Worship news for week of April 30

Seventh-Day Adventist Church news
    The Pastor and members of Middletown Seventh-Day Adventist Church will celebrate Holy Communion Saturday, May 2, during the Divine Worship Hour.
    The Family Life Department will present a video and have a discussion on relationships Saturday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m.
    The Sabbath School Department will sponsor a weekly discussion under the general heading of The Christian Life now through the last week of June.
    The public is welcome to attend all services and presentations.
    The church is located at 858 Noxontown Road, Townsend.

Dale United Methodist Church news
     Dale United Methodist Church will host Joy Night Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. All choirs are welcome to join.
    Sunday morning Worship Experience at Dale United Methodist Church starts at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Donald E. Hamilton is the pastor.
    Seats are still available for the Six Flags America Trip Friday, 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
    Sunday, May 3, will be the Mt. Pisgah Church 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.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church news
    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.

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. Sunday services this week include Holy Eucharist, Rite I at 8 a.m.; “Contact,” a service with simple music, and simple message with Holy Communion at 9 a.m.; and Holy Eucharist Rite II with choir at 10:30 a.m.  From 9:40 to 10:25 a.m., Christian Formation is provided for all ages and nursery care is available.
    Adult education for the next three weeks will be discussions regarding Medical Ethics.
    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. Call Kim George or Lea Hutchins for questions or to sign up.
    A healing service is conducted each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Evening Prayer will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Old St. Anne’s.
    For more information about the church and its activities, call the church office at 378-2401, or go to www.st-annes-church.com.  

Tree of Life news
   Tree of Life Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a Yard sale Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Ministry Center. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life of Middletown.
Worship service starts at 1:30 a.m. Sundays at Brick Mill Elementary School.
Thursday, May 7, will be the OWLS trip to Winterthur Museum.
    A Congregational meeting will be held Sunday, May 17, following the service to discuss progress in acquiring property, to answer questions and to take necessary votes.
TOL will take part in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Middletown Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6. For more information, go to www.middletownrelay.org.
     Those interested in making Tree of Life their new church home, please speak with Pastor Hamlin. A new member/discipleship group will soon form. Hamlin can be reached Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at the Ministry Center at 378-3345.
    Please call the Ministry Center at 378-3345 to arrange for a baptism or a wedding, a request for the prayer list or if the church can help you in any way.
    For more information, go to www.tollc.org.

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.

Ringgold Chapel AME Church news
    Fellowship at Ringgols Chapel AME Church in Cecilton, Md., will be Sunday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Rosalyn Crosby, pastor of Union Bethel Church, will officiate.
    The Rev. Perry Davis Jr. is the pastor.
    For more information, call Carolyn Evans at (302) 464-1150.
Union Bethel AME Church news
    Union Bethel AME Church, located at 161 Church St., Cecilton, Md., will host “Dinners 4 France” Saturday, May 2, starting at noon.
    The menu includes fish, chicken or pigs feet. Pigs feet dinners are by order only.
    Dinners are $9 and sandwiches are $6.
    To place orders, call Lakeya Johnson at (302) 275-6807 or email Dinner4France@yahoo.com.
    Restoration Service will be Sunday, May 17, at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Carolyn Jordan from Fairview African Methodist Espicol Church in Linwood, Pa., will speak.
    A Hat and Tea Luncheon will be Saturday, May 23, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Shelia Hunley from St. Daniels Church will speak.

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.