Rest in Peace, Sarah Bear

God of all, your love never ends.
When all else fails, you still are God.
We pray to you for one another in our need,
  and for all, anywhere, who mourn with us this day.
To those who doubt, give light;
  to those who are weak, strength;
  to all who sorrow, your peace.
Keep true in us
  the love with which we hold one another.
In all our ways we trust you.
And to you,
  with your church on earth and in heaven,
  we offer honor and glory, now and forever.
Amen.

O God, all that you have given us is yours.
As first you gave Sarah to us,
  so now we give Sarah back to you.
Receive Sarah into the arms of your mercy.
Raise Sarah up with all of your creation.
Receive us also, and raise us into a new life.
Help us so to love and serve you in this world.

Into your hands, O merciful Savior,
  we commend your servant Sarah.
Receive Sarah into the arms of your mercy,
  into the blessed rest of everlasting peace,
  and into the glorious company of the saints of light.
Amen.

 Adapted from the United Methodist Hymnal

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