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Religion: Speakers and Topics

March 04, 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, Mountain Climbing Valley Living. April Boyle will be worship leader. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9 a.m. A sausage gravy and biscuits, chicken and waffles luncheon will follow worship with proceeds going to the meat canning project.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach this Sunday at the 9 a.m. communion service on the topic, How Big is Jesus. The chancel choir will sing. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. A community Ash Wednesday service will be this Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone will speak on Loving as Christ Loved. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Evening service begins at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, Pastor Bill Wyand will continue the sermon series, God's Story in the book of Song of Solomon, 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, The Lamb of God, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Patrick Wildeson 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 The Lord Reigns this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. Worship leader will be Esther Kidwell. 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, Aglow Moments, 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, The Breaking of the Seals is God's Last Call, 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  Building Tents 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. Lenten services will begin this Wednesday. A soup and sandwich meal will be at 6 p.m. followed by the service at 7 p.m.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Gregg R. Meserole, senior minister, will speak this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic, But Jesus Came Over and Touched Them, Saying: Don't Be Afraid! The Rev. Becky Hoover will be liturgist and 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 Thinking You've Seen a Ghost Just Might Trigger a Mountain Top Experience?

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on the topic Blinded by the Light. An Ash Wednesday service will be at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Man. 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 Sanctuary, 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 Jesus Began to Teach Them.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will lead the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Transfigured — Transformed. 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, Learning From the Past — Makes One Strong, 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. communion and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion service Sunday. The topic will be Son Shine. 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: A Word of Encouragement, Part II, 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. communion service Sunday. The topic will be This is My Beloved Son in Whom I am Well-Pleased.

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!, Part II, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Children's Bible time with Kathy Burdette. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, Come and See, 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 topic, Disciples, 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, The Transfiguration. Marilyn Young will be worship leader and Valerie Malott 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, A Form of Godliness. George Stumbaugh 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. 3, Love Each Other. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m.

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

First Christian Church, the Rev. Benjamin C. Manning will speak on the topic, Face to Face with the Unexpected, this Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. Sunday school is 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, The New Life. Special guest will be Chiz Rider. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children's church meets at 10:30 a.m. Chiz Rider will present a concert at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on According to the Riches of His Grace at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, Forsaking the Lord 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, War and Peace in the Heavenly Minded and Motivated series. Christian Education at 9:30 a.m. 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.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will speak about Has Christ Made a Difference this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will speak on the topic, Be Still, My Soul. 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, Left Still Standing, at the 9 a.m. informal contemporary service and 11 a.m. traditional service. The Rainbow Room Choir will sing. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach from Matthew 17:1-9. 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, The Final Frontier. 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, It is Good for Us to be Here. Adult Bible study and Sunday school for 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 preach at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Empty Inside. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Boonsboro, Pastor Joy Zepp will speak on the topic, Jesus, The Great I Am, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Judy Spielman will be worship leader. The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. A carry-in fellowship meal will follow the service. Wednesday Bible study at 6 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, Transfiguration: A Change in Perspective. 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, On the Mountaintop, 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, See with Your Eyes/Heart. 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, His Business. 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 this Sunday with the topic, Making Absolutely, Positively Sure. 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, High Hopes, this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. New members will be received.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is Sure About That? 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, Worship in Spirit and Truth. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer service and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, the topic for this Sunday will be Why Did Jesus Rise? 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, Eyes Open. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.m. Wednesday activities from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, Instructions on the Mountain — Ministry in the Valley, at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services this Missions Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Communion will not be offered.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, Seminarian Brian Sandell will preach on the topic, Dare to Recognize, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth group meets at 6 p.m.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Brian Moore's topic Sunday at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services is Eye Examination. 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, Mountain Top Experiences. 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. At the Ash Wednesday service this Wednesday, the Rev. Ann Boyd will speak at the noon and 7 p.m. communion services on the topic, Forgiving Each Other. The services will include imposition of ashes. The parish choir will sing at the second service.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Catherine Veil will lead the 8 and 11 a.m. traditional communion worship and 9 a.m. 9/Alive contemporary communion worship. Music at 8 a.m. will be by St. John's Men's Choir, 9/Alive service will be by The New Spirit Praise Band and 11 a.m. will feature Gail Farmer, Claudia Patterson, David Porterfield, Robert Crawford and the St. John's Senior Choir. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Ash Wednesday services this Wednesday will be at noon in Prince of Peace Chapel and at 7 p.m. in the worship center.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans Road, this Sunday World Mission and Transfiguration Sunday will be celebrated with special prayers at all services. Ash Wednesday services this Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. with imposition of ashes and communion. Call 301-582-0417 or go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, Changed at the 9:30 a.m. service. Greg Martin 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, Transfigured Before Men, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Christian education is at 9:15 a.m. Crossways classes are Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, On the Mountaintop, at the 8:15 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. An Ash Wednesday service will be at 7 p.m. this Wednesday.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preach on the topic, Transfiguration, at the 9 a.m. communion service this Sunday. Christian education at 10:40 a.m. Ash Wednesday services this Wednesday will be at 11 a.m. with lunch following, and 7 p.m., with a light dinner at 6 p.m.

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

Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, Bakersville, the Rev. John Torrence will speak on the topic, Daily Reality, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. A Mardi Gras pancake meal and doughnuts will be served at 6 p.m. this Shrove Tuesday. Ash Wednesday service at 1 and 7 p.m. this Wednesday.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Divine Cuisine. J.D. Repp will be liturgist, and Becky Chase 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, The Touch That Gives Life. Carmen Canfield will be worship leader. 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, Surprised on the Mountaintop, at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday communion service. Sunday school follows worship. A new class for young adults ages 18 to 35 will begin this Sunday.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach on the topic, Find Your Anchor Point ... Then Move, this Sunday at the 9 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 Tremendous Mystery.

Tri-State Fellowship, classic or family service in the cafe at 9:30 a.m. and bridge service at 11 a.m. A sermon series, When in Doubt — Conversing with Christianity's Critic, begins this Sunday. Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak at the classic and bridge services on the topic, Crawling in the Dark: Why Believe Anything? Family Ministries Pastor Paul Ostoich will teach at the family worship service. 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.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick's Airport Inn, Hagerstown, this Sunday at the 11 a.m. This week's message will be, Jesus, the Nonconformist. Guided meditation with Doug Thiel will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. 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 Apologies. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship with children's programs at 6 p.m. on the topic, Transfiguration Through Prayer. 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, Changed. The adult chancel choir will sing. 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, The Word of 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. communion service on the topic, Transfiguration and Transformation. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

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