Worship news for the week of April 23.


St. Joseph’s Church in Middletown to offer Pancake Breakfast
    A Pancake Breakfast will be served Sunday, April 26, at St. Joseph’s Price Hall at 371 E Main St., from 8:30 am to noon. The meal will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk.
    The cost is $6 per adult, $5 for seniors and $3 for children younger than 12.
    Proceeds will benefit the Knights of Columbus Council No. 6543, and various church and community programs.
    For more information, call (302) 378-3475

Dale United Methodist Church news
    On Sunday, April 26, the church will have their annual Band Day at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Archie from Brandywine Community Church in Wilmington will be the guest speaker.
    The church will host Joy Night Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m.
    Sunday morning Worship Experience starts at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Donald E. Hamilton is the pastor.
    Seats are still available for our Six Flags America Trip June 20. The cost is $50 and includes bus fare, admission and a food voucher. Call Jean Archie at 378-3008 or Chrys Mills at (302) 312-0726 for seats.
 
Mt. Pisgah Church news
    Mt. Pisgah Church will hold Youth Game Day Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with kickball, basketball, jump rope and more. There will be a hot dog cook out.
    Sunday, April 27, will be the Mt. Pisgah Church’s Annual Women’s Day.
    Sunday, May 3, will be the annual Conference Service at St. Paul, Wilmington. No service will be held at Mt. Pisgah that day.
    Presiding Pastor of Mt. Pisgah is the Rev. Elwood Fews. For more information, call 378-2764 or go to www.mtpisgahuame.org.

Free computer raffle at Ringgold Chapel
    Ringgold Chapel A.M.E. Church, located at 5017 Summit Bridge Road in Middletown, will hold a Prayer and Band Day service Sunday, April 26, at 3:30 p.m.
    All are welcome for fellowship.
    Two computers will be given away at the April 26, service. One will be given to a child aged second-grade to 12 years old. The other will be given to a teen aged 13 to 18 years old. Participants must be present to win.
    The computers are fully restored and are ready for use.
    For more information, call 378-4681.

Free clothing Give Away at Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church
    A free Clothing Give Away will be held Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church on Pennington Street behind The Everett Theatre in Middletown.
     The clothing, which is available for all ages and sizes, will be free for the taking.
    For more information, call 378-4215.

Tree of Life Church News
    Sunday, April 26 will be the LVC Bowl-A-Thon.
    A yard sale will be held Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ministry Center to benefit Relay for Life of Middletown.
    Wednesday, May 6, will be the Lutheran Community Services Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. Room at the Table will be held this year at the DuPont Country Club from 8 to 9 a.m.
    Thursday, May 7 will be the OWLs trip to Winterthur Museum.
    There will be a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 17, following service to discuss the church’s progress in acquiring the property and to take any necessary votes.
    Interested in making Tree of Life your church home? Please speak with Pastor Hamlin. A new member/discipleship group will soon form. Pastor Hamlin can be reached Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Ministry Center at 378-3345.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
    St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will hold its first Annual Women’s Retreat Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the January House, 2 Main St., in Odessa. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Karen Covey Moore.
    To reserve a place, call 378-2420. There is no charge for the event and babysitting will be provided at the church at 406 Main St., Odessa, by reservation at the number above.
    For more information, call the church office at 378-2420 or email STPOdessa@stpaulsodessa.org. Go to www.stpaulsodessa.org for current information on the mission and ministries of St. Paul’s.

Ebenezer Church news
    Ebenezer Love Fellowship Church Second Women’s Retreat will be held from Sept. 18 to 20, in Lancaster, Pa., for $399. This includes transportation, two-night stay at Eden Resort, a concert, dynamic workshops and one ticket to Sight and Sound “Abraham and Sarah.”
    For more information, call Pastor Bridget Williams (302) 836-1545 or email info@ebenezerlove.org.

Mt. Calvary announces April events
    Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, located at 300 New St., Middletown will host a dinner Friday, April 24, at 11 a.m. Spareribs will be available for $12. Chicken will be $8. Fish will be $9. The dinners come with a choice of two sides – macaroni and cheese, potato salad, sweet potatoes and green beans.
    Bible study is held on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday school is held at 10 a.m. Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m.
    For more information, call 378-2777 or Elizabeth Rodgers at 378-9322.

 St. Anne’s Episcopal Church news
    Join St. Anne’s Episcopal Church at 15 E. Green St. in Middletown as they discover the holy, in themselves, in their community, and in the stranger at two services this Sunday, April 19, celebrated by the Rev. Jo Ann Barker.
    The regular service schedule will resume with services at 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m.
    Evening prayer will be held at Old St. Anne’s at 5 p.m. Wednesdays.
    Mark Sunday, May 3, on your calendar because Tastefully Simple is coming to St. Anne’s at noon to the Parish Hall to raise funds for the J2A pilgrimage to South Dakota this summer.
    For more information about the church and its activities, call the church office at 378-2401, or go to www.st-annes-church.com.  

Mt. Olivet flea market, bake table and lunch
    Mt. Olivet will host a flea market, bake table and lunch Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at 131 Main St., Warwick, Md.
    The lunch will include sodas, hot dogs, homemade soup and turkey salad.
    For more information, call the Rev. Larry Jameson at (410) 648-5212.

Trinity A.M.E. news
    The Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church Family and The Rev. Dr. Natalie P. Alford, pastor-teacher, invite you to worship with at their Sensational Sunday Worship Experiences at 11 a.m.
    All are welcome to these services.
    Saturday, April 25, the church will host a women’s retreat at the Donaldson Brown Riverfront Conference Center, Port Deposit, Md. For registration and more information, call the church at 378-2223.

Mt. Friendship AME welcomes guest preacher
    Mt. Friendship AME Church will welcome Evangelist Vera Bolden Sunday, April 26, at 11 a.m.
    The community is invited to this service.
    The church is located at 1761 Mt. Friendship Road, just south of Wheatley’s Pong Road, between Clayton and Kenton.

Gov. Markell invites public to Annual Prayer breakfast
    Gov. Markell cordially invites you to attend the 49th Annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast held this year on Thursday, May 7. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m., doors open at 6:30 a.m., with the program to follow immediately at 7:30 a.m.
    The breakfast will be held at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover.
    RSVP by Friday, April 24.
    To request tickets or for more information, call Betty McFarland at (302) 735-4035.