Funeral Planning

First Reading: A-6 / Eccles. 3:1-8 (For Everything There is a Season)

A-6   A reading from the Book of Ecclesiastes           3:1-11

  There is an appointed time for everything,

          and a time for every thing under the heavens.

 A time to be born, and a time to die;

           a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant.

 A time to kill, and a time to heal;

           a time to tear down, and a time to build.

 A time to weep, and a time to laugh;

           a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

 A time to scatter stones, and a time to gather them;

           a time to embrace, and a time to be far from embraces.

 A time to seek, and a time to lose;

           a time to keep, and a time to cast away.

 A time to rend, and a time to sew;

           a time to be silent, and a time to speak.

 A time to love, and a time to hate;

           a time of war, and a time of peace.