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Religion: Speakers & Topics

December 20, 2008

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Stephanie Yancy will preach Sunday at the 8 a.m. communion service. The parish and youth choirs will provide music at the 10:15 a.m. service of lessons and carols. Sunday school classes at 9 a.m. include an adult forum.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor Quentin Fleming's message at the 8:15 a.m. chapel service and the 10:30 a.m. communion service is "Do Not Be Afraid." Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Eric Norgard is preacher/celebrant at the 8:30 a.m. praise worship service and the 10:45 a.m. evangelical worship this fourth Sunday in Advent. Tony Howell is lay assisting minister.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, Pastor Mark Mooney's topic is "Mary, Did You Know?" Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service. Mooney and his puppet friends will highlight the morning service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. The youth Christmas party is at 6 p.m.

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First Christian Church, Senior Minister Fred Harris will give the message "Watching for Vision" at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services featuring Heavenly Harmony and the chancel choir. Sunday school for all ages begins at 11:15 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on "Who Is The "I" in Christmas?" Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, a service of lessons and carols at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The New Creation will sing. Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m. The Christmas program is at 6 p.m.

Valley Assembly of God Christian Life Center, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, Sunday, the Rev. Robert Jones will speak on "The Intrusion of God" at the 10 a.m. service. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. "Joy, Joy, Joy," a Christmas musical, will be presented at 6 p.m.

Otterbein United Brethren Church, 146 Leitersburg St., Greencastle, Pa., all-music Christmas services Sunday at 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. with choirs and volunteers sharing talents. Fellowship and brunch at 9:50 a.m. The adult and children's choirs will present "Joy, Joy, Joy" at 6 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., the 10 a.m. service Sunday is the cantata "Come Let Us Worship The King." No Christian education Sunday. "The Fall and Rise" is the topic at 6 p.m. Sunday. Grace Teens at 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study at 1 p.m. and a gathering at 6:06 p.m.

A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries will be holding services at Steve's Studio, 13194 Monterry Lane, Rouzerville, Pa., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Steve Burdette's topic is "His Name Shall Be Called Jesus."

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on "How Can This Be?" at the 8:15 a.m. service. There will be a children's sermon. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 14615 Fairview Church Road, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on "How Can This Be?" at the 10:30 a.m. service. There will be a children's sermon. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Zion United Church of Christ, an original musical performance, "Truck Stop Christmas," will be presented at 11 a.m. Sunday by the chancel and youth choirs. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Doug Courter's message at 10:30 a.m. Sunday is "The Unexpected Visitor." There will also be a birthday party for Jesus and the children's Christmas program, "Christmas Ponderings, Then and Now." Tuesday Bible study is at 10 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Gerry Johnson will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on "What About the House?" Sunday school begins at 9:10 a.m.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, Pastor Carol Hallman's topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is "Here I Am, The Servant of God." Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church, 304 E. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va., Ronald Grubb is liturgist/preacher at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on "God Doesn't Shop for Baby Gifts at Bloomingdale's - Just Ask Mary."

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Sharpsburg, the preschooler program, reading by the older youth and a visit from St. Nicholas will be at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Vernon Reformed UCC, Keedysville, Pastor Delancy Catlett will speak at 10:45 a.m. Sunday on "Birthing a Promise."

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Tim Leighton's topic at 10:45 a.m. Sunday is "Words of Joy?" Fellowship and refreshments follow the service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

New Beginning Community Church, corner of Dual Highway and Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, Pastor Mark Snyder will speak Sunday at the 11 a.m. service on "Christ in Christmas - The Christmas Secret." Music by The Glowing Angels. A series on the Book of Romans is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church, Old Forge Road, the Rev. David Baker's topic at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday is "A Young Woman Believed."

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