Church News
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Lenten worship, fellowship, study All Saints Episcopal Church, 10719 E. Grove St., Delmar is holding special services. Each Wednesday of Lent, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the church will journey with Jesus through key scriptures and events of Holy Week: March 26, Jesus Washes the Disciples Feet; April 2, The Last Supper; April 9, The Betrayal, Arrest and Crucifixion of Jesus. Everyone is welcome to come worship at All Saints Episcopal Church during Holy Week: April 13 - Sunday of the Passion, with the Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist: 10 a.m. 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.

Purity Tea at The Ark The Seaford Wesleyan Church, The Ark, will hold their second annual Purity Tea at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. This free event is a wonderful opportunity for young women, ages 12 and up, to learn about Gods special plan for them. The event is for girls who have already made their vows along with those who are thinking about it. If you know a young lady who would like to attend, call the church at 628-1020. Girls must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The deadline to sign up is March 16. Lent and Easter Services Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville invites you to attend Lent and Easter Services: Palm Sunday Service, Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m. - entire music department will perform. No childrens church or Sunday school. A luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall after the service. 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.

Easter services at Concord Church 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. Easter 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 more information.

Chicken and Crust Dinner St. Stephens UMC in Delmar will hold a Chicken and Crust Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4 to 12 and free for kids ages 3 and under. The dinner will be held in Camelot Hall next to the church on East State Street in Delmar.

Homemade Easter Eggs Homemade Easter Eggs from Christ Lutheran Church are available for $3.50 each. There are three kinds - peanut butter, butter cream and coconut. To order, call 629-9755 or 629-9751.

Weekly Lenten Fish Dinners Lenten Fish Dinners will be served every Friday during the Lenten season in the parish hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Stein Hwy. in Seaford. Dinner dates are March 21, 28, April 4 and 11. Dinner is your choice of baked, breaded flounder or vegetable lasagna. Each entrée includes sides, homemade soup and coleslaw, rolls, drinks, and homemade desserts. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under age 10. Proceeds will benefit the annual scholarship fund.

Revival with the Garlocks A revival with Jonathan and Marcia Garlock of Missouri will be held at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy at 7 p.m. on March 21 and 22 and 11 a.m. on March 23. The Garlocks, who will minister with the word and song, have served as missionaries throughout the world. Refreshments will be served on Saturday evening. Everyone is welcome.

Hymn Sing at St. Pauls St. Pauls United Methodist Church in Laurel invites the community to this months Hymn Sing on Sunday, March 23. This month features Gods Country Crossroads a local group from Worcester County, Md., that is celebrating 10 years of sharing Gods love and forgiveness through their music. The 7th Hour will perform from 5:15 to 6 p.m. The featured music ministry program starts at 6 and a love offering will be taken to benefit their music ministry. The church is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd. For more information, call 875-7900.      

Services during Lent Seaford Ministerium invites you to attend the following church services during Lent. All services are at noon. Wednesday, March 26 - Church of God - 743 Clarence St., Seaford   Wednesday, April 2 - Mount Olivet UMC - 315 High St., Seaford  Wednesday, April 9 - Our Lady of Lourdes RCC - 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford

UMW hosts Calendar Party Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will host a Calendar Party to benefit the United Methodist Women (UMW) and the various mission activities which the UMW support. Twelve tables will be decorated to represent each month of the year, dessert and drinks will be served. The evening features a variety of entertainment including music and a performance by Sticks Youth Ministry, storytelling set to music by members of our youth group. Cost is $5 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance as there is a limit of 96 tickets. For more information on this event or the purchase of tickets, call Jean Wilson, president of United Methodist Women, at 349-4090.

Friends Sunday at St. Stephens St. Stephens United Methodist Church, Delmar, invites everyone to Friends Sunday & After Church Social on the March 30, the last Sunday of the month. Praise service is at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday school at 10 and traditional service at 11. Everyone is welcome.

Burning of the Mortgage The Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, dedicated its expanded facilities on March 16, 2003. On Sunday, March 23, a burning of the mortgage celebration will be held beginning at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 22625 Atlanta Rd. The Rev. Jonathan Sutton is lead pastor.

Concert tickets on sale Tickets are on sale for the Unspoken Concert at Wyoming United Methodist Church in Dover on Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Unspoken is a multi-cultural band comprised of Chad Mattson (vocalist) and Jon Lowry (bass) who are both from Maine, Mike Gomez (electric guitar) from the Dominican Republic, and Ariel Munoz (drums) who hails from Puerto Rico. The popular Christian bands tour comes on the heels of their top 10 Christian Music hits, Who You Are and Lift My Life Up and in support of the upcoming release of their self-titled new album. General admission tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are $25. For more information, visit or call 302-697-8400.

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.

Soup and Sandwich Luncheon Concord United Methodist Church will host a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Community House. A variety of homemade soups will be available including chicken noodle, peas and dumplings, lima bean and vegetable beef. Sandwiches include BBQ beef on a bun, chicken salad and grilled cheese. Assorted desserts and beverages will also be for sale. Eat in or carry out. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Rd (Rt. 20 east) near Seaford. For more information, call 628-8114.

Monthly writers group Have you always wished you could write stories, articles or even a book, but dont know how to begin? Have you drafted manuscripts, but need help getting them published? Whether you are a novice or have achieved success in writing, you are invited to join Kingdom Writers Fellowship. We are a small, warm and welcoming writers group that meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.

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Join the MOPs group The Laurel Wesleyan Church MOPs group invites all mothers of children from birth through age 5, to join our community of mothers as we learn, have fun, and support one another during this important season of life. Child care is provided. We meet at Laurel Wesleyan Church on the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon and on the fourth Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Emma Adams at 381-7376.