Church Events
Thursday, November 6, 2003
Marriage encounter
ďA Season to Fall in Love,Ē a marriage encounter weekend, will be hosted by Christ Evangelist Church, Laurel, on Nov. 7 and 8. Guest speaker will be pastor and author David St. John from Lenexa, Kan. The weekend will start Friday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, activities will go from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations call the church office, 875-2915.

Sight & Sound trip
Harvest Christian Church is sponsoring a bus trip to the Sight and Sound theater for its Christmas show on Dec. 27. Dinner is included at Hershey Farms. A limited amount of tickets are available. Deadline for confirmation is Nov. 14. For additional information call 629-9879.

Veteranís Day service
The Bridgeville Charge United Methodist churches will observe Veteranís Day Sunday, Nov. 9, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, at 10 a.m. For more information, call (302) 629-9799.

Trip to Philadelphia
Bridgeville Charge United Methodist churches are planning a trip to Wharton Wesley United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sunday, Nov. 16. The bus will leave from Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, at 7 a.m. After the morning service, there will be a tour of Mother Bethel AME Church and Tindley Temple in Philadelphia. Cost for the trip is $10. For reservations, call (302) 629-9799 by Nov. 10, or send a payment to Bridgeville Charge U.M.C, PO Box 965, Seaford, DE 19973.

Menís Day services
Menís Day will be observed Sunday, Nov. 23, at the C.H. Foggie AME Zion Church in Bridgeville. The Rev. William Dent, pastor of Wallace Temple AME Zion Church in Rhodesdale, Md., will speak at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Lewis N. Watson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Salisbury, will speak at the 3:30 p.m. service. Members of his churchís choir and congregation will also be there. The step team, Christian Brothers With Step, will perform, as will choirs from St. Johnís Second Baptist Church in Millsboro and Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Bridgeville. Dinner will be served following the morning service. For details call the Rev. Roscoe R. West, 875-5397.
Monthly Latin Mass
A Latin Mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Nov. 16. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5905 or 302-629-8863. Concert with Youth Choir There will be a concert featuring Holy Trinity Church of God Youth Choir from Reading, Pa., at the Clarence Street Church of God in Seaford, on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. The concert is free to all. Sunday, Nov. 30, is Youth Day at the church. The Rev. William Lockhart, youth pastor of Holy Trinity Church of God, Reading, is the messenger for the 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. worship services.

Concord cookbook
Concord United Methodist Church has published a cookbook, ďSharing Concordís BestóRecipes from Concordís Generations.Ē The cookbook has more than 340 recipes, from current members as well as from the churchís first cookbook printed in the 1980s. The books are $8. To make a purchase, contact Joyce Van Orden at 856-4949.

St. Johnstown homecoming
One of the oldest Methodist churches in America will have its homecoming on Sunday, Nov. 9. St. Johnstown, located on old Kings Highway (now St. Johnstown Road) about one-mile east of Greenwood, grew out of a series of meetings held at the home of John Laws under the inspiring preaching of the renowned Francis Asbury in 1779. Previous to the erection of the church, meetings were held by John Morem, a local preacher, in the woods on the spot where the church now stands. The first steps towards the formation of the church were taken by the Legislature when it incorporated the church on March 5, 1822. The trustees were John Fowler, David Pennewell, William Griffith, Joel Carlisle, William Fowler, Thomas Curry, and Eli Coverdale. The present church was built in 1872 and dedicated on Sept. 28, 1872. Extensive improvements were made in 1895 and refurbished again in 1934. The frame building is 30 by 60 feet and originally cost $3,500. Since the creation of the circuit, some of the early ministers who served the church were William Connolly, Elam J. Wars, James Carroll, W.S. Robinson, and R.C. Jones. The present minister is James C. Bongard. Several of the descendants of the early trustees of St. Johnstown, namely the Carlisles and Fowlers, still live in the area and attend the historic church. St. Johnstown is a stately structure which can be seen for miles. Its architecture is based on the Greek revival styles and is quite impressive in its simplicity. The chimes, given by the late Mary and Crawford Bailey of Georgetown in memory of her parents, ring out each day at noon and 6 p.m. Homecoming for the 224-year-old church will be on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. The public is invited. The Rev. Everitt Isaacs will deliver the message while the present pastor, James C. Bongard, will officiate. Special music and other activities are being arranged by the committee.

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Send Church Bulletin items to Morning Star Publications at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford, DE 19973, fax to 629-9243 or email The deadline is one week prior to publication date. Call 629-9788 with questions about format.

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