Church Events
Thursday, April 3, 2003
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 Lenten mid-week worship service and luncheon Wednesday, April 9, noon at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church. The Rev. David Humphrey, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, will speak.

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.

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.

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.

Two attend conference
The Rev. Jeanne W. Kirby, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Seaford, and lay associate Vicki Reinsfelder have just returned from the Bowen Conference which was held at the Episcopal Conference Center at Kanuga in North Carolina. The theme of this year’s conference was “Paul’s Gospel for a New Millennium.” Keynote speaker was N.T. Wright, canon theologian of Westminster Abbey in London.

Portsville to hold breakfast
Portsville United Methodist Church, Dogwood Lane, Bethel, will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday, April 5, 7 to 10 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, scrapple, ham, eggs, juice and coffee. Admission is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children 6 to 12 and free for children under 5. For details, call 875-4672 or 875-3628.
Twice-monthly Joy Nights set
New Zion United Methodist Church, 428 West 6th St., Laurel, holds Joy Night the second and fourth Friday of every month, at 7 p.m. This month it will be held April 11 and 25. All performers are invited to participate. For details, call 875-3064.

Williams Chapel plans events
The Virtuous Women of God, Williams Chapel, Bridgeville, will hold a prayer breakfast and service Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be evangelist Oliva Shaw from the Milford Revival Center. Pastor Carolyn Robinson will host a hat show. The Virtuous Women will also hold revival services April 15, 16 and 17, 7:30 each night, at the church. Speakers will include pastor Lavern Ross of the Milford Revival Center. For details, call Nadine Smack-Bell, 628-7776.

Youth service set at Foggie
C.H. Foggie A.M.E. Zion Church of Bridgeville will hold a Youth Explosion Sunday, April 13, at 5 p.m. Speaker will be the Rev. Alan Williams Jr., youth pastor at the Cathedral of Love AUMP Church, Salisbury. Highlights will include dancers, St. John 2nd Baptist Steppers and music. For more information call the Rev. Dr. Wilford L. Oney Jr., 628-8762.

Church plans gospel meetings
The Laurel Church of Christ is holding gospel meetings April 20 through 23, featuring Jamell Carroll. There will be three services on April 20: 9 a.m., “Touching the Untouchable,”10 a.m., “Correctly Crowning Christ” and 6 p.m., “All In The Family.” On April 21, at 7 p.m., the theme will be “Dead Man Walking”; on April 22, 7 p.m., “Eye of the Storm”; and on April 23, 7 p.m., “Spiritual Eviction.” A light dinner will follow the Sunday evening service. The church is located near Britt’s Dutch Inn in Laurel, 1010 S. Central Ave. Ely Lambert is minister. For more information call 875-7748.

Recording artists to perform
Dove Award winning Christian recording artists Phillips, Craig and Dean will be in concert Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, Salisbury. Tickets are $15 and available online at or by phone at 877-777-4TIX. Tickets also available at the Gospel Shop and Jack’s Religious Gift Shop in Salisbury. For information, call 877-JOY-WOLC.

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 629-5762.

Kiwanis plans sunrise service
The Delmar Kiwanis Club is sponsoring an Easter sunrise service Easter Sunday, April 20, 7 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Delmar. Participants should bring a chair. For details, call (302) 846-2236 or (302) 846-9681.

Weekly prayer service set
Cannon United Methodist Church, Delaware 18, Cannon, is holding Thursday-afternoon prayer services, 1:30 p.m., to pray for the United States and its troops. General prayer requests will also be honored. For details, call 629-7053 or 629-7468.

Chapel sponsoring bus trip
Chaplain’s Chapel, Bridgeville, is sponsoring a bus trip to see a Gaither Concert at First Union Station, Philadelphia, Friday, May 2. For details, call Winnie Vincent, 349-4874.

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