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Religion: Speakers and topics

December 23, 2010

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, the service will include carols, lessons and scripture at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The intergenerational band will provide music. Mary Diehl will be worship leader.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Gifts and Talents Sunday will be celebrated at 9 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone will speak on, The Faith of a Child. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, 13523 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, Pastor Bill Wyand will talk about After the Presents are Opened at the 10 a.m. all-family worship.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, John Mowen will speak  at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Gene Detrow will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, this Sunday, 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. Pastor Alan Smith will speak on No Longer a Slave. Worship leader will be Smith. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will speak on the topic, The Day After Christmas at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Hispanic worship will be at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.

Christ Community Church, 8916 Mapleville Road, Hagerstown, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message, The Reality of the Real Messiah, at the 9:30 a.m. praise and worship service. Growth groups for all ages are at 11 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, a service of lessons and carols will be held at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

Christ Reformed UCC, Sharpsburg, Pastor Delancy Catlett will lead the congregation at 9 a.m. in a service of lessons and carols.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Christian Science. Sunday school for young people up to age 20 meets at 10:30 a.m. during worship. Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. The Reading Room at 235 N. Potomac St. is open one hour before and after services.

Church of Christ at Hagerstown, Gerrard Fess will give the message, Here's Good News, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Bible classes for all ages begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting and Bible study begins at 7 p.m. For transportation, call 301-733-5244.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Rob Apgar-Taylor will lead the 10:45 a.m. service of lessons and carols this Sunday. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 a.m. noncommunion service and the 10:45 a.m. communion service on the topic, Who Stole Christmas? Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Gretarsson will lead the adult Bible class.

Cornerstone Community Church, 837 Spruce St., a Christmas carol fellowship will be at 10:15 a.m. this Sunday.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be, Run Away.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will lead the 10 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, Jolly Old St. Nicholas? Velma Feigley will be the worship leader and Jason Malott will have the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Pastor James Funkhouser will speak on the topic, Where Do We Go From Christmas? The youth will lead worship. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown, Associate Pastor Mark Chapman's message will be, Christmas with Isaiah the Prophet, at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday activities begin at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randy Reid will lead the 9:30 a.m. service. The sermon topic will be, Hey — It's Not Over! Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic, Equality in the Kingdom, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Benjamin C. Manning will speak on the topic, God's Plan for the Us, this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service.

Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak Sunday at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. concluding Gifts for the Savior, A Generous Heart. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children's church meets at 10:30 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on You Ran Well at 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak on the topic, A Sword to Pierce Your Soul, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will give the sermon, The Word With Us. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message, Cosmic Praise, at the 9 a.m. informal contemporary service, and 11 a.m. traditional service. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, 12624 Trinity Church Drive, Clear Spring, coffee and fellowship and class at 8:15 a.m. features the topic, Biblical Eldership: They Smell Like Sheep. Associate pastor, Lee Ruby, will conduct the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, this Sunday the Rev. Patrick Ricker will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service on the topic, Reflections on the Day After Christmas. Adult Sunday school is at 9 a.m. and children's Sunday school meets during worship. Just Kids Church meets during worship.

Long Meadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will lead the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, After the Dust Clears. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Boonsboro, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the sermon and children's story at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. The topic will be, I'll be Back Again Someday. The Manor Choir will sing.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor John Miller will bring the message, Jesus Came to Complete Us, at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Children will sing Christmas carols. Adult Bible study and prayer Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Mount Carmel Bible Church, W.Va. 45, Glengary, W.Va., will hold an old fashioned Christmas service at 9:15 a.m. this Sunday. There will be family photos, Christmas cookies, and expository Bible preaching.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Sunday, Bob Walker will speak at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:30 a.m. traditional service this Sunday on Prophesy Promise Prayers and Patience. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 14615 Fairview Church Road, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will lead the service of lessons and carols at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday.

Mount Vernon Reformed UCC, Keedysville, Pastor Delancy Catlett will lead a service of lessons and carols at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Md. 67 and Locust Grove Road, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will be speaking at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, Just for You. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

New Beginning Community Church, corner of Dual Highway and Beaver Creek Road, Pastor Mark Snyder will share the message, After Christmas — The Hard Side during the 11 a.m. service. Music will be by Leanne Snyder. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. AWANA will meet at 6 p.m. this Sunday. Snyder will continue a study in the book of Titus at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Susan Hultsch will lead the 10 a.m. traditional service on the topic, Rough Wood, Transformed.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney will speak at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service on the topic, And Now ... the Rest of the Story. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak on the topic, Christmas is Over, What Do We Do Now? at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer service at 7 p.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Jai Haulk, teen minister, will speak at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday on the topic, A Christmas Story.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, Commissioned Lay Preacher Bill Moore will speak at the 8:30 and 11 services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, this Sunday, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, The Face of Salvation, at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Brethren Church, 17718 Lappans Road, St. James, Pastor Brian Moore's message is titled, Practicing Church: The Benediction. Services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will speak at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services this Sunday. The second service will include Christmas lessons and carols.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., First Sunday of Christmas will be celebrated at 8:30 and 11 a.m. this Sunday. Pastor James Riley's topic will be It is Still Christmas.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 10:30 a.m. service of lessons and carols. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, All Creation Rejoices, at the 9:30 a.m. service. There is no Sunday school.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will lead the service of lessons and carols at 8:15 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Christian education begins at 9:15 a.m. Crossways classes are at 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak at 11 a.m. this Sunday on the topic, The Historical Jesus. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church, Old Forge Road, the Rev. David C. Baker will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. The topic is, Joseph, Hero of the Day.

Salem Reformed Church, the Rev. Stephen Wagoner will speak on Walking in the Light at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, Pastor Tom Fralin will speak on, Back to the Real World at the 9:30 a.m. service. Carmen Canfielf will be worship leader. Children's Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and adults at 10:45 a.m.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown, a traditional Christmas carol sing will be held at 9:15 a.m. Sunday.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Gregory Shook will preach on the topic, Uh Oh ... There Goes the Neighborhood at the 11 a.m. service this Sunday. The Rev. Eric Norgard will be celebrant.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, a service of lessons and carols will be at 9:15 a.m. this Sunday.

Trinity Reformed UCC, 33 Potomac St., Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic will be, Christmas! What Next?

Tri-State Fellowship, a combined service will be at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday. Associate Pastor Tim Lester will continue the sermon series, All I Want for Chistmas: Reclaiming Christmas Joys from the Grinches that Steal Them. Lester will speak about Materialism.

Valley Assembly of God, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, Sunday, the sermon topic for this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service will be, The Best is Yet to Be. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. A New Year's Eve service will be at 10:30 p.m. Friday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, All Creation Rejoices. The adult chancel choir vocal choir will sing. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Williamsport United Methodist Church, will host a birthday party for Jesus, a kid-sized celebration of the baby Jesus during the 9:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday.

Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsport, Pastor Gregory Martin will speak on the topic, Lessons and Carols at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Gerry Hanberry will speak at the 11 a.m. worship this Sunday on the topic, The Good News Gift of Christmas — The Gift of Singing. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m.

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