A Service of Death and Resurrection

for

Nadine Conway Hill

September 17, 1919 - November 13, 2004

Thursday                       November 18, 2004                       10:30 A.M.

 

ORGAN PRELUDE

                                     “Music Box Dances”                   Frank Mills

WORDS of GRACE and GREETING

HYMN                           “Amazing Grace”                    Hymnal 378

                                                                                      verses 1,2,5,6

PRAYER (in Unison)                                             Rev. Glenda Fish                       

    Eternal God, we praise you for the great company of all those who have finished their course in faith and now rest from their labor. We praise you for those dear to us whom we name in our hearts before you. Especially we praise you for Nadine Hill whom you have graciously received into your presence. To all of these, grant your peace.

   Let perpetual light shine upon them; and help us to believe where we have not seen, that your presence may lead us through our years, and bring us at last with them into the joy of your home not made with hands but eternal in the heavens; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

RESPONSIVE READING       Psalm 23              Rev. Glenda Fish

            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.    Amen.     

 

SCRIPTURE READING     Psalm 91:1-12                    Amy Tausk

A FAMILY TRIBUTE            by Nadine’s sons: Art, Ron and Rich

SCRIPTURE READING     Romans 8:34-39                 Lori Wilson

SPECIAL MUSIC      “Lara’s Theme” from Dr. Zhivago        Rich Hill

GOSPEL READING          John 14:1-4                         Deanna Hill

*HYMN                        “Here I Am, Lord”                   Hymnal 593                       

MEDITATION                                                  Dr. Thomas Harmon

NAMING and WITNESS

      Family and friends are invited to briefly voice their thank-

       fulness to God for the grace they have received in the life

       of Nadine Hill and her Christian faith and joy.

PRAYER of COMMENDATION and THANKSGIVING

THE LORD’S PRAYER  (in Unison)                            Hymnal 895           

DUET                           “On Eagle’s Wings”                      M. Joncas

                             Julie Zimmermann & Heidi Hill

*DISMISSAL with  BLESSING                                                                 

*BENEDICTION                                                          POSTLUDE

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                                                 Pastors:

                                    Dr. Thomas C. Harmon                                                             

                                         Rev. Glenda Fish

                                        Organist: John Cina

First United Methodist Church                                La Grange, Illinois