Church News
Thursday, April 09, 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.

All Walks of Life events All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries in Laurel has planned the following events in April and May. Movie Night : On Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. the Youth Department hosts Movie Night. The $3 donation fee includes the movie, a snack and drink. For more information, contact Youth Directors Elder Temerius Drummond at 302-519-9761 or Sister Robin Boyd at 443-934-4556. Easter Sunday : On Sunday, April 12 at 5 a.m. there will be a Sunrise service with holy communion and feet washing. At 11 a.m. is the Celebration Service with Apostle Randy and Prophetess Lorrie Jones. Pastor Aide Service: On Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m. Pastor Carol Hopkins of Victory in Grace Tabernacle will be the guest preacher. For more information, call 875-7772. Annual Gospel Explosion: All Walks of Life hosts its annual Gospel Explosion on Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at the Citadel of Hope on Concord Road in Seaford. If your group or choir would like to sing, contact Elder Drummond at 302-519-9761 or call the church at 875-7772.

Easter Sunrise Service Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold a Community Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at Janosik Park. Rain location is Christ UMC located at Sixth and Central Streets.

Greenwood UMC events National Day of Prayer : Join the Greenwood community's celebration of the 58th annual National Day of Prayer at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 at Greenwood United Methodist Church. Enjoy the talent of individuals and groups as they participate in this year's event, "Prayer - America's Hope." Bake Sale Need some baked goods to round out your menu for Easter? Come out on Thursday, April 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church to pick out your selections. Proceeds benefit the church's summer youth mission trip. Holy Week events : Join us at Greenwood UMC on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. for a Holy Thursday service. On Friday evening, return at 7 p.m. for the film "The Passion" in the sanctuary. For the children, there is an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Easter Sunday service begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call 302-349-4047. Woodland Methodist Church On April 9, there will be a Maundy Thursday service and communion at 7:30 p.m. at Woodland Methodist Church. Call 629-8775 for more information. On April 12, Woodland Methodist Church is having an Easter Contata, Easter Sunday Service at 9 a.m. Call 629-8775 for more information. On April 11 - There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, at 1 p.m. at Woodland Methodist Church for children up to 12 years old. Woodland Church is located 4.5 mile west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry. Call 629-8775 for more information.

Ladies Day Come join your sisters for Ladies Day at the Laurel Church of Christ, Saturday, May 2, registration is from 9-9-45 a.m. Ladies Day begins at 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m. (Lunch provided). "Open Your Heart" with Melissa Lester, contributing editor to "Christian Woman" magazine; author of "Giving for All It's Worth;" and contributor to "Woman to Woman." We welcome any last minute additions. Call or e-mail to RSVP  Marti Drucker, 302-280-6036, or The Laurel Church of Christ is located at 1010 So. Central Ave., Laurel.

Laurel Baptist Church Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon on Saturday, April 18, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town). Any questions, call Shirley @ 875-2314.

The Kings Ambassadors The Kings Ambassadors will be performing at the Delmar Wesleyan Church on Saturday April 11, at 6 p.m. The Church is located at 800 East Street Delmar Md. There will be no charge, just a love offering for the group.

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.

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.

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:
  • 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.