Russell, John Rolleston Service Sheet 2011

In Loving Memory of

John Rolleston Russell

6 June 1938 – 14 November 2011

Funeral Service held


St, Matthew’s Anglican Church
King Street, Hastings


Friday, 18 November 2011, at 2.00pm.

Minister: Reverend Graeme Pilgrim
Organist: Ngaire Anderson
Funeral Director: John Healey

Pall Bearers:

Andrew Russell   Sam Russell
Dan Russell   Mike Sleigh
Tom Lowry   David Scott

Welcome   Rev. Graeme Pilgrim


Immortal Invisible

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great name we praise.

Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, thou rulest in might;
Thy justice like mountains high soaring above
Thy clouds which are fountains of goodness and love.

To all life thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish; but naught changeth thee.

Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore thee, all veiling their sight;
All laud we would render: O help us to see
’tis only the splendour of light hideth thee.

Tributes   Frank Wilson
Tony Robinson
Andrew Russell



Guide Me O Great Redeemer

Guide me, O thou great redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty,
Hold me with thy powerful hand;
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven
Feed me till I want no more;
Feed me till I want no more.

Open now the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream doth flow;
Let the fire and cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer;
Be thou still my strength and shield;
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises,
I will ever give to thee;
I will ever give to thee.

Readings   Psalm 15   Sam Russell

Dalai Lama Instructions For Life
Dan Russell


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name;
Thy 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 them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; But deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen

Commendation & Committal


Please sign the register to record your presence here today.

Donations in memory of John can be made to
Cranford Hospice.
A donation box has been placed in the foyer.

Following the service you are invited to join the family for refreshments in the Church Hall, and thereafter at Tuna Nui Homestead.

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