O God of grace and glory, we remember before you this day our brother Peter. We thank you for giving him to us, his family and friends, to know and to love as a companion on our earthly pilgrimage. In your boundless compassion, console us who mourn, especially his wife, Frances, and their son, Don. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until, by your call, we are reunited with those who have gone before; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Photo: The Very Rev. Canon Peter Haynes in 2015 during a visit to St John Chrysostom Church in Rancho Santa Margarita, where I served as vicar. A celebration of Peter’s life will be held this afternoon at 2 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Corona Del Mar. All are welcome.