Church News
Thursday, April 17, 2014
 
Easter week services The Bethany Church of the Brethren in Farmington invites you to attend their Easter week services. On Thursday, April 17, Love Feast and Communion will be held at 7 a.m. On Easter Sunday the Son Rise service will be held at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast, Sunday School and morning worship. For more information, call Pastor Ben Layman at 302-398-3481.

Church choir to perform The Atlanta Road Alliance Church choir, under the direction of Richard Trice, will present Blessed Redeemer at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, and again at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 20.ᅠThe musical collection includes jubilant triumphal entry songs, tender expressions of the Last Supper and Gethsemane, emotional portrayals of the Crucifixion and dynamic renderings of the Resurrection.ᅠThe presentations are free.ᅠThe church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford.

Easter events at Laurel Wesleyan Laurel WesleyanᅠChurch invites youᅠto its Good Friday Service, Triumph not Defeat, at 7 p.m. on April 18. The Easter Sunday Celebration Service will be held at 9 and 10:45 a.m. A Childrens Egg Hunt for kids up to the 4th grade will follow the second service on Easter Sunday. New Hope Sunday night service is at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 30186 Seaford Road (Alt. 13), Laurel.ᅠ

Son Rise Service The Christian Church of Seaford will hold a Son Rise Service at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 20. Everyone is welcome. A breakfast will follow the service. For more information,ᅠcall the church at 629-6298 or email Kzugg@yahoo.com. Regular church services will be held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Easter week services St. Lukes Church, located at 204 N. Front St., Seaford, invites everyone to worship during Holy Week, April 17-20. Join us at the following special services: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Good Friday, noon Holy Saturday, 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, 9 a.m For more information, visit www.stlukesseaford.org.

Union United Methodist events Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. The event is rain or shine (held inside if it rains) and is open to toddlers through children in 6thᅠgrade. There will also be activities for kids and snacks. Everyone is welcome.ᅠ Evangelism classes, using the study guide, The Way of the Master, will begin Tuesday, April 22, and run through Tuesday, June 10. Classes, which meet at 7 p.m., are open to everyone but registration is required. Contact Debra Sherwood at 337-8427 or call the church office at 337-7409, ext. 16. There is no registration fee. Friends and Family Day is Sunday, April 27. We encourage everyone who doesnt have a home church to join us in worship on this special day. The contemporary service begins at 9 a.m. and features the churchs Praise Team. Childrens church begins at 9 and Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 10. The traditional service begins at 11. A six-week Bible study about The Prodigal Son by Timothy Keller will begin on Tuesday, May 6. Study leader is the Rev. Martha Callaway. Classes will be held in the Colonial Room. To register, contact Joan Hastings at 337-7409, ext. 16, no later than April 21. Lent and Easter Services Holy Thursday Service, Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. - traditional communion will be offered. Good Friday, April 18, noon to 3 p.m. - the church will be open for a time of reflection and prayer. Good Friday Service, 7 p.m. - 7 Last Words of Christ will be read by members of the congregation. Easter Sunday, April 20, 6:30 a.m. - Sunrise Service at the cemetery pond behind the church. Regular service will begin at 9 a.m. and the traditional service at 11. For more information, contact the church office at 337-7409.

Holy Week Services at St. Johns St. Johns United Methodist Church in Seaford announces the following Holy Week Services. Come as you are and be transformed in the love of Christ. Maundy Thursday, April 17 - 6:30 p.m., St. Johns sanctuary - This moving service in preparation for the joyous victory of Easter will help us understand Christs passion as we have never understood it before. Easter Sunday, April 20 - Contemporary worship at 9 a.m. with the St. Johns Praise Band, traditional worship at 11 a.m. with the St. Johns Choir and Sussex Brass Quartet and Ring of Fire Hand Bells. Palm Sunday, Holy Week schedule Everyone is welcome to attend All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar to celebrate Easter. The following events are scheduled: April 18 - Liturgy for Good Friday followed by the Stations of the Cross, noon and 7 p.m. April 19 - The Great Vigil of Easter: Lighting of the Paschal Candle, Holy Baptism and First Eucharist of Easter, 8 p.m. April 20 - Easter Day: The Sunday of Resurrection, Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m.

Maundy Thursday service St. Pauls UMC invites the community to join us for a special Maundy Thursday service on April 17 at 6:30 p.m. We will be presenting the drama Is it I, Lord? Come join us for special evening that will reflect on the night of the Last Supper and experience a time of meaningful worship. St. Pauls UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Road, Laurel.

The Passion of the Christ Seaford Nazarene Church, located on Rt. 13 South, will be showing, The Passion of the Christ, at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 18. Communion will be served after the showing. All are welcome.

Lenten worship, fellowship, study Everyone is welcome to worship at All Saints Episcopal Church, 10719 E. Grove St., Delmar, during Holy Week: April 18 - Liturgy for Good Friday followed by the Stations of the Cross: noon and 7 p.m. April 20 - Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection, with the Lighting of the Pascal Candle and the Holy Eucharist: 10 a.m.

Easter services at Concord Churchᅠ Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Rd., Seaford, invites you to attend their Easter services. A Holy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. on April 17 and traditional communion will be offered.ᅠEaster Sunday, April 20, will feature a Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast in the Community House. Afterwards, the regular worship service will begin at 9, followed by church school. Call 628-8114 for details.

Kiwanis Sunrise Easter Service The Delmar Kiwanis Sunrise Easter Service will be held at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, at the Delmar Football Field. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the gym.

Easter Passion Drama The Stein Highway Church of God located at 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford, will present an Easter Passion Drama, Hope Beyond The Cross, at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 18, and 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday. Everyone is invited to attend this free event. For more information, call 629-8583.

Easter services at Woodland Woodland United Methodist Church, 5123 Woodland Church Rd, Seaford, invites you toᅠattend their Easter services.ᅠ Palm Sunday service will be held at 9 a.m. on April 17, followed by a New Member Reception.ᅠA Holy Thursday Service with communion will be held at 7 p.m. on April 17.ᅠ An Easter Egg Hunt for children through age 12 with be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19.ᅠThe Easter Sunday service, featuring the Woodland choir who will perform the Easter Cantata Day Three arranged by Russell Maudlin, will be held at 9 a.m.ᅠ The church is located approximately 4 1/2 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry House. Hymn Sing & Potluck Dinner St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing & Potluck Dinner on Sunday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m., in Camelot Hall. Join us for an evening with the Homeland Singers. Bring a covered dish (donations only) to benefit St. Stephens UMC. Everyone is welcome.

Events at St. Stephens St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold a Maundy Thursday Service, a solemn service in preparation of Good Friday, at 7 p.m. on April 17. A Good Friday Service will be held at noon on April 18 at Union UMC located at 1203 E. Pine St., Delmar. A traditional service will be held at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20. There will be an Easter bonnet/tie contest for adults and children. Join us for an Old Fashioned Hymn Sing and Pot Luck Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. Come and enjoy the Homeland Singers. Bring a covered dish and donations will be accepted to benefit St. Stephens UMC. Everyone is invited to attend.

Holy Week at Seaford Presbyterian Observe Holy Week at Seaford Presbyterian Church. On April 17 at 7 p.m. is Maundy Thursday Tenebrae and Communion to remember the Last Supper. The Sanctuary will be open for prayer from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday, April 18. On Easter Sunday, brunch will be shared at 9 a.m. followed by a Celebration of the Resurrection at 10. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located at 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford.

Gospel group to perform The gospel group Precious Memories will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Delmar at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. The church is located at 501 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, Md. A love offering will be taken and refreshments will be served after the service. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy Christian fellowship.