Kia ora St Peter’s whanau,
This week we have lost two of our St Peter’s kaumatua
David Underwood died on Tuesday morning, 8 October, and on Tuesday evening Janet McIsaac passed from this life to the next.
Both of these elders of our parish community have lived long and faithful lives, so there is much to be thankful for as we celebrate all that they have been for friends, family and the wider community.
However there is also sadness, as family and friends get used to life without their physical presence.
We are lucky to be part of a tradition which acknowledges that life is not ended at our physical death, but continues in the family and friends who live on after us, and in the eternal life of God who in our mortal death we are freed to be wholly present to.
So as you pray, we ask you to hold Rachel and her family, as they mourn David’s passing, and Tanya and her family as they mourn Janet’s death with great aroha at this time, and in the days and weeks and months ahead.
We give thanks to God for David and Janet.
May they rest in peace and rise in glory.
Janet’s funeral will be at 11am on Monday 14 October at St Peter’s.
David’s funeral will be at 1.30pm on Wednesday 16 October at St Peter’s.
xx Jean, for V3