Church News
Thursday, March 25, 2004
Concord Praise Service
Concord United Methodist Church will have a praise concert on Sunday, March 28, at 4 p.m. The Praise Band of Gethsemane United Methodist Church will present contemporary style Christian music. This concert is part of the church’s on-going celebration of its 200th anniversary of ministry to the area, and the public is invited to attend. Concord UMC is located on Church Road just off Concord Road (Route 20), east of Seaford. For more information call the Rev. Diane E. Melson at 628-8114.

Brahms ‘Requiem’
Guest organist Stephen Karr accompanies the Delaware Choral Society in its presentation of Brahms “Requiem,” set for 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 100 Cross St., in Chestertown, Md., on Friday, March 26, at 2 p.m.; at People’s United Church of Christ, 42 Bradford St. in Dover, on Sunday, March 28. This is the 47th annual concert series for the 90-voice Delaware Choral Society, starting in December with a presentation of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah.” The second concert in the series will be the “Requiem” of Johannes Brahms. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for seniors. Phone 302-335-1957 for advance tickets.

St. Luke’s Lenten Studies
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Lenten studies continue on Sunday, March 28, at 6 p.m. with Vicki Reinsfelder, “Episcopal is Compelling” and on Wednesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. with the Rector Jeanne Kirby — study of the following Sunday lessons and Gospel. The readings on March 28, which is the fifth Sunday in Lent, will invite us to put our whole life and trust in Christ who leads us through death into eternal life. St. Luke’s Manna Offering is a food offering taken at both services, donated to groups ministering to emergency food needs, especially the Salvation Army and Associated Charities.

Quilt show and luncheon
A quilt show and luncheon will be held Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel, admission is $10. Food includes: homemade chicken salad, muffins, and desserts. Bed quilts, antique quilts and wall hangings will be on display, 875-2729.

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.
‘Spiritual Awakening’
The Laurel-Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Charge will host a “Spiritual-Awakening Weekend” on March 25, 26, 27 and 28, at St. George’s United Methodist Church on St. George Road, Delmar. Everyone is welcome for all activities and services. There will be Bible studies, meals, music and worship services. For detailed information call 875-1045 or 875-5009.

‘Reunion’ March 28
On Sunday, March 28, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, in Laurel, will have in concert the southern gospel group “Reunion.” The program will begin at 7 p.m. St. Paul’s is located on Old Stage Road, just east US 13. For more information, call 856-6107. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Gethsemane UMC Youth
On Feb. 27-28, 26 youth gathered at Gethsemane United Methodist Church to save kids’ lives through World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine. The youth spent much of the month prior to the event collecting money from sponsors. They raised more than $700 which went directly to World Vision to fight hunger and hunger-related diseases. Throughout the 30 hours, the youth learned more about the global problem and how many children are affected by poverty and famine throughout the world. Each youth was given the name of a child from a poverty stricken country and were told to pray for that child during the 30 hours. One youth said, “It’s easy to pray for someone who’s starving when your own stomach is empty. You feel a little of what they go through every day.”

Epworth Quartet
Epworth Quartet will perform at the Sunday worship Service, March 28, at 10:30 a.m., St. George’s United Methodist Church, Delmar. This will be the final service of the Laurel-Mt. Pleasant Charge’s “Spiritual Awakening Weekend.” The Epworth Quartet has been singing for 41 years. It consists of singers and musicians, Dale Dukes, Anthony LeCates, Charles Haddock, Charles Morris, Jordan Warfel, John Warfel and Kevin Yoder. The public is invited.

What must I do to be saved?
Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. — Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. — Romans 10:9

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