Church News
Thursday, May 15, 2008
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.

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.

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.

Todd's Chapel Homecoming Todd's Chapel Homecoming will be held Sunday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m., celebrating our 200th Anniversary. Guest Speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Sandra Ball. Special music will be by Everett Warrington and the Rev. and Mrs. Everett Isaacs. The church is located on Rt. 16 and Todd's Chapel Road, 4 miles west of Greenwood.

'Revived' in concert On May 18, the singing group "Revived" will be in concert at the St. Paul's United Methodist Church, in Laurel. The program will start at 7 p.m. St. Paul's is located just east of US 13, on Old Stage Road. For more information or directions, call 875-7900.

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 May 18. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Revivalist Bishop Ron Scott Revivalist Bishop Ron Scott of Kingdom Coalition Ministries, Baltimore, Md., a renowned evangelist, teacher and preacher of the word of God will be at Miracle Revival Center, 800 N. Sussex Ave., Seaford, on May 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m.; and May 24 at 4 p.m. For more information contact Pastor Isaac and Laverne Ross at 629-5376 or Sister Youmens at 349-5360. Come and be blessed.

'Men & Women of Distinction' "Men & Women of Distinction" honorees banquet will be held on Saturday, May 24, at Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, age 12 and under $15. Sponsored by John Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Peggy M. Briggs, Pastor. For tickets contact Sandra Johnson at 629-6046.

Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Homecoming "Yesterday and Today's Youth Choir" in concert at Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, on Saturday, May 24, at 6:00 p.m. The choir will be under the direction of Anthony "TJ" Johnson. "Annual Homecoming" worship service on Sunday May 25, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Thomasina M. Portis of Renaissance Christian Tabernacle, Washington, D.C., an anointed, gifted, and Holy Ghost filled woman of God, will be the messenger. Music will be rendered by the Homecoming Choir. Dinner will be served immediately after service.

Blessing of the bikes The 1st annual Gethsemane Blessing of the Bikes will be held at the Gethsemane Church, in Reliance, four miles west of Seaford, on Sunday, June 1. This is a gathering to start the riding season with blessings for a safe year, and to promote a sense of community and fellowship among riders. The blessing service will start at 10:30 a.m. A block party with live music and free food will begin afterwards at noon and last until 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Drew Christian will officiate. There will be a flag football game between the youth and adults, and many other fun activities for kids of all ages. For more information, call the office at 629-2862, or the event coordinators, Dominic Lee at 841-8636, or Ben Burrows at 410-330-7899.

Ninety & Nine dinner meeting The Ninety & Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their quarterly dinner meeting at The Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville, on Monday evening, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. The special speaker for the evening is Nicole Theis, a resident of Sussex County, and wife of Chris Theis. She has worked as a consultant in the areas of Organization Development and Leadership in Delaware, as well as all over the country. DFPC is an organization that works with focus on the family and the alliance defense fund to strengten and shield the families of Delaware. All are welcome to come hear an encouraging and challenging message. The Colors of Harmony, a registered Sweet Adeline Quartet will be performing. The group consists of BJ Carmean, Dee Postles, Vicky Heeger, and Rusty Mende. Reservations are necessary. Deadline is May 28. For details or more information call: Joyce Thomas at 29-2248, Michele Thompson at 877-0797, or Arvalene Moore at 875-4387.

Annual Lay Day In celebration of our Annual Lay Day, the Lay Organization of Macedonia A.M.E. Church is sponsoring a one night revival on Friday, May 23,2008 at 7 p.m. Rev. Shirley Caldwell, choir and congregation will be our guests. Our annual Lay Day Service will be on Sunday, May 25 at 4 p.m. Rev. Baron N. Hopkins,Sr., choir/choirs and congregation of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church will be our guest. Fellowship in the dining room immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service

Scott Family at Christ UMC The Scotts will be in concert at Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, on May 18, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. The Scott family, Jeff, Jeanine, Maria (15), Emma (14) and Gray (9) have been ministering and performing together as a family for several years. Jeff and Jeanine began performing together before they were married, 18 years ago. Jeff is a pianist and Jeanine a vocalist. Their ministering now includes the children who each play the piano, with the addition of the violin, which is played by Emma. The family sings together as well.

Old Christ Church schedule
  • May 18 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer
  • May 25 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer
  • June 1 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
  • June 8, 15, 22, 29 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer
  • July 6 - 9:30 a.m., Combined Service - Patriotic Service with Holy Eucharist followed by a community picnic
  • July 13, 20, 27 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer
  • Aug. 3 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
  • Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer
  • Sept. 7 - 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist
  • Sept. 14, 21, 28 - 9:30 a.m., Morning Prayer
  • Oct. 7 - 10 a.m., Combined Service - Blessing of the Animals, Morning Prayer

  • Tours and Training of Tour Guides In addition to services, the Old Christ Church League will offer tours of the church during the month of May immediately following the service. The tours in May will be led by Kendal Jones, Laurel's town historian and the vice president of the Old Christ Church League. Just in case you don't make it to the service, just arrive one hour later (11 a.m. on days that the service starts at 10 and 10:30 on days that the service begins at 9:30 and you can enjoy a wonderful tour of this marvelous treasure that sits on the banks of Chipman's Pond. On Sunday, May 18, and Sunday May 25, Kendal Jones will be conducting training for anyone who would like to become a tour guide at Old Christ Church. The time for the training is 10:30 a.m. during the regularly scheduled tour.

    What must I do to be saved? Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God's children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9