Remembering Rev. Dr. James G. Emerson

A Witness to the Resurrection

Rev. Dr. James G. Emerson

“For me, this is not the end, this is the beginning.”
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Prelude                      Largo (“Goin’ Home”)             Antonín Dvořák
from Symphony No. 9 in E minor (1841-1904) (“New World Symphony”)


Thanksgiving for Baptism

*Processional Hymn 210
“Our God, Our Help in Ages Past”                St. Anne

Opening Sentences


Anthem                         “A Mighty Fortress”
Martin Luther(1483-1546), arr. Lani Smith

The Word
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture Readings & Brief Remarks
Psalm 121
Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 23
John 20:1-8
Revelation 21:1-4

Anthem                           “Evening Hymn”
Balfour Gardiner (1877-1950)

Thee, Lord, before the close of day,
Maker of all things, Thee we pray
For Thy dear lovingkindness’ sake
To guard and guide us in Thy way.

Banish the dreams that terrify,
And nights’ fantastic company:
Keep us from Satan’s tyranny:
Defend us from impurity.

Protect us, Creator, God ador’d,
Thou too, co-equal Son and Lord,
Thou, Holy Ghost, our Advocate,
Whose reign can know nor bound nor date. Amen.

Reflections & Remembrances
John Working
Ellie Champlin
Paul & Stephanie Gee
Almaz Nagsh Tekesta

*Hymn 268 “God, Who Stretched the Spangled Heavens”    Holy Manna
Words: Catherine Arnott Cameron, 1967

Reflections & Remembrances
Jed Emerson & Mia Haugen
Lynne Emerson Phillips & Family
John & Kimberly Emerson & Family

*Hymn                          “Be Still My Soul”                           Finlandia


Postlude          “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations
Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

*Rise in body or spirit.

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Rev. Dr. James G. Emerson’s Biography

A PDF of  Dr. Emerson’s biography is available for download and printing.