June 23, Memorial Service for Joan Rita Schmidt

Joan Rita Schmidt
Mother of 5, Grandmother of 12, Great Grandma to 15

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, 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.”

Life is changed. It is not ended. And, so, we grieve. And so we should. But we also need to remember the fun, the smiles, the love that Joan brought to her family and to all of us.


Memorial Service for Joan Rita Schmidt
with Paul Shackford, Presiding

10 am

Cathie Ruppi, Music Minister
Deborah Gregory Fink, Soloist
Kate Duggan, Crucifer
Jaclyn Schmidt and David Fowler, Readers
Lyn Fowler and Barry Schmidt, Eulogists
Kate Duggan, Intercessor
Barbara Hasse and Cathryn McGlone. Ushers


Music for the Service

Prelude: Edelweiss; Climb Ev’ry Mountain :My Favorite Things – Rodgers and Hammerstein

Hymn: Alleluia! The Strife is O’er – Victory

Music: The Sound of Music – Rodgers and Hammerstein

Hymn: Here I Am, Lord – Daniel L. Schutte

Procession: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Negro Spiritual

Postlude: Minuet From Berenice – G. F. Handel

Order of Service

Download and print the Service Bulletin

(includes Scripture readings and hymn)


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The family will greet friends on the lawn of the rectory across the street from the church. Feel free to bring a chair if you would feel more comfortable.



Image of Joan Schmidt supplied by Lyn Fowler

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