Memorial Service Bulletin for Jim Krieg

Saturday May 1, 2021 at 11am (Central Time).

A Memorial Service will be held online for Jim on Saturday May 1 at 11am (Central Time). You will find the service broadcast on the Holy Communion homepage, and on our Youtube, and Facebook pages.


The service begins with several minutes of preludes from the Holy Communion music archives.

Ashokan Farewell composed by Jay Unger
Eliana Haig, viola: Alex Stefaniak, piano

Opening Anthem    The Rector welcome the congregation and reads the opening anthem.

I am resurrection and I am life says the Lord.
Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last will stand upon the earth;
and though worms destroy this body,
yet in my flesh shall I see God,
whom I shall see and my eyes behold,
who is my friend and not a stranger.
We do not live to ourselves,
and we do not die to ourselves.
If we live, we live to the Lord,
and if we die, we die to the Lord;
so then, whether we live or die,
we belong to the Lord.
Happy from now on are those who die in the Lord!
So it is, says the Spirit, for they rest from their labor.


The Presider leads the response and prays the collect.

Presider The Lord be with you.
People And also with you.
Presider Let us pray.

O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of your servant; Jim, and grant him an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Opening Hymn

Lift Every Voice and Sing Hymnal #69 I Come to the Garden Alone

The Liturgy of the Word

A reading from the book of Isaiah (Isaiah 61:1-3)

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
    because the Lord has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,
    to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
    and release to the prisoners;
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
    and the day of vengeance of our God;
    to comfort all who mourn;
to provide for those who mourn in Zion—
    to give them a garland instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the Lord, to display his glory.

Reader:  The word of the Lord.
People:  Thanks be to God.

Psalm 42:1-7

the congregation is invited to read the psalm together in unison

As the deer longs for the water-brooks,
so longs my soul for you, O God.

My soul is athirst for God, athirst for the living God;
when shall I come to appear before the presence of God?

My tears have been my food day and night,
while all day long they say to me,
Where now is your God?”

I pour out my soul when I think on these things;
how I went with the multitude and led them into the house of God,

With the voice of praise and thanksgiving,
among those who keep holy-day.

Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul?
and why are you so disquieted within me?

Put your trust in God;
for I will yet give thanks to him,
who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

The Gospel

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John
Glory to you, Lord Christ.

Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. And where I go you know, and the way you know.”

Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”

The Gospel of our Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Christ.

Homily  The Rev. Mike Angell

The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord be with you
And also with you
Let us pray

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 trespasses,
     as we forgive those
         who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
     but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
     and the power, and the glory,
     for ever and ever. Amen.

The Prayers of the People

The people respond to each petition with Hear us, Lord.

For our brother Jim, let us pray to our Lord Jesus Christ who said, “I am Resurrection and I am Life.” 

Lord, you consoled Martha and Mary in their distress; draw near to us who mourn for Jim, and dry the tears of those who weep.
Hear us, Lord.

You wept at the grave of Lazarus, your friend; comfort us in our sorrow.
Hear us, Lord.

You raised the dead to life; give to our brother eternal life.
Hear us, Lord.

You promised paradise to the thief who repented; bring our brother to the joys of heaven.
Hear us, Lord.

Our brother was washed in Baptism and anointed with the Holy Spirit; give him fellowship with all your saints.
Hear us, Lord.

He was nourished with your Body and Blood; grant him a place at the table in your heavenly kingdom.
Hear us, Lord.

Comfort us in our sorrows at the death of our brother; let our faith be our consolation, and eternal life our hope.   Silence.

Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to you our brother Jim, who was reborn by water and the Spirit in Holy Baptism. Grant that his death may recall to us your victory over death, and be an occasion for us to renew our trust in your Father’s love. Give us, we pray, the faith to follow where you have led the way; and where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, to the age of ages. Amen.

The Peace

The peace of Christ be always with you.
And also with you.

Welcome and Announcements

The Commendation

Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.

You only are immortal, the creator and maker of humankind; and we are mortal, formed of the earth, and to earth shall we return.  For so did you ordain when you created me, saying, “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” All of us go down to the dust; yet even at the grave we make our song: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Give rest, O Christ, to your servant with your saints,
where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Jim. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

The Blessing

The peace of God, which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always.  Amen.

Hymnal 1982 #490 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

The Dismissal

Let us go forth in the name of Christ.
Thanks be to God.

Service Leaders
Preacher and Officiant: The Rev. Mike Angell
Assisting: The Rev. Marc Smith
Deacon: The Rev. Chester Hines
Lector: Karen Sterbenz
Guest Musicians: Eliana Haig, Alex Stefaniak, the Rev. Brooke Myers, Bria Jones
Director of Music: Mary Chapman