Prayers Needed for the Repose of the Soul of a Friend. - UPDATE
One of our dear friends from church, Paul, is in ICU. He had gone in for heart surgery, but today we found out "he has fluid in his lungs, and his kidneys are struggling to work. He's got a respirator, and is sedated. The doctors are very cautious."
So if you have it in you to send up prayers for someone you haven't met, could you please put in a word or two for him?
As you can see from the change in the title, Paul has fallen asleep in the lord. He reposed today, the following from our priest:
"Paul Byron Burch reposed today, just after noon. I am joyful that he reposed in the Lord, as we say, since in that we have the hope and promise of the resurrection.
I gave him Holy Communion on Monday, which he received sitting up, and after which we chatted, as he ate his tuna sandwich. His body began to fail, and organs shut down, very quickly, so that this morning, I was called to read the Prayers for the Departure of the Soul.