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♪ >> now, the funeral service for
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family andh, with friends gathered to say farewell to the former first lady. this was held at saint martin's episcopal church in houston, texas. music] ♪
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>> that is my honor and privilege on behalf of this wonderful family and st. maarten's visible church to welcome you to this service of celebration for the life and barbaraand faith of pierce bush. would you please stand, turn to
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page three, but a thing the opening hymn. praise to the lord. ♪
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>> give them peace through jesus
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christ, our lord barrett amen. -- our lord. amen. [no audio]
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>> and the lights in the lord, he that believeth in me emma though he were dead so shall he live. he who shall believeth in me, shall never die. redeemer limy body may though this be destroyed, i shall see god and my eyes shall behold and not as a stranger. for none of us liveth to himself
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to himself.n dieth if we die, we die into the lord. whether we live or die, we are the lord's. dead who die in the lord even so say the spirit, will they rest from their labors. you, and forith those standing, let us pray. oh god, whose mercies could not be numbered, except our prayers on behalf of our servant -- acc ept our prayers on behalf of our servant, barbara bush, and grantor axis into the land of joy. by jesus christ to live and reign in the holy spirit. one god, now and forever, amen. please be seated for the
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lessons. >> a reading from ecclesiastes. for everything, there is a season and a time for every matter under had been -- under heaven. a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck what has been planted. a time to break down, and a time to build up. a time to weep, a time to laugh, sometimes to mourn, a time to dance. away stones and gather stones together. a time to embrace and refrain from embracing. time to seek, a time to lose, a time to keep, and a time to throw away. a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.
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a time to love, and a time to hate. a time for love, a time for war, a time for peace. i have seen the business that god has given everyone to be busy with. he has made everything suitable for its time. moreover, he has put a sense of past and future into their mind, yet they cannot find out what god has done from the beginning to the end. i know there is nothing better for them to be happy and enjoy themselves for as long as they live. moreover, is god's gift that all should eat and drink and take place -- take pleasure in the toil. does, endures forever. nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. god has done this so that all should stand in aaw before him. the word of the lord. >> praise be to god. ♪
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>> a reading from proverb. far more precious than jewels. the heart of her husband trusted her and he will have no lack of gains. she does him good, all the days of her life. she seeks wool and flax and works with willing hands. she is like the ships of the merchant. she brings food from far away. she rises why it is still -- while it is still nice. considers a field and buys
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it. with the fruit of her hand, she plants a vineyard. >> she guards yourself with strength, and makes her arms strong. she received her merchandise is profitable. hands and her hands hold of the spindle. she opens her hands to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. >> she is not afraid. snows, household when it for all her households are closed in crimson. she makes her so covering, her clothing is fine linen and purple. her husband is known in the city gates. taking a seat among the elders of the land. >> she makes linen garments and
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sells them, she supplies the merchant with sashes, strengths and dignity are clothing. she laughs at the time to come. she opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tong. she looks well to the waves-- ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. her children rise up and call her happy. her husband as well. he praises her. many women have done excellently, but you surpassed them all. >> beauty is vain but a woman who fears -- let her works praise the city gates.
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>> about a decade ago, i was on the washington mall for the national book festival. on my way to give a talk about a book i had written. when a woman ran up to me. which doesn't happen enough, believe me. [laughter] and she said, "oh my god it is you." and i said, "well, yes, you know." kind of hard argue with. she said "i just admire you and your book." --ld you write white here would you wait right here?
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i want to buy your new book and have you sign it. >to be honest, i was feeling kid of full of myself. back with john grisham's latest novel. [laughter] it gets worse. a saturday inon september, and i was on my way to maine to see the 41st president of the united states and mrs. bush. i was feeling rather sorry for myself. i told the story and mrs. bush lookedacross this table, me in the eye, and she said here comes some motherly -- and i said, here comes some motherly sympathy. [laughter] it's called telegraphing. here comes. and she said "well how do you think poor john grisham would feel?" "he's a very handsome man."
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[laughter] was oh-two. funny was a fair and point as were so many of the points that she made an her long and consequential life. she's known as many things. and comforting, steadfast and straightforward, honest and loving. ladyra bush was the first of the greatest generation. as a wife of a formal naval aviator, she watched and prayed in the night. and the war, she worked at a nut and bolt factory in new york. bush ined george h.w. the great adventure of postwar texas.
