My bishop, the Rt. Rev. Richard Lester Shimpfky, D.D., graduated to greater life this morning at 6:00 am. He was the bishop who accepted me into the ordination process and was so supportive during the entire
I will miss him very much. Keep Jamel and the children in your prayers.
Deliver your servant, Richard, O Sovereign Lord Christ, from all
evil, and set him free from every bond; that he may rest with
all your saints in the eternal habitations; where with the
Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, for
ever and ever. Amen.
Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your
servant Richard. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of
your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your
own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy,
into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the
glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.
May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the
mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.