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Saint Peter Lutheran Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
11423 Chicago Road
Warren, Michigan 48093

586-979-3850 

Protestant denominations members who are thinking of having their funeral
conducted by our Pastor of St. Peter are asked to do the following steps.
 
Some points that you should consider before making this decision: 

U Inform the clergy of their particular church to get a release.
U  Put their desire in writing (Living Will or similar).
U Notify the next closest relative about this desire and empower him/her to deliver this desire to the Pastor.
U Convey your desire to have a funeral conducted by the Pastor of St. Peterís Lutheran Church to him/her in person.
U The Pastor reviews each case and makes a final decision.

Another way to earn the right for a St. Peter funeral
 is to be become a member of the Church:

Christians of other denominations who are considering membership in the Lutheran Church are required to take classes in order to learn the basics, accept, and believe in the Evangelical Lutheran Church confession of Faith before being approved as members by the council. 

General Guidelines

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The pastor of St. Peterís Lutheran Church has the right to deny the request for a funeral of a non-member.

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In case of two concurring funerals church members have the preference.

U Funerals for non-members are generally not conducted in the sanctuary of Saint Peter's Lutheran Church.

An Advice

When conveying the desire to have your funeral conducted by the pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church in your Living Will Do not mention the pastor by name, because it could be possible that this person is not the pastor of St. Peterís any more at the time you pass away.

In Christ's name,
Saint Peter Lutheran Church