January 28, 1953 - October 31, 2018
January 28, 1953 - October 31, 2018
Remembering Pastor Dave
We follow the example he set for us: being the best disciples we can be, loving each other well, and choosing joy. Profoundly missed by his family, his friends, and the people of the churches that he served: Harmony Grove Lutheran Church, Creekside, PA, Grove Chapel Lutheran Church, Indiana PA, and (the former) Christus Victor Lutheran Church, Manassas, VA.

"Once in Every Whipstitch"
Once in every whipstitch our Pastor Dave would say,
You meet a special someone who will take your hand,
And lead you to devoted faith each and every day.
Pastor was that dedicated man,
Teaching life's lessons in his own meaningful way.

Always a joyous man singing praises of each day,
Whether it be cloudy, sunny, or a touch of gray.
A sampling of home-made bread with a snip-it of good will,
And Pastor was ready to face life with more than extraordinary zeal!
A personality as robust as red carnations, yet as bright as a yellow rose,
His view of life was indeed extra beautiful in all of those.

A touch of goldenrod, clusters of field daisies, and freshly perked coffee,
Harken back to West Virginia childhood days.
A Pastor whose hearty laugh rings on,
Forever echoing so near in our hearts.

A man of God, a man of simplicity.
Oh but to know he was sent to heaven on an eagle's wing,
Comforts us with both peace and love."

Poem by Noele Battick Knickle, a member of Harmony Grove Lutheran Church. Used with permission.
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PostedOctober 31, 2019