Grace, mercy, and peace be with you.
It is with great sadness that I announce the unexpected death of the Rev. Robert “Bob” Burton, pastor of Bethesda Lutheran Church, Morrison, early this morning. I request your prayers for Pastor Burton’s wife Anita and the Burton family, the congregation of Bethesda Lutheran Church, and all of us, his colleagues and friends.
We stand on the promises of the resurrection and eternal life.
Walking with you,
Bishop Jeffrey Clements
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 A.M. Monday, October 2, 2017, at Bethesda Lutheran Church – Morrison, IL
VISITATION: 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Bethesda Lutheran Church – Morrison, IL
ADDITIONAL FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church – Harvard, IL
ADDITIONAL VISITATION: 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church – Harvard, IL
OFFICIATING BOTH SERVICES: Bishop Jeffrey Clements, Northern Illinois Synod, ELCA
INTERMENT: Mount Auburn Cemetery – Harvard, ILDeath of Pastor Robert Burton - Letter from Bishop Clements