January 6, 2018
For your prayers
Tim Leitner (serving in Synodically Authorized Ministry, Our Savior, Pekin) and his family welcome your prayers at the death of his mother, Mary Leitner, Thursday morning, January 4, 2018, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria, IL. Her funeral will be Wednesday morning, January 10, 11:00 a.m. , at St. Ann Catholic Church in Peoria.
O God, before whose face generations rise and pass away: we remember before you with gratitude this your beloved servant, 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.
S. John Roth