ways that I can't even count or post.

He will be greatly missed. Thankfully though, I know that one day I'll get to see him once again and hear his wisdom.