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Jim Greendyke

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GATHERING

Dying, Christ destroyed our death.
Rising, Christ restored our life.
Christ will come again in glory.
As in baptism Jim Greendyke put on Christ,
so in Christ may Jim be clothed in glory.
Here and now, dear friends, we are God’s children.
What we shall be has not yet been revealed;
But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is.
Those who have this hope purify themselves
as Christ is pure.

Opening Prayer

Jim was retired as a Sales Representative for Service Beauty Supply where he had been employed for 50 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, an avid golfer and a longtime member of the former Greenville Country Club. During the late 60s and early 70s, he enjoyed racing Corvettes. He was also very active in all outdoor activities including his love for snow skiing.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Gerald Greendyke.
Let us pray.O God, who gave us birth, you are ever more ready to hear than we are to pray. You know our needs before we ask, and our ignorance in asking. Give to us now your grace, that as we shrink before the mystery of death, we may see the light of eternity. Speak to us once more your solemn message of life and of death. Help us to live as those who are prepared to die. And when our days here are accomplished, enable us to die as those who go forth to live, so that living or dying, our life may be in you, and that nothing in life or in death will be able to separate us from your great love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
Jim is survived by his wife of 32 years Kathy (O'Dell) Greendyke. Also, children Jean Greendyke, Doug (Laura) Greendyke, Jonnie (Andrew) Furmanchik, Jan (Ed) McInnis, Scott Greendyke, Amy (Brent) Demoray, and Michelle (Steve) Jones; grandchildren Andrew, Christian, Joanna, Mary Grace, Elizabeth, Anna, Caroline, Evan, Reagan, and Keira; brother John (Leslie) Greendyke; sister Doree (Bob) Lee; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was someone who always looked for the positive, loved life, loved his family and was so proud of his children and grandchildren.

Amazing Grace

Words of Hope

Jesus said, I am the resurrection and I am life.Those who believe in me, even though they die, yet shall they live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.I died, and behold I am alive for evermore, and I hold the keys of hell and death. Because I live, you shall live also.

A Time to Remember

Friends, we have gathered here to praise God and to witness to our faith as we celebrate the life of Jim Greendyke. We come together in grief, acknowledging our human loss.May God grant us grace, that in pain we may find comfort, in sorrow hope, in death resurrection.
James D. Greendyke Jr., age 78, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, September 16, 2018, at the Village Green of Greenville. Jim was born April 19, 1940, in Evanston, Illinois, and the son of the late James and Dorothy (Tulloch) Greendyke.
Jim was retired as a Sales Representative for Service Beauty Supply where he had been employed for 50 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, an avid golfer and a longtime member of the former Greenville Country Club. During the late 60s and early 70s, he enjoyed racing Corvettes. He ran in France in the 1973 Le Mans 24 Hours. He was also active in daytona, Sebring, as well as Mid-Ohio races. He was also very active in all outdoor activities including his love for snow skiing, and golfing.
But the one thing that stood out was his soft spokenness, and his contagious smile. I never remember seeing Jim without a smile.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Gerald Greendyke.
Jim is survived by his wife of 32 years Kathy (O'Dell) Greendyke. Also, children Jean Greendyke, Doug (Laura) Greendyke, Jonnie (Andrew) Fur-man-chik, Jan (Ed) McInnis, Scott Greendyke, Amy (Brent) Dem-or-ay, and Michelle (Steve) Jones; grandchildren Andrew, Christian, Joanna, Mary Grace, Elizabeth, Anna, Caroline, Evan , Reagan, and Keira; brother John (Leslie) Greendyke; sister Doree (Bob) Lee; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
I spoke with Evan, and he said that his grandpa took him golfing. He taught him the importance of clean golf balls, and clubs.
Jim was someone who always looked for the positive, loved life, loved his family and was so proud of his children and grandchildren.

Jack Sloat

Jack Float

Old Testament Reading

Psalm 23 NIV
A psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

New Testament Reading

Romans 5:1–5 NIV
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

The Gospel Reading

John 14:1–4 NIV
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.”
John 14:1-

Sermon

“A Place Prepared”Title: “A Place Prepared”
Introduction
Jesus was about to leave his disciples, and their hearts were heavy with sorrow. Their dearest Friend was no longer to be physically present. This was more than they could bear. Jesus, sensing this, said, “Let not your hearts be troubled.” This was what they needed for their hour of crisis.We stand much in the same position today. Our friend, our loved one, has been removed from our midst, and our hearts are breaking with sorrow.I believe that the same message that Jesus gave two thousand years ago to those sorrowing disciples, he gives to us in this hour. Basically, Jesus gives us three promises we can trust in.
I. Trust that God is sufficient.“You believe in God, believe also in me.”
A. Jim embodied this faith. Early in life Jim placed her trust in Jesus. Every step of his life was lived in this faith. Like Enoch, he “walked with God and he was not, for God took him.” God simply said, “I’ve left you on earth long enough. Now I want you home with me.”
B. This same faith sustains us today. It helps us to see that God is working for good in all things for those who love him and are called according to his purpose ().
C. Our faith tells us that God’s grace is sufficient for our every need in the hour of crisis.
II. Trust that death is not the end.It is the beginning of a richer, fuller, more abundant life than we have ever known. “I will come again and receive you unto myself.”
A. It means that Jim is today with Christ.
B. He is in heaven with all of its glories.
C. There is no more sorrow or heartache for him. There is no more suffering. He is now released from all this. Instead, there is joy and happiness and peace.D. For Jim it is a time of reward. Now, Jesus has said to him, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”When Jim came through the gates of heaven, he no doubt looked at Peter and said, “Where is the best golf course up here?”
III. Trust that we can see our loved one again.“Where I am, there ye may be also.”
A. One day Jesus shall come for us also.
B. We, too, shall be with our Savior and with those whom “we have loved and lost for a while.” That husband or wife, that father or mother, that sister or brother will be seen and known before the throne of God.
Conclusion: This is our Christian faith. This is why we do not come to this hour with unrestrained sorrow and grief. This is why we can even rejoice in the victory Jim has experienced. This is what Christ does for his own! These are the promises we have, promises we can trust in: Trust that God is sufficient, Trust that death is not the end, and Trust that we can see Jim again.
again.
Jim in heaven you will never hook or slice a ball again. It will be straight down fairway. However, would could not send you away with a new golf towel.

Graveside Service

In the midst of life, we are in death;      from whom can we seek help?(NINTH CENTURY)Our help is in the name of the Lord     who made heaven and earth.God who raised Christ from the dead     will give life to your mortal bodies also     through the Spirit that dwells in you.(, ALT.)
Listen, I will tell you a mystery!We will not all die, but we will all be changed.For this perishable body must put on imperishability,     and this mortal body must put on immortality.
Then the saying that is written will be fulfilled:     "Death has been swallowed up in victory."     "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?"But thanks be to God,     who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let us pray:
Almighty God,     into your hands we commend your son, Jim  in sure and certain hope of resurrection to eternal life     through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
This body we commit to the ground(to the elements, to its resting place ),     earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust. (TRADITIONAL)
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.Yes, says the Spirit, they will rest from their labors     for their deeds follow them.(, ALT.)

Let us pray

O Lord, support us all the day long of our troubled life,     until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes,       and the busy world is hushed,       and the fever of life is over and our work is done.Then in your mercy grant us a safe lodging,     and a holy rest, and peace at the last;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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