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Today We Remember
The Little Life of Matilda Mae
(1 Samuel 1: 27 – 28) I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD.
Entrance: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by The GiggleBellies
Welcome and Introduction
Hymn: Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
Reading: Song of Solomon 2:10-13
My beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree puts forth its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Little Miss Matilda Mae
Reading: Please Don’t Cry
Daddy please don’t look so sad, mummy please don’t cry.
Cause I’m in the arms of Jesus, and he sings me lullabies.
Please try not to question God, don’t think he is unkind.
Don’t think he sent me to you and then changed his mind.
You see I’m a special child, I am needed up above.
I’m the special gift you gave Him, a product of your love.
I’ll always be there with you, so watch the sky at night.
Look for the brightest star and know that’s my halo’s brilliant light.
You’ll see me in the morning frost that mists your window pane.
That’s me in the summer showers, I’ll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a gentle breeze from a gentle wind that blows.
Know that it’s me planting a kiss upon your nose.
When you see a child playing and your heart feels a tug,
Don’t be sad mummy, that’s just me giving your heart a hug.
So Daddy don’t look so sad and mummy please don’t cry.
I’m in the arms of Jesus and he sings me lullabies.
Apocolypse 7. 9-10, 15-17
After this I looked and there was an enormous crowd – no one could count all the people.
They were from every race, tribe, nation and language, and they stood in front of the throne and of the lamb, dressed in white robes and holding palm branches in their hands.
That is why they stand before God’s throne and serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will protect them with his presence. Never again will they hunger or thirst; neither sun nor any scorching heat will burn them, because the Lamb, who is in the centre of the throne, will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to the springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
We Three: A Photo Montage
set to Rule The World by Take That and Somewhere Out There from An American Tail
“No, No, No, Baby Tilda. No!” Matilda and Her Siblings
Reading: 2 Corinthians 4.13-18
And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,”we also believe and therefore speak, knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.
For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.
Therefore we do not lose heart.
Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.
For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Born To Be An Angel: A Photo Montage
Set to Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley and My Angel written especially for Matilda Mae by Sarah Case
Time of Prayer
Exit: Starlight by Muse