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1948. to odesza in 70 summers ago. her mother, she would send boxes of detergent on the grounds that they didn't have that kind of thing in west texas. [laughter] mrs. bush raised the family. endured the loss of a daughter to leukemia and cap everything and everyone together. as the wife of one president and the mother of another, she told the distinction that belongs to only one other american in the history of the republic, abigail adams, who was present at the creation. from the white house, to camp david, to walker's point, in thes of war and peace, bushes governed in the spirit of
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congeniality, of civility, and of grace. , barbaravely generous and george bush put country above party, the common good above political gains, and the service to others above the settling of scores. at aouple had met christmas dance in greenwich in 1941. not quite three weeks after pearl harbor. a red and green holiday dress. he endeavored to get introduced. she was 16, he was 17. he was the only boy she ever kissed. remarked,en, she always wanted to throw up when they heard that. [laughter] and a letter to barbara during ,he war, george h w bush wrote
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"i love you precious with all my heart. and to know you love me, means my life. how often i have thought about the immeasurable joy that will be ours someday. how lucky our children will be to have a mother like you. you." and if you ask them, they are the first to say they were. mrs. bush was resilient. no, mr. bush said, tears coming on, sheyes, and he went is the rock of the family, the leader of the family. i float above it all. she is always there, always there for me and the kids. just amazing. way,ng to make our own have adventures, and it wasn't
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always easy for her but never a word of complaint. just love, and a strength. opinions as well of course. lots of those. she was strength itself. sharp, sheue were was as honest with herself as she was with all of us. when she wants unwisely described a female political opponent of her husband's, as a word that rhymes with rich, she reported her family had called her the poet. [laughter] she loved of the story of how, when her eldest son, the 43rd president of the united states, took up painting, his instructor asked him if he had ever used the color burnt hombre. no, but he did remember that from his mother's cooking. [laughter]
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brings down the house, she would say. approvingly. other tod son, each the end. in her final days, mrs. bush asked one of her doctors if you would like to know why george w had turned up the way he had. i smoked and, drank while i was pregnant. [laughter] she was a point of light. in 1989, when many americans -- ignoranceates of hiv and aids, ms. bush went to hug the children there as well as a grown man. a message of compassion. she gave the cause her all.
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event,levised commemorating the bicentennial of the constitution, mrs. bush met a man named jt. formeryear-old son of a share coffer. he is only recently become literate and was scheduled to read the constitution's preamble allowed. backstage, he was nervous. helpbush asked if it would if they read it together on the broadcast. mr. pace agreed. soon, the two of them stood on stage, reading in unison. as mr. pace grew comfortable, mrs. bush lowered her voice and lowered it again, and then again. wasl at last, jt pace reading entirely on his own. read.t and he
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whoorted by barbara bush, stood by his side, now silent. her work was done when his voice spoke of the unending search for a more perfect union. pace had found his voice, not least because barbara bush had lent him her heart. day last summer, on a sunny on the bush's porch in maine, talk turned to world war ii and that terrible saturday in 1944 bushgeorge herbert walker was shot down during a bombing run. two of his crew mates did not make it. becoming casualties of war. lieutenant bush parachuted out of the bomber, plunged into the
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sea, came up to the surface, flopped onto a life raft and waited, scared and retching. have young bush been captured by the japanese, he would have been held captive on an island that was home to horrific war crimes. including, cannibalism. r, he would say later years, i could have been an hors d'oeuvre. [laughter] in truth, it had been the closest of calls. george, mrs. bush said in maine last july, and the great old age , lost in reminiscence, you must have been saved for a reason. i know there had to be a reason. president bush sat silently for the briefest of moments, then raised that big left-hand and pointed his finger across the table at his wife.
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horsley, you are the reason. >> a reading from the second level of paul. so we do not lose heart, even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inter-nature is being renewed day by day -- inner nature is being renewed day by day. this is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory, beyond all measure because we look not at what can be seen, but what cannot be seen. for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal. tente know, if the earthly
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we live in is destroyed, we have a building from god, a house not , paternal and the heavens. we long to be closed with our heavenly we will not be so naked. for while we are still in this tent, we grow under our burden because we wish not to be unclothed to be further clothes so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. he who has prepared us for this very thing is god. who has given us the spirit as a guarantee. we are confident even though we know that while we are at home in the body, we are away from the lord for we walk by faith, not by sight. yes, we do have confidence and would rather be away from the body and at home with the lord. so whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.
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the word of the lord. >> thanks be to god. >> would you please stand and together let us sing on page 11, the verses from amazing grace. ♪ >> [amazing grace] >> the holy gospel of our
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lord, jesus christ, according to john. >> glory the to the lord.
