In Loving Memory of Campbell Dunsmore McCulloch 17th June 1932 ~ 29th June 2011
The funeral service conducted by Rev. Len Eaton M.B.E. on Saturday, July 2nd 2011 at 11am
ORDER OF SERVICE ~ WELCOME: By Rev. Len Eaton M.B.E. ~ M: We meet in the name of Jesus Christ, who died and was raised to the glory of God the Father. Glory and mercy be with you. All: And also with you M. We look not to the things that are seen, but to the things that are unseen; For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. Today we come together to remember before God our brother Campbell To give thanks for his life and to comfort one another in our grief. OPENING PRAYER M Father in heaven, we thank you because you made us in your own image, and gave us gifts in body, mind and spirit. We thank you now for Campbell and for what he meant for each of us. And we honour his memory, make us more that you are; the one from whom comes every perfect gift, including the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. All: Amen PSALM 130 Vs 1-5 All: Out of the depths have I called you, O Lord. Lord hear my Voice - O let your ears consider well: The voice of my supplication. If you Lord should note what we do wrong; who then O Lord could stand? But there is forgiveness with you: so that you shall be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits for him: and in his word is my hope.
PSALM 23 Vs 1-6 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall want nothing He makes me lie down in green pastures, and leads me beside the waters of peace; he renews life within me, and for his nameâ€™s sake guides me in the right path. Even though I walk through a valley dark as death I fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy staff and thy crook are my comfort. Thou spreadest a table for me in the sight of my enemies; thou hast richly bathed my head with oil, and my cups runs over. Goodness and love unfailing, these will follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. Glory to the Father and to the Son: And to the Holy Spirit, As it was in the beginning is now: And shall be forever. Amen THE READING ISAIAH 40, Vs.6b-8 M: All mankind is grass; they last no longer than a flower of the field. The grass withers. The flower fades, when the breath of the Lord blows upon them, the grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God endures for evermore. This is the word of the Lord All: Thanks be to God GOSPEL READING M: Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John 5, Vs. 24-27 All: Glory to you, O Lord M In very truth, anyone who gives heed to what I say and put his trust in him who sent me, has hold of eternal life, and does not come up for judgement, but has already passed from death to life. In truth, in very truth I tell you, a time is coming, indeed it is already here, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and all who hear shall come to life. For as the Father has life-giving power in himself, so has the Son by the Fatherâ€™s gift. As Son of Man, he has also been giving the right to pass judgement. This is the gospel of the Lord. All: Praise to you, O Christ
HYMN Abide With Me Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day; Earth’s joys grow dim; its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not, abide with me. I need Thy presence every passing hour. What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power? Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me. I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless; Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness. Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory? I triumph still, if Thou abide with me. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies. Heaven’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee; In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me. Amen
POEM Footprints One night I dreamed I was walking Along the beach with the Lord, Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints. Other times there was only one. This bothered me because I noticed During the low periods of my life when I was Suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints. So I said to the Lord, “You promised me, Lord, that if I followed you, You would walk with me always. But I noticed during the most trying periods Of my life there has only been One set of prints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, Have you not been there for me? The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints It was then that I carried you.”
A PERSONAL TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF CAMPBELL ~ MUSIC IN MEMORY OF CAMPBELL ~ HYMN Amazing Grace Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see. 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed. Through many dangers, toils and snares, We have already come; 'Tis grace hath brought us safe thus far, And grace will lead us home. When we've been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We've no less days to sing God's praise Than when we'd first begun. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see. M: Father in heaven, we give you thanks for your servant Campbell. We praise you as we recollect his life and cherish his memory. We bless you that in bearing your image he has brought light to our lives.
For we have seen; In his friendship - reflections of your compassion, In his integrity - demonstrations of your goodness, In his faithfulness - glimpses of your eternal love, Grant to each of us, beloved and bereft, the grace to follow his good example. So that we with him may come to your everlasting kingdom; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who died and rose again and opened the gate of glory, to whom be praise for all eternity. All: Amen M:
Let us declare our faith in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ:
All; Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures; He was buried; He was raised to life on the third day in accordance with the scriptures; afterwards he appeared to his followers, and to all the apostles: This we have received, and this we believe. Amen M: Almighty God, in your great love you crafted us by your hand and breathed life into us by your Spirit. Although we became a rebellious people, you did not abandon us to our sin. In your tender mercy you sent your Son to restore in us your image. In obedience to your will he gave up his life for us, bearing in his body our sins on the cross. By your mighty power you raised him from the grave and exalted him to the throne of glory. Rejoicing in his victory and trusting in your promise to make alive all who turn to Christ, we recommend Campbell to your mercy and we join with all your faithful people and the whole company of heaven in one unending song of praise: Glory and wisdom and honour be to our God forever and ever. All: Amen
Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us.
All: 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 to 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, the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. M: We have entrusted our brother Campbell to Godâ€™s merciful keeping and now we commit his body for cremation. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died, was buried, and rose again for us, to him be glory forever and ever. Almighty God, grant that we, with all those who have believed in you, may be united in the full knowledge of your love and the unclouded vision of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. All: Amen THE BLESSING M: The Lord bless you and watch over you, The Lord make his face shine upon you And be gracious to you. The lord look kindly upon you And give you peace; And the blessing of God almighty + The father, the son, and the holy sprit, Be among you and remain with you always All: Amen All are welcome to join the family at The Archers Bar. Donation in Memory of Campbell may be given to The Family Church in Largs, Scotland for work to help the Poor