In Memory of Floyd E. Anderson (Augustana Lutheran Church) by ddn50364





                    5 OCTOBER 1917
                  ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS

                    16 JANUARY 1918
                    MOLINE, ILLINOIS

                    24 MARCH 2005
                   WASHINGTON, D.C.
                          THE PREPARATION AND ENTRANCE RITE

Voluntary                               In Thee Is Gladness                                         J. S. Bach
   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. 377                                                                   Lift High the Cross

Salutation and Prayer

   O Lord God, who hast called us thy servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by
   paths as yet untrodden and through perils unknown: Give us faith to go out with good courage,
   not knowing whither we go, but only that thy hand is leading us and thy love supporting us;
   through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
   The Congregation is seated.

                                   THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Lesson                                                                                    Isaiah 25:6-9
   On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged
   wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. And he will destroy on this
   mountain the shroud that is cast over all peoples, the sheet that is spread over all nations; he will swallow
   up death forever. Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his
   people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this
   is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have
   waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Psalm 23                                Brother James’ Air                               J. L. Macbeth Bain
   Sung by the Choir.

Second Lesson                                                                          2 Corinthians 4:5-12
   For we do not proclaim ourselves; we proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for
   Jesus' sake. For it is the God who said, "Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to
   give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure
   in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come
   from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted,
   but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that
   the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies. For while we live, we are always being given up
   to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus may be made visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at
   work in us, but life in you.

Gradual Hymn, No. 229                                                      A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
   Stanzas 1-2.

Holy Gospel                                                                                    John 6:37-40

   Everything that the Father gives me will come to me, and anyone who comes to me I will never drive
   away; for I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. And
   this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up
   on the last day. This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have
   eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day."

Hymn, No. 229                                                              A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
   Stanzas 3-4.

   The Congregation stands.

Hymn of the Day, No. 756 (With One Voice)                        Lord, You Gave the Great Commission

Nicene Creed
   We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty 

     maker of heaven and earth, of all that, is seen and unseen. 

   We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, 

      eternally begotten of the Father,

      God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, 

      begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. 

      Through him all things were made. 

   For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; 

      by the power of the Holy Spirit 

      he became incarnate from the virgin Mary and was made man. 

   For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; 

      he suffered death and was buried. 

   On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
      he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
   He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
      and his kingdom will have no end.
   We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, 

     who proceeds from the Father and the Son. 

     With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. 

     He has spoken through the prophets. 

   We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. 

   We acknowledge one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins. 

   We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen

   To each petition the Congregation responds, Hear us, Lord.

                              THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
Sharing of Peace
   The peace of Christ be with you always.
   And also with you.

Anthem                                 Hallelujah!                           Ludwig Beethoven
   The Congregation stands.

Offertory Hymn, No. 158                                                  Alleluia, Sing to Jesus

Offertory Prayer
   Merciful Father, We offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us – our
   selves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. Receive them for the sake
   of him who offered himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

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

At the Fraction – Christ Our Passover
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.

Hymn, No. 474                                                        Children of the Heavenly Father
Anthem                             How Firm a Foundation                                arr Alice Parker
Hymn, No. 467                                                             Eternal Father, Strong to Save
Hymn, No. 145                                                                        Thine Is the Glory
   The Congregation stands.

                                THE POST-COMMUNION
Eucharistic Blessing
   The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and keep you in his grace. Amen

Nunc Dimittis
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, Floyd.
  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 

Choral Sentences                     God Be in My Head                                   Walford Davies

   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. 135                                                                             The Strife Is O’er
   The Congregation turns to face the entrance of the church as the Procession passes.

