Memorial service

photo of empty Easter cross with butterfliesThe loss of a loved one is usually a difficult time, especially for the family of the deceased. It is during these times that it’s important to celebrate the life of the person who has died but also come together as a community for mutual comfort and be reminded that in resurrection, Jesus conquered death.

As Christians, we believe that, because of the glorious mystery that Christ is alive, death is not the last word—we have the promise of eternity.

If you are affiliated with our church and would like to schedule a memorial service, please contact the church office (302-368-8774) during normal business hours and ask for either one of the pastors or the office manager.

Perhaps the best expression of this mystery of our hope in Christ Jesus was captured by Natalie Sleeth in United Methodist Hymn #707, ”Hymn of Promise.”

In the bulb there is a flower; in the seed an apple tree;
In the cocoon a hidden promise: butterflies will soon be free!
In the cold and snow of winter, there’s a spring that waits to be,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

There’s a song in every silence, seeking word and melody;
There’s a dawn in every darkness, bringing hope to you and me.
From the past will come the future; what it holds a mystery,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

In our end is our beginning; in our time, infinity;
In our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity.
In our death a resurrection; at the last, a victory,
Unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.

Lyrics used with permission under CCLI license #2033079.