Memorials and Services

In Celebration and Thanksgiving for the Life of
Ralph Gerhardt
June 6, 1967-September 11, 2001


October 1, 2001
St. Alban's Episcopal Church
Mount St. Alban Washington, DC


The Burial of the Dead: Rite II
Page numbers refer to the red Book of Common Prayer

Prelude: Faith of our fathers! living still
How great thou art
Hymn tune St. Catherine
Swedish Folk Melody/Stuart K. Hine
Opening Antiphons p. 491
Collect for Ralph Gerhardt p. 493
Hymn: 671 Amazing grace! how sweet the sound New Britain
The Lessons
Isaiah 40:1-8, 29-31
read by Tina Fritch
Psalm 46 read by Catherine Johnston
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved,
and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea;
Though its waters rage and foam,
and though the mountains tremble at its tumult.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her;
she shall not be overthrown;
God shall help her at the break of day.
The nations make much ado, and the kingdoms are shaken;
God has spoken, and the earth shall melt away.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Come now and look upon the works of the LORD,
what awesome things he has done on earth.
It is he who makes war to cease in all the world;
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear,
and burns the shields with fire.
I John 3:1-2 read by Susan Iris
Psalm 23 King James Version read by Andria Krug
The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul;
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his Name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
John 11:21-27 read by Christine Czulewicz
Stephan Gerhardt
Hymn: Make me a channel of your peace Sebastian Temple
The Prayers
People: Hear us, Lord.
p. 497
Meditation: What a wonderful world as sung by Louis Armstrong
The Commendation p. 499
The Blessing
The Dismissal
Postlude: Fugue in E-flat Major, "St. Anne" J. S. Bach
The Reverend J. Carlyle Gill

Sonya Subbayya Sutton

Ralph with his godson, Nicholas Lehoczky
September 5, 2001
Summer 2001"He Lived to Live"
Stephan Gerhardt

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