Voluntary                        Toccata from Symphony V                        Charles-Marie Widor
                             Servants at God’s Altar
                     CelebrantThe Rev. Dr. Marcia Cox
                      PreacherThe Rev. Dr. Michael L. Cooper-White
                      Deacon IThe Rev. Karl Greenawald
                     Deacon IIThe Rev. Conrad Braaten
                       LectorsThe Rev. David Berg
                              The Rev. Dr. Arthur Simon
                    Organist Dr. J. Thomas Mitts
           The Parish Choir

                    Thurifer Chuck Holmes 

                    Crucifer Gary Nuss 

               Torchbearers Nicole Wade, Astri Sorenson
                Book Bearer Kathy Garrison
                    Greeters Novella Bradley, Chuck Leath
                      Ushers	 Brian Danaher, Heidi Hanson,
                              Michael Kaiser, Chris Vierling,
                              David Wassum
                 Altar Guild	 Alice Anderson, Carol Vezzetti
                 Pallbearers	 Paul Telleen, Anders Lindquist,
                              James Lewis, Sr., Robert Luoma
                              Greg Roemer, John McKirgan
        Honorary Pallbearers	 Bishop Theodore Schneider 

                              Bishop Emeritus Harold Jansen 

                              The Rev. Dr. Roy Enquist 

                              The Rev. Thomas Knoll 

                              The Rev. Leonel Cruz 

                              The Rev. Emmanuel Grantson 

                              Dr. Richard C. Anderson 

                              The Rev. Amanda Grimmer 

                              The Rev. Dr. Michael Tavella 

Interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Maryland (directions provided).

A reception held at Reformation Lutheran Church, 212 E. Capitol St. (directions
provided), immediately follows the service and interment. All are welcome.

Flowers on the Altar are given to the glory of God, in tribute to Floyd’s daily
commitment to his Lord by his children and grandchildren.

Memorial Gifts in memory of Floyd E. Anderson may be made to:

       The Augustana Congregational Endowment Fund 

       Augustana Lutheran Church 

       2100 New Hampshire Ave., NW

       Washington, D.C. 20009-6507 

           Lutheran Theological Seminary – Gettysburg 

           61 Seminary Ridge Road 

           Gettysburg, PA 17325 

           The Luther Institute 

           226 E. Capitol St. 

           Washington, DC 20003 

           Fellowship Square Foundation 

           560 Herndon Parkway, Suite 340 

           Herndon, VA 20170-5240 

           Augustana College 

           Andrew Olson Memorial Scholarship 

           639 38th Street 

           Rock Island, IL 61201-2296 


The Rev. Dr. Robert Marshall, Bishop Emeritus, Lutheran Church in America:

   “Floyd Anderson was an outstanding example of a man who dedicated the skills and
knowledge of his daily work to the volunteer service of the church.

   Only the bylaw limitation on the terms of office kept him from chairing the finance
committee of the executive council of the LCA perpetually.

    He did this while remaining faithful to his family, his local congregation, the synod and the
institution. Floyd leaves a broad path of service …”

The Rev. Dr. Reuben T. Swanson, Secretary Emeritus, Lutheran Church in America:

  “There was a man – 

      A man devoted to his family 

      A man faithful to his God 

      A man dedicated to his church 

      A man committed to his vocation 

   There was a man – 

       A man pleasing in stature 

       A man congenial in nature 

       A man involved in service 

       A man steeped in patriotism

   There was a man. That man was Floyd E. Anderson. His name became known to me as it
appeared in the Yearbooks of the former Augustana Lutheran Church. His experience and
competence in financial and administrative matters had been recognized with the result that he
was serving on its Board of Finance of which he was chair when that church body joined with
others to form the Lutheran Church in America.

   To his congregation of membership and the national church body to which it belonged (both
known as Augustana Lutheran Church), Floyd was fully dedicated. He affirmed the mission they
shared with words, deeds, and support. He gave guidance to, interpreted, and championed their

    The name, Floyd E. Anderson, became a person, a colleague and friend when we discovered
we were both graduates of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. To it, he was intensely
loyal, faithfully attending and participating in the activities and events sponsored by it, observing
his 65th anniversary if graduation in 2004 by walking with a grandson during the graduation
festivities that year.

    Floyd E. Anderson was a remarkable man.

   His greetings as he met friends and other acquaintances were accompanied by a heart-
warming smile.

