Letter to Partners in Christ’s Ministry:

This has been a week of loss and tragedy for our Holy Spirit family.  This past Sunday, as many of you are aware, Bill Mosser died following a battle with cancer.  Bill, along with his wife, Midge, were charter members of the congregation and Bill was the first President of the congregation as well.  On that same day, Melissa and Montana Twining and David Jenkins were tragically killed in an apartment fire in Emmaus.  Melissa, Montana and David were active members of our congregation and were usually in attendance most Sunday mornings.  Many of you have called, written or emailed expressing your concern for the Mosser, Jenkins and Twining families.  I am writing to share with you information related to their respective Memorial service arrangements. The delay in making this information public occurred because of the delay in identifying the remains of the fire victims and the scheduling  involved with both Memorial Worship Services.

The Mosser family is planning a public Memorial Service for Bill on April 27 at 2:00 pm. here at Holy Spirit.  Memorial donations are being directed to The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit Memorial Fund.  Midge, Mary Jo, and David hope that the worship service will be a celebration of Bill’s life, ministry and faith.  I know that many of you join me in expressing our sadness and sense of loss over Bill’s death.

The Twining and Jenkins families are planning a joint Memorial Service to be held this Sunday, March 24, at 3:00 pm.  here at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit.  Memorial donations are being directed to the Twining/Jenkins Memorial Fund; the proceeds of which will be used to help the victims of this past week’s fire in Emmaus.  Any residual monies will be directed to the Rejoicing Spirits Ministry at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit.  Please know that every effort is being made to emotionally, spiritually and financially support Melissa’s, David’s and Montana’s families.  The funeral home, the congregation, the staff and a number of our members along with me have actively stepped forward to support the Twining and Jenkins families.

Finally, I ask you to offer your prayers in support of the Mossers, Twinings, Jenkins and Holy Spirit families.  We have all suffered loss this week, but thanks be to God that we are a community of faith centered on God’s promise of forgiveness, comfort and resurrected life in Jesus our Lord.  Thank you for your concern, prayers and support.  Please join us as we gather as a community to celebrate their lives.

In Christ’s name,

Pastor Elliott, Senior Pastor