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Good Samaritan Hospice to Hold Memorial Services and Support Group

April 2, 2013

Good Samaritan Hospice (GSH), a mission of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, will hold two memorial services in memory of those who spent their final days under hospice care at its Wexford facility, Cabot inpatient unit or with Good Samaritan Hospice home care.

Pastor Rist leading the 2012 GSH Memorial Service at St. Luke in Cabot. Pastor Rist leading the 2012 GSH Memorial Service at St. Luke in Cabot.

The first service will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cabot on Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. The second service will be at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Freedom on Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. Concordia Chaplain Rev. Paul Rist will conduct the liturgy.

The memorial services are open to all who are dealing with grief, even if they did not have a loved one in GSH care. A reception will follow both memorial tributes.

The services will be a time to pray and give thanks to celebrate the lives of those no longer with us, look to God and within, and begin the healing process. It will also be a time to understand that the journey through grief is different for every person.

Additionally, in an effort to continually support individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one, GSH is continuing its Christ-centered support group series, Grief Share.

The sessions start April 11 and take place every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Haven II second floor classroom on the Concordia at Cabot campus (entrance 5, 148 Marwood Rd.). The meetings, which are approximately 90 minutes long, are free and open to anyone dealing with grief. Here is a list of the topics that will be covered:

April 11 Living With Grief

April 18 The Journey of Grief

April 25 The Effects of Grief

May 2 When Your Spouse Dies

May 9 Stuck in Grief

May 16 Lessons of Grief, Part 1

May 23 Lessons of Grief, Part 2

May 30 The Tasks of Grieving

To register or receive more information, call Bereavement Coordinator Rev. Paul Rist at 1.800.720.2557. For more information on GSH, visit our website or e-mail us here.

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