Keeping In Touch

Letters of thanks

Thank You to my church family at Shenandoah - your love, prayers and words of encouragement have helped us all be "steadfast" during my cancer ordeal!  Praise the Lord for His answer to prayer!  ~ Sheila & Bob Jones

To The Shenandoah Family and Friends:

When Pastor Mark was on Malta on Sunday April 23 I was scheduled to share the sermons from the Shenandoah Pulpit in his absence. I knew nothing about the special greetings I was given in response to the fact that April 23 was also the Eightieth (80th) Anniversary of my birthday.

This note is to thank you all for the way you gave such honor to my family and to me on that occasion. The many personal greetings, the personal cards and letters presented in mass - through the mail and in person, have been most encouraging and inspiriting. To my knowledge I have completed reading, with delight and rejoicing, every one of them.

The presentation of the financial gifts in my honor to our Roanoke Valley Christian Schools, Camp Eagle and our World Missions Movement have been so very encouraging. And there was also your congregational singing of “Happy Birthday” which was a marvelous expression of your musical ability.

I quickly add that I know I am so undeserving of all such love and attention - but I surely enjoyed and appreciated it. THANK YOU ALL.

The Alderman family is greatly blessed by you all, and for the nearly 47 years you have shared your lives and friendship with us.

With My Love, Prayers, and Gratitude,

Bob Alderman

My brother (John Wilkes) died of cancer on June 16.  I have received numerous cards from many people, some I don’t even know very well.  Then the phone calls came, what a blessing!  It is so comforting to have such a loving supporting church family!  The day of the funeral, the prayers that were said with me in the funeral room lifted my burdens.  The church family has been a such tremendous blessing.  There was additional support from my HomeGroup, the Wednesday morning Bible Study and my LifeGroup.  Thank you for bearing my burdens, you have brought me to a humble state of thankfulness.  Words cannot express the love you have given to me and will not be easily forgotten.  - Patsy Johnson

To our church family, thank you so very much for each expression of sympathy that you showed us during the recent loss of our loved one, Kennith Grimes.  There are no words to express our appreciation for all you did for us.  Your prayers, visits to the funeral home, the funeral, flowers, food, cards and each act of condolence you offered to the family.  We love each of you dearly and pray for you often.  May God bless and be with you in a very special way. - Martha Grimes & family

I would like to thank the Shenandoah Family for your love & support in the last two years for David.  Thank you for your many prayers, cards, calls, visits and food.  Thanks to all who prepared the delicious luncheon after the funeral.  It's a blessing to be part of a caring church family. - Iva Smith

Dear Friends, Thank you again for your recent participation in the Baby Bottle Campaign benefiting Blue Ridge Women's Center.  Your gift of $3,025.71 makes it possible for us to continue our commitment to provide our clients with free and confidential support services. - Blue Ridge Women's Center

So very grateful for all the ways you've been there for me to help make things easier. - Gaynelle Wakely

Dear Church Family,  What a blessing it is to be a part of this church family.  Mike and I both want to thank you for the many prayers on our behalf.  For all the cards, calls and visits.  Each one meant so much to both of us.  We do thank our God for every remembrance of each of you. - Mike & Janey Hightower and family


Birth Announcements

Cooper Brayden Creech - July 30
Grandson of Darrell & Barbara Shepherd
Great-grandson of Sylvia Owens 

Evelyn Jane Ragan - July 18
Daughter of Jon & Rebekah

Henry Anthony Hart - June 30
Grandson of Dave & Dona Hart

Lucas Scott Apjok - May 8
Son of Scott & Ashley

Olivia Rae Hart - April 25
Granddaughter of Dave & Dona Hart

Church Family Deaths

Dewey Mitchell - August 23
Husband of Juanita Mitchell
Father of Diane Merritt

Fleet Browning - August 18
Husband of Dorothy Browning

Jay Greenawalt - August 11
Father of Rachel Keller (Maynard)

Lois McConnell - August 11
Mother of Denise Bailey (Mike)

Daniel Webb - August 7
Nephew of Eric Gutierrez (Jen)

Trina Clark - July 30
Niece of Don Assaid (Ruth Ann)

Tammy McBride - July 26
Daughter of Carlos Showalter

John Wilkes - June 13
Brother of Patsy Johnson

Mark Wright - June 8
Husband of Robin Wright

Frank Gutierrez - June 8
Grandfather of Eric Gutierrez (Jen)

Ray Owens - June 5
Husband of Sylvia Owens
Step-father of Barbara Shepherd (Darrell)

Ruth Lemon - May 6
Long-time SBC member

Richard Lee - May 1
Brother of Darleen Hobbs