Memorial Service for Gunnar Johanson (Augustana Lutheran Church, Jan

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   October 5, 1924 – December 22, 2004

         Sunday, January 8, 2006 

           Three O’clock p.m.

        Augustana Lutheran Church 

     2100 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

          Washington, DC 20009 

                         THE PREPARATION AND ENTRANCE RITE

Voluntary                  “There is a spirit that delights to do no evil …”                Ned Rorem

    As the bells are rung, the Congregation stands and turns to face the Baptismal Font.
   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

      the source of all mercy and the God of all consolation. 

   Thanks be to God.
    When we were baptized in Christ Jesus, we were baptized into his death. 

    We were buried therefore with him by Baptism into death, 

       that we too might live a new life. 

    For if we have been united with him in death like his, 

       we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 

Entrance Hymn, No. 174 – Stanzas 1-2, 6 unaccompanied, 7-8                          For All the Saints

Salutation and Prayer

    O God of grace and glory, we remember before you today our brother, Gunnar.
    We thank you for giving him to us to know and to love
       as a companion in our pilgrimage on earth.
    In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn.
    Give us your aid, so we may see in death the gate to eternal life,
       that we may continue our course on earth in confidence until, by your call,
       we are reunited with those who have gone before us;
       through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

    The Congregation is seated.

                                 THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Lesson                                                                                 Job 19:23-26
    “O that my words were written down! O that they were inscribed in a book! O that with an iron
    pen and with lead they were engraved on a rock forever! For I know that my Redeemer lives, and
    that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my
    flesh I shall see God.”
Psalm 23, page 225 (Sung to LBW Tone 9, page 291)
   The Congregation stands.
Gradual Hymn, No. 741 (With One Voice) – Stanzas 1-2                              Thy Holy Wings

Holy Gospel                                                                          John 14:25-27

   “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit,
   whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I
   have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the
   world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.

Hymn, No. 741 (With One Voice) – Stanza 3                                         Thy Holy Wings

   The Congregation stands.
Hymn of the Day, No. 474 – Stanza 3 sung unaccompanied            Children of the Heavenly Father

Apostles’ Creed
   I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
   I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
      He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
      He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
      He descended into hell.
      On the third day he rose again.
      He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
      He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
   I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen

Prayers – To each petition the Congregation responds, Hear our prayer.
                              THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
Sharing of Peace
   The peace of Christ be with you always.
   And also with you.

Anthem                                   Day by Day                         Oskar Ahnfelt
   The Congregation stands.
Offertory Hymn, No. 343                                     Guide Me Ever, Great Redeemer

The Great Thanksgiving

Eucharistic Prayer
   Holy God, the Beginning and the End, our Salvation and our Hope,
   we praise you for creating a world of order and beauty.
When we brought on chaos, cruelty, and despair, 

You sent the prophets to proclaim your justice and mercy.

At this end of the ages, your Son Jesus came to bring us your love 

and to heal all the suffering world. 

In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, gave thanks; 

broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:
     Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
     Do this for the remembrance of me.
Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying,
    This cup is the new covenant in my blood,
    shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.
    Do this for the remembrance of me.
For as often as we eat of this bread and drink from this cup,
we proclaim our Lord’s death until he comes.

Remembering, therefore, his life, death, and resurrection,
we await his coming again in righteousness and peace.

Send your Spirit on us and on this bread and wine we share; 

strengthen our faith, increase our hope, 

and bring to birth the justice and joy of your Son. 

Through Him, with Him, in Him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.
The Lord’s Prayer

Agnus Dei – Sung by the Choir                                               Maurice Duruflé
   Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, have mercy upon us;
   grant them eternal rest.

The Distribution of the Blessed Sacrament
   All Christians are invited to come forward to receive the Sacrament. 

   Non-communicants are invited come forward to receive a blessing. 

Anthem                                  Ave verum corpus                      W. A. Mozart
   Hail, True Body, born of the Virgin Mary,
   Who has truly suffered, was sacrificed on the cross for mortals,
   Whose side was pierced, whence flowed water and blood:
   Be for us a foretaste of heaven during our final examining.

Hymn, No. 518 – Stanza 3 sung unaccompanied                                 Beautiful Savior
                                   THE POST-COMMUNION
    The Congregation stands.

Eucharistic Blessing

Post-Communion Prayer
   Almighty God, we thank you that in your great love you have given us a foretaste of your
   heavenly banquet. Grant that this Sacrament may be to us a comfort in affliction and a pledge of
   our inheritance in that kingdom where there is no death, neither sorrow nor crying, but the
   fullness of joy with all your saints; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

  Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant, Gunnar.
  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 God of peace – who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great shepherd
   of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting convenant – make you perfect in every good
   work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight; through Jesus Christ,
   to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen

Hymn, No. 352 – Stanzas 1-2, 7-8                            I Know that My Redeemer Lives!
  The Congregation turns to face the entrance of the church as the Procession passes.

Voluntary                              Finale from Symphony I                          Louis Vierne
           Servants at God’s Altar 

Celebrant and Preacher   The Rev. Dr. Marcia Cox
              Deacon I   TBA
             Deacon II   George Krafthofer
                Lector   Bob Anderson
              Organist   Dr. J. Thomas Mitts
      The Parish Choir
              Thurifer   John Shutt
              Crucifer   TBA
              Acolytes   TBA
                Ushers   TBA
           Altar Guild   Judy Floy, Alice Anderson