A Funeral Manual

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Aug 9, 1994 - Religion - 200 pages
A sensitive resource for planning and conducting Christian funerals and providing pastoral care to the bereaved. Written from the perspective of the resurrection of the body rather than that of the immortality of the soul, this book seeks to make the funeral service a celebration of hope. Includes a selection of funeral rites, selecting music, and developing church policy statements.

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Contents

THE CHRISTIAN FUNERAL SERVICE
3
PLANNING THE SERVICE
7
CONDUCTING THE SERVICE
16
MUSIC AND OTHER RESOURCES
22
THE FUNERAL SERMON
28
DEVELOPING A CHURCH POLICY ON FUNERALS
37
FUNERAL LITURGIES
47
A UNITED METHODIST SERVICE
49
A UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST SERVICE
122
A BAPTIST SERVICE
144
A LUTHERAN SERVICE
148
SERVICE FOR THE BURIAL OF A CHILD
163
A FREE SERVICE
170
MUSIC FOR THE FUNERAL SERVICE
173
MODEL SERMONS
178
SELECTED SCRIPTURE PASSAGES
186

AN EPISCOPAL SERVICE
72
A PRESBYTERIAN SERVICE
87
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
196
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Page 73 - He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
Page 80 - Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to "Whom be glory for ever and ever, amen
Page 56 - He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.
Page 79 - Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Page 188 - Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.
Page 153 - I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.
Page 60 - THE God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the great. Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant ; Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight ; through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Page 60 - THE peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord : And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, be amongst you and remain with you always.

About the author (1994)

An author and retired minister of Middle Tennessee Presbytery, Presbyterian Church (USA). He is a graduate of Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He also studied at New College, University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

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