"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I
have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of
righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that
day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing."
II Timothy 4:7,8
Ernie Reisinger, one of the influential founding
members of Grace Baptist Church in Carlisle, died Monday, May 31, 2004, of a
heart attack at the age of 84. He has, as he often put it, crossed "that river that has
A memorial service was held
at Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida, June 3rd.
The funeral was held at Grace Baptist Church in Carlisle,
Pennsylvania, June 8th. In accord with Ernie's
wishes Roger Irwin, Bill Wenger, Rev. Tom Ascol and Rev. David Campbell took
part in the service and Rev. Walt Chantry preached.
Ernie's body is buried at the Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle,
Pennsylvania, awaiting the resurrection.
"Now, now look how the holy Pilgrims ride,
Clouds are their Chariots, Angels are their Guide:
Who would not here for him all Hazards run?
That thus provides for His, when this world's done...
Now I saw in my dream, that these two men were in at the Gate; and lo,
as they entered, they were transfigured: and they had raiment put on that
shone like Gold. There were also that met them, with Harps and Crowns,
and gave them to them, the harps to praise withal, and the crowns in token
of honour. Then I heard in my dream, that all the bells in the City
rang again for joy; and that it was said unto them, Enter ye into the Joy
of our Lord. I also heard the men themselves say, that they sang
with a loud voice, saying, Blessing, Honour, Glory, and Power, be to Him
that sitteth upon the Throne, and to the Lamb, for ever and ever."