Jesus said: “I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3
The material in Abiding Savior Lutheran Church’s Funeral Planning guide is designed to:
- provide a tool for planning for the future when your life on this earth ends, and
- to support and guide families making plans upon the death of a loved one.
In the first days following a loved one’s death, the family makes an average of 200 decisions. During such an emotional, stressful and demanding time, plans that have been made earlier lighten the load after death. If you’ve not made advance plans, this guide will be helpful to you as you make arrangements for services and burial of your loved one. This guide will walk you through a series of questions. Your responses can be marked on the worksheet at the end. The pastors at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church are available to discuss any items with you. When you are finished, please share your worksheet with a family member or friend who will act on your behalf after your death. It would also be helpful to contact a Abiding Savior Lutheran Church Pastor to share your worksheet so that it can be held in safekeeping for the future.