Church News
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Macedonia AME gala Macedonia AME Church of 431 North St., Seaford, is sponsoring an "Evening of Elegance" Gala on Saturday, March 14, at the Seaford Fire Hall, from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be Gospel Jazz, and Liturgical Dance. Recording artists, Tony Smith & Band of Hewitt, N.J.; and Darryl Anderson of Bronx, N.Y., will be there. Cost is a donation of $35. For more information call Tanya Ricketts, 629-5144; Edwina Barnes, 249-4390; or Rose Poole 629-9322.

St. Luke's holds Bible study Janet Hubbard of St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be coordinating a Bible study of the book of Esther. The group will meet in St. Luke's Parish House. Additional information can be obtained by calling Janet at 628-0417.

Lenten services The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces the following schedule for Lenten services. March 18 - Christ Lutheran Church, 315 North Shipley St., 629-9755. March 25 - Atlanta Road Alliance Church, 22625 Atlanta Rd., 629-7693. April 1 - St Luke's Episcopal Church, Front St., 629-7979. All services start at noon and are 25 minutes in length, followed by a light luncheon at the host church.

Ash Wednesday The Ash Wednesday services at St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be at 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service with imposition of ashes will be held at the Manor House on Middleford Road. At 7 p.m. there will be a Holy Eucharist service with imposition of ashes at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Front Street. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Colodonato, rector of St. Luke's, will be the celebrant at both services.

Free Clothes Ministries On March 15, The Church of God and Saints of Christ will be giving clothes away from noon until 3 p.m, at 10016 Concord Road, Seaford. For details call Sister Brown, 302-536-7348.

Beef & dumpling dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church will be hosting a beef and dumpling dinner on Saturday, March 14 at 5 p.m. The church is located on Alt. 13 between Seaford and Laurel. Eat-in or carry-out.

Soup supper, Lenten study The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus, rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, is the leader of a Lenten Journey Day-By-Day, held each Wednesday during the special season until Easter. Study begins at 7 p.m. with a soup and bread meal at 6 p.m. The church is located at 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel.

Homemade Easter eggs Homemade Easter Eggs from Christ Lutheran Church, finest ever and still the best on the shore. $3.50 each. Selection is: peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream. To order call 629-9751 or 629-9755.

Yard and bake sale A yard and bake sale will be held at the Seaford Presbyterian Church on March 14 from 7 a.m. until noon. This indoor basement sale will include miscellaneous personal and household items, clothes for the entire family, puzzles, toys and books with a special collection of military ones. The church is located at 701 Bridgeville Road, just north of the Seaford Army Reserve Center.

Blades UMC hosts O'Day Family The O'Day Family of Georgetown will be in concert at Blades United Methodist Church, (Market and Fourth streets), on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. Light fare will follow.

Free Community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley, at 875-2314.

Hymn sing A hymn sing will be held at Concord United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. Singers are Joe Dawson and Amanda Jones. Concord UM Church is located at 25322 Church Rd., east of Seaford (from Rt. 13, take Rt. 20 East apx. 2 mi. & turn left onto Church Rd. 20A). For details call 628-8114.

Good Friday events planned The Laurel Ministerial Association (LMA) is sponsoring Good Friday events for the Laurel community on Friday, April 10. The first event is a Cross Walk that starts at Centenary United Methodist Church at noon and follows a path through the downtown area where participants will stop at different locations and pray. The next event is a community Good Friday Service at Christ United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. This is an ecumenical service and will have participation from different denominations. If there are other ministers who have not previously been involved with the LMA, we welcome your participation. For details call the Rev. Julie Lewis at 875-4741.

LMA meets at St. Philip's Church The next meeting of the Laurel Ministerial Association is Wednesday, March 25 at 9 a.m. at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Discussion topics include scholarships, Baccalaureate and the Good Friday service. All ministers from the Laurel area are encouraged to attend. For details call the Rev. Julie Lewis at 875-4741.

Living Easter Conley's United Methodist Church in Angola, Delaware, will present its second annual Living Easter. The event will take place off Camp Arrowhead Road and will run for two nights, Friday April 3 and Saturday April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. (if the Friday or Saturday presentation is rained out, there will be a rain date of Sunday April 5 from 7-9 p.m.) Admission is free, and there will be ample free parking. Golf carts to help the handicapped will be available each night. Located at 33104 Jolyns Way off Camp Arrowhead Road. For details call 302-945-1881 or visit

Pre-Men's Day Joy Night Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Pre-Men's Day Joy Night on Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. All men's choirs, soloists and praise dance ministry teams are invited. For details contact Butch Lee at 302-337-8198 or George L. Batson at 410-754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Joint Men's Day Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Joint Men's Day on Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m. The theme is "Prophesy, Dream, Vision; Promises of the Spirit" and the theme scripture is Joel 2:28-29. Guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Scott Sr., along with his choir and congregation from Jerusalem Baptist Church in Temperanceville, Va. There will be a fellowship meal served before the service at 3 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, contact Butch Lee at 302-337-8198 or George L. Batson at 410-754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Gospel Café Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel will have it's Gospel Café every Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Bruce & Nancy Willey Music Ministry, live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. Saturday, March 14 - Brittney Trout, all 4 Him, Norma Jean Phillips. Saturday, March 21 - Wayne Dukes, Ashley Yoder, Amanda Jones. Saturday, March 28 - Don White and Dan Walch. For more information, contact Bruce and Nancy Willey at 875-5539 or 875-7339.

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 March 15. The mass is a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For details call 302-674-5781.

Prayer Vigil Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, is sponsoring a Prayer Vigil, "Healing for our Nation and its People," on Wednesday, March 18, from 6 a.m.-midnight, because we are a hurting nation due to the economic crisis. The Prayer Vigil will be held in the sanctuary. If you can not come to the sanctuary, you can participate by praying at home.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church During Lent, Thursday evening service at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Seaford, will include Holy Eucharist and Stations of the Cross. The service begins at 6 p.m. and newcomers are welcome.

Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday, April 12, 7 a.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church, (corner of State and 10th streets.) Kiwanis Community Prayer Breakfast, May 9, 9 a.m., at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, (Camelot Hall).

Easter Sunrise Service The Easter Sunrise Service at Janosik Park in Laurel is scheduled for Sunday April 12, at 6 a.m. This is sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association. Everyone is invited.