I have been spending my wake-up prayer and quiet time recently reading Psalms. We will be studying these ‘words to the music” beginning next Wednesday, June 5, at 9:00 a.m. in our beautiful Reading Room. Please join us. Some of the regional pastors will be taking turns leading us.
This week our museum team and my family have been challenged with some life events. Gerard Fiehler, our museum stronghold and my assistant for many years required a major neurosurgical procedure resulting from a fall. He is ‘ahead of the curve’ with his progress but there will be a process of healing. Please pray for him, his incredible family, and our site as we support our buddy. Watching Gerard’s family rally around him has been a touching thing to experience. I know their love is going to help his healing. We miss you, Gerard and can’t wait until you are back here with us.
I also journeyed with my Aunt Connie as she moved from life to LIFE on Tuesday. She joined us in Cape Girardeau in order to have better nursing care 18 years ago. As I quietly pause at week’s end, I feel thankful that when I became overwhelmed at moments this week, my faith kicked in with the strong authentic actions of incredible medical professionals, the presence of family, the support of friends, and the constant of feeling that God was with me.
Please give yourself these quiet times to be still and know. I hope that you can join us on Tuesday for our Summer Book Club at 9:00 a.m. We will be reading Warren Schmidt’s, Wittenberg ’03: The Coming of a Church. Then come back together with us on Wednesday for our first Summer Bible Study session at 9:00 a.m.
If you want to send Gerard some written words of encouragement, mail them here and we will make sure he receives them: c/o Lutheran Heritage Center, P.O. Box 53, Altenburg, MO 63732.
Take care, Carla Jordan