Faith & Spirituality Briefs
St. Jude's book club meets March 4
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, in St. Jude’s Religious Education Center. The featured book will be "The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming" by Henri Nouwen from Doubleday. This book sums up the life and experience of theologian Henri Nouwen. After nearly 30 years as a lecturer at Harvard, Yale and Notre Dame, Nouwen discovered Rembrandt's painting, “The Return of the Prodigal Son,” which is in the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The library has two copies of the book for lending on a first-come, first-served basis. The book is also available on Amazon.com.
The Parish Book Club is sponsored by St. Jude’s Adult Faith Formation Committee and the Parish Library Committee. For further information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413. A listing of upcoming book selections can be found at http://stjudeslewesde.org/religiouseducation/adultfaithformation.html. St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points in Lewes.
Lighthouse Church to host men's conference March 5-7
The Lighthouse Church Inc. of Wyoming will hold a three-day men's conference March 5 to 7. The Rev. Merlin Vande Mark will be the featured minister. Lighthouse Church of Wyoming is at 6 South Railroad Ave., Wyoming. Thursday and Friday services will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday services will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no registration or admission fee for this conference. It is open to all, but the focus will be on men, and a free-will offering will be taken. For more information contact Bro. Christopher Gore at firstname.lastname@example.org or at call 302- 632-4679.
Mennonite fellowship offers finding hope program March 8
In a world filled with fear and uncertainly, it's easy to get overcome with a sense of hopelessness. But that doesn't have to be the case. Truth and Life Mennonite Fellowship will host Finding Hope in a Hopeless World at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 8, in meeting room 1 of the Wicomico Public Library, 122 S. Division St., Salisbury, Md. Along with prayer and hymns, there will be a question-and-answer session. Light refreshments will follow. For more information, call 443-735-6217 or email email@example.com.
Bridge to Selma is UUSD topic March 8
Bridge to Selma is the topic for 10 a.m., Sunday, March 8, at UUSD. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a second march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., March 9, 1965. The goal was to reach Montgomery, Ala., the state capital. The Rev. D. Michael Smith will address the story of the various attempts and their influence on the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware meets at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. For details, call the church office at 302-645-6334 or visit uussd.org.
Bishop Fisher to speak on black history March 15 at Long Neck UMC
Long Neck United Methodist Church will celebrate Black History Month at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 15. Focusing on the United Methodist Church and gospel music, this year's theme is We've Come a Long Way. The featured speaker will be Bishop Violet L. Fisher. Her talk will be followed by a Food for the Soul dinner at 5 p.m. There is no charge,7 but a donation basket will be acceptable.
St. Stephens UMC to host chicken dinner March 21
St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Delmar will host a chicken and crust dinner from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 21. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for kids; ages 3 and under eat free. For more information call 302- 846-9501 or go to www.ststephensumc.com.
Knights of Columbus to host Irish dinner March 14
Everyone is lucky at the Knights of Columbus Irish dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14, in the St. Edmond Parish Hall, Rehoboth Beach. Dinner includes corned beef, Irish banger sausages, fresh cabbage, potatoes and carrots, salad, homemade Irish soda bread, coffee, tea and dessert. Beer, wine, bottled water and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Highlighting the food will be live entertainment by Kevin O’Brennan. Taitneamh a bhaint as (enjoy)! Seating is limited. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for youth 10 and under; children under 5 eat free. For tickets call Bob Worthing 302-227-4384, Tony Mazzarelli 302-212-2072, or Denny Huss 302-227-9454.
Mt. Calvary AME Church to dedicate historical marker March 15
The Delaware Public Archives has recognized Mt. Calvary AME Church as a significant part of Delaware history by awarding it an official historical marker. A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event will be held at noon, Sunday, March 15, at the church, 25206 School Lane, Concord, near Seaford. Speakers for the afternoon will include Stephen M. Marz, Delaware Public Archives director; Presiding Elder Winton Hill; and Rep. Daniel B. Short, R-Seaford. Mt. Calvary AME Church and the Delaware Public Archives welcome the public to share in and witness the unveiling of this historical marker. For more information, contact the Rev. Idola Williams Batson at 302-629-3119.
St. Jude's parish retreat on transformative aging set March 21
Presented by Sister Lynn Lavin OSF, PhD, a retreat on transformative aging will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at St. Jude the Apostle Parish. This retreat will focus on the aging process and the invitations and challenges that are unfolding as people grow older. Attendees will reflect together on the spiritual aspects of the aging process, how God is present in their transitions and daily living, and how they are being invited to live with an attitude of gratitude for God’s providential care on the journey.
A continental breakfast, drinks, snacks, and lunch will be provided. A free-will offering is suggested. Registration is required in the parish office by Friday, March 13; call the parish office, 302-644-7300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day of Recollection for women set March 21
The Delaware State Columbiettes are sponsoring a Day of Recollection for women from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 21, at St. Thomas More Academy in Magnolia. The theme for the day is “I Thirst for Jesus's Love." The cost is $20 and includes mass, a continental breakfast, lunch, reflection stations, reconciliation, speakers and rosary. Register by Saturday, March 14. For more information, contact Maria at 302-655-3974 or email email@example.com.
Long Neck UMC to host chicken and dumpling dinner March 28
A chicken and dumpling dinner with all the trimmings will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at Long Neck United Methodist Church. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 4 to 9 and free for children 3 and under. Long Neck UMC is at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck.
St. Jude Church seeks part-time organist
St. Jude The Apostle Catholic Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes is in need of an organist for its weekly 7 a.m. Sunday Mass year round plus occasional Holy Day Masses. One additional Sunday Mass per week is available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. A digital console piano is available for use. Contact the Music Ministry Office at 302-644-7300.
St. Jude the Apostle Church invites adults to explore faith formation
All are invited to attend a series of sessions for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays in the Religious Education Center of St. Jude The Apostle Church. RCIA is a process of prayer, reflection and learning that may lead adults and children to explore the possibility of becoming members of the Catholic Church. Adult baptized Catholics may complete their initiation by preparing for the reception of the Sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation. There is no cost to the participants, and no commitment is necessary. Those interested are welcome to come for a session or two to see what it’s all about. Each week, a different topic of faith exploration is discussed, with time allowed for group participation.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is on Route 1 near Lewes, just north of the Five Points intersection. For further information, call the Religious Education Office, 302-644-7413 or go to www.stjudeslewesde.org/rcia.html.
St. Jude The Apostle Book Club to meet April 1
St. Jude The Apostle Parish Book Club will meet from 1 to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, in St. Jude’s Religious Education Center. The featured book will be "My Life on the Rock: A Rebel Returns to the Catholic Faith" by Jeff Cavins. The dramatic conversion story of Jeff Cavins, apologist and host of EWTN's "Life on the Rock," is the true and bittersweet story of an emotional and spiritual search for peace in a chaotic world. The library has two copies of the book for lending on a first-come, first-served basis. The book is also available on Amazon.com.
For further information, call the Religious Education office at 302-644-7413. A listing of upcoming book selections can be found on the parish website at http://stjudeslewesde.org/religiouseducation/adultfaithformation.html. St. Jude The Apostle Church is located at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points in Lewes.
Grace of God Lutheran Church seeks part-time director of music
Grace of God Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation worshiping in the Long Neck CHEER Center, is in need of a part-time director of music. Duties include playing for the 10 a.m. Sunday service and other festival services as needed, selecting music and directing the choir. Send a cover letter and resume along with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Confirmation program offered at St. Jude
St. Jude The Apostle Church is inviting adult Catholics who were baptized and made First Communion but were not able to be confirmed as youths to call the Religious Education Office at 302-644-7413. An informal process, individualized to meet the busy schedules of adults, can be arranged to prepare candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday with the Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, Bishop of Wilmington.
St. Jude The Apostle Church is at 152 Tulip Drive and Route 1, just north of Five Points in Lewes. Go to www.stjudeslewesde.org/.
St. Stephens UMC to host bus trip to NYC May 16
St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Delmar will host a bus trip to New York City Saturday, May 16. Cost of $45 per person covers bus, tip to driver and a small donation to St. Stephens UMC. Money and signed waiver are due to the church office by Sunday, April 12. Departure is from Walmart on North Salisbury Blvd. at 5:30 a.m. with arrival in New York at approximately 10:30 a.m. Departure from New York is at 7 p.m. Bus will drop off and pick up in Times Square near 51st and Broadway. Call 302-846-9501 or visit www.ststephensumc.com.