Service held in St Luke’s Anglican Church, Greytown on Friday 15th April 2016 at 11.00am followed by burial at the Akatarawa Cemetery Officiating: Organist: Gathering Music
Hymn THE LORD’S MY SHEPHERD The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want, He makes me down to lie In pastures green: He leadeth me The quiet waters by.
Rev’d Andy Eldred Mrs Ruth Evans
My soul He doth restore again: And me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness, E'en for His own name's sake.
A selection of music Johnny enjoyed
Opening Hymn AMAZING GRACE Amazing grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.
Yea, though I walk in death's dark vale, Yet will I fear no ill: For Thou art with me; and Thy rod And staff me comfort still.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear, The hour I first believed.
My table Thou hast furnished In presence of my foes; My head Thou dost with oil anoint, And my cup overflows.
Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come; 'Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far And grace will lead me home. When we've been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun; We've no less days to sing God's praise Than when we’ve first begun. Welcome and Prayer
Rev Andy Eldred
Susan Hyde and Zara Johnson Mike Robinson Farry McLoud
“My ship has sailed” Read by Ellie Younger & Tania Hyde
“Streets Of London” - Ralph McTell
Goodness and mercy all my life Shall surely follow me: And in God's house for evermore My dwelling-place shall be. Gospel Reading
John 14: 1-7
Words of Comfort
Rev Andy Eldred
THE LORD’S PRAYER Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Commendation and Blessing Recessional
“Softly As I Leave You” - Matt Monro
Pallbearers: Michael Johnson Tania Hyde Gerard Hyde Zara Johnson Rod Hyde Ryan Johnson
Johnny’s family wish to sincerely thank you all for being here today and warmly invite you to share refreshments and fellowship with them at the South Wairarapa Workingmen’s Club, (West Street entrance) Greytown immediately following this service, prior to the burial at Akatarawa. For those wishing to join the family at Akatarawa for the burial the cortege will leave from the Workingmen’s Club (West Street entrance) at approximately 1.30pm. You are also invited to sign the tribute card in the Church foyer to record your presence here today. Tributes can be left on Johnny’s tribute page at www.tributes.co.nz
-JohnnyMaurice Ian Johnson
9th October 1932 – 9th April 2016