ALSO...
THE CENTURION || THE CITY OF THE KING || THE BOY WHO CAUGHT THE FISH || ZACH JR.

FOOT NOTE

Just a word about JACK L. COLEMAN. JACK was a professional. Some of his experiences included: Sergeant in 585th Ambulance Company (the only unit to receive 2 Presidential Citations) WWII, on the front lines of advancing Allied forces. Once, he spoke with the ever-present impressions obviously seared in his mind... of his medical team first entering the horror of concentration camps, stepping over countless dead and dying... just minutes earlier having been murdered or left for dead by Hitler's Nazi machinery.

JACK was a member of the Dr. Fuller's Old Fashioned Revival Hour - quartet. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees at USC; as a music teacher, JACK taught 2 high school guys (who became the Righteous Brothers); later, JACK was Coordinator of music - for the Orange County Superintendent of schools; Educational Director for Walt Disney Corporation; Musical Director for Oral Roberts World Action Singers; Music Director for the King Family TV Series; Choral Director for the Laguna Festival of Opera, Laguna Beach, California, and for the Geneva Youth Musicale, Switzerland. JACK was an avid high performance sailplane expert. (Incredible experience to fly with him... silently soaring about the earth as we moved from thermol to thermol.)

JACK was a man of faith. One of his first composed works was: THE CENTURIAN, nominated for a Grammy; followed by A CITY OF THE KING (both produced at NBC, Burbank for hour long TV specials; and several musical pieces for young people: ZACH JR; THE BOY WHO CAUGHT THE FISH, and many other compositions. His work for children: placed First at the New York City Film Festival.

Perhaps the most quoted verse I recall JACK sharing with others was... from the book of Proverbs 3:5-6... Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He willl direct your paths.


JACK passed on June 6, 1985. The exquisite pianist, Lee Farrell (Bill Medley's pianist/ Will Farrell's father)... accompanied himself... as he sang at JACK'S memorial service. Dr. Robert Bowman, founder of FEBC reflected on JACK's contribution to music in the world. Finally, SARAH spoke from her heart for about 10 minutes... reflecting on: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE MIRACLE HOPED FOR DOESN'T HAPPEN... ending, WE still give thanks and praise our Great GOD for His continued goodness to us. JACK received his miracle: his is forever, safely with the LORD whom he served.

LEE FARRELL as he accompanied and sang,
SARAH as she remembered JACK

JACK COLEMAN first met SARAH JEPSEN while they were both guest speakers at a single's conference?! Go figure! SARAH lived on the front lines of faith and faithfulness for our Lord Jesus. I am so thankful to GOD she has been part of our family all these years. When I first met SARAH back in 1974, she had traveled to over 100 countries speaking for the Lord, including in Berlin at the World's Conference on Religion for Women -- Sarah was the selected speaker for Christians. Early on Sarah commented, GOD has never promised to honor my words; but He has promised to honor His and she knew what He said, as she read the Bible through 4 times a year all her life. As an advisor to US presidents and prolific writer for corporate and political leaders - including 45 US Senators, SARAH was the kind of person who received more awards and recognitions than she cared to remember. SARAH taught us to "de-accumulation"... it was so funny as she struggled to give away things... that endlessly arrive at her door from so many very kind people!

Sarah Anne Jepson Coleman passed on September 28, 2020: but this time when she awoke, it was over there, and Sarah was greeted by the Lord whom she served, and Jack whom she loved, and their triplets she never got to know; who had so tragically passed one day, as Sarah drove herself to the hospital knowing something was terribly wrong. As she stepped into the hospital, she passed out, and upon waking, she learned their two boys and girl hadn't survive -- something no mother could ever really get over. But all that sadness, suddenly changed on September 28, 2020 -- to God be the glory, HE does all things well. Did Jack tell the three "your mother is coming" let's sing! And what did they sing? of course, play it again: You are so beautiful.

On September 28 many years ago Sarah wrote in her daily devotional CELEBATE HIS GLORY:

Malachi 3-4
For I am the Lord, I change not. The 20th Century is known as the century of change. Science, medicine, cultures , and nations have undergone significant changes, and more are in store for us, if the Lord tarries as the dawn of the 21st Century, approaches. However, throughout all time the words of Malachi are certain to remain. " For I am the Lord, I change not."

When we become disheartened by the storms on the horizon, it is well to recognize that God is in charge. He is in command of this universe. He does not change in His holiness or judgment. His love and His mercy, His grace and His sufficiency remain the same. He is the same God whose creation of the heavens and the earth we read about in Genesis. And now in the last book of the Old Testament, He reminds us that He changes not.

