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Religion: Speakers and Topics - March 12

March 11, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, Pastor Rachel Black's sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be Rescued from Ruin. Stan Barkdoll will be worship leader, and Jessica Minnick and Carolyn Stotler will share the children's message. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. Pastor Mark Curran will bring the message at 7 p.m. Lenten service Wednesday on the topic, It's About Choosing.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach this Sunday at the 9 a.m. service on the topic, Strong in God's Name. The cherub and youth choirs will sing. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone will speak on Telling the Truth. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Special music by Kara Kane and the choir. Evening service begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.

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

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will bring the meditation, The Devil's Testss!, at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.

Christ Community Church, 8916 Mapleville Road, Hagerstown, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message, Signed, Sealed and Delivered, 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 Our Wilderness Journey 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, Learning to Walk in the Way We Should Go. 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 Putting Reality into Our Goal Setting.

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

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Substance. 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 Sacrifice, 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 Salt of the Earth.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will lead the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Tempted. 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 It Only Takes One. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Gretarsson will lead the adult Bible study.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Ignorance is Bliss.

A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries, 15221 Wyndham Ave. at Tracey's Corner in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., special speaker Ryan Barrow's sermon will be Temptations 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, Connection is the Key, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Youth Sunday school meets during the service. Discipleship class meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays from 2 to 8 p.m. Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on Praying Together. Swanger will speak on The Promised Land Thursday at 7 p.m. 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, Invitations for the Uninvited. Robin Dagenhart will be worship leader, and Belinda Rupp 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, Following Out of Curiosity. Joel Gaylor will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown, Pastor Aikens will preach on Longing for God to Come at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will preach on Walking in the Light 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 What Gets Me in Trouble and How Do I Get Out! I Can Fix it Myself — Greed. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Contemporary worship at 5:30 p.m., children's service at 6 p.m, and Summit Youth at 6:30 p.m. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Pastor Bruce M. Conley will speak on the topic, How to Invest Your Life, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. A youth choir from Louisville, Miss., will sing at the 6 p.m. service this Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Benjamin C. Manning will speak on the topic, Blame It on the Snake, 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, Looking like Jesus, at Home and at Work. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children's church meets at 10:30 a.m. Evening vespers will be led by Hosler at 6 p.m. Bible basic training and youth Christian covenant also meet at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on To the Praise of His Glory at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, A Covenant of Salt, 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, Cornerstone Construction in the Heavenly Minded and Motivated series. Christian Education at 9:30 a.m. Family fellowship 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.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will speak about The Last 24 Hours Begins — The Lord's Supper this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The congregation will begin a study of The Last 24 Hours That Changed the World by Adam Hamilton.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service, guest pastor Ben Jones will speak on the topic, I Wonder at All That See. 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, The Great Temptation, at the 9 a.m. informal contemporary service and 11 a.m. traditional service. The Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach from Matthew 4:1-11. 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, Revelation.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, this Sunday the Rev. Richard Jewell will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service on the topic, What is Your Temptation. Adult Bible study and Sunday school for 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, The Alpha and the Omega!, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. John Golden will be worship leader. 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, Recovering Your Joy. 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, The Desert Mountain: A Place of Temptation. 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, Temptation: Death and Deliverance, at the 10:30 a.m. joint parish service this Sunday. A potluck lunch will follow the service. The midweek Lenten service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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, Temptation of Sin. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

New Beginning Community Church, corner of Dual Highway and Beaver Creek Road, guest speaker Ray Jones will share at 11 a.m. Sunday. Ash2Ash 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., Cliff Hawbaker will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Unknown. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday evening Bible study for ages 3 years old 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 informal service with this Sunday with the topic, What God Gives Up for Lent — Small Potatoes. 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, In the Garden, this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service on the topic, Caution: Obstructions Ahead. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, 14706 Clear Spring Road, Williamsport, the Rev. Mike Lisa will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, the topic for this Sunday will be Let Us Play ... by Fasting. 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, Knees Bowed. 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, Yield Not to Temptation, at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, Seminarian Brian Sandell will preach on the topic, I Am, 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 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services is GOD and G.A.D. 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, Temptations in Our Lives. 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. traditional communion services 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 Jan McElwee and St. John's Senior Choir. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Lenten services this Wednesday at noon in Prince of Peace Chapel and at 7 p.m. in the worship center. The theme will be Following the Lead.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James Riley's sermon will be Here We Go Again this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Lenten worship at noon in the chapel, Bible study from 1 to 2 p.m., and Lenten worship at 7 p.m. in the nave.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans Road, this Sunday the Great Litany will be used during the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. services. The choir will sing.

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 Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Church Road, Pastor Eric Moser will preach on the topic, The First Sunday in Lent, 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, The Devil Made Me Do It, at the 9:30 a.m. service. Marilyn Janus 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, Tempted But Not Defeated, at the 10:30 a.m. communion service this Sunday. Christian education is at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday Lenten service is at 7 p.m., preceded by dinner at 6:15 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, Temptation: Death and Deliverance, at the 10:30 a.m. joint service at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 14615 Fairview Church Road, Clear Spring. A potluck lunch will follow the service. The mid-week Lenten service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Tabor.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preach and preside at the 9 a.m. communion service this Sunday. Christian education at 10:40 a.m. Lenten services this Wednesday will be at 11 a.m. with lunch following, and 7 p.m. preceded by a light supper.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the sermon, Same Old Tests, at 11 a.m. this Sunday. 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. service Sunday. There will be a guest singer.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will preach on the topic, The First Sunday in Lent, at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Salem Lutheran Church, 17626 Bakersville Road, Bakersville, the Rev. John Torrence will speak on the topic, Preparation Time, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Lent service Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Brill Hall, preceded by soup and sandwiches at 6:30 p.m.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Shepherd. Lynn Rice will be liturgist, and Pam Schnebly will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Roger Martin will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, The Provision of God. Carmen Canfield will be worship leader. Children's Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study is at 11:15 a.m.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown, Pastor Kenneth J. Fizer Jr. will speak on the topic, The Devil Made Me Do It, at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday communion service. Sunday school follows worship 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, The Real Temptations. Adult education is at 9 a.m., and Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. David True will speak on Politics and Religion at the Coffee House at Trinity this Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach this Sunday at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:55 a.m. A centennial service of celebration and rededication will be at 4 p.m., celebrating the 100th anniversary of our church building. Norgard will preside, and the Rev. Richard Graham will preach. Many of Trinity's former pastors and staff will participate.

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 On Playing God.

Tri-State Fellowship, classic service or heritage cafe at 9:30 a.m. and bridge service at 11 a.m. A sermon series, When in Doubt — Conversing with Christianity's Critic, continues this Sunday. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak at all services on the topic, Losing My Religion: Is God Just a Delusion? Children's and student programs along with choices for adults. Youth group for 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' Image of God. Brent and Patty Progecene will provide music. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Valley Assembly of God, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, Sunday, the sermon topic for this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service will be Features of a Revival. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship with children's programs at 6 p.m. on the topic, Ask and Ye Shall Receive. Wednesday oasis service and NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on the topic Fully Furnished.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, The Devil Made Me Do It. The children's vocal 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. Lenten service Wednesday at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Sharon Gibson speaking.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic, The Good Word, 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, Transfiguration and Transformation. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Lenten services will be at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday following a covered dish supper at 6 p.m. Munroe will speak on, Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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