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March 4, 2014

Church recipient of legacies in memory of deceased members

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An interior stained glass window was installed by Priscilla Myers and their son, David, in memory of her husband, Duane Myers. Since Duane had been a skilled fisherman who had frequently hosted “fish fries” for his church family, it is no surprise that the window in the church office depicts Jesus receiving the gift of the loaves and the fishes from a young boy.

When Fred Taylor, beloved music director, died suddenly and unexpectedly in 2003, his widow, Ruth Ann,  ordered a set of carillon chimes placed in the church as a memorial to him.  

The chimes not only sound the hour and half hour, but also play several of Fred’s favorite hymns for a 15-minute concert prior to both morning and evening services and before the Wednesday night prayer meeting.  

I never hear the chimes without thinking affectionately of Fred and his love for music and for his Lord.

Margaret Painter was one of the sweetest and most gentle women I have ever known, and her death of a heart condition in November 2006 was a great loss to all of us who loved her.  Her husband, Bill, and her son and daughter-in-law, David and Debbie, had a prayer bench placed in front of the choir loft in her memory.

Seeing the new sign for our church caused me to think about memorial gifts to the church and wonder a bit about what prompts them. I think there are several reasons.   

One is gratitude to fellow Christians for their prayers and compassion shown during the illness and death of the loved one. I remember, for example, that Paul lived only two and a half months after he was diagnosed with cancer, but our family was surrounded with a support system that had to be experienced to be believed.  

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