Remembering AJ

Last weekend we learned that a former camper and counselor, AJ (Aharon) Klum, died unexpectedly and far too young.  He was a full counselor in 1993.

While it was deeply sad for all who knew and loved him, the outpouring of love and support both for AJ and for our ECC family was significant. We remembered AJ during an event at ECC on Saturday. A celebration of Holy Eucharist took place in the barn.  Rick Rapp offered a remembrance of AJ, and I offered a homily.

There were many who wanted to be there to celebrate AJ’s life and were unable to, so we wanted to make audio tracks available for those folks. The first track is Rick’s offering of his beautiful and emotional words about AJ. The second track – a little harder to hear – is my homily.


The ECC Prayer

Almighty God, you have so linked our lives with one another that all we do effects, for good or ill, all other lives; deliver us from the service of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in truth and beauty and for the common good; for the sake of Him who came among us as one who serves, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen