by Dan Flynn

Lloyd and Twila Stuhr were part of our St. Luke congregation for 20 years. I remember well 11 years ago Lloyd approaching me about planting a congregation in Whitmore Lake. He had been painting a closet on New Year’s Day 2003 and thought of my ministry and where he thought it would go.

It was a Holy Spirit nudging. You see, this really is a reflection of Twila and Lloyd. They were faithful people always looking to see how God’s Kingdom could move forward.

Lloyd and Twila left to go to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, to a new calling. I remember visiting both of them down in St. Louis. We sat outside their seminary housing on a warm June evening talking life.

Twila wanted to know all the details of St. Luke and Ann Arbor life. She probed and questioned and laughed over various stories. She and Lloyd loved our congregation.

It was also there in St. Louis that she was diagnosed with cancer. Life took a dramatic shift from everything they had planned. Lloyd did finish seminary, did get a Call to Nebraska, and the cancer hung on. No matter the treatment, it continued to return. As did many, I followed the updates on Facebook and I prayed.

On September 30, she entered into the presence of God.

Twila is now free from all the pain.

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life…” To Him who died and conquered death we do cling for comfort. So, we do pray for this comfort in the home of Lloyd, his daughters, and grandchildren. It is the eternal hope we have that does pass all understanding.

On October 25, at 11am, Lloyd and his family will be at St. Luke for a memorial service. We certainly want all of St. Luke to attend. We also need help with a luncheon. Let’s do a St. Luke potluck and serve the Stuhr family and offer them a hand of comfort.

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