O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our sister Judi VanCura-Riley. We thank you for giving her to us, her family and friends, especially her husband, the Rev. Reese M Riley, and their daughters, Fritz and Hannah, to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

My scrapbook from the celebration of Judi’s life today at Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, where the Rev. Anne C.S. Thornberg was celebrant and I preached.