The Wondering Eagle mourns the tragic loss of Jeff Sorvik who was the Church Multiplication Catalyst in the Evangelical Free Church of America. This blog mourns with the denomination.
“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”
Hillary Stanton Zunin
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15 NIV
This afternoon Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) President Kevin Kompolian sent out an email that informed the denomination of a tragic loss. Jeff Sorvik who planted Anchor Point Community Church in Duluth, Minnesota lost his life in a fire. He left behind his wife, three children and extended family. At the time of his death Jeff worked as the Church Multiplication Catalyst for the EFCA. You can read Jeff’s obituary in the Duluth News Tribune. Anchor Point has this statement on its webpage as well.
According to Kevin Kompolian there is a Memorial Service this Thursday February 9, 2017 at Duluth Vineyard Church. Also a fund has been set up to help the family out. If you feel led can I encourage you to help this family out that is in distress. I lifted the details from Kevin’s email and have them posted below.
The memorial service for Jeff is scheduled for Thursday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. (CST) at Duluth Vineyard Church (1533 W. Arrowhead Rd., Duluth, MN, 55811). Cards and condolences can be sent to the Sorvik family at Anchor Point Community Church (5202 Colorado St., Duluth, MN, 55804).
In addition, a fund has been set up for the family at North Shore Bank of Commerce. Checks can be made out to the “Sorvik Family Fund” and sent to: North Shore Bank of Commerce, Woodland Branch, 17 E. Calvary Rd., Duluth, MN 55803.
As I close this brief post let me state that The Wondering Eagle expresses its deepest remorse to the EFCA for its profound loss. This blog also expresses remorse to Jeff’s family and the community of Anchor Point Community Church. Scripture says we are to weep with those who weep. And this blog will weep for the Sorvik family. However, let us remember as Christians we also have a hope. A hope of a world where there is no pain and no suffering. We will see Jeff again when that time comes. Right now the words he is probably hearing is “well done my good and faithful servant…” We will see Jeff again. To those who are in pain, grief and mourning I am profoundly sorry for your loss.