Prayer Request Update

Prayer Request Update

It is with a heavy heart that I share this news with you. Following a recent fall and subsequent injury to her brain, The Rev. Marcia Engblom has died. The Bishop gave last rites to Marcia+ on Friday afternoon.

We all mourn her death and ask for continued prayers for her family, the people of St. Francis' Episcopal Church in Fair Oaks, and all who mourn this tragic loss.

The service for Marcia+ will be Friday, November 4th at 2:30 pm at Trinity Cathedral. Attending clergy are to vest in white stoles. The Office of the Bishop will close at 1pm that day to allow staff to attend.

A second Celebration of Life will be held in Oregon and is being arranged by her family. For all those who live in Oregon, please watch this site for more details.

Click here to read an article about Marcia+, featured in the Monday, October 31 edition of the Sacramento Bee.


Keri Lopez
Director of Communications



14 comments (Add your own)

1. Harry Allagree+ wrote:
We've lost a great woman and a devoted priest! God's peace to Dennis, Dameon & Jaxom, and to the people of St. Francis Episcopal Church, Fair Oaks.

Fri, October 28, 2011 @ 3:33 PM

2. Gini Smith wrote:
Our world has seen the light of a beautiful, spirit-filled woman dim and go into the all-loving God who holds her soul and all of us in gentle compassion. May her walk in the spirit world still bring us courage, healing and knowledge her gifts were well used. May her family and friends know consolation in the grief, joy in having shared some of her life for a time, all too short though it has been.

Fri, October 28, 2011 @ 4:15 PM

3. Patrick Hill wrote:
Heartbreaking news. May the peace of the Lord be with her family and people of St. Francis...PH

Fri, October 28, 2011 @ 5:02 PM

4. Gaye Anne McWade wrote:
Heaven is richer as we've been by her ministry and love that binds us together, forever. May her Lord Jesus Christ, comfort and strengthen all who love her.

Fri, October 28, 2011 @ 5:16 PM

5. Caleigh Furlong (St. Paul&#39 wrote:
I'm so sorry to hear of this. Marcia was a wonderful person. Prayers and blessings to her family and St. Francis and all of the lives she touched.

Fri, October 28, 2011 @ 5:59 PM

6. Debora Luther wrote:
Such a shock. Pastor Marcia's passing is felt out here in Maryland, and heartfelt condolences and prayers are with her family and St. Francis' family. Heaven is indeed richer, and while we may feel the poorer for the loss of her gifted ministry, the light that she bore while she was with us will continue to shine.

Fri, October 28, 2011 @ 6:21 PM

7. Jami Piper-Mizer wrote:
This is just so shocking. That such a vibrant young woman, great friend, wonderful priest, could so suddenly leave this world. She was beloved by my whole family, she married me and my husband, gave me opportunities and believed in me when no one else did. I mourn her loss, and our prayers are with all of the congregation of St. Francis and her family, who we still considered own church home. Although there is freedom from the ills of this world for Pastor Marcia, the world will not be a better place without her.

Fri, October 28, 2011 @ 6:58 PM

8. Janie & Ken Shepard wrote:
Rev.Marcia made such an impact on the youth of the diocese through her involvement with Search & Vocare. Her sense of humor, her bright& cheery personality and her love of the youth will be sorely missed. The loss created by her untimely death will be felt by so many of those young people wose lives she touched & changed. Our family sends it's sympathy love and prayers to Dennis and their sons.God bless & keep you.

Fri, October 28, 2011 @ 11:33 PM

9. (Rev.) Lawrence Crumb wrote:
I was very saddened to learn of Marcia's death. I met her when she was a parishioner of St. Hilda's, Monmouth here in Oregon, was impressed by her, and pleased when she went to seminary. She was ordained deacon in Corvallis with Katharine Jefferts Schori, an event I missed because of surgery that day. I met her again a few years ago at the funeral of the woman who had been her pastor in Monmouth. She will be missed here in Oregon as well as by those who had the benefit of her ministry in California.

Sat, October 29, 2011 @ 10:55 AM

10. chris stenzel wrote:
Marcia you will be greatly missed but well remembered I can't put in words how much you have influenced me throughout my life. Thank you so much for being a positive person in my life.
My endless love and prayers go out to you and your family. I feel honored i knew someone so loving and caring.
Love Chris

Mon, October 31, 2011 @ 8:14 AM

11. Susan Johnson wrote:
Marcy, touched my life with warm, humor, and she taught me of God's unconditional love and acceptance. My prayers are for her soul and for her loving husband Dennis and their two sons, Dameon, and Jaxom.
Love in Christ,
Susan Johnson

Mon, October 31, 2011 @ 8:55 AM

12. (Rev.) Patti Hale wrote:
I am shocked and crushed. Marcia and I have known each other from way back at out days at St. Hilda's Monmouth Oregon. I'll never forget the hours of conversations about vocation discernment. She was an amazing gift to my life during those years of discernment. May she rest in peace and rise in glory! May the grace and consolation of the Holy Spirit fill Dennis, Jaxom and Dameon. Bless you.

Mon, October 31, 2011 @ 3:53 PM

13. Martin (Jamie)Newkom wrote:
Marcia went home to be with the Lord, albeit a little ahead of schedule,but
perhaps not. The Lord sets the time and place for each and every one of us.
We will all miss her, her congregation, her family but particularly her
puppie(s). When you think of Marcia, think of her and sing on her behalf
Edward Elgar's "Land of Hope and Glory".

Tue, November 1, 2011 @ 5:09 PM

14. Catherine Tyrone wrote:
I knew Marci as a child in New Mexico, my sister's best friend and one of my babysitting kids, along with her brothers and sisters. I watched from afar as she grew from a sweet kid with dancing blue eyes and the voice of an angel into a beautiful human being who touched the lives of many and made their lives better. You made the world a better place, so you will always be with us, even as we miss you.

Mon, December 19, 2011 @ 11:43 AM

Add a New Comment


Comment Guidelines: No HTML is allowed. Off-topic or inappropriate comments will be edited or deleted. Thanks.

© 2013 The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.

Designed by: Element Fusion