“I am sure that neither death, nor life, . . . nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-9
In the midst of critical illness and at the time of death, our clergy are available to be with you and your loved ones. Please be in touch to ask for assistance. We are also available for pastoral support to those who grieve in the weeks and months following a death.
There are many prayers and rites that can take place at the time of death and in the days that follow. These prayers remind us of God’s abiding love for us and help us acknowledge our loss. There can be prayers near or at the time of death, at one’s home or in the hospital. There can be prayers at the visitation, which might occur at a funeral home or at the church. There is the funeral service itself, and this can take place at the church or at the funeral home. And then there are the committal prayers, which may happen at the gravesite or final resting place for the ashes.
Please be in touch with our rector, Rev. Don Beyers, to discuss this further. You may reach him by calling the parish office at (905) 857-0433.