First United Methodist Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan
A Service of Christian Worship Celebrating the Life of
Gail Wesley Rector
February 14, 1918 -October 18, 2004
First United Methodist Church Ann Arbor, Michigan November 7, 2004, 2:00pm
The Rev. Dr. John E. Harnish, Officiating Dr. Naki Sung Kripfgans, Organist
Celebrating the Life of Gail Wesley Rector
John Rutter J. S. Bach
G. F Handel W.A. Mozart
Aria from Suite Antique
Sonata in g minor, BVW 1020 (excerpts) Allegro Adagio
Concerto in BFlat Major for Harp with flute obligato by Hurst (excerpt) Larghetto
Concerto in C Major for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra, K.299 (excerpt) Allegro
Lynne Aspnes, Harp
Penelope A. Fischer, Flute
Naki Sung Kripfgans, Organ and Piano
When In Our music God is Glorified -68 (Verses 1, 2, and 5)
O God, who gave us birth
you are ever more ready to hear
than we are to pray. You know our needs before we ask,
and our ignorance in asking. Give to us now your grace,
that as we shrink before the mystery of death,
we may see the light of eternity. Speak to us once more
your solemn message of life and of death. Help us to live as those who are prepared to die. And when our days here are accomplislied,
enable us to die as those who go forth to live,
so tliat living or dying, our life may be in you.
and tiat nothing in life or in death will be able to separate us
from your great love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Those who are able are invited to stand.
"Lacrymosa" from Mozart's Requiem
UMS Choral Union
Jerry Blackstone, Conductor
Psalm 150 Colossians y.niy Revelation 5:1114 and 7:92
Time of Remembrance
Kenneth C. Fischer, UMS President Dick Corrado, ICM Artists, Ltd.
(read in absentia by Kenneth C. Fischer) Brian Trim, Friend
Bob Johnson, former Manager of the UMS Choral Union Rick Rector, Son
Hymn "Shall We Gather at the River" -723
(Verses 1 and 2)
Dr. John E. Harnish
Mozart Concerto for Bassoon in Bflat Major, K. 191 (excerpt) Andante ma adagio
Dean Zimmerman, Bassoon Dan Latterner, Piano
Prayer of Thanksgiving
God of love, we thank you
for all with which you have blessed us even to this day: for the gift of joy in days of health and strength and for the gifts oj your abiding presence and promise in dai's of pain and grief.
We praise you for home and friends,
we give our thanks for the life of Gail Rector, and for all who have faithfully lived and died.
Above all else we thank you for Jesus, who knew our griefs, who died our death and rose jor our sake.
As he taught us, so we pray...
The Lord's Prayer -895
Hymn "Alleluia, Alleluia" -162
Composed by Gail s friend and fellow Ann Arbor musician. Donald Fischel
"Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah
UMS Choral Union Steven Lorenz, Conductor
The Organ Postlude
The Rector family wish to thank you for your presence.
You are invited to join them for refreshments in the Social Hall downstairs immediately follmving the service.
Interment will take place at a later date.
Memorial gifts may he sent to University Musical Society' Burton Memorial Tower 881 N. University Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 4 81 o 9 o 1