Church News
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Seaford Lenten Services
The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces the schedule for the Lenten Services. These services begin at noon and are followed by a light lunch. Call the Rev. Drew Christian, ministerium president, for more information at 629-2862. March 29 at St. Johns United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Mayers of Atlanta Road Missionary Alliance Church. April 5 at Atlanta Road Alliance Church with the Rev. Carlton Cannon of Clarence Street Church of God.

St. Luke's delegates at convention
The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware will hold their 2006 Diocesan Convention on March 24 and 25 in Wilmington at Sts. Andrew and Matthew. The theme of this year's convention is "I Believe in the Holy Spirit." Attending from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford are Amy Larson and Gene Grantz as voting delegates, and Joe Coladonato as alternate delegate. Also attending from St. Luke's are Herb Quick, Vicki Reinsfelder and the Rev. Jeanne Wise Kirby, rector of St. Luke's.

Cannon Mennonite Church concert
The public is invited to Cannon Mennonite Church for a concert featuring Simple Grace, on Sunday, March 26, at 6 p.m. Simple Grace features the full-time ministry of the Jim Hitch family from rural Nebraska. Jim and Kathy and their eight children offer a variety of Christian music, including selections from bluegrass, traditional, gospel, folk and original pieces. This family's performances include guitar, fiddles, banjo, mandolin, piano, harmonicas, dobro guitar and miscellaneous percussion instruments, with every member participating. A free-will love offering for Simple Grace will be taken. For more information contact, Curt Yoder, at 629-4084.

Magi choir director at Victory
Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Laurel will host a musical ensemble from the Crossroads Church of God in Fruitland on Sunday evening, March 26, at 6 p.m. The ensemble will be under the direction of Alice Wigfield who is the director of the award winning Honor's Choir from Holy Grove Christian School and the director of the Christmas Magi Choir in Salisbury. Victory Tabernacle is located two-miles north of Laurel on U.S. 13A, 28261 Seaford Road. Call 877-0443. All are welcome.

St. Paul's UMC concert
Don Murray & Friends will begin singing at 6:30 p.m., at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Old Stage Road, Laurel, on Sunday, March 26. For more information, call 856-6107. For directions call 875-7900 and press 3.

Mt. Olivet holds workshops
Pastor Tom Gross of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, High Street, Seaford, will lead a Weekend Discovery Workshop On Friday, March 31 at 6 p.m., starting with a light supper, followed by a 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. class. On Saturday, April 1, coffee and Danish will begin at 7:30 a.m. with class from 8 to 10 a.m. Lunch will be at noon and a Gifts Discovery workshop from 12:30 to 1 :30 p.m. will complete the weekend. All are welcome and childcare will be provided. Call the church office for reservations, 629-4458.

New Living Water Church
The following are upcoming events at the New Living Water Church in Laurel: King's Ambassadors Concert, on Sunday, April 9, at 10 a.m.
Jews For Jesus, "Christ in the Passover" on Sunday, April 23, at 10 a.m.
Jews For Jesus, "Christ in the Passover" on Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m., at Christ The Cornerstone Church, 28714 Seaford Road, Laurel. Phone, 302-875-8150.
"Word Explosion," with Evangelist Phillip D. Murray; May 7, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.; and then May 8 through May 10, at 7 p.m. nightly.
The pastor is Timothy P. Jones. The New Living Water Church is located in Hickman Commercial Park (875-7814).

Easter Musical at Wesleyan Church
Laurel Wesleyan Church will present a dramatic Easter musical "More Than Just A Man" on Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 16, at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nursery will be provided. The church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on U.S. 13 A. For more information contact the office at 875-5380.

'Living Proof' in concert
"Living Proof" will present a gospel concert at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford on Sunday, March 26, at 6 p.m. Living Proof is a talented group of college-age students who present an inspirational program of fun and music for the entire family. The concert is free; an offering will be received. The Atlanta Road Alliance Church is located at 22625 Atlanta Road, 1-1/2 miles north of the intersection of Stein Highway and Atlanta Road. For more information, call 629-7693 or visit

Woodland UMC worship service
Eastern Shore Master's Commission will be appearing at Woodland United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 26, at the 9 a.m. Worship service, performing inspirational "human videos." Master's Commission is not an ordinary discipleship program. It is an intense nine-month program for young men and women with a strong desire to be raised up as powerful men and women of God. In Master's Commission the motto is "To know Him and make Him known."

John Wesley UMC concert
John Wesley United Methodist Church, Third and Chandler streets, Seaford will feature The Henry Twins and Stars of Joy from Wilmington on Sunday, March 26 at 3:30 p.. A free-will offering will be taken.

50th birthday celebration
The Bridgeville Circuit Charge will have a 50th birthday celebration for the Rev. Terrance Briggs on Saturday, April 1, at 5 p.m. The celebration will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church, Laws and Market streets, Bridgeville. There will be an evening of song, dance, entertainment, praising God and great food. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Cost of tickets are as follows - ages 1-3, free; ages 4-6, $5; ages 7-11, $10;ages 12-17, $15; ages 18 and up $25. For more information, contact Sharon Smack at 628-0824, or cell (302)-463-1966.

Annual Women's Day
The annual Women's Day will take place at John Wesley United Methodist Church, Third and Chandler streets, Seaford on Sunday, April 9. The 11 a.m. Service speaker will be pastor Peggy Briggs. The 3:30 p.m. afternoon speaker will be the Rev. Alice Hutchins.

Concert to benefit Mission
The Seaford Mission will hold a "Night of Music" on Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m.The concert will be held at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, 1.7 miles north of the Stein Highway light. An offering will be taken to benefit the work of the mission. Jim Baker of the Jumpin' Juke Box will be the emcee for the evening. Some of the men from the mission will share testimony and song. The stage will be shared by Pink Grass which is a female bluegrass band, The Sussex Mass Choir, soloist Rick Prouse, guitarists Kendall George and John Clifton, Craig Banks, Earl Hoopes and Greg Brittingham of the Good News Tour and recording artist Corey Franklin. Some of the artists will have CDs for sale. Call the mission at 629-2559 for more information.

Young-N-Anointed Ministries
The Young-N-Anointed Ministries is a ministry in which young Christians come together to fellowship and discuss daily issues in the young Christian community. If you would like to be a part of this great movement contact the founders before April 1 – minister Tramell Bell, at 236-7546, or evangelist Temerius Drummond, 337-7208

St. Luke's plans memorial garden
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Seaford, has announced plans for a memorial garden which will be located on the left side of the church. It is a shady, quiet area and is a place to sit and reflect. There will be memorial stepping stones throughout the garden engraved with the names of those being memorialized. There is already a bench and a chair which were given in memory. As weather permits, planting of flowers and shrubs will begin. Those wishing to make a memorial donation may call the church office at 629-7979.

IMPACT 2006 will draw 4,000
More than 4,000 High School students and youth group leaders from Maryland and surrounding states are expected to attend IMPACT 2006: The Encounter High School Youth Conference, from Friday, March 24, through Sunday, March 26, at the Ocean City Convention Center in Maryland. The Encounter will feature a variety of national speakers and entertainers including Reggie Dabbs, who with humor and compassion drives home the fact that "you can't change your past, but you can change your future." For registration information, call 1-877-896-3802, go to or e-mail

Celebrate Recovery support group
Celebrate Recovery, a support group for those who have hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. in room 203, at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar streets, Seaford. This 12-step program recognizes Jesus Christ as the higher power and seeks healing through mutual care, study and prayer. Call 629-9466 ext. 21 for details.

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