Memorial Service for Lori Vogel

January 12, 1975 – September 14, 2022

Gathering Music (Mary Bopp)


“We Are the Champions”
By Freddie Mercury
Performed by Mary Bopp

Opening Words


Chalice Lighting


By William Ernest Henley
Read by Carol Lacoss

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

Musical Interlude (Mary Bopp)

Eulogy (Rev. Josh Pawelek)


Christina Bailey
Kim Vogel Rowden
Anne Vogel

Remembrances:  Those gathered in person and on Zoom are invited to share brief memories of Lori.


“You’ve Got a Friend”
By Carole King
Performed by Kate Howard Bender, Mike Zanta and Jeannine Westbrook

Closing Reading

“In Blackwater Woods”
By Mary Oliver
Read by Rev. Josh Pawelek

Extinguishing the Chalice

Closing Circle

May faith in the spirit of life
And hope for the community of earth
And love of the light in each other
Be ours now, and in all the days to come