Church News
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Union UMC Easter celebration
Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, will celebrate Easter Week with the following services:
April 5 - Holy Thursday: 7 p.m., sermon "Unanswered Prayer" and Holy Communion led by the Rev. Joe Barth.
April 6 - Good Friday: 1-2 p.m., church open for prayer and Holy Communion; 7 p.m., service of Tennebrae led by the Rev. Dale Brown.
April 8 - Easter Sunday Worship Celebration, 6:30 a.m., Sunrise Service at the pond in the cemetery (next to church) with breakfast to follow in the Fellowship Hall; 9 a.m., Contemporary Worship Service; 11 a.m., Tradition Worship Service.

Sunrise Service
Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church near Trap Pond on Sunday morning, April 8 at 6:30. A fellowship breakfast will follow the service. Everyone is invited.

Old Christ Church open May 27
Historic Old Christ Church welcomes everyone for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. from May 27 through Oct. 7. The church is located on Chipman's Pond Road off Rt. 24, Laurel. The church is on the Historic Register, built in 1771 and original as it was in that period.

St. Philip's Episcopal Church
Holy Week Services at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel: Thursday, April 5, Maundy Thursday, at 6 p.m., an Agape meal served around the "Cross" in the Parish Hall. Friday, April 6, Good Friday: at noon the Good Friday meditation and Stations of the Cross at St. Philip's. At 7 p.m., the Laurel Ministerium Good Friday service will be at Christ United Methodist Church. Easter Sunday, April 8, at 6:30 a.m., will be the Laurel Ministerium Sunrise Service at Janosik Park in Laurel. At 9:30 a.m. will be the Easter Sunday service with Holy Eucharist. There will be no Church School.

Centenary U.M.C. Easter cantata
Centenary U. M. Church, Poplar and Market St., Laurel, invites you to celebrate Easter with us at 11 a.m. During this service, the chancel choir will present the Easter cantata, "Who Is This King?" by Lloyd Larsen and Joseph Martin, which tells the story of The Christ from birth to resurrection. The singers will be accompanied by Karen Tull at the organ and a power point presentation by Cheryl Jones.

Passion of the Christ
Free: On Good Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m., come enjoy Movie Night at Heaven-Bound Ministries, 214 N. Front St. Refreshments served. The movie will be the "Passion of the Christ." Pat A. Jones; Host Pastor (302) 629-7676

Prayer chain
The Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Seaford is holding a Prayer Chain for Life service on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. The Pro Life Prayer service will be held in front of the church.

Christ Lutheran Church 'Passion'
Christ Lutheran Church is pleased to invite you and your family and friends to the free viewing of "The Passion of the Christ," on Saturday, April 7, at 7 p.m., rated "R." Babysitting will be offered. Free light refreshments will be available. Come and experience the "Passion," at Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford.

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.

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. 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.

Wycliffe associates' meeting
Diolia Diesto-Galorport will share stories of her experience, as a Bible translator and public nurse to the people of the Philippines, at a Wycliffe Associates' banquet at Salisbury, Md. Ramada Inn on Friday, April 13, 7 p.m. For complimentary tickets to this special event, call 1-800-475-1062.

New Experience at Living Water
Come to Living Water Worship Center on Sunday, April 8, at 10 a.m. 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.

Concord U.M. Gospel concert
There will be a Gospel Concert at Concord United Methodist on Sunday, April 15th at 2 p.m. The concert will feature Cassandra Abbott from Deal Island, Md., Joe Dawson and Frank Silva. A Beef & Dumpling will follow the concert in the church Community Building. Concord United Methodist Church is located just off Rt. 20, east of Seaford @ 25322 Church Rd., Seaford.

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.

St Luke's Easter schedule
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.

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 Mic 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.

Laurel Baptist Church Concert
Laurel Baptist Church is hosting its annual Spring Sing Sensation. Guest singers are The Girls, Revived, The O'Day Family and Frank Silva. The concert will be on April 22, at 7 p.m. Come for a night of Praising the Lord. For more information, call Gertrude Smith at 875-7998.

Centenary Church Gospel Cafe
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting Christian music each Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. April Guest Singers:
April 7: Bob & Cheryl Jones & Todd McMasters, Frank Silva, Don White, and Butch Reed.
April 14: Tull Family, Shannon Whaley, 11 yr. old Alexis Hudson, Bill Primrose.
April 21: Sierra Spicer, "All 4 Him" Group, Dawn Hopkins, "Pink Grass" (all female bluegrass group).
April 28: "Lights of Home," Ray & Trevor Marine, Gospel Café first annual BBQ (outside). Every week, Mary Ann Young joins us!
For more information, call the Church office at 875-3983 or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.

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
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 a Healing and Miracle Service leading up to Easter. The service will feature Pastor Billy Burke on Sunday, April 29, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Laurel Lenten Services
The Laurel Ministerial Association will be holding an ecumenical Good Friday service to 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.

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 841-7589.