Definition

The Christian funeral is a worship service in which God's people witness to the hope of the gospel, the communion of saints, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.

Policy

It is a policy of Grace Lutheran Church to provide Funeral services to our membes only, with exceptions made with Pastor's approval. Also with Pastor's approval another ordained L.C.C. Pastor may assist in the service.

How To Begin

Please call the Church office at 522-7621, the Church secretary will have the Pastor contact you. Call the funeral home of your choice.

Bulletin

It would be appropriate at this time to make an appointment with the Church secretary to choose a cover of your choice for the bulletin.

Service

As it is a time when Christ comes to give us His Word of comfort, the focus of the service is on Christ speaking through His Word and in the sermon.  Also, hymns of comfort and praise are sung that focus on the work of Christ in our salvation.

Remembrances of loved ones (some call them eulogies) may be given after the service as family and friends gather to comfort one another.

At Grace Lutheran we provide a Christian service which includes a short graveside service with prayers. We do not recommend a garveside service only.

The service can be scheduled for any day.

Music

The music shall reflect the nature of the funeral service and must be approved by the Pastor. A Church organist will be available if requested for the nominal fee of $75.00.

Some Suggested Hyms

Abide With Me                                Children of the Heavenly Father
For All the Saints                            Heaven is My Home                       
How Great Thou Art                        I Know That My Redeemer Lives    
I Am Jesus' Little Lamb                   Lord Take My Hand and Lead Me
The Lord's My Shepherd                Rock of Ages
 

Church Facilities

There is no cost for the Church Service or for the use of the Church facilities.

Reception

An after service reception can be arranged through Grace Lutheran kitchen staff. Food for the reception can be dropped off at the Church during business hours.

Monday to Friday 9:00am to 12:00am and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

A donation would be appreciated to the Lutheran Women's Missionary League as the members who provide this service are all volunteers.

Comforting Bible Passages

The word of God is great comfort and assurance. Strength and understanding found in the True Word of God will ease the pain of separation.

Psalm 1                                   Revelation 22
Psalm 23                                 Psalm 27
Psalm 24                                 Psalm 34
John 10                                   John 11
John 14:1-6                             Roman 8:35-39
1 Corinthians 15                      Revelation 7