Church Events
Thursday, April 10, 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.

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.

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 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. 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 to be in Laurel
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.

Abortion protest planned
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Stein Highway, Seaford, will sponsor a Life Chain, protesting abortion, Friday, April 18, 10 a.m. to noon. The chain of protestors will form in front of the church and will stretch along the highway. For details, call Ann Elliott, 875-5744.

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.

Grace UMC to host band
The No Name Band will perform at Grace United Methodist Church, Georgetown, Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. For details, contact Everett Warrington, 337-7198.

Church plans Easter services
On Palm Sunday, April 13, the Dagsboro Church of God will present the Living Last Supper at its 8 and 10 a.m. services. On Good Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m., the church will present The Mission in Service, Roanoke, Va., to perform dramatic skits. There will also be communion. On Easter, April 20, The Mission will return for the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. For more information call 732-6550.

Reunion Quartet to perform
The Reunion Quartet of Princess Anne, Md., will perform Sunday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Portsville United Methodist Church, Dogwood Lane, just west of Bethel. Refreshments will be served. For details, call 875-4672 or 875-3628.

Palm Sunday concert set
Macedonia AME Church, North and Clarence streets, Seaford, will hold its annual Palm Sunday concert, “Songs in the Spirit,” April 13, at 3:30 p.m.

St. Luke’s plans Holy Week
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Front Street, Seaford, has planned the following services for Holy Week:
  • The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 13, 9 a.m.
  • Monday, April 14 - Holy Eucharist, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 15 - Renewal of Ordination Vows.
  • Wednesday, April 16 - Holy Eucharist, 6 p.m., followed by the Stations of the Cross with children.
  • Maundy Thursday, April 17 - Simple Agape Supper, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; the Celebration of the Institution of the Holy Eucharist, the Stripping of the Altar, the Reserving of the Sacrament - Prayer Vigil, 8 p.m.
  • Good Friday, April 18 - Good Friday Liturgy and Holy Communion from the reserved Sacrament and the reading of The Passion, noon; Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m.
  • Holy Saturday, April 19 - Liturgy of the Word, 10 a.m.

Passion Play to be presented
Stein Highway Church of God, Stein Highway and Market Street, Seaford, will present a Passion Play, “The Life of Christ,” 7 p.m. on April 18 and 19, and at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 20. Admission is free. For details call 629-8583.

Bus trip to Holyland USA set
The Calvary Church of God is taking reservations for a bus trip to Holyland U.S.A., in Virginia, on April 26. Price is $68 per person, which includes transportation and breakfast. The bus will leave the Ames parking lot in Seaford at 2 a.m. For more information call Arnold Vann, 628-1144, Easter Davis, 349-5954, or Roberta Mann at 628-8544.

Ushers to be honored
C.H. Foggie AME Zion Church, Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville, will hold its annual Usher’s Day Sunday, April 27, 7 p.m. Guest preacher will be pastor Keith Wongus of United Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel. All ushers and congregations are invited.

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.

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