How to Write a Funeral Order of Service (+ Templates)

Order of Service Guide

Planning a funeral for your loved one can be challenging, to say the least. It can be tough to know what to do, what’s expected, what’s appropriate, and what your loved one might have wanted.

Deciding on the order of service will help you find some peace of mind. Before you can do that, though, it’s a good idea to view at least a few order-of-service funeral examples.

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55+ Best Easy Comforting Funeral Food Recipes

Comforting Funeral Recipes

What food is appropriate for a funeral? If you’re tasked with planning the funeral food menu, or if you’re going to a funeral with a potluck reception afterwards and aren’t sure what to bring, we’ve got you covered.

Below you’ll learn everything you need to know about serving food at a funeral. From planning to etiquette to specific recipes (easy funeral food ideas that will travel well and hold throughout the service, tasting great several hours later), we have the best and most comforting recipes for funeral foods.

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Example Wording for Memorial Donations & Funeral Fundraisers

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Asking for donations after a death can be awkward. So today, we’re partnering with the leading (free!) funeral crowdfunding sites to show you the best way to ask for donations for a funeral.

There’s been a death in the family, and you find yourself making funeral arrangements. You want to do it well, but you know there is going to be a financial burden.

Perhaps the death was sudden and unexpected, or perhaps you simply don’t have the resources to cover the costs of the funeral.

What do you do?

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Funeral Scriptures: 50 Best Bible Verses for Funerals

Best Funeral Scriptures

Every Christian funeral is centered on Christ and his Word. Even as you remember your loved one, you remember the promises found in Scripture and the hope that is now, at death, realized in heaven.

Believers have always found comfort in the Bible. Funeral Scriptures have been read for generations at the passing of the faithful, to comfort family members,

One of the difficulties is that there are so many beloved passages in God’s Word that it can be hard to choose the right one for your loved one’s funeral service.

So we’ve done the winnowing for you. Below, we first feature the 5 best Bible verses for funerals and memorial services. These Scriptures are ideal for simply reading, for a funeral sermon, or as a quote in your eulogy.

After the top five, we have additional Bible verses that focus on proclaiming the Gospel. Next, we have comforting Scriptures to share with the grieving family, plus funeral readings specifically for mom, dad, grandparents, and more.

Lastly, we’ll close out with a big list of the many classic and truly meaningful funeral Scripture selections that have been traditionally read at funerals throughout history.

Let’s jump in.

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50+ Beautiful Catholic Funeral Songs & Sacred Music

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Music plays a significant role in funeral liturgies. The ideal Catholic funeral songs can serve as a means of prayer, reflection, and emotional support for those gathered to remember, grieve, and celebrate the life of a loved one.

Great music can have a powerful emotional impact on mourners. The best funeral songs offer solace and support to the grieving family while personalizing the service with the departed one’s favorite musical selections.

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At What Age Should You Plan Your Funeral?

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Nobody likes to think about death and dying—especially when it’s about yourself. But, let’s face it, unless the rapture comes in your lifetime, you will eventually breathe your last.  Being in the death industry as a funeral director/embalmer and pre-need counselor for over 16 years, I truly believe that planning your arrangements in advance is … Read more