Church News
Thursday, March 17, 2016
 
Campfire and Conversation Campfire and Conversation for those with questions about spirituality and Christianity will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 18, at Tressler Mennonite Church in Greenwood. This month's topic: "With all the religions in the world, why do Christians think theirs is the right one?" Everyone is welcome; bring questions on any topic. For information, call or text 302-228-6771, email jeremyvernest@gmail.com, or visit www.tresslermennonite.org.

Capital Ringers to perform Capital Ringers, Inc., a nonprofit English handbell ensemble, will present a concert, "Bach to Rock!," at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 in the main sanctuary of St. John's. The concert will include arrangements from the Baroque period to today with favorites like Clair de Lune, Don't Stop Believin', Stairway to Heaven, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Rock Around the Clock, and more. A special guest will join the performers in this unique multimedia presentation. A free will offering will be taken during the concert.

Birthday Celebration Service A Birthday Celebration Service for Bishop Carlton Cannon Sr. will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Clarence Street Church of God, 744 Clarence St., Seaford. Guest preacher will be Pastor Craig N. Mathies Sr. of Zion Baptist Church, Cambridge Md. A free will offering will be taken. For more information, contact Sister Paris Twyman at 410-754-9135 or the church at 629-9443. All are welcome.

Easter Services at CSM Join us for Easter services at Compassionate Shepherd Ministries (CSM), 10772 N. Plaza Rd., Laurel. Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m. - Holy Thursday service with Pastor Morris Webster as guest speaker and communion. Friday, March 25, 7 p.m. - The play, The Power of His Last Words at the Cross, will be presented. Sunday, March 27, 6 a.m. - Sunrise Service; 11 a.m. - Worship Service All are welcome.

Surviving the Holidays St. John's is offering Surviving the Holidays on Sunday, March 20 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., in the Wesley Lounge. Holidays can include any special day which produces a sadness when we have to face the day without that special someone. We will help you to develop a plan for these special days to make it easier to cope. To register, call 629-9466 so we can have a workbook for everyone. The seminar is free. No children as childcare is not offered.

Lent and Holy Week As we approach the end of the season of Lent leading up to Easter at Seaford Presbyterian Church, we are grateful for the support and prayers in the recent vandalism to our building. The children who were the perpetrators are also victims in need of our support and prayers. The suffering of the Christ means redemption for all of us. We will celebrate this on Palm Sunday, March 20 at 10 a.m.; on Maundy Thursday Communion, March 24 at 7 p.m.; and on Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. on March 27. All are welcome. The church is located at 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford.

Stained glass windows lecture Join us at the Laurel Public Library for an illustrated lecture on Laurel's stained glass church windows at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

Em-ings BBQ on April 2 Delmar Wesleyan Church, 800 E. State St., Delmar, Md., will hold an Em-ings BBQ on Saturday, April 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carry-out only. Cost is $11. Baked goods will be available. Call Jim at 841-8874 for more information and to purchase tickets.

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 at 7 p.m. on March 24 and communion will be offered. Easter Sunday, March 27, 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. Join Concord UMC during this most holy of Christian seasons. Call Pastor Lindsay Wessell at 423-3911 for more information.

St. Patty's Day Pancake Dinner St. Patty's Day Pancake Dinner will be held at Centenary UMC in Laurel on Thursday, March 17 from 5-7 p.m. All-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, scrapple, potatoes, coffee and orange juice. Ages 3 and up are $3, ages 2 and under are free.

Community Men's Prayer Breakfast Church of God and Saints of Christ in Seaford will hold a free Community Men's Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, March 19 at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited including women and children. Special guest will be Major Jason Waters, U.S. Army. The church is located at 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford. For more information, contact Robert Brown at 212-9784.

Wellness Rally A First Place 4 Health Wellness Rally will be held Saturday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Rd., Georgetown. Energize your body, empower your mind, and ignite your heart. Hear the story of FP4H Director of Development Helen Baratta, whose life was transformed by God as she lost 116 pounds. Learn to make healthy living a priority in your life. Register by April 6 at www.firsplace4helath.com/events. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. For more information, call 302-519-1391.

Beef and Dumplings Dinner Concord United Methodist Church will hold a Beef and Dumplings Dinner on Saturday, March 19, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the Community House. Menu includes beef & dumplings, homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, homemade cole slaw, applesauce, rolls & butter, beverages, and assorted cakes for dessert. Cost is $12 per person or $6 for children under 12; pay at the door. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd., just off Concord Rd (Rt. 20E) near Seaford. For more information, call 629-7706.

Spaghetti Dinner Snethen UMC, Rt. 54 West, Mardela Springs, Md., will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18. Adults are $8; children 12 & under are $3. Includes beverage, salad, bread, spaghetti and dessert. Contact Gail Phillips at 846-3641 for more information.

Events at Bethel UMC Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday, March 20: Services at 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m. At 9:15, King's Kids will sing, at 11 a.m. the Chancel Choir will sing. Holy Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m.: Bethel's Youth Music Ministry, YM2, and a Reader's Theatre featuring both youth and adults will highlight worship. The drama, "His Witnesses," is located in a courtroom where God is interrogating the witnesses to Jesus' final hours in the Upper Room, at Gethsemane, at Calvary, and at the tomb. The service will also include Holy Communion. Celebrate Easter, March 27: Services at 8, 9:15, and 11 a.m. - All creation praises God on Easter morning in celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus from the grave. Join with us as we worship and praise God together.

'The Meaning of the Manger' Laurel Wesleyan Church presents "The Meaning of the Manger," on Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 27 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. See how the manger, the cross, and the resurrection changes everything. The church is located at 30186 Seaford Rd., Alt. 13, in Laurel. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org. Nursery will be available.

Revival on March 19 The Salvation Army located on Rt. 13, Seaford, will hold a Revival on Saturday, March 19 from 1-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 262-0481.

St. Stephens events Join us for the following events at St. Stephens UMC, 101 E. State St., Delmar. For more information, contact the church office at 846-9501 or visit www.ststephensumc.com. Saturday, March 19 - Chicken and Crust, 4-7 p.m. Adults - $12, kids - $6, ages 3 and under - free. Carry-outs available. Sunday, March 20 - Cantata, 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24 - Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. Sunday, March 27 - Easter Sunday Services - 7 a.m. - Sunrise Service; 9 a.m. - Praise Service; 10 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt; 11 a.m. - Traditional Service Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit www.operationwecare.org.

Delmar Kiwanis Club sponsors sunrise service The annual Delmar Kiwanis sunrise service will be held at the Francis E. Nunvar football field, located at the Delmar Middle and SeniorHigh School, starting at 7 a.m. with Reverend Michael Rittenhouse conducting the service along with other local clergy.

Sister to Sister Gathering to be held at St. John's United Methodist Church The Sister to Sister Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 16 at St. John;s United Methodist Church at 300 N. Pine Street in Seaford. Check-in will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., the program will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and a catered luncheon will be served from noon-1:30 p.m. The speaker will by Speaker Rev. Kari Jones, co-pastor of Connection Community Church in Middletown. The theme is The Imperfect Women in Jesus' Family Tree Who Inspire Us to Do God's Perfect Work. The registration fee is $8 with registration ending April 4. For more information, call 302-629-9466.

Passover Meal and Service Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will hold a traditional Passover Meal and Service at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, in the Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend, however, donations are welcomed to help cover the purchase of foods and items needed. Reservations are required for planning and purchasing and can be done by calling the church office, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 302-337-7409. Join us as we celebrate and remember the Passover night when God rescued the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt.

Homemade Easter Eggs Homemade Easter Eggs are available through Christ Lutheran Church. Eggs are still $3.50 each and are available in peanut butter, butter cream, and coconut cream. To order, call 629-9755 or 629-3106.

Palm Sunday, Holy Week schedule for All Saints Episcopal Church All Saints' Episcopal Church, 100 N. 10th St., Delmar, DE, welcomes you to join its celebrations of Palm Sunday and Holy Week: March 20- Sunday of the Passion, with Lithurgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist: 10 a.m. March 25- Lithurgy for Good Friday followed by the Stations of the Cross: noon March 27- Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection, the Holy Eucharist: 10 a.m.