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Religion: Speakers and Topics

April 08, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, the service will be a monologue, Martha Tells All, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Marybelle Hose will be the worship leader. Sunday school is 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, Another Miracle. Heavenly Harmony 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 Obeying God. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and evening worship is at 7 p.m. Sunday. Community activity Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, Pastor Bill Wyand will continue the series, God's Story in Proverbs, at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. The Broadfording Bible Brethren Church Choir will perform the mini-musical, Hallelujah! Praise the Lamb. Sunday Kids, 9 to 11:15 a.m.; adult life group, 9 a.m.; teen life group, 9 a.m. Wednesday activities at 7 p.m. www.broadfordingchurch.com.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, Building a Christian Home, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Gene Detrow 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 Coming Alive this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. Worship leader will be Lori Dagenhart. Children's activities are offered. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Camp Sunday will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in fellowship hall.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will bring the meditation, Alive but Dead, Dead but Alive!, 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, Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, 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 Jesus Wept at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study on Tuesday 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, The Living Breath that Brings Good Living. The Rev. Becky Hoover will be the liturgist. Barb Barnes 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, Finding Hope in Our Faith's Stories of Resurrection, 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, The Promise and the Challenge.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Are Sin, Disease, and Death Real? 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, One Returns, 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 The Great Feast.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will preach on the topic, God Opens Graves, at the 10:45 a.m. worship Sunday. 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, Shaped by Thirst, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school 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 Jesus Wept. 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 speak on the topic, Dead Man Talking: Words of Warning, 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.

A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will be Why Sleep Ye? 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, It Doesn't Have to be That Way, Part II, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Youth Sunday school meets during the service. At the 9:30 a.m. the Discipleship class meets. Tuesday at 2 p.m. