It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the death on the 23rd May 2012, peacefully at the Alexandra Unit, Dumfries Infirmary, of our minister Rev. Gordon M.A. Savage M.A. B.D., Maxwelltown Manse, Laurieknowe, Dumfries, dearly loved husband of Mairi, loved father of David and Alasdair amd dear brother of Campbell.
The funeral service took place at Maxwelltown West Church on Wednesday 30th May with burial thereafter at New Abbey Churchyard. There was a retiring collection for MacMillan Nurses at the service in memory of Gordon.
My Dear friends in Max West,
It was a year ago, on Palm Sunday 2011, that I was asked to step in to Max West on the departure of Rev. Colin Sutherland. The passage of time has not made the Ministry situation any clearer. Our prime care and concern is for the health and wellbeing of Gordon and we continue to hold him and all the family in our most ardent prayers. Our next care is for the wellbeing of the congregation and the life of the church here.
Mathia Church, our Faithshare Partners, is sending two people to visit us soon. They are keen to meet as many church and community people as possible, exchange ideas and learn about each other. We look forward to welcoming back John Njeru Karuoya who visited us in 2009 and who spoke to the church on Christmas Eve by the live link.
This two day relay event will be kicked off at 11am on Saturday 30th June with the highlight of the event, the Candle of Hope ceremony, held just after dusk on Saturday night, when lighted candle bags will be set out around the track. These Candles of Hope bags will have special messages written on them in memory or in celebration of loved ones. Bags will be available on Sundays from J Smith, myself or from any team member.