Church News
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Homemade Easter eggs
Homemade Easter eggs by Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley Street, Seaford. First ever, still the best on the shore. Peanut butter, butter cream and coconut cream. Please order by March 16. Pick up March 19. Cost is $3 each. To order please call 629-9751 or 629-9755.

Gethsamane concert
Willie Blake Davis, a local gospel rock singer is scheduled to be in concert on Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The award winning vocalist is presented by Ed Shockley and Gethsemane United Methodist Church to promote his original compositions from his new fall album including: "My Way Home" & "He Stands." Passionate, soulful, and full sounding would describe the vocal talent of Willie Blake Davis. Come to Gethsemane United Methodist Church, located five miles west of Seaford, Stein Highway & Woodland Ferry Road and share what proves to be a passionate vocal journey with Willie Blake Davis in concert.

Living Easter
Conley's United Methodist Church in Angola will present its inaugural Living Easter. Four Bible stories will be portrayed including events surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus. The Pageant takes place on March 14, 15, and 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free. Conley's Church will also have a choir concert on Thursday night, March 20 at 5 and 7 p.m. Their Good Friday worship service on March 21 will be from noon to 3 p.m. On March 23, the Easter Sunrise service will take place at the empty tomb of the Living Easter. Regular Easter Sunday services will be at the church at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Living Easter is located at 33104 Jolyns Way off Camp Arrowhead Road, a half-mile from Peddler's Village shopping center on Rt. 24. Follow the signs from Route 24. Conley's Church is located at 22150 Robinsonville Road, one-half mile from the Angola traffic light on Rt. 24. The Angola traffic light is five miles west of Rt. 1 and three and a half miles east of Long Neck Road. The church's phone number is 945-1881.

Youth conference
Metro-Maryland Youth For Christ invites high school students and their youth leaders to head down to the ocean with 4,000 other teens for Youth For Christ's Impact 2008: Roadtrip Youth Conference, March 28-30, at the Ocean City Convention Center in Ocean City, Md. Impact 2008 is $80 per person and does not include hotel accommodations. For more information, call 877-896-3802, or visit

Revival services
Revival Services are scheduled for March 16-19 at Laurel Baptist Church, beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is located on the west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314. Got life questions? Laurel Wesleyan Church invites you to a comical life changing play "A Rock & A Hard Place." Join us Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m., or Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. and find out the answer to life. Light refreshments and nursery will be provided. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13. Admission is free. For more information call 875-5380.

Easter Musical
The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present an Easter musical entitled "Known by the Scars: By His Stripes We are Healed" on Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, at 11 a.m. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road in Seaford, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Highway (Rt. 20). For more information, contact the church at 629-5600. This event is free!

'Make a Joyful Noise'
The Second Generation Community Chorus (SGCC) of Federalsburg, Md., will be at Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, on Saturday, March 29, at 6:30 p.m., to make a Joyful Noise unto The Lord. Sponsored by Sister Peggy Trott. Call 856-9097 or 856-3404, for more information.

Indoor yard sale benefit
Bethel United Methodist Church is now accepting reservations for tables at an indoor yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Crafters and those who would like to sell items may rent tables for $20 per table. The yard sale is a benefit for the Johnson family of Harbeson, that lost their home to a fire. In addition to the parents, there are four children, a newborn, 3-year-old, 18-year-old and 19-year-old. The church is trying to help the family with expenses. Donations of items to be sold at the indoor yard sale may be dropped off at the church Friday, April 11. To make a tax-deductible donation, write a check to Bethel U.M. Church, and write "James Johnson/Jean Eley family" in the memo line to Bethel U.M. Church, Fourth and Market streets., Lewes, DE 19958. To reserve a table, call Tonya at 542-2386.

Gospel Cafe March events
Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will hold its Gospel Cafe every Saturday night at 6 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry. Live Christian Music, fellowship, refreshments. Guest singers for March are: March 15 - Don White, Amanda Jones, Bill Primrose, Cassandra Abbott; March 22 - Ray-N-Trevor Marine, Kaila Cluscas (nine year old), Alexis Hudson, and Revived; March 29 - Lights of Home. Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983, after 8 a.m., or call Bruce and Nancy Willey, 875-5539.

Latin mass
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on March 16. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781

'Gospel Explosion'
The generation of praise of All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will be sponsoring their second annual "Gospel Explosion" on March 29, at 6 p.m., held at the Citadel of Hope Deliverance Ministries (former Cathedral of Faith) in Concord. There will be many guest choirs, soloist, praise dancers and much more. For more information contact 875-7772 or email us The host Pastors are Randy and Lorrie Jones.

Centenary UMC Holy Week
Palm Sunday, March 16, our Sunday School will process the Palms from The Bank of Delmarva to Centenary just before the 11 a.m. worship hour. Come cheer them as they process. Maundy Thursday, March 20, Centenary United Methodist Church will be having a Last Supper Service at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Easter Sunday, March 23, at 11 a.m., Centenary United Methodist Church will present "Upper Room Reflections"- a combination of drama, music and power point, written and produced by our own members. Come join us as we celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord.

Community Easter Services
Friday, March 21, 7 p.m., there will be a community Good Friday service held at Centenary United Methodist Church sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association. The theme will be "The Seven Last Words." Sunday, March 23, there will be a community Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., held in Janosik Park sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association. The Rev. John Van Tine will officiate.

