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May 25, 2022

Dear friends in Christ,

The Bishop Election/Transition Team invites you to join in celebrating the leadership and ministry of Bishop Jeffrey and Paulette Clements who will retire Sept. 1, 2022.

A banquet in their honor will be offered Saturday, July 30 at the Radisson Hotel, 200 S. Bell School Road, Rockford, with the following schedule

     5-6 p.m. Cocktail Hour, cash bar

     6-7 p.m. Dinner – Choice of three entrees

     7-8 p.m. Dessert & Program

Dinner tickets are $40 per person.  Please reserve your tickets by clicking the "Register" button below. Early reservations are encouraged, as seating is limited. The registration deadline has been extended to July 11, 2022.

Those not attending the formal banquet are encouraged to send notes of appreciation to Bishop and Paulette at the following address, Northern Illinois Synod, 639 38th Street, Sorensen Hall 322, Rock Island, IL 61201, and all are invited to contribute a gift of any size in their honor to Lutheran Disaster Response.

Our sincere thanks to you, God’s people of the Northern Illinois Synod, for your partnership in faith and friendship as we gather to honor and give thanks to God for Bishop and Paulette’s ministry among us, asking the Lord’s rich blessing for the days and years to come.

NI Synod Transition Team,

Tammie Farley, Christina King, Nancy Lillevold, Jim Spring, Arlyn Tolzmann, Carla Vanatta, Minnette Willard, Janet Wold, and Julie Lewis (Staff Liaison)