Celebrating the Life and Faith of
Clara Marie Leno
Trinity Lutheran Church
THANKSGIVING FOR BAPTISM
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.
PRAYER OF THE DAY
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.
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.
[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.”