  His attention to issues as he participated in meetings caused him to be a sought-after

   His perceptions and insights enabled him to make comments and judgments that facilitated
conclusions and action.

    Floyd E. Anderson was grateful and appreciate of his heritage.

    He recognized with pride what his forebearers had done in founding the Augustana Synod
and Augustana College nearly one hundred and fifty years ago.He cherished the tradition formed
by the stalwart leaders and their followers who established a nationwide Swedish Lutheran
church and a college.He joined in preserving that heritage by investing himself through
membership in and financial support for the Augustana Heritage Association.

   Today, we recognize another legend of the heritage he affirmed. Today, we salute the man
whose being and actions framed that legend.

    There was a man. That man was Floyd E. Anderson – a man devoted to his family, faithful to
his God, dedicated to his church and committee to his vocation.

    Hail and Farewell, Floyd E. Anderson, a legend and a man of God, rest in peace.

    With cherished remembrances and overwhelming gratitude.”
The Rev. Dr. Roy Enquist, Washington National Cathedral:

    “The voice was soft but clear. The last word I heard Floyd say was, “wonderful”. That was
his response, as his days were swiftly drawing to a close, at hearing of a new program to provide
scholarship assistance for children in Lutheran schools in the Holy Land. But what better word is
there than “wonderful” to describe Floyd himself? His giving of himself to others with such
fidelity, consistency, thoughtfulness, and abundance is a gift to us all that continues to work to
bear rich fruit. “I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord.” Psalm 118 declares.
Floyd not only heard that glad word. He lived it. It was a deep personal gift for Mia and me to
have been his friend for these past twenty-five years. The Risen Lord must have loved the whole
Church very much to have given Floyd to us all. “Christ is risen and we have been raised with

The Rev. Leonel Cruz, Pastor, Iglesia Luterana Santa Maria:

    March 25, 2005. It is Maundy Thursday and the church remembers how God loves us. On
this day Floyd has been called to join the saints and to be at the presence of the Lord. We give
thanks. Our God for his life and for allowing us to know him.

   As I look back to those years since I met Floyd and Louise, what I remember most is his
smile and through that smile, I could see a child of God who was loved and wanted to share with
others that love. Indeed, Floyd shared such love with family, friends and with the ministry of the
church. Augustana, Gettysburg Seminary, the Lutheran Home, The Luther Institute, the Latino
ministry at Santa Maria and many more, were some of Floyd’s concerns and ministries.

   I have been blessed by his presence and I thank God for him.

The Rev. David G. Berg, Chaplain, Fellowship Square Foundation, Inc:

    “My first encounter with Floyd and Louise Anderson took place at a dinner for pastors and
spouses in the fall of 1970 at a restaurant on Old Georgetown Road. As I, a newly ordained
pastor from eastern Pennsylvania, sat across from them that Friday evening, I learned that this
quintessential Lutheran couple was the product of a magnificent Swedish Lutheran ethos of the
Midwest from early in the 20th century and that they had arrived in our nation’s capital at a time
when the face of Washington was being changed by the dramatic events of World War II.

   My ministry at Zion, Takoma Park, soon changed as a result of that first memorable meeting.
Hearing that a cadre of volunteers was a seeking a site for the first Meals on Wheels program in
metropolitan Washington and acting on the encouragement and guidance I received from this
couple, Zion opened its kitchen the following June, a kitchen which, since then, has provided
more than a million meals to the elderly and infirm and which continues as an intake hub for
similar programs in the region.

    Floyd Anderson will be known for a long time as one who always provided leadership for
various aspects of the Lutheran culture and the Washington aspects of the Lutheran Church. He
led by example as well as service with clear thing and analytical finesse that could be understood
by large groups of people. He knew and worked with the Rev. Dr. John A, Scherzer in the early
years of Fellowship Square Foundation and expressed pride in and demonstrated leadership for
its housing and chaplaincy programs. As a guiding force in Lutheran Lay Fellowship over
several decades, Floyd always led, always facilitated with ideas that were just beyond the
horizon, but close enough to people to make those ideas reality. While he was honored with the
Luther Institute’s Wittenberg Award a few years back, he never sought personal gain or fame but
always sought to translate the message of Martin Luther and Lutherans into American thought
and action. In accomplishing this, Floyd’s rare combination of analytical thinking and genial
nature stimulated others to appropriate levels of activity.

