September 16, 2017
For your prayers –
Pastor Franklyn A. Schroeder (retired, Carbondale) entered the Church Triumphant this morning (September 16, 2017). Our office will send out a note later about the extent of Pastor Schroeder’s service in the territory of our synod. His funeral will be at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, De Soto, IL, on Wednesday, September 20, at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will precede the funeral beginning a 5:00 p.m. Burial will take place on Thursday.
O God of grace and glory, we remember before you our brother, Frank. We thank you for giving him to us to know and to love as a companion in our pilgrimage on earth. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see that death has been swallowed up in the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ, so that we may live in confidence and hope until, by your call, we are gathered to our heavenly home in the company of all your saints; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.