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We Pray for the Family of The Rev. Clifford Alfred Riis

The Reverend Clifford Alfred Riis died on May 11, 2024 in Manassas, Virginia.

Pastor Riis was born in New York on October 6, 1926 and ordained in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in 1953. After leaving the Missouri Synod, he was ordained in the LCA in 1967, after which he served Trinity, Georgetown from 1967-1974 and St. Johannes, Charleston from 1974-1993. In retirement, he served as interim pastor at Holy Comforter (now Holy Spirit) in West Ashley.

Pastor Riis is survived by his wife, Jean, children, and grandchildren. His funeral service will be held at St. Johannes, Charleston on Saturday, June 29th at 11 AM, with a visitation before the service at 10, and inurnment at Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery in North Charleston following the service.

The family requests that any memorial gifts be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Almighty God, source of all mercy and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with those who mourn, that, casting all their sorrow on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
– Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship

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