November 13, 2017
For your prayers –
Berniece Swan, wife of Synod Council member Don Swan, died this past Saturday (November 11) in her home, her family having been blessed with many more years with her than expected following her cancer diagnosis. The family welcomes your prayers. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening (November 14) at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem, IL. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning (November 15), also at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home.
Pastor Terry and Beth Edwards (Prince of Peace, Mt. Vernon) welcome your prayers at the death of Beth’s father, Rev. Garney Day. He died November 8, and his funeral is today in Rocky Mount, Virginia.
O God, before whose face generations rise and pass away: we remember before you with gratitude these your beloved servants, who faithfully lived and died in Jesus Christ our Lord. Give us grace to follow in the footsteps of those who themselves followed in the footsteps of your holy Son. Grant to all who mourn the strength to meet the days to come with steadfastness and patience, not sorrowing as those without hope, but in thankful remembrance of your great goodness in past years and in the sure expectation of a joyful reunion before your heavenly throne; through the same Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
Bishop S. John Roth