Mid-Week Lenten Worship Wednesdays at 6:30pm
The Pastor will preach a sermon series on the ten stages of grief as set forth by Granger Westberg in his book entitled “Good Grief.” Any loss causes grief, and all will suffer through the process of grieving. The loss of employment, the death of a beloved pet, failing to achieve a goal, being denied access to opportunities or promotions, mental or physical decline, no longer being able to drive, no longer being able to live at home, a broken relationship, loneliness, or the loss of a loved one to death causes grief in a person’s life. Understanding the stages of grief and God’s loving support through each stage is essential for a disciple to move through the stages faithfully. Also, this understanding will empower a disciple to help others experience God’s loving support in their grief. Please plan to join us each Wednesday for this important message.
Stage One: We are in a state of shock.
Stage Two: We Express Emotion.
Stage Three: We feel depressed and very lonely
State Four: We may experience physical symptoms of distress
Stage Five: We may become panicky
Stage Six: We feel a sense of guilt about the loss
Stage Seven: We are filled with anger and resentment
Stage Eight: We resist returning
Stage Nine: Gradually hope comes through
Stage Ten: We struggle to affirm reality