Memorial Preparation

 See below for:

  • Good Samaritan Episcopaal Church Pre-arrangement Form
  • Readings and Hymns
  • Making arrangements with the church
  • Memorial Garden and Wall


For Internment of Ashes in our MEMORIAL GARDEN and the Name Engraving on our MEMORIAL WALL  –  please see details noted in the last section of this page.



Old Testament

Isaiah 25:6-9 (He will swallow up death forever)

Isaiah 61:1-3 (To comfort all that mourn)

Lamenations 3:22-26, 31-33 (The Lord is good unto them that wait for him)

Wisdom 3:1-5, 9 (The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God)

Job 19:21-27a (I know that my Redeemer lives)

New Testament

Romans 8:14-19, 37-39 (The glory that shall be revealed)

1 Corinthians 15:20-26. 35-38, 42-44, 53-58 (Raised in incorruption)

2 Corinthians 4:16, 5: 9 (Things which are not seen are eternal)

1 John 3:1-2 (We shall be like him)

Revelation 7:9-17 (God shall wipe away all tears)

Revelation 21:2-7 (Behold, I make all things new)


John 5:24-27 (He that believeth hath everlasting life)

John 6:37-40 (All that the Father giveth shall come to me)

John 10:11-16 (I am the good shepherd)

John 11:21-27 (I am the resurrection and the life)

John 14:1-6 (In my Father’s house are many mansions)

From the1982 Hymnal

579 Almighty Father, Strong to Save (Navy Hymn)

671 Amazing Grace

199 Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (Tune: St. Kevin)

200 Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (Tune: Gaudeamus pariter)

608 Eternal Father, Strong to Save

287 For All the Saints, Who from their Labors Rest

362 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty

335 I Am the Bread of Life

620 Jerusalem my Happy Home

693 Just as I am

482 Lord of All Hopefulness

390 Praise to the Lord the Almighty

469 There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy (Tune: St. Helena)

470 There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy (Tune: Beecher)

691 On Eagle’s Wings (Gather Hymnal)


The family will meet with Good Sam Clergy to discuss the service plans. Good Sam front office staff will design the service program based on input provided. Please provide a photo for use on the cover if desired. The Clergy will contact the following groups:

  • The Flower Guild
  • The Altar Guild
  • The Memorial Guild – for the reception preparation
  • The Chalice Bearers (if needed)

Discuss with the Clergy if the service is with a casket or cremains.

On the day of the service the immediate family is welcome to arrive at any time prior to the start of the service. The family usually gathers in the nursery or the chapel before the service begins.

The Clergy will join the family for a quiet prayer before the service starts.

Good Sam staff and volunteers will be on hand to handle delivery of flowers, encourage guests to sign the guestbook which is provided by Good Sam, and act as ushers.


Clergy and the family will discuss when the interment of ashes will be scheduled in the Good Sam Memorial Garden and review the available location for this interment in the garden.

Please plan to fill out the Memorial Wall Inscription Form available at the Good Sam Front Office.

The Parish Administrator or the Parish Facilities Manager will confirm with you the available placement of the engraving of your loved one’s name on the Memorial Wall. A fee for this engraving will be applicable.  The Parish Administrator will advise the family when the engraving is ready for viewing.