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5/16/12 at 09:52 AM 1 Comments

Live Blog: Chuck Colson Memorial Service

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11:50 A.M. The Chuck Colson memorial services has concluded. The Christian Post would like to thank the Washington National Cathedral for webcasting the memorial service. The pictures from the live blog come from this broadcast.

11:48 A.M. - Organist playing.

11:43 A.M. - Ending procession.

11:43 A.M. - Choir singing Great Is Thy Faithfulness.

11:39 A.M. - Choir singing Abide With Me.

11:37 A.M. - Responsive reading.

11:34 A.M. - Choir singing.

11:31 A.M. - Responsive reading.

11:30 A.M. - Congregation recites the Lord's Prayer.

11:27 A.M. - Wintley Phipps sings It Is Well With My Soul.

11:23 A.M. - In a prayer George gives thanks for the life of Chuck Colson.

11:22 A.M. - George talks how people asked a similar question when D.L. Moody died. God raised up new leaders: Billy Graham, Martin Luther King and Chuck Colson.

11:20 A.M. - George asks, "Who will take the place of Chuck Colson?"

11:18 A.M. - "To live is Christ to die is gain".

11:16 A.M. - George tells a story of Colson visiting a prison in India where most prisoners were untouchables. Colson shooked their hands. The gospel of Christ means that "there are no untouchables."

11:12 A.M. - George talks about Colson's belief that Christians are dual citizens.

11:11 A.M. - George talks about Colson's efforts to bring unify Christians with two projects: - Evangelicals and Catholics Together and The Manhattan Declaration.

11:08 A.M. - George tells how Colson asked Lanny Davis for forgiveness.

11:06 A.M. - "There is no limit to the love of God."

The Rev. Dr. Timothy George

11:03 A.M. - Colson's legacy: Prison Fellowship is now in 113 nations. Angel Tree served the children of inmates.

11:02 A.M. - The Rev. Dr. Timothy George, dean of the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University delivers the homily. George talks about Colson's conversion.

10:55 A.M. - Bible Reading - Matthew 25: 35-45

10:53 A.M. - Wintley Phipps hums Amazing Grace and then sings this hymn written by John Newton. Newton was a friend of William Wilberforce, an 19th century politician that was a role model for Chuck Colson.

10:46 A.M. - Albert H. Quie, former congressman and former acting CEO of Prison Fellowship Ministries, eulogizes Chuck Colson. Quie talks about how Chuck Colson was a forgiving person.

10:40 A.M. - Bible Readiing: Philippians 3:7-21

10:38 A.M. - Choir singing.

10:34 A.M. - Danny Croce, founder of New Hope Correctional Ministry finishes moving tribute to Colson and choir sings hymn.

10:29 A.M. - A question is asked: What is the chief purpose of man?

10:28 A.M. - Danny Croce says Chuck Colson was a friend of sinners just like Jesus Christ.

10:24 A.M. - Bible reading: Luke 4:18

10:23 A.M. - Emily challenges everyone present to follow her dad's example: protect the weak and and live courageous lives.

10:21 A.M. - Emily tells how her son Max has autism and Chuck took time to spend with his grandson.

10:20 A.M. - Emily Colson, the daughter of Chuck Colson, talks about the transformation that happened after her dad became a Christian.

Emily encourages fathers to be good role models for their children.

10:14 A.M. - Harp music

10:13 A.M. - Scripture reading.

10:12 A.M. - Opening prayer.

10:11 A.M. - Choir sings On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand.

10:08 A.M. - Francis Wade, Interim dean of Washington National Cathedral, greets everyone.

10:06 A.M. - Bible verses read about the resurrection of the dead such as John 11:25

10:05 A.M. - Procession as bell chimes in the background.

10:01 A.M. - Harp music at the Chuck Colson Memorial Service

9:59 A.M. - Chuck Colson, served as special counsel for President Richard Nixon and became a Christian during the Watergate scandal. Colson founded Prison Fellowship Ministries.

9:52 A.M. - In eight minutes the memorial service for Chuck Colson will begin in the Washington National Cathedral. An organist is playing music as family and friends assemble for the service.

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