Church News
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Day of Prayer Service The 2017 National Day of Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, at New Birth Christian Center, Addix Avenue, Greenwood.This years theme is For Your Great Names Sake! Hear Us Forgive Us Heal Us (From Daniel 9:19). Host pastor and keynote speaker will be the Rev. Willie Pierce. Ten area churches and VFW Post 7478 will participate. A freewill offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force and a Buddy Poppy Campaign will be conducted shortly before the service. A fellowship hour will follow the evening service. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell, area coordinator, at 349-4220.

Honoring Our Elders Dinner The 8th Annual Honoring Our Elders Celebration Dinner will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at St. Matthews Church Hall, Wolfe Street, Laurel. This free event is for residents ages 60 and older. Seating is limited. RSVP by Thursday, April 20, by calling Zelda White at 302-396-5474 or Stephanie Jones at 410-902-6682. The event is hosted by the community in memory of Madeline Ennis, Delores Dixon and Betty Cannon.

Solid Rock Gospel Songfest The Solid Rock Gospel Songfest returns on Saturday, April 22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Laurel. This month features Phil Davis, Dave Morgan, and Reunion.Everyone is welcome. Any questions call Jimmy Jennette at 841-3563.

St. Stephens events Join us for the following events at St. Stephens UMC, 101 E. State St., Delmar. For more information about any of the events below, contact the church office at 846-9501 or visit or on Facebook at delmarststephens. Sunday services - Join us on Sundays - 9 a.m. - Contemporary Praise Service; 10 a.m. - KIDZ & Adult Sunday school classes; 11 a.m. - Traditional Service & KIDZ Church Donations are needed for Operation We Care, which sends supplies to troops overseas. For more information, contact Brenda Morris or visit April - Good Friday, April 14; Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 16 - Sunrise Service, 7 a.m.; Praise Service, 9 a.m.; Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Traditional Service, 11 a.m.; Easter Monday, April 18 June - Our Annual Golf Tournament will be held in June. Look for more information soon.

Wheatley Methodist Church to host breakfast on Easter Sunday Easter Sunday service at Wheatley Methodist Church will be held at 8 a.m. with breakfast following in the church hall. Wheatley Church is located on Wheatley Church Road just off Maryland 313 between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md.

Ross Point Freedom Church to celebrate pastors anniversary May 21 Ross Point Freedom Church, In., located at 10016 Concord Road in Seaford, will celebrate the pastors anniversary on May 21 at 3:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be pastor Helena Bailey of Kingdom Life Family Ministries of Millsboro. Ross Point Freedom Church is located in the Church of God and Saints of Christ building and the pastor is Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell.

Union Baptist Mass Choir to give concert May 7 in Seaford The Union Baptist Mass Choir of Easton will be in full concert on May 7 at 3:30 pm. at Ross Point Freedom Church at 10016 Concord Road in Seaford (located in the Church of God and Saints of Christ building).

Holy Week at Seaford Presbyterian Join us for Holy Week at Seaford Presbyterian, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford. Maundy Thursday Communion - April 13, 7 p.m. Good Friday - The sanctuary will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Easter Sunday - Brunch at 8:45 a.m., the Celebration of the Resurrection at 10 a.m.

Gospel concerts, Holy Week Join us at Centenary UMC, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, for Sunday Night Gospel Concerts at 6. The following concerts are scheduled: April 16 - Easter Drama April 23 - Phil Davis April 30 - Gods Country Crossroads Also, join us during Holy Week for the following services: Thursday, April 13 - Holy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. Friday, April 14 - Good Friday Service - The Laurel Ministerial Association will sponsor a community service at Laurel Nazarene Church on The Seven Last Words of Christ, 7 p.m. Sunday April 16 - Easter Sunrise Service at Janosik Park in Laurel at 6:30 a.m.

There will be a free breakfast at Centenary UMC following the service.

Christ Lutheran services The following is the Christ Lutheran Holy Week Schedule: Palm Sunday- contemporary worship, 8:30 a.m., Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., traditional worship, 11 a.m.; Maundy Thursday communion, 7 p.m.; Good Friday- top: the last words of Jesus, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday- contemporary worship, 8:30 a.m., Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; traditional worship, 11 a.m. (communion at both services). All are welcome.

Easter Services at Mt. Calvary AME Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, invites everyone to join us for Easter Services on Sunday, April 16. Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m., followed by a continental breakfast. The Morning Worship and Easter Service will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Bar-B-Que chicken dinner at Gethsemane UMC fellowship hall A bar-b-que chicken dinner featuring Emings bar-b-que chicken will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 4-6 .m. at Gethsemane UMC fellowship hall. Lunch will include 1/2 Emings chicken, applesauce, homemade coleslaw, baked beans, roll, desert, and beverage. Advance tickets only, $11. Carry-outs will be available. the dinner is sponsored by the Gethsemane Bible Class. For more information, call 302-629-2862.

Easter services at St. Lukes St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 204 N Front St., Seaford, invites everyone to worship during Holy Week, April 10-16: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Good Friday, 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, 9 a.m. Easter Sunday, 9 a.m. St. Lukes celebrates the Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. each Sunday. Visit St. Lukes in person, online at or on Facebook.

Lenten services at St. Marys Join us for Lenten services at St. Marys Episcopal Church, Bridgeville. April 13, Maundy Thursday - 6 p.m. April 14, Good Friday - 7 p.m. April 15, Holy Saturday - 7 p.m. April 16, Easter Sunday - 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit, our Facebook page at, or call the church office at 337-8981. the Church of God and Saints of Christ building and the pastor is Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell. All Saints Palm Sunday and Holy Week All Saints Epicopal Church, located at 100 N. 10th St. in Delmar, welcomes you to join us for our celebrations of Palm Sunday and Holy Week: April 14- Liturgy for Good Friday followed by the Stations of the Cross, noon and 7 p.m. April 16- Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection, Service of Light and the Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m.

Easter events at Gethsamane UMC Come join us for Holy Week and Easter Worship at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 2701 Woodland Ferry Road (at Reliance) in Seaford. The foliowing events will be as indicated: Holy/Maundy Thursday- April 13, 7 p.m.- Christian Seder Meal Good Friday Service- April 14, 7 p.m. Childrens Easter Egg Hunt and Activities- April 15- 10 a.m.- noon in the Fellowship Hall Easter Sunday Celebrtion (April 16) will begin with a Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Contemporary Prise Worship service will be held at 8:45 a.m. Gethsemane UMC is located six miles west of Seaford on Woodland Ferry Road. For more information, call the church office at 302-629-2862.

Hope Resurrected Easter Drama Experience the hope of the resurrection this Easter at Laurel Wesleyan Church. Join us Good Friday at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided. For kids pre-k through third grade we will have a separate interactive Easter Experience on Easter Sunday only in Faith Factory Childrens wing. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit and Facebook, Laurel Wesleyan Church.

Annual Easter Egg Drop Central Worship Center, 14545 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, will hold their annual Easter Egg Drop on Saturday, April 15. Activities begin at noon and run until 1:45 p.m. Line up for the egg drop is from 1:45 to 2. Eggs will fall from the sky at 2. For more information, call 875-7995.