Please keep the family and loved ones of the Rev. Brian Gill in your prayers. Brian died October 15, 2018 following a long battle with cancer. The funeral will be held on Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Church, Johns Island.
Born August 30, 1941 in Stratford, Ontario, Brian is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie W. Gill of Johns Island, SC; daughter, Margaret “Kit” Katherine Frank (Chris) of Leesburg, VA; son, Brian “B.J.” Jack Gill (Sally) of Grayslake, IL and four grandsons.
Brian was ordained to the permanent diaconate by the Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, Bishop of South Carolina, on September 11, 2009 and served at St. John’s Parish Church on Johns Island since 2010. His heart and passion were in prison ministry, where he ministered to death row inmates. An article Brian wrote about ministering on death row is available on page two, of this issue of the Jubilate Deo.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to St. John’s Parish Church, (Prison Ministry), 3673 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC, 29455.
Note to Clergy: All diocesan clergy are invited to vest for the service. Deacons will serve as honorary pall bearers and will be seated together for the service.
All other clergy will be seated together in the congregation. Vestments: Cassock and Surplus and White Stole
I am the resurrection and the life, saith the Lord;
he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live;
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
I know that my Redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth;
and though this body be destroyed, yet shall I see God;
whom I shall see for myself and mine eyes shall behold,
and not as a stranger.
For none of us liveth to himself,
and no man dieth to himself.
For if we live, we live unto the Lord;
and if we die, we die unto the Lord.
Whether we live, therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord;
even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.
Book of Common Prayer, The Burial of the Dead: Rite One