- 61 years old
- Date of birth: Oct 14, 1950
- Place of birth:
Ogallala, Nebraska, United States
- Date of passing: Feb 21, 2012
- Place of passing:
San Mateo, California, United States
|Loving husband, devoted father, faithful servant of God|
Thank you to all of the friends and family who have surround us with love, support, and prayer during this very difficult year.
"Having fond memories of you."
"To the Harms Family,
I have so many fond memories of not only Pastor Sid but all of you and the thoughts and memories just make me smile. So many examples set by you of a Christ centered family that are just too numerous to write. I alway tell the children in my family that when they have a memory of someone who is passed on and acknowledge it that it's like ringing a door bell and that person pauses up in heaven, peeks over their heavenly balcony and smiles in acknowledgment.....but only for a brief moment since they are having so much fun singing and dancing and praising God. Ding Dong Pastor Sid!"
"Dear Christine and Family,
Our family continues to remember you in our prayers. May the love, grace, peace and comfort of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ rule in your hearts.
Tala and Lillie Sailele"
"It's now been 3 yrs since you've been gone. We know you are with the Father, but we sure miss you here in earth. Your sense of humor, your wisdom. Thanks or a life well lived. - The Wilkerson's"
"Remembering Pastor Sid, Sis. Christine, children, and all others impacted by the lives of Pastor Sid and Christine.
We love you and remember you.
Your family at ALCF."
"Praying for the Harms family! Pastor Sid, your love lives on through them."
"Love you Pastor Sid!!"
"Thinking of Pastor Sid and his warm, welcoming smile, Christine, and the Harms family this day. We miss you all! Praying that the Lord is a Lamp and a Light to the family and friends."
"Oh, Pastor Sid. We miss you so! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you (your memorial picture is pinned to my "Spiritual Hall of Fame Board" at my desk, right up there with Joni and Euji.) I still experience the impact of your legacy on our daily family life and ministry. And dear Christine, just last night we were watching the 49er vs. Rams game. I was wondering who you'd root for -- Ah, but I'm kind of afraid to know :-/ Love you both dearly and always!"
"Always will remember my dear brother. I miss talking with him because no one else shared Bridgewater memories.
"We miss you, Sid! We miss Chris, too! Thinking of you & your family. Prayers for strength and comfort. Miss those wonderful Couples Night Outs! :)"
"Pastor Sid when you came to ALCF you showed us how marriage should be when God is in it. The love you showed for Christine was example for all married men to follow. I always remember your story of Rindercella and sisty uglers (Cinderella and her ugly sisters). Looking forward to the day we will meet again in heaven."
"I miss my brother, but cherish his memory and his life. What a wonderful person he was, who lives on in his terrific children and grandchildren!"
"We continue to lift up prayers for the Harms family. May you all be growing in love with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ more and more each day."
"Remembering Pastor Sid, Christine, and all the Harms' family & friends in my prayers. Thank-you LORD for sharing him with us."
"I sure hope Pastor Sid is at the gate when I get to glory - I would like to ask St Peter to reserve him for me - he will have already met with everyone in heaven and I know he will be a comforter as he was to so many of us - He not only touched marrieds - he touched everyone who God brought into contact with him - He was there for me when I needed to see Jesus!!"
"Happy (earthly 63rd) Birthday Pastor Sid. I know you are making Gos smile in Heaven."
"Sorry, I didn't know he had passed. 2nd cousins. Hadn't seen him since we were in high school. Arthur Harms was my dad he was cousins with Herb. Pray that you and your family are doing better.
"We miss you so much Pastor Sid... It will never be the same without you. Your words of wisdom frequently ring in my ears...You left such a faithful legacy for us to follow..."
"WE miss you each and every day, as your wisdom, guidance, caring, compassion and smile, reminds us that God is truly in charge, as the Holy Spirit working in you and Christine, keeps us on Christ's path. There has never been anyone who could show such strength & joy each day in spite of the challenges God sent to you and your family. You were and are a Blessing unequaled by anyone else."
"Not a day goes by that Eddie and I don't think of and miss you dearly. We've known many pastors, but few impact our daily parenting, marriage and ministry as you. You didn't just teach about faith, endurance, marriage & family - you faithfully walked and lived it out. Your life and love was your greatest legacy and we miss you so much. Thank you Harms family for sharing him with us!"
"It has been a difficult year, mourning the loss of Pastor Sid. Much worse for Christine and family, of course, but hardly a few weeks go by when we don't remember SOMETHING beautiful about him, as our mentor & trusted friend. We think of him & about our friendship with both Pastor Sid and Christine often, and miss our fellowship very much. He will always lovingly remain in our hearts."
"Aram & I miss you, brother, very much. You mean a lot to us in the way you modeled following Jesus through very hard circumstances and still joking around and caring about your family and us and others! That still impresses Aram! Also we enjoyed many Couples Night Outs with you and we still do! A wonderful night of music for Valentine's Day was last Sat . Night!!! Hugs!"
"Dear Sid - We so missed our annual birthday celebration with you this year. We have had many nice dinners with Christine since you left but we never know where to sit in the restaurant without you there to guide us ;o). Your brithday celebration this year must have been the best ever, celebrating in the presence of the King. We love you and miss you dear friend. ~ Dan and Rebecca"
"Yvette and I attended the couples night out at ALCF last night. The marriage ministry is vibrant and going strong. As for me personally, Sydney James your legacy lives on in my heart and also in my home. Thank you for being in our lives and our marriage.
Leslie and Yvette"
praying with & for you. appreciate your updates in email!
sherra & aram"
"Thinking of Sid brings smiles and a feeling of gratitude. What a funny, bright & insightful man! Remembering his Marriage Apps, and the wonderful way he would look at you Christine - he was truly smitten! God's blessings to you and your whole family. Love from Wiley & me."
"Happy Birthday, Sid! Your life is a constant inspiration to Aram & I, ever since we met at MBBS in Fresno! You & Chris have modeled Jesus' joy and love with each other, your kids, and grandkidlets, too! (as Lorraine Loewen would say. :) ) We enjoyed the Couples Night Out last night @ ALCF and a man at our table (Jon & Beth) mentioned missing you & Chris. We agreed! Munroes = great!"
"As your family remembers the day of your birth and the years they got to spend it with you, Sid, you're having a spectacular celebration in heaven AND you know the answer to one of my life-long questions:
"Do they have cake in heaven?" With love and prayers!"
"I thank God every day for bringing Pastor Sid and Christine into our lives. His smile, his wise words, his love of God and his family, were an inspiration to me. His concern for others when he himself was struggling, was such an inspiration to me. Christine, your constant smile and tenderness for everyone around you, would light up any heart. God's Grace always visible in both of you. Love"
"Thinking of Pastor Sid brings smiles. He always had a joke to make us laugh. Miss him. Praying for Christine & family. May they have smiles as they remember him as well."
"The very thought of Pastor Sid and Christine brings a big smile to my face! And what a perfect day to reflect on his life. Thank you to the entire family for sharing him with us!"
"I can still see your ever smiling face in church. I miss you, Sid."
"Pastor Sid was such a gentle person and easy to get to know, confortable to be around. I loved the way he eased right into our hearts with no effort. God allowed our paths to cross on this journey and I'm grateful."
"Today was Couple's Night Out at church; I was all choked up, remembering how perfectly, and beautifully Pastor Sid and Christine used to create the most wonderful evenings for us, with the most inspirational and heart-felt messages related to Marriage. We deeply and dearly miss this incredible couple, and very sweet friends. May God continue to hold Christine gently in His powerful arms"
"Pastor Sid's was an amazing guy. I thank God that I had the opportunity to hear him speak over the past few years. I know that his words will be an inspiration to me for years to come. He was brave, strong, joyful and kind in the midst of all that he was going through. I see Pastor Sid's life in this verse; 2 Cor 3:18. Blessings"
"In the Fireproof Bible Study we were just saying before your "graduation" that your marriage to Chris was the model for Aram & I to respect and admire and learn from. We love you both and appreciate all the Couple's Night Outs & Retreats. We especially liked the Mark Gungor video. It helped our son & daughter-in-law too. Hi to Stan H!"
"At your funeral on Saturday, I couldn’t help but realize that a life well-lived under God not only brought down my tears, but it inspired in me such a great hope. Rest well, Pastor Sid. I’ll see you when I get home."
"What a privilege it's been to be part of the ALCF family with you, Pastor Sid and Christine! We wish we could have had many more years with Pastor Sid here in person. Your love and faithfulness to the Lord will live on through the many families you've blessed and built up! We're praying for you, Christine and the rest of the family. You have a family in Christ here with you."
