Church News
Thursday, March 11, 2004
‘The Passion’ discussion
On Sunday, March 14, after the 10:15 a.m. service at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, there will be a discussion for those who have seen the thought-provoking movie “The Passion of the Christ.” Even if you have not seen this movie you are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to share all dimensions and opinions with others. The Lectionary Bible Study begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday held in the Parish House and led by the Rector, Jeanne Kirby. A healing service and Holy Communion will follow in the church at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the class led by Vicki Reinsfelder continues. The book “Episcopal is Compelling” by the Rev. William T. Patten is the basis for this class. All are invited to attend.

Greenwood Prayer Breakfast
Greenwood CHEER is sponsoring a Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, March 20. A pancake breakfast with eggs and sausage will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Daniel Shelston will be giving a message at 10 a.m. Cost of the breakfast is $3 in advance and $4 at the door. There will be yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Tables are available for the yard sale for $10. Call Shelley Strain 349-5237.

Church of the Nazarene
On Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m., Pastor Morris and congregation from United Church of the First Born, in Salisbury, Md., will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. The public is invited. The pastor is Ebenzer Williamson. On Sunday, March 21, at 5 p.m., Pastor Clarke from the First Deliverance Church; Delmar, Md. will be at the church. For information call the church at 1-410-943-0900 or 1-410-754-9135.

Grace hosts No Name Band
The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. For more information call Everett Warrington at 337-7198.

Line Church breakfast
On March 13, Line United Methodist Church on Line Road, Delmar, Del., will hold a breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m. and lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with homemade soup, cakes, ice cream, and hot dogs, hamburgers and oyster sandwiches.

Faith Conference 2004
River of Life Christian Center invites the public to “Faith Conference 2004,” at 17 West Market St., Greenwood. Speaker on March 11, 12 is Terrell M. Rummage, pastor of Living Faith Christian Center, Gary, Ind. Pastor Rummage is former director of the Bible Training Center of Living Word Christian Center, Forest Park, Ill. Pastor Rummage will also minister March 14, on Sunday at 11 a.m. Minister Charlotte Rummage, Gary, Ind. will minister to the ladies on Saturday, March 13, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Registration for Saturday is $15, lunch included. Ladies can register for the luncheon online at Call 349-9420.

Sister to Sister Luncheon
The Sister To Sister Luncheon will be on Saturday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at Foggie A.M.E.Z. Church, Bridgeville. The guest preacher is Pastor Irene Hammond, Voice of Christ Ministries, Laurel. A donation of $10 is being requested. The event is sponsored by The Women of Foggie A.M.E.Z. Church. For ticket information call Felicia Matthews at 875-1290.

Hymn Sing and Open House
Seaford Church of Christ, 20989 Sussex Highway, invites the community to an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing and Open House on Sunday, March 14, at 2 p.m. A period of fellowship and refreshments is planned following the song service. This event will give the community an opportunity to meet Brother Anthony Melakian, evangelist, who most recently served a congregation in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and is now serving the Seaford area. For more information or questions, contact Joe Amato at 629-7631. The public is encouraged to attend. This event is free of charge and no offering will be collected.

Woodland spiritual growth
An invitation to Spiritual growth will be held at Woodland United Methodist Church on March 14, 15, 16, at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to hear Dave Bailey, executive director of Ranch Hope, Inc. of Alloway, N.J. Bailey will share his concern for youth. He has stated that more and more as we work with troubled young people, we see the necessity of Christian growth in the local church. Look for an ad on Page 17 that will outline the program for each evening.

Galestown yard & craft sale
Galestown United Methodist Church Community Hall will be the site of a yard and craft sale, on Saturday, March 27, at 7 a.m. until? Scrapple and oyster sandwiches, and homemade vegetable soup will also be available.
Ninety and Nine meeting
The Ninety & Nine will meet at the Seaford Golf & Country Club, on Monday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety & Nine is a ministry, which was formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. There are no membership dues to pay. Cheryl Torpey from Ocean City, Md., will be their featured guest. She is a licensed, certified, clinical counselor and social worker having extensive experience working many years with both children and adults. More recently, she was the Women’s Ministry Chair for the 2003 Ocean City Encounter. In addition to her myriad talents and abilities, she is a potter. Lori Jones from laurel, will be the special guest singer for the evening. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is March 10. For details call Joyce Thomas at 629-2248.

Latin Mass March 21
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on March 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 674-5905 or 629-8863.

Church of God revival
Clarence Street Church of God is hodling revival. Sunday, March 14, service will begin at 6:30 p.m. The week night services begin at 7 p.m. Minister William Lockhart, youth pastor of Holy Trinity Church of God in Reading, Pa., is the evangelist this week. Bishop Billy J. O’Neal, former Delmarva-D.C. Church of God State Overseer, will be evangelizing Sunday, March 14, through Wednesday, March 17. Bishop Isaac Brunson is a minister at the church.

Men’s & Women’s Banquet
The annual Men’s & Women’s Day Honorary Banquet will be Saturday, March 13, at 4 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church Hall, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. This is sponsored by Macedonia A.M.E. Church (the Rev. Dania Griffin, pastor). The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Honorees include: Beatrice Bessellieu, Elva Dorman, Stacia Girley, Albert Hopkins, Freddie Ricketts, and Calenia Wharton.

Men’s and Women’s Day
Macedonia A.M.E. Church will celebrate its annual Men’s and Women’s Day on Sunday, March 21. The theme for this year is “Men and Women Working for God.” Morning worship will begin at 11 with the Rev. Dania R. Griffin preaching. Afternoon service will begin at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Luther L. Walker III from Emmanuel A.M.E. Church of Hartley as the guest speaker. Dinner will be served following the morning service.

Clarence St. Church of God
The Clarence Street Church of God in Seaford will host the “Stir Up The Gift” Revival Crusade service, March 14-16. Guest speaker for the revival services is Dr. Billy J. O’Neal, international evangelist/teacher. O’Neal served for 39 years in leadership/administration and pastoring churches in his denomination. In 1996, he established “Motivational Ministry Concepts” and began a full-time ministry of evangelizing and conducting “Stir Up The Gift” Gatherings all across the U.S. These gatherings, held Friday night and Saturday, include six one-hour sessions. Each topic is intended to remind and motivate today’s Christian to rekindle the excitement, to do as the Apostle Paul admonishes in II Timothy 1:6, “Wherefore, I put thee in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in thee…” O’Neal has ministered in crusades all over the world, including India, Philippines, Africa, British and U.S. Virgin Islands, South and Central America. His wife, Brenda, is involved in local ministry, his daughter Alisa is a pastor’s wife and son, B.J., is involved in ministries. Services times are Sunday, March 14, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Monday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m.

Trinity Revival March 13-14
Spring revival services will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, Phillips Hill Road in Laurel, on Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each night and Sunday at 10 a.m. There will be a fellowship supper on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Music and Ministry will be provided by the Wayne Taylor Family, formerly of the Eastern Shore and now of Trinity, N.C. All are invited. For additional information, call 875-7715.

Get ‘Rewired’ at Impact 2004
Thousands of high school students and youth group leaders are expected to attend the Impact 2004 Rewired Conference on March 26-28, at the Ocean City, Md., Convention Center. Impact 2004 will feature music by Tait and Lincoln Brewster, national youth speakers Jeff Dean and Reggie Dabbs, who with humor and compassion, teach that “You can’t change your past but you can change your future”; one-man theatre Curt Cloninger who leaves a lasting impression; adult training by “The Ragamuffin Gospel” author, Brennan Manning, and more. Impact 2004, sponsored by Youth for Christ. Call 1-877-896-3802 for details, or on the web at

Portsville Church concert
On Sunday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m., the Brubakers from Salisbury, Md., Salvation Army will be in concert at Portsville United Methodist Church.

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