Church News
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study will be held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, Seaford, Rt. 13 South (next to Friendly's). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Elder Cornell Johnson is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672.

Dinner and a free movie The Church of God and Saint of Christ, 10016 Concord Rd., Seaford, are presenting dinner and the movie, "My Sister's Keeper," on Sunday, Feb. 7. Doors open at 4 p.m., the movie starts at 4:30 p.m. Advance reservations are needed. Donation $7 or $10 at the door. For information call Robert Brown 628-3903 or Phyllis Grice, 629-2124.

Lenten fish dinners The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075 will once again be offering their Lenten fish dinners at Our Lady of Lourdes church hall, at the rear of the church, 535 East Stein Hwy., Seaford. The dinners will be held every Friday during Lent from Feb. 19 through March 26. Serving times will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $9; children $4. Proceeds benefit the St. Molua Council $4075 college scholarship fund and other church based activities.

Gospel music benefits homeless A night of great gospel music to benefit the homeless and needy on Delmarva will be held at Sam Yoder's Farm in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 6 pm. The event will feature Lights of Home, All 4 Him, Amy Holloway Stark and Two Mile Road. Doors open at 4:30 and light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10. For information, directions and tickets call 302-629-4535 or 302-228-2825. One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Joshua House Ministries. Tax deductible donations are accepted.

Messiah's Vineyard Bible studies Church in Laurel will be holding Conversation Groups "In His Presence." If you are interested in building new relationships, please contact us at 875-4646 to get connected with a host. "The Journey" Acts, an in depth study of God's word will be on Sunday, February 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Monday, February 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. For upcoming events, please visit our website

Free soup and sandwiches New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel offers free soup and sandwiches every Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Pastor Timothy Duffield Sr. at 875-0727. 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. 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.

St. Luke's Newsletter St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter on line and also, via e-mail. Our "Luke's Letter" is published approximately once a month and will be available on our website You can also join our e-mail list if you send a request to St. Luke's services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 p.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the Rector/Pastor.

Ash Wednesday Service Charity UMC located at 7955 Jersey Road in Salisbury, Md., will hold an Ash Wednesday Service at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lenten services schedule TheGreater Seaford Ministerium announces the following schedule for the 2010 Lenten services. All services start at noon, are 25 minutes in length and are followed by a light luncheon at the host church.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 17- Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24-Atlanta Road Alliance Church
  • Wednesday, March3- Grace Baptist Church
  • Wednesday, March10- Christ Lutheran Church
  • Wednesday, March 17- Gethsemane United Methodist Church
  • Wednesday, March 24- St. John's United Methodist Church

UUMW soup luncheon The Union United Methodist Women (UUMW) will hold theirall-you-can-eat annualsoup luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville.

Luncheon includes homemade vegetable beef soup, hot biscuits, beverage and assorted desserts. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $2 for children. Carry-outs available. Tickets may be purchased from any UUMW member or at the door. For more information, call 629-9582.

MITI program for students Lighthouse Christian School in Dagsboro has launched the Molitor International Training Initiative (MITI): Foundations for Success with their 7th and 8th grade students. This program will be facilitated through a partnership with House of Hope Delaware. House of Hope Delaware (HOH-DE) is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization that provides non-residential counseling, education and outreach to youth and families who may find themselves faced with what seem to be overwhelming and hopeless circumstances. MITI helps students build their life skills as well as acquire the principles needed to succeed in their homes, schools, communities and workplace. The program consists of a 60-hour course that will work hand-in-hand with LCS' Bible class. Some of the topics included in the course are life mapping, listening skills, conflict resolution, communication and more. MITI can be facilitated in both the public and private school setting and in the community. For more information about House of Hope Delaware or MITI, call 302-337-9330. For more information about Lighthouse Christian School, call 302-732-3309.

Favor in concert at Bethel UMC There will be a concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday,Feb. 6, at Bethel United Methodist Church, 3435 Harper Road, Federalsburg, Md. The singing group is Favor with Keith Johnson and Frederick Reed as vocalists. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.Children 10 and under are $5. For tickets, contact Sylvia Batson, 410-754-6987; Vanessa Perkins, 443-434-3241; Cecelia Evans, 410-754-8875.

Bishop visits St. Luke's On Sunday, Jan. 24, the Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, made his annual Episcopal visitation to St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford. Bishop Wright preached and celebrated the Holy Eucharist. A brunch reception was provided by the women of St. Luke's and was held in the parish hall after the service.

Pastor performs internship Five days a week, Pastor Steve LaMotte prays and stays with patients at Milford Memorial Hospital. Some patients need company. Others request communion. Still others seek prayer to help heal both body and soul. Pastor Steve provides for all, and he has literally become a blessing for those who need strength during their most difficult hour. "When you are in the hospital, you need doctors and nurses to help heal your physical body, but many of us also need spiritual healing. So, this is a holistic approach to your healing," said Pastor Steve. LaMotte is associate pastor at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, and is completing his Master of Divinity degree at Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. As part of his degree program, he is serving a 160 hour internship at Milford Memorial Hospital, supporting Bayhealth Medical Center Director of Chaplaincy Services, the Rev. Connie Perry, MDiv. "There are many studies which show a link between prayer and healing. The studies show that people who profess faith and lead an active prayer life often recover from surgeries and illnesses more quickly," said Pastor Steve. He notes that the Bayhealth Chaplaincy Services Department has assembled prayer resources from many religious traditions. The Chapel is open to all.

Free luncheon at Laurel Baptist Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a Free Community luncheon (cold salad plate) on Saturday, Feb. 20, from noon - 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Bvd., west side of Rt. 13A, approx. 2 miles south of town. For more info, call Shirley at 875-2314.

Kidstuf 103 at Alliance Church Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford is offering Kidstuf 103 on Wednesday evenings. Kidstuf is a program designed for children and parents to attend together. Each month features a differentBiblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games.A light supper is served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m. Kidstuf is designed for kindergarten through 6th grade; however, parents are welcome to bring their preschoolers with them. Registration isfree. No drop-offs. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit