Here is the memorial service that we have planned for this Sunday in Huntsville. I would ask you to pray for me as I preach twice in the morning at Southwood Presbyterian Church, from 1 Thessalonians 5:18 on giving thanks in all circumstances, and then do my mom’s funeral service at 2 p.m. using Hebrews 12:28-29 as my text. Amazingly, the preaching was planned several weeks ago. God’s timing was perfect and my prayer is that many will see and hear the love of Christ powerfully displayed. Your intercession would be a means of grace to me personally.

A Service of Christian Worship and Remembrance of Marie Freeman Armstrong

November 21, 1915 €“— November 19, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007 @ Southwood Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, Alabama


Invocation                                                   Dr. Michael Honeycutt

Hymn                                €œ"It Is Well with My Soul"€

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
"€œIt is well with my soul."€

Though Satan should buffet, tho’€™ trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed his own blood for my soul.

My sin,€” O, the glorious thought,
My sin, €”not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

And, Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll,
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
Even so; €”it is well with my soul.


It is well (it is well), with my soul (with my soul),
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Solo        "Give Me Jesus"                            Mrs. Angie Reed

A Pastoral Remembrance                             Dr. Michael Honeycutt

Old Testament Reading    Psalm 23              Dr. Michael Honeycutt

Words of Remembrance                                 

Dr. Greg Armstrong, Mr. Tom Tollett and Mrs. Della Park
New Testament Reading    Hebrews 11:1-16 Dr. Michael Honeycutt

Solo        "Amazing Grace"€                           Mrs. Angie Reed

Remembering the Life of Marie Armstrong    Dr. John H. Armstrong
and the Kingdom that Cannot Be Shaken

Hymn                                 "My Jesus I Love Thee"€

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign;
My gracious Redeemer, My Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ‘tis now.

I love Thee, because Thou hast first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’€™s tree;
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ‘€˜tis now.

I’€™ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’€™ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’€™ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ‘€˜tis now.

Concluding Words and Benediction                 Dr. Michael Honeycutt

Internment of the earthly body of Marie Armstrong will follow the memorial service at Memory Gardens, located at 6810 University Drive, Huntsville. Everyone is invited to this brief service of committal.

A meal for family and out-of-town guests will be held at Southwood Presbyterian Church at 5:00 p.m., following the graveside service.

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