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Funeral Liturgy

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Funeral Liturgy

Memorial Service Liturgy, taken from Book of Common Prayer, pp.491-506. This was for a faithful saint of the church who died at 97.

An Order for the Memorial Service of N. (A Christian)

Psalm 130

O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our brother (sister) N. We thank you for giving him to us, his family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn: Blessed Assurance

Old Testament: Isaiah 25:6-9

New Testament: 1 John 3:1-2

Song: Family Member

Remembrances: Led by family member or other leader

Song: Family Member

Gospel: John 6:37-40

Sermon

Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to you our brother (sister) N., who was reborn by water and the Spirit in Holy Baptism. Grant that his death may recall to us your victory over death, and be an occasion for us to renew our trust in your Father’s love. Give us, we pray, the faith to follow where you have led the way; and where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, to the ages of ages. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

Commendation

Lord Jesus Christ, we commend to you our brother (sister) N., who was reborn by water and the Spirit in Holy Baptism. Grant that his death may recall to us your victory over death, and be an occasion for us to renew our trust in your Father’s love. Give us, we pray, the faith to follow where you have led the way; and where you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, to the ages of ages. Amen.

Hymn: The Old Rugged Cross

Benediction: Romans 15:13