Mom's Memorial Service

Written by Karl Dahlfred on .

It has been about a month and a half since Karl's mom passed away on May 24th and her absence is profoundly felt. She was a wonderful woman and dearly missed. Our family is very thankful that God gave us some time with her after we arrived from Thailand on May 20th and praise Him for strengthening us for the chaotic and emotional time that we stepped into when we got off the plane.

I had the unique privilege of leading the memorial service for my Mom and I am posting below the order of service from the church bulletin together with the MP3 audio files for the service. I am doing this both for my own sake and that of my family as we think back about my Mom in years to come, and also for the sake of those who loved and appreciated my Mom but were unable to make it to the memorial service. The six MP3 files, taken together, contain the entirety of the service with the exception of the singing of the hymns. If you are interested in listening to the hymns, clicking on the titles will take you to the hymn text and MIDI audio file at Also, for those interested, her obituary may be view at the website of Peabody Funeral Home (, click on "Obituaries" and enter her name in the search bar)

Memorial Service for Virginia M. Dahlfred

Words of Welcome & Scripture Reading (MP3)
John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.”

Job 1:21 “The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD”

Hymn - Rock of Ages
Hymn - It is Well With My Soul (MP3 - Introductory comments to the hymn)

Personal Reflection - John Dahlfred (MP3)

Responsive Reading - Westminster Shorter Catechism Q37&38 (MP3)
Q: What benefits do believers receive from Christ at death?
A: The souls of believers are at their death made perfect in holiness, and do immediately pass
into glory, and their bodies, being still united to Christ, do rest in their graves till the resurrection.

Q: What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection?
A: At the resurrection, believers being raised up in glory, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment, and made perfectly blessed in the full enjoying of God to all eternity.

Scripture Reading (1 Corinthians 15) & Sermon - Rev. Karl Dahlfred (MP3)

Hymn - Amazing Grace

Benediction (MP3)


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