Celebrating Sissie

Love And Go On

 You can shed tears that she is gone

or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come  back

or you can open your eyes and see all  she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her

or you can be full of the love you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

or you can be happy for tomorrow because of  yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone

or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

or you can do what she’d want:

Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

 

Commemorative Celebration Of Life for Our Sister in Christ  Tricia “Sissie” Kurtanick

November 13, 2016

GATHERING

THE WORD OF GRACE

GREETING

 

HYMN *                                                       UMH #347

     "Spirit Song”

 

PRAYER *

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.

PSALM 130 *

Out of the depths I cry unto thee, O Lord!
Lord, hear my cry.
Let thine ears be attentive
   to the voice of my supplication.
If thou, Lord, should mark iniquities,
   Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with thee,
   that thou may be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
   and in his word do I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
   more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord!
   For with the Lord is great mercy.
With him is plenteous redemption,
   and he will redeem Israel from all their sins.

HEARING OF THE WORD

 

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING                                  PAGE 1815                

 Ephesians 1:15 –23; 2:1–10                            

 

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                          UMH 367

     "He Touched Me”

 

PSALM                           23                                          UMH 137                                

                          

 

GOSPEL                                                                          page 1644

Luke 24:13-35                                                  

 

MESSAGE :                               

 

WITNESS:  Pastor, family, friends, and members of the congregation may briefly voice their thankfulness to God for the grace they have received in the life of Tricia/Sissie and their Christian faith and joy.     

 

Affirmation of Faith

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING                                     UMH   13

 Hymn of Dedication *                                            UMH 377

   " It Is Well With My Soul”

COMMITTAL

 Dismissal with Blessing

 

*As you are able - Please stand to Praise God

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