Church News
Thursday, May 15, 2014
 
Third revival scheduled for May

By Tony E. Windsor

Shes back at it again and not apologizing for her enthusiasm. A part of her mission to uphold what she believes to be the Great Commission, Anna Buckler has coordinated two successful Christian revivals since last summer. The first event was held at Blades Park during the summer and another in January that was hosted at the Salvation Army building on US 13 in Seaford. Now scheduling a third event, Buckler said this looks to be the biggest yet. The upcoming Revival will feature a variety of entertainers and speakers. On slate to perform are Phyllis Smith, pianist, vocalist and speaker; Kurt Kline, on the Shofar; Becky Jones, dramatist, vocalist and harpsichord; Gene Ryan, gospel performer with accompanying guitar and harmonica; David Mooreman and wife Kelly, backed by Jesus Disciples; Christian and Kayla Bergsprazer, gospel performers and the Salvation Armys Childrens group, The Singing Company. Speakers include Kim Jones, Lighthouse Church, Laurel; Melvin Marine, River City Church, Georgetown; Lt. Ida Rolon of the Seaford Salvation Army and Pastor Eva Broseker. Last summer Buckler said she felt spiritually led to hold a Christ-centered Revival in Blades, where she and husband David have resided for the past seven years. It is important to meet the obligation of the Great Commission and spread the Gospel wherever we can, she said. I was led to do this and was determined to see it through. The Revival was held in the Blades Park and featured gospel music and five area ministers who spoke in the open area for five hours. We did not attract a major crowd, Buckler said, but, at one point I was told we had as many as 50 people gathered to hear the Word. Buckler is quick to point out that the Revival is not about numbers, but more about fulfilling the obligation to make the Gospel message available. Not deterred by what could be considered a low turnout for the Park Revival, Buckler said it is a sign of the times. People today are preoccupied with so many things, she said. I was not surprised that there were not more people. But, it was wonderful to see several young people, along with others who stopped and listened and received the Lord. I consider it to be a blessing and a success if only one soul is saved. Maintaining a low profile in the planning of the Revival, Buckler feels being too much in the forefront and visible in the process would be somewhat counter-productive to the goal of the Revival. I do not want the focus of the Revival in anyway to be about me, she said. This is about Jesus and spreading the Gospel and thats it. Buckler, a Christian since 1976, said she looks forward to the upcoming Revival and invited anyone, regardless of faith or denomination, to attend the free event. The Revival is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, beginning at 1 p.m., at the Salvation Army facility on US 13, Seaford. For more information, call Buckler at 302-262-0481.

Benefit for Trina Clark A benefit program will be held for Trina Clark of Lewes who has been diagnosed with advanced cancer. The program will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at St. Johns 2nd Baptist Church in Millsboro. Trina, the mother of two girls - Erica, 17, and Brittany, 15 - is being cared for by her parents, Jack and Barbara Clark. Trina is the sister of Bryan and Karen Clark. Trina spent many years in the medical field helping so many individuals. The community is invited to come out and show her our support. For more information or to participate in the program, call Vanessa Rickards at 381-7314 or Shorel Clark at 945-1899.

Services at Old Christ Church Summer services for Old Christ Church, Laurel, will be held at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month, June through September. The services are conducted according to an historic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, celebrated by the Rev. Howard Backus and sermon. Come as you are and enjoy worship in this church which was built in 1771. We hope to see you there. For more information, call 875-3644.

Home repair program available Homeowners in rural areas who need repairs to their home but cant afford regular loans may be eligible for a USDA Rural Development loan at only one percent interest. Seniors, age 62 and older, may qualify for free home repairs up to $7,500 through the USDA Rural Development grant program. Funding may become limited after June 30.

We are looking for lower income homeowners that need help fixing or replacing a roof, installation or repair of a septic system, replace storm doors and windows, or other repairs to correct or remove existing health, safety, sanitary and accessibility issues, said Bill McGowan, Delaware and Maryland director for USDA Rural Development.  For more information, contact the Maryland/Delaware Rural Development Office at 302-857-3595 or 800-670-6553.

Music by the Wacaster Family The Wacaster Family from Florida will minister in music at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 18, at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, located on Rt. 13 & Dorothy Road. Matthew Wacaster has received several awards including Upcoming Christian Country Music Artist of the Year in Nashville. Everyone is welcome.

Lunch n Learn about slavery Slavery today? Even in Delaware? Come to a free Lunch n Learn about modern day slavery at noon on Thursday, June 5, at Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy. Guest speaker will be Yolanda Schlabach who works with Zoe Ministries to end human trafficking in Delaware. Visit www.endtraffickingdelaware.com to learn more about human trafficking in Delaware. Lunch is free, but registration is required by calling 629-9077.  Open Mike Christian Night Open Mike Christian Night is the first and third Friday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Lighthouse Church. Free admission and free snacks. Bring your singing talents - CD or musical instrument. One person, group singers, young to seniors are welcome. Enjoy singing, praises and testimonials to the Lord. An array of great singers are already lined up. The church is located at 27225 Kaye Rd., Laurel. For information and scheduling, call Dean at 875-2115. Visit us on Facebook at Open Mike Christian Night.

Native American Womens Choir A Native American womens praise choir representing 19 tribes will perform at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. The choir will present a program of praise music singing in the Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw languages. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call the church at 629-8434 or 629-9617.

Salvation Army to hold Revival The Salvation Army in Seaford will hold a Revival at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 17. The Salvation Army is located behind the Talapia Mexican Restaurant. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 262-0481.

Monthly writers group Have you always wished you could write stories, articles or even a book, but dont know how to begin? Have you drafted manuscripts, but need help getting them published? Whether you are a novice or have achieved success in writing, you are invited to join Kingdom Writers Fellowship. We are a small, warm and welcoming writers group that meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.

Program distributes venison During the 2013-2014 deer season, Delaware hunters donated 645 deer to the states Sportsmen Against Hunger Program. The donations were processed into 21,223 pounds of venison, which will provide nearly 100,000 meals for needy Delawareans. DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife staff distributed the frozen ground venison to 30 charitable organizations and food pantries throughout the state. Though the number of donated deer was down slightly this season from last seasons 701, donated deer this season produced nearly 2,500 pounds more venison than the total of 18,761 pounds for 2012-2013 season. For more information, visit the DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife website at Sportsmen Against Hunger, or call 302-284-1077.

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