A Celebration of the Life of Constance “Connie” Curran
March 13, 1956 – October 30, 2022
Wednesday, March 22, 1:00 pm — Trinity United Methodist Church
GATHERING MUSIC: Bound for the Promised Land, Arr. By Charlie Miller; Pauline Olsen and Donna Grubbs
WELCOME: Rev. Desi Larson
THE CALL TO CELEBRATION
Leader: Friends, we have come here together to give thanks to God for Connie Curran and to celebrate her entry into life eternal.
People: We have come to share in the joy that the memories of Connie revive in our hearts, making her real within us.
Leader: We have also come to share our loneliness and sorrow because we love and miss Connie.
People: We have come to affirm our faith, to proclaim that life is more powerful than death, and that faith overcomes all fear.
Leader: And so we rejoice and give thanks.
People: For we know that nothing can separate us from the love of God, which is ours in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Leader: In the light of resurrection, let us worship God, the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of our lives.
People: Blessed be the Lord our God, forever!
OPENING PRAYER: THE SERENITY PRAYER, p. 459
HYMN 145: Morning Has Broken, as written
SCRIPTURE READING: John 14:1-4, 18-19, 25-27
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Rev. Desi Larson
SPECIAL MUSIC: Wonderful Day, Wonderful Life, MiaTanya Curran
SHARING, FAMILY REMEMBRANCES
HYMN 378: Amazing Grace, vs 1, 4, 6
PRAYER OF COMMENDATION
THE LORD’S PRAYER, UM Hymnal p. 10-11
Leader: Christ went before us in death, as has our loved one, Connie, showing us the way into eternal life.
People: We give thanks for the good life we have shared with Connie, and rejoice that she fully knows the peace and joy of life eternal.
Leader: God has given, and God has received Connie whom God has loved.
People: We are thankful for all the good days that we shared.
Leader: May God our Creator, Jesus our Companion and Lord, and the Holy Spirit our Sustainer fortify in us every good deed and word.
People: May the grace of Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with us now and always. Amen.
POSTLUDE: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, From the Wizard of OZ; by Harold Arlen, Pauline Olsen