Preparing for a funeral or memorial service for a loved one is never easy. One that can be difficult, sad, joyful, peaceful, disheartening, and comforting, all at the same time.

This form is here to assist you in and through the process. It is intended to help organize your thoughts and wishes for this special service. Please do not worry if you do not have or recall all of the information below. Just fill out what you know and are comfortable with sharing. Also, if you would prefer to fill this out with a pastor or someone else from the church, please do not hesitate to call. The church office is (979) 885-7270; Pastor Scott Heitshusen’s cell is (713) 965-6761.

When you have completed this form, please let Pastor Scott know.

If there is any other way LifeBridge or I can be of any service or comfort to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact us.

In Christ and His victory of death for us all,
Pastor Scott Heitshusen

Popular Scripture Passages for Services

Job 19:25-27For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!
Psalm 23 (KJV)The LORD is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the day of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Psalm 139:1-12O LORD, You have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” even the darkness is not dark to You; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with You.
John 3:16-17For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.
John 10:11
John 10:14
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd. I know My own and My own know Me.
John 10:27-29My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
John 11:25-27Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.”
John 14:1-7
John 14: 27
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also. From now on you do know HMim and have seen Him.”
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 17:24Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, may be with Me where I am, to see My glory that You have given Me because You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
Romans 8:28
Romans 8:31-35
Romans 8:37-39
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:19-22If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a Man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
2 Timothy 4:6-8For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

Popular Hymn Selections

NOTE: LifeBridge does not usually have musicians available for services like this and, if they are available, are used to contemporary pieces, not traditional hymns like below.

  • A Mighty Fortress
  • Abide With Me
  • Amazing Grace
  • Beautiful Savior
  • How Great Thou Art
  • I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  • Nearer, My God to Thee
  • Rock of Ages
  • Oh, How Blest Are They
  • There Is a Time for Everything
  • This Body in the Grave We Lay
  • For Me to Live Is Jesus
  • I’m But a Stranger Here
  • Jesus Christ, My Sure Defense
  • Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won
  • In The Garden [“He Walks With Me and He Talks With Me”]

Possible Service Draft Liturgy

A Celebration of Victory
{First} {Middle} {Last}

Born: {date born} ✠ Baptized: {date baptized}
Confirmed: {date confirmed} ✠ Deceased: {date died}

Sealy, Texas

{Date of Funeral/Memorial Service}
{Time of Service}

In the Name of Jesus


(Please stand.)

THE WELCOMEPsalm 118:24

P:     This is the day the Lord has made!
C:    We will rejoice and be glad in it!


PSALM 23 – (Read together)

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

THE INVOCATIONMatthew 28:19b & II Corinthians 1:3-4

P:     In the name of the Father, and of the Son, ✠ and of the Holy Spirit.
C:    Amen

P:     Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of all mercy and the God of all consolation. He comforts  us in all our sorrows so that we can comfort others in their sorrow with the consolation we ourselves have received from God.
C:    Thanks be to God.


P:     The Lord be with you.
C:    And also with you.

P:     We pray…
O God of grace and mercy, we give thanks for Your loving kindness to {Name} and to all Your servants who, having finished their course in faith, now rest from their labors. Grant that we also may be faithful to death and receive the crown of eternal life; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C:    Amen

(Please be seated)


{Scripture Lesson #1}
{Scripture Lesson #2}
{Scripture Lesson #3}



(Please stand.)


P:     We pray…
O God of grace and glory, we remember before You today our brother/sister {NICKNAME}. We thank You for giving him/her to us to know and to love as a companion in our pilgrimage on earth. In Your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us Your aid, so we may see in death the gate to eternal life, that we may continue our course on earth in confidence until, by Your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before us; through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
C:    Amen

P:     God of all grace, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to bring life and immortality to light. We give You thanks because by His death Jesus destroyed the power of death and by His resurrection has opened the kingdom of heaven to all believers. Make us certain that because He lives we shall live also, and that neither death nor life, nor things present nor things to come, shall be able to separate us from Your love which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C:            Amen


P:     Lord, remember us in Your kingdom, and teach us to pray…
C:    Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen

THE BENEDICTIONNumbers 6:24-26

P:     The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you ✠ and give you peace.
C:    Amen



To God Alone be the Glory


The Officiant – The Rev. {Pastor’s Name}

The Liturgist – The Rev. {Pastor’s Name}

The Musician(s) – {Musician(s) Name(s)}

The Interment – {Place of Internment}


{Name #1}
{Name #2}
{Name #3}
{Name #4}
{Name #5}
{Name #6}

{Message regarding memorials; internment; reception; etc.}

{First} {Middle} {Last}

{Text (and possible photo) of the obituary.}

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