I am sad to report that Fred Phinney, father of Ben Phinney, died on Tuesday in Randolph, New Hampshire, surrounded by Ben and his five siblings, and his faithful dog Lucy. Fred had been active at St Michael’s over the years as a preacher – he was an Episcopal priest who served locally, nationally and overseas – and helped secure parish leadership following Bob Appleyard’s departure and prior to Sam Rodman’s arrival. Ben and his siblings are in New Hampshire, Barb Phinney is preparing to depart with the mission group to New Orleans on Saturday, and I ask that you keep the Phinney’s in their prayers.
Father of all, we pray to you for those we love, but see no longer: Grant them your peace; let light perpetual shine upon them; and, in your loving wisdom and almighty power, work in them the good purpose of your perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
~The Rev. Hall Kirkham