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St. John's Episcopal
Funerals & Memorials

The Episcopal Church has an absolutely beautiful burial liturgy, available to everyone. It doesn’t matter who they are, whether they were faithful churchgoers or not. It doesn’t matter how they died, it doesn’t matter how much money they had. All are given dignity. All are escorted out of this world with beauty and grace.

The service itself is a celebration of the life of the one who died, while still leaving space for grief and sorrow. We believe that all people are a gift from our Creator, and all people are received into the arms of our loving God when they die. That is why the church is decorated in the traditional Easter white, and the priest wears white. The Paschal candle lit at baptism is also lit at funerals, tying together the cycle of life and death and life again.

Who to Contact

This is a difficult time and it is our hope that St. John's Funeral Ministry can be helpful to you and your family.  If you would like to arrange to have a funeral/memorial at St. John's Episcopal Church, please contact Mother June Johnson (360) 352-8527 or

Pre-planning your Memorial

Pre-planning your funeral service can give you peace of mind and ease the burden placed on your loved ones at the time of your passing. The entire service, including scripture readings, hymns and speakers, can be planned in advance. Our funeral pre-planning guides, Planning Before Death Happens, provides all the information you need to know about planning your service, including a helpful worksheet and workbook that can be kept on file at St. John's for future use. Also, if you feel led to lend your compassion and gift of hospitality in this important ministry, please contact Mother June Johnson at (360)352-8527.