Father in heaven, we are grateful for being able to gather here this morning to share our lives with each other in friendship, love and hope. Please bless those classmates who are unable to attend and heal those classmates who are ill.
We look forward to the spring where your flowers will be dressed in their splendid finery as only you can create them.
Please bless the food as we break bread together, and bless those who have prepared and served it.
Finally we hold up to you, Father, the Hummel family with their loss of Ann. She bravely fought a good fight and is now in your hands.
Please wrap your arms of lovingkindness around Ann’s family, classmates and friends and comfort them.
We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus.