Prayers for Bishop Jack Tuell

Bishop Jack Tuell

Bishop Jack Tuell

Bishop Grant Hagiya, of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area, has asked for prayers for Bishop Jack Tuell and his wife Marjorie in a statement on the Oregon-Idaho Annnual Conference website. Bishop Hagiya wrote:

Please join me in prayer for Bishop Jack Tuell and his wife Mrs. Tuell. Retired Bishop Tuell is being treated for prostate cancer and is currently very weak due to the combination of chemotherapy and the spread of the cancer. He remains in good spirits, but prayers are needed for his medical options and recuperative powers. He served as the presiding bishop of the Oregon-Idaho Conference from 1972 to 1980.

Your prayers are greatly appreciated. Thank you.

UMC.org lists Bishop Tuell’s address at 816 SO 216th St #637, Des Moines WA 98198-6331 for those who wish to send cards and other expressions of support.

 

Jay Voorhees, Former Executive Editor

The Rev. Jay Voorhees is the Executive Editor of The United Methodist Reporter and the Chief Creative Officer for CircuitWriter Media LLC which operates this site and MethoBlog.com. Jay is an ordained elder in the Tennessee Annual Conference. Jay has written on life and the practice of faith in The United Methodist Church at Only Wonder Understands since 2003.

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