reminiscing at resurrection

joan brill

We  were a close-knit family in those days (1964+) at Church of the Resurrection.  I mean the Church Family.
 
Caring for one another, helping with problems, sharing in joy, taking "care of business."
 
Young families, struggling sometimes, we still found time for commitment, keeping the grounds and the church buildings in order, tending to phones and having meals and fun together, both in small groups and large.
 
I was a Choir member, played the organ, sewed vestments, helped with rummage sales, two boys were altar boys. Sea Scout ship John F. Kennedy, sponsored by CofR, husband Lee Herrenkohl was skipper for 15 years, wrote Dedication Service music, Easter and Christmas hymns and carols, conductor of the choir, Altar Guild member, taught Sunday School, served on the Vestry, was a delegate for the Convention and Deanery meetings, three sons and husband confirmed, three weddings, two funerals, two grandson's baptisms.
 
We used what gifts we had, in time, treasure, and talent.
 
Forty-five years later I still see the same generosity, compassion, and industry emanating from our ever-changing community.
 
Thanks be to God!
 
Joan Herrenkohl Brill
 
 
 


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