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February 23, 1953 – May 14, 2024



February 23, 1953 – May 14, 2024


Today we gather in the name of the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to remember the life of Jerry Wylie and to proclaim the victory of Jesus Christ who has been raised from the dead.  Both the Old and the New Testaments of the Holy Bible speak powerfully of the resurrection of the dead. Isaiah, Hosea, and Paul all remind us, “’Death is swallowed up in victory.  O death, where is thy victory?  O death, where is thy sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ”.

Such is the wonder of the Christian faith.  When a Christian loved one is taken from us in death, we have the assurance that he or she has won the victory!  Our struggle with sin and death, pain and sorrow continues, but Jesus’ victory is complete!  Our sense of loss can be overwhelming, but His victory is won!



CALLING ON GOD            Psalm 23

Leader:  In the name of the Father, the † Son, and the Holy Spirit.

People:  Amen.

Leader:  The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 

People:  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters. 

Leader:  he restores my soul.  He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

People:  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 

Leader:  You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.  You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 

People:  Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. 

Leader:  Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

People:  Thanks be to God!

OPENING HYMN            “Amazing Grace”

Text by John Newton. Adapted and arranged by John Coates, Jr.

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.


‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved;

How precious did that grace appear

The hour I first believed!


Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares

I have already come;

‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,

And grace will lead me home.


When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we first begun.


Leader:  Let us pray.  O God of grace and mercy, we give thanks for Your loving-kindness shown to Jerry and to all Your servants who, having finished their course in faith, now rest from their labors.  Grant that we also may be faithful unto death and receive the crown of eternal life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

People:  Amen. 


On Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 9:19 a.m., Jerry Lee Wylie passed away at home at the age of 71. The world has lost a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Jerry grew up in Philomath, Oregon. After graduating high school, he joined and served in the U.S. Army from 1971-1974. He met his wife of 50 years, Kathy, in late 1973. They fell in love and married Nov. 23, 1974. They had two daughters together. Jerry was always proud of his family. He was a loving, devoted and hard-working husband and father, and loved by all who touched his life.

In Jerry’s professional life, he was a jack of all trades in the construction industry. From reading, drafting, and writing blueprints.

Jerry was diagnosed with dementia 10 years ago. He wanted to help others in their journey with dementia, so he proudly founded the Dementia Warriors support group seven years ago (2017). Dementia Warriors is actively thriving with approximately 69 members.

Outside of focusing on the Dementia Warriors support group, Jerry loved spending time fishing and camping with his grandkids and enjoyed woodworking and designing floor plans.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Kathy Brode-Wylie, three daughters, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, three sisters, one sister-in-law, three brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, father and one brother and of course, Barney (his beloved dog). He truly was the Rock of our family. He will be missed dearly.

FIRST READING               Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

GOSPEL                 MATTHEW 11:25-30

25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.

27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


Pastor Lucke

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Leader:  Father in heaven, give to the friends of Jerry and to all who mourn comfort in their grief and a sure confidence in Your loving care that, casting all their sorrow on You, they may know Your love.  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  Hear our prayer. 

Leader:  Receive our thanks for Jerry and for all the blessings You bestowed on her in this earthly life.  Bring us at last to our heavenly home that with her we may see You face to face in the joys of paradise.  Lord, in Your mercy,

People:  Hear our prayer. 

Leader:  O God of all grace, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to bring life and immortality to life.  We give You thanks that by His death He destroyed the power of death and by His resurrection He opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers.  Strengthen us in the confidence that because He lives we shall live also, and that neither death nor life nor things present nor things to come will be able to separate us from Your love, which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

People:  Amen. 


ALL:  Our Father who 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 those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil. 

For Thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory

forever and ever.  Amen.

CLOSING SONG              “How Great Thou Art”

Stuart Wesley Keene Hine; Copyright 1949 and 1953 Stuart Hine Trust CIO Stuart K. Hine Trust (Administration: USA All rights by Capitol CMG Publishing, except print rights for USA, North, Central and South America administered by Hope Publishing. All other non USA Americas rights by the Stuart Hine Trust. Rest of World –

O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder

Consider all the worlds, Thy hands have made

I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder

Thy pow’r thru’out, The universe displayed


Chorus:          Then sings my soul, My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art, How great Thou art

Then sings my soul, My Savior God to Thee

How great Thou art, How great Thou art


When through the woods, And forest glades I wander

And hear the birds, Sing sweetly in the trees

When I look down, From lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook, And feel the gentle breeze



Leader:  The Lord bless you and keep you.

The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.

The Lord look upon you with favor and +give you peace.

People: Amen.