CELEBRATING THE HOME GOING OF SIS. HELEN ENO BETAH

15 May 2015 (FRIDAY)

 

VIEWING/VISITATION

03:00PM-07:00PM EST

Location: Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church

610 South Frederick Avenue

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

301-948-9418

 

WAKE GATHERING

09:00PM-03:00AM EST

Location: LOFT BALLROOM

9375 Washington Boulevard

Laurel MD 20723

 

Program:

 

* Words of scripture and prayer (Pastor)

* Dining

* Pa Betah’s address to attendees

* Choir singing

* Words of remembrance (volunteers)

* Traditional dancing

* DJ Music & Dancing

 

 

 

16 MAY 2015 (SATURDAY)

 

FINAL VIEWING/VISITATION

10:00AM-10:45AM EST

Location: Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church

610 South Frederick Avenue

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

301-948-9418

FUNERAL CHURCH SERVICE

10:45AM-12:00PM EST

Location: Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church

610 South Frederick Avenue

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

301-948-9418

 

Program:

 

To the Glory of God

SERVICE of THANKSGIVING for the LIFE and GIFTS of

Helen (Mrs. Samuel) Betah

Sunrise: 7 June 1952 – Sunset: 29 April 2015

 

For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

-Philippians 1:21

 

CLOSING THE CASKET

[During worship, we look only at God, not the remains.]

 

PRELUDE

 

WELCOME Pastor Ted Wright

 

CALL TO WORSHIP John 14:1-3

 

Jesus said: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.

Believe in God; believe also in me.

In my Father’s house are many dwelling places.

If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place?

And if I go and prepare a place for you,

I will come again, and I will take you to myself;

So that where I am, there you may be also…

No one comes to the Father except through me.”

 

*HYMNS To God Be the Glory # 634

What a Friend We Have in Jesus #465

 

*PRAYER OF ADORATION Rev. Mary Beth Lawrence

 

CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP COMBINED CHOIR

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING Proverbs 31:10-31

 

CHANCEL CHOIR “I Will Serve the Lord All My Days” Donald Besig

 

 

NEW TESTAMENT READINGS Philippians 1:12-14

2 Timothy 4:6-8

 

MESSAGE Keeping Faith Rev. Wright

“I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.”

 

*HYMN Amazing Grace #649

 

WORDS OF REMEMBRANCE Susan Enoh – senior sister

Donald Betah – firstborn son

Daniel Tabi – junior brother

 

PASTORAL PRAYERS

Psalm 23

Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer

 

*HYMN It Is Well with My Soul #840

 

*BENEDICTION

 

DISMISSAL Bethel Choir will sing as people follow the casket from the building.

 

* Congregation Standing

 

A motor vehicle procession to the cemetery will commence about 15 minutes following this service.

 

 

BURIAL

01:15PM-01:30PM EST

Location: All Souls Cemetery

11401 Brink Road

Germantown MD 20876

 

 

POST-BURIAL GATHERING

02:30PM-06:00PM EST

Location: TBD

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