In Loving Memory of
Keith Killian 18th June 1945 ~ 14th December 2010
The funeral service conducted By Pastor Andrew Fisher From Wellspring Victory Church, Bolnuevo Thursday 16th December 2010 At 12noon
ORDER OF SERVICE ~ MUSIC IN MEMORY OF KEITH Al Martino - Spanish Eyes ~ WELCOME ~ OPENING PRAYER
We have come here today To remember before God our brother Keith To give thanks for his life. To commend him to God our merciful redeemer and judge; To commit his body to be cremated, And to comfort one another in our grief. God of all consolation, your Son Jesus Christ was moved to tears at the grave of Lazarus his friend. Look with compassion on your children in their loss, give to troubled hearts the light of hope and strengthen in us the gift of faith, in Jesus Christ our Lord.
GOSPEL READING John 5 Vs 24-27 I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man. PRAYERS All: Lord, we come into your presence to remember Keith and to seek your comfort, for we know that nothing can separate us from your love and that you support us in our sorrow. We are sure that the souls of the righteous are with you and that nothing can harm them. Although they have died they are in peace. Give us your strength to rejoice that you have taken Keith to be with yourself where he shall no more be in need. May we find life and peace and perfect joy with him in your presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen All: God of mercy, we acknowledge that we are all sinners. We turn from the wrong that we have thought and said and done, and are mindful of all that we have failed to do. For the sake of Jesus, who died for us, forgive us for all that is past, and help us to live each day in the light of Christ our Lord. Amen.
GOSPEL READING Romans 8 Vs 38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ READING FROM SCRIPTURE Psalm 23 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. AMEN ~ MUSIC IN MEMORY OF KEITH Willie Nelson ~ You Were Always on My Mind
PEOM What is a Dad?
A dad is one of life's best gifts, Someone to treasure all life through, He's caring and loving, Thoughtful and true, Someone who is always a special part of your life, Someone who holds a prime place in your heart, He's a mentor, a confident and also a friend, Someone on whose love you can depend. A dad always has your best interests at heart, He's someone so dear and so good, He's a blessing, he's a gift, He's a treasure like no other, He's someone that is truly wonderful. Wherever you go, and whatever you do, A dadâ€™s love will always see you through, A dad is truly invaluable, Indispensable and unforgettable. We wouldn't want anyone but you, And that's why we're so grateful, that life picked you for us.
A PERSONAL TRIBUTE AND M Silent
MUSIC IN MEMORY OF KEITH Night
POEM You Never Said Iâ€™m Leaving
You never said "I'm leaving" You never said goodbye You were gone before we knew it, And only God knew why A million times we needed you, A million times we cried If Love alone could have saved you, You never would have died In Life we loved you dearly In death we love you still In our hearts you hold a place, That no one could ever fill It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn't go alone For part of us went with you, The day God took you home.
THE LORDS PRAYER
All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this 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, for ever and ever. Amen.
Let us commend Keith to the mercy of God, Our maker and redeemer. God our creator and redeemer, by your power Christ conquered death and entered into glory. Confident of his victory and claiming his promises, we entrust Keith to your mercy in the name of Jesus our Lord, who died and is alive and reigns with you, now and forever. Amen.
COMMITTAL The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great goodness. As a father is tender towards his children, so is the Lord tender to those that love him. For he knows of what we are made; he remembers that we are but dust. Our days are like the grass; we flourish like a flower of the field; when the wind goes over it, it is gone and its place will know it no more. But the merciful goodness of the Lord endures for ever and ever towards those that love him and his righteousness upon their children's children.
We have entrusted our brother Keith to Godâ€™s mercy, and we now, commit his body to be cremated: earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust: in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our frail bodies that they may be conformed to his glorious body, who died, was buried, and rose again for us. To him be glory for ever. Amen.
THE BLESSING May God give you his comfort and his peace, his light and his joy, in this world and the next; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
EXIT MUSIC Les Miserables ~ Bring Him Home
Donations In Memory of Keith May be given to the C.A.F.E. (Community Ambulance Fund Espana) ~ The family would like to invite you back to their home following the service
Service Sheets Designed & Printed by The English Funeral Director,Tony Smith.Tel: 650 631 719