Franklin D. Fry, pastor and untiring leader of the church, has died (ELCA press release here). The son of the former President of the Lutheran Church in America, Pastor Fry was a compassionate and dedicated saint of the church. I had the pleasure of working with him a few years ago on a fundraising project at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and I am grateful to have known him.
Rest eternal grant him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him.
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I first met Frank Fry at Lutheran Summer Conference at Silver Bay (NY) maybe 10 years ago. He was teaching a bible study and in his not-so-quiet yet quiet way made the study come alive. One of the few times I have attended a week of a course at Silver Bay when the chance to just relax and hear from God in a different way have been most attractive.
BTW LZ, I suspect I have worked with you in at least one of your previous lives, and look forward to working with you in the future. Happy Thanksgiving to you and the family.
I also met Pastor Franklin D. Fry at Silver Bay in the Bible study he taught. I appreciated his profound understand of scripture AND life, and I appreciated his love of family and his humor. I remember that, in that class, Frank boasted that his new grandson was “Benjamin The Magnificent” and he shared a middle name with “Alexander The Great,” to which I could not resist firing back “and with ‘Attila The Hun’,” to which Frank roared with laughter! Jim Owens
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