Septuagesima, Don Gerlach RIP, King Charles I

We celebrated Septuagesima with a sung MP with the Communion of the Pre-sanctified gifts while also having a external solemnity of Saint Charles Stuart, King and Martyr. We are blessed to be a small mission of God loving individuals and a choir that honors Him and the martyrs of the church. Our job on this earth is to love Him, be humble of heart and do His work and that includes in remembering His saints. Thank you choir for your hard work; I especially loved the anthem sung the “Call to Remembrance” by Richard Tarrant, maybe 1550 AD?

I attended the funeral of Don Gerlach, PHD  in Harvard Nebraska. Don retired to his childhood home in Harvard 2010.  Don was connected with us because of his love of Anglican tradition and liturgy. Don helped to found Saint Mary’s Anglican in Akron, Ohio in 1978. He was a member of that church but came to ours when he could; we claim him as a member also. Reverend Canon Leigh Aaron Kester from Saint Mary’s was the officiant of this service. It was a traditional Anglican service within the Harvard United Methodist Church. An honor guard was there at the grave-site and Don was given a proper Anglican Christian burial. Of your charity, please pray for the repose of Don’s soul.

O LORD, we beseech thee favorably to hear the prayers of thy people, that we, who are justly punished for our offenses, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen

Homily and bulletin are attached. God bless, Deacon


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