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>> jesus said everything that the father gives me will come to me and anyone who comes to me i will never drive away, for i have come down from heaven not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me. this is the will of him who sent me. that i should lose nothing of all that he has given me. but raised it up on the last day. this is indeed the will of my father that all who see the sun and believe in him may have eternal life. i will raise them up on the last day. the gospel of the lord. >> praise to you, lord, jesus christ. ♪
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>> [amazing grace] ♪
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>> it is hard to think about life without that force of nature that was our special fund -- friend was barbara bush. andwas smart, strong, fun feisty. even sometimes making the headlines she regretted. the world saw that and like we did, they admired and loved her for it.
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the world saw a remarkable and selfless companion to her beloved husband george. it was extraordinary how she managed their rambunctious household in 29 different homes in 17 cities. at the same time, she fully participated in his amazing career, including too many political campaigns to count. starting from the time he was chairman of the harris county republican party, to becoming president of the united states. back in houston, they continued their dedication to volunteerism and exhausting rounds of good work. rather than bemoan their many moves, she laughed and said, one thing i can say about george, he
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may not be able to keep a job, but he certainly is not boring. [laughter] >> the world saw a compassionate but strict mother, who inspired her children with tender love and firm lessons, and when needed, the fear of god. when we saw her and george together with their five children, with their 17 grandchildren and seven great grands, we knew they represented the very best. as we watched them work together on a volunteer program or campaign, we thought, how wonderful it would be if more families could be so cohesive. barbara, the tough but loving enforcer, was the secret sauce of this extraordinary family.
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the world's respects her passion and effectiveness in equipping those who cannot read with the skill to do so. we all celebrate her vision and tenacious dedication to literacy. of course, the world has seen barbara's many public contributions, but what the world may not have seen is an amazing, caring, and beautiful friend that bar was to so many of us. when jim and i first arrived in washington in 1975, i was overwhelmed trying to manage our newly blended family of seven children and an intimidating environment. fortunately, bar took me under her wing. she encouraged me. she offered suggestions, and she invited us to lunch almost every sunday.
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those hamburger lunches that always ended with an incredible dessert, included famous personalities, as well as many unknowns who were loved, and this helped us become part of the washington world. when we returned to washington in 1981, george was vice president and jim was white house chief of staff. bar encouraged me to use his position in the reagan administration to promote causes i cared about. this really pushed me out of my comfort zone, but i followed her wise lead. she supported my efforts to help the homeless by holding meetings in the vice presidents house. what a blessing. this meant many who came, would otherwise not have given our
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group of time and day. she also hosted homeless advocates to help people understand about the plight of those who live on the street. even though that was not a popular position in the administration. bar taught us volumes about who our neighbors are and how to love them. because of their own tragic loss of their daughter, she knew how to comfort those who were suffering. my jim was among them as she helped him during his first wife's losing battle with cancer. her motivation to help others was never about herself but about giving love and support to those in need. her friendship did not stop with people she knew.
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barbara bush was penpals with people she had never met. she corresponded for several years with a young girl who named her heifer after barbara. [laughter] >> the child sent frequent updates on the bovine barbara bush, which competed in the houston rodeo and livestock show one year and finished in eighth place. [laughter] >> i was sorry for my little friend, barbara said later, but was slightly relieved as i am not sure i could have stood the headlines, barbara bush wins the stock show. [laughter] >> about friendship, she said, the most important yardstick of your success will be how you
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treat other people, your family, your friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. she was the gold standard of what it meant to be a friend because she was motivated by the desire to show god's love to each and every one of his children that she met. cs lewis once defined friendship as the instrument by which god reveals to each of us the beauties of others. bar's beauty was evident in every day of her life. saying goodbye to our special friend is painful, but it is a great comfort in knowing that we will see this good and faithful servant again one day. thank you, dear lord, for bringing barbara pierce bush
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this vibrantly beautiful human being into the world and especially for bringing her friendship into our life. amen.
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jeb bush: as i stand here today to share a few words about my mom, i feel her looming presence behind me. i know exactly what she is thinking right now. keep it short, do not drag this out, people love already heard enough remarks already, and most of all, do not get weepy. remember, i spent decades laughing and living a life with these people and that is true. barbara bush filled our lives with laughter and joy and in the case of her family, she was our teacher and role model on how to live a life of purpose and meaning. on behalf of our family, we want to thank the thousands and thousands of expressions of condolence and love for our precious mother. we want to think mom's caregivers for their compassion and care in the last months of their life. i want to thank neil and maria for their next-door family love of our parents and john and susan further eloquent words.
