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
THE WORD OF GRACE
HYMN * UMH #347
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
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”
Dismissal with Blessing
*As you are able - Please stand to Praise God