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Title: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: peter_speckhard on February 23, 2021, 02:06:42 PM
My father, a longtime VU professor, died late Saturday night after having had a stroke earlier this month. I'll be preaching at his funeral this Saturday.

 http://www.angelcrestinc.com/obituary_pages/obit_07.html
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Weedon on February 23, 2021, 02:14:58 PM
I shall not die but live and proclaim the praises of the Lord. Ps cxviii

Godís peace to all who mourn your father's passing, Peter.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: John_Hannah on February 23, 2021, 02:52:16 PM
May God be with you, your mother, and all the family. "I am the Resurrection and the Life."

Peace, JOHN
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Mark_Hofman on February 23, 2021, 02:59:07 PM
Deepest Christian sympathies, Rev. Speckhard, confident in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection on the Last Day because of our Lord Jesus.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: J. Thomas Shelley on February 23, 2021, 03:40:11 PM
"With the Saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Your servant Gerald,
 where there is no pain, no sorrow, no sighing, but life everlasting."

May his Memory be Eternal!

Prayers for megadynamis for the days ahead.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Charles Austin on February 23, 2021, 04:16:26 PM
We know whence comfort comes and that it is promised. Trust in the promise and take care of the family and yourself.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Michael Slusser on February 23, 2021, 05:02:35 PM
You and his whole family have my sympathy and prayers.

Peace,
Michael
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: D. Engebretson on February 23, 2021, 05:04:52 PM
May the Lord provide comfort in the promise of life eternal through our risen Lord Jesus Christ.  My condolences during this time of grief.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: JEdwards on February 23, 2021, 06:35:11 PM
Rest eternal grant to him, O Lord, and light perpetual shine upon him.
Peace to your family.
Jon
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Dave Benke on February 23, 2021, 08:41:48 PM
Prayers for the comfort and consolation of the Resurrection and the Life, our Lord Jesus, to you and your entire family, Peter.

Dave Benke
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: RDPreus on February 23, 2021, 09:29:43 PM
I pray that God will bring you and your family the great comfort of the gospel as you mourn the loss of your father, Peter.  Take to heart the words of our Lord, "I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live and he who lives and believes in me shall never die."
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Rob Morris on February 24, 2021, 08:34:23 AM
May the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead grant to you and the whole family strength, comfort, hope, joy, and peace that passes understanding.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Jeremy Loesch on February 24, 2021, 09:08:43 AM
God grant His comfort to you Peter and to all those who mourn.  Christ is risen!

Jeremy
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: George Rahn on February 24, 2021, 09:30:14 AM
"If we have been united with Him (Jesus) in a death like His, we will certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like His."  The hope we have in our Savior is through His promise for us received in baptism and faith.  God comfort you and your family during this time, Pr. Speckhard.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: peterm on February 24, 2021, 11:10:26 AM
Peace and comfort to you and your family.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Padre Emeritus on February 24, 2021, 12:14:35 PM
Echoing the community here and the community of saints, we join with you in sorrow and hope.

May the peace of Christ, which passes all understanding, guard and keep you all as you mourn with hope that is sure.

+Dave
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Pastor Ken Kimball on February 24, 2021, 01:50:56 PM
The Lord be with you and your family Peter.  Hold onto that "sure and certain hope."  Ken
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: peter_speckhard on March 01, 2021, 02:25:16 PM
We had a blessed weekend with family and friends and very much appreciate all the prayers, and I personally am thankful for all the personal messages via pm and email from people in the alpb and forum community.

If anyone would like to view my father's funeral service at Immanuel in Valpo from Saturday, here is the link. You have to skip ahead about seven or eight minutes before it starts. My four daughters and two nieces place the pall and form the choir that led Dona Nobis Pacem at the beginning and my two sons are among the pallbearers. My brother-in-law David Gehne does the baptismal remembrance liturgy, my nephew Daniel Speckhard is the lector, and I'm the preacher. Pr. Andrew Fields of Immanuel is the presiding minister. The delay at the end with repeated singing of Jesus Remember Me was due to an unexpected delay as they prepared the military honors in the narthex. And Immanuel in Valpo has probably the best livestreaming/recording system of any place I've checked out.

 https://vimeo.com/516373751
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: David Garner on March 01, 2021, 04:14:56 PM
I'm sorry to hear this Pastor Speckhard, and also sorry I did not catch it sooner.  May God grant him rest where the just repose, and make his memory eternal.  God's peace be with you and your family.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: J. Thomas Shelley on March 01, 2021, 05:42:53 PM
One of the preparations for Great Lent in the Orthodox Church is a series of "Saturday of Souls" services held on the final two Saturdays before the Fast as well as the first Saturday of the Fast.

The First Saturday of Souls, sometimes described as "a Funeral for the entire world", will be served this coming Saturday, March 6.

Pr. Gerald Speckhard is on my list of those to be remembered.
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Jeremy Loesch on March 03, 2021, 09:36:12 AM
We had a blessed weekend with family and friends and very much appreciate all the prayers, and I personally am thankful for all the personal messages via pm and email from people in the alpb and forum community.

If anyone would like to view my father's funeral service at Immanuel in Valpo from Saturday, here is the link. You have to skip ahead about seven or eight minutes before it starts. My four daughters and two nieces place the pall and form the choir that led Dona Nobis Pacem at the beginning and my two sons are among the pallbearers. My brother-in-law David Gehne does the baptismal remembrance liturgy, my nephew Daniel Speckhard is the lector, and I'm the preacher. Pr. Andrew Fields of Immanuel is the presiding minister. The delay at the end with repeated singing of Jesus Remember Me was due to an unexpected delay as they prepared the military honors in the narthex. And Immanuel in Valpo has probably the best livestreaming/recording system of any place I've checked out.

 https://vimeo.com/516373751

Peter, that was a lovely service.  And yes, the quality of the live stream and the information provided was outstanding.

Jeremy
Title: Re: R.I.P. Gerald Speckhard
Post by: Rev. Edward Engelbrecht on March 03, 2021, 10:07:03 AM
The Lord's abiding peace be with you and your family as you await the joy of the resurrection.