The death of a loved one is a painful time when we support one another in our grief. However, it is also a joyous time when we celebrate the promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ.
The clergy and staff of St. David’s will work with you in arranging a meaningful funeral for your loved one. At St. David’s, the service for a funeral is taken from the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer called “The Burial of the Dead.”
The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy and finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we, too, shall be raised. The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian.
The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.
For more information or to arrange a funeral, please contact the church office.