Church News
Thursday, April 02, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Delmar Kiwanis Club Easter Sunrise Service, Easter Sunday, April 12, 7 a.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church, (corner of State and 10th streets.) Kiwanis Community Prayer Breakfast, May 9, 9 a.m., at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, (Camelot Hall).

Joint Men's Day Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Joint Men's Day on Sunday, April 19 at 4 p.m. The theme is "Prophesy, Dream, Vision; Promises of the Spirit" and the theme scripture is Joel 2:28-29. Guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Scott Sr., along with his choir and congregation from Jerusalem Baptist Church in Temperanceville, Va. There will be a fellowship meal served before the service at 3 p.m. 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.

Joint Trustee Day Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents Joint Trustee Day on Sunday, May 17 at 3:30 p.m. Guest preacher is the Rev. Randolph Fitchett from Coppins AME and Ross AME Churches on the Preston Circuit Charge, Ridgely, Md. A fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 302-337-7335 or George L. Batson at 410-754-6987. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Spring Revival Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville presents their Spring Revival on May 12-14, 7 p.m. nightly. Guest preacher is Elder Tyrone Thomas, pastor, Charity Community Church of God, Baltimore, Md. All are invited. Host pastor is the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr.

Outreach golf tournament Centenary United Methodist Church's Higher Ground Youth Ministry is hosting a golf tournament at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Seaford Golf & Country Club. The tournament will raise funds for Higher Ground's mission trips and outreach programs. Registration is $85 per golfer or $330 for a foursome. Spots are also available for sponsors. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 30. For more information contact Blair Hall at 302-875-8106 or visit

Arabic ministry in Seaford A weekly Sunday meeting for Arabic-speaking Christians will be held at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford beginning Sunday, May 3, at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Gorgui at 629-5600, ext. 14, or email

Delmar Wesleyan holds dinner Delmar Wesleyan Church will hold an Emings barbeque chicken dinner on Friday, April 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. You may eat in or take out. Cost is $8.95. Tickets may be purchased by calling 410-896-3600, Jay Hill at 875-3926, or Jim Littleton at 875-1153. Proceeds benefit church pew restoration.

Watch God Move Christian Center Watch God Move Christian Center, Inc., at 21173 Coverdale Road, Bridgeville, is holding a Financial Literacy Workshop, on April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 302-337-8278 or 745-1755 for seat availability. Cost is $50 per person, or $75 for couples, or bring a friend. A licensed financial advocate will be speaking. Topics covered will be credit, debt restructuring, life insurance, wills & living trusts, mortgages, investments, and tax preparation. Dedication service Grand Opening-Dedication Service will be held this Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., for Kingdom Empowerment Christian Church, located at 22606 Sussex Highway, Seaford. The Pastor is Mason McGill Jr. Service Time on Sunday at 10 a.m.; Tuesday Prayer from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call for information at 302-359-6331 (for this week only. We will have a new number, as soon as it is installed.)

Resurrection musical "The Day He Wore My Crown," a resurrection musical, created and arranged by David T. Clydesdale, will be held on April 5, at 7 p.m., at Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville (across from the bank). Dessert will be served immediately following the musical.

Holy Week Maundy Thursday, April 9 at 6 pm., a special dinner and service will be held at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, South Central Avenue, Laurel, with the Rev. Dr. Howard Backus, officiant. Easter Sunday, April 12, services with Holy Eucharist will be at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Lay reader Leigh Clark, Terry Trujillo and Joanne Czernik, Chalicest, will assist Dr Backus. Charles Wise will be Healing Service lead with Leigh Clark as Pastoral Care lead.

Youth Ministry Higher Ground Youth Ministry is hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, May 16, at Seaford Golf & Country Club. The tournament will raise funds for Higher Ground's mission's trip and outreach programs. Registration for the golf tournament is $85 per golfer, or $330 for a foursome. Spots are also available for sponsors. The tournament begins at 9:30 am. on May 16, register before April 30. Contact Blair Hall at 875-8106 or visit for registration or for more information about the tournament.

The Easter Song This year Laurel Wesleyan Church would like to invite you to The Easter Song, a heart-stirring dramatic musical on Friday, April 10, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, at 9 and 11 a.m. Admission is free and nursery care will be provided. Laurel Wesleyan is located at 30186 Seaford Road, mile north of Laurel on Alt. 133. For more information contact us at 875-5380, or

Easter Vigil Service An Easter Vigil Service will be held at historic Barratt's Chapel located on Route 113 in Frederica on Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. This initmate time of worship will include music, drama and communion administered by Bishop Peggy Johnson. The service and communion are open to all persons regardless of denominational or church membership who desire to prepare for the celebration of Easter.

Holy Week services St. John's United Methodist Church located at Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford, will celebrate faith and life in Christ Jesus with the following Holy Week services and events:
  • Sunday, April 5 - Palms to Passion, traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Hearts Afire contemporary worship, 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 9 through Friday, April 10 - Prayer Vigil, 9 p.m. to noon. Persons may pray in a secure sanctuary or at home.
  • Friday, April 10 - Good Friday Service, 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 11 - Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon, ages two through 5th grade
  • Sunday, April 12 - Easter celebration, traditional services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Hearts Afire contemporary worship at 10 a.m.

Sound Waves attend competition The Sound Waves Handbell Choir of Seaford Christian Academy participated in the ACSI Fine Arts Festival at Lancaster Bible College on March 17. The choir won first place in the advanced handbell competition, and was honored to receive a rating of "Superior," the highest rating attainable.Following the ACSI Fine Arts Festival, the Sound Waves took a two-day musical tour in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Sound Waves members include Gregory Russell, John Schneider, Neil Ebling, Herney Tovar, Alyssa Davis, Bradley Williams, Chelsea Williams, Victoria Wingate, William Tribbitt, Rachel Mulford, Nicholas Nichols, Gloria Hopkins, Ellie McNatt, Ashton Bradley and Bridget Townley.