Dedicated to the Glory of God
Ryan Clark Hastings
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that portion of the service.
Order of Worship
Rev. Nancy Hastings Sehested, Officiating Minister
|Organ Prelude||Christina Harmon|
|Welcome||Rev. Gary Stroope|
|The Call to Worship|
|The Minister: Dear People, let us
love one another, for love comes from God.
The People: And everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
The Minister: Anyone who fails to love does not know God.
The People: Because God is love.
I John 4:7
|Hymn||"Eternal Father, Strong to Save"
Eternal Father, strong to save
O Holy Spirit, who didst brood
Rev. Gary Stroope
John Hastings, Ryan’s uncle
Hastings, Ryan’s cousin
Roger Hastings, Ryan’s uncle
Dana Goodrich, Ryan’s stepfather
Jeanette Hastings, Ryan’s paternal grandmother
Larry Hastings, Ryan’s father
|Hymn||"Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound"|
|Blessing of the Child||
Abigail Hastings, Ryan’s aunt
|Prayer||Rev. C. B. Hastings, Ryan’s paternal grandfather|
|Solo||"The Lord’s Prayer"||
|Sermon||Rev. Nancy Hastings Sehested, Ryan’s aunt|
|Hymn||"Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory"|
|Benediction (audio)||Rev. Nancy Hastings Sehested, Ryan’s aunt|
The Family will greet friends in Ellis Parlor following the Memorial Service.
Memorials may be made to the Debate Team at William Howard Taft High School, San Antonio, Texas.
Ryan was interested in serving his country and had aspirations of attending the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland. He made a trip with his father just before his death to Washington D.C. to see the Naval Academy and the historical sites in the area. The following was printed in the Order of Worship
The Prayer of a Midshipman
Almighty Father, whose way is in the sea, whose paths are in the great waters, whose command is over all, and whose love never fails: Let me be aware of Your presence and obedient to Your will. Keep me true to my best self, guarding me against dishonesty in purpose and in deed, and helping me so to live that I can stand unashamed and unafraid before my shipmates, my loved ones, and You. Protect those in whose love I live. Give me the will to do the work of a man and to accept my share of responsibilities with a strong heart and a cheerful mind. Make me considerate to those entrusted to my leadership and faithful to the duties my country has entrusted to me. Let my uniform remind me daily of the traditions of the Service of which I am a part. If I am inclined to doubt, steady my faith; if I am tempted, make me strong to resist; if I should miss the mark, give me the courage to try again. Guide me with the light of truth and keep before me the life of Him by whose example and help I trust to obtain the answer to my prayer, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.