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it may have been long, but it was beautiful. [laughter] we want to thank russ and laura for their friendship and care of our parents and we want to thank all who are gathered here to celebrate the life of barbara bush. it is appropriate to express gratitude because we want to do that at an early age. you see, our mom was our first and most important teacher. sit up, look people in the eye, say please and thank you, do your homework, quit whining, and stop complaining, eat your broccoli, yes, dad, she said that. [laughter] the little things we learned came habits and they lead to bigger things like be kind, always tell the truth, never disparage anyone, serve others, treat everyone as you would want to be treated, and love your god with your heart and soul. what a blessing to have a teacher like that 24/7.
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to be clear, her students were not perfect. [laughter] that is an understatement. mom got us through difficult times with consistent, take it to the bank, unconditional, but tough love. she called her styled the benevolent dictatorship, but honestly, it wasn't always benevolent. [laughter] when our children got older, they would spend more time visiting their grandparents. all it would take would the one weekend when they came home, all of a sudden, they were pitching and around the house. they didn't fight as much and they were actually nice to be with. [laughter] i attribute this to the unbridled fear of the ganny lecture and the habit or mean effects of better behavior taking hold. even in her 90's, mom could strike fear into her grandchildren, nephews, nieces and children that someone did not behave.
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there were no safe spaces or micro aggressions allowed with barbara pierce bush. [laughter] but in the and, every ranchero new -- every grandchild new she loves them. we learned not to take ourselves too seriously and we learn that humor is a joy that should be shared. some of my greatest memories are participating in our family dinners and when mom would get into it, most of the time with george w., and have us all back into tears. we learned to be authentic by the best role model in the world. her authentic plastic pearls , her authentic hair. she was beautiful until the day she died. standing by her man with a little rhyming poetry in the 1984 election. and a thousand other ways are
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barbara pierce bush was real. finally, the most amazing love story, from new haven, edessa, ventura to bakersfield, the compton, to houston, to d.c., to new york, back to houston, phew, their love was a constant in our lives. my dad is a phenomenal letter writer and would write mom on their wedding anniversary, which totaled an amazing 73 years. here is one written on january 6, 1994. will you marry me? oops, i forgot we did that 49 years ago. [laughter] i was very happy on that day in 1945, but i'm even happier today. you have given me joy that few men know. you have made our boys into men by following them out and then
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right away by loving them. you helped our daughter be the sweetest in the world and i climbed perhaps the highest mountain in the world but even that cannot hold a candle to being barbara's husband. mom used to tell me, george, do not walk ahead, little did she know, i was only trying to keep up with barbara pierce from new york. i love you. the last time my mom went into the hospital, i think dad got sick on purpose so he could be with her. that is my theory. literally, a day later, he showed up with an illness. he came into her room and when she was sleeping, held her hand. his hair was standing straight up. he had on a mask to improve his breathing. he was wearing a hospital gown. in other words, he looked like hell. [laughter] mom opened her eyes and said, my, god, george. you are devastatingly handsome. [laughter] every nurse, doctor and staffer had to run to the hallway because they started crying.
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i hope you can see why we thank our teachers and models, our mom and dad, in our family. the last time i was with her i asked her about dying, was she ready to go? was she sad? without missing a beat she said, , i believe in jesus and he is my savior. i do not want to leave your dad but i know i will be in a beautiful place. mom, we look forward to being with you, robin, and all of god's children. i love you. >> bow your heads in prayer for just a moment. almighty god, the source of all comfort be close to us in our grief.
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the source of all gifts give us grateful hearts. and the source of new life, mate we celebrate barbara's new life with you, this i pray in christ's name, amen. ok, so i begin with an apology. i realize this is an historic moment and i messed up a minute ago. it is good for a priest to apologize from time to time. i announced the hymn a little too early. thank you for going along with ymn.h we planned this service carefully about the weeks ago. barbara said to me, and this is not in my remarks, russ, i do not know if i want to sing amazing grace. everybody sings that. i said, bar, everybody knows that. and then i messed it up. [laughter] so it is like, bar got the last laugh on me on that one.
