“A Christian funeral service focuses attention on what God has done for us in Christ.” So says Rev. Barry Ward, pastor of Saving Grace Lutheran Church in Saskatchewan, in a great little article in The Canadian Lutheran. Worth reading by all pastors who are caught in the awkward space between what families want for a celebration of life and what the church’s funeral liturgy can offer. It’s an awkward space to be in, but Ward reminds us why that conversation is worth having. MP+