Church News
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Easter musical program The choir of Atlanta Road Alliance Church, under the direction of Richard Trice, will present a musical program, The Lamb: Honored, Glorified, Exalted! on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. The musical selections are a blend of recently popularized material and timeless choral standards arranged and orchestrated by David Clydesdale, Tom Fettke, Camp Kirkland, Steve Moore, Jay Rouse, and Randy Vader. The presentation is free. Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford.

Holy Communion at Centenary UMC On Holy Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m., there will be a service of prayer, sharing and the Lord's Supper (Holy Communion) at Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel. The service is open to everyone who wishes to come and worship with us. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

LMA plans Sunrise Service On Good Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., there will be an ecumenical worship service on the "Seven Last Words of Christ" at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central St., Laurel. All are welcome. There will be an ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. on Easter morning, April 5, at Janosik Park in Laurel. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the sanctuary of the Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel. Members of the Laurel Ministerial Association will lead the service. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. The Laurel Ministerial Association is sponsoring an 11 day pilgrimage tour to the Holy Land on Jan. 25 through Feb. 4, 2016. Arrangements are with Educational Opportunities Tours, a Christian faith-based tour company with 40 years experience. There is a special offer for pastors. For more information, contact Rev. Joe Burris, tour coordinator, at 875-3983 or email

Easter celebration at Gospel Cafe Gospel Cafe at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel will have a special Easter celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 4. An Easter Skit will be performed by our youth and there will be other great musical talent. Dinner, catered by Marilyn's Catering, is at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and include an entree, dessert and drink. Contact Nancy for tickets. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will go to the Delaware Family Policy Council.

Annual Gospel Concert Bethel Worship Center in Seaford presents its 2nd Annual Gospel Concert to benefit the Bethel Worship Center Food Pantry on Saturday, March 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. Scheduled performers include All-4-Him, Cross Country Band, Amy Holloway Stark, Joe Dawson and God's Grace. Food will be sold from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be sandwiches and platters, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken salad and homemade pastries. Admission is a $5 minimum donation. Donations are tax deductible and will be gratefully accepted and documented. For advance tickets, call 228-2825.

Griefshare at St. John's UMC Griefshare is being offered by St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, on Sunday, March 29 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Wesley Lounge. Grief and Your Relationships will show how the death of a loved one affects friendships and how solitude is a blessing and a curse. If you are living with grief, we invite you to join us for the 13 week non-denominational journey, From Mourning to Joy. No children as childcare is not provided. Call 629-9466 to register.

Expressions of Joy Concert Expressions of Joy, an 11 member harp ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford. Admission is free. The ensemble will perform a variety of styles of music including Irish, sacred and traditional. Solos, duets and ensemble pieces will be performed. For more information, call Joy at 443-359-0186.

Events at St. Stephens UMC Sunday, March 29, Palm Sunday - After Church Social Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday service Friday, April 3, 7 p.m. - Good Friday service Sunday, April 5 - Easter Sunday Sunday, April 26 - After Church Social

Native American Ministries Sunday Raggie Calentine, a Native American of the Eastern Cherokee Indian tribe, will be the guest speaker at Concord United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 12, at 9 a.m. A well-known speaker, Raggie will deliver the message for the day and do "Children's Time." There will be a special offering opportunity to support Native American Ministries in the Peninsula Delaware Conference. The public is invited to help "pack the pews" at Concord UM Church as they celebrate Native American Ministries Sunday. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd. (Rt. 20A east of Sussex Highway). Call 628-8114 for more information.

Easter Services at Concord UMC Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Rd., Seaford, invites you to attend their Easter Services.

A Holy Thursday service will be held on April 2 at 7 p.m., and traditional communion will be offered. Easter Sunday, April 5, will feature a Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast in the Community House. The regular worship service will begin at 9 a.m., followed by Church School. Everyone is welcome. Call 628-8114 for more information.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt St. Paul's 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel. Kids up to age 12 are welcome to attend. Bring your own basket. Food and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 875-7900.

Events at Bethel UMC in Lewes Bethel UMC located at 129 W. 4th St., Lewes, announces the following Easter events. For more information, contact the church office at 302-645-9426 or Holy Week Schedule - March 29 - Palm Sunday Worship is at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 2 - Holy Thursday Service - 7 a.m. in the sanctuary April 3, Good Friday - Bethel's Chancel Choir will present the cantata, "Who Is This King," at 7 p.m. All are invited to hear the story of Jesus' final days of ministry dramatically retold in song. April 5, Easter Sunday - Services at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. The community is invited to worship at Bethel as the resurrection of Jesus and His victory over death are celebrated. Good Friday Lewes Community Cross Walk - The Cross Walk is a mile and a half walk through the historic district of Lewes with walkers sharing in the carrying of a large cross. Everyone is welcome. There are 14 stops and the walk begins at the church. Lewes Community Sunrise Service Easter Sunday - The Sunrise Service will gather at Lewes Beach at 6 a.m. Join worshippers from the Lewes community to greet the dawn. Worship will be led by pastors from churches in the Lewes community. All are welcome.

Easter music at DFBC The Delmar First Baptist Church (DFBC), Delmar, Md., will have a time of special music at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 5. This music will be provided by DFBC soloists, duets and the choir. Join us and share the wonderful news of God's love in dying for us at Calvary and His resurrection. For more information, call Sarah Webster at 875-5249.

Easter Week services St. Luke's Church, located at 204 N. Front St., Seaford, invites everyone to worship during Holy Week, April 1-5. Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Good Friday, 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, 9 a.m. St. Luke's celebrates the Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. each Sunday. Visit St. Luke's in person or online at

Southern Gospel Concert Snethen UMC will host The Browders, national southern gospel recording artists from Hiltons, Va., at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27. A love offering will be taken and refreshments will follow. All are welcome to attend. Snethen UMC is located on Rt. 54 West (Delmar Road), Mardela Springs, Md. Contact Gail Phillips at 846-3641 for more information.

Spring Egg Hunt A Spring Egg Hunt for kids ages 12 and under will be held at the Christian Church of Seaford at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 28. In addition to the egg hunt, there will be lunch and other activities. The church is located at 22581 Sussex Hwy., Seaford (across from Harley Davidson). Bring your own basket.

Hymn Sing St. Paul's UMC Church in Laurel invites the community to a night of worship at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. This month's Hymn Sing will feature the music ministry of The Sounds of Joy, a southern gospel group well known throughout Delmarva for their beautiful harmony, inspirational songs and skilled guitarists. A love offering will be taken to benefit their ministry.

Palm Sunday, Holy Week On Wednesday evenings through Lent from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., All Saints' Episcopal Church, 100 N. Tenth St., Delmar, will offer an Order of Worship followed by a soup supper, a DVD presentation and discussion on: The World's Greatest Churches. Join us on March 25 for The Rock-Hewn Churches of Ethiopia. Palm Sunday, Holy Week Schedule- March 29, Sunday of the Passion, 10 a.m. - with the Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist April 3- Liturgy for Good Friday followed by the Stations of the Cross: noon and 7 p.m. April 4 - Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil, Baptism and Holy Eucharist: 8 p.m. April 5 - Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection, the Holy Eucharist: 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

The Upper Room to the Empty Tomb' Journey through three unique services at Laurel Wesleyan Church this Easter, The Upper Room to the Empty Tomb. Services include: April 2, 7 p.m. - Maundy Thursday Communion; April 3, 7 p.m. - Good Friday Remembrance; April 5, 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. - Easter Sunday Alive The church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd. (Alt. 13). For more information, contact the church office at 875-5380 or visit