Church News
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Lightning Strikes concert series The Lightning Strikes concert series, at The Lighthouse Church, located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road, Laurel, is held every second and fourth Saturday of the month. There is a $4 donation at the door and ages 12 and under are free. For more information, go to or call 875-7814 or 841-0567.

Indoor yard sale An indoor yard sale will be held at Christ the Cornerstone Church (located at the corner of Bethel and Seaford roads) on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 a.m. until. There will be scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and baked goods. For table space, call 875-5415.

Salvation Army offers new program The Salvation Army Sussex Chapel has begun a new program this year, Music & Moore for area second and third graders. The goal of the program is to help improve reading skills through Mission: Literacy, a Christian based reading program designed to reinforce reading skills learned at school. Students will also have an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument (cornet) and to read music (theory). The program meets Wednesdays after school from 3:45 to 6 p.m. at the Salvation Army on 23431 Sussex Hwy. For more information, contact Lt. Aida L. Manso-Roln at 628-2020.

Events at All Saint's Church All Saint's Episcopal Church located at 10th and Grove streets in Delmar is offering the following events: Lenten Worship, Fellowship, Study - On Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the church is offering an Order of Worship followed by a soup supper, a DVD presentation and discussion on the topic, "Revisiting the Roots of the Judeo-Christian Tradition." Feb. 20, The First Creation Story; Feb. 27, The Second Creation Story; March 6, An Overview of Ancient Israelite History; March 13, The Flood Story; and March 20, Covenant. Palm Sunday, Holy Week Schedule - March 24-Sunday of the Passion, with the Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. March 29 - Liturgy for Good Friday followed by the Stations of the Cross, noon and 7 p.m. March 31 - Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection, with the Lighting of the Pascal Candle and the Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. All are welcome.

Community Lenten Services For Christians, Ash Wednesday signifies the first day in the season of Lent, marking the liturgical period prior to Easter. Upcoming host church services Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford Wednesday, Feb. 27 - Seaford Presbyterian, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford Wednesday, March 6 - Gethsemane UMC, 2701 Woodland Rd., Seaford Wednesday, March 13 - Church of God, 743 Clarence St., Seaford Wednesday, March 29 - Our Lady of Lourdes RCC, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford Worship begins at noon, ending at 12:25, lunch goes until 1 (or longer for those who do not need to get back to the office). This is a wonderful time of Lenten worship and fellowship with friends from other churches. We invite you to come as you are and be transformed in the love of Christ.

Marriage video series Marriage can be the source of our greatest success or our greatest failure. Christ's Church of New Hope wants to help you build a strong marriage with a four part video series, "Making the Most of Your Marriage," by Dr. John Maxwell. The series will be shown on Fridays at 7 p.m. at 811 East Ivy Dr., Seaford. For more information, join us at Christ's Church of New Hope (meets at the Banquet Hall next to Jimmy's Grille) at 10 a.m. on Sundays or call 628-8417.

Writing group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider joining KWF. Meetings are held the third Tuesday night of each month at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Call 628-4594 for more information.

Oyster sandwiches for sale Concord United Methodist Church is holding a sale on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Besides oyster sandwiches, they will also have hot dogs, homemade pies & drinks for sale. Eat in or carry out. The church is located at 25322 Church Rd. (off Concord Rd. 20 east), Seaford. Call 628-8114 for information..

Open Mike Christian Night Open Mike Christian Night will be held the first and third Friday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Lighthouse Church, located at 27225 Kaye Rd., just off Rt. 9, County Seat Highway at Dukes Lumber Road.

Admission is free and there will be free snacks. Perishable food donation welcome. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115 or visit our new Facebook page "Open Mike Christian Night."

'Fit & Fun Fellowship' The Seaford Wesleyan Women meet once a week for a free night of "Fit & Fun Fellowship." All ladies are welcome to join us as we exercise our bodies and refresh our spirits. For details call 629-9859.

Awana Clubs at Alliance Church Awana Clubs are being held at Atlanta Road Alliance Church on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:25 p.m. for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Sparks (K-second grade) ignites the curiosity of early elementary kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. Call 629-5600 for more information or to obtain a registration form.

St. Luke's newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. Luke's Letter is published quarterly and is available on: You can also join our email list by sending a request to St. Luke's service of Holy Eucharist is Sunday at 9 a.m. For more info, call St. Luke's office at 629-7979.

Chinese Auction at St. Philip's The annual Chinese Auction at Laurel's St. Philip's Episcopal Church will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Episcopal Churchwomen and is under the leadership of Geraldine Taylor. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be three types of chili, hot dogs, beverages and a wide variety of inexpensive sweet treats. The auction will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Children's items, along with many good, used items will be offered for auctioning. There will be something for everyone. Special home baked sweet treats will also be auctioned. This includes homemade pies, cookies, cornbread and more. All proceeds benefit the parish. The public is encouraged to attend the event which promises to be a fun evening for everyone at very affordable prices.

Youth conference in Ocean City Approximately 3,000 high school students and youth leaders are invited to experience a high-energy weekend complete with national speakers, musicians, and entertainers at the Impact 2013: Beneath the Surface Youth Conference, March 22-24, at the Ocean City Convention Center. Cost is $85 per person with hotel rates additional. Register by March 1 for $75. For more information, call 1-877-896-3802 or visit

Lenten fish dinners Lenten fish dinners will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hall, Stein Highway, Seaford on Fridays, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 22. Time is 4:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $9.

Hymn Sing features Sounds of Joy St. Paul's UMC Church invites the community to join us for a night of worship at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. This month's Hymn Sing will feature the music ministry of The Sounds of Joy from the Laurel area. The Sounds of Joy are a Southern Gospel Group well known throughout Delmarva for their beautiful harmony, inspirational songs and skilled guitarists. Come join us for an evening that will lift your spirits. A love offering will be taken to benefit their ministry. St. Paul's UMC is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel.

Chinese Auction rescheduled The Chinese Auction scheduled to be held in February at St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Laurel has been postponed until November. The committee regrets this change and looks forward to your support this fall.

Christian Movie Night Christian Movie Night at Laurel Baptist Church will be held the last Friday of the month at 7 p.m. Nursery and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Pastor Steve and Brenda Booth at 381-1850. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd.