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Religion: Speakers and topics

December 31, 2010

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone will speak on Changed by the Word. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.  Wednesday home bible study at 7 p.m. at the homes of Cletus Henson and the Rev. Bob Stone.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, Pastor Bill Freed will discuss The Church God Wants — Part II, this Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday Kids at 9 a.m., adult and teen life at 9 a.m. Activities on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, A Call to Christian Consecration for the New Year, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs for all ages begin at 6:45 p.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will bring the meditation, Shaking New Fruits, at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Hispanic worship is also at 10:45 a.m. Communion will be served. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.

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

Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Darryl Layman will be the guest pastor at  the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Gregg R. Meserole will lead Holy Communion Epiphany at the 9:30 a.m. service. His topic will be The Life-Light. The Rev. Becky Hoover will be liturgist. Carol Ganley will give the children’s message. Social hour follows. Sunday school for all ages begins at 11 a.m.

Church of Christ at Hagerstown, Gerrard Fess will give the message, Allowing Wolves Among Sheep, 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 Christ in the Great Valley, 7306 Wheeler Road, Boonsboro, Paul Toothman will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on A Simple New Year’s Resolution.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will lead the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Coming to Your Neighborhood. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Joel Fridgen will lead the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion services Sunday. The topic will be The Gift of God’s Grace. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Fridgen will lead the adult Bible class.

Cornerstone Community Church, 837 Spruce St., Pastor Harald Bjerga will talk on the topic, Focus 2011: God’s Word, at the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday. Adult Bible class and children’s Sunday school at 9 a.m. Cornerstone Student Ministries meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Sharon Peters will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Looking Up and Going Forward.

A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries, 15221 Wyndham Ave. at Tracey’s Corner in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette’s sermon will be New Beginnings at the Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, Second Chance, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Youth Sunday school meets during the service. Discipleship class meets at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on The Good News at the 7 p.m. service Thursday. Raven House Food Distribution is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will lead the 10 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, One Plus One Equals One. Megan Gouker will be worship leader.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic, Duct Tape, WD-40 and Jesus. Ray Kline will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown, Pastor Aikens will preach on Concerns of a Godly Heart at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Evening service at 6 p.m. will be on Winning the Mental Battle. 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 Where Did Everyone Go? Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. A contemporary service will be at 5:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic, Third Times the Charm, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Benjamin C. Manning will preach on the topic, Children of the Divine, this Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak Sunday at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children’s church meets at 10:30 a.m.

Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Heavenly Minded and Motivated Faithful Saints. Christian Education at 9:30 a.m. Family fellowship is at 6 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday 606 gathering meal at 6:06 p.m. with Bible study, prayer and teen club at 7 p.m.

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

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, at Sunday’s 10:30 a.m. communion worship service the Rev. Ron Ellis will speak on the topic, A Time of Joy. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Washington and Mulberry streets, Hagerstown, the Rev. Ken Gibble will bring the message, Good News, Bad News, and the Best News, 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. Senior pastor, Dennis  Whitmore, will conduct the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Visions from the Hilltop. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the topic, From Daniel to Revelation.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, this Sunday the Rev. Richard Jewell will share the message, A New Way to Triumph!, at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday school for adults and children is at 9 a.m. Just Kids’ Church meets at 10:30 a.m.

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

Manor Church of the Brethren, Boonsboro, Pastor Joy Zepp will speak on the topic, The Night Visitors, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Zepp will also give a children’s story. Amy Chapman will be worship leader. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. The monthly carry-in meal will follow the service. Wednesday choir practice is at 7:15 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Now is the Time. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Family night activities are Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. with adult Bible study at 7 p.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 14615 Fairview Church Road, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic, Coming to See the King, at the 10:30 a.m. service this 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, Close Encounter.

New Beginning Community Church, corner of Dual Highway and Beaver Creek Road, Pastor Mark Snyder will share the message, A New Start, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Music by Leanne Snyder. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Awana will meet at 6 p.m. this Sunday. Snyder will continue a study in the book of Titus Wednesday at 7 p.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, 716 N. Locust St., Pastor Gary Zook will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Turning Aside in Solitude. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday evening Bible study for ages 3 years to adult is at 7 p.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, the Rev. Stephen Robison will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:45 a.m. informal service with this communion Sunday with the topic, Wise? Or Just Plain Ignorant. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

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, An Attitude of Gratitude. A Wesley Covenant-Communion service will be held. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor James Stauffer will speak on the topic, Who’s Headin’ For Heaven in 2011?, at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak on the topic, Redeeming the Time 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.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, 14706 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport, the Rev. Mike Lida will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, the topic for this Sunday will be, Adopted. Services are at 8:50 a.m. at Mount Carmel; St. Paul’s service begins at 10 a.m.; Park Head worships at 11 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Ken Gillaspy, discipleship minister, will speak at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday on the topic, One Thing. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.m. Wednesday activities from 6 to 8 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, this Sunday, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, Drawn to the Light, at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. communion services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Brethren Church, Kevin Smoot’s topic Sunday at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services is Do You Know What Time It Is? Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will speak Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services. The parish choir will sing at the second service. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Weekly services of healing and communion are 12:10 p.m. Thursdays in the chapel.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Edward Heim will lead the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. communion services. At the 8 a.m. service music will be by St. John’s Men’s Choir and at 11 a.m. by St. John’s Senior Choir. 9Alive with communion in the worship center with the New Spirit Praise Band is at 9 a.m. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Midweek Joy communion service on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the worship center, with New Spirit Praise Band.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor James Riley’s sermon will be Like a New Idea this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. communion service and 10:30 a.m. service of word and prayer. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Church Road, Pastor Eric Moser will preach on the topic, The Second Sunday of Christmas, at the 8:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school will follow.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, All Things Wise and Wonderful, 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 preach on the topic, Coming to See the King, at the 8:15 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Mid-week worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will bring a message at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Christian education is at 9:15 a.m. Crossways classes are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak at 11 a.m. this Sunday on the topic, Even From the Beginning. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Glenn A. Capacchione will speak at the 9:30 a.m. communion service. The service’s theme will be the visit of the Magi.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will preach on the topic, The Second Sunday of Christmas, at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Salem Reformed Church, the Rev. Neville West will be the guest speaker 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 at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Which Way Home. Carmen Canfield will be the worship leader. Children’s Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. and adults at 11:15 a.m.

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 After Bethlehem.

Tri-State Fellowship, classic or family worship in the cafe service at 9:30 a.m. and the bridge service is at 11 a.m. A new sermon series, All I Want for Christmas, concludes. The topic will be Hard Times. Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak at the classic service and Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak at the bridge service. Pastor Paul Ostoich will teach in the family worship service. Children’s and student programs along with choices for adults at both sessions. Youth group for high school and middle school meets at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Hagerstown, this Sunday at 11 a.m. the congregation will hold its annual Burning Bowl Service. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or e-mail unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, Sunday, the sermon topic for this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service will be, A New Year’s Friendly Interrogation. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship on the topic, The Secret of Endurance, at 6 p.m. Wednesday oasis service and NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on the topic The Christian Fully Furnished.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, All Things Wise and Wonderful. The adult bell choir will perform. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic, Be It Resolved, Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, the Rev. John Miller will preach a message at the 11 a.m. service this Sunday. Tim Freed will lead worship. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Gerry Hanberry will speak at the 11 a.m. service on the topic, Joy and Sadness are Part of the Same Journey. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

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