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Religion: Speakers and Topics

April 01, 2011|By Myself.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach this Sunday at the 9 a.m. communion service on the topic, Restriction Code: B. The Chancel Choir 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’s topic will be Joy for All Times. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Prayer and Praise service at 7 p.m. Sunday. Home Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m. with Hensons and Stones.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, A Special Touch, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith will speak on Children of the Light this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. Worship leader will be Alan Smith. 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, Sleeper Awake!, 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, Are You God’s Friend or Foe?, 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 Seeing, Through the Blindness 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, Living as Children of the Light. The Rev. Becky Hoover will be the liturgist. Gina Zeger will give the children’s message. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on the topic, Bringing Freshness to an Old Rosy Story While Wearing New Rosy Vestments, at the 11 a.m. communion service.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Unreality. 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, Serving Others, 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, Boonsboro, Paul Toothman will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on Parables — Heaven in Understandable Language.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Revs. Timothy Leighton and  Marilyn Washburn will offer a Lenten healing service during the 10:45 a.m. worship Sunday. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, Pastor Paul Clemmer will bring the message, Signs of the Times, 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 Do You See What I See? 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 All By Myself.

A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette’s sermon will be And He Cast Out Demons, the conclusion, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, It Doesn’t Have to be That Way, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Youth Sunday school meets during the service. At 9:30 a.m. the Discipleship class meets. Tuesday at 2 p.m. Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on The Holy Spirit. Prayer from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. 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 Waters of Life. Belinda Rupp will be worship leader, and Kristy Weaver 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, Satan Enters Judas. Ray Kline will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Aikens will preach on Calming the Storms of Life at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Missionary Gregg Schoof will present Missions in Rwanda, Africa, 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 on the topic, What Gets Me in Trouble — and How Do I Get Out! Why Worry, You Don’t Live Forever. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic, The Great Commandment, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Benjamin C. Manning will speak on the topic, Now I Can See, 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, The Necessity of the Cross. 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 Herman Fisler will speak on Exceeding Greatness of His Riches at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Jess Miller from the Slavic Gospel Association will speak 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, The Ultimate Power 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 Who Would You Choose, Jesus or Barabbas? 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, Thirsting for Grace. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message, Blinded by the Light, at the 9 a.m. informal contemporary service and 11 a.m. traditional service. The Brethren Bells will perform. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach from John 9:1-41 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, Guard Yourself in Your Spirit. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the topic, Revelation.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Richard Jewell will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday on the topic, Seeing is Disbelieving! 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, Strong Enough to Bend But Not Break. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor John Miller will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Amazing Grace. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Sunday adult small group Bible study and teens Bible study 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, 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 Sinai/Mount Horeb: A Holy Place. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic, The Blind Man’s Story, at the 10:30 a.m. communion service this Sunday. The midweek Lenten service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring.

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

New Beginning Community Church, Pastor Mark Snyder will share the message, Six Keys to Answered Prayer, at 11 a.m. Sunday. LeAnne Snyder will provide music. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Awana will meet at 6 p.m. this Sunday. Snyder will continue 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, What Defines You. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday evening Bible study for ages 3 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 this Sunday with the topic, What God Gives Up for Lent — Excuses. 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, The Blame Game, this Sunday. Communion will be celebrated. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Men’s Fellowship breakfast at 7 p.m. Mondays during Lent.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard’s message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is Never Satisfied. Rickard is conducting a Bible study at the 6:50 p.m. service on Wednesdays. 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, Is Our Perspective Human or Divine? 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 Service. 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, Father Forgive Them, in the sermon series, Final Words. 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, I Am the Good Shepherd, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth group will meet at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, Live as Children of the Light, at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Brian Moore’s topic Sunday at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services is Maybe, Yes — Maybe, No. 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. services on the topic, Correcting Vision. 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. communion services. His topic will be Recognizing the Light. 9/Alive contemporary 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 and children’s choirs. 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 The Ugly Duckling this Sunday 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, the Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will speak on Who is Really Blind? at all services this Sunday.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Stephanie S. Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services. Lenten service at Wednesday at 7 p.m. Meet in the auditorium for a series of discussions and media, concluding with worship in the sanctuary.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic, The Fourth Sunday in Lent, at the 8:45 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, Looking is Not Always Seeing, 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 Mike Tamorria will bring a message 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.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, The Blind Man’s Story, at the 8:15 a.m. communion service. The midweek Lenten service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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 at 7 p.m. preceded by a light supper.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the sermon, Stifle Yourself, 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, One Thing I Know, 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 speak on the topic, The Fourth 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, Why, God?, at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the Rev. John Torrence will speak on the topic, God’s Gift, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Lamb of God. Kylene Chase 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, Ron Ingram from the Gideons, will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Carmen Canfield will be worship leader. Children’s Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach and preside at 8 and 10 a.m. communion services this Sunday using the 1892 Book of Common Prayer. Adult education is at 9 a.m., and Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Joseph Donovan will preach and preside this Sunday at the 10:15 a.m. communion service. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach and preside this Sunday at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. The topic will be The One Who Wanted Me Whole. Sunday school is at 9:55 a.m.

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 The Shadowed Places.

Tri-State Fellowship, classic service or family worship 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, continues this Sunday. Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak at the classic service, and Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will preach at the bridge service. The sermon title will be I Stand Alone — Can We Trust the Bible? 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 middle and high school students from 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, this Sunday at the 11 a.m. service Sandy Souder will discuss Living Intentionally. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon topic for this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service will be Christ’s Musts. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship with children’s programs at 6 p.m. on the theme How to Know God’s Will. Wednesday oasis service and NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on the topic, Prayer.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on Daniel 6, Daniel in the Lion’s Den 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, Looking is Not Always Seeing. The adult chancel choir will provide music. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 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 Transfiguration, 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, The Woman, the Well, and the Water. 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 Judas’s Betrayal.

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