February 5, 2018

Mr. Thomas Whitby, who served Christ in Synodically Authorized Ministry in our synod, entered the Church Triumphant unexpectedly on Saturday, February 3rd.   Tom’s faith and devotion to the Lord were evident in his service in the church.   His funeral will be Friday, February 9th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, Bartonville.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

O God of grace and glory, we remember before you our brother, Tom.  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

Bishop John RothComment