Martha Selcho - April 15, 1932 – December 13, 2017
Martha passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 with family by her side. Survived by her loving husband Walter; daughters: Evelyn (Grant) Bridgeman of Winnipeg, Erica Neumann of Calgary; grandchildren: Laurissa and Garrett Bridgeman, Emily and Milla Rivera Neumann and (their father Martin Rivera); sister Edith Bischoff of Germany; nieces: Brigitte and Monika and nephew Helmut. Predeceased by her husband Theodor Neumann.
God be with you all until we meet again
Welcome and Announcements
Processional Hymn ~ How Great Thou Art
Eulogy to Mom ~ by Evelyn Bridgeman, Grant Bridgeman, Erica Neuman & Martin Rivera
Special Music by Shawneen Tutt
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Ecclesiastes3:1-8, 11~ read by Garrett Bridgeman
Psalm 23 ~ read by Laurissa Bridgeman
Gospel Reading ~ John 14:1-7 by Pastor Ed Skutshek
Sermon ~ Pastor Ed Skutshek
Hymn ~ Amazing Grace
The Lord’s Prayer
Recessional Hymn ~ Silent Night, Holy Night
Organ Postlude – Ellie Schindel
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 11
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
The Gospel ~ John 14:1-7
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”
The Funeral Service was held on Monday, December 18th at 10:00 am at Grace Lutheran Church, with interment to follow in the Westbank Cemetery. Floral tributes accepted or consider making a donation in Martha’s memory to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, 2268 Pandosy Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 1T2. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250.860.7077.
Grace Lutheran Church
Pastors: Ed Skutshek & David Wunderlich
1162 Hudson Road, West Kelowna, BC, V1Z 1J3