Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Rest in peace and rise in glory, Janice Robinson! (update)

I received this email last night about the death of the Rev. Janice Robinson, a wonderful person who was a tremendous mentor and friend of mine while I was serving with her at Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, Maryland.  A sad time, but I feel so blessed to have been able to work with her, hear her preaching, participate in pastoral care, assist with liturgy, and meet with her weekly in supervisory sessions.  She used to punctuate her deep and rich conversations with profound humor and lightness.  Just about every supervisory session began with, "ok, it's your dime, what's up?"  Before going in to the church, she would offer a prayer with the worship leaders and then would often say, "Let's go to church!"  She would also remind me often of the fact that she did not fear death, rather, she knew that she was "going home."  Blessings to you, Janice, on your homeward journey.  I miss you deeply.

In God's love,

Peter+

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 Dear Members of the Grace Church Family: 

With sadness we write to inform you that The Rev. Janice Robinson, the former Rector of  Grace Church, died this past Sunday, September 2nd, 2012.  

Rev. Janice's services will be held at the National Cathedral, September 15th, at 10am.

All of us offer our prayers and condolences to Berit and Janice's entire family. 

Rest eternal grant to her, O Lord:
And let light perpetual shine upon her.
May her soul, and the souls of all the departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Rev. Janice Robinson 

Faithfully, 

The Clergy of Grace Episcopal Church

UPDATE: 

Funeral service for Janice will be at the National Cathedral on September 15th at 10am

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