At a person’s death, the church shares the grief of those who mourn and remembers the brevity of life on earth. At the funeral we give voice to sorrow, thank God for our loved one, and entrust this companion of ours into the hands of God. Trusting in God’s promise in baptism that we are claimed by Christ forever, we rest in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection. When the church gathers to mark the end of life, Christ crucified and risen is the witness of worship, the strength of mutual consolation, and the hope of healing. (ELW 279)
How to honor and care for our loved ones after death can be a difficult decision. We invite you to choose St. Philip’s for your loved one’s memorial service. There is perhaps no time when we most feel the need for God’s grace and comfort than when we experience the loss of a loved one. In the first days following a loved one’s death, the family must make so many decisions. St. Philip’s has prepared a planning guide to help you.
Prior to meeting with the funeral home please contact the church at 763-571-1500 for verification of funeral date, time and pastor availability. When you meet with a pastor, they will guide you through every step of the memorial service planning.
Should your planning include cremation, you may want to consider the St. Philip’s Columbarium as the final resting place for your loved one. Learn more about the Columbarium.
The St. Philip’s Funeral Hospitality Group is available to help a family plan for a gathering at St. Philip’s following a funeral. One of the coordinators will meet with the family to determine a menu. They will take care of all necessary arrangements for a reception following the service.