At a person’s death, the church shares the grief of those who mourn and remembers the brevity of life on earth. At the funeral we give voice to sorrow, thank God for our loved one, and entrust this companion of ours into the hands of God. When the church gathers to mark the end of life, Christ crucified and risen is the witness of worship, the strength of mutual consolation, and the hope of healing.
Pastoral Care prior to death:
Please contact the church office and/or pastor whenever a church member is near death. The Lutheran church provides a service for the Commendation of the Dying which can be performed at the bedside just prior to death or immediately following death. This can be a very meaningful experience for family members.