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Marty Hancer, Beloved Pastor

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Raised by 104 people in 6 months
Created October 5, 2018
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Love like Jesus!!

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Marty Hancer, Beloved Pastor

         Trinity Lutheran Church, Princeton, MN

         Emmanuel Lutheran Church, North Hollywood, CA

We would like to show our appreciation to Laurie, Amanda, and Megan for sharing their husband and father so generously by setting up this Go Fund Me campaign to help with the following:

·       medical expenses

·       end of life costs  

·       transitioning to life without Pastor Marty.

Marty was called to Trinity Lutheran Church and was an extraordinary Pastor for the congregation and anchor for the community for 18 years.  The tributes to Marty from Minnesota loved ones demonstrate deep and lifelong relationships and care. 

During his call at Trinity, Marty connected with congregants of all ages, and he loved being with the kids (especially middle school kids!)  His caring for kids was evident with a wildly successful youth ministry.  Marty's commitment to his Call to Trinity was truly special in both impact and duration.

Marty Hancer came to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Laurel Hall School and Early Childhood Center from Minnesota two short years ago.  In the short time Marty served as our pastor, he filled our community with love and joy…. and we love him right back.

He loved visiting the ECC and Laurel Hall campus and was a visible leader every day during morning kid drop off.  His warm smile, wave, and presence let everyone know that they were loved and their children were home at Laurel Hall school.

When diagnosed with cancer, Marty remained astonishingly positive, constantly reminding us that God is good and God’s got it! He liked to say he was making lemonade out of lemons. And he did.

Marty showed us how to live.  When he was called home, he showed us how to leave this place with grace and strength.  On his terms. 

Let’s give back to the Hancer family as they begin to navigate this new life.




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An absence today.....

With Principal Jay away for the day, the "big" school car line drop off was a turn into the parking lot and.... with both Marty and Jay absent.... a form of silence with a weight set on my heart. Jay has been there each day and I didn't realize how I'd come to depend on Jay for that brief moment of connection. Today the reminder of Pastor Marty's loss stoked the simmering grief with surprising speed.

We miss you, Marty.

Thank you, Principal Jay. Your presence and simple wave have provided relief and continuity that I didn't completely know I was receiving.

Love like Jesus!
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Minneapolis memorial service on Friday, October 12 at 2:00 pm.

Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
5025 Knox Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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A beautiful day. Difficult and uplifting in parallel.
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Laurel Hall student body and many parents gathered today for a special school chapel.

Listening to little ones call out the "things that Marty loved" included.....

"Pastor Marty loved God!", "He loved his family!", "He loved the Vikings!!!" "He loved to fish!!", "He loved us all."

Please join us for the memorial service at Emmanuel at 1:00PM this Sunday 10/7.

Minnesota People!!! Please feel the love from our congregation to yours.

The Hancer family has announced that there will be a Minneapolis memorial service on Friday, October 12 at 2:00 pm.

Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
5025 Knox Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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