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Miscarriage memorial service held

Led by the Concordia Seminary Life Team, the Seminary community joined together for a Rite of Remembrance in chapel Feb. 2 to bring comfort to all who mourn the tragedy of miscarriage and stillbirth.

“What happens to one happens to us all,” said Professor Erik Herrmann, who preached on Psalm 30. “Too long, too often we have let mothers and fathers grieve alone.”

After the homily, congregants placed flowers near the altar in memory of the death of a child, symbolizing our faith that trusts our whole lives into the care of God who has loved us in Jesus Christ. The Life Team, with help from Seminary Communications/Creative Services, also created videos as a resource to help others reach out to couples who have suffered a miscarriage. The videos can be found on the team’s YouTube channel here.