Church News
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Seaford Lenten Services
Rev. Drew Christian, president, Greater Seaford Ministerium announces Seaford Lenten services, sponsored by the Greater Seaford Ministerium, will begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 21. Services will begin at noon at rotating designated churches and will be followed by a light lunch. The schedule and pastors bringing a short message is as follows:
Feb. 21 - Grace Baptist Church, the Rev. Drew Christian;
Feb. 28 - Gethsemane U.M. Church, Father John McKenna;
March 7 - Atlanta Road Alliance Church, the Rev. Homer McKeithan;
March 14 - Mt. Olivet U.M. Church, the Rev. Peggy Briggs;
March 21 - St. John's U.M. Church, the Rev. Andy Kerr;
March 28 - Our Lady of Lourdes, the Rev. Carlton Cannon.

Laurel Lenten Services
The Laurel Ministerial Association will be holding special mid-week services during the season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 21. March 1, Centenary UMC, 200 West Market St., Laurel;
March 15, Mt. Pleasant UMC, Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Laurel;
March 29, Victory in Grace Tabernacle, 11528 Commercial Lane, Hickman Park, Laurel.
All services begin at 7 p.m.
In addition, there will be special services sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association during Holy Week, April 2-8. An ecumenical Good Friday service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Friday, April 6th, 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, the community is invited to Janosik Park, Laureltowne, for a Son-Rise service at 6:30 a.m.
For more information about any of the above Lenten services, please call Pastor Fred Duncan, at 875-3398.

Christ Lutheran Shrove Tuesday
Christ Lutheran Church's Youth Group is sponsoring a pancake supper Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 20. "Shrove" is the past tense of the old English verb "to shrive," which means to make or hear confession of sins. On Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, many Christians make a special point of examining themselves and confessing sins. Shrove Tuesday is also called Fat Tuesday because on that day thrifty housewives would try to use up the fats, eggs, sugar and other foods forbidden during Lenten fasts. Shrove cakes, or pancakes, were introduced when people combined the ingredients they were trying to clean out of their cupboards. Christ Lutheran Church will observe the Lenten season with special Wednesday evening services. The Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 21 includes Holy Communion and imposition of ashes. All services begin at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the services on Feb. 28 through March 28, there will be covered dish dinners at 6:30 p.m. The Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, which includes scrapple and sausage, will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Call the church office at 629-3975 to make reservations. Adults $5, children (ages 3-12) $3, and families $15.

Glyconutritional Education
Glyconutritional Education meeting on Thursday, Feb. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford, room 14 of the educational building. A short video, life experiences and question and answer time.

Making Marriage Work
Christian Church of Seaford is presenting Drs. Les and Leslie Parrot in their six-lesson video services, "Making marriage Work." Drs. Les and Lelise Parrot are co-directors of the Center of Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University, a groundbreaking program dedicated to teaching the basics of Christian relationships. Les is a professor of clinical psychology at SPU and Leslie is a marriage and family therapist at SPU. They are co-authors of award-winning books including "Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts," "Becoming Soul Mates" and "When Bad Things Happen To Good Marriages." They have been featured shows such as Oprah and Focus on the Family. Enjoy the informal atmosphere at 5 p.m. on Sundays as they explore the myths, the pressure, and the conflicts of how to make a marriage work. The Seaford Christian Church is on Rt. 13 North across from the Harley-Davidson For more information call 629-6298.

Trinity UMC 'Full Throttle'
"Full Throttle," Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 17 through April 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church Rec Building. Each week will feature a band or group, skits, movie clips from "The Passion of the Christ," snacks, and fellowship. Bands include groups such as "Proof of Love," "Rapper" "Tru Christian," "Garden Praise Band," "Ground Zero Master's Commission," Tim Ewing (AngelFire), and Mason Summers. For more information, call Pastor Tina Whaley at 841-7589.

Latin Mass
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Feb. 18. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. Call 302-674-5781.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church
The 172nd annual Parish Meeting of St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be held on Sunday, Feb. 18, after the 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist worship service. The four nominees for this year's vestry are Gene Grantz, Edie Irwin, Amy Larsen, and Steve Matthews. Rounding out this year's vestry are Herb Quick, Janet Hubbard, Deanne Fonda, Sarah Quick, and Noel Sizemore. On Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper will be served at St. Luke's Parish Hall, which is located at the corner of King and North streets in Seaford. The public is invited to attend. A free will offering will be accepted. On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 21 there will be a Service of Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes at 10:30 a.m. at the Manor House on Middleford Road in Seaford, and at 7 p.m. at St. Luke's Church on Front Street. St. Luke's is a liturgically based Episcopal Church and newcomers and visitors are welcome.

All Saints Lenten services
All Saints Episcopal Church will have Shrove-Tuesday supper, Feb. 20, Pancakes and fixin's served in the parish hall from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m. All are most welcome. Adults $4, children $2, families $10. The church is located at the corner of Grove and 10th streets, Delmar. On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 21 - Liturgy with imposition of ashes at noon and 7 p.m. Wednesdays of Lent: Litany at 6:15 p.m., followed by nourishing soup dinner and a short informal program. Everyone can bring a friend and enjoy the fellowship. Palm and Passion Sunday, April 1 - The 10 a.m. service will begin in the parish hall with the traditional blessing and distribution of palms. The service will continue in the church with the reading of our Lord's Passion concluding with Eucharist. Maundy Thursday, April 5 - Service begins at 7 p.m. and will conclude with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday. Good Friday Service, April 6 - Noon and 7 p.m. The full penitential service will be offered. The Prayer Book service with the stations will last approximately one hour. Easter Sunday, of the Resurrection, April 8. The 10 a.m. service will be a joy-filled celebration of Resurrection with beloved hymns and communion for all baptized persons.

Southern Gospel Singing
St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel will be featuring the popular Southern Gospel Singing Group "Revived" on Sunday, Feb. 25. This dedicated singing group has performed in many area concerts. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is located on Old Stage Road, just east of US 13. For more information or directions call,875-7900 and press #3 or Pastor Don at 856-6107. Don Murray and friends will begin singing at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.