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Religion: Speakers and Topics - Jan. 22

January 21, 2011

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, guest lay leader Kathy Witman will speak this Sunday at the 9 a.m. service on the topic, Let's Get Excited. David McKinley will be guest soloist. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. Bible study is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Women's Bible study is Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone will speak on Made in God's Image. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Evening service begins at 7 p.m. this Sunday. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, A Faith Test, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Gene Detrow will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs begin at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, this Sunday, Pastor Alan Smith will speak on We Are One this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. Worship leader will be Paul Heavner. Children's activities are offered. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will bring the meditation, The Guiding Healing Light, at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Hispanic worship is also 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, Called to a Higher Standard, at the 9:30 a.m. praise and worship service. Growth groups for all ages are at 11 a.m.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. the Rev. Gregg R. Meserole, senior minister, will lead the consecration/new member/family worship this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic, Change Your Life. God's Kingdom is Here! The Rev. Becky Hoover and the Primary I church school class will be liturgists. Meserole will give the children's message. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m. January birthdays will be honored this Sunday.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, 304 E. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va., across from the train station, the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach at the 11 a.m. communion service on It's Your Call Whether or Not to Answer God's Call.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be To Walk in the Light.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Truth. Sunday school for young people up to age 20 meets at 10:30 a.m. during worship.

Church of Christ at Hagerstown, Gerrard Fess will give the message, Jesus Understands Us, 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 The Temptation of Jesus.

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

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 a.m. noncommunion and 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. The topic will be United We Stand. 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., Pastor Harald Bjerga will talk on the topic, Your Word is: Milk and Meat, 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. Renee L. Mackey will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Jill Parker will talk about the R.E.A.C.H. cold weather shelter.

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 Why Sleep Ye? at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Children's Bible time with Amber Green. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, Settle for Nothing Less, part III, 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 continue his series, Walking in Healing, 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, Gone Fishin. Bucky Houser will be worship leader.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic, Priceless. Betty Holtzmans will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown, Pastor Aikens will preach on A Time for Rejoicing at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Dedication revival meetings continue with the evening service at 6 p.m. Sunday. Evangelist Brent Sivnksty will speak. Weekly meetings begin at 7 p.m. each night this week.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randy Reid will lead the 9:30 a.m. service. The sermon topic will be Who Controls the Remote at Your House? Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic, The Blind Who Saw, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the youth will lead worship this Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. Alisha Stockslager will speak on Faith Like a Child. 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. on the topic, Faith that Produces Contentment. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children's church meets at 10:30 a.m. Evening vespers on Genesis Chapter 3, and Bible basis training and youth Christian covenant are at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on The Way of Christlikeness at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Larry Jaffrey from Light to Israel will speak at the 7 p.m. service. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.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, Chosen Certified in the Heavenly Minded and Motivated series. Christian Education at 9:30 a.m. Threefold communion service 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 Following Christ: Unity or Petty Quarreling? You Decide! this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will speak on the topic, Fishing with Jesus. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message, Our Prayers for Christian Unity, at the 9 a.m. informal contemporary service, and 11 a.m. traditional service. During Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Pastor Ed Poling will conduct a class about the Church of the Brethren.

Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Pastor Chris Holland will speak at the 11 a.m. service today on A Garden in Jeopardy.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach from Matthew 4:12-23. Sunday at the traditional worship with communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 11 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, Rehab: From Prostitute to Providence, Part III. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the topic, Daniel to Revelation.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, this Sunday the Rev. Richard Jewell will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service on the topic, Hey, That Doesn't Make Any Sense! Sunday school for adults and children is at 9 a.m. Just Kids' Church meets at 10:30 a.m.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Boonsboro, Pastor Joy Zepp will speak on the topic, His Father's Pride and Joy!, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Bill Zepp will be worship leader. The Manor Little Ones and the Manor choir will sing. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Young adults and The Oldies But Goodies will have their monthly carry-in meals and activities following the service. There will be an all-church carry-in supper, tubing and game night today at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Josh Fretz will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, The Hope Choice. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Sunday adult and teen Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Family night activities are Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. with adult Bible study at 7 p.m.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Sunday, youth group will lead the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:30 a.m. traditional service this Sunday on the topic, Channel Surfing for God. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 14615 Fairview Church Road, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic, Foolish Followers, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

