Clara Leno Service

Celebrating the Life and Faith of

Clara Marie Leno

Trinity Lutheran Church

Sheridan, Wyoming



Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of all mercy and the God

of all consolation, who comforts us in all our sorrows so that we can comfort others

in their sorrows with the consolation we ourselves have received from God.

Thanks be to God.

When we were baptized in Christ Jesus, we were baptized into his death. We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by

the glory of the Father, we too might live a new life. For if we have been united with him

in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.


The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures;

he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff - they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,

and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit

be with you all.

And also with you.


O God of grace and glory, we remember before you today our sister, Clara. We thank you for giving her to us to know and to love as a companion in our pilgrimage on earth. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see that death has been swallowed up in the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that we may live in confidence and hope until, by your call, we are gathered to our heavenly home in the company of all your saints; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.


Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding;

in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path.

John 14:1-6

[Jesus, speaking to his disciples said]:

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.

Believe in God, believe also in me.

In my Father’s house there are many mansions.

If it were not so, would I have told you

that I go to prepare a place for you?

And if I go and prepare a place for you,

I will come again and will take you to myself,

so that where I am, there you may be also.

And you know the way to where I am going.”

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through me.”


HYMN “Beautiful Savior” #838


I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen


The minister will offer petitions and conclude “Lord in your mercy”

the congregation responds “hear our 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;

and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,

forever and ever. Amen.

HYMN “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” #733


Let us commend Clara to the mercy of God, our maker and redeemer.

Silence is kept.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant, Clara Marie Leno. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

Let us go forth in peace, in the name of Christ. Amen.

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All are invited to join the family for a luncheon in the fellowship hall following the service.

Officiating – Pastor Phil Wold OrganistNancy Hilstad Arrangements – Sheridan Funeral Home