   I have personally benefited from Floyd Anderson’s abilities to lead, inspire and coach in my
course of ministry. I know that I am one of many. While I am saddened by his loss, I shall
always be inspired by his example.”

The Rev. Dr. E. Harold Jansen, Bishop Emeritus, The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod:

   “One of my first memories of Floyd takes me to one of the Lodges at Mar-Lu-Ridge Bible
Camp when the newly formed Washington, D.C. Synod had just been organized. There were
many questions about proceeding under a new arrangement, the continuation of staff, and the
perennial questions of financing.

   Floyd was an oasis of calm and good hope in the midst of a tumultuous and uncertain
conversation that ebbed and flowed in and out of confusion. Floyd seemed to be right at home,
dealing with issues that had to do with the life and work of his Church, this time it happened to
be with the issues of ministry to youth.

    I can recall many instances, when the finances of one agency or another seemed to have
drifted out the safe zone and good work was being threatened. I cannot recall exactly what steps
Floyd took in each case, or what advice he gave. Actually, from my perspective, I had often only
a vague idea of the details. But when Floyd was present, it was as if someone had finally
managed to focus on the heart of a situation, and the pieces would start to fall into place, and the
situation was cleared, if not always easy to manage.

    In many situations, Floyd’s role was decisive in directing the development of the Fellowship
Square Foundation. Through his participation in the active leadership this Foundation has grown
to be one of the largest affordable housing agencies in the Washington, D.C. area. The
foundation now provides quality housing for the elderly in four impressive buildings, and serves
almost 800 residents.

    For some years as president of the Foundation, Floyd guided the agency through periods of
enormous change in terms of population, changes in federal regulations, and a constantly
evolving set of standards to keep the Fellowship Houses among the best managed in the area.
These past years he has been active as a member of the Finance Committee until this very last
illness. He as expertly informed, but his manner made him known more as a mentor than an
expert, and this meant that many of his colleagues were able to grow in their own capacities.
   His personal faith brought a glow to those around him. When he and Louise would arrive for
a meeting or other event, it was as if a certain credential had been added to the gathering. Their
supportive cheer and strong spirit created an upbeat, hopeful strength to whatever issues were at

   Floyd and Louise faithfully had attended every national gathering of their churches and
became a great resource for local understanding of the broad national policy development.

    The people, staff and leadership of the Fellowship Square Foundation recognize Floyd
Anderson as a man of vision, gentle leadership, and gracious determination to serve. He will be
remembered as a man whose faith in Jesus Christ made every task, great or small, difficult or
routine, a festive response to God’s invitation to ministry.”

                                   Floyd E. Anderson

                      Floyd E. Anderson, 87, a faithful member of Augustana Lutheran
   Church since March 2, 1941 died on March 24, 2005. Floyd was born in Rock Island, IL on
   October 5, 1917; baptized January 16, 1918 at First Lutheran, Moline, IL; and confirmed May
   15, 1932 at St. John’s Lutheran, Rock Island, IL. Floyd married Louise Ruth Anderson of
   Rock Island on April 19, 1941 at St John’s Lutheran, Rock Island.

          He attended Augustana College, Rock Island, and graduated from Illinois Institute of
   Technology in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He did graduate
   work at George Washington University and Penn State University.
        He moved to Washington, DC, in January 1941, accepting an engineering position with
the U.S. Navy, Bureau of Ships under Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the legendary “Father” of
the nuclear navy. During World War II, he designed degaussing systems for Navy and
merchant marine ships. Later he designed electric propulsion, and electric power distribution
systems; and developed low noise electrical equipment for Navy ships, including nuclear
submarines. During his naval career, he received a number of distinguished Navy awards and
honors, including a Presidential Citation from Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 “for outstanding
contribution to greater economy and improvement in government operations”; the Meritorious
Civilian Service Award, Superior Performance, and Superior Achievement Awards. After forty
years, he retired in 1980 as Director of Electric Power Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command,
U.S. Department of Navy, Washington, DC.

            Floyd was active at Augustana Lutheran in many aspects of congregational life
during his 64 years of membership, including church council (member and vice president),
Sunday School Superintendent (25 years), and member of several call committees. He served
as chair of the social ministry committee, finance committee, two capital fund appeals, and the
special gifts committee. He served the synod and national church in various capacities
including the Executive Council of the Lutheran Church in America for 14 years, the finance
committee and constitution committee of the Maryland Synod, the finance committee of the
Metropolitan Washington, DC Synod and finance committees of the New York Conference
and the National Augustana Lutheran Church. He, along with Louise, attended more than 50
Synod and National Church conventions and assemblies. He was board member and treasurer
of the Lutheran Resources Commission, Washington, DC and active in various local
organizations including the Fellowship Square Foundation (president and treasurer), the
Lutheran Lay Fellowship (treasurer), The Luther Institute (board member and treasurer), and
Mar Lu Ridge Conference and Educational Center (board member and treasurer). Floyd was
honored by The Luther Institute receiving both The Luther Award and The Wittenberg Award
in recognition of his years of dedicated service to local and national Lutheran ministries.

           Floyd is survived by his wife, Louise, of 64 years; daughters Sharon (Philip)
Telleen, Barbara (Kirk) Lindquist; brother Richard C. (Ethel) Anderson; grandchildren
Katherine and Paul Telleen and Anders (Kylie) and Britt Lindquist. He was preceded in
death (in 1979) by grandson Lars Anderson Lindquist, 3 months. Floyd is also survived
by a cousin, The Rev. Amanda Grimmer and her husband, The Rev. Dr. Michael Tavello.
Presiding Minister     The Rev. Dr. Marcia Cox             Augustana Lutheran Church
Assisting Ministers    The Rev. Carl Greenawald            Retired Hospital Chaplain
                       The Rev. Conrad Braaten             Church of the Reformation
Preacher               The Rev. Dr. Michael Cooper-White   President,
                                                           Gettysburg Theological Seminary
Organist/Choirmaster   Dr. J. Thomas Mitts
                       The Augustana Parish Choir
Thurifer               Chuck Holmes
Crucifer               Gary Nuss
Torch Bearers          Nicole Wade, Astri Sorenson
Book Bearer            Kathy Garrison
Greeters               Novella Bradley
                       Chuck Leath
Ushers                 Heidi Hansen
                       Michael Kaiser
                       Chris Vierling
                       David Wassum
                       Brian Danaher
Lectors                The Rev. David Berg                 Chaplain, 

                                                           Fellowship Square Foundation 

                       The Rev. Dr. Art Simon              President Emeritus, 

                                                           Bread for the World 

Pallbearers            Paul Telleen
                       Anders Lindquist
                       James Lewis, Sr.
                       Robert Luoma
                       Greg Roemer
                       John McKirgan
Honorary Pallbearers   Bishop Theodore Schneider           Metro Washington DC Synod 

                       Bishop Emeritus E. Harold Jansen    Metro Washington DC Synod 

                       The Rev. Dr. Roy Enquist            Washington National Cathedral 

                       The Rev. Thomas Knoll               First Trinity Lutheran Church 

                       The Rev. Leonel Cruz                Iglesia Luterana Santa Maria 

                       The Rev. Emmanuel Grantson          St. Michael’s Truth, Mitchellville, MD 

                       Dr. Richard C. Anderson             Augustana College, Rock Island, IL 

                       The Rev. Amanda Grimmer             Holy Trinity, Abington, PA 

                       The Rev. Dr. Michael Tavella        Holy Trinity, Abington, PA 

Guest Book             Astri Sorenson, Esther Sorenson
Reception Hosts        Laura Mitchell, Judy Mangubat,      The Luther Institute 

                       Ellie Grantson

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