Church News
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Homemade soup sale Christ Lutheran Church homemade soup sale will include: chicken noodle, chilli with meat, and vegetable beef. Cost will be $8 a quart. To order call Sue at 628-1357, or Anna at 629-9751, or 629-9755, and leave message. Last date to order is Feb. 16. Pick up dates for soup are: Feb. 21 and 22 at the church. Drop your money off at the church between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, to the church secretary.

Book signing Joyce Marie Ingraham, one of the Eastern Shore's newest inspirational writers, will be having another Author Book Signing, on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jack's Religious Gift Shop, 701 Snow Hill Road at Shiloh Street, Salisbury, Md. Meet Joyce Marie Ingraham and purchase your own personal signed copy of "In his loving care."

Macedonia AME gala Macedonia AME Church of 431 North St., Seaford, is sponsoring an "Evening of Elegance" Gala on Saturday, March 14, at the Seaford Fire Hall, from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be Gospel Jazz, and Liturgical Dance. Recording artists, Tony Smith & Band of Hewitt, N.J.; and Darryl Anderson of Bronx, N.Y., will be there. Cost is a donation of $35. For more information call Tanya Ricketts, 629-5144; Edwina Barnes, 249-4390; or Rose Poole 629-9322. The Rev. Dania Griffin is Pastor.

Annual Parish meeting The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus officiated at the annual parish meeting of St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Parishioners elected to the Vestry included Jeff Dolby, Len Hickman, and Alan Schweitzer. Retiring vestrymen included Barbara Wise, Senior Warden, Pamela Ferguson and Theresa Trujillo. Vestry members elected Bill Hitch, Sr., to serve as Senior Warden and Jim Galoppa, Sr., to continue as Junior Warden. The Rev. Dr. Backus appointed the following to serve as committee chairmen: Gene Wootten, scholarship; John Shwed, finance; Ellie Guest, treasurer, and Margaret Anderson, clerk to the Vestry. Continuing Vestry members are Chuck Barton, Beverly Connolly, Marge Starr and Suzanne Johnson. St. Philip's is located at 600 S. Central Avenue, Laurel, with Holy Eucharist each Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., and Christian Education with Father Backus at 9:30 a.m.

St. Luke's holds Bible study Janet Hubbard of St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be coordinating a Bible study of the book of Esther. The group will meet in St. Luke's Parish House. Additional information can be obtained by calling Janet at 628-0417.

Gospel Café February events Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, holds its Gospel Café every Saturday night, 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Bruce and Nancy Willey Music Ministry, with live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. Saturday, Feb. 14, Gospel Café and the Georgia House present Valentine's Day at the CHEER Center, Georgetown. Guest singers will be Kaila Clucas, Milton Foskey, Corey Franklin and Makenize George. Saturday, Feb. 21, Good News Tour, Cassandra Abbott, and Makenize George.
Saturday, Feb. 28, Don White, Amanda Jones, and Frank Silva.
For more information contact Bruce & Nancy Willey at 875-5539 or 875-7339.

Laurel Baptist Church luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a Free Community Luncheon (soup and sandwiches) on Saturday, Feb. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located on the West side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

The Kingsmen Quartet One of gospel music's most predominate quartets will be performing at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The Kingsmen have won four Dove Awards and Grammy nominations. Come and be uplifted and encouraged. Admission is free; a love offering will be received. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1Ú2 mile north of Laurel on Alt 13. For more information call the office at 875-5380

Boundaries Class For years Christian psychologists, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend of New Life Clinics, have been teaching people how to set personal boundaries. In this class based on the most recommended self-help book by pastors and Christian counselors, Boundaries, learn the biblical basis for setting limits, explain how to construct your own, and show how boundaries can be damaged. The Rev. Constance Hastings, staff counselor for St. John's United Methodist Church and national certified counselor with Daybreak Counseling, will be facilitating the nine-week class on Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m., at St. John's Church located in Seaford at Pine and Poplar streets. Call 629-9466 for information.

St. Luke's surprise visit St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford had a surprise visit from a couple from St. Luke's Church in Seaford, England. The couple was spotted in the churchyard and were invited to visit the inside of the church and take some photos to show their friends back home in England.

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 Feb. 15. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 674-5781.

St. Philip's Shrove Tuesday A traditional Lenten pancake supper will be held at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Jeff Dolby as chairman. Tickets are $5, youth 18 and under eat free. The community is invited to join parishioners for the supper in Memorial Hall. Proceeds to be used for Acolyte trip to the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.