Church News
Thursday, March 29, 2007
 
April 5 Maundy Thursday Services
Seaford United Methodist Ministries announces the following churches will hold Maundy Thursday services on April 5 at the following times and locations: Concord UMC, 7 p.m.; Gethsemane UMC, 7 p.m.; John Wesley UMC, and Mt. Hope UMC, at Agape Love (ABC Daycare in Federalsburg, MD) 7 p.m.; Mt. Olivet UMC, 7 p.m.; St. John's UMC, 8 p.m., followed by a 15 hour prayer vigil; Wesley UMC, 7 p.m.; Woodland UMC, 7:30 p.m.

Rev. Timothy Wright
John Wesley United Methodist Church presents Rev. Timothy Wright, "The Godfather of Gospel Music". The Rev. will be accompanied by the New York Mass Choir. The event will be at Seaford High School, Market St. on Saturday, March 31, at 6 p.m. $20 donation is suggested. Children ages 0-5, free; 6-12, $10; and 13 and up, $20. Tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m. For information, call 302-629-9215, 302-629-6046, or 302-337-9514.

Prayer Room Open to Public
Concord United Methodist Church invites the community to visit their "Interactive Prayer Room" which will be open from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, through Friday, April 13. This room has been transformed into an inspiring haven of seven sacred stations, each conducive to personal reflection of where one stands in his or her Christian journey. Activities such as drawing lots for Christ's clothing, touching Jesus' sharp crown of thorns, tasting the bitter hyssop, and hammering a spike into a rough hewn cross while asking for forgiveness of a specific sin will bring Jesus' final days to excruciating reality for visitors. A quiet space with a kneeling bench and open Bible encourage reading, studying, lingering, and listening at the end of the prayer walk. It is the hope of those bringing you this inspiring prayer room that you will be reminded vividly of the sacrifice Christ made for all who choose to repent of their sins and accept God's magnificent grace gift. For 2 years this special prayer setting has been so well received in this usually "traditional" worship-style family chapel that its congregation decided to offer it again for a third year. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Road (Route 20A, just off Concord Road 20, east of Seaford). For more information contact Rev. Diane Melson at 628-8114.

New Experience at Living Water
Come to Living Water Worship Center on Sunday, April 8, at 10. It's a new song, sing along, worship experience for the whole family with modern-day psalmist, Vincent. Also featured will be Birgit DeLaidatti, a missionary to the United States! Make sure you don't miss this event at Living Water Worship Center, 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel. For more information, call 302-628-8172.

Concord UM to hold Lenten Services
Concord United Methodist Church invites the public to the following services: Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday service on Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunrise service on Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 a.m., followed by regular worship service at 9 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Concord UM Church is located at 25322 Church Road (Rt. 20A, just off Concord Road 20, east of Seaford). For more information, contact Pastor Diane E. Melson at 628-8114.

Easter Egg Hunt April 7
An Easter Egg Hunt to be held on April 7, at 1 p.m., at the Woodland United Methodist Church, across from the Woodland Ferry. Children up through 11-years-old can participate. For more information call 629-8775.

Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Laurel
On April 7 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in downtown Laurel, next to the Insurance Market an Easter Egg Hunt, lunch and a Passion Play will be held. For more information, call Central Worship Center at 875-7995

Central Worship Center Yard Sale
A large Spring Yard Sale at Central Worship Center will be held on April 14, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. Country crafts, household goods, furniture, school uniforms, baby and children clothes, shoes, books, toys and much more. For more information, call 875-7995.

Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter
The Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday) will be observed at 9:00 a.m. beginning with the Liturgy of the Palms. The Service continues with the dramatic Reading of the Passion Gospel (from Luke's Gospel this year) and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. During Holy Week, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Monday night at 7. On Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week you are invited to celebrate Holy Eucharist at other locations: On Tuesday, at 10 a.m., please join in the celebration/Renewal of Ordination Vows by the clergy of the Diocese of Delaware, at our Cathedral in Wilmington. On Wednesday, we journey to Alexandria Virginia to celebrate at Virginia Episcopal Seminary with the Right Rev'd. Michael Curry, bishop of North Carolina, presiding at 11:30 a.m. At Saint Luke's the Maundy Thursday Liturgy ends Lent and begins the Ancient Triduum, "three Sacred Days," The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, the Liturgy begins at 12 noon, and includes the reading of the Passion from John's Gospel, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. On Holy Saturday morning, the brief liturgy of Christ in the Tomb will be observed at 10 a.m. The Celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Day, will be held at 9 a.m. on Sunday. This Eucharist is resplendent with flowers, special musical selections, and alleluias. Everyone is welcome to worship at St. Luke's.

