Beloved in Christ;
I write with the news that The Rt. Rev. George Hunt, 11th Bishop of Rhode Island, died yesterday in California. Bishop Hunt had been ill for some time, and he died surrounded by his family and the love and prayers of many.
I ask that all congregations in the Diocese of Rhode Island give thanks for Bishop Hunt’s life and ministry this weekend at all worship services.
As of this morning, we have no additional information about funeral or memorial plans. I’ll share that as we receive it.
Let us pray:
O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our brother George, a Bishop of this Church. We thank you for giving him to us, his family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.