Funerals at St. Luke's
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” - Psalm 23:4
Funerals and grieving are important as they provide an opportunity to honor the deceased and offer comfort and support to their loved ones. They also serve as a reminder of the hope and promise of eternal life in Christ. The feelings of sorrow and grief that we experience at our loved ones passing are real and powerful. Our parish community mourns with those who are mourning, even as we celebrate the lives of those who died “in joyful expectation of eternal life with those they love.”
St. Luke's offers ministries of support and care for those near death and for their families. The death of any member of the congregation should be reported as soon as possible to the parish clergy so that we can support you and your family.
In addition to Pastoral Care, we can help with funeral arrangements. Parishioners of St. Luke's are encouraged to plan thoughtfully and prayerfully for their own mortality which eases the stress on families and allows for gracious giving to charitable causes including the church. Parishioners who wish to prepare their funeral plan to be kept on file at the Parish Office should contact the rector.
Please review our funeral planning materials and contact the office with any inquiries.