As Christians, we live in the hope and reality that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ – nothing in life; nothing in death. Still, one of the hardest things we face in this life is the death of a loved one. The priests, staff, and pastoral care team at St. John the Divine offer their caring support and expertise to individuals and families through those first difficult days. The funeral may take place in either the Chapel or the Church and interment may take place before or after the service. We also offer live streaming of services held in the Church. Please schedule this service as part of the planning process.
At the time of death, please contact our life event coordinator Sally Lehmberg and she and one of our clergy will be in contact with you as soon as possible.
To help you know when we celebrate the lives of those in our parish who have passed on, we have created a funeral and bereavement notification list. Sign up to receive notices of deaths among our parish family and funeral/burial services to be held at St. John the Divine.
As Christian people, our lives begin, continue, and end in our church, the body of Christ. We are born into the church with baptism, and we continue in this relationship after we die. For communicants of St. John the Divine, interment in The Garden of Resurrection offers the opportunity to continue our association with the church in a physical as well as a spiritual dimension.
A gift to the Memorial Endowment Fund, along with the execution of an appropriate agreement is required to secure a niche in The Garden of Resurrection.