Ruth Mathis Memorial

Ruth Mathis Memorial

Mill Plain UMC
May 11, 2024
Ruth Mathis Memorial

Mill Plain UMC

Ruth Mathis Memorial

 May 11th ,2024


Pre-service                                       Rotating Slides


Words of Grace

Opening Prayer

Pastor:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And also with you.

Pastor:  Let us pray:

People:  O God, who gave us birth, you are ever more ready to hear than we are to pray.

You know our needs before we ask, and our ignorance in asking.

Give to us now your grace, that as we shrink before the mystery of death, we may see the light of eternity.

Speak to us once more your solemn message of life and of death.  Help us to live as those who are prepared to die.  And when our days here are accomplished, enable us to die as those who go forth to live, so that living or dying, our life may be in you, and that nothing in life or in death will be able to separate us from your great love in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Amen.

Hymn                                                 Hymn of Promise  #707     


Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;

he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.

I John 3:1-4

See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

Hymn                                     Amazing Grace sung by  Stephanie Bivins

Sermon                                 Ruth’s Hymn

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Clergy Song


Solo                                       It Is Well, sung by daughter Linda


God of us all, your love never ends.

When all else fails, you still are God.

We pray to you for one another in our need, and for all, anywhere, who mourn with us this day.

To  those who doubt, give light;

to those who are weak, strength;

to all who have sinned, mercy,

to all who sorrow, your peace.

Keep true in us the love with which we hold one another.

In all our ways we trust you.

And to you, with your church on earth and in heaven, we offer honor and glory, now and for ever.  Amen.

Let us join now in the responsive Lord’s Prayer led by Peter Fulwell who comes to us in a recorded version.

Hymn                                     Lord’s Prayer Call and Responce

Hymn                                     God of the women


Now may the God of Peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do God’s will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever.  Amen.

Post-service                                     Rotating Slides