Believing in the Communion of Saints and the Resurrection to Life Everlasting, I ask your prayers for the Rev. Steven C. Wilson, who passed into Larger Life Sunday, February 13, in Carthage. Fr. Steve had served as Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Carthage since 1999. In addition to his parish leadership, over time, he served in various roles in the diocese including chair of the Hispanic Ministry and Courtesy Resolution Committees and as a member of the Board of Examining Chaplains, the Human Resources Committee, the Standing Committee, and the Nominating Committee.
Fr. Steve’s life and ministry will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 26, at Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Howard, Carthage, MO 64836.
In this time of loss, please be in prayer for the repose of Steven’s eternal spirit; for his wife Melinda and their children; for their extended family and many friends and loved ones.
O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light:
Grant that your servant Steven, being raised with Christ, may know the strength of his presence,
and rejoice in his eternal glory; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The Rt. Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce