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Religion: Speakers and Topics

February 25, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, Pastor Rachel Black will bring the message at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Worry-free Living. Joyce Minnick will be worship leader. There will be a parents and baby consecration service. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach this Sunday at the 9 a.m. service on the topic, Small Gifts and Big Rewards. John Holdway will sing. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. Bible study is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone will speak on Turning Fact Into Faith. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Evening service begins at 7 p.m. this Sunday with Bobby Repp. Wednesday home Bible study at 7 p.m. in the homes of the Stones and Hensons.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, Light for Your Road, 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, Pastor Alan Smith will speak on Dirty Secrets this Sunday at the 8:30 contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. Worship leader will be Dave Hahn. Children's activities are offered. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Canned food Sunday.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will bring the meditation, Jesus on Worry and Tomorrow!, 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, Jesus the Worthy Lamb, at the 9:30 a.m. praise and worship service. Growth groups for all ages are at 11 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, 216 N. Cleveland Ave., Hagerstown, Pastor Robert McIntyre will be preach on In God We Trust at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study is Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Rebecca J.P. Hoover will speak this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic, The Welcome Chips. The middle school church school class will be liturgists. Faith Mentzer will give the children's message. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m.

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 What Rules Your Life?

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on the topic, Worry, Worry, Worry.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Christ Jesus. 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, The Old and New, 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 All You Can Eat Buffet — Feeding 5,000 Plus.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will lead the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Strive for God's Realm. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, U.S. 40 east of Hagerstown, Pastor Paul Clemmer will bring the message, Seven Keys to Running the "Race," at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school begins 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 Don't Worry ... Be Happy? Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Gretarsson will lead the adult Bible study.

Cornerstone Community Church, 837 Spruce St., Pastor Harald Bjerga will begin the series, Dead Man Talking: The Final Words of Paul, 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. The sermon topic will be, What if It Happens

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 And He Cast Out Demons!, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Children's Bible time with Kathy Burdette. Call 717-794-0141.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will lead the 10 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to .... Pat Boward will be worship leader and Megan Gouker will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic, The Paths of the Wicked, based on Proverbs 22:5. Eleanor Smith will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown, Pastor Aikens will preach on The Pursuit of Wisdom at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will preach on Who Hindered You? at the 6 p.m. service Sunday. Wednesday activities are at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randy Reid will lead the 9:30 a.m. service. The sermon topic will be Love Lessons — No. 2, Tough Love. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic, Judgment on Christ's Rejecters, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Benjamin C. Manning will speak on the topic, Right Choices, this Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. There will be a congregational meeting.

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, Burying the Garbage. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children's church meets at 10:30 a.m. Evening vespers 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 Accepted in the Beloved at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, True and False, 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, Grace Works in the Heavenly Minded and Motivated series. Christian Education at 9:30 a.m. Congregational meeting is at 6 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday 606 gathering meal at 6:06 p.m. with Bible study, prayer, Route 636 Explorers for children at 6:36 p.m.,  teen club at 7 p.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service, the junior high youth will lead worship on the theme, God's Gentle Whisper. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message, What? Me Not Worry?, at the 9 a.m. informal contemporary service, and 11 a.m. traditional service.  Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach from Matthew 6:24-34 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, Desiring to Hear God's Voice. 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. Patrick Ricker will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service on the topic, It's a Matter of Choice. 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, Linda Strite will preach at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Little is Much. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Boonsboro, Pastor Joy Zepp will speak on the topic, The Miracle Worker, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Summer Neff will be worship leader. The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, The Growth 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, Pastor Robert Brennan Jr. will lead the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:30 a.m. traditional service this Sunday on the topic, Worry Not! 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, Our Father Knows, 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, Don't Worry. Sunday school is at 10 a.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, The Unknown. 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, Better Than Valium. 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, Not to Worry, this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. David Shultz from The Gideons will speak during Sunday school.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is Babylon Then and Now. 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, Blessed are the Meek. 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 Why Did Jesus Have to Die? 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, Called to Make Disciples. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.m. Wednesday activities from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, this Sunday, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, Focus on Eternal Instead of Tempora!, at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services this Missions Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Communion will not be offered.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Brian Moore's topic Sunday at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services is A Reasonable Faith. 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, Do We Worry Too Much? 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 10 a.m. unity worship on the topic, Striving. Music will be provided by St. John's handbell choir, children's choir, youth choir and senior choir. Sunday school starts at 9 a.m. There will be no adult Sunday school class. Congregational lunch and meeting will follow worship. 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., Pastor James Riley's sermon will be More Than this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Church Road, Pastor Eric Moser will preach on the topic, The Eighth Sunday of Epiphany, at the 8:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, Are You Accountable? at the 9:30 a.m. service. Gwen Pangborn will be guest musician. There is no Sunday school.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will bring a message on the topic, New Patches Don't Work, at the 10:30 a.m. 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 Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, Our Father Knows, 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 on the topic, Living in Worrisome Times, at the 9 a.m. communion service this Sunday. Christian education at 10:40 a.m.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Brad Graybill will be guest speaker at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on the topic, Don't Worry, Be Happy!, 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 Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will preach on the topic, The Eighth Sunday of Epiphany, at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church, Old Forge Road, the Rev. Thomas L. Perry will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Getting Our Priorities in Order.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Finding Your Challenge. Wagoner will be liturgist and Jennifer Burger will give the children's message. 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, Dealing with the Enemy Within. Children's Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown, Pastor Kenneth J. Fizer Jr. will speak on the topic, Extravagant Generosity, at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school begins at 10:40 a.m. A new class for young adults ages 18 to 35 will begin this Sunday.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., Sunday the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach at 8 and 10 a.m. communion services this Sunday on the topic, Keeping It Simple. Adult education is at 9 a.m., and Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. A service of communion and healing is at noon Wednesday.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach on the topic, Sustainability Through Trust, this Sunday at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:55 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 What's The Rush?

Tri-State Fellowship, classic or heritage 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, ends. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak at all of the services on the topic, The Community Table. Children's and student programs along with choices for adults. Youth group for fifth and sixth grades, middle and high school students from 6 to 8 p.m.

Valley Assembly of God, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, Sunday, the sermon topic for this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service will be Obedience: It's Rich Rewards. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship with children's programs at 6 p.m. Wednesday oasis service and NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on the topic, The Workers Sanctifier.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Are You Accountable? 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. Ninevah Bible study for young adults ages 18 and older at 4:30 p.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.

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

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 11 a.m. service on the topic, Surrounded by Stuff. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

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