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[laughter] thanks, again. despite this distinguished gathering today, i have to tell you i think there are only two who can fill this place the way it is filled today. the first is jesus christ. the second is barbara bush. so we are grateful for your gathering here today. the word offering came to mind and then i heard barbara say, do not even think about it. [laughter] ganny's garden, given by friends and loved ones of barbara pierce bush, is a lovely spot to rest and reflect near downtown. there you will find on the sculpted bench a wide rimmed sun hat, the kind she warned her garden, and an open copy, based
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jane austen's pride and prejudice. jane austen used one of her characters in that book to other -- to utter a wonderful truth. i declare there is no enjoyment like reading. how much sooner when tires of anything then of a book. reading, literacy, for all, was barbara bush's great passion. every great book has a good beginning. but also a wonderful end, so the life story of barbara bush is best described as a consummate good read. we gather today in this holy space that has been the worship and community of president george h.w. bush and first lady barbara bush for more than 50 years. it is an ongoing privilege to speak as her pastor, her friend, her priest and her confidant.
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what an interesting thing to be a confidant to a woman who has no secrets. what you saw was what you got and came out. the author of our lesson in proverbs muses on the gifts of a loving wife and mother, a godly barbara had. which she believed in and practice the principles of honesty, tolerance, decency, courage, and strength. and perhaps above all, humility. she lived according to the mantra of the bush family for many years. do not get caught up in the big me. one day we were walking together on the beach in kennebunkport and barbara was washing up her own shoes and the fellow said to her, hey, you look a lot like barbara bush.
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without missing a beat, she said, yes, i hear that a lot. [laughter] she was a friend to people of every political persuasion and race and religion. her generosity of spirit did not draw lines that kept others out. hers was a life of circles that sought to bring others in. here in houston, we saw her at major galas, behind home plate at the astros games -- we saw pews, and here in the at walgreens, pushing her own buggy. and her humor, we have heard so much. hundreds of stores and could tell. one day after sharing prayers and communion with the president and bar, my wife leaned over to kiss the president on the cheek. at which point, bb, one of her
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my wife on thext calf. this is a badge of honor. apologies came but the next morning on our doorstep was a beautiful orchid with a handwritten notes -- dear, laura, i am so sorry about the bite. you just looked good enough to eat. [laughter] my word, we could talk endlessly about how great this woman is. but we are reminded in the lesson from ecclesiastes that there comes a time for everything, even the end of a great story. the least of barbara's virtues i think was patients. -- patience. if you are sharing a meal or waiting on her favorite drink, bourbon and water, by the way, and we have done a great deal of evangelism for my church today, thank you, and i mean that
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sincerely. if things work slowing up, barbara would say, why the holdup? she liked to see things move along and i think that is why we are here today. i think barbara was becoming impatient. she was tired on waiting on the next chapter, so she welcomed it. on april 17 but perhaps it will help all of us who are left behind. barbara's pathway to god. she honored and believed others found god in their own way but , for her, being a christian matter. we were talking a few days ago when she looked me in the eye and said, i am a christian. i do believe. and then she said, i went to be confirmed. then she said, do i have to take a class? i said, take one?
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bar, you could teach one. so in may of 2015, she and some family gathered in our chapel as she confirmed her faith in christ. not something she wore on her shoulder but something very personal and very real. she simply confirmed what we believed, what we read in the lesson from second corinthians, that we live not by what we see but by our faith, and those things that we do not see, so as paul wrote, even on days like today, we do not lose heart. yes, barbara's health inclined, but as we heard, though our outward nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day. for what is mortal, paul writes, by the grace and mercy of god, is swallowed up by life. we find barbara's jesus and the gospel lesson. a jesus who says all, all who
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come to me will be welcomed. her jesus offers the hope that life here when it comes to its natural close. it is changed, not ended. some books have no true ending. some offer an epilogue. a hint to imagine what rests beyond the closing chapter. can we imagine this day? the reunion with her parents. with your parents, sir. and with your dear robin. together again. my guess is she has already hunted down jane austen and has said, how did things turn out with mr. darcy and elizabeth bennett? or knowing her like we all do, she may be telling jane how things should have turned out. [laughter]
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in the meantime, until each of our time comes, she would want us to carry on. to live as she lived fully and deeply. to laugh and laugh often. to love all that god sends our way and to serve one another, the common good, and especially the purposes of god. so leave here today not to grieve but to rejoice as we leave. we will sing by barbara's choice, joyful, joyful, we adore thee. barbara would want us to celebrate her great next chapter. she has been raised to new heights, for in this story, you never turn the page and see the two words, the end. barbara bush's story has just begun again, and the best is yet to come, as she lives in that
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holy city of god. amen. >> amen. ♪ [singing] ♪
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>> please, stand. it is the tradition in the past -- in the episcopal church that we stand to affirm the things we believe, so in the sure and
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certain hope of the resurrection to life, we invite you to turn to the top of page six and reaffirm the faith we share with our dear barbara bush by saying the creed. i believe in god, the father, almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in jesus christ, his only son, our lord, who was conceived by the holy ghost, born of the virgin mary, suffered under pontious pilot, was crucified, died and was buried, he descended into hell, on the third day, he rose again and ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of god, the almighty father. he will come to judge the quick and the dead. i believe in the holy ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. amen.
