Saturday, January 25, 2014

Michael Rath, January 13, 1995 — January 22, 2014

Thank you all for your prayers for James, Kathy and Jake as they mourn Michael's death.

Pastors Jim Warren and Randy Solomon opened and closed the wake:

The video camera ran out of memory, so there is only an audio recording of the remembrances:

This is the playlist from the funeral, which is made up of some of Mike's favorite songs...
Michael Rath's Memorial by RichS on Grooveshark

Click here for the funeral program.

During the service the Sunday following the funeral Bill H prayed for the Rath family...

You can find the whole service at (2/2/14).

During the service the Sunday service, the morning of the wake Pastor Joyce Swingle prays for the Rath family...
You can find the whole service at (1/26/14).

Pastor Jim Warren baptized Mike at
Ridgeway Alliance Church, where his
funeral was held.
From one of Mike's favorite songs:

Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead

And I will rise when He calls my name
No more sorrow, no more pain
I will rise on eagles' wings
Before my God fall on my knees
And rise
I will rise

And I hear the voice of many angels sing,
"Worthy is the Lamb"
And I hear the cry of every longing heart,
"Worthy is the Lamb"

From "I Will Rise" by Chris Tomlin


  1. I'm writing this through tears. We pray the Holy Spirit, also known as the Comforter, will walk with you through this season of grief.

    You're in our thoughts and prayers.

    in Christ alone,
    Rich and Pastor Joyce

  2. Please pray that the family will be comforted, loved, and soothed by the Lord's Spirit through the kindnesses and love of His People. Pray that the services honor Michael's life, faith, family and friends. Pray for the Lord's comfort and shalom for James, Kathy and Jake and all the extended family and friends. Ask God to remember and reach each person who loved and cared for Michael in healing and comfort.

  3. Praying for all of you in this time of grief.

  4. Praying for you James, Kathy, & Jake.

    Ken & Susan Blish

  5. Stephen and Christi BennettJanuary 31, 2014 at 5:51 AM

    James, Kathy & Jake, You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.God be with you and hold you close.