Church News
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Bill & Karen Itzel in Concert Singers/songwriters Bill & Karen Itzel will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford, on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Formerly a member of the Speers, Bill was featured on two radio singles: "Saved to the Uttermost" and "He's Still in the Fire," both of which soared to the No. 1 spot on the Singing News, Cash Box, and Gospel Voice charts, leading to two Dove and two Grammy award nominations. In 1990, Bill resigned from the Speers and began his own family ministry. This event is free. A love offering will be taken, and Bill and Karen Itzel's CD's and other products will be available. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, approximately 1-1/2 miles north of Stein Hwy (Rt. 20). For more information, please call the church at 629-5600 or visit www.atlantaroadcma.or.

Trinity UM Gospel concert Trinity United Methodist in Laurel, near Trap Pond will be sponsoring a Gospel Concert Friday, May 2. Join us for a 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.

St. John's multicultural services Siempre Verde, a multicultural, bilingual service is being led by Pastor Luis Almandoz on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at St. John's United Methodist Church at Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. Praise music, powerful preaching and a small meal unite this fellowship of persons of both Hispanic and Anglo origins. Alberto Mendez leads worship on the keyboard.

'Sounds of Joy' in concert 'Sounds of Joy' will be performing on April 20 at 6 p.m at Blackwater Fellowship in Roxana and April 27 at Galestown Methodist Church. Hymn sing at 2 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. This program is open to persons who wish to turn over their hurts, habits, and hang-ups to God such that they may be healed. For more information, call Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini, 841-1720.

'No Talent" talent show Come enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship and laughter at Laurel Baptist Church as we will be hosting another "No Talent" Talent Show, on April 27, at 7 p.m. The church is located on the west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of Laurel. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314. Prayer brunch Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, will hold a prayer brunch on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 10 a.m. The messenger will be Evangelist Maria West of St. John A.M.E. Zion, Laurel. Program is sponsored by the women of Mt. Calvary. Cost is $7. Chairpersons are Brenda Hooper, and Kim West. Pastor is the Rev. Idola J. Battson.

St. Luke's parish meeting The 173rd annual parish meeting of St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be held on Sunday, April 20, immediately following the 9 a.m. service. The meeting will take place in the Parish Hall and will begin with a covered dish brunch/lunch. The meeting's agenda will include reports and news of the parish and the election of new vestry members.

Ladies' bible study There is a ladies' bible study, held every Tuesday starting at 10 a.m., at Laurel Baptist Church, Bi-State Boulevard in Laurel.This bible study is a non-denominational study, only God's Word is studied, making us to be more like Christ. Should you have any questions regarding the study, feel free to call Gertrude R. Smith at 875-5300.

Heaven Bound Ministries Heaven-Bound Ministries would like to extend a warm invitation to fellowship with us, on Friday, April 25, 7 p.m., at St. Luke's Parish Hall, North Street, Seaford. This will be a Farewell Service for our very own Minister Thomas Palmer. He's an anointed 21-year-old man of God, called to preach to the nations. He has an awesome mantle on his life: to preach, teach, sing and flow in the prophetic. Min. Palmer has been given an extraordinary opportunity to visit the Philippines, in May 2008. He will minister through song with his newly formed group called "Paid-In-Full." The theme of the tour is "Speak Life;" which is their first single. The group will perform their last fund-raising concert before they go abroad. This farewell service will also feature many other talented musical guest. Dinner and desserts will be provided. This missionary trip has taken months of fund raising efforts. So, to make this missionary tour a success sacrifice the date to celebrate with Heaven-Bound Ministries in a blessed send-off. If for any reason you cannot make it; sow a monetary seed to: P.O. Box 1741, Seaford, De 19973 by April 25 so we can acknowledge your Kingdom's support at our fund raiser in your absence.

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 April 20. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781

Galestown UMC Spring hymn Galestown United Methodist Church annual Spring hymn sing at the church at 2 p.m., (no morning service). Special music: The Sounds of Joy and Amanda Jones. A buffet style hot dinner will be served following the service at the Galestown Community Center.

Pastoral Sunday All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries, 30599 N. Sussex Hwy. (Ste.6) Laurel, where Apostle Randy J. and Pastor Lorrie A. Jones are the Pastors, will be in Service with Pastor Tambara Stewart of Restoration Worship Center, Inc. of Georgetown, on April 27, at 4 p.m. Service sponsored by the pastoral committee. For more information contact 302-875-7772.

Gospel Concert A Gospel Concert given by The O'Day Family from Georgetown will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, on April 27, at 6:30 p.m. A love offering will be taken.

Loyalty Day & Day of Prayer On May 1, at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, the Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor a duel program of celebration for Loyalty Day and the National Day of Prayer. The program will begin at 7 p.m. with a half-hour patriotic concert (and old time favorite songs) by the Sweet Adelines known as the First State Harmonettes. Attendees can also view historical plaques and pictures that celebrate the work of Post 7478 during its establishment. Pastor Joyce Mizzelle of Grace-n-Mercy Church in Greenwood, will be the guest speaker for the second half of the evening's program celebrating the National Day of Prayer. All area churches are invited to send two representatives from their worship service and Sunday school who will present prayers for our country, written on paper and sealed in envelopes. The prayer packets will be burned after the service as an offering to God. A presentation of books will be given to the Greenwood Public Library by the Ladies Auxiliary. A freewill offering will be taken for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend the Loyalty Day/National Day of Prayer Celebration. For more details contact Pres. Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220

Governor's Prayer Breakfast Tickets are now available for the 48th annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast. Governor Ruth Ann Minner will host the 48th annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 1 at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., in Dover. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m., for the buffet-style breakfast, and the program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are available upon request by mailing a check payable to "Governor's Prayer Breakfast" for $15 per person or $150 for a table, to Governor's Prayer Breakfast, P.O. Box 988, Dover, DE 19903 by April 25, 2008. Seating is limited, so reserve seats early. For more information, contact the Secretary of State's Office at 302-739-4111.

'Walk for Life' The Sussex Pregnancy Care Center will be hosting it's 14th annual "Walk for Life" on Saturday, May 10, at Eagles Nest Family Campground in Milton. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. with events ending at 11 a.m. Money raised will benefit the Sussex Pregnancy Care Center located at 5 Burger King Drive in Georgetown. They are a non-profit, compassionate facility eager to listen, guide and help bring real solutions to women and families confronting pregnancy issues. To become a participant stop by the center to receive a pledge form. There will be a large Mennonite bake sale held at the walk to raise additional funds. There will also be clowns, face painting, and free balloons for the kids. If you would like to participate please call the center at 302-856-4344 or contact Kim Willey, Event Coordinator at 302-337-7876.

Pendel Brass to perform in Seaford The Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists of The Salvation Army will present a celebration of music on Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4, in Seaford. The weekend begins Saturday at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Mt. Olivet Methodist Church on High Street in Seaford for open air sharing of music and the gospel. The celebration continues that evening at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church on Pine and Poplar Streets with a free will offering concert. Proceeds from the offering will benefit youth and camp programs of The Salvation Army of Sussex County. The climax piece of the concert "To the Chief Musician" will be a collaborative musical effort with the St. John's United Methodist Church Choir. Continuing with the celebration on Sunday morning, The Salvation Army Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists will participate in united worship at all three of St. John's services at 8:30, 10 and 11:15 a.m.