April 16, 2018

Pastor Maggie Falenschek (St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Urbana) welcomes your prayers for her family upon the death of her grandfather Harris Garberg.  She and others in her family will be traveling to Minnesota for the funeral later this week.

O God, before whose face generations rise and pass away: we remember before you with gratitude this your beloved child, who 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.  Wrap in your wings of safety and assurance all who travel to be with family and to commend your servant to your eternal glory.  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 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 John RothComment