The Burial of the Dead

The Burial of the Dead

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS

“The death of a member of the church should be reported as soon as possible, and arrangements for the funeral should be made in consultation with the Minister of the Congregation” (BCP 490).

In order that we may care for you and your loved ones at the time of death, please complete this form and return it to the parish office at your earliest convenience.

Name: ______________________________________________________ 

Date: _______________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________

Email: _______________________________________________________

Telephone Numbers:

Home________________________

Office _______________________

Cell __________________________

Family Contact(s):

Name ______________________________________________________________

Phone Number: _________________________________   Relationship_____________________________________

Name ______________________________________________________________

Phone Number: _________________________________ Relationship_____________________________________

WORSHIP SERVICE OPTIONS

_____ I prefer to have my burial service take place at Trinity Episcopal Church.

_____ I prefer to have my burial service take place at a funeral home or other location.

Funeral Home ______________________________________________________________________________

Other Location _____________________________________________________________________________

______ I prefer the Burial Office only.

______ I prefer the Burial Office with the Holy Eucharist.

______ I prefer Rite 1 [BCP 469]

______ I prefer Rite 2 [BCP 491]

Suggested readings from the Old Testament. You may choose a different reading in consultation with the clergy.

_____ Isaiah 25:6-9 (He will swallow death forever)

_____ Isaiah 61:1-3 (To comfort those who mourn)

_____ Lamentations 3:22-26, 31-33 (The Lord is good to those who wait for him)

_____ Wisdom 3:1-5, 9 (The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God)

_____ Job 19:21-27a (I know that my Redeemer lives)

_____ Other __________________________________________________

Lector: _______________________________________________________

A suitable Psalm, Hymn, or Canticle may follow. You may choose a different Psalm in consultation with the clergy.

_____ Psalm 42:1-7 (As the deer longs for the water brooks)

_____ Psalm 46 (God is our refuge and strength)

_____ Psalm 90:1-12 (Lord, you have been our refuge)

_____ Psalm 121 (I lift up my eyes to the hills)

_____ Psalm 130 (Out of the depths have I called)

_____ Psalm 139:1-11 (Lord, you have searched me out)

_____ Other _______________________________________________________

Hymn ____________________________________________________________

Suggested readings from the New Testament. You may choose a different reading in consultation with the clergy.

_____ Romans 8:14-19, 34-35, 37-39 (The glory that shall be revealed)

_____ 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 35-38, 42-44 53-58 (The imperishable body)

_____ 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9 (Things that are unseen are eternal)

_____ 1 John 3:1-2 (We shall be like him)

_____ Revelation 7:9-17 (God will wipe away every tear)

_____ Revelation 21:2-7 (Behold, I make all things new)

_____ Other _____________________________________________________

Lector: __________________________________________________________

A suitable Psalm, Hymn, or Canticle may follow. You may choose a different Psalm in consultation with the clergy.

_____ Psalm 23 (The Lord is my Shepherd) _____KJV _____BCP

_____ Psalm 27 (The Lord is my light and my salvation)

_____ Psalm 106:1-5 (Visit me with your saving help)

_____ Psalm 116 (I love the Lord because he has heard the voice of my supplication)

_____ Other _________________________________________________________

Hymn _______________________________________________________________

Readings from the Gospel. You may choose a different reading in consultation with the clergy.

_____ John 5:24-27 (He who believes has everlasting life)

_____ John 6:37-40 (All that the Father gives me will come to me)

_____ John 10:11-16 (I am the good shepherd)

_____ John 11:21-27 (I am the resurrection and the life)

_____ John 14:1-6 (In my Father’s house are many mansions)

_____ Other __________________________________________________________

The Holy Eucharist                                           

Communion Hymn ______________

Recessional Hymn ______________

_____ Rite 1, Eucharistic Prayer 1 (BCP 333)    

_____ Rite 1, Eucharistic Prayer 2 (BCP 340)

_____ Rite 2, Eucharistic Prayer A (BCP 361)

_____ Rite 2, Eucharistic Prayer B (BCP 367)

_____ Rite 2, Eucharistic Prayer C (BCP 369)

_____ Rite 2, Eucharistic Prayer D (BCP 372)

Oblationers __________________________________________________________________________________

Eucharistic Minister(s) ______________________________________________________________________

Pall Bearers  _________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________

BURIAL CHOICES

I wish my remains to be

_____ buried at ______________________________________________________________________________.

_____ cremated before the funeral.

_____ cremated after the funeral.

_____ ashes interred at _____________________________________________________________________.

_____ donated for research.

_____ I am an organ donor.

MEMORIALS

_____ Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.

_____ Other __________________________________________________ .

VISITATION

_____ at Trinity Episcopal Church before the service.

_____ at Trinity Episcopal Church after the service.

_____ in my home.

_____ elsewhere ____________________________________ .

Please make a copy of this form for your records and return this form to the parish office in person, by mail, or by email.