On Tuesday evening word came that The Rt. Rev, George Councell, our own beloved Bishop George, entered larger life on Monday evening, May 21. Please see the letter from Bishop Stokes included in the newsletter and in the special eblast Anita sent out yesterday morning.
George was a gentle and loving man, on fire with the gospel in ways that were inclusive and life-giving. He truly loved Jesus and was not afraid to say so, and he was a good friend to St Thomas Church, and to all of us in many ways, large and small.
We are indeed blessed to have had him in our midst and part of our lives.
I have no doubt that even now he is rejoicing with the heavenly host, praising God, and singing! God is good, All the time.
All the time, God is Good
Let us pray:
Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with the Son and the Holy Spirit live and reign, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
May his soul and the souls of all the departed rest in Christ and rise in glory.
In Christ’s love,