Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Words Fail

On December 28, 2008, Meredith Wagner was baptized at King of Peace and marked as Christ's own forever. This past weekend at the age of six months, she died peacefully, but unexpectedly in her sleep. Last night we held a memorial service at Allison Memorial Chapel.

The sermon is now online here: Words Fail. The gist of it is not to listen to the words people say in times of tragedy in order to make you feel better, but turn down the volume and listen to how the Holy Spirit is speaking to your heart.

Please pray for the Wagner Family who faces such a tough road toward healing. They are good people in the midst of a very tough time:
Merciful God, you grant to children an abundant entrance into your kingdom, in your compassion, comfort those who mourn for Meredith, and grant us grace to conform our lives to her innocence and faith, that at length, united with her, we may stand in your presence in the fullness of joy; for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen


  • At 1/21/2009 9:58 PM, Blogger Tom Sramek, Jr. said…

    Wow. I've walked with a family through the unexpected death of their six year old. I can't imagine doing it for a six MONTH old. Prayers for all concerned, including you!


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