With Thanksgiving for the Life of Michael Kelland Hutchence
22nd January 1960 – 22nd November 1997
Thursday, 27th November 1997, 2:30 pm
St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney
Before the service begins, “By My side” by INXS is played.
(The people stand as the Choir and Clergy enter the Cathetral).
GATHERING IN GODS NAME
The Very Reverend Boak Jobbins, Dean of Sydney
(Sung by the Choir) Croft
I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
John 11: 25-6
I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another.
Job 19: 25-7
We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed by the name of the Lord.
1 Timothy 6: 7, Job 1: 21
(Led by Bradley Watt, said by all)
Loving God, you alone are the source of life.
May your life-giving Spirit flow through us,
and fill us with compassion, one for another.
In our sorrow give us the calm of your peace.
Kindle our hope, and let our grief give way to joy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The people sit.
Richard Wilkins, Music Journalist
“Into My Arms”, Nick Cave
Andrew Farris, INXS
THE MINISTRY OF GOD’S WORD
(Sung by the Choir)
I lift up my eyes to the hills: but where shall I find help? My help comes from the Lord: who has made heaven and earth. He will not suffer your foot to stumble: and he who watches over you will not sleep. Be sure he who has charge of Israel: will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord himself is your keeper: the Lord is your defence upon your right hand; The sun shall not strike you by day: nor shall the moon by night. The Lord will defend you from all evil: it is he who will guard your life. The Lord will defend your going out and your coming in: from this time forward for ever more. Glory to God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: as in the beginning, so now, and for ever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 15
The Very Reverend Boak Jobbins
(The people stand)
1 The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want.
He makes me down to lie
in pastures green, he leadeth me
the quiet waters by.
2 My soul he doth restore again;
and me to walk doth make
within the paths of righteousness,
e’en for his own name’s sake.
3 Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale,
yet will I fear non ill:
for thou art with me; and thy rod
and staff me comfort still.
4 My table thou has furnished
in presence of my foes
my head thou dost with oil anoint,
and my cup overflows
5 Goodness and mercy all my life
shall sureley follow me:
and in God’s house for evermore
my dwelling-place shall be.
THE PRAYERS (Led by Canon Jim Holbeck)
THE LORD’S PRAYER (Said by all)
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
THE GRACE (Said by all)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. Amen.
THE BLESSING The Dean
The people stand as the procession leaves the Cathedral.
Never Tear Us Apart by INXS is played.
Please remain in the Cathedral until after the family and other chief mourners have left.
St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir, directed by Michael Deasey, Organist and Master of the Choristers.
Organist: Mark Quarmby.