Marilyn Serfass
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  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007 10:17 AM, EDT
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A beautifu Memorial Service was held at Hamilton Park United Church of Christ last Saturday (April 21). Jodi Loose, the organist at Christ Church, Annville started things off with a medly of 'spirituals' as only she can play them -- especiall requested by Marilyn. The Prelude and Postlude was played by Amy and Ian on their guitars. Pastor Dave Bushnell led the service that included three numbers by the Christ Church Choir led by Kevin Biddle (the choir's participation was another request made by Marilyn). Our good friend, the Rev. Russ Mitman brought us a message of hope entitled, 'Marilyn's Song' based on John 14:8a-3. Marilyn's song was one she sang to Ian when he had major surgery at eight months of age . . . the words included, 'Jesus Christ, the living hope. Glory. Hallelujah!' I have several copies of this sermon if anyone is interested in reading it. Kurt Mitman, played a beautiful rendition of 'Amazing Grace' on a authentic Native American flute (a great addition to the service). We ended this uplifting memorial tribute to Marilyn by singing one of her requested hymns, 'Can the Circle Be Unbroken' with guitar and fiddle music. We all got into 'Can the Circle . . . as Marilyn would have by clapping and toe-tapping to the beat! It was a glorious time -- a fitting tribute to one who loved to worship her God. (Note: Marilyn planned the entire service.)

Following our service, we all met in the Fellowship Hall of the church for refreshments and good fellowship. Our family is extremely grateful for the many who attended the service and gave us their support.

There is a 'memorial' to Marilyn if anyone wishes to contribute. Since Marilyn loved to worship and led and planned so many services, it is only fitting that the 'memorial' include some form of worship activity. So, we decided that a contribution to the Worship Team of Hamilton Park UCC would be fitting. If you wish to contribute, send your contribution to: Hamilton Park UCC, 1210 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, Pa 17603. Mark your donation 'Marilyn Serfass Memorial.'

Again I want to thank all of you for the wonderful support you gave to me and my family during Marilyn's illness and death. It will not be forgotten . . . it was what held us together through it all.

Love,

Dave
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