|As you mourn the death of your loved one you can also take comfort in the wonderful grace of our Lord Jesus Christ who has conquered death by His death and by His rising again has opened to us the way of everlasting life. The following information is offered to assist you in making preparations for the funeral service of your loved one. May the Lord who promises to be with you always, sustain you by His Word and Spirit.
-The Pastors of Immanuel
|When death occurs the body and the soul that God created are separated. At death the soul of a Christian is immediately with Jesus Christ in paradise and the Christian’s body is laid to rest in anticipation of the Day of Resurrection. On the Day of our Lord’s return, our redeemed souls and our glorified bodies will be reunited in resurrection victory and the whole creation will be renewed according to God’s perfect design.|
|Physical Death and Our Christian Hope|
|Jesus Christ our Lord died, was buried, and is raised again. All those who die in Christ are buried with Him in certain hope of their own resurrection with Him.|
|Meeting with the Funeral Director|
|•The funeral director will guide you through many important decisions regarding
|•If possible one of Immanuel’s pastors will join you for this initial meeting to
facilitate the scheduling of the service and to answer any questions you may
have about arrangements for the funeral service.
|•Burial plots in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery are purchased
through the funeral director.
|Things to Remember|
|•Do not feel guilty about keeping costs down. You are not showing greater
honor to your loved one by incurring a huge load of debt. The best choices
for you and your family don’t have to be the most expensive ones.
|•The words you place in the obituary and those on the prayer cards can be an
opportunity to bear witness to the faith in Jesus Christ in which your loved
one both lived and died.
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