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Saturday, November 13, 2004 (Posted to the website on Saturday, October 29, 2005)

Do not...grieve as do the rest who have no hope. (1 Thessalonians 4:13)

In honor of the short but precious life that was our baby Katherine, we are remembering her on the first anniversary of her heavenly homecoming by posting pictures and sounds clips from her memorial service. To be perfectly honest, we have wanted to post this page a long time ago but for some reason the prospect of preparing everything continued to be emotionally overwhelming. Since God's grace had been so "sufficient" for us (2 Cor. 12:9) with everything else, we believe that He intended for us to postpone this project to continue grieving our loss for a little while longer.

One of the most important themes at this service was the message of the gospel: victory over death through the finished work of Jesus the Christ. But this victory does not abide upon Jesus alone. It is granted to all who trust in Him and turn away from their own acts of selfishness (in all of its forms) as well as self-righteousness (in all of its forms.) In so doing, we are granted eternal life and a new spiritual birth. (John 3:3-18)

Covenant Presbyterian Church - The Location of the Service

Greeting the many family and friends who gave us so much support

Katherine's Memorial Service

Pastor Stan's Opening Prayer and Comments
Brenna Shares Her Memories of Katherine
Jordan Shares His Memories of Katherine
Don Shares His Memories of Katherine
Pastor Stan's Closing Comments

Pastor Stan's Closing Prayer

Pastor Stan's Benediction

Sharing our gratitude with everyone - We were so blessed by the number of people who attended

Many people ministered to us before and after Katherine went home to be with the Lord. What was truly amazing to us was the number of people who gave of themselves without ever meeting us. Not one prayer, gift, card, or kind note was more important than another. Each and every act of generosity lifted our spirits and reminded us that God is always there.

One of the most special gifts came from several woman who Ronette knows through an online homeschool discussion group from Five In A Row . These women worked together in small groups to send us very thoughtful and memorable treasures. This included books, Christmas ornaments, and a very special quilt which is pictured below. Each square was sewn together by a different woman and they were all sent to the same person to be assembled. It is such a beautiful piece of work that we wanted everyone to be able to see what we now enjoy everyday.

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