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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Prayers Sought For Bishop Jon Bruno
Bishop Suffragan Mary Douglas Glasspool wrote as follows on Tuesday afternoon to members of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles:
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Please keep Bishop Jon Bruno in your prayers.
Jon is undergoing medical treatment and testing in the hospital at this
time to address an infection that has persisted after his diagnosis
last month with pneumonia.
He is in good spirits and sends his
love to all, and his appreciation for our ongoing prayers that he first
requested at the March meeting of Diocesan Council.
notice, Bishop Jon and Mary both ask for no visits, calls or flowers at
this time as Bishop Jon must have complete rest in order to focus on
his recovery. That said, cards addressed to home or office are most
Appointments and visitations in the coming weeks will,
of necessity, be rescheduled by Ms. Gail Urquidi, executive assistant in
the Bishop's Office. We will keep you informed of Bishop Jon's progress
while asking that you respect his privacy.
Bishop Diane Jardine
Bruce, who is traveling in China at the moment, joins me in thanking you
for your prayers and support of Bishop Jon. Bishop Diane will return
from her travels in early May, and both of us will be present at Clergy
Conference May 7-9.
Heavenly Father, giver of life and
health: Comfort and relieve your servant, Jon, and give your power of
healing to those who minister to his needs, that he may be strengthened
and have confidence in your loving care, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever.