Church News
Thursday, December 21, 2006
St. Luke's Christmas Eve Festival
On Sunday, Dec. 24, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford will usher in the Christmas season with a Christmas Eve Festival Choral Eucharist. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in the church, which will be decorated with evergreens, poinsettias and candles. Guest organist Mary Ann Torkelson, will provide special music and will accompany soloist Caitlin Wasson. Trumpeter will be Bob Lewis. The service concludes with Silent Night sung in the darkened church, which will be illuminated by tiny candles held by each in the congregation. The public is invited to share in this special service in celebration of the coming of Christ. A quiet service of Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Christmas Day. St. Luke's website may be accessed at for information regarding services, church news, and special events.
Watch Night December 31
"Watch Night" a Formal Celebration; Together for the first time ever - The Dynamic Duo of Pastors Peggy Briggs of The Seaford Charge - Mount Hope and John Wesley of Seaford, and Terrance Briggs of AGAPE' Love Ministries International of Federalsburg, Md. will celebrate the going out of 2006 and

  • Can't pay my bills;
  • Tired of bad relationships;
  • Not having a job or a good job;
  • Depression.
Join us in bringing in 2007 the Year of Completion and more than enough-
  • Bills paid on time;
  • Good relationships;
  • Great jobs;
  • A sound mind;
  • The sky is the limit.
Pastors Peggy and Terrance Briggs will bring a full sermon for this gathering. So come and be blessed with the Word, good food, fellowship, and dancing unto the Lord. Starting promptly at 9 p.m. ABC Childcare Development Center, 3349 Laurel Grove Road, Federalsburg, Md., Dec. 31, 2006.

St. Phillip's special services
On Sunday, Dec. 24, Advent IV, St. Philip's services will be regular Holy Eucharist Service at 9:30 a.m. Fr. Larry Miller is the celebrant. There will not be any Church School on Dec. 24. Christmas Eve Service will begin at 8:30 p.m. with Holy Eucharist. Fr. Doug Culton will be the celebrant. A Choral Presentation will begin at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. On Sunday, Dec. 31, will be Lessons and Carols at 9:30 a.m. There will not be any Church School.

Gospel Café Saturday nights
Centenary United Methodist church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold its Gospel Café every Saturday night, at 6 p.m. Featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry, live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. I Wish You Jesus" Christmas cantata. On Dec. 23, Hannah Smith, Good News Tour, Jerry Jones, C. Bud Scott, Sierra Spicer, Tull family and many more joins us for the first annual Gospel Café Country Christmas. Dec. 30, New Year's Eve party, featuring Cassandra Abbott. Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. Come as you are. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983 between 8 a.m. and noon, or Bruce Willey at 875-5539. Psalm: 150 "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord."

St Luke's Church brotherhood
A Brotherhood of St. Andrew Chapter is being organized at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford. This is the oldest ministry for men of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. Their goal is to promote evangelism and to draw men to Jesus Christ. St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and has ties to the Episcopal Church in America through the consecration of America's first Episcopal bishop, Samuel Seabury in Scotland in 1784, the first Episcopal bishop outside of the British Isles. The Seaford Chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew is being organized by Herb Quick, Jim Crescenzo, and Joe Coladonato and is open to all men in the area. For more information contact Joe Coladonato at 629-5597.

Union United Methodist Church
Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville (2 North Laws St.) announces its Christmas Eve service. On Dec. 24, Holy Communion will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

All Saints Episcopal Church
At the annual meeting that was recently held, the congregation of all Saints voted to go to a year-round 10 a.m. service. The December special services will be Dec. 24, 10 a.m.; Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. There will be a 10 a.m. service on Christmas Day. Lessons and Carols followed by a parish luncheon will be offered on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 10 a.m. Father Custer Ruley of Seaford is the priest at All Saints. Any questions Fr. Ruley, Jr., 810 Lantana Drive, Seaford, DE 19973; phone 629-2817; or Ann Jones, 846-2128.

Christmas Cantata at Mt. Olivet
Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street, Seaford, will have one morning worship service only at 10 on Sunday, Dec. 24. There will be no Sunday School that day. At 6:30 p.m. there will be Family Worship Time and at 9 p.m. there will be a service of Holy Communion and Candlelight Service. On Sunday, Dec. 31, at 8:30 and 11 a.m., the Gospel Group "Good News Tour" will sing at both services. All are welcome.

Christmas Cantata schedule
Christmas Cantata, "He's Still the King of Kings," at the Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 N., Seaford, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

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