"'The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: 'When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth...' 2 Sam. 23:3-4
This is how I saw Pastor Sid... With love, Larra Olson"
"No words... no words... we are so deeply grieved and saddened. For now I will just post what I wrote to friends in e-mail when I was asking for Prayer Requests for Christine and the Harms family. I told them that Pastor Sid was a life well-lived; a godly example well-presented. I said that Pastor Sid "fought the good fight", as God answered one his prayer requests and allowed him to "fi"
"I remember growing up with Sid at Grandmama’s house and later attending several seminary classes together. Sid has had a tremendous, godly impact on the lives of many people. Praise God! Sue and I wish blessings on the family. Our prayers are with you.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4"
"Thank you so much all the precious moments. You were fundamental in our beginnings in the faith and were our first role models as husband and wife, father and mother, what it means to be a family of love in Christ. Thank you for your wisdom and making yourselves available. We continue with the foundation you have laid in our lives. Love, blessing and prayers. Steffie, Roger, Zoe, Joelle"
"Pastor Sid, While I did not know you well, I knew your spirit! It is a great spirit; I say is because it lives on in Christ. You've always shown the love of Christ through humor and a great spirit. I pray that others will grasp that same spirit that's spoken of in 1Jn.3:24; you've exemplified His example so well. Peace in Christ until we see you again!"
"We have been so very blessed by the love and friendship shared by Pastor Sid and Christine - a love so exemplary, a friendship so inspirational. We hope to follow your example as you have followed Christ.Thank you and may God bless and comfort you at this time and beyond. Christine, thanks for being a mom to us all. Your ministry means a lot to us and we will keep lifting you up in prayer."
"Pastor Sid & Christine we will always remember your visit to our home when you stood at the door ringing the bell more than once. While we were waiting with anticipation for your arrival our senses were dulled to the fact you had already arrived. God has received Pastor Sid into his house now, and He was waiting at the door for him to arrive."
"Christine, you and your family are very much in my thoughts and prayers today. I can imagine the stories and tears that will abound! Our family appreciated Sid so much when he took the time to come to San Diego when my brother, Ken, died. And, while the miles separated us as adults, I cherish the memories of a younger Sid and the farm as he rallied the cousins into all sorts of mischief!"
"How well I remember Sid growing up in Hillsboro, Kansas and Christine's family is well-known to us as we grew up in the same church. We extend our sympathy to you, Christine and your family. I just want you to know that i went to Salem Home this morning and spent time in the chapel with your father, Harold Jost. We shared memories and then I prayed with him. Betty (Friesen) Seibel"
"Pastor Sid, I miss you so much already! You had a way with words that would just drive the message home with such humor and simplicity. Your warmth and compassion was evident in the way you ministered. I always looked forward to the CNOs and I know it will definitely not be the same without you. Christine and family, you are in our prayers. We love you!"
"In Sid and Christine's first pastorate in Tulsa, OK, I was an eager 18 year old believer. Sid was an enthusiastic Christ follower that inspired me to do the same. I am so grateful for the impact of Sid's life on mine and for his many years of faithful ministry and marriage. What a great example! Our hearts go out to the wonderful Harms family during this very difficult time."
"Dear Christine and the Harms family, we wanted to extend our deepest condolences to you. Pastor Sid was a Godly man as we witnessed his love for God and couples during one of the Couples Night Out we attended. We pray God will comfort and strengthen you during the days and weeks to come. I thank God for Pastor Sid's legacy he left. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Love Kim & Clifford"
"A few weeks ago I visited with Sid on the phone, he was concerned about his loving wife Christine, who had been so faithful to him ! He wanted to be here for his children and grand children and wanted to preach again ! Lord granted his desire for one more sermon ! Well Sid, you finished well, you taught us so much about life and death ! My Love and Prayers to his wonderful family !"
"I pray that one day I will have a marriage as beautiful, serving and Christ-centered as yours! What an example you and Christine are for all of us! Thank you for every sacrifice you made for the body of Christ! We miss you so much Pastor Sid!"
"Oh Pastor Sid! How I begged The Lord to give us more of you! To let us have you a little longer! But I know it is selfish - you are with HIM now! I cannot wait to see you again! I always was touched by your fatherly concern for me. I will never forget when you opened Eph 6:10-14 and told me "Raechel, 'after you have done everything, stand. Stand firm!" I am standing Pastor Sid!"
"Pastor Sid, you baptized me and taught me so much. I will always cherish your inspired messages. Even though it may not have always seemed like I was paying much attention from that front pew at North Park Church, I always heard you. Your lessons will stay with me forever. To the Harms family, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. The photos on this site are beautiful!"
"We will miss you so much Pastor Sid! Thank you and Christine for your encouragement, inspiration and example for a God-centered marriage, for parenting wisdom, for laughs, for CNO, MTO, endless memories, love, support. We love you. See you in heaven!"
"Sid is one of those people whose presence in my life was so important, that I feel certain the whole world is deprived in his absence. And if he impacted everyone he knew at least as much as he did me, then I know the world is poorer without him."
"I Love You, Sid. Your Couples Night Out's really inspired my wife and I. I look forward to seeing you in Heaven."
"It's brother's like Pastor Sid that cause me to love Jesus and want to go to heaven. He is truly one of God's beloved, as are you, his family."
"When I watched, my cousin, Pastor Sid preaching on YouTube, I was so blessed. Indeed, he finished well, just too soon! As I was regretting the time and distance that separated our families, I was reminded that we'll have plenty of time in heaven to renew our acquaintance. Thank you, Chris, for yours and Sid's kindness to my folks over the years. My prayers are with you!"
"Uncle Sid, I wish so much that I were able to have just one more conversation with you...Both you and Aunt Chris are so special to me and to my family. We will miss you with all our hearts. Love you!"
"Pastor Sid, I will remember the infectious smile. The warmness of your personality. Most of all, the LIGHT OF JEDUS shinning through, in everthing you did. Heaven is rejoicing!!! My heart is saying Amen. Pastor is with The King."
"Dear Harms Family,
Our condolences go out to you. My daughter and I met Pastor Sid at a meet & greet and he was so warm, kind, and funny! We never forgot him, and we always remembered him in our prayers. We are sad that we will not see him anymore on this side, but we rejoice in knowing that some day we will forever worship the LORD alongside him."
"Christine & Family, Sid's legacy will go down in history as a champion "Ambassador for Christ" and a "Hall of Famer" in the medical field in an amazing attempt to overcome cancer. Sid has been an excellent role model for all to follow. May the Lord continue to comfort your family as we celebrate Sid's life. II Cor. 1:3,4 Dale/Loretta Harms (Uncle & Aunt)"
"Dear family of Pastor Sid, Although I was not a part of the marriage group, I had spoken to Pastor Sid about my children one day on a meet and great after service - he treated me as if we were old friends He was such a profoundly discerning man - such a gentle man of God - what he shared with me will always encourage me and has given me a softer heart because I heard him preach and care."
"Many years ago, you showed up in Eugene and my life was never the same. As a young believer, Sid and your entire family had an amazing impact on my life. Sid's life help to guide my steps and walk with the Lord. As a result, I have served in youth ministry for 25 years, have a D.Min and am an adjunct professor at Fresno Pacific. He is in Jesus presence now, and I am forever grateful."
"Even though I did not know Pastor Sid that well, the few times that I did see him preach, he always brought a smile to my soul. He was funny to the very last day in which he gave the congregation on update on his health a couple of weeks before leaving us. He was still joking and putting smiles on everyone's face. I pray for Christine and his family, he will be deeply missed."
"Sid spoke at our Grandma Harms' 80th birthday, in 1980, and I clearly remember the passage he presented about our Christian heritage and that we could count on a God that is the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank you, Sid and Christine, for continuing what our grandparents and parents taught and believed. Love and prayers."
"and for those of us who are still here, what a joy it was to know such an awesome man & father & pastor! Christine, Matt & Sarah, Dan & Tia, Julia & Ralf and Phil & Darby... our love and prayers are going up for you all and your babies. May our Heavenly Father hold you all up and tightly in His glorious arms and give you the peace and comfort that you need right now. We love you."
"To our dear friends, Sid & Christine. The times and the laughter we have shared are memories that are forever in our hearts. While not as often as we would have liked, each time is so very precious to us. I wonder who Sid will tell the silly jokes with in Heaven, maybe Paul? awww I bet it will be Peter! We look forward to the day we can all laugh together again. We love you both."
"Our church has been enormously blessed by the season God gave us with this giant of a man. Christine, you and Sid have shown yourselves to be the "real deal" and Steve and I will always be grateful to Father for sending you to us."
"From; Larry & Linda we are looking forward to one day walking down the the streets of Gold to visit you & sister Christine's Mansions and you to our Mansions in the Heavenly Community, and maybe talk about the IMATE Corp. Or Cinderzella. Continuing in Praise of our GOD. We LOVE YOU BOTH ALWAYS!!!"
"We'll miss you Pastor Sid. Thank you (& Christine) for being there for us both BEFORE our marriage & then AFTER. You two are truly soldiers in ministry, giving people your all, sharing from your heart, your vulnerabilities, so that others can glean and grow. Thanks SO MUCH for your ministry esp in a culture where failing marriages & infidelity seems to be the norm, you both appeared strong"
"You will be forever in our hearts you had such a great impact on our family and a true blessing. You showed how husbands are supose to love their wives. We love you Pastor Sid and morn your passing but celibrate that you are now with our loving father. You have touched so many lives with your brite light. May GOD's peace be with Christine and Family and all of pastor Sid's friends"
"my husband david and i r and will forever b blessed by the impact u n pastor sid had/have on our lives....... when we lived there he guided us through some of the toughest times in the beginning of our marrige as well as preped us to b married... as the tears flow they r tears of sadness for the passing of such a great light of CHRIST but also in celebration of that light..blessed always"
"Thank You Heavenly Father for allowing us the privilege of having Pastor Sid in our lives. He was truly a blessing and an example of faith to the Body and to all he came in contact with. Our prayers are with Sis. Christine and the family."
"You were a true Pastor Of The Word OF God and a Good Friend to Myself and my Wife before we got married and when we said our vows when you Married us on 09-01-2007: You Will Always Be God's Ever Refreshing Torch Of God's Love. You Will Always Shine Forever, We Love You Pastor Sid Harms and Thank You For Being Who You Are A True Man Of God.
From Mark Andrew Palmer."
"That you was part of God's Wonderful Beautiful Plan On What God Wants For His Church. God Bless You Pastor Sid Harms you will be missed, but I know for sure that you are smiling, and a beaming glow of light coming through you as you are facing GOD AND OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. A True Angel Of Light. We Will Miss You Pastor Sid Harms. Our Prayers are going up to you Pastor Sid Harms."
"All this shows is how much you cared and loved what you did by what you have done by HIS GIFTS to you Pastor Sid Harms. As Today We All Celebrate a life who gave his all and fought a good fight. You received great accomplishments who gave His Life To This Church Of ALCF. You Pastor Sid Harms who we all are remembering today."
"The Wisdom, The Guidance, The Loving Concern, The Encouragement, means so much. To try new things that helped Couples to have a Life Of Compassion To Love Your Partner That Two Hearts Become One. And to Fear God to be a Godly Husband to his Wife and Children; Your Dedication and your caring ways to help Couples to have a Stronger Home."
"To Pastor Sid Harms:
God has truly blessed you Pastor Sid Harms:
With inique talents and abilities, God has given you HIS Loving Heart what a truly a beautiful gift to have it is a extremely warm-hearted with a Passion that cannot be over-matched by no one. Your Positive Attitude, Your Willingness to Serve the LORD OUR GOD."
"2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
When I think of this verse I think of Pastor Sid Harms. Faithful and in service to Christ to the end of the race. Well done good and faithful servant. You are loved and missed. Christine and family you are in our prayers."
"I don't know you... but I perceive ALCF is a place where peoples' lives are being transformed... I am glad for what your part in that... I wish the best for the flock which you tended out of your love and zeal for Jesus... since we all suffer together, I am sorry for any suffering I have brought to you or your flock. God be with your family & flock."
"I will always remember you from the Book of Galatians 5:22. Thank you so much for your words of wisdom and encouragement, and prayers during my difficult moments; and your wonderful story of “Cinderfella” from the couple’s night Sweet-Heart Banquet 2008 and you talked about *The sweet smell of love –Pepé Le Pew* Smiles"
"How can we [Gary & I] forget "Cinderfella" and the CNO dinners and your creativity? But more than that we remember and appreciate the text messages and breakfast dates and the encouragement you provided us over the years. You were a true brother in Christ to us. We'll see you again, Pastor Sid - and will be supporting you [Christine] and the family however we can. We love you guys!"
"Thank you for your families joy- teachings- touch-care-example- I have a smile when thinking of you Pastor Sid you gave us humor!!!"
"Pastor Sid, I will cherish the couples nite out times with you & Christine. You both were & are an inspiration to me. Loved how simply you expressed the important points of marriage. I am constantly reminded to fix myself when I think my husband needs a fixin! Will always remember your wonderful story of Cinderfella (can hear it in my head). My heart & prayers are with Christine & family."
"pastor sid you be miss and you were such nice person and you in heaven now danceing for joy and laughing to and you are seeing jesus"
"Thank you so much for sharing so much of your husband, your father with us. I can't help but smile when I think of the marvelous grace of God who allowed the two of you to spend his last week with the ALCF family. Pastor Sid's life (and yours Christine) is a testimony of what true faith and faithfulness looks like. Heaven was always Pastor Sid's destiny. Praying for and with you."
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