Lord of love, Lord of peace. Lord of healing and Lord of resurrection life be with us this day.

It is with a variety of emotions that I tell you that Marguerite Doritty died yesterday with her daughter Meg by her side. Let us pray together:

Give rest, O Christ, to your servants with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.

Into your hands, Gracious God, we commend your servant Marguerite. Acknowledge, we pray, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock. Grant us grace to entrust Marguerite to your never-failing love which sustained her in this life. Receive her into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, into the glorious company of the saints in light and remember her according to the favour you bear for your people. Amen.

Yesterday I noted that sometimes God’s grace and love just pop up. This morning I was blessed to be reminded of God’s grace and never-failing love. I am convinced that there are signs of them everywhere if we but have eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to receive. Marguerites life exhibited just that way of being. We have all been blessed to have walked a portion of this life with her by our side.

As of yet, no arrangements have been made. We will let you know. In the meanwhile, please continue to pray for Marguerite’s family and do add a prayer of thanksgiving for those who cared for her so wonderfully in her final days with us here on earth.

In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, Ric