Bill was a long-time member of the ELCA congregation I serve as pastor. Prior to pronouncing the benediction at his memorial service, I watched the honor guard play taps and present the flag to Mary, Bill’s widow and second wife. While part of me was – as always – moved by this sight, another part […]
Amy Ziettlow serves as pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Decatur, IL. She is the co-author, with Naomi Cahn, of the forthcoming book, Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, & Loss (Oxford University Press, 2017), which includes a seating arrangement worksheet for clergy or funeral home personnel to use in funeral planning.