On February 7 the FCCSR family was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Kimberlee Rasmusson. Kimberlee was a student at San Francisco Theological Seminary, and we were her “In care” church. We delighted in her joyful, gentle spirit, and we celebrated with her as she passed each milestone on the path to her new career.
One of the first things many of us remembered when we heard of Kimberlee’s passing was a pair of sermons she preached here in June of 2012. They were mature, thoughtful messages – - not “student sermons” at all. Everyone who heard them knew that Kimberlee had found her true calling. You can listen to them here.
A Memorial Service for Kimberlee will be held in the Stewart Chapel at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo on Friday February 15 at 3 PM. Parking at the Seminary is very limited, so we will be car-pooling from the FCCSR parking lot at 2 PM.
At our worship service on February 10, Richard Walker read the following poem in honor of Kimberlee:
There is a light at the end of the tunnel,
There is a calm at the end of the storm,
There is a rest at the end of the journey,
. . . and a hearth that is welcome and warm.
There’s a star on the top of a mountain
You can touch when the last crag is scaled,
There’s a certain reward for the faithful
At the point where they think they have failed.
There’s a Spring at the end of the Winter,
And behind the black cloud it is blue . . .
There’s a song in the heart of your sorrow
. . . and Happiness waiting for you
by Patience Strong