'Greater Love' at Seaford Nazarene
Sunday, April 22, at 11 a.m., the Seaford Church of the Nazarene at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13 next to the Guide) is hosting the "Greater Love Quartet" in concert. All are welcome to join us in worship and celebration as we experience the ministry of this wonderful southern gospel quartet. Admission is free. A love offering will be received. For more information call 302-629-3929 or 302-381-6514.

Easter Musical
The choir of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church will present an Easter musical, "The Borrowed Tomb," on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.. and Sunday, April 1, at 7 p.m. The public is invited; the event is free. The story revolves around Joseph of Arimathea (played by R.C. Willin) and Nicodemus (played by Richard Trice) as they struggle with loyalty before and during the crucifixion of Jesus. For more information, call 629-5600 or visit http://www.atlantaroadcma.org.

Cup of Joy Coffeehouse April 27
Friday, April 27, from 7-9 p.m. Coffee, music, and connection with Christian people is available, at the Seaford Church of the Nazarene. There will be an Open Mick from 7-9 p.m. Unplugged instruments (aka acoustical) only. Seaford Church of the Nazarene is located at 520 South Dual Highway (Rt. 13S next to the Guide). For more information call 302-629-3929 or 302-381-6514.

'Shua'
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Seaford presents 'Shua,' a one actor play. It tells the story of Jesus (Yeshua) from the point of view of a childhood friend. The re-telling of the story of our Salvation has a power to move us if we open our eyes and ears and hearts. We invite you to begin your Holy Week with this inspiring presentation. The event will take place in the Parish hall at 4 p.m. on April 1. A free will offering will be taken to defray the cost.

Centenary Church Gospel Cafe
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is hosting a Christian music evening each Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Wiley are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. March 31 singers are Jim Perry, Sierra Spicer, Galen and Jillian Queen. Every week Mary Ann Young joins us. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983

Good Friday Services April 6
The Greater Seaford Ministerium announces a Community Good Friday service will be held on April 6, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Presbyterian Church located in Seaford on Rt. 13A between the Army Reserve building and Woodland Mills Apartments. Pastors from area churches will be bringing a combined message based on the last Seven Sayings of Christ from the cross. Call the Rev. Drew Christian for more information, 629-2862.

All Saints Lenten services
All Saints Episcopal Church, Delmar, Palm and Passion Sunday, April 1. The 10 a.m. service will begin in the parish hall with the traditional blessing and distribution of palms. The service will continue in the church with the reading of our Lord's Passion concluding with Eucharist. Maundy Thursday, April 5 - Service begins at 7 p.m. and will conclude with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday. Good Friday Service, April 6 - Noon and 7 p.m. The full penitential service will be offered. The Prayer Book service with the stations will last approximately one hour. Easter Sunday, of the Resurrection, April 8. The 10 a.m. service will be a joy-filled celebration of Resurrection with beloved hymns and communion for all baptized persons.

Laurel Wesleyan Church Easter story
Watch the Easter Story unfold before your eyes as Laurel Wesleyan Church presents "More Than Just A Man." Experience the sounds and sights of Easter in this unique dramatic musical performance on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, April 8, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Messiah's Vineyard Church
Dr. Carl G. Vincent would like to announce the following services leading up to Easter: Easter Cantata - Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m. Healing and Miracle Services with Pastor Billy Burke - Sunday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Laurel Lenten Services
The Laurel Ministerial Association will be holding special mid-week services during the season of Lent. March 29 - Victory in Grace Tabernacle, 11528 Commercial Lane, Hickman Park, Laurel. The service begins at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be services sponsored by the Laurel Ministerial Association during Holy Week, April 2-8. An ecumenical Good Friday service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Friday, April 6, beginning at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, the community is invited to Janosik Park, Laureltowne, for a Son-Rise service at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Fred Duncan, at 875-3398.

Delaware Pro-Life convention
The Delaware Pro-Life Coalition will hold its 20th annual convention on Saturday, March 31, at the Holiday Inn Select in Claymont. This day-long event includes five nationally-renowned speakers. The costs for the event are as follows: $45 for learning sessions only; $35 for banquet only; and $70 for learning sessions and banquet. For further information or registration call Joanne Laird at 302-479-5613 or visit www.delawarepro life.org.

Trinity UMC 'Full Throttle'
"Full Throttle," Saturdays, 6:30-8 p.m., through April 7 at Trinity United Methodist Church Rec Building. Each week will feature a band or group, skits, movie clips from "The Passion of the Christ," snacks, and fellowship. Bands include groups such as "Proof of Love," "Rapper" "Tru Christian," "Garden Praise Band," "Ground Zero Master's Commission," Tim Ewing (AngelFire), and Mason Summers. For more information, call Pastor Tina Whaley at 841-7589.

Praise Service Cancelled
The Praise Service on Saturday, March 31 at the River of Life Christian Center has been cancelled.