In the waters of baptism, Christians make the passage with Jesus Christ through death to the new life of the resurrection. Each day of our lives is shaped by this baptismal journey. Within our lives, we mark particular occasions of transition and passage in various ways.
At a person’s death, the church shares the grief of those who mourn and remembers the brevity of life on earth. At the funeral we give voice to sorrow, thank God for our loved one, and entrust this companion of ours into the hands of God. Trusting in God’s promises in baptism that we are claimed by Christ forever, we rest in the sure hope of the resurrection. When the church gathers to mark the end of life, Christ crucified and risen is the witness of worship, the strength of mutual consolation, and the hope of healing.
(Adapted from Evangelical Lutheran Worship, p. 279)
Christ the King Church dedicated a Columarium in November 2016 and Columbarium niches may be purchased for self and family member(s).
The columbarium is located in the new Meditation Garden on the south side of the church. There will be 288 niches on the south wall of the columbarium. If you are interested in purchasing a niche, please review the brochure and contact Cheryl Gaspard for a copy of the “Policies and Regulations of the Columbarium.” If you have questions, you may also contact Gaelyn Lesher, member of the Columbarium Committee.