A personal note, the day before this message a dear friend, of practically everyone in our church, died suddenly of a heart attack. It was a very difficult day. Bill was going to be leading the music and singing so there were a couple of songs sung that were there because of him. It was an incredibly powerful, moving, yet sad, emotional, and still hopeful time. I've included a bit extra from surrounding the message time (more than usual) for the sake of those who couldn't be with us yesterday. Please bear with the speaker as he attempts to start the message.