NECROLOGICAL SERVICE

INCAT BATCH 88

PART ONE

WELCOMING

Today, my friends, while we are saddened by the untimely demise of a good man – a friend and a brother in one, we are all gathered
here to celebrate his life. During his birthdays, we join him in thanksgiving for all the blessings he received. Today, as we are soon sending
him HOME to the FATHER, may we gather our thoughts – our love and prayers, to celebrate with him as he had accomplished successfully his
mission in life on earth?
This is not easy though, because the sadness and the thought that he will be gone forever are physically hunting. It is a clear
indication that he will no longer be with us but let his memories linger to remind us we, too, will any time join him in Heaven.
My friends, to celebrate the journey of our dear brother to the Kingdom of God, let us rejoice and sing glory to God and to the
mission accomplished by him.
OPENING SONG – LIFT UP YOUR HANDS TO GOD
Life is not all that bad, my friend, hmmm
If you believe in yourself, if you believe there's Someone
Who walks through life without you
You'll never be alone just learn to reach out, and open your heart
Lift up hands to God, and He'll show you the way.
And He said, "Cast your burdens upon Me those who are heavily laden,
Come to Me, all of you who are tired of carrying heavy loads,
For the yoke I will give you is easy and My burden is light,
Come to Me and I will give you rest."
When you feel the world is tumbling' down on you,
And you have no one that you can hold on to,
Just face the rising sun and you'll see hope, and there's no need to run
Lift up your hands to God, and He'll make you feel all right.
And He said, "Cast your burdens upon Me, those who are heavily laden,
Come to Me, all of you who are tired of carrying heavy loads,
For the yoke I will give you is easy and My burden is light,
Come to Me and I will give you rest."
PART TWO

NECROLOGICAL SERVICE PROPER

WELCOME TALK
LEADER:

Nelson will be gone forever in our midst. As an individual, he was just that full of compassion and love, hopes
and dreams – that soonest and before he left, his mission accomplished. We must count ourselves extremely
lucky if at some time during our lives we happen to befriend a wonderful man like him, whose zest for life and
capacity to live life to the full was inspiring. He gave of his time so willingly to colleagues and friends and
never expected anything in return.
These truly are significant to remember and let us be happy despite his untimely demise, for he is now
heading to God’s place after he has done the best he could leave us to remember.
SONG TO CELEBRATE – AMAZING GRACE
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed. (Repeat)

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for I am gentle and humble of heart. APO. To all of these. his unfathomable concern and love for all. LEADER: As we are preparing altogether for this memorial service to our departed. find God with us – giving us all the strength and courage to move on with God’s grace and mercy. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me. as we sing and pray… Amami… (continue) Amen. ALL: Amen. and you will find rest for your souls. grant your peace. In opening. INVOCATION (All shall say the prayer at once. Especially. let us whom left behind. Edgar Timoteo Aguilar became God's temple. with reverence we bless his mortal body. find peace. ALL: With God there is mercy and fullness of redemption. LEADER: Blessed are those who have died in the Lord. whom you have graciously received into your presence. O Lord. and bring us at last with them into the joy of your home not made with hands but eternal in the heavens. as we listen to this song. Let perpetual light shine upon them. READER: Please pray with me our invocation as we offer to God our service today for our loved one – Nelson De Leon Mateo. we pray… Eternal rest grant unto Nelson De Leon Mateo. may we invoke God’s mercy and forgiveness to be upon our dearly departed? Let us whom left behind find console and relief from grief. We praise you for those dear to us whom we name in our hearts before you.NECROLOGICAL SERVICE INCAT BATCH 88 LEADER: And to continue say farewell to a good friend . ALL: Let your perpetual light shine upon him especially. MANGNGGASIKA… LEADER: May the grace of Jesus Christ and the Love of God and the companionship of the Holy Spirit be with us. let them rest from their labors. for their good deeds go with them. let us join in praying for the eternal repose of the soul of our dearly departed. LEADER: My brothers and sisters. all you who labor and are overburdened and I will give you rest. we praise you for Nelson De Leon Mateo. may we all together recall in silence his loving service to others. Jesus says: "Come to me. Nelson De Leon Mateo. 2 . It is in this moment that we pray heartily to God to welcome our departed in heaven and into eternal glory. O Lord Jesus Christ. that your presence may lead us through our years. my yoke is easy and my burden light. Yes." The Lord God lives in his holy temple yet abides in our midst. we shall offer this for him and for the rest of our dearly beloveds who have gone ahead of us. we praise you for the great company of all those who have finished their course in faith and now rest from their labor. Amen. Through Jesus Christ our Lord.in our very special way. Together. and help us so to believe where we have not seen. Since in Baptism. In deep silence. let us whom left behind find unburdened and let us whom left behind.) Eternal God. LEADER: Brothers and Sisters please let us all are together for the invocation. and the spirit of God lived in him. and to all of our departed.

