Church News
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Old Christ Church service
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Laurel, will hold its annual spring service at Old Christ Church on Sunday, May 22. This Holy Eucharist service will be at 10 a.m. The Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector, will be the celebrant. Everyone is welcome. There will not be a service at St. Philip’s on that day.

Treasure Store to open
On Saturday, May 28, at 8 a.m. the doors will open for the Lifeway Church of God’s Treasure Store on Main Street in Greenwood. The store will have children’s clothes and toys, dishes, pictures, appliances, furniture and adult clothing. All items in the store have been donated and proceeds will go toward the operations of the new ministry, Esther House. Lifeway Church (formerly the Bridgeville Church of God) has transformed their unused parsonage into a home for pregnant young women. There is a need in the community to help young pregnant women between the ages of 18 and 19 who become pregnant in a crisis situation. For more information, phone 337-3044. The grand opening will take place at 8 a.m. on May 28.

St. Luke’s Trinity Sunday
The first Sunday after pentecost is the Festival of the Holy Trinity at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford. This is the day the church rejoices in the mystery that God is triune (three-in-one — Father, Son and Holy Spirit). Christians accept this incomprehensible mystery as a fundamental article of faith. The service will be at 10:15 a.m.

Concert at Alliance Church
Tenor Paul Pitts, known as the “Pavorotti of Christian music,” will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church on Sunday, May 29, at 7 p.m. Described as having one of the most beautiful voices in existence today, he has been heard worldwide in almost 5,000 performances on seven continents. The concert is free and open to the public; an offering will be received. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road. For more information, call the church at 629-7693 or visit
Colegrove is youth minister
Ben Colegrove of Seaford will be the Summer 2005 Youth Minister at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford. He grew up in Grace Baptist Church and is in his senior year of study at the University of Delaware to become a history teacher, but has felt the call to go into full-time Christian youth ministry. He and Pastor Homer McKeithan plan to introduce new services and activities to witness to the youth in the community this summer.

Celebration of America
“America the Beautiful” will take place at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel on Friday, May 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. The Olde Time Gospel Singers, King’s Ambassadors and others will perform. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. Kenny Cox, who was working at the Pentagon during the attack on Sept. 11. The Rev. Leon Brunner is the host of the event. All are welcome. Contact the Rev. Brunner at 629-4858.

New Zion block party
The Sunday School of new Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel is sponsoring its second annual “Balling for God” basketball tournament and block party on Saturday, June 11, on Webb Avenue in west Laurel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s block party and tournament are dedicated to the memory of the victims of the April 7 shooting rampage that began in Laurel. There will be games, vendors and community awareness exhibits. The basketball tournament will consist of teams of four. The age brackets are 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18. The cost per team is $8. Trophies will be presented to the winning teams. Entry deadline is Friday, May 20. For tournament information contact Sherita Belle at 877-0987. For vendor information contact Amy Handy at 875-4263. The Rev. Timothy A. Duffield, Sr., is the pastor.

‘Reunion’ at St. Paul’s
The popular southern gospel group, “Reunion,” will be in concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, on Saturday, May 21, at 7 p.m. St. Paul’s is located on Old Stage Road in Laurel, just east of US 13. The program is open to all with no admission, but a free will offering will be taken. For details call 856-6107.

Gospel Music benefit
There will be an afternoon of Gospel Music at the Blades Fire Hall to benefit the Rev. James Carmean on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. A free will offering will be taken to help with his medical expenses. Featured singers include Wayne Gober, comedian/singer, Mary Ann and the Lights of Home, Sounds of Joy, Precious Memories Gospel Band and Don Murray Family. Refreshments will be available.

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