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Religion: Speakers and Topics

March 18, 2011

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach this Sunday at the 9 a.m. service on the topic, Faith to Follow. Heaven's Harmony will sing. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., The Heavners Family Musicians will perform. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, Pastor Bill Wyand will continue the sermon series, A Heart for People, 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, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, Love and the Home, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship service on the topic, Power.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith will speak on Blessed for a Purpose this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. Worship leader will be Vaughn Crowl. 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, Jesus is Here Now, at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.

Christ Community Church, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message, The Breaking of the Seventh Seal, at the 9:30 a.m. praise and worship service. Growth groups for all ages are at 11 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Robert McIntyre will be preach on For God So Loved the World 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 Wednesday with a soup and sandwich meal at 6 p.m. followed by the service at 7 p.m.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, The Rev. Gregg R. Meserole, senior minister, will speak this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic, Blessed to be a Blessing: Fresh Beginnings! The Rev. Becky Hoover and the Primary II Church School Class will be liturgists. Meserole give the children's message. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Right Rev. Richard Hammond Price, will bless a set of rose paraments and vestments made by Sister Julia Small, OCC. The sermon topic will be Accepting the Joy and Cost of Discipleship at the 11 a.m. communion service.

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

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Matter. 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 Faith Chapter, 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 the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will lead the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be A Bold Journey. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, Pastor Paul Clemmer will bring the message, The Lord's Supper, 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 communion and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion service Sunday. The topic will be But Wait! There's Still More! Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. Gretarsson will lead the adult Bible study.

Cornerstone Community Church, Pastor Harald Bjerga will begin the series, Dead Man Talking: Words of Instruction, 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 topic will be Am I Invited?

A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will be Wings of the Morning at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Children's Bible time with Carol Fisher. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, Connection is the Key, 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. Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on The Spirit is Upon Us. The church will be until 8 p.m. Tuesdays for prayer. Swanger will speak on Staying in 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, The Blind Leading the Blind. Bucky Houser will be worship leader, and Tom Feigley 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 Spirit Gives Life. Lynda Matheny will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Aikens will preach on The Duplicity of Hypocrisy at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will preach on Victory is Sweet 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! The Green-Eyed Monster, Jealousy. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Benjamin C. Manning will speak on the topic, Band Aids and Boo-Boos, this Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak Sunday at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. on the topic, Some Final Instructions. 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, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Greg Kell will speak on Was Jesus in Hell at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, When God is Honored, at the 7 p.m. service. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Mystery Lovers 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 — Does God's Will Include Suffering? this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. 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, For God So Loved Us. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message, Always to Bless, 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 John 3:1-17. Sunday at the traditional worship, with communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 11 a.m.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, 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, Feasting in the Secret Place. 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 sermon topic will be Walking to and With God at the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday. 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 Good Shepherd, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Iris Cooksey will be worship leader. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. 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, Mount Bethel: A Stairway to Heaven. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic, Nick at Nite, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. The midweek Lenten service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will be speaking at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, Feather Abraham. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

New Beginning Community Church, Pastor Mark Snyder will share the message, God is Accepting Resumes, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pat Stoneberger and LeAnne 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 6 p.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, The Shamrock Gospel. 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, 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 Sunday with the topic, What God Gives Up for Lent — Rocket Science. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney this Sunday will speak at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service on the topic, Don't Leave Home Without It. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. A special offering will be received for the United Methodist Committee on Relief to help the people of Japan.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is The Honeymoon is Over. 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, Spirit Filled. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, the topic for this Sunday will be, Let Us Play ... Through Prayer. 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, Ringgold, Don Conley, senior pastor, will speak at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday on the topic, Hands Extended. 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, Faithful Followers, at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mark Sandell will preach on the topic, I Am the Light of the World, 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 The Power of Compassion. 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, God's Love for 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, Pastor Edward Heim will lead the 8 and 11 a.m. traditional services. His topic will be Come At It Again. 9/Alive contemporary communion worship is at 9 a.m. 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 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 What a Move at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion 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, Kirk DeVore, a postulant studying to become a deacon, will preach on the Gospel of John, Chapter 3, at all services. Lenten offerings will be taken for Micah's Backpack.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will preach on the topic, The Second Sunday in Lent, at the 8:45 a.m. 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, Endurance, at the 9:30 a.m. service. Greg Martin will be guest musician. Jim Mayhue will provide a guitar solo, and Kyle Martin will present a piano solo. There is no Sunday school.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will bring a message on the topic, Ashamed of Me and My Words, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Christian education is at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday Lenten service is at 7 p.m., preceded by a meal at 6:15 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, Nick at Nite, at the 8:15 a.m. The midweek 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, Love's Lifting Up, 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, Centering Our Lives, 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 Second Sunday in Lent, at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church, the Rev. David C. Baker will speak on the topic, Safe at Night, at the 9:15 a.m. communion service Sunday. There will be special music.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the Rev. John Torrence will speak on the topic, Be a Blessing, 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, Advocate. Jane Groves will be liturgist, and Mary Lou Hollingsworth will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m. There will be special music. A reveal worship service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Family Life Center.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, District Executive Minister Gene Hagenberger will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Community of Fear. The Rev Tom Fralin will be worship leader. Children's Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. Adult Bible study is at 11:15 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., Sunday the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach at 8 and 10 a.m. communion services using the 1559 English Book of Common Prayer, this Sunday. Adult education is at 9 a.m., and Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Charles Frederick will preach this Sunday at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:55 a.m. The Rev. Eric Norgard will be presider.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic will be, Being Real.

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 the classic service, and Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak at the cafe and bridge services. The sermon title will be Hasn't Science Replaced Faith? 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, this Sunday at the 11 a.m. This week's message will be The Way of the Heart. Kerensa Gray will provide music. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Valley Assembly of God, Sunday, the sermon topic for this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service will be The Saint and the Sinner. 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, Soul Winner.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on Daniel 4, Nebuchadnezzar is Humbled at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Endurance. 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. Friday activities at 6:30 p.m. in the youth room at the rear of the church.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic, The Turning Point, 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, Nicodemus — Rebirth and Leadership. 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 Ten Lepers.

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