Monday, December 31, 2007

Gathering for a funeral service

I've done a lot of funerals since I got's a consequence of moving to a retirement town. Each time I have used the gathering from the Book of Worship and every time, too late, I remember that I don't really like it. It feels awkward and impersonal. So this time I wrote my own. It's short and sweet, but it seemed to flow better:

Today we gather together to remember ___________. We remember a mother, a wife, a grandmother, and a friend. We come here to honor her life and entrust her to God's eternal care. May God's presence surround us in this time.

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