Come join us for a celebration of God's Word and Sacrament every Sunday at 10 AM and Wednesdays at 9 AM! Holy Days and Festivals as announced.
This year a special seasonal light will shine forth in Whiting. The Peace Flame will be coming to us from Bethlehem in the Holy Land on December 2, the First Sunday of Advent. The flame will be coming from Bethlehem through New York City, and will makes its way to Whiting by 10 AM on December 2. Boy Scout Troop 250 in Jackson, New Jersey, is making this possible and will be bringing the Peace Flame to Whiting. The Peace Flame will be used to light the first candle of the Advent Wreath at our church, as well as the sanctuary candle that will burn every day in the church. This flame, coming from the city of Jesus’ birth, will be a visible link with that place where the Christmas miracle was first celebrated. That flame in the church will then be used each week to light the remaining candles of the Advent Wreath (on the Second, Third, and Fourth Sundays of Advent – December 9, 16, and 23), and then finally, it will be used to light the candles on Christmas Eve (at 4 and 7 PM) for the singing of Silent Night. The Peace Flame will be a visible link uniting participants to the Christmas story in a unique way, and it will serve as a reminder that the reason for the season is found in that Holy Child who was born in Bethlehem as the Prince of Peace and Lord of Lords. Thanks be to God, that sacred light continues to shine on in the darkness, and the darkness will never overcome it. Merry Christmas! See you in Church!
The Rev. Dr. Frank Watson, Pastor
Come out for our Midweek Liturgy on Wednesdays at 9 AM, followed by Pastries with Pastor!
Advent Bible Study series: "The Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life" on Tuesdays December 4, 11, 18 at 1 PM;
Christmas Caroling: December 3, 2 PM at Manchester Pines;
Consecration Sunday December 9;
December Chapel Services:
Manchester Pines, December 10 at 11 AM; The Pines at Whiting, December 20, 10 AM; Crestwood Manor, December 20, 11 AM; Arista Care in Whiting, December 17, 1:45 PM;
Christmas Eve services 4 and 7 PM
Include: Choir, Women's Group, Quilting, Book Club, Pastries with Pastor on Wednesdays following 9 AM service, Outreach Programs, Fun and Fellowship.