Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with great disappointment and sadness, that we must postpone this afternoon’s service at St. George’s, Clifton Park, which was to have been my final service for the Diocese of Albany as your Bishop.
For the last few days I have been battling what I thought was a sinus infection. When I awoke this morning I discovered I have no sense of taste or smell. While I have no fever or difficulty breathing, I am concerned that I may have a mild case of COVID-19. Unfortunately, this being Sunday morning, there is no way to get a COVID test done to determine if in fact I have COVID-19. Because of the uncertainty, I cannot risk possibly exposing all the Diocesan Leadership who had planned to attend the service. I am so sorry. I had very much looked forward to spending this time with all of you, either in person or virtually. Once I have been tested and know it is safe to be with others, we will reschedule the service. In the meantime, I ask for your prayers for myself and Karen and our family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and His Son our Lord Jesus Christ, and may the blessing of God almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with you this day and always. Amen!
In Christ’s Love,