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.
It is a policy of Grace Lutheran Church to provide Funeral services to our members only, with exceptions made with Pastor's approval, especially when the pastor has ministered to the deceased before they died. Also with Pastor's approval another ordained LC-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.
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.
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 graveside service only.
The service can be scheduled for any day.
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
There is no cost for the Church Service or for the use of the Church facilities.
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.