Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Lisa Cotharn's Memorial Service: Program and Audio

From Sept 3, 2009, at Jefferson Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, LA.

Updated, at bottom, with Dr. T. C. French, Jr.'s audio message.

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Some speakers in the first audio download:
  • Courtney Cotharn speaks at 16:00. Courtney is Lisa and Bruce's daughter.
  • Shelly Malone's remembrance is read by Robin Cotten at 20:40. Shelly is Lisa's sister.
  • Lisa and Bruce's friend, Pastor Tom Allen, of Crosspoint Church in Pearland, TX, remembers Lisa at 35:20.

First audio download, comprising the beginning and middle of the Memorial Service, at this link:, download "O1 Entire Album.m4a" (via the indicator at the bottom of the page).


Second audio download (of the final part of the Memorial Service), which includes Dr. T.C. French Jr.'s Message:

Dr. French's message begins at the 4:25 mark. Excerpts:

Romans 8:18
"I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that is to be revealed to us."
1 Corinthians 15:37-39
"You fool! That which you sow does not come to life unless it dies; and that which you sow, you do not sow the body which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of something else. But God gives it a body just as He wished, and to each of the seeds a body of its own."
For those like me, who were wondering if we correctly understood the message, Dr. French explained: we on Earth are the seed; we do not fully come to life until we die and receive our heavenly form.

Related End Zone post: My Sister in Law, Lisa Cotharn, died tonight


SpecialK said...

Greg, I listened to the service and thought the music was amazing. Courtney did a good job - bless her heart.

gcotharn said...

She did. She spoke from the heart.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea you posted all of that about Mom. I also didn't know how much you respected and adored her. It's incredibly refreshing to know how many people loved her as much as I did. I think that's what is helping me through such a rough time, is that people miss her. That people remember her, and that people will rejoice in the life she lived. Thanks Aunt Kathy for the sweet comment. Greg you are amazing, I don't know if I tell you that enough. PS: You're still my favorite Uncle.