Funerals at St. Andrew's

Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:13

 

The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy.  It finds all meaning in the
resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be
raised.

The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that
"neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present,
nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else
in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ
Jesus our Lord."

This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love
we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted
by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we
rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord,
we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn.

 

Please contact the church office for more information concerning having a funeral at St. Andrew's.

Funeral Fee Schedule:

Space in Altar Columbarium $300, to the St. Andrew’s Endowment
Organist $250
Staff singers $75 per singer
Choirmaster $150
Instrumentalists $100 per person
Flowers (if from St. Andrew’s flower guild) any amount, beginning at $25
Use of undercroft for reception $300
Donation to celebrant’s discretionary fund $150
Donation to assisting clergy discretionary fund $100
(Discretionary funds are used for the relief of those in need and are never for personal use.)

There is no charge for the use of the church itself for a funeral, however, a donation to support the ministry and mission of St. Andrew’s, in addition to the funeral fees, is always welcome.

A check for the full amount may be made out to St. Andrew’s and will be disbursed to individuals as appropriate. Any and all funeral fees may be reduced or waived at the discretion of the Rector.  Please inquire if these fees present a hardship.

 

July 2017