The church shares in the grief of those who mourn the death of a loved one. Funerals are an opportunity to give voice to our sorrow, to thank God for the life of our loved one, and to entrust him or her 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.


First Lutheran Church recommends that you work with one of our local funeral homes upon the death of a loved one. They will not only assist with the funeral service, but with a variety of other details and decisions as well.