Outline of a Funeral Service
I. Prelude — The Organist normally selects music to be played while people gather.
II. Welcome & Opening Scripture sentences
III. Opening hymn
IV. Prayer — a general prayer to thank God for who He is, and for His presence with us.
V. Bible Reading - Old Testament
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. Bible Reading - New Testament
VIII. Funeral Message — A message based on the Bible Reading that intends to offer comfort to those bereaved, and commends the Lord Jesus as the source of all comfort.
IX. Closing prayer — More specific with thanks for our loved one, and prayer for comfort for the family and their needs.
X. Closing hymn
XI. Benediction - A blessing pronounced on all who have gathered.
XII. Dismissal — The Organist will select appropriate music as people leave the Church.