In Memoriam & Scholarships

Remembering those who have faithfully served the Northern Lights Emmaus Community and have since moved into Eternal Glory.
Donations to the Northern Lights Emmaus Community are applied to scholarships for pilgrims.

Grief Loss Love
Don Hammer
 
Donald Eugene Hammer, beloved husband for 34 years to Beverlee (nee Gray) Hammer moved into Eternal Glory on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the age of 78. A Celebration of Life will take place at Groesbeck United Methodist Church, 8871 Colerain Ave. on Saturday, November 16 from 10am until time of Funeral Service at 12pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northern Lights Emmaus Scholarship Fund, c/o: John Pfeiffer, 572 Natalie Lane Lebanon, Ohio 45036. Special condolences may be expressed at frederickfh.com
 
Don faithfully served the Northern Lights Emmaus Community and countless others for many years. He shared the love of Jesus in many wonderful and often times humorous ways in love. Don will be missed.
 
Father we thank You in Jesus’ Name for the blessed memories of Don as we look forward to seeing him again with You in Paradise. May the Peace, Love, Comfort and Assurance of Jesus Christ fill all the loved ones in a special way in Jesus.

Psalms 62:1 – My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.

 
Karen Stutrud
 
Karen Stutrud, 63, of Oregonia, Ohio was called home on September 17, 2019 while traveling to comfort a friend’s loss. While driving northbound on I-71 toward Columbus, a southbound truck lost control and crossed over into the northbound lanes. Karen and the driver of a northbound truck both lost their earthly lives at that instant.
 
Karen faithfully served the Northern Lights Emmaus Community and countless others for many years. She shared the love of Jesus in many wonderful ways with a humble servant’s heart. She is greatly loved.
 
Gracious and loving God, we do not have the words to speak at this moment. We are filled with many emotions at the sad news of our dear sister Karen’s passing. Thank you for our Advocate the Holy Spirit Who lifts our prayers to you when human speech fails us. Comfort Karen’s family, her church community and all those who mourn with us today. We thank you for Karen’s life and the ways in which she generously shared her gifts to further your Kingdom especially through the Emmaus community. We praise you that this is not the end of Karen’s story but a new beginning for all eternity with You in heaven. Even as we grieve, we celebrate that Karen was welcomed into Your loving arms with the words; “Well done, my good and faithful servant!”
We pray all of this in the Name that is above all names Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Father we thank You in Jesus’ Name for the blessed memories of Karen as we look forward to seeing her again with You in Paradise. May the Peace, Love, Comfort and Assurance of Jesus Christ fill all the loved ones in a special way in Jesus.

James 14:14 whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.