Memorials and Services

Remembrance Service for Ralph Gerhardt
September 24, 2001 7:00pm
Prelude Anthony Romaniuk
Opening Prayer Pastor J. Elise Brown
Congressional Hymn, #465, Evening and Morning
Isaiah 40:1-8, 29-31 Robin McKenna
Prayer for Hope Pastor J. Elise Brown
Psalm 46 Charlie Lehoczky
Congregational Hymn, #731, Precious Lord, Take My Hand
John 11:21-27 Christine Czulewicz
Hans J. Gerhardt
Christine Czulewicz
Michael Minus
Randy Daniels
Prayer for God's Presence for All Pastor J. Elise Brown
Prayer of St. Francis
Benediction Pastor J. Elise Brown
What A Wonderful World Anthony Romaniuk

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

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is discord, union;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy,

Grant that we may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Prayer for Hope

With God there is no such thing as a hopeless situation. We pray that God would bring hope to all, that we might see that God's love is stronger than any evil and Jesus' blood more powerful than any foe.

Prayer for God's Presence for All

In the midst even of this terrible tragedy, Jesus calls us to a higher level of living. Yes, we care called to pray for our enemies and those who would do us harm. We pray for those who espouse hatred rather than love. We pray for those whose anger burns so deeply they cannot see God's love. We pray that God would touch the lives of those who would do such unspeakable evil that they too might understand the love of God.

 


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