Funeral Service for: Matthew Alan Gorman
Born: March 26, 1993
Baptized in Christ: May 9, 1993
Confirmed in Christ: May 6, 2007
With Christ in Peace: September 8, 2020
Committal: September 12, 2020
“Blessed are they that die in the Lord”
The Hymn “We Praise You and Acknowledge You, O God” LSB #941
P: In the Name of the Father (T), and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
P: When we were baptized into Christ Jesus, we were baptized into His death. We were buried with Him by our Baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life. For if we have been united with Him in a death like His, we shall certainly be united with Him in a resurrection like His.
The Prayer (in unison)
O God of grace and glory, we remember before you today our brother in Christ, Matthew Gorman. We thank you for giving him to us to know and to love as a companion in our pilgrimage on earth. In Your boundless compassion, console all who grieve his passing. Give us your aid so we may see in death the gate that leads to eternal life. May we continue our course on earth in confidence, until by Your call we are united again with those who have gone before us through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Hymn “On Eagles’ Wings” LSB #727
he Words and Promises of Our God
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with him? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? Is it Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised from the dead, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us? Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness or peril, or sword? As it is written, “For thy sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Timothy 4:6-8
For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.
The Hymn “Be Still, My Soul” LSB #752
The Hymn “Abide with Me” LSB #878
P: Lord, God, Heavenly Father. Your days are without end and Your mercies cannot be counted. Make us aware of the shortness and the uncertainty of this human life; and let Your Holy Spirit lead us all the days of our lives so that when we shall have served You in our generation, we like our brother, Matthew, may be granted the gift of eternal life and be gathered into the home which You have prepared for all who trust in You and call You Lord. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer (in unison) Our Father who art in heaven,hallowed be Thy name,Thy kingdom come,Thy will be done on earthas it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread;and forgive us our trespassesas we forgive thosewho trespass against us;and lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from evil.For Thine is the kingdomand the power and the gloryforever and ever. Amen. The
Commendation (As the pastor proceeds to the casket, the congregation shall rise.)
P: Into Your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend the remains of Your servant and our brother. He was a sheep of Your fold, a lamb of Your flock, a sinner of Your own redeeming. We thank You for having granted him the gift of eternal life and pray that all who grieve over his death may turn their sadness into joy knowing of the peace which their loved one has begun to enjoy and will enjoy throughout eternity.
The Hymn “Go, My Children, with My Blessing” LSB #922