Church News
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Old Christ Church offers services Old Christ Church services will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. with the exception of the Blessing of the Animals at 4 p.m. This year, the SPCA will join in the Blessing of the Animals and all donations will benefit the SPCA. All services will be led by the Rev. Blanche Powell and Ken Athey. Music will be provided by Janet Jones. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The church is unique in that it's never been altered from its original condition. A free will offering will be taken at the concert to benefit the church. For information or directions, call 228-6097. The church will open for tours during Laurel's 4th of July celebration at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours will be led by Vice President Kendal Jones. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.

St. Luke's special events The parishioners of St. Luke's Episcopal Church has recently observed Ascension Day, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday. On Pentecost, which commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in a rush of fire, parishioners all wore red. On Trinity Sunday, the Athanasian Creed, also known as Quinque Vult, was recited in unison.

Hymn Sing Christ the Cornerstone Community Church celebrates its 13th anniversary on Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. The church is located on the corner of 13A and Bethel Road. There will be a hymn sing. Come and make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Outdoors - rain or shine – oyster fritters and hot dogs will be available. Call 875-8150 for information.

Concert at Christ Lutheran A Summer Evening Concert will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, on Saturday, June 27, 6-9 p.m. Bill Primrose, O'Day Family, and Esther Foskey. A love offering will be taken.

Delaware Teen Challenge Delaware Teen Challenge Fundraising Banquet will be Friday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Sam Yoder's Community Building, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston. Tickets are $15 and includes dinner, beverages and program, Teen Challenge Choir and Testimonies. For tickets and table reservations of eight contact Sue Bramble at 629-2559. Love offering to follow. Guest speaker: Pastor Tim Dilena, visiting pastor at Times Square Church. Pastor Tim has been the visiting pastor at David Wilkerson's Time Square Church for the last 12 years, where he ministers monthly.

Free community luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (subs and homemade ice cream) on Saturday, June 20 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 at 875-2314.

Ninety and Nine celebrates 25 years The Ninety and Nine extends an invitation to all women to join them for their 25th Birthday Celebration at The Cannon Mennonite Church in Bridgeville, on Monday evening, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. The Ninety and Nine is a ministry, which was formed in 1984 by a group of women who care about the needs of others. If you would like a night out full of fun, food, fellowship and lots of encouragement, then The Ninety and Nine is the place for you. There are no membership dues to pay. We welcome your presence. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Margie Biasotto of Ocean View, Del. It was Margie's mother's godly example and prayers that brought Margie to the Throne of Grace. As a result her growing love for Jesus and His Word led her to Bible Study Fellowship. After many years of study she became a substitute teaching leader before becoming one of the lead teachers to "The Women's Fellowship" of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Ga. She also has trained women to teach the Word of God and speaks at retreats and church conferences. Margie attended the University of Texas, Margie and her husband, Larry, have two sons and a daughter.

Victory in Grace Tabernacle Victory in Grace Tabernacle (VIGT), formerly located in Laurel, at 11528 Commercial Lane in Hickman Commercial Park behind Johnny Janosik Furniture Store, has moved to 128 East Market Street (Rt. 24 West) between Delaware and Central avenues. Look for our logo on the window. Sunday School is at 10 a.m.; Sunday morning Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Sunday afternoon Worship Service, time to be announced each week; Prayer Gathering, Tuesday, 6 pm.; Bible Study, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Love First Fellowship, Friday, 7 p.m.; Healing and Miracles Service , first Sunday, 5 p.m. Victory in Grace Tabernacle has served the Laurel community since opening its doors July 5, 2004. In addition to Laurel, Missions in the Appalachians in Kentucky and West Virginia; migrant farms on the Eastern Shore of Delaware and Maryland; Native American Indian Reservations on the East Coast; communities in Jamaica, West Indies; and the Royal Family Kids Camp in Pennsylvania have all been supported by VIGT.

Laurel Baptist Church VBS Vacation Bible School (Theme: Wildwood Forest) is scheduled for June 22-26 at Laurel Baptist Church from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Ages three years to sixth grade. For details call Pastor Steve Booth at 875-2422.

VBS at Union UMC Vacation Bible School will be held at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville on June 22-26 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Program is for ages 3 to grade 5. Free dinner served. For details call 302-337-7409.

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 June 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

Centenary UMC VBS Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will be holding Vacation Bible School, entitled Son Rock Kids Camp, from June 22-26, 9-11:30 a.m. Children from the ages of 3-12 years are welcome to attend. Each day children will learn through the Bible story, music, songs, crafts, games and snacks. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register by picking up a form at the church office. For details contact Sharon Whaley at 875-2778.