The Rev. Frank Deming honored at Westminster Presbyterian Church

January 28, 2018

On the cold, snowy Sunday of Jan. 14, the Rev. Dr. Frank S. Deming Jr. marked his retirement after just over 15 years of service at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rehoboth Beach. He had come full circle from another cold, snowy Sunday, Jan. 6, 2003, when he preached his first sermon at Westminster.

Deming led the congregation in worship with his farewell sermon, To Everything There Is a Season. The choir offered the anthem, "On Eagles Wings."

Following the service, more than a hundred members and friends, including some from his former church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., gathered in the church fellowship hall for a celebration luncheon. The theme was Spiral Ahead with Grace and Love.

Sharing in the celebration were his wife, the Rev. Dianne Deming, his two sons, Scott and John, his mother Carolyn, and his brother David. Expressions of appreciation and good wishes were offered by members and friends of the congregation. He was presented with a leather-bound book which included sentiments from members along with photos of his 15 years of service. A presentation showing over a hundred photos of his service in the church and the community at large was offered for the enjoyment of all.

The Deming family moved to Rehoboth from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where the Rev. Frank Deming served at the Westminster Presbyterian Church for 14 years. Prior to that, he served at a church in Goodrich, Colo., after his pastoral ordination in 1981.