Gudrun Birch Howe Memorial Celebration Program
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
15 May 2005

PRELUDE    “Springtide  Edward Grieg

 

WELCOME       Rev. Dr. Barbara Whittaker-Johns            

 

AFFIRMATION #682  "Beauty Is Before Me”

 

SINGING #21  "For the Beauty of the Earth" 

 

REFLECTION

 

REMEMBERING AND CELEBRATING

         THE LIFE OF GUDRUN BIRCH HOWE

                   IN WORDS AND MUSIC

         Remembrances     Walter Howe      

         Anthem          Prayer from “Hansel and Gretel”

                                      by Humperdinck

         Remembrances from First Parish Friends

                   Mary B. Young      

                   Deborah  Lewis      

         Anthem                 "Meditation" by Gudrun B. Howe       

         Remembrances from the Alliance          Cheri Minton     

         Congregational Sharing      

         Gudrun's "I Laugh in Bed"  read by Walter Howe

         Allelujah from “Exultate Jubilate” by Mozart

         Performed on trumpet by great grandson Daniel Nagy

        

WORDS OF CLOSING AND COMFORT

         Responsive Reading from Psalm 139  (See insert)    

         Prayer    

                           

SINGING  "Hymn"  by Gudrun Howe (See insert)

 

BENEDICTION  

 

RECESSIONAL     “Gig Fugue”   Dietrich Buxtehude

 

 

Serving Us Today

 

Service                           Rev. Dr. Barbara Whittaker-Johns

Organist                         Wendy Covell

Choir Conductor     Donn Hill

Choir                     Mishawum Choral Society

                                     joined by members of First Parish Choir

Pianist                           Brett Hinkel