In the Christian church, a funeral is an occasion to celebrate the Resurrection as well as the life of the deceased. Sadness is a natural human emotion, but the service of burial is intended to speak to the Christian hope that we are held in the heart of God in life and death. Any St. Saviour’s parishioner may have her or his service of burial at the church. Those not formally affiliated with St. Saviour’s may speak to the clergy about holding a funeral or memorial service at the church.