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let us pray together in the words of jesus, saying our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, that 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. 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. >> praise the lord, almighty god who has knit together in one convenient and fellowship in the mystical body of thy son, christ, our lord. grant you beseech me to our home church in paradise and on earth, thy life and by piece. >> amen.
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all who have been baptized into christ's death and resurrection may die, defend and rise to newness of life, and through the grave of death, we may pass with him to our joyful resolution. >> amen. >> grant to us who are still in our pilgrimage and who walk as yet by faith that thy holy spirit may lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days. >> amen. >> grant to the faithful people pardon and peace that we may be cleansed from all of our sins and serve thee with a quiet mind. >> amen. >> grant to all who mourn a sort -- a sure confidence that casting all their grief on thee they may know the consolation of thy love. >> amen >> give courage and faith to those who are believed that they
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may have strength to meet the days ahead in the comfort of a reasonable and holy hope, in the joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love. >> amen. >> help us, we pray, in the midst of things we cannot understand, to believe and trust in the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the resurrection to life everlasting. >> amen. >> grant increasing knowledge and love of thee. barbara may go from strength to strength in the life of perfect service in the heavenly kingdom. >> amen. >> grant us with all the love -- with all who have died in the hope of a resurrection to have our consummation and bliss in thy paternal and everlasting glory. and with all thy saints to receive the crown of life, which thou this promise to all who share in the victory of thy son, jesus christ, who live with and
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raineth with the in the name of the holy spirit, one god, forever and ever. >> amen. >> please, be seated. >> and when she shall die, take her and cut her out in little stars, and she will make the face of heaven so find that all the world will be in love with the night and pay no worship to the garish sun. >> please stand.
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>> our service continues with a commendation in the middle of page eight. give rest of christ, to your servant with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing but life everlasting. you only are immortal, the creator and maker of mankind, and we are mortal, formed of the earth and the earth shall we return or so you did ordain when you created me saying, you are dust, and to dust you shall return. all of us go down to the dust. yet, even at the grave, we make our song, all of you, alleluia, alleluia. >> give rest are cries to your
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service, your sorrow and pain are no more. fine light [indiscernible] >> and your hands no merciful savior, we commend and humbly beseech you the sheep of your own fold, the lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming, receive bar into the arms of your own mercy and to the blessed rest of everlasting peace and into the glorious company of the saints. >> amen. >> we are about to receive a blessing from the bishop of the great episcopal diocese of the state of texas. before that blessing and then i , will offer a dismissal, and then by direction of barbara bush, we will be best we seeing the "joyful, joyful, we adore thee."
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as the family and clergy to part -- depart during the conclusion of the hymn, i would ask everyone please be seated and do not leave until directed to do so by the ushers. bishop. >> unto god's gracious mercy and protection, we commit you. the lord blesses you and keeps you. the lord makes a space to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. the lord lift up the light of his countenance upon you and give you peace. and made the blessing of god almighty, the father, the son, and the holy ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always. >> amen. >> let us go forth. in the name of christ -- >> thanks be to god. ♪
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["joyful, joyful, we adore, thee"] ♪
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sunday former professional basketball player mr. thomas and his book. >> when i was younger, i was taught about the athletes that use their voice and platform.
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my mother taught me about muhammad ali and bill russell and jim brown. those athletes i learned about. as i was getting older, it was like a light bulb went off and i made the connection of how i could follow in their footsteps. i can bring attention to these causes. i continued to do it. through college, in the pros, with the wizards, and it became a part. >> sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span. >> washington journal, live every day with news and policy issues that impact here. coming up sunday morning, andrew talks about his recent piece on the future of political 1968,ship and as part of
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america in turmoil, mona and debora discuss women's rights. washington journal live at 7:00 eastern sunday morning. join the discussion. >> monday the council on american islamic relations releases their civil rights report outlining anti-muslim bias in the u.s. coverage begins at 11:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. next, a discussion on the trump administration's relationship with russia. sits down with journalists from the new york times and npr as well as marine corps general john allen. this conversation is one hour 20 minutes. " is fundedb report

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