Celebration of Life: Forrest Rice

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Order of Worship
Saturday, June 25 at 11:00 am

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Gathering Music
Chris Garofalo, Director of Music Ministry

Sonata No. 8, Pathetique, Op. 13: Adagio cantabile
by Ludwig van Beethoven

Public Domain

Welcome & Word of Grace
Rev. Hannah Hwa-Young Chong, Pastor

Morning Has Broken
United Methodist Hymnal #145

Verse 1
Morning has broken, like the first morning;
blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing fresh from the Word!

Verse 2
Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven,
like the first dew fall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

Verse 3
Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning
born of the one light Eden saw play!
Praise with elation, praise every morning,
God’s re-creation of the new day!

Opening Prayer
Loving God
Rev. Fabiola Grandon-Mayer
Prairie North District Superintendent

from the work of Marilyn McEntyre

The Lord Is My Shepherd
by Terrance Colopy, arranged by Keith S. Kalemba
Community Singers • Chris Garofalo, Director • Joline Bastounes, Piano

© 2010 World Library Publications

Come Lord Jesus
Fran Rice, Spouse

from the work of Marilyn McEntyre

Dave Hollander, Friend
Reading from Forrest Rice’s Bible (RSV)

Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved, he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel  will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

Rev. James Waugh
Retired UM Pastor & Friend from School

John 14:1-4, 18-19, 25-27 (NRSV)

14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way where I am going.”

18 “I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while, and the world will see me no more, but you will see me; because I live, you will live also.

25 “These things I have spoken to you, while I am still with you. 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Declare Your Maker’s Praise
arranged by Lloyd Larson
Community Singers • Chris Garofalo, Director • Joline Bastounes, Piano

© 1986 BMG VM Music, Ltd

Rev. Sharon Rice, Daughter

Heavenly God
Laurie Ben, Sister

from the work of Marilyn McEntyre

Hymn of Promise
United Methodist Hymnal #707

Verse 1
In the bulb there is a flower;
in the seed, an apple tree;
in cocoons, a hidden promise:
butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter
there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

Verse 2
There’s a song in every silence,
seeking word and melody;
there’s a dawn in every darkness
bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future;
what it holds, a mystery,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

Verse 3
In our end is our beginning;
in our time, infinity;
in our doubt there is believing;
in our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection;
at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season,
something God alone can see.

Prayer of Thanksgiving & The Lord’s Prayer
Pastor Hannah

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Pastor Hannah

My Life Flows On (How Can I Keep from Singing)
The Faith We Sing #2212

Verse 1
My life flows on in endless song,
above earth’s lamentation.
I hear the clear, though far-off hymn
that hails a new creation.

No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that Rock I’m clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth,
how can I keep from singing?

Verse 2
Through all the tumult and the strife,
I hear that music ringing.
It finds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?


Verse 3

What though my joys and comforts die?
I know my Savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.


Verse 4

The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart,
a fountain ever springing!
All things are mine since I am his!
How can I keep from singing?


Pastor Hannah

The Valley of Bells
by Maurice Ravel 

Public Domain

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