Illinois Third Jurisdiction

Bishop Robert R. Sanders

Prelate, Illinois Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction

July 3, 2019

Dear Saints:

This correspondence comes to you at the request of the Adjutant General, Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr., as per Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.

It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of Bishop Robert R. Sanders, Prelate of the Illinois Third Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.  The Sanders family and the Jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers.

The services for Bishop Sanders will be as follows:

A Night of Remembrance

Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST
Lying in State 5pm – 7pm

New First Church Of God In Christ
1304 Wentworth Ave
Chicago Heights, Illinois 60411

Local & Jurisdictional Memorial Service

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM
(Visitation 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

All Nations Church Of God In Christ
503 S. Water Street
Joliet, Illinois 60436

National Homegoing Service

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM CST
(Public Viewing 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM)

All Nations Church Of God In Christ
503 S. Water Street
Joliet, Illinois 60436
Chief Officiant: Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.

Expressions of Kindness

All Acts of Kindness can be sent to:
All Nations Church Of God In Christ
c/o The Sanders Family
503 S. Water Street, Joliet, IL 60436
or email at: [email protected]

The Adjutant General is requesting that all Bishops please wear your “Class A” attire on the morning of the National Homegoing service. All Adjutant Brothers please wear your “Class A” vestments and Adjutant Sisters please wear your White Habits. All other women are asked to wear White.  All other male clergy are asked to wear your “Class B” Attire. (This includes: Administrative Assistants, Superintendents, Pastors, Elders and Ministers.). *** For Transportation Services, please call Overseer Andre Johnson at 312.914.9001 or 815.723.1647.

If you need further assistance, you can email me at [email protected] or call 904.217.9603.

In His Service,

Overseer Earl R. Matthews
Scribe of the National Adjutancy