Saturday, 29 September 2012

Remembering my dad, John Edelman

We were privileged to be together with the Edelman side of the family to remember our dad, Opa and great Opa.  
This photo was the last one taken of my father on the tractor.  Cutting 5 acres of grass was a normal every week job for dad.  This was the last time he was on it. 
 Steven Paul Rutt gave tribute to his Opa along with his cousins Danielle and Amy. They represented all of their siblings.   They all had some funny things to remember of their Opa, but also said he would be missed.  
My husband, Steven Richard Rutt gave an "awesome" tribute of his father-in-law.  Steve was my parents' pastor in Phoenix, AZ.  We were able to have great spiritual talks with both dad and mom.  
My brother, sister and myself were able to give our tribute to our father also.  Our father was blessed to have celebrated his 86th birthday with his twin sister, 10 days before he went home to be with His Lord.  I love you dad!!!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Preston Guild 2012 Ecumenical Service

 As the sign says, "Welcome to the Preston Guild 2012."  Walking through the Avenham Park in Preston, we saw many booths with items and food for sale.  We were headed for the big red tents for the Ecumenical service.
 Pictured from left to right, from St. David's Church are:
Verona, Pearl, Barbara and my sweetheart, Steve.  We are in line waiting to get in the tent for the service.  The Preston Ecumenical service 
encompassed all the churches in the Preston area.

One lady who stood by us in line commented, "Who said that the Church was dead in Preston?  Look at all these people
coming to serve God!!"

There were 3,000 people of different Christian traditions taking part, singing praises to God.