Church Events
Thursday, March 28, 2002
Church to sponsor Life Chain
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Seaford, will sponsor a Life Chain Friday, March 29, 10 a.m. to noon. The chain of people, to protest abortion, will form in front of the Catholic Church, extending down Stein Highway. For details, call Jim or Ann Elliott, 875-7772 or 875-5744.

Laurel Ministerial plans Easter
The Laurel Ministerial Association will hold a community Good Friday Service, March 29, at the Laurel Wesleyan Church, Route 13A, north of Laurel, at 7 p.m. The association will sponsor an Easter sunrise service at the Laureltowne Park across from the shopping area, along the river, at 6 a.m. Pastor Ron Schatz of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church charge will speak. The Cherry Tree Café will serve coffee and muffins following the service. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Victory Tabernacle Church of God, Route 13A, south of Blades.

Galestown to hold yard sale
Galestown United Methodist Church will hold a yard and craft sale Saturday, March 30, 7 a.m. Scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, homemade beef soup and hot dogs will be served. Call 833-2149 for details.

Alliance Church cantata set
The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, under the direction of Richard Trice, will present the Easter cantata, “In The Fullness of Time,” Friday, March 29, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 31, 7 p.m. For more information call 629-7693. The church is on Atlanta Road, 1.5 miles north of the Nylon Capital Shopping Plaza.

Sunrise Service March 31
The Delmar Kiwanis Club will sponsor a sunrise service Easter Sunday, March 31, at St. Stephen’s Cemetery Park (next to the Delmar Plaza) at 7 a.m. The Rev. Sam McWilliams will speak. Breakfast will be served at Union United Methodist Church from 7 to 9 a.m. Admission is $5. The church is two blocks south of St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

Christ the Cornerstone Easter
Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, Laurel, will hold a sunrise service on Easter Sunday, March 31, at 7 a.m. Breakfast will be served following the service. At the 10 a.m. service, evangelist David Manley, portraying disciple Simon Peter, will speak. The church is at 28714 Seaford Road (the corner of 13A and Bethel roads), Laurel. For more information call Vivian at 875-0771 or 875-5415.

Sunrise service planned
The Bridgeville Easter sunrise service will be Sunday, March 31, 7 a.m. at the Bridgeville Cemetery pond. Breakfast will be served following the service at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Union United Methodist Church, Laws Street, Bridgeville.

Easter drama set for March 31
“The Lord’s Supper,” a musical drama with singing and communion, will be held Easter Sunday, March 31, 7 p.m. at Epworth Fellowship Church, Laurel. Call 875-7995 for more information.

Bible study begins April 1
“Jesus the One and Only,” a 10-week course in the Bible, will be taught at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford. Classes will be held at 9:30 a.m., beginning Monday, April 1. Child care will be provided. The cost will be $10 for the workbook. To register, call the church at 629-8434.
Mt. Pleasant plans festival
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Laurel, will hold a yard sale and festival Saturday, April 6. The yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. and scrapple sandwiches and coffee will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. The yard sale rain date is April 13. The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oyster fritters, hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken salad sandwiches, homemade vegetable soup, homemade ice cream and baked goods and drinks will be available. A silent auction of a Longaberger basket and homemade Mt. Pleasant Church quilt will be held. Proceeds will go toward painting and carpeting the interior of the church.

Fay to lead seminar
William Fay, author of “Share Jesus Without Fear,” will conduct a seminar at the Delmar Convention Center Sunday, April 7, at 6 p.m. Beginning at 5 p.m. the Epworth Fellowship Church Praise Team, led by Barry and Cami Dukes, will perform. Admission is free. A nursery will be available.

Card party set at St. Luke’s
The ECW of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, are planning a dessert card and game party for Tuesday, April 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the parish house, King and North streets, Seaford. The evening will begin with homemade desserts plus beverages. Those attending are requested to bring cards or a favorite game. Tickets are $5 per person and are available by calling Betty Meyers at 629-7111. All profits will be used for the outreach programs sponsored by the ECW.

Volunteers teach prisoners
Thresholds, a volunteer organization which teaches decision-making skills to Delaware’s prisoner, is in need of volunteers. Training will be held Saturday, April 13, at the University of Delaware. For information call 302-777-0356.

Cash family to sing
New Beginnings Worship Center will host a gospel sing featuring the Cash Family Singers Saturday, April 13, 7 p.m. The church is 3 miles south of Harrington at the corner of Williamsville Road and US 13. For information call 398-8808.

Singing in praise
The United Methodist Churches of the Mission Area Ministry Team will hold a song festival Sunday, April 14, 7 p.m., at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Reliance. The “song fest” will consist of music from various United Methodist Churches, choir groups, soloists and instrumentalists. Gethsemane Church is 4 miles west of Seaford at Reliance (entrance is on the Woodland Ferry Road).

Catholic school set for Ocean Pines
The ground-breaking for Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Ocean Pines, Md., will be held on April 6, officials of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington announced recently. Plans to build the new elementary school on a 25-acre lot fronting on Md. 589 and adjacent to St. John Neumann Church were announced in November 2000 by the Most Rev. Michael A. Saltarelli, bishop of the diocese. The construction is being funded by the diocese’s $50 million “Bringing the Vision to Life” capital campaign. While located adjacent to St. John Neumann Church, Most Blessed Sacrament will meet the needs of families from multiple parishes. “This beautiful new school will be a regional Catholic school, educating children from all the growing parishes in Worcester County, Md., and Sussex County, Del.” said Brother James Malone, diocesan superintendent of schools. “While the school is not identified with one particular parish, the school facilities will be available for use by parishes for special events.” Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and Christ the Teacher Catholic School are being built as part of the Diocese of Wilmington’s “Bringing the Vision to Life” capital stewardship campaign. Of the $50 million goal, $30 million will be retained by the parishes for their individual needs, which include projects ranging from the construction of new churches to major upgrades and renovations in others. The remaining $20 million is earmarked for the construction of the two new elementary schools and for new facilities at St. Thomas More Academy in Magnolia. The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868 and comprises 56 parishes, 20 missions and more than 30 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. For more information, visit the web site at

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