Church Events
Thursday, March 27, 2003
Youth trip planned
On April 11 and 12, the youth of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, will attend Acquire the Fire at the First Mariner Center in Baltimore. The cost is approximately $40 for each person attending. To sign up to attend or for further information, call Jimmy Pentoney at 629-576

Bus trip to Easter show set
Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, is sponsoring a bus trip to the Easter Production 2003 at the Evangel Multimedia and Arts Center, Upper Marlboro, Md., Saturday, April 19. The bus will leave the church parking lot at noon. The show will feature artist Beverly Crawford as well as a live nativity scene and a laser show. Cost is $35. For details, call the Rev. Marie Robinson, 337-7877, or Karen Gibbs, 337-8079.

Mid-week Lent services set
The Greater Seaford Ministerium is sponsoring a series of Lenten mid-week worship services and luncheons. These half-hour services will be on Wednesdays at noon and will be followed by light lunch at 12:30 p.m. On April 2, the service will be held at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street, with the Rev. Andrew Watkins, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, as the preacher. On April 9, the service will be held at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, with the Rev. David Humphrey, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, as the preacher.

Galestown plans yard sale
Galestown United Methodist Church will hold its annual craft and yard sale Saturday, March 29, beginning at 7 a.m. Homemade beef vegetable soup, scrapple sandwiches and oyster sandwiches will be available. Table rental is $5. For details, contact Randy Marine at 410-883-2149.

Group to sing at Centenary
Bruce Willey and the Band of Brothers and Sister will present a concert of gospel music at Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, Sunday, March 30, 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Admission is free.

Easter eggs for sale
Women at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford, are selling homemade Easter eggs. Varieties include peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream. Cost is $2.75 each. To place an order call 629-9751 or 629-9755 by April 12.

Concert planned at St. Paul’s
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will have an evening of gospel music Sunday, March 30, at 7 p.m. Featured guest will be the Epworth Quartet. The church is on Old Stage Road, Laurel. For more information, call 856-6107.
Spirit Wynd to perform
Spirit Wynd of Goldsboro, Md., will perform Sunday, April 6, 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, County Seat Highway, near Hardscrabble. A meal will follow the service in the church community building.

Mt. Zion to host dinner
Mr. Zion Church, Seaford Road, Laurel,will host a dinner Saturday, March 22, 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $7 and for children under 12, $3.50. Carry-outs will be available for adults only.

St. Philip’s to mark season
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Laurel, will have Holy Week services as follows: Sunday, April 13, Palm Sunday service will start at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17, Maundy Thursday services will start at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, Good Friday services with Stations of the Cross will start at noon. Sunday, April 20, Easter Sunday services will start at 9:30 a.m.

Carson to speak at breakfast
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner will host the 43rd annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Thursday, April 24, at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. Dr. Ben Carson, the well-known director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, will speak. Carson is the author of “Gifted Hands,” “Think Big,” which encourages others to develop their intellectual potential, and “The Big Picture,” offering an up-close look at a professional surgeon’s life and living a life of faith in a complex world. Carson is a widely-sought speaker, who delivers a message of faith in the human spirit and the remarkable ability of the human brain, Minner said. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. for the buffet breakfast, and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Modern Maturity Center on Forrest Avenue in Dover. Tickets are available upon request by mailing a check payable to Governor’s Prayer Breakfast for $11 per person to Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, P.O. Box 988, Dover, DE 19903 by April 17.

Easter parade planned
New Zion United Methodist Church is planning its third annual Easter Parade. The parade is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, in Laurel, beginning at noon. New Zion is inviting churches, community organizations, children and youth groups to participate. Parade participants will meet on Evergreen Drive (beside Food Rite and the Laurel Middle School) at 11 a.m. The parade will begin on Evergreen Drive and proceed north on Central Avenue through town. It will end at the Shore Stop. If you are interested in participating, contact Sherita Belle at 875-3928, Florence Stanley at 875-4123, or the Rev. Carol Sessoms Hopkins, pastor of New Zion United Methodist Church, at 875-0727 or 875-3064.

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