Funerals

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

 

At Eastminster, we believe that a Christian funeral, burial or memorial service is a service of worship “in which glory is given to God for his care of the bereaved, for his trustworthy providence, and for the hope God’s people have in Jesus Christ. The focus of the burial service is God who has raised Jesus Christ from the dead and given believers an earnest appreciation of their own resurrection. It is a time for the reaffirmation of the Church’s faith and a time for expressing joy in the assurance of eternal life.” (EPC Book of Worship, §6-1).

 

If a member of your family or the Eastminster Presbyterian Church family is near death or has passed away, please let us know. One of the pastors would like to visit with you and your family to offer pastoral care and guidance and to begin the process of planning the funeral service with you.

 

During office hours Monday - Friday, please contact or have the mortuary you’ve selected contact Ginger Cox in the church office at 634.0337, ext. 207. During evenings, weekends or over a holiday, please leave a message on the Eastminster Pastoral Care voicemail at 530.DOVE (3683). An Eastminster pastor will return your call within 24 hours.