May 14 2018
I hope that as you read this story today that it will cause you to pause and pray for peace over this family. On March 11, Nancy Cantrell was in her place on that week’s praise team. The next day she heads out to Alabama for her niece’s wedding. She didn’t quite make it there before she was having a full on heart attack. She was able to pull over, and get help to the hospital. The next several weeks would be times of prayer for her to live and pull through the next episode of events. These events not only included dealing with the heart attack, but amputation of her foot. She was stable and looking good. Saturday morning, May 5, I get a text saying she is not breathing on her own. She went from stable to crashing in just a few hours. On Monday, May 7, Nancy Cantrell left this earthly body to be in the presence of Jesus. I believe she is singing and dancing in a place we call heaven. She is with her son that died a year and half ago. She is truly free.
She came to Wedgwood several years ago. She has not only blessed this congregation with her vocal expertise and the heart to connect to the songs, but she taught vocal lessons to others, was a friend to others, and walked through the halls of Wedgwood proud to be a part of this family.
These last couple of months have just been bizarre, and yet there is a legacy of honoring the Lord left with us that we will have the joy of continuing to experience.
As I said at the beginning of this blog, please pray for her sister and brother. She will be greatly missed.
We will be holding a memorial service here soon. Details will be posted.
It has been said that we only have one life to live. Only what is lived for Christ will last. Nancy’s legacy is a living example of that.
This week we will be taking Lord’s Supper at the end of the service. We begin with a baptism. The choir and I will sing a fun and worshipful song about dwelling in the house of the Lord titled, “Let me Dwell”. We go back many years to a Wedgwood favorite “Because He Lives” into a newer favorite “No Longer Slaves”. Meghan Hayden will sing a Sara Groves song that I believe will bring you to the throne called “He’s Always Been Faithful”. We worship in song during the response time before we take the elements with a traditional hymn titled “Great is Thy Faithfulness”.
Okay, see you Sunday!