Religion: Speakers & Topics

January 17, 2009

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Stephanie Yancy will preside Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services. The parish choir will provide music at the later service. Sunday School classes at 9 a.m. include an adult forum on Buddhism.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor Quentin Fleming's message at the 8:15 a.m. chapel service and 10:30 a.m. communion service is What Did He See? Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Gregory Paul Shook will be installed as minister of music Sunday at a 10 a.m. unity service. Bill Price is lay assisting minister.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, Pastor Mark Mooney's topic Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service is The Birds and the Bees: A Christian Perspective. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m.


First Christian Church, Senior Minister Fred Harris will bring the message, Our Heritage of Unity, at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. Music by Tody Smith and the chancel choir. Sunday school 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 the topic, Dawn of a New Day. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. A community luncheon Monday begins at noon.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, Pastor Carol Hallman's topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. is A Voice in the Night. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.

Valley Assembly of God Christian Life Center, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, Sunday, the Rev. Robert Jones will speak on the Four Altars of Abraham at the 10 a.m. service. Bible Study is at 9 a.m. Royal Rangers and girls' ministries' topic at 6 p.m. is Waiting Upon God. Wednesday Oasis Service with NuVision Youth is at 7 p.m. with Victorious Christian service study.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp's message at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday is God Loves Us All. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber's topic at 10:40 a.m. Sunday is Follow the Man Passing By. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Brent Saba from Urban Hope Ministry in Philadelphia at 6 p.m. Grace Teens at 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study at 1 p.m. and a gathering at 6:06 p.m. Teen club at 7 p.m.

A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries will be holding services at Steve's Studio, 13194 Monterry Lane, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Steve Burdette's topic is Fear Not - God's Holy Force is with Us.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic, Answering the Call, at the 8:15 a.m. service. There is 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 the topic, Answering the Call, at the 10:30 a.m. service. There will be a children's sermon.

Zion United Church of Christ, the Rev. Gerry Hanberry will speak Sunday on Encounter With Jesus Again at 11 a.m. communion service. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Doug Courter will speak on When Life Is Not That Important at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday Bible study is at 10 a.m. Wednesday youth programs are at 6:30 p.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 is Still Speaking - On Bumper Stickers and T-Shirts.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg, Pastor Mike Manthos will speak Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on Freedom in the Lord. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Church Road, has worship at 8:45 a.m. with the Rev. Dave Kaplan speaking on A New Vision. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville, offers Sunday School for youth and adults at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 10:45 a.m. with the Rev. Dave Kaplan.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, Sandy Kendall's topic at 10:45 a.m. Sunday is Lookin' For Treasure in All the Wrong Places. Fellowship and refreshments follow the service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Tri-State Fellowship, Sunday, Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will lead the 9:30 a.m. caf service and the 11 a.m. bridge service on The Authentic Christian Life - Embracing the Cycle of Life: Counting Our Days. Full morning children's and student programs are offered. Youth groups for high school and middle school are from 6 to 8 p.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 the topic, Six Positive Principles for Proper Practice. Music by LeAnne Snyder. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. A new AWANA program begins at 6 p.m. 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 Two Umbrellas.

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