New Beginning Community Church, corner of Dual Highway and Beaver Creek Road, Pastor Mark Snyder will share the message, We Come This Far By Faith, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Snyder will provide special music. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Awana will meet at 6 p.m. this Sunday. Snyder will start a study in the book of Revelation 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, Born to be Alive. 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, Rev. Stephen Robison will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:45 a.m. informal service with this Sunday with the topic, Some Folks Should NOT Wear Waders. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., guest pastor, Dennis Jackman will speak at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service on the topic, Who You Gonna Meet?, this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is What Do Angels Do? Rickard is conducting a Bible study at the 6:50 p.m. service on Wednesdays during the prayers and Bible study. Youth group at 6 p.m. Children's activities at 6:15 p.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service on the topic, What Has Faith Got to Do With It. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer service at 7 p.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, the topic for this Sunday will be This Simple Life: Believe. 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, Don Conley, senior pastor, will speak at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday on the topic, Dangerous Church — The Unseen Side. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.m. Wednesday activities from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mark Sandell will preach on the topic, The Lord is My ..., at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth group meets at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, this Sunday, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, United or Untied? 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, Pastor Brian Moore's topic Sunday at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services is A Time for Censure. 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 on the topic, Are We Following Jesus' Call to do Ministry in the World? 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 and 11 a.m. services on the topic, Foolish Fishing. 9Alive will be in the worship center with music by New Spirit Praise Band. Music at the 8 a.m. service will be by St. John's Men's Choir, and at 11 a.m. by St. John's Senior Choir with soloist Robert Crawford. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Midweek Joy is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the worship center with New Spirit Praise Band.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James Riley Jr.'s sermon will be Wait Five Minutes 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 provide at the 8:15 a.m. communion service and 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. A new member class will begin this Sunday.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, Go Fishing at the 9:30 a.m. service. Kathy Bell will be guest musician. There is no Sunday school.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, Foolish Followers, 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 Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preach and preside over communion at 9 a.m. this Sunday. Christian education is at 10:40 a.m.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will bring a message on the topic, Answering the Call, at the 10:30 a.m. communion service this Sunday. Christian education is at 9:15 a.m. Crossways classes are Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

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

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on the topic, Living in his Presence, this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. worship with communion. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Prayer time, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.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, Called to Follow.

Salem Reformed Church, Sonny Garcia will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, What is Your Faith? 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, The Church is Like Any Family. Carmen Canfield will be the worship leader. Children's Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. and adults at 11:15 a.m.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown, Pastor Kenneth J. Fizer Jr. will speak on the topic, Reaching Out in Faith, at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school begins at 10:40 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., Sunday the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach at 9 a.m. communion service in the parish hall, followed by the annual parish meeting and a potluck luncheon.

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 Bread in Winter.

Tri-State Fellowship, classic or heritage worship in the cafe service at 9:30 a.m. and the bridge service is at 11 a.m. A sermon series, The Connecting Kingdom, Living in Covenant Relationships, continues. Associate Pastor Tim Lester will speak at the classic service, and Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak at the cafe and bridge services on the topic, The Expanding Kingdom. Children's and student programs along with choices for adults at both sessions. Youth group for middle and high school students is at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick's Airport Inn, Hagerstown, this Sunday at the 11 a.m. celebration service the congregation will continue the series of discovering the history of Jesus versus the stories of Jesus, drawing from the work of the Jesus Seminar, Marcus Borg and Bart Ehrlman. 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, The Withered Hand. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship on the topic, How to Sit in Church and Get Nothnig, at 6 p.m. Wednesday oasis service and NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on the topic The Christian Worker.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Go Fishing. Music will be provided by the adult bell choir. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Multigenerational contemporary worship with an emphasis on teens with the praise band Prevenient Grace at 6 p.m. Sundays in LeFew Hall at the rear of 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown.

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