and that I should raise it up on the last day. holy and compassionate. LEADER: Lord Jesus. and think I lost my way And still you’re there right beside me And nothing will I fear. ALL: Amen. but to do the will of Him who sent me. O Lord. LEADER: May we all sit in a while. Yet above all. ALL: Amen. LEADER: May he rest in peace. and that I shall raise them up on the last day. and of the Son. but by your glorious power give him light. not to do my own will. LEADER: May the love of God and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ bless and console us and gently wipe every tear from our eyes: in the name of the Father. we certainly know that we are ready to face this chapter of our life with God’s comforting words. Listen to our prayers.” This is the gospel of the Lord. ALL: Amen. as long as you are near Please be near me to the end Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a lamp unto my path (2x) Our gospel today is according to John. because I have come from heaven. ALL: Amen. Yes. so that all people might be saved and pass from death into a new life. SCRIPTURE READING – THY WORD Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a lamp unto my path (2x) When I feel afraid. joy. Jesus said to the crowd: “All that the father gives me will come to me and whoever comes to me I shall not turn away. through the mercy of God. EXHORTATION AND TESTIMONIES REFLECTION OF THE WORD – POWER OF YOUR LOVE 3 . you willingly gave yourself up to death. By dying you opened the gates of life for those who believe in you: do not let our brother be parted from you. ALL: And let perpetual light shine upon him.NECROLOGICAL SERVICE INCAT BATCH 88 Eternal rest grants unto him. and peace in heaven. LEADER: May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed. rest in peace. it is my Father’s will that whoever sees the son and believes in Him shall have eternal life. forgives Nelson De Leon Mateo and his sins. where you live for ever and ever. The scriptures of God had become our strength these days where we needed most comfort and support. ALL: Amen. Lord Jesus. look with love on your people who mourn and pray for Tim. our Redeemer. and of the Holy Spirit. Now the will of Him who sent me is that I shall have nothing of all that has given to me.

I’ll rise up like the eagle And I will soar with you. ALL: Amen. the weaknesses I see in me Will be stripped away. Yes. Nelson proved to us. as you live in me Lord. In your mercy forgive our sins and let us one day see each other again in the radiance of eternal joy. Lord. let your love surround me Bring me near. Nelson De Leon Mateo who was baptized into your everlasting life. Nelson had never failed to forgive and always has a compassionate heart. Nelson was not perfect but he tried much to have always been someone to be too good to be true. FLOWER OFFERING and FINAL VIEWING HINDI KITA MALILIMUTAN 4 . (Response) Creator God.NECROLOGICAL SERVICE INCAT BATCH 88 Lord. LEADER AND AL: Brothers and Sister in Christ. Let our response be: Hear our prayers Lord. In Christ’s name. in your mercy you have chosen us in Christ to be part of your family. unveil my eyes. Hold me close. for the church and the world. Help us bear the burden of sorrow in a spirit of faith and hope. hear our prayers. you command us to honor father and mother. but will always be in their memories… Now that he is gone. by the power of your love. draw me to your side And as I wait. all we remember are our good memories of him. Welcome our brother Nelson De Leon Mateo into your paradise and strengthen our hope that we will share with him in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. let me see you face to face The knowledge of your love. (Response) Give strength to his family and every one of us who mourn. A lot more were not remembered. he never had stopped loving and being loved. receive him now into your eternal embrace. renewed Flowing from the grace that I found in you. Nelson had never stopped caring and being cared. let us pray. I come to you Let my heart be changed. by the power of your love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. ALL: Amen. (Response) We pray for all our deceased members who have died in faith that they may be raised up on the last day. ALL: Hear our prayers. Lord. And Lord I come to know. your spirit leads me on By the pow’r of your love. who lives and reigns with you forever and ever. Nelson was not perfect but we would not like to remember the bad times if there are… after all. Almighty God. as your will unfolds in my life In living everyday. RESPONSE FROM THE FAMILY LEADER: Many have been said. LEADER: Gracious and loving God. LEADER: We pray for our beloved brother. we pray for our deceased loved ones. renew my mind.

.. when everything went wrong Together we were strong... you've never let me down You've turned my life around. Through the years I've never been afraid. Kailanma'y di. kailanma'y di pababayaan Hindi kita malilimutan. Through the years It's better every day. Hindi kita malilimutan.. you've never let me down You turned my life around. Kailanma'y di pababayaan. through all the good and bad I know how much we had. kailanma'y di pababayaan. Pababayaan FINAL SONG – THROUGH THE YEARS I can't remember when you weren't there When I didn't care for anyone but you I swear we've been through everything there is Can't imagine anything we've missed Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do Through the years.. hindi kita pababayaan. Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya Sanggol sa kanyang sinapupunan.... Sanggol sa kanyang sinapupunan. by loving you Through the years Through the years.. Kailanma'y di pababayaan. kailanma'y di pababayaan. kailanma'y di pababayaan Hindi kita malilimutan. I know that I belong Right here with you. Through the years It's better every day. Nakaukit magpakailanman sa 'king palad ang 'yong pangalan Malilimutan ba ng ina ang anak na galing sa kanya. Hindi kita malilimutan. the sweetest days I've found I've found with you. Hindi kita malilimutan. I'll stay with you Through the years. kailanma'y di pababayaan.NECROLOGICAL SERVICE INCAT BATCH 88 Hindi kita malilimutan. who I listened to before I swear you taught me everything I know Can't imagine needing someone so But through the years it seems to me I need you more and more Through the years. you've kissed my tears away As long as it's okay.. Hindi kita malilimutan. Through the years I never had a doubt. Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan Chorus: Hindi kita malilimutan.. paano niyang matatalikdan Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina ang anak niyang tangan Chorus: Hindi kita malilimutan. Kailanma'y di pababayaan Hindi kita malilimutan. I've loved the life we've made And I'm so glad I've stayed. I've always been so glad To be with you. the sweetest days I've found I've found with you. 5 . we'd always work things out I've learned what life's about. right here with you Through the years I can't remember what I used to do Who I trusted.. I'll stay with you Through the years Through the years. paano niyang matatalikdan. Kailanma'y di.. you've kissed my tears away As long as it's okay.