I Light This Candle and Remember You
A year ago today my beloved Bill joined the Communion of Saints and began his journey in Eternal Life. This candle burns to the Glory of God and in thanksgiving for the gift of his love and the joy of his quiet, nurturing influence on our lives.
The legacy he left continues in the redesigned website at st-bartholomews.org.
O MERCIFUL God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the resurrection and the life, in whom whosoever believeth, shall live though he die, and whosoever liveth and believeth in him, shall not die eternally; who also taught us (by his holy Apostle Paul) not to be sorry, as men without hope, for them that sleep in him: We meekly beseech thee (O Father) to raise us from the death of sin unto the life of righteousness, that when we shall depart this life, we may rest in him, as our hope is this our brother doth; and that at the general resurrection in the last day, we may be found acceptable in thy sight, and receive that blessing which thy well-beloved Son shall then pronounce to all that love and fear thee, saying, Come ye blessed children of my Father, receive the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. Grant this we beseech thee, O merciful Father, through Jesus Christ our mediator and redeemer. Amen. From the Book of Common Prayer 1559