Video Sermons

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Les Schmedes Memorial

 

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4 Comments on “Video Sermons”

  1. Nolee Feiock says:

    In the tribute, the speaker said that Mr. Schmedes visited almost every state in the U.S. I’d just like to say that he visited and stayed in my heart from the day I met him and his loving wife, Darlene. My heart breaks from his death. He loved and cared for us all, each in a special way. He never made you feel he was not interested in what you were saying. He made you feel safe and at home in his presence and he always, but always, had a solution to your problem as long as you would take his counseling to heart. I learned so much that I will hold in a very beautiful place in my memories of them. He was such a teacher of “attitude”. My four daughters still catch themselves many years later when they have a bad attitude and say, “Uh oh, better change my attitude…….right, Mr. Schmedes??”

    He was so deeply loved, so highly respected and I look forward to hugging him again in the Kingdom of God. You will be in our tenderest of thoughts, dear, loving Pastor Schmedes. Truly, no matter who follows, you will always be my Pastor!!!!

  2. Marlena Salter says:

    Dear Schmedes-Family,
    Thank you for sharing this memorial service video. I laughed and cried through it. So much that was said I can echo. Mr. with Mrs. Schmedes were so much part of mine and my kids’ life as well. They walked with us through trials and triumphs and late Saturday night way out in the country in deepest winter below 0 wine-and-cheese-parties. They were always REAL. I will keep praying for your family and esp. your mom. I hear from her through my friend Ginny here in Rochester, NY area. Sending my love and thank you again for sharing.
    Marlena Salter

  3. Gerald (Jerry) Williams says:

    I was a member of the Brooklyn/Queens congregation. After recently hearing about Mr. Schemdes passing, I felt something very significant. It was hard to define, but I think I nailed it down. I was not exactly sure of the timeframe of his tenure in Brooklyn but as I watched the memorial it was roughly 1973-1981…approximately. Well I was just 2 years old at the beginning of 1973. So my recollection of this time is sketchy at best. But I do remember a couple of things…that man made me feel good and important! As a 6/7/8 year old, I remember running up to him and speaking with him numerous times and walking away feeling complete. Who could ever know the impact someone could have on a child with just some words, a smile and hug. As I continued to follow the memorial service…Audrey came up, spoke and highlighted one thing…his interaction with the children. THAT WAS ME! I realized I loved that man at that very moment when she said what she said. Because before that…I could barely remember what he looked like. I truly believe God wanted me see this memorial and hear Audrey’s words. What it will mean for me later…I don’t know, but I will cherish the moment. To his wife, sons, daughter and close friends…I send my deepest condolences.

    Sincerely…Son of Frank & Annette Williams…Jerry

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