St Luke's Holy Week/Easter
St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford Holy Week and Easter schedule begins on Palm Sunday, The Sunday of the Passion, on March 16, at 9 a.m. with the Liturgy of the Palms and continuing with the reading of the Passion Gospel and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. During Holy Week, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated each evening at 7 p.m. at Saint Luke's the Maundy Thursday Liturgy ends Lent and begins the Ancient Triduum, "three Sacred Days," The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The Maundy Thursday Liturgy represents the Last Supper and recalls Jesus' Institution of the Holy Eucharist. The Blessed Sacrament is to be carried to the Altar of Repose where the Vigil of Watchful Prayer ("Could you not watch one hour with me?") is maintained, and reserved for Good Friday. Preceding the service, Parishioners will gather in the Parish Hall at 6 p.m. to share a light covered dish supper. On Good Friday, the Liturgy begins at noon, and includes the reading of the Passion from John's Gospel, the Adoration of the Cross, and Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. At 7 p.m., Stations of the Cross, at St. Luke's with the Seaford Ministerium and the community. On Holy Saturday morning, the brief liturgy of Christ in the Tomb will be observed at 10 a.m. The Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Day, March 23, will be held at 9 a.m. This Eucharist is resplendent with flowers, special musical selections, and alleluias.

Mary & Martha Tea Room
The Mary & Martha Tea Room will meet at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood, on Wednesday, March 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Sarah Stephens of Community Christian Church in Felton. A light lunch will be served, an inspirational message given, and time for ministry will be featured. A free will offering will be taken for the speaker. The women of the Mary & Martha Tea Room are collecting patriotic books for students K-12. Biographies, history, historical novels are appreciated. Bring a book if possible. For more information contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.

Easter weekend revival
Services will be held at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy on Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road, March 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and March 23 at 11 a.m. with Lawrence & Linda Jackson from Lizella, Georgia. The Jacksons have served in various ministries throughout Washington, Tennessee, Wyoming & Georgia. Lawrence has served as senior pastor, served in the military for the past 22 years and is currently serving as superintendent of operations for the Church's Youth & Retreat Center for the state of Georgia. His wife, Linda, is an evangelist & missionary. She is the founder of Fair Havens International Ministries and the co-founder of Co-Missions International. She has traveled to Europe, Jamaica, Peru, Brazil and Paraguay, where she helped in starting an orphanage. Everyone is welcome. Host Pastor is Michael Phillips.

Gospel concert
A special concert celebrating the 14th anniversary of the "Heavenly Sons of Joy" will feature various groups. The concert will be held on March 22 at 5 p.m., at the Refuge Temple Church of God in the Rev. Hattie Stanley dream Center, 800 Robbins St., Cambridge, Md. There will be a free-will offering, and all are invited. For more information call (410) 228-0677, or (410) 228-7094.

Rock Church Easter service
Come join us for "An Easter Blessing." Special singing and praise on Easter Sunday, at Rock Church, Laurel Highway, Laurel, at 10:30 a.m.

Gospel Concert fund raiser
The Seaford Christian Academy Class of 2011 is presenting a gospel concert fundraiser on Saturday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in the Seaford Christian Academy Gymnasium, Seaford. The Down East Boys Gospel Quartet will be performing. They were the featured group on the cover of the Singing News, January edition, and their newest single, "Justified by the blood of the lamb," ranked #1 on the radioactive airplay chart the week of Feb. 19, 2008. The SCA Class of 2011 is raising funds for their senior class trip, and plan to give 10 percent of their profits to a non-profit ministry or community program. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $12.50 from members of the Class of 2011, or by calling Seaford Christian Academy 629-7161, or for $15 at the door. The SCA Class of 2011 is very excited to have the opportunity to reach out to our community through the venue of hosting a gospel concert, and look forward to raising funds to finance their senior class trip. Everyone is invited for a night of uplifting Christian music and fellowship. Persons or businesses interested in advertising in the concert program should visit the webpage for information www. concert.html.

Mission of Hope expansion
The board of directors of the Mission of Hope in Seaford has created a new position for a director of philanthropy. They have appointed Paul Alexander to fill the new role. Paul was the Administrator prior to this appointment. The Board has selected Chaplain Michael Headley to become the Mission Administrator. Chaplain Headley's past experiences include some of the difficulties that afflict Mission residents. With the help of Prison Fellowship Ministries, he found Jesus, and with God's help he overcame those problems. He went on to earn Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity degrees. He has served as a pastor, a chaplain, a missionary and an evangelist. The Mission appreciates the help and support of the local churches and the community during this time of transition. We wish Paul Alexander well in his new role, and welcome Chaplain Headley to the Mission family. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness in order to return these men to a productive life in the community. Please contact the Mission at 302-629-2559, or you can e-mail the Mission at, or write to Mission of Hope, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. Visit the Mission on the web at As always, the Mission of Hope appreciates all financial help, vehicle donations, and especially your prayers.

Gospel concert
Trinity United Methodist in Laurel, near Trap Pond will be sponsoring a Gospel Concert Friday, May 2. Join us for a wonderful night of Gospel Music featuring the inspirational sounds of "All For Him," Phil Davis, Jerry Jones and the O'Day Family. Food will be available for purchase and a love offering will be taken. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 6:30. For more information, call 875-7715 or 875-4741.