Remembering Reverend Clementa Pinckney

The family of the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney would like to thank each one of you for all acts of kindness rendered to our family during this difficult time.

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To President and Mrs. Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, Bishop Norris, Presiding Elder Goff, other ministers of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the members of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Governor Haley, colleagues in the South Carolina Legislature, Mayor Riley, the citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, other elected officials and to all of you who have prayed for us; We Thank You. A part of our burdens have been lifted, our frowns have been replaced by smiles and our pain has been soothed by your loving support.

May God continue to bless each one of you in a special way.

The Order of Celebration

Friday, June 26, 2015

11:00 a.m.

TD Arena – Charleston, South Carolina

Pre-Service Music 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

Lowcountry Voices – Sandra Barnhardt & Nathan L. Nelson

Musical Prelude …………………………………..……………………………………,,,,,,,,,,,………….…Medley of Spiritual Songs

The Processional 11:45 a.m.

The Call to Worship………………………………………………………….………. The Right Reverend John Richard Bryant

Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Presiding Prelate of the Fourth Episcopal District of the AME Church

Musical Selection …………………..… “He’s Done So Much for Me”…………. Mother Emanuel AME Church Choir

Reflections from the State Capitol……………………………………………………..………..…….Chaplain James I. St. John

Chaplain South Carolina State Senate

The Honorable Gerald Malloy, Senate District 29

Chesterfield, Darlington, Lee, and Marlboro Counties

The Honorable Reverend Joseph Neal, House District 70

Richland and Sumter Counties

Episcopal Expressions…………………………………………………..……………. The Right Reverend John Richard Bryant

Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Presiding Prelate of the Fourth Episcopal District of the AME Church

Reflections from the Clergy……………………………………………………….The Reverend Dr. Ronnie Elijah Brailsford

Pastor, Bethel AME Church

The Reverend Dr. John H. Gillison

Retired, Presiding Elder

The Reverend Dr. George F. Flowers

Executive Director, AME Global Witness & Ministry

Mother Emanuel Church Resolution and Tribute……………………………….……….Mother Emanuel AME Church

Musical Selection ………………… “How Excellent” ……………………………….. Mother Emanuel AME Church Choir

Acknowledgement of Civic and Religious Leaders…………………………….……………..……. Sister Tylaunda Corbin

Musical Tribute ……..……..”Permit Now, Oh Lord: My Soul To Enter”……………………..…..Dr. Greg McPherson

Reflections from the Friends, the Church, & the Family:

The Reverend Chris Vaughn, Friend

Brother William Dudley Gregorie, Church

The Reverend Dr. Kylon Jerome Middleton, Spiritual Brother

Brother Ronnie Johnson, Cousin

The Reverend Donald Sheftal, Cousin

The Order of Eulogistic Services

Eulogistic Services Officiated By:

The Reverend Dr. Norvel Goff, Sr., Presiding Elder

The Edisto District of the South Carolina Annual Conference

Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Opening Selection………..…. “My Help” ……………. Lowcountry Voices – Sandra Barnhardt & Nathan L. Nelson

Opening Sentences……………………………………………………………….………………The Reverend Dr. Norvel Goff, Sr.

Presiding Elder, The Edisto District

The Hymn of Comfort

The Choir and Congregation………………… “It is Well”…………..………..…… The Reverend Dr. Charles Watkins

Pastor, Morris Brown AME Church

The Invocation ……………………………………………………………………….….……………….. The Reverend Joseph Postell

Presiding Elder, The Lancaster District

The Anthem ………………………..“O God Our Help in Ages Past” ……….… Mother Emanuel AME Church Choir

The Old Testament Scripture……………………………..………..…………………………..Reverend Dr. Lawrence Gordon

Pastor, Macedonia AME Church

The Epistle ………………………………………………….…………………..……………………The Reverend Gregory M. Kinsey

Pastor, Saint John AME Church

The Gospel ………………………………..…………………..………………………..…………… The Reverend Dr. Juenarrl Keith

Presiding Elder, The Mount Pleasant District

Eulogistic Hymn …………..………… “My Hope Is Built” ……..……..……………Mother Emanuel AME Church Choir

Eulogy………………….…………………………………………………..…………….…………………………President Barack Obama

President of the United States of America

Prayer of Comfort………………………………………………………………………….………………The Reverend Joseph Darby

Presiding Elder, The Beaufort District

Acknowledgement on Behalf of the Family…..…………………………..…….The Reverend Dr. Chris Leevy Johnson

Leevy’s Funeral Home

Recessional ………………….… “You’ve Got to Answer to Your Name” ………….… Pastor H. E. Dixon & Company

Postlude

Committal, Prayer, Benediction and Internment

Saint James A.M.E. Church Cemetery

Marion, South Carolina

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