~ Peggy Scharnott ~
For all the Saints
Attendance on Sunday was light due to the deer hunting opener, but when I didn't see Peggy I knew she must not have been feeling well. She was a strong woman of faith and this was her church, and Sunday morning was for worship. This Sunday was All Saints Day, so I spent some time talking about Saints and the "great cloud of witnesses" and heaven. I talked about my grandma and her impact on me as a faith mentor. And then I listened during "joys and concerns" to you naming your faith mentors who have passed from this world. Twenty - six faith mentors were remembered with thanksgiving, and yesterday another is added to the roll. Peggy Scharnott is a great loss to our community, but a wonderful story of faith and life in Christ. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her daughter Ashley today. In the midst of our grief we celebrate the resurrection, and the promise of eternal life from our loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.