Church News
Thursday, March 19, 2009
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.

Lenten services The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces the following schedule for Lenten services. March 25 - Atlanta Road Alliance Church, 22625 Atlanta Rd., 629-7693. April 1 - St Luke's Episcopal Church, Front St., 629-7979. All services start at noon and are 25 minutes in length, followed by a light luncheon at the host church.

Ash Wednesday The Ash Wednesday services at St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be at 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist service with imposition of ashes will be held at the Manor House on Middleford Road. At 7 p.m. there will be a Holy Eucharist service with imposition of ashes at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Front Street. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Colodonato, rector of St. Luke's, will be the celebrant at both services.

Soup supper, Lenten study The Rev. Dr. Howard Backus, rector of St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, is the leader of a Lenten Journey Day-By-Day, held each Wednesday during the special season until Easter. Study begins at 7 p.m. with a soup and bread meal at 6 p.m. The church is located at 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel.

Homemade Easter eggs Homemade Easter Eggs from Christ Lutheran Church, finest ever and still the best on the shore. $3.50 each. Selection is: peanut butter, coconut cream and butter cream. To order call 629-9751 or 629-9755.

Free Community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, approximately 2 miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley, at 875-2314.

LMA meets at St. Philip's Church The next meeting of the Laurel Ministerial Association is Wednesday, March 25 at 9 a.m. at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Discussion topics include scholarships, Baccalaureate and the Good Friday service. All ministers from the Laurel area are encouraged to attend. For details call the Rev. Julie Lewis at 875-4741.

Pre-Men's Day Joy Night Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Pre-Men's Day Joy Night on Saturday, March 28 at 6 p.m. All men's choirs, soloists and praise dance ministry teams are invited. For details contact Butch Lee at 302-337-8198 or George L. Batson at 410-754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Gospel Café Centenary United Methodist Church, corner of Poplar and Market streets, Laurel will have it's Gospel Café every Saturday night from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring Bruce & Nancy Willey Music Ministry, live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. March 21 - Wayne Dukes, Ashley Yoder, Amanda Jones. Saturday, March 28 - Don White and Dan Walch. For more information, contact Bruce and Nancy Willey at 875-5539 or 875-7339.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church During Lent, Thursday evening service at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Seaford, will include Holy Eucharist and Stations of the Cross. The service begins at 6 p.m. and newcomers are welcome.

Woodland UMC dinner The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, March 21, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is adults, $10; children 6-12 years are $4; and 5 years and under are free. No carry outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Mt. Olivet UMC attic sale There will be an Attic Sale at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, in its Fellowship Hall, on Saturday, March 28, from 7 to 11 a.m., rain or shine.

Benefit spaghetti dinner The Wesley and Woodland United Methodist Churches are holding a benefit spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 28 at Woodland Church. Dinner (eat-in or carryout) will be served at 5 p.m. followed by a baked goods auction and gospel music entertainment. Cost is $10 for adult, and $5 for children 8-years and under. All money from ticket sales and auction will go to cancer patient, Linda Bunting. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry. For additional information and tickets call 629-4749 or 629-7136. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Mennonite Chorale in concert The Greenwood Mennonite School chorale and ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Yoder, will be in concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford on Sunday, March 22, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited for an evening of beautiful music. The concert is free and an offering will be received. For more information, call 302-629-5600.

Easter Sunrise Service The Easter Sunrise Service at Janosik Park in Laurel is scheduled for Sunday April 12, at 6 a.m. This is sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association. Everyone is invited.

Good Friday events planned The Laurel Ministerial Association (LMA) is sponsoring Good Friday events for the Laurel community on Friday, April 10. The first event is a Cross Walk that starts at Centenary United Methodist Church at noon and follows a path through the downtown area where participants will stop at different locations and pray. The next event is a community Good Friday Service at Christ United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. This is an ecumenical service and will have participation from different denominations. For details call the Rev. Julie Lewis at 875-4741.