Funeral Order

Outline of a "Church" Funeral Service

I. Prelude —

The Organist normally selects music to be played while people gather.


II. Welcome & Opening Remarks


III. First Hymn

(Not sure what hymns to choose for the funeral service? Here you will find a helpful selection of appropriate hymns.)


IV. Prayer


V. Bible Readings -

Two Bible readings will normally be read (the 1st reading will normally be taken from the Old Testament, followed by a New Testament Bible reading.)


VI. Family Eulogy -

The Minister or a family member will share a family tribute, telling the “story” of the person’s life in a way that gives tribute to the person.


VII. Funeral Message —

A short reflection offering comfort.


VIII. Closing prayer —

Giving thanks in prayer for our Loved One.


IX. Closing hymn

(Not sure what hymns to choose for the funeral service? Here you will find a helpful selection of appropriate hymns.)


X. Benediction -

A blessing pronounced on all who have gathered.


XI. Dismissal —

The Organist will select appropriate music as people leave the Church.