A Christianís life of
faith revolves around the Church. Therefore, it is fitting that Christian
Funerals be held in the Churchís building whenever possible.
The liturgy for the Burial
of the Dead is designed to return the deceased to their place of worship once
more before they are laid to rest. The Church is also a place of comfort for
family and friends as we gather to hear Godís Word and to share in the
Eucharist. We hold and believe that
while the congregation feasts at the Lordís Table on earth, their loved one is
feasting at the Lordís Table in Heaven. Therefore sharing in the Sacrament of
Holy Communion is strongly encouraged at all funeral services believing that in
this sacrament the Church on earth and the Church in heaven are joined together
in the one, mystical body of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Even as we grieve, the
Church boldly proclaims our faith in Christís Resurrection and what it means
for us as individuals and as the community of faith.
Despite the reality of death, we stand at the grave and sing our song,
ďAlleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!Ē
A funeral planning form is
attached to help our members prepare for their service. It may be downloaded and
once completed returned to the office.
Click here for a printable funeral planning form.