Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lutheran Bishop-elect Wolfgang Herz-Lane looks back on 35 years in Camden

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Kevin Riordan tells about LTSP alum the Rev. Wolfgang Herz-Lane's ministry in Camden as Pr. Herz-Lane prepares to lead the Delaware-Maryland synod as bishop:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Death of Pastor Charles E. Mertz

The Rev. Charles E. Mertz, LTSP Class of 1957, BD, died Thursday, June 10.

Following his ordination in 1957, Pastor Mertz served Zion, Spring City, PA; Peace, Cornwells Heights, PA; St. John, Tremont, PA; Zion, Donaldson, PA; Christ's United, Ashland, PA; and Reformation, Reiffton, PA. He retired in 1992.

A service will be held on Monday, June 14, at 1:00 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church, 3670 Perkiomen Avenue, Reiffton.

Pastor Mertz is survived by his children, Elisa, Kathryn, John and Eric. He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Ann (Schoenberger) Mertz. Condolences may be sent to his daughter Kathryn Jacoby, 21584 LeFevere Inn St., Broadlands VA 20148.

(information from LTSP records and the Northeastern PA Synod, ELCA, 6/11/10)