Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Service

The chapel was quite pretty.  Just simple and elegant.  The flowers were beautiful.  A big basket of multiple colored flowers.  Mom's photo which was scanned from the newspaper engagement announcement from 1962 looked very nice in the large frame with a irovy mat.  Folks started arriving around 1:15pm and the chapel slowly filled then we started promptly at 2pm.  The service went like this ...
  • Welcome and Opening Prayer
  • Scripture Reading: Psalm 23
  • Song: Amazing Grace
  • Reading of Her Obituary
  • Scripture Reading: John 3:16
  • Song:  How Great Thou Art
  • Reading of the Story of Brenda & Byron (See story below)
  • Video Tribute (A copy is below)
  • Benediction
Dr. Kem Olberholtzer did a very nice job with the service.  We laughed and we cried and we paid tribute to a life well lived.