Funerals

"For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s." Romans 14:7-8 NKJV

A funeral is a worship service in which the body of the deceased lies in the casket. The service takes place to praise God for that person’s life and service.  A memorial service is a worship service, and the body may have been cremated or buried privately. Pictures or a portrait may be placed near the chancel steps.

The bereaved family or designee should adhere to the following policy:

  1. Contact the pastor or administrative assistant at 314-381-2770 as soon as possible
  2. Check availability of church calendar with pastor or administrative assistant and schedule a date and time for the service
  3. Determine if a repast will be held in the fellowship hall following the internment (funeral) or memorial service. Discuss the number that will possibly be attending.
  4. Contact the church office to determine availability of date and time
  5. Tour facilities if not a member
  6. Any applicable Funeral/ Memorial Services and repast payment will be due two (2) days prior to the service
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