The sadness of death should give way in our liturgy to the promise of resurrected life. Our celebration of a person’s life should reflect our conviction that in Jesus Christ we have life beyond life. The purpose of a Christian funeral is to accompany the family through a time of loss. A Funeral Booklet and Funeral Preparation Form can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. A Funeral worship service is a time when the means of grace and consolation are shared for family and friends. This time of worship, for a funeral or memorial, are most properly celebrated in the church of the deceased, in the presence of their faith community, and around the word and meal. All remains are treated with honor; and the Church takes very seriously its responsibility to walk with people through this time of loss. A visitation can be held the night before of just prior to the service; at the church or at the funeral home. A “funeral” service is conducted with the body present or an urn, and is usually planned within days of death. A “memorial” (with or without an urn) service can be delayed as the family chooses to me the convenience of the family. Some hold memorials at the one year anniversary. Please call us at Zion to make arrangements.

Funeral Booklet

Funeral Preparation Form

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