In LOVING MEMORY

Irene Monahan

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January 19, 1942 - September 5, 2022

Order of Service

 

Greetings

 

Hymn: What a Friend We Have in Jesus (UMH 526)

 

1. What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,

All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

 

2. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness, take it to the Lord in prayer.

 

3. Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?

Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer!

In his arms he’ll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.

 Opening Prayer

 

Scripture Readings

 

Matthew 5:3-10

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

 

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

 

Meditation

 

Hymn: Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling (UMH 348)

 

1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,

Calling for you and for me

See, on the portals he’s waiting and watching,

Watching for you and for me.

 

Refrain:

Come home, come home, you who are weary, come home

Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, calling O sinner, come home!

 2. Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading,

Pleading for you and for me?

Why should we linger and heed not his mercies,

Mercies for you and for me?

 

3. Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing,

Passing from you and from me;

Shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming,

Coming for you and for me.

 

4. O for the wonderful love he has promised,

Promised for you and for me!

Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon,

Pardon for you and for me.

 

Sharing Memories

 

Corporate Prayers of Confession and Thanksgiving

 

Commendation and Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father who 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.

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

 

Announcements

 

Hymn: In the Garden (UMH 314)

 

1. I come to the garden alone

While the dew is still on the roses,

And the voice I hear falling on my ear,

The Son of God discloses.

 

Refrain:

And he walks with me, and he talks with me,

And he tells me I am his own

And the joy we share as we tarry there,

None other has ever known.

 

2. He speaks, and the sound of his voice

Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,

And the melody that he gave to me

Within my heart is ringing

 

3. I’d stay in the garden with him

Though the night around me be falling

But he bids me go; through the voice of woe

His voice to me is calling

Dismissal with Blessing

Remembering Irene

 

Irene Monahan nee Miloshevsky died peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She is survived by her six daughters Stella, Sandra, Sharon, Sunday, Shelly, and Stacey. Six girls, six S’s and six letters. We never got the full story on this plan. She was Rene to sixteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was the oldest daughter of fourteen children of Nellie and James Miloshevsky. 

 

Irene is also survived by her best friend Edna Cole. Irene and Edna loved to play cards and get lost while driving. 

 

Irene worked at the U.S. Postal Service for many years. She owned a thrift store, “Our Sister’s Closet,” for a few years and it was one of her proudest accomplishments. Irene loved the Lord and prayed for so many people every day, especially her six girls. She loved them each uniquely but equally. She was giving and always helped anyone who needed anything. 

 

Irene lived a great life and was one of the most forgiving people, which she tried to share with everyone. She would always remind us how important forgiveness is. 

 

She suffered from anxiety and loneliness, which is hard for people to understand. The only way she managed these sometimes debilitating feelings was by her faith! It never wavered. She never lost hope and always gave of herself.

 

One of her last selfless acts was donating her body to science, giving of her body to help someone learn something. She knew her body was just a vessel on this earth and she had everlasting life with her Lord and Savior.