The Psalmist remind us of another great certainty. In a time when textbooks are rewritten and soon become obsolete, when some theories are disproved and other approved, we have God's Word which changes not. "Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven." Daily the Scriptures are being confirmed to us in the field of archaeology, and even more dramatically in men's lives. "The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God shall stand forever".

We see man in Malachi as we saw man in Genesis -- sinful and disobedient. In between we have read the history of God's patience and perseverance, along with His judgment. The record proves that until the heart of man is changed, man's ways cannot be changed. From Adam on, every man has needed forgiveness from sin and God's life and power to quicken and change his life and ways. God's purpose for the world always will be under His control. His plan will culminate in the time when we will reign with Him forever. May this knowledge of our unchangeable God and His immutable ways draw us closer to Him.

An old hymn writer -- Henry F. Lyte expressed it like this:
Change and decay in all around I see: O You who changes not, abide with me.

I met Jack and Sarah in 1974 - 2 people who changed the world they walked in for the Lord; they taught us to attempt great things for GOD; to sing His praise, and each day be thankful for our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Remembering Jack and Sarah Coleman this day Sep 28, 2020 -- they served their generation very well:
as Sarah's personal representative, I received the bitter sweet call this morning. Please feel free to share this news.

Kindest regards to you,
REGGIE KEITH If you care to communicate, please email: ilibros@att.net
The following: a memory book has been set up by Washelli Dignity Group. Below is the website if you would like to share a special remembrance. Please pass this to other friends of Sarah.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/seattle-wa/sarah-coleman-9381220






SARAH was always glad to know JACK's music is still loved by many; available here, please feel free to share it with whomever.

Many years ago, Sarah helped Jack pull together Crescendos and Diminuendos - We will keep the link to Jack's devotional book for musicians; though with Sarah Coleman's passing it is no longer being printed. If you can find a copy, it is still a wonderful read, for those leading and participating in music in the church.

There's hardly a day gone by all these years that I can still hear when Jack said, You don't need to tell me I'm a sinner... BUT please... remind me every day... I have a great Savior! When I think of Jack and Sarah the verse which always comes to mind... is from Psalm 90: "LORD, teach me to number my days, that I might present to You a heart full of wisdom."






THE ROOM

Written by Jack L. Coleman when he was music director at Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA where Dr. John MacArthur still pastors.

Program Notes/ Narration script available: THE ROOM PROGRAM NOTES;THE ROOM - NARRATION NOTES

Sarah Coleman was glad Jack'S unpublished music was available to be used acknowledging authorship... for any private or public event not for profit.

"THE ROOM"

CAME THE MEN OF JESUS (CHORUS) by JACK L. COLEMAN, 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN and Associates; 4 pages

CAME THE MEN OF JESUS-mp3

THE ROOM (CHORUS) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN, 6 pages


WHO WOULD BE THE GREATEST (CHORUS) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 4 pages


THE WASHING OF FEET (CHORUS) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN;5 pages


PETER'S PROTEST (SOLO) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 3 pages


THE REBUKE (MEN'S CHORUS/UNISON) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 2 pages


PETER'S SUBMISSION (SOLO) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 2 pages


THE BREAD AND THE CUP (CHORUS) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN;5 pages


BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD (MEN's CHORUS) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 1 page


JUDAS (SOLO) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 5 pages

JUDAS-mp3

A NEW COMMANDMENT (CHORUS) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN;4 pages

WHERE I GO YOU CANNOT FOLLOW (CHORUS) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 2 pages

LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED (CHORUS) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 3 pages

PEACE (SOLO) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 2 pages

FATHER THE HOUR IS COME (SATB) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN;5 pages

FATHER THE HOUR IS COME - mp3


The text for this song is from JESUS' prayer to His Father found in John 17. His reason for coming had arrived. He went out and gave His life at Calvary.

CLOSING PRAYER - mp3 After directing, Jack Coleman simply turned to the audience with these final words






JAMAL


Narration/ Script - available


JAMAL - from "JAMAL" (a Christmas Musical Play for Junior Choir) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 4 pages.

On the rugged hills of Judea...


WE'RE GOIN' TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP (JR CHOIR) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 3 pages


I MUST WATCH MY FATHER'S SHEEP (SOLO) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; 3 pages


CREEP MOUSE CREEP (SOLO and JR CHOIR) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 4 pages


WE'RE GOIN' TO THE MOUNTAIN TOP REPRISE (JR CHOIR) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 2 pages


THIS IS MY SON (SOLO) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 2 pages


IT WAS JUST A LITTLE LIGHT (SOLO and JR CHOIR) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 3 pages


GLORY TO GOD (JR CHOIR) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 4 pages


WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE KING (JR CHOIR) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 2 pages


GENTLE JESUS (SOLO) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 2 pages


WAIT UPON THE LORD (SOLO and JR CHOIR) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 2 pages


WE'VE BEEN TO SEE THE KING (JR CHOIR) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 1 page


GLORY TO GOD (JR CHOIR) 1978-JACK L. COLEMAN; 4 pages


WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DIGITIZING AND MODERNIZING THIS WORK OF JACK L. COLEMAN






JAMAL TWO


JAMAL - from "JAMAL TWO" (an Easter Musical Play for Junior Choir) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN; on the rugged hills of Judea...


THE WORK OF JACK L. COLEMAN






THE FLOATING ZOO

As in the days of Noah... so shall it be when... When what?

Written by Jack L. Coleman when he was music director at Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA.
THE FLOATING ZOO PROGRAM NOTES;


Jack's unpublished music is available to be used acknowledging authorship... for private or public events not for profit. Remember Jack wrote this for the youngest children in the church; he would have loved to know about the Noah's Arc Museum; he would have loved to met Dr. James Tour, one of the 10 leading scientists in the world today, who freely admits he loves Jesus - who rose from the dead.

pages indicates: still working on a PDF for that song


TWO BY TWO - from "THE FLOATING ZOO" (an Musical Play - smilin' through the raindrops... for Junior Choir) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 2 pages


WHY DID YOU PICK ON ME (NOAH and CHOIR) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 4 pages


ZELDA'S LAMENT (SOLO) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 3 pages (The chromatic progression throughout this song may appear awkward, but think "the Girl from Ipanema")


A MIGHTY FLOOD (SPOKEN BY CHOIR/SOLO) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 1 page


I WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH (SOLO - 3 SONS OF NOAH) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 2 pages


GOD IS A GOD OF LOVE (CHOIR) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 1 page


WE ARE THE ANIMALS (JUNIOR/PRIMARY CHOIRS) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 2 pages, the parade of junior/and primary kids


O LORD, I'M GLAD YOU PICKED ON ME (SOLO) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN pages


HE'S THE CAPTAIN, WE'RE THE CREW (CHOIR) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN pages


SMILIN' THROUGH THE RAINDROPS (CHOIR) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 2 pages


WE ARE THE ANIMALS - REPRISE (JUNIOR/PRIMARY CHOIRS), the parade of junior/and primary kids; 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 2 pages


ALL IN HIS MIGHTY PLAN (CHOIR) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 4 pages


LIVE YOUR LIFE IN HIM (CHOIR) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 2 pages


THE TIME IS NOW (CHOIR) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN 1 page


SCIENCE CONFIRMS THE BIBLE -- ARK Encounter.com Museum, Kentucky







SONGS FOR THE LITTLE FOLK


pages indicates: still working on a PDF for that song


A SONG FOREVER - from "SONGS FOR THE LITTLE FOLK" (UNISON) 1979-JACK L. COLEMAN ;

SIMPLE SONGS WRITTEN FOR THE LITTLEST ONES; 1 page


I HEARD A MAN CALLED JESUS (UNISON) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN ; 2 pages


JESUS NEVER FORGETS (UNISON/2 PART - arranged) 1972-JACK L. COLEMAN ; 2 pages


JOHN THREE SIXTEEN (UNISON - arranged) 1972-JACK L. COLEMAN ; 1 page


SING ALLELUIA (2 PARTS) 1974-JACK L. COLEMAN and Associates; 2 pages


THREE CROSSES AND A MAN (UNISON) 1974-JACK L. COLEMAN ; 2 pages


For older kids (and adults, too):


JESUS OF BETHLEHEM (SOLO) 1974-JACK L. COLEMAN ; 2 pages


FOR LOWER VOICES: JESUS OF BETHLEHEM


JESUS OF BETHLEHEM - mp3 solo by Jack L. Coleman

WITHOUT THANKS (SOLO) 1974-JACK L. COLEMAN;3 pages


Other songs for little ones will be posted as time permits





WALKIN' THRU THE LAND


pages indicates: still working on a PDF for that song


WALKIN' THROUGH THE LAND - (UNISON) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN ; SONGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE; pages


BETHLEHEM - (UNISON) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN ; SONGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE; 2 pages


CANA - (UNISON) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN ; SONGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE; pages


NAZARETH - (UNISON) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN ; SONGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE; 3 pages


JERUSALEM - (UNISON) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN ; SONGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE; 4 pages


JORDAN RIVER - (UNISON) 1980-JACK L. COLEMAN ; SONGS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE; pages



FOOT NOTE




THE ROOM


Jack L. Coleman had acquired traits of our great God. He, too, was a giver.

We know Jack would want you to take the truth of these songs with you... all the days of your life:


PEACE (SOLO) 1979

PEACE - mp3 sung at Jack's memorial celebration




Jonathan Cohn has some sobering words for the nation that turns its back on the Lord;
especially a nation founded on the Word of God.








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