That they may all be one, as you
Father are in me and I am in You. (John
A new command I give
you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must
love one another.
By this all men will know
that you are my disciples, if you have love for one
another. (John 13:34-35)
All for the greater glory
in Prayer and
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The universal theme for the 2012 Week of Prayer for Christian
"We Will All Be
Changed by the Victory of Our Lord Jesus Christ."
(1 Corinthians 15:51-58)
The Third Flagler
Churches Together in Prayer and Song
The 2012 Week of Prayer
for Christian Unity
- The 2012 Week of Prayer
for Christian Unity was observed in Flagler County from
Sunday, January 15 to
Sunday, January 22, 2012. This year, we were
blessed with two esteemed guests of honor:
- The Most Reverend Felipe de Jesus Estevez, Bishop of the
Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine, FL, and
- The Most Reverend Lavern Franzen, Bishop Emeritus of the
Florida Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
- All churches were encouraged to celebrate the Week of
Prayer for Christian Unity in their own way, and open their
doors at least one day that week to the whole
- Kickoff Events by our Guest of Honor, Bishop Lavern Franzen, on Saturday, January 14,
Sunday, January 15, and Monday, January 16.
January 14, 2012: Bishop Franzen spoke at Saturday 5 PM Mass at Santa
Maria del Mar Catholic Church
- Sunday, January 15,
2012: Bishop Franzen spoke at the 9 AM and 11:30 AM Sunday
Masses at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church;
- Sunday, January 15,
2012, 8 AM and 10 AM at the First (AME) Church of Palm
Honoring The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. : Rev.
Gillard Glover, Pastor.
- Monday, January
16, 2012, 11 AM,
Mount Calvary Baptist Church,
75 Pine Lakes Parkway. The New
York City Transit Retirees of
Florida, chapter 2, Palm Coast,
will have its annual Ecumenical
Service in honor of The Rev. Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Janice Jacob is the keynote
- Monday, January 16,
2012, at 6:30 PM: Bishop Franzen's address along the theme of Christian
Unity at St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church, 303 Palm
Coast Parkway, NE, Palm Coast.
- Thursday, Jan. 19,
2012, at 6 PM: An
Ecumenical Evensong (Vespers) at St. Thomas Episcopal
Church of Palm Coast, with participation by local
clergy and laity.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
1:00 to 3:30 PM
, at Santa Maria del Mar Catholic
, Flagler Beach, Florida
Honored guest: The Most Reverend Felipe Estevez, Bishop
of the Diocese of Saint Augustine, Florida
addresses the gathered Christian communities on Jesus's prayer
for unity in John:17
Pam Northrup, St. Mark by the Sea Lutheran Church:
Rev. Dr. Bradley Hauff, Rector, St. Thomas
Episcopal Church: Leader of Prayer
The great circle of love as
all said together the Lord's Prayer
Fellowship: 3:45 to 4:45 PM
Final accounting of love donations for Family
Promise of Flagler County received at the
Third Flagler Churches Together in Prayer and Song:
as per Jim Morelewicz and Larry Kerr.
- On behalf of the Christian Unity Ministry at Santa
Maria del Mar Catholic Church, I would like to thank
all the choirs and singers, the pastors, and the
people who came to this ecumenical prayer and praise
- In particular, I would like to thank
- ELCA Bishop Emeritus Lavern Franzen who came from
Tampa to open the Week of Prayer for Christian
- Catholic Bishop Felipe Estevez of the Diocese of
St. Augustine who came to close the Third Flagler
Churches Together in Prayer and Song;
- Pastor Pam Northrup of St. Mark by the Sea
Lutheran Church who was the homilist at the event;
- Rev. Dr. Bradley Hauff of St. Thomas Episcopal
Church for conducting the Ecumenical Evensong at his
church on Thursday, January 19, and for leading the
Litany for Unity at the Third Flagler Churches
Together in Prayer and Song;
- Rev. Alberto Esposito, pastor of Santa Maria del
Mar Catholic Church, Flagler Beach, for hosting the
Third Flagler Churches Together in Prayer and Song,
and for the parish staff and volunteers who helped
us out in this event.
Chau T. Phan, Coordinator,
Flagler Churches Together in Prayer and Song
Websites on the
universal 2012 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Scriptural Basis for
for Christian Unity
to Know about Working for Christian Unity
- Let's Make It Happen, by Aneel Aranha
Christians Believe in Common: Eastern Orthodox, Roman
Catholic, & Protestant
by Philip Schaff, Author: "Creeds of Christendom"
Nicene Creed , The
Apostles' Creed , The Anathasius Creed
Statement (April 6, 2002) of Christian
Together in the USA.
Essentials, Unity; In Non-Essentials, Liberty; In All
- For more information, please contact Dr. Chau T. Phan.
- Dr. Chau T. Phan is available to speak or
hold workshops at your church or church group on
Christian Unity and ecumenism, without fee.
- If you can help us in
any way to plan for future events, or if you have
suggestions and comments, please email Dr. Chau T. Phan. We welcome your
participation and need to hear from you.