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Death of the Rev. Bill Lantz
Bill was born August 7, 1940 in Quantico, VA, son of the late Colonel William Frederick Lantz and the late Catharine Syndonia Manwaring Lantz. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1963, then from General Theological Seminary in New York with a Master of Divinity in 1968. Bill served in ministry in Georgia, Charlotte, NC, Virginia, New Jersey, and most recently in Mount Pleasant, SC. He was always active within his church community, Life Groups, Meals on Wheels and Stephen Ministries. PawPaw loved spending time with his family, especially quality time with his grandchildren. He was sociable, fun-loving, kind, and especially creative with his gardens. Bill never met a stranger.
He is survived by his son, David William (Laura) Lantz; and their children, Bella Grace, Chase William and Schuyler Josephine, Amber Marie, and Hailey Nicole, all of Sullivan's Island; his daughter, Jennifer (Brent) Bagwell; and their children, Emma Catharine and Hannah Elizabeth, all of Mount Pleasant; his sister, Carolyn Packard of Framingham, MA; as well as three nieces and several great nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his beloved uncle and aunt, James M. Manwaring and Marian A. Manwaring.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church Mount Pleasant, 2304 Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466; Church of the Holy Cross, 2520 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482; or to Bishop Gadsden, One Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412.
Diocesan Youth Commission: An Adventure in Leadership
The Department of Youth Ministries is seeking high school students interested in applying to serve for the 2016-2017 academic year. Our Youth Commission is comprised of cheerful servants who demonstrate spiritual maturity and leadership gifts and desire to develop skills while serving our Lord. This leadership group serves on youth events as well as at Diocesan Convention each year. Their role in events includes leading small groups, sharing testimonies, leading activities, and providing behind the scenes support. They are a vital part of our ministries! Serving on Youth Commission involves a commitment to several weekend events as well as two training days. Students are expected to serve in a leadership capacity in their church as well.
Seven to be Ordained to the Vocational Diaconate June 11
All of the following candidates have demonstrated servant ministries outside their local parish that both affirm a servant’s heart and a calling to a diaconal ministry. Each has completed a two-year process of instruction, under the direction of Canon Mike Malone, to prepare them for this ministry. The course of study involved meeting together one Saturday a month for instruction from invited priests and deacons of the Diocese. Each comes with his or her own unique spiritual journey and consequent gifts for ministry.
James A. Cato (Jim), a member of the Parish Church of St. Helena, Beaufort, retired in 2008 after 39 years as a journalist -- 28 years at The Beaufort Gazette where he served as editor, publisher and editorial page editor. Jim has been involved in various ministries and missions including Kairos (prison ministry), intercessory prayer team, and visiting shut-ins, residents in assisted living homes and hospitals and nursing homes, the parish’s 37-year-old community Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Service. Since 2004, he has served on missions to Asia (the unreached people groups), the Dominican Republic and Uganda. Jim feels called to many ministries/missions, but his passion is to the unreached people of the world -- especially Asia. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a graduate of the Defense Language Institute and the University of South Carolina. He served in Vietnam in 1968. He has been married to Susan for 46 years. They have three children and two grandchildren.
“It’s About Relationships” New Wineskins, International Visitors, Diocese Pursues Partnerships
What is the impetus behind this movement?
In part it’s driven by Bishop Mark Lawrence’s vision to “Make Biblical Anglicans for a Global Age,” and his challenge for our Diocese to pursue mutually enriching missional relationships which help shape emerging Anglicanism in the 21st century.
“It’s about relationships,” said the Rev. Bob Lawrence, Chair of the Diocese’s Anglican Communion Development (ACD) Committee. “These experiences give us an opportunity to know people face-to-face, person-to-person. It’s not just another Diocese, it’s Geison and Rose or Elias and Grant. We share a common faith in Jesus Christ and together we’re living that out day to day in an Anglican context.”
Voices of the Anglican Communion
A Gathering of Friends from Africa and South America, April 11