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Memorial Services

The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all meaning in the
resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be

The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that
“neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present,
nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else
in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ
Jesus our Lord.”

This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love
we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted
by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we
rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord,
we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn. ~BCP p507

One of the most beautiful liturgies of the Church is the Burial Office.  In it we find language to help sustain and strengthen those who are suffering the loss of a loved one.  When a family member or friend dies, the Church can be a place of comfort.  Our prayers and rituals enable us to entrust those we love to God’s never-failing grace.  For assistance with funeral arrangements, contact The Rev. Terri Hobart.

The death of a member of the Church should be reported as soon as
possible to, and arrangements for the funeral should be made in
consultation with, the Minister of the Congregation.

Baptized Christians are properly buried from the church. The service
should be held at a time when the congregation has opportunity to be
present. ~BCP 490

Guide To Planning Funeral and Dealing with Death