March 9, 2018

For your prayers –

Walter Rehwaldt entered the Church Triumphant on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.  Walt’s love for Christ and Christ’s Church was evident throughout his life.  I will mention just a few of his contributions connected with our synod.  Walt was a fixture at Synod Assemblies for most of the life of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod.  He was the chair of our synod’s Constitution Committee for many years, checking the constitutional revisions made by all the congregations making changes during those years.  Walt served on Synod Council from 2002, when he filled an unexpired term, through 2010, when he reached term limits.  During that time on Synod Council, Walt also served on the Synod Council Finance Committee.  One further mention, Walt served for many years as a board member on The Cornerstone Foundation of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.  Walt’s funeral will be Sunday, March 11, 2:00 p.m., at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Carbondale.  Visitation will be at the church from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, and from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Sunday.

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

S. John Roth

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