Celebration of Life

Funerals & Memorial Services

We are here to help you through this difficult time with compassion and dignity for your loved one. A pastor will meet with you and your family to assist with the details and preparations for the funeral service.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

Schedule a Service

To schedule, please contact the Hosanna Church main line at 952.435.3332. Service arrangements typically take two to four days.

Service Information

We can host celebration of life services at any of our four campuses, including reception space and options. Our pastors, staff, musicians, and volunteers are available to perform the service as you request, and we offer complimentary programs with an order of service, personal message, and Scripture.

Fees

  • Ceremony and reception space: No charge
  • Pastoral honorarium: $150
  • Musicians and soloists: $150 per musician
  • Technical, custodial, and funeral assistant support: $250

Order of Service

Services at Hosanna typically include similar elements:

  • Prelude Music
  • Processional Music
  • Opening Prayer
  • Hymn or Song
  • Readings from Scripture
  • Memories
  • Message
  • Prayers
  • Commendation
  • Benediction
  • Recessional/Postlude Music

Venues

  • Lakeville Prayer Room: Capacity 35 people
  • Lakeville Chapel: Capacity 350 people
  • Lakeville Community Life Center: Capacity 450 people
  • Lakeville Worship Center: Capacity 2,300 people

Northfield Worship Center: Capacity 300 people

Rosemount Worship Center: Capacity 300 people

Shakopee Worship Center: Capacity 400 people

All of these venues are accessible for a casket.

Scripture Readings

The following passages can be used as comfort to you and your loved ones and can be used in our the service.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 ...for everything there is a season, a time to be born... 

Joshua 1: 9 ...be strong and courageous… do not be frightened... 

Job 19:22-27a ...for I know that my Redeemer lives… 

Psalm 23 ...even though I walk through the darkest valley… 

Psalm 27: 1, 4-5, 13 ...the Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? 

Psalm 42:1-5a ...why are you cast down, O my soul,... hope in God… 

Psalm 46:1-7 ...God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble... 

Psalm 91 ...under his wings you will find refuge... my rock in whom I trust ...

Psalm 118 ...out of my distress I called on the Lord… 

Psalm 121 ...I lift up my eyes to the hills - from where will my help come? 

Psalm 130 ...I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope... 

Psalm 139:1-17, 23, 24 ...you have searched me and known me...

Isaiah 25:6-9 ...God will wipe away all tears from our eyes… 

Isaiah 40:28-31 ...they shall run and not be weary... walk and not be faint... 

Isaiah 43:1-3a ...when you pass through the waters, I will be with you… 

Matthew 11:28-30 ...come to me,… all who are weary… 

Mark 10: 13-16 ...let the little children come to me…do not stop them... 

John 10:27-29 ...my sheep hear my voice; ... I give them eternal life...

John 11:25 ...I am the resurrection and the life… 

John 14:1-6 ...Do not let your hearts be troubled… 

Romans 8:31-35, 37-39 ...If God is for us…who is against us… 

Romans 14:7-9 ...Lord of both the dead and the living... 

1 Corinthians 15:51-57 ...we will not all die, but we will all be changed... 

Philippians 3:20-21 ...our citizenship is in heaven... 

Philippians 4:4-7 ...and the peace of God which passes all our understanding... 

1 Peter 5:6-7, 10 ...Christ will restore, support, strengthen, and establish you... 

1 John 3:1-2 ...see what love the Father has given us…Children of God... 

Revelation 21:1-4 ...mourning and crying and pain will be no more...

Columbarium

The Columbarium is part of Hosanna’s Chapel and Memorial Gardens, which provide a place to reflect, grieve, honor, and celebrate loved ones.

The Columbarium features 1,000 double niches for ashes. Surrounding the Columbarium are our Memorial Gardens, pond, and water features. Highlights of the Memorial Gardens include paths, trellises, sitting areas, and a footbridge.

If you are interested, please contact Lu Webber, Life Events Coordinator & Chaplain, at  or 952.892.9750.

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Living Water Memorial

Our beautiful Living Water Memorial is found in our Hosanna Lakeville atrium directly outside the main Worship Center entrance. Here you can memorialize your loved one by adding their name to our wall plaque.

If you are interested, please contact Lu Webber, Life Events Coordinator & Chaplain, at  or 952.892.9750.

Grief Resources

Resources are available to support and care for you as you mourn loss. Please reach out to Liz Adrian, Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant, for specific resources.

GRIEF Groups & RESOURCES

Questions?

We are here to help you through the planning process. For more information or questions, please contact Lu Webber, Life Events Coordinator & Chaplain, at