Church News
Thursday, March 22, 2007
'Greater Love' at Seaford Nazarene
Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m., the Seaford Church of the Nazarene at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13 next to the Guide) is hosting the "Greater Love Quartet" in concert. All are welcome to join us in worship and celebration as we experience the ministry of this wonderful southern gospel quartet. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. For more information call 302-629-3929 or 302-381-6514.

Country gospel concert at St. John's
St. John's Church presents a country gospel concert on Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m. The concert will be in the church sanctuary on Pine and Poplar streets in Seaford. Jerry Jones and Tony Crowe will headline with The King's Ambassadors and Billy Lemon also appearing. A brief healing service will follow and a free-will offering will be taken to benefit missions. For more information, call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789.

Concord UMC Gospel Concert
Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Seaford, will have a Gospel Concert, March 25, 7 p.m. Join us for a night with gifted singers, featuring "The Lights of Home," JR Mayle and Tony Crow of Kenton, Ohio. If you need directions call Ray Kern @ 302-629-4535

Christ in the Passover
On March 25, Centenary UMC, corner of Poplar & Market St., Laurel, will host Jews for Jesus who will present "Christ in the Passover". The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the presenter will explain what the Jewish Passover and Jesus' Last Supper had in common. You'll gain wonderful insights on how the pieces of God's plan of salvation fit together, and you'll remember this visual display of the Passover pageantry for years to come.

Easter Musical
The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present an Easter musical, "The Borrowed Tomb," on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.. and Sunday, April 1, at 7 p.m. The public is invited; the event is free. The story revolves around Joseph of Arimathea (played by R.C. Willin) and Nicodemus (played by Richard Trice) as they struggle with loyalty before and during the crucifixion of Jesus. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford, 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit

Cup of Joy Coffeehouse April 27
Friday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. Coffee, music, and connection with Christian people is available, at the Seaford Church of the Nazarene. There will be an Open Mick from 7-9 p.m. Unplugged instruments (aka acoustical) only. Seaford Church of the Nazarene is located at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13S next to the Guide). For more information call 302-629-3929 or 302-381-6514.

Teens fast for World Vision's famine
Christ United Methodist teens will participate in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine - getting a real taste of hunger to help feed and care for children living in extreme poverty around the world. They join approximately half a million teens nationwide aiming to raise $12 million this year to fight world hunger. The fast will take place on Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24. Donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church with 30-hour famine on the memo line. Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956.

Our Lady of Loudes Parish in Seaford presents 'Shua,' a one actor play. It tells the story of Jesus (Yeshua) from the point of view of a childhood friend. The re-telling of the story of our Salvation has a power to move us if we open our eyes and ears and hearts. We invite you to begin your Holy Week with this inspiring presentation. The event will take place in the Parish hall at 4 p.m. on April 1. A free will offering will be taken to defray the cost.

Community Worship Service
"Are you looking for an opportunity to break out of your small circle? Wondering what type of people go to those "other churches"? We'd like to invite everyone to come to a community-wide worship service at Cannon Mennonite Church this Saturday evening, March 24th at 7 pm. We're hoping this will be a chance for the churches of our community to come together, united in prayer and praise and worship to our Creator. Our church is located on Rt. 18 West between Bridgeville and Seaford. If you have any questions, contact Shawn Yoder at (302)381-1219."

Praise Choir Anniversary
"It's All About the Praise," Atmosphere of Praise Choir Anniversary, Saturday, March 24, at 6 p.m., featuring: "Bethel Senior Choir", "Cannon Family Choir," "Faithful Ones" and "Mt. Calvary Ensemble." The anniversary continues on Sunday, March 25, at 3:30 p.m., featuring: Booker Street Church of God Mass Choir, Faith Gospel Choir, and Sussex County Community Singers. Free will offering. For more info, contact (302) 337-8198. Bro. Ralph "Butch" Lee, choir president, the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins, Sr., Pastor.

Praise Service
The Prayer Ministry of River of Life Christian Center is sponsoring a Praise Service on Saturday, March 31st at 6:30 p.m. featuring various soloists, praise teams and dancers from area churches. Join us as we fellowship together in the Spirit at River of Life Christian Center, 17 West Market Street, Greenwood. For more information, call 302-349-9420.

Reunion at St. Paul's UMC March 25
One of the most popular singing groups in the area "Reunion" will be at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church on March 25 at 7 p.m. Reunion has the gift of making the evening enjoyable and inspirational for all ages. The church is located on Old Stage Road just east of US 13 in Laurel. For more information or directions please call Pastor Don at 302-856-6107 or 875-7900 and press #3. Don Murray and friends will begin singing at 6:30 p.m.. Good Friday Services April 6 The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces a Community Good Friday service will be held on April 6, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Presbyterian Church located in Seaford on Rt. 13A between the Army Reserve building and Woodland Mills Apartments. Pastors from area churches will be bringing a combined message based on the last Seven Sayings of Christ from the cross. Call the Rev. Drew Christian for more information, 629-2862.

Laurel Wesleyan Church Easter story
Watch the Easter Story unfold before your eyes as Laurel Wesleyan Church presents "More Than Just A Man." Experience the sounds and sights of Easter in this unique dramatic musical performance on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 8, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Messiah's Vineyard Church
Dr. Carl G. Vincent would like to announce services leading up to Easter: Easter Cantata - Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m. Healing and Miracle Services with Pastor Billy Burke - Sunday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Seaford Lenten Services
Rev. Drew Christian announces Seaford Lenten services have begun. Services will be at noon at rotating designated churches and will be followed by a light lunch. The schedule is as follows: 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. March 29 - Victory in Grace Tabernacle, 11528 Commercial Lane, Hickman Park, Laurel. The service begin at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be 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 6, beginning at 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, call Pastor Fred Duncan, at 875-3398.

Homemade Easter Eggs
Christ Lutheran Church is selling their Homemade Easter Eggs: Peanut Butter, Butter Cream, Coconut Cream, now through March 28. First ever and still the best on the shore, $3 each. Call 629-9755.

Delaware Pro-Life convention
The Delaware Pro-Life Coalition will hold its 20th annual convention on Saturday, March 31, at the Holiday Inn Select in Claymont. This day-long event includes five nationally-renowned speakers. The costs for the event are as follows: $45 for learning sessions only; $35 for banquet only; and $70 for learning sessions and banquet. For further information or registration call Joanne Laird at 302-479-5613 or visit www.delawarepro

Trinity UMC 'Full Throttle'
"Full Throttle," Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m., 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.

All Saints Lenten services
All Saints Episcopal Church, Delmar, 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.

Centenary Church Gospel Cafe
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music evening each Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Wiley are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. March guest singers are: Mar. 24 - "Voices of Harmony," "Living Lights," Fred Brock, Gary Holloway, Randy Lee. Mar. 31 - Jim Perry, Sierra Spicer, Galen and Jillian Queen. Every week Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Wiley at 875-5539.

Christ Lutheran Lenten
Christ Lutheran Church is observing the Lenten season with special Wednesday evening services. All services begin at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the services now through March 28, there will be covered dish dinners at 6:30 p.m.