What began as a Kyrie is now an In memoriam for Gerry Coleman. From a 10/17/23 post by Lisa Blackley:

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear brother Gerry has gone home to his Heavenly Father. Even though he went to a rehab center, he took a turn yesterday and went back to ICU. He passed around 5pm Monday.

Arrangements will be coming soon. A celebration in the near future is being planned. We will be sure to get the word out. Please hold his mother Lois and his sister Cynthia close.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
THIS love IS everything!!
P.S. Gerry was interviewed by Ralph Schultz in January 2014 as part of the Center for Church Music’s “Profiles in American Lutheran Church Music.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPigCyrHRp8

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From a Facebook post by Lisa Blackley on 9-24-23
Our brother Gerry Coleman is going through some serious health challenges currently and we would ask your thoughts and prayers for him, his mother Lois, and sister Cynthia. Briefly, his existing COPD condition together with a recent Covid diagnosis has greatly compromised his ability to breathe. And, after progressively getting worse this past week, he was taken to the hospital and was subsequently admitted. He now rests in the ICU, is on a ventilator, and under sedation. We’ll keep you posted as to his status as details evolve. As our dear friend Gerry is so oft to proclaim, “Love is Everything!”

An update from Lisa on 9-25-23:
An update on Gerry:

Peter Schmidt has been in contact with his sister Cynthia. She shared that they are reducing his sedation and his lung x-ray is showing some improvement. Great news! Also, his mom Lois is recovering nicely from her Covid diagnosis. ❤️
Many have asked what they can do. If you’re so inclined, sending a personal note would mean so much to him. We all know he holds his relationships as a treasure. I’m certain, when able, Lois or Cynthia will read them to him.
The address:
6613 Third Street NW
Washington DC 20012
Thank you for your prayers. He is surrounded by a community that holds him close and truly believes that “Love is everything!”