Church News
Thursday, May 6, 2004
National Day of Prayer in Seaford, Bridgeville May 6

The 53rd annual National Day of Prayer will be celebrated in Seaford and Bridgeville: The City of Seaford’s observance will be on Thursday, May 6, from 12:20-12:40 p.m. at the Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation building on Virginia Avenue. The Town of Bridgeville’s observance will be on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeville Historical Society Park, Delaware Avenue and Williams Street. The time is set aside to “pray for the rebirth of America.”

Mothers and others celebrate
The United Methodist Women of New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel are sponsoring the second annual luncheon on Saturday, May 8, at 11 am. This event is for women to celebrate their mothers and others in their lives. The luncheon will be in the church fellowship hall. The guest messenger is Sister Nika Drew-Reid of Union Wesley United Methodist Church in Clarksville where the Rev. Peggy Briggs is her pastor. The host pastor of New Zion United Methodist Church is the Rev. Carol Hopkins. Call Deborah Waller (875-5936) for ticket information. The donation is $5. New Zion is also having a memory/honor tree for women the entire month of May. To purchase an honor/memory placard contact them. The end of the month New Zion will celebrate Annual Women’s Day.

St. Luke’s clergy trip May 9
The Rev. Jeanne Kirby and Vicki Reinsfelder, lay pastoral associate of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford, will join others in the Diocese of Delaware on May 9 for a two-week pilgrimage to the borders of Scotland. They will spend three nights on the Holy Island of Iona and visit several other places for study, prayer and reflection. The Diocese of Argyll and the Isles of the Scottish Episcopal Church is the sister Diocese of Delaware.

Mother-Daughter Luncheon
The second annual Mother-Daughter Luncheon will take place on Saturday, May 8, at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 Bedford St. The cost is $15 a person and is sponsored by the Women of Prospect AME Church. For information on tickets, phone 855-1295.

St. John’s bus trip to see ‘Noah’
St. John’s United Methodist Church is sponsoring a bus trip to “Sight and Sound” in Strausburg, Pa. on Thursday, July 15, leaving from the church parking lot in Seaford at 9 a.m. The cost is $54. The show “Noah” starts at 1 p.m. with dinner at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Ruth Rhoades at 629-9466 or 841-0351.

River of Life hosting evangelist
The River of Life Christian Center in Greenwood will host evangelist Nick Kinn from Brooklyn Park, Minn, at special services June 11 and 12. He will speak on Friday, June 11, at 7 p.m. and have a workshop on Saturday, June 12, from 1-4 p.m. He will lead the worship service on Sunday, June 13, at 11 a.m. The center is located at 17 West Market Street in Greenwood. Phone 349-9420 for more information.

Christ Church Baseball Trip
Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, is sponsoring a trip to see the Phillies play the Atlanta Braves, Friday night, July 9, at 7 p.m. The cost is $35 which includes the cost of a chartered bus. Part of the ticket price goes to support youth ministries on the Delmarva Peninsula and elsewhere. Contact the church office at 875-4233 or Pastor Fred Duncan, to be signed up.

Towne Fair Prayer Breakfast
The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Seaford Historical Society, Seaford Ministerium and Seaford Kiwanis are holding a Prayer Breakfast at the Towne & Country Fair on Saturday, May 22, beginning at 8 a.m. The Prayer Breakfast will be held in a tent on the grounds of the Governor Ross Plantation, North Pine Street Extended, Seaford. A limited number of tickets are available at $10 each. To obtain tickets to the prayer breakfast contact Bryant Richardson at Morning Star Publications, 629-9788, or visit the office of Morning Star Publications at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford.

Harvest Christian auction, sale
Harvest Christian Church is raising money to send a team to Turkey on a mission trip. There will be a silent auction on Friday, May 21, from 7-9 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, May 22. There will be hourly door prizes. Also a yard sale will be on May 22 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fitness class begins
Fitness classes start up again on Monday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 11 at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (sponsored by St. John’s But open to the public). Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9 a.m. only, free child care; and Tuesdays, Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching/hi-lo aerobic class. Try a free one to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call 17 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch 629-7539.

Memorial Day Picnic
Seaford Church of the Nazarene had their second planning session, for an old time Memorial Day picnic. There will be games for all ages, with prizes to the winners. There will be food, music and a hymn sing. The picnic will be on Memorial Day, May 31, at 10 a.m. at the church grounds, located on US 13 south next to the Guide. Rain date is Saturday, June 5.

Prayer Breakfast May 8
Bridgeville Community Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville, will be on Saturday, May 8, at 8 a.m., at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Laws and Market streets. Tickets are $7 per person (or available free from community business table sponsors), multi church, non denominational. Call George Hardesty Jr. at 337-7070 call ralph Scott III at 337-8274.

Chaplains’ Chapel trip
Chaplain’s Chapel is planning a bus trip to Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, May 15, to the American Music Theatre, “The Review ’04.” The $60 cost includes bus, show and dinner at Strasburg Inn. Call Winnie Vincent at 349-4874.

National Day of Prayer
A National Day of Prayer Service will be at the Greenwood Memorial Post #7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, on Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m. The theme is “Let Freedom Ring” and a variety of community leaders will participate in the program. Captain Barry Ball of Dover and Pastor Jim Bongard are featured speakers. An offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to share in this inspirational time of word, music and prayer. The area coordinator for the event is Dr. Michaele S. Russell (349-4220).

Women of Victory Conference
The women at First Baptist, Lighthouse (COGIC), St. Mark’s United Methodist and St. Paul’s A.M.E. Zion churches invite all women (ages 13 and older) to attend their first joint Women of Victory Conference to be held on Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, at the First Baptist Church on the corner of Delaware Avenue and Booth Street, in Salisbury, Md. Registration fees are $50 for individual registrant and $75 for mother and daughter. The Friday evening worship service will begin at 7 o’clock with preaching from the Rev. Lula G. Williams, Missionary supervisor of the Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District, A.M.E. Zion Church. The Saturday agenda will begin at 8 a.m. with Intercessory Prayer and continental breakfast. Lunch will also be served. Workshops will be presented by Queen Esther Snell, Elder Sharon Sampson, Mother Diana Banks, Millicent Williams-Thomas, Mother Lee Van Zandt, and the Rev. Dr. Dennis Proctor.

How to submit items
Send Church Bulletin items to Morning Star Publications at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford, DE 19973

Christian bands needed
Christian Bands are needed for a praise and worship service on Sunday, Sept. 12, to be held during Delmarva Bike Week in Ocean City, Md. Contact Cathy at

Citywide worship at Mt. Olivet
There will be a city-wide worship gathering at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Delaware Strategic Prayer Network in an effort to promote revival and unity throughout the state. Every town will hold a worship meeting before May 22. The blitz will end on that date with a drive-through caravan of praise traveling south to north on U.S. 13, beginning in Delmar and ending in Wilmington. The blitz of revival began after Pastor Chuck Pierce, head of the National Strategic Prayer Network, and Pastor Dutch Sheets, well-known author and speaker, began their 50 state tour of revival last year. Last June, every town in Delaware held a prayer meeting over a three-day period. Pierce and Sheets will end their national revival blitz in Philadelphia this June.

The Singing Disciples
The Singing Disciples of Warshaw and Montross, Va., will be in concert at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, on Sunday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by Sister Olivia Blackwell, 337-7019. A free will offering will be taken. The Rev. Purnell A. Moody is the pastor.

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