Resolution of Sympathy Affirmed by Delegates

IRVINE, CA (June 23, 2012) – Delegates attending the 127th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church today approved a Resolution of Sympathy to honor the lives and ministries of Covenant pastors, missionaries, and spouses who went to be with the Lord during the past year.

The resolution with the names reads as follows:

We praise God for the following partners in ministry whom God called to himself since last we met. Their names will be read in remembrance and gratitude within the Memorial Prayer during the celebration of Holy Communion at our Friday Evening Worship Service.

RESOLVED, that the 127th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church express its sympathy to the families of the Covenant pastors, missionaries, and pastors’ spouses who have gone to be with the Lord, and that those families be presented with a program of the Friday Evening Worship Service in which a prayer of remembrance and thanksgiving will be given for their lives and ministry.

The following Covenant pastors, missionaries, and pastors’ spouses died since June 26, 2011:

Pastors

  • Douglas L. Ferguson, June 26, 2011, Omaha, Nebraska
  • M. Randolph Thompson, July 21, 2011, Richton Park, Illinois
  • Worth V. Hodgin, August 20, 2011, Mercer Island, Washington
  • Allan C. Johnson, January 17, 2012, Milwaukie, Oregon
  • Donald B. Krause, February 7, 2012, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • L. Earl Towner, February 8, 2012, Barnes, Wisconsin
  • Pembroke W. Taylor, March 14, 2012, Batavia, Illinois
  • Donald L. Olson, March 15, 2012, Glenburn, Maine
  • Howard H. Carlstrom, March 24, 2012, Northbrook, Illinois
  • J. Curtis Jennings, April 2, 2012, Longview, Texas
  • Ernest A. Matson, April 2, 2012, Marshfield, Wisconsin
  • Kenneth P. Lundell, April 27, 2012, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Wesley D. Morris, April 29, 2012, Calgary, Alberta
  • Donald J. Pearson, May 7, 2012, Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • George O. Welch, May 7, 2012, Northbrook, Illinois
  • Roger W. Wiganosky, May 13, 2012, Stanwood, Washington
  • C. LaVerne Erickson, May 18, 2012, Northbrook, Illinois
  • Donald A. Swanson, May 25, 2012, Freeport, Illinois

Missionaries

  • Evangeline Dennis, August 19, 2011, Wetaskiwin, Alberta
  • Sigrid Nelson, August 22, 2011, Batavia, Illinois
  • Norman E. Dwight, November 9, 2011, Turlock, California
  • L. Daniel Ericson, January 8, 2012, Plantation, Florida
  • Irene Anderson, February 3, 2012, Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Clitus Olson, February 19, 2012, Westminster, Colorado
  • Ruth A. Burkett, February 29, 2012, Westminster, Colorado
  • Edwin Noren, June 16, 2012, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Spouses

  • Elaine Ahlstedt (Jerome), June 29, 2011, Spring Valley, California
  • Bonnie Gelaude (Ronald), July 7, 2011, Howell, Michigan
  • Sandra Mosby (Jerry), July 14, 2011, Bronx, New York
  • Karen Springer (Paul), August 6, 2011, Turlock, California
  • Joyce Ekstam (Harry), August 25, 2011, Batavia, Illinois
  • Lily Smith (Clifford), August 27, 2011, Portland, Oregon
  • Margaret Lindholm (C. Gustav Anderson, Leonard Lindholm), September 18, 2011, Roseau, Minnesota
  • Ingeborg Skurdal (Sverre), October 11, 2011, Red Wing, Minnesota
  • Evelyn Agard (Clarence), October 17, 2011, Spring Valley, California
  • Hazel Dokken (Justin), October 18, 2011, Golden Valley, Minnesota
  • Dory Anderson (Ray), December 8, 2011, Westminster, Colorado
  • June Bjorklund (Clifford), January 12, 2012, Northbrook, Illinois
  • Helen Lewis (Douglas), January 22, 2012, Twisp, Washington
  • Beth Swanson (Earl D.), February 13, 2012, Fort Mill, South Carolina
  • Beatrice Bjorklund (Paul), April 16, 2012, Mercer Island, Washington
  • Dennior Moline (Russell), April 29, 2012, Port Angeles, Washington
  • R. Marlys Carlson (Wallace), May 5, 2012, Kent, Washington
  • June Rask (Ejnar), May 17, 2012, Cromwell, Connecticut
  • Margaret Larson (Edward), May 27, 2012, Mercer Island, Washington
  • Lillian Hanson (Ralph), May 28, 2012, Mercer Island, Washington
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