- Phone: 651.487.7752
- Mailing Address: 1215 Roselawn Ave. West | Roseville, MN 55113
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." - Jesus comforts the disciples in John 14:1-4
Our prayers are with you during this time of grief and loss. God’s blessings to you for comfort, grace, love and strength. Roseville Lutheran pastors, staff, and congregation are here to be of assistance to you during this process of funeral planning and grief.
If your loved one has recently died, please call the Roseville Lutheran Church office at 651-487-7752 to speak to someone in pastoral care ministry. If you call outside of normal church office hours, please carefully listen to the voicemail prompts. It will direct you to an emergency contact and phone number.
If you plan to have the funeral or memorial service at Roseville Lutheran Church, please contact a pastoral care ministry staff person. They can assist you with funeral/memorial service and reception preparations. A pastor will typically meet with the family for 1 to 2 hours to discuss the order of service.
It is often difficult for families to make decisions regarding funeral arrangements at the time of the death of a loved one. In the midst of grieving the family must make many important decisions. They frequently wish that they knew the desires of the one who died. This is an opportunity for you to think about your funeral plans. You may use this as a guide for your thinking and may use it to make your personal desires known to the pastoral staff of Roseville Lutheran church.
If you are anticipating the death of a loved one, a pastor is available to assist with funeral planning and preparations. The pastor can also provide communion, pray and visitation with the family and loved one before death.
Here as some tools that you can use in funeral planning:
Funeral Pre-Planning Guide
Funeral/Memorial Service Order of Service Worksheet
Music Suggestions for Funerals
Scripture Reading Suggestions for Funerals
RLC Hospitality Menu for Funerals
Health Care Directive forms can be found at the Minnesota Board of Aging website (http://www.mnaging.org/advisor/directive.htm).
Now is a good time to go through old photographs and keepsakes. You might want to think about which picture you would like to go with the obituary or on the funeral bulletin, photographs to display at the visitation, etc. You might also want to think about and discuss other keepsakes that you want at the visitation or poems or other readings you would like shared.