News from Grace Episcopal Church ~ Martinez, California
October 8, 2019 

Dear People of Grace,

Please read the message below from our Canon to the Ordinary, Abbott Bailey. I received an update on Bishop Marc's condition today and he continues to improve. 

If you would like to send a card or letter to Bishop Marc, you may send it to:

The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus
Diocese of California
1055 Taylor St.
San Francisco, CA 94108
October 7, 2019
Dear Friends in Christ,
Please join me in praying for Bishop Marc, who is currently in the hospital after suffering a ischemic stroke (blood clot type) this morning at his office in San Francisco. He received acute stroke therapies, including IV tPA and a neurointerventional procedure. He is now awake, alert, communicating well, and the news is encouraging. I will keep you informed as I receive new information.
At this time, the family is focused on Bishop Marc's health and healing and requests that all communication be directed through me. As such, please refrain from emails, texts, phone calls, or visits. The family is immensely grateful for your love and support. As Sheila said, "He's a tough Tennessee boy."
While he recovers, Bishop Marc remains the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese. As Canon to the Ordinary, I will be acting on his behalf until he is well enough to return to work.
As you pray for Bishop Marc, please also remember his wife, Sheila, daughters ChloƩ and Pilar, and the medical personnel.
     O God of heavenly powers, by the might of your command you drive away from our bodies all sickness and all infirmity; Be present in your goodness with your servant Marc, that his weakness may be banished and his strength restored; and that, his health being renewed, he may bless your holy Name through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
With gratitude,
The Rev. Canon Abbott Bailey

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