Burial

Our assurance as Christians is that nothing, not even death shall separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Still, one of the hardest things we face in this life is the death of a loved one.

The clergy, staff, and pastoral care team at the Church of the Good Shepherd offer their caring support and expertise to individuals and families through those difficult days. Our love and care begins with the planning of the funeral to celebrate the life of their loved one and to offer comfort in the promise of life beyond death by the grace of God.

If you wish to plan a Funeral or Memorial Service, please contact the Church Office at 361-882-1735. Our Clergy will be in contact with you immediately.

Interment in the Columbarium

As Christian people, our lives begin, continue, and end in our church, the body of Christ.  We are born into the church with baptism, and we continue in this relationship after we die.  At the Church of the Good Shepherd, both the Baptismal Font and Columbarium are located in our Memorial Chapel.

Columbarium gets its name from the Latin word “columba”, meaning dove.  A dovecot or nesting area is made up of many niches where doves make their nests.  Hence, a columbarium is an arrangement of recessed niches to hold cremation urns.  Interment in the Columbarium offers the opportunity to continue our association with the church in a physical as well as spiritual dimension.

Niches may be reserved by members of the Church of the Good Shepherd.  A down payment is required to reserve a niche.  For more information, please call the Church Office at 361-882-1735.