Pastor Gary L. Buss, was called to Glory on Wednesday, August 19,2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Grand Junction, Colorado. > > Pastor Buss was a graduate of Concordia, Ann Arbor, Michigan. He graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. Pastor Buss did his vicarage at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas. Pastor Buss served Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lisbon, North Dakota from 1983-1993. He serve Messiah Lutheran Church and School, Grand Junction, Colorado 1993 – to present. > > Visitation will take place on Saturday, August 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Grand Junction, Colorado. The funeral service will take place at the church at 1:00 p.m. > > Please continue to keep his wife Beth and their children Mari and Tim in your prayers. > > But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV)
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for over 42 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches' mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ's love compels us, constrains us, and sends us forth.
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