When you join our church, you’re part of us and we are part of you for life, no matter where you are. We do life together, and we do transitions and endings together, too. Ruth Clark, a life-long member of our church, is in her last earthly chapter in Oregon right now, and while that means we can’t go sit with her and walk with her in her last days, we can sing to her. Today at the close of worship we sang “There is a Balm in Gilead,” which is one of Ruth’s favorite hymns. We sang it with all of our love and blessings, and hope as she listens to it she feels us walking with her, sharing our love, light, and blessings with her! We are with you Ruth, and we love you!