Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Elder Stan Bishop

A few weeks ago I met a teacher colleague of Stan's in the hospital. "Nobody," he said, "Has an ill thing to say about him." Just today I met a former student of Stan's, now a small businessman in the Village of Malverne. "He was one of the best teachers I ever had. He was hard and strict, but fair and made learning fun." In retirement, Stan taught an intensive survey of the Bible course at Community Presbyterian. One of his students in that course returned from a Mediterranean cruise psyched to tell Stan all about the places they studied. As his pastor I always considered Stan a true colleague in ministry, and a leader a guide to the congregation on how to live the life of faith.

Here are the details of the various services and ways we are remembering Stan's presence among him and celebrating his resurrection healing:

Malverne Memorial Service:
Saturday, November 21 @ 2:30 pm. Time for visiting to follow.

Stan Bishop Memorial Fund
Community Presbyterian has established a special memorial fund to honor Stan's ministry in our midst. The fund will be split between the Long Island Council of Churches Food Pantry & a special project at the church.

Doylestown PA Committal Service
Stan is being buried in his family's plot in the Mennonite Cemetery in Doylestown, PA. The service will be at 2:00 pm.

Pick up I-78 west to US 202. Follow 202 Southwest through NJ, cross the Delaware River and continue into Doylestown. Take Business 202 (State Street) into Doylestown. Turn right onto Main Street, and then left onto Broad Street. Follow to cemetery (approx. where Broad Street intersects 611)

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