Church News
Thursday, March 31, 2011
 
Community Day Lifeway Church of God in Bridgeville is hosting a Community Day on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a car & motorcycle show, vendors, crafts, games, food, demonstrations, health screenings, door prizes and many other activities. Julian Drive with special guest Corey Franklin will be live in concert at 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. Groups who purchase 10 or more tickets in advance pay $5 per ticket. For more information visit www.lifewaychurchofgod.com or call Chris Kerins at 301-752-2695 or Tammy LeCates at 542-2520.

Lenten Worship Series The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces the annual Lenten Worship Series. Join them at churches around the city on each Wednesday at noon during Lent for a time of worship and a light lunch after the service at 12:30 p.m. April 6 -Atlanta Road Alliance, 22625 Atlanta Rd. April 13 - Our Lady of Lourdes RCC, 532 E. Stein Hwy. For more information, contact the Rev. Chris Pennington, president, Greater Seaford Ministerium, at 629-9466.

'Balling For God' The Community Outreach Team of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting its 7th Annual "Balling for God" Basketball Tournament and Block Party. This event will take place on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Webb Avenue in Laurel. Teams are now forming; age brackets are 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19 and 20 and up. Vendor space is also available but limited. For more information, contact Sherita Belle at 875-0987 or Amy Handy at 875-4263.

Benefit for pregnancy centers The "We Choose Life Unity Conference Benefit of 2011," sponsored by Power Production Ministries, Inc., is a non-denominational, multi-church effort to come together as one for the unborn. "Tilly," a play based upon Frank Peretti's best-selling novel, will be presented and followed by a mass choir made up of community church singers from Delmarva. Showtimes are Saturday, April 2, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, at 2 p.m., at the Wicomico Senior High School Auditorium, Salisbury. Tickets are $15; proceeds benefit pregnancy care centers in Georgetown and Salisbury. Tickets are available online at www.we-choose-life.org, or by calling 410-548-2340.

Epworth Cemetery clean up Gravesiteswill be cleared of existing old, faded and non-seasonal arrangements in late March and early April. Call Jay Stevenson, cemetery caretaker, at 227-0888 with any questions.

Women's Ministries, Bible Study Women's Ministries and Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army in Seaford, next to Food Lion. The third Tuesday of every month the group meets in the Bethany Unit at the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road. For more information, call Envoy Debbie Engel at 668-7412.

50th Anniversary Celebration Grace Baptist Church in Seaford will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 1, immediately following the 10:45 a.m. worship service. A luncheon will be served, followed by a program including a video presentation of the church throughout the years and music by The Sounds of Joy.

National Day of Prayer Breakfast A prayer breakfast is scheduled in Salisbury on the National Day of Prayer (NDP), Thursday, May 5, at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. The event is being organized by a group of community leaders, cochaired by Bonnie Luna and Jack Savage. Civic center doors open at 7 a.m., with breakfast served at 7:30. Tickets are $20 per person, and will be available April 1, at The Gospel Shop in Salisbury, and at all branches of First Shore Federal Savings & Loan. For more information, contact Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

Gethsemane holds Women's Day Mark your calendars for the annual Women's Day at Gethsemane United Methodist Church on April 2, 9 a.m. - 12 noon. Please call 628-2862 to reserve a ticket, or purchase at the door for $8.

Bible Study St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford is conducting a Bible Study every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Parish House.

Weekly Bible Study A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information.

Galestown UM Church Christ United Methodist Church of Federalsburg will be holding their cantata at Galestown United Methodist Church on April 10 at 10:45 a.m. There will be a hymn sing at 3 p.m. and One Day Closer, a southern gospel quartet will be performing along with Randy Marine. A buffet will be served afterward. Call 410-883-2149 for more information.

Lenten worship, fellowship All Saint's Episcopal Church is offering an Order of Worship, followed by a soup supper, and viewing and discussion of The Teach Company DVD, "Jesus and the Gospels," by Professor Luke Timothy Johnson, on the next 3 Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The topics will be: April 6 - Paul and the Oral Tradition, and April 13 - Why Compose Gospels? The church is located on 10th and Grove streets, Delmar.

Annual Trustee Day at Mt. Pisgah Mt. Pisgah AME Church is hosting their Annual Trustee Day on April 10. Morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m.; the afternoon service is at 3:30 p.m. The guests are Rev. Russell Johnson, an awesome messenger of our Lord and Saviour and the Browns Memorial Baptist Church choir and members. All trustees, family and friends are invited. In observance of Lent, we will be serving cold and hot vegetables and water. Sponsored by the trustee board, all are invited to come join in praising the Lord through song and the word. The church is located at 307 Townsend Street, Laurel, with the Rev. Sharon C. Morgan as pastor. For more information, contact Cynthia Hall, 628-8815, 260-6052, or at ladyteaa@comcast.net.

Palm Sunday, Holy Week schedule The worship schedule for All Saint's Episcopal Church, 10th and Grove streets, Delmar, below, is open to all. April 17 - Sunday of the Passion, with the Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. April 22 - Liturgy for Good Friday followed by the Stations of the Cross, noon and 7 p.m. April 24 - Easter Day: The Sunday of the Resurrection, with the Lighting of the Pascal Candle and the Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m.

Men's Day at Mt. Calvary Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville, will observe Men's Dayon Sunday, April 10, at 4 p.m. Pastor William Butler, along with his choir and congregation of Wilson Memorial United Methodist Church, Gambrills, Md., will be the guests. The fellowship meal will be served before the service at 2:30 p.m. All men, women and children of God are invited to attend. There will be a free will offering.

St. Luke's Holy Week St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford will hold the following services during Holy Week. Monday, April 18 - Holy Eucharist, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 - Holy Eucharist, 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, April 21 - Holy Eucharist, 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 22 - Good Friday Liturgy, noon, Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 23 - Commemoration of Jesus in the Tomb, 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, April 24 - Holy Eucharist, 9 a.m.

St. Luke's Church news St. Luke's Episcopal Church offers its newsletter online and also via email. "Luke's Letter" is published quarterly and will be available online at www.stlukesseaford.org. You can also join the email list if you send a request to StLukesEpis@comcast.net. St. Luke's services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 p.m.

Free weekly soup social A free weekly soup social is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. For details call 875-4233.

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew The Brotherhood of St. Andrew of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Parish House. They are also studying the booklet, The Story of Scripture. For more information, call St. Luke's church office at 629-7979.

Celebrate Recovery program Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesdays at 7p.m. in Room 14. For more information, call the Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini 841-1720.