Ash Wednesday

Community Ash Wednesday
Service & Luncheon
March 1st 12 noon
St. John’s United Methodist Church
300 N. Pine Street Seaford, DE. 19973
St. John’s Church is located at Pine & Poplar Streets in the heart of Seaford

Ash Wednesday signifies for Christians the first day in the season of Lent, marking the liturgical period prior to Easter and recalls the Israelites’ forty years in the desert and Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness. Lent is an opportunity to go deeply into our hearts and the souls of our community, and to recognize the horror and depth of our estrangement from God. In practicing the disciplines of Lent, such as self-examination and repentance, we seek to systematically put things right.

This year the Seaford Ministerium will launch the Community Lenten Services at St. John’s UMC beginning themid-week noon services which rotate to differing churches each week throughout Lent.

Upcoming Lenten Mid-Week Noon Services
All services will begin at 12:00 Noon – 12:30 with light lunch to follow

Wednesday, March 1 – St. John’s UMC – 300 Pine St., Seaford 302-629-9466 Preacher: Rev. Richard Evans
Wednesday, March 8 – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church – Front & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-7979 Preacher: Rev. David Nuss
Wednesday, March 15 – Christ Lutheran – 315 N Shipley St., Seaford 302-629-9755 Preacher: Rev. Marianne Ell
Wednesday, March 22 – Mt. Olivet UMC – 315 High St., Seaford 302-629-4458 Preacher: Rev. Laurie Hiller
Wednesday, March 29 – Wesley UMC – 22025 Atlanta Rd., Seaford 302-629-3029 Preacher: Rev. Christine Bowden
Wednesday, April 5 – Our Lady of Lourdes RCC – 532 E Stein Hwy., Seaford 302-629-3591 Preacher: Rev. Beth Elezey

Seaford Community Food Closet

Seaford Community Food Closet is in need of personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, shampoo, body soap, and toothbrushes. As always, thanks for your continued support of the Seaford Community Food Closet.

The St. John’s Thrift Shop is gearing up for spring. Please keep us in mind when you are doing your spring cleaning. We accept clothing and shoes for adults and children, housewares, and small appliances. We do not accept furniture or toys. We continue to collect children’s books to be given out to every child to encourage reading. If you are interested in sorting, stocking shelves, or waiting on individuals, please let us know. We are open on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. for donations and Saturdays 9-12 for operation.

GriefShare

GriefShare, a 13 week nondenominational grief support group is being offered at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Sessions are on Sundays beginning at 4:00 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. GriefShare is a biblical based program for the journey of grief and recovery utilizing video, workbook and group discussion. It is nondenominational and all are welcome. If you feel you would like to join us during this journey of grief please call the church office to register.

Seaford Community Food Closet

Seaford Community Food Closet is in need of the following items: Peanut butter, cereal, spaghettios, oatmeal, baked beans and pancake mix. We appreciate all you do. Because of your donations, we are able to help all who are referred.

St. John’s Thrift Shop

The St. John’s Thrift Shop is in need of summer clothing especially children’s clothing, shoes, purses, and housewares. We also take children’s books to be given out to every child to encourage reading. If you are interested in sorting, stocking shelves, or waiting on individuals, please let us know. We are open on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. for donations and Saturdays 9-12 for operation.

Collection of Quarters

The Sunday School children are continuing their collection of quarters for the Congo children. There is a box in the Narthex, the church office, and by rooms 12A and 12B. As of February we have collected $917.22. Thank you for your participation.