Lynne Kowalenko Funeral Service Aug. 26 @ 11:00 a.m.

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Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Lynne. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen. May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

[June 29] Christ Episcopal Church (415 Washington St. Toms River) is honored to host a Celebration of Life Service on Saturday, August 26 at 11:00 a.m. for Lynne Kowalenko, who died unexpectedly of pulmonary embolism on June 29. Burial of ashes will immediately follow in the Christ Church Memorial Garden. All are invited. The service will be carried live on the church’s Facebook page.

The service will be livestreamed on the church’s Facebook page. Christ Church hopes to also offer a time of fellowship with light refreshments following the burial.

Lynne grew up, worked and lived her entire life in the Toms River area. She is predeceased by her parents, Carole & Peter Kowalenko.

Lynne had a full life of many friends, involvement in many ministries and organizations near and far, much compassion for all as well as a passion for life. She loved Mickey Mouse, the NJ Devils, and her dog Piper.

Lynne was an active parishioner at Christ Episcopal Church in Toms River since approximately 2010.

During the past thirteen years Lynne also became active in many additional Episcopal churches in the surrounding area including St. Raphael (Brick) and St. Stephen (Waretown & Whiting). Lynne was also active in various forms in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Recently she was a student in the New Jersey School for Ministry.

At Christ Church, Lynne will be remembered for her abundant love and dedication to her church. Specifically, as an Acolyte, serving when and at every service available. She also ministered as a Lay Eucharistic Minister to many of homebound and sick parishioners. Lynne was always ready to volunteer of her time, talent, and treasure.  Lynne will be remembered by many friends and loved ones.

If you wish to honor Lynne’s memory with a monetary donation, please donate to Destiny’s Bridge. Unlike a traditional “homeless shelter” which simply provides a cot and a roof over ones’ head, Destiny’s Bridge will provide a tiny home “of their own” in which the homeless temporarily live as they begin the process of healing, surrounded by a community which offers care, rehabilitation and support so they can start the process of becoming productively integrated members of society.

May Lynne’s soul, with the souls of all the departed, rest in peace with God.

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