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Taking the first steps of planning a funeral can be a daunting process.  It often seems as though you have to put your own emotions "on hold" for a while, as you deal with the many decisions which have to be made in a matter of days.  FuneralChaplain offers these articles to help you as you handle the details... in hopes that you will find healing and comfort as well.

Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service

In the hours and days immediately after a loss, it seems as though there are hundreds of decisions to be made.  With so many legal and logistical arrangements to be worked out, it's easy to forget some of details of the funeral or memorial service itself.  In providing this list of questions, I hope to help you think through the sort of service you would like, so you can communicate that to the professionals who will help you through the next few days.


How to do a scripture at a funeral...

So the pastor has asked if any family members would like to read a scripture passage, and you got selected for the job.  Perhaps you've never read scripture publicly... maybe you don't go to church regularly.  But you'd like to do a respectable job reading God's Word, and you'd like to honor your loved one at the same time.  Here are some steps to help you read scripture at the funeral or memorial service:

  1. Pick the passage. You should work closely


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