Memorial for Prince held at his Jehovah’s Witnesses church

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Security was tight as mourners packed a Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall on Sunday evening for a memorial for megastar Prince, who worshipped there before he died last month. Traffic cones lined the streets in front of the church in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka, and media and fans were kept well back from the invitation-only event. City spokeswoman Kari Spreeman said last week that police were preparing for up to 500 people, including up to 50 high-profile guests.  

Some people who weren’t able to get inside before the church filled up were able to obtain programs, which they shared with reporters outside. The program said the service was to begin with the song “He Will Call,” followed by an opening prayer. It also included an “interview” with Larry Graham, the former Sly and the Family Stone bassist who was Prince’s spiritual mentor and introduced him to the Jehovah’s Witnesses faith. The program was to conclude with the song “See Yourself When All Is New” and a closing prayer.

On the back was a quote from the Prince song, “Beautiful, Loved and Blessed,” from his 2006 album “3121.” It read, “If I were to ever write down my life story, I could truly say with all the fame and glory, I was just a piece of clay in need of the potter’s hand.”

In an interview with The Associated Press two weeks ago, Graham said it was important to Prince to give his fans joy with his music. But the most important thing to Prince was being able to share scripture, he said.

“His joy — his biggest joy — was sharing the hope of everlasting life,” Graham said. Prince was known at the Kingdom Hall as “Brother Nelson.” He was found dead at age 57 in his Paisley Park recording complex in Chanhassen on April 21. Authorities are still investigating.

The artist’s two ex-wives held a star-studded memorial in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

6 thoughts on “Memorial for Prince held at his Jehovah’s Witnesses church

  1. Who gives a schit? One less screaming faggot to listen to.

    It’s not as if he had any talent, or anything worthwhile to contribute to society.

    He was just another clown in the Zionist distraction circus, much like the football players.

  2. I dont know a dam thing about the person , nor do I care to , but I can almost bet his and My opinion on My gun rights more then likely do not align .. so why again should i care about another Hollywood product?

    “This is what it sounds like when a 1911 racks” sung to .. this is what it sounds like when doves cry

  3. I am amazed that people continue to be Jehovah’s witnesses after the first 100k. Maybe they think they’ll stack like Russian stacking dolls?

  4. “Now we come to Russell’s part. Russell was a freemason. It has been recorded in his own material, his admittance to being a Freemason.” I am very glad to have this particular opportunity of saying a word about some of the things in which we agree with our Masonic friends, because we are speaking in a building dedicated to Masonry, and we also are Masons. I am a Freemason.” Charles Taze Russell. (The Temple of God-Pastor Russell page 120)”

    The founder of the JWs.

    False ‘prophets’ abound.

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