"A Morning With Earl Palmer" January 21, 2023

In Loving Memory of

Earl Frank Palmer

November 26, 1931 - April 25, 2023

A message from Shirley Palmer, Earl's wife of 65 years
Dear Friends of Earl Palmer Ministries,

      On Thursday, May 4, our family gathered at the graveside for Earl at a small cemetery on Whidbey Island. It was a place on the bluff in midst of fir trees looking out to sea and above our favorite walk along the beach at Ebey’s Landing. It was a beautiful time filled with the Joy that Earl represented and to feel the belovedness that he bestowed to all as we grieved the loss of his presence among us. Now we look forward to the Memorial Service at University Presbyterian Church scheduled for June 24 at 11 a.m. to celebrate his life and to say “a life well lived, good and faithful servant.”

    Earl was indeed a man who gave his mind and heart to respond with his very being to do what he felt was the call from the Lord – to be a teacher of the Gospel. He never stopped searching the scriptures for understanding so that he could present the words in a way that people could discover for themselves what it meant to be a Christian. What I experienced over the years was that Earl did “his job” and then with full confidence he let the Lord do the rest to bring people into a journey of faith. For me, personally, it was Earl’s study from the book of Romans that had a huge impact on my own life during my days as an undergraduate at the University of Washington. He helped me to be a “thinking believer.” We used to have long discussions regularly as we talked about how we might address the challenges of the time in which we lived as Christians – he always assured me that the good would prevail… I miss him. I encourage you to read the full obituary written by our son,  Jon.
We invite you to a service of celebration and remembrance for Pastor Emeritus Earl F. Palmer that will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 11:00 am at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington and online via livestream.

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