Friday, January 23, 2015

Hana Smith

Many of us will have very fond memories of Hana Smith. Hana was a regular on Sunday mornings at our Bracknell site, as well as being involved in our Sparklers parent and toddler ministry, and our TMTL group for the retired.
Sadly over the last few years Hana's health deteriorated, and she passed away peacefully in her sleep last Saturday. Please be praying for God to be with Hana's family as they grieve, especially for Hana's husband Peter and son Simon and his family who are all part of our community.
The funeral service where we will remember Hana's life is going to be at 9.45am on Friday 6th February at Easthampstead Park Crematorium. This will be followed by refreshments in the K2 Hall at our Bracknell site. Everyone is invited to both gatherings.
I'll leave you with these words from the apostle Paul.

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord for ever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

(1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 NIVUK)



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