September 6, 2022

Dear Saints,

Greetings in the name of our crucified, risen, and ascended Lord and coming Savior Jesus Christ!

I am writing to inform you about the passing of Dick Peterson on Sunday, September 4. Our deepest sympathy and love to Margaret, Dick’s children and their families.

Dick was a longstanding members of Messiah and very special in the hearts of our church family. We know that words are only a small gesture of support for Margaret, his children and their families, but a necessary one that conveys how Dick’s spirit has touched so many people’s lives in the church and community.

Please join us for a celebration of life service for Dick on Thursday, September 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Messiah. Following the service there will be a meal during which time we will have the opportunity to meet Dick’s family and share memories. Also, there will be a visitation on Wednesday, September 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home – 1947 E Seminole Street, Springfield, MO 65804.

Dick will be forever remembered and forever missed. One way of showing our love for him will be to pray for his family, especially Margaret. She will need our loving care and support going forward as she adjusts to life without her beloved of many, many years.

Thank you in anticipation of sharing Margaret’s grief and lightening her load in the days, weeks, months and years ahead.

In Christ’s service,

Pastor Orin 

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