American Sunday set
On Sunday, April 30, Mt Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street,
Seaford, will celebrate Native American Awareness Sunday at its 8:30
and 11 a.m. worship services. Boe Harris, who is both Chippewa and
Dakota, serves on the Commission on Native Awareness Missions and
is a frequent interpreter of how Native American spirituality embraced
Christianity, will speak.
An offering will help sponsor scholarships for native American students
attending schools of theology approved by the United Methodist Church.
Other funds are designated for certain Urban Area Ministries for Native
American youth and children and are also used to educate those churches
that are unaware of the presence of native peoples in our area.
Mount Olivet Church is accessible to the handicapped and professional
nursery care is provided. For details, call 629-4458.
Vestry installation held
The Rev. Jeanne Wise Kirby, rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church,
Seaford, recently officiated at the installation of the wardens and
vestry of the parish.
Noel Sizemore serves as senior warden and Herb Quick as junior warden
and liaison of the property committee.
New vestry members include Chuck Barton, publicity/pictorial record;
Jimmy Pentoney, front door ministry and cemetery; Faith Torbert, choir
and registrar; Sue Short, altar guild/fellowship and hospitality.
The new vestry members join continuing members Sarah Quick, fellowship
and hospitality; Janet Jones, outreach; Jane Watson, shepherds, lay
worship ministry and ECW; Randy Pentoney, Seaford Mission and youth;
Pam Lamb, Christian education; Kate Widdowson, stewardship.
John Watson, treasurer at St. Luke's, is also the office liaison to
Dawn Layton directed the young people from the children's chapel choir
as they presented, "Alleluia, He Is Risen" at the worship service
on Easter morning.
At 9 a.m. on Friday, April 28, a planting party will be held at the
church. Participants are asked to bring knife, trowel and garden gloves.
May 7, parishioners are reminded to bring appropriate birthday gifts
for residents of the Stockley Center who have May special days. May
7 also will be the Spring Ingathering day for the United Thank Offering.
Each of these projects is sponsored annually by the Episcopal Church
Women of the parish.
Live Maine lobsters coming
St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Georgetown is taking a shipment of
live lobsters from Maine to support two out-reach programs - "Meals
on Wheels-Delaware," a program which feeds senior shut-ins, and "The
Way Home," a program which helps released prisoners find their way
back into society. Lobsters are between 1.4 and 1.5 pounds and cost
$10 each. To order, call the "lobster line" at 855-9522. The shipment
arrives on May 6.
Flower fair at Gethsemane
Gethsemane United Methodist Church will have a flower fair Saturday,
May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (rain or shine). Available will be Mother's
Day gifts and garden items such as hanging baskets, bedding plants,
geraniums, etc. Lunch will be available along with homemade ice cream
and baked goods. Proceeds will benefit the church's building fund.
Gethsemane is located 4 miles west of Seaford at the corner of Delaware
20 and Woodland Road, near Reliance, Md. For more information call
Hymn sing set for May 7
Galestown United Methodist Church will host a spring hymn sing Sunday,
May 7, at 2 p.m. Heather Moiner will be one of the singers.
BSSP to attend service
The Bible School for Special people (BSSP) class at Christ Lutheran
Church, Seaford, will attend the worship service Sunday, May 7, at
11 a.m. The BSSP class has more than 40 students who are involved
in weekly Bible study. There will be reception following the worship
service in the fellowship hall of the church.