At Grangewood Methodist Church on Monday morning 11am 16th November 2020
GATHERING IN GOD’S PRESENCE
Light a candle, and take a moment to sit quietly.
You might like to listen to a piece of Music (Suggestion: Nimrod, Edward Elgar)
Some words of comfort
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning” (Lamentations 3v22).
God says: “I will never leave you: I will never abandon you” (Hebrews 13 v5).
Opening Prayer Read this prayer out loud
Loving God, I hold Olive before you ….
I thank you for the good times we shared together.
I hold before you the challenging times.
Be close to me, and to all those people who knew and loved Olive. May we know the peace of your presence today and in the days to come.
I know there are no words I can say at this moment to take away the pain. I come as I am, knowing that you bind us together in love; in this world and the next.
So, take this moment and help me know your presence with me, now and always. Amen
(Hymn – For the beauty of the earth)