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Service for Nestor de Armas, Friday January 21, 11:00 a.m. All Saints, Winter Park

The burial service for Nestor de Armas was Friday, January 21, 2022 11:00 a.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church, 338 Lyman Ave., Winter Park FL.
The service was streamed live.  A replay is available with the YouTube link below.
Our contemplative community is devastated by the loss of Nestor. He served a full term as the Coordinator for Contemplative Outreach of Central Florida beginning in 2014 as well as leading workshops, hosting retreats and training facilitators.  He would always ask, “Are we having fun yet?”  When Nestor was there, we always were.

Click here to view:  Burial of the Dead and Holy Eucharist, Rite II for Nestor Moises de Armas

Burial of the Dead and Holy Eucharist, Rite II for Nestor Moises de Armas
Recorded from Live Stream All Saints Episcopal Church
Winter Park, Florida
January 21, 2022, 11:00 a.m.

The Rev. Stuart Shelby, Celebrant and Preacher
The Rev. Elizabeth S. Tucker, Deacon
The Rev. Robert C. Lord, Assisting
Dr. Michael Ging, organist
Dr. Jeffrey Prickett, Subdeacon
Miles McDonnell, Crucifer
Sarah Lysiak Ging, Soloist

Sharing Links:
Dr. Leigh de Armas DeLorenzi 9:40
Doug Sheahan 20:08
Danny de Armas 25:20
Sermon by The Rev. Stuart Shelby 47:20

Good News Daily, August 16, 2015, written by Nestor de Armas
Sunday, Psalm 118 I shall not die but live, and recount the deeds of the Lord (v. 17, NRSV)
Nothing feels as cuddly as my grandchild on my lap. Like a sparrow settling into her nest, she rubs her shoulders back and forth across my chest. Her soft hair is fragrant under my chin. She takes a deep sigh. In complete trust, her tiny body relaxes into mine. I breathe her in. Ever so gently, with my left hand, I stroke her shoulder. Absentmindedly, she plays with my right thumb. I hold the future in my arms. I wonder, when her grandchild crawls unto her lap, will she remember what it was like to lie in mine? Then, it occurs to me I will be gone by then … eventually forgotten … “like vapor in the wind.” It is my mortality, not the future, I hold in my arms. Can I embrace that too, that final gift from God, that ultimate release? Yes, and like my precious grandchild sleeping on my lap, I will relax into God’s loving arms. 2 Samuel 17:1-23; Galatians 3:6-14; John 5:30-47n

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