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“Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive them into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light.”
― Evangelical Lutheran Worship

As people of God, we know we are created in the image of God and born in physical bodies that will one day die. While we mourn the loss of those whom we love, we also trust that death is a normal part of creation, and that no matter when it comes, our death ushers us into eternal union with God.

At a funeral service, we gather to worship, to proclaim Christ crucified and risen, to remember our loved one before God, to give thanks for their life, to commend them to our merciful redeemer, and to comfort one another in our grief.

If a loved one is dying, we encourage you to let the church know so we can provide pastoral care for both the one who is dying and for their loved ones. Call the church office at 612-729-8358 at the time of death, too, especially if you hope to plan a funeral or memorial service at Holy Trinity. A pastor will contact you to begin to make arrangements.

Whether or not you require our help in planning a funeral service, please let us know so that we can support and pray for you when you are grieving.

This document may be helpful with end-of-life plans.