first_imgPhoto Credit: St. Peter’s United Methodist Church website. The Tuesday of Thanksgiving week the Ocean City community gathers each year for city-wide service of thanks for God’s provision—continuing a tradition that began in colonial United States.  This year’s service is at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 8th & Central, November 22, 7:00 pm.  Mayor Jay Gillian reads President Obama’s Thanksgiving proclamation and  Rev. Elizabeth Mallozzi, Chaplain of the Wesley Communities at The Shores (“Wesley Manor”) brings the sermon.Music includes traditional Thanksgiving hymns, “Peal con Brio” by the Bells, and “With a Voice of Singing” from a community-wide choir (all singers invited, just come at 6:15 pm) coordinated by organist John Bate.  Other participants include: Rev. Drena Garrett, St. James AME, Rev. Dr. John Jamieson, Union Chapel; Paul Jerkins, Shiloh Baptist; Fr. Allen Lovell, St Damien’s Parish; Linda MacIntyre, Ecumenical Council; Micki Merritt, Holy Trinity Episcopal; Rev. John Sheldon, First Presbyterian; Rev. Marcia Stanford, Macedonia UMC; Dr. Richard Stanislaw, St. Peter’s UMC; and Pastor Matt Stokes, Coastal Christian.  An offering benefits the Ecumenical Food Cupboard.The entire community is invited to this celebration of Thanksgiving.Information: St. Peter’s UMC 609.399.2988last_img

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