Church News
Thursday, March 10, 2005
Seaford Ministerium Services
The Seaford Ministerium announces the following Lenten service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at St. John’s United Methodist Church. The preacher will be Charles Whaley of the Seaford Mission. The service is at noon to be followed by a light lunch. Persons of all religious affiliations are invited to attend. A Good Friday service will be March 25 at 7 p.m., at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church on the last seven sayings of Christ. Preaching will be pastors from Concord United Methodist Church, Seaford Church of the Nazarene, the Atlanta Road Alliance Missionary Church, Seaford Presbyterian Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. For details call the Rev. Drew Christian, president of the Seaford Ministerium, at 629-2862.

Laurel Wesleyan Musical
Laurel Wesleyan Church will be presenting the Easter Musical “Friend of a Wounded Heart” on Friday, March 25, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 27, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. This musical features choir, instrumental, and solo music along with multimedia, dance, and drama about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located a half-mile north of Laurel on US 13A. Nursery care will be provided during each performance. For questions, call the office at 875-5380.

Laurel Baptist revival
Laurel Baptist Church is having a revival with the Rev. Eben Gourley of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary of Fort Worth, March 13-16, at 7 p.m. Call Rev. Steven Booth at 875-7998.

St. Luke’s Bible study
Beginning Friday, March 11, a Bible Study will begin at the home of Aileen and Bill Watkins beginning at 7 p.m. This study will begin with a three-week video study on the Gospel of John. For details contact the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church office. Continuing Wednesdays in Lent is Holy Eucharist with a Healing Service at 7 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross.

The Ninety & Nine dinner
The Ninety & Nine will have its quarterly dinner meeting at the Seaford Golf and Country Club in Seaford on Monday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety & Nine is a ministry formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. There are no membership dues. The special guests for the event will be Stephanie Davis and Tammy Witske, who attend St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Hebron, Md. They lead the Praise and Worship team at their church, along with Stephanie’s husband, Tom, and two of their four children. The Davises live in Hebron. Witske lives with her husband, Scott, and their two children in Laurel. As a part of their program, Stephanie Davis will talk about her adoption at birth. Reservations are necessary. The deadline is March 11. For details call Joyce Thomas at 629-2248.

Galestown UMC Yard sale
Galestown United Methodist Church will have a yard sale on Saturday, March 26, starting at 7 a.m. There will be a variety of breakfast foods, and at 11 a.m. oyster sandwiches, and homemade vegetable beef soup (take outs will be available). Call 410-883-2149 for directions.

Church of God Easter musical
The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy will present the Easter musical drama production, “The Nails That Set Me Free.” Directed and produced by three-time National Crystal Communicator Award winners Ron, Deb and Wendy Craig, the production will premier March 24, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. with free admission. The drama will feature full-set design, special effects, full costumes, lighting, singing and choreography. The host pastor of the church is Bishop Michael Phillips. The church is located on US 13, three miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line. An Easter basket will be given away each night. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seats are limited. For more information, call 875-7824.
Student weekend
The Eastern Shore Master’s Commission is having its annual Perspective Student Weekend on March 11-13 at the Dagsboro Church of God. This is for juniors, seniors and graduates. The cost is $30 for the weekend. For more information call 732-0995.

Nazarene visitors
On Sunday, March 13, at 4 p.m., Bishop J.J. Green and his congregation from Soul Outreach Christian Center in Cambridge, Md., will be at the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., in Hurlock, Md. On Sunday, March 20, at 4 p.m., Pastor Willie Jackson and his congregation from Princess Anne, Md. will be there. The public is welcome. For information call the church at 1-410-943-0900.

Musical drama, ‘Peter’
Greenwood and Todd’s Chapel United Methodist Church will present Jim Hughes, an evangelist, as he performs a Christian musical drama, “Peter” on Sunday, March 13. He has been in the ministry for more than 30 years, sharing the gospel through preaching, music and drama. Hughes will perform this special ministry in Greenwood at Todd’s Chapel United Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. and at Greenwood United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. A love offering will be taken at the services. For more information, call 349-4047.

Bible study Wednesdays
Bible study at River of Life Christian Center, 17 W. Market St., Greenwood, at 7:30 p.m., on Wednesdays. For information on other activities, call 349-9420.

Take My Hand Ministry
The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, will meet on the third Wednesday of every month in 2005. On March 16, from 2–4 p.m., Pastor Sadie Brunson of Wilmington will be the guest speaker. Tea Room activities include refreshments, teaching, and ministry by anointed and gifted women from across Delmarva. A free will offering is taken for the guest speaker. Ministry is offered in an intimate setting for approximately 20-25 women. Women who are interested in attending the Tea Room gathering may contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220 or visit the website at The ministry is located at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood.

Itzel family in concert
Singers and songwriters Bill and Karen Itzel and their family will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford on Sunday, March 20, at 7 p.m. They have performed in more than 2,000 concerts and written and recorded over 100 songs, and travel with their children, Jessica, Ryan and Shannon, ministering at over 120 events a year. The concert will feature songs from their latest recording, “It Takes a Family.” Bill Itzel formerly sang with the Speer family, has appeared on the Bill Gaither “Homecoming” Videos, and his #1 song, “He’s Still in the Fire,” was nominated for a Grammy and Dove Award. This concert is open to the public without charge. An offering will be received. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road, For further information, call 629-7693, or go to

Sunrise Service
The Laurel Baptist Church will have an Easter Sunrise Service on church grounds, beginning at 6 a.m. on March 27, with a breakfast to follow. For further information, call, Rev. Steven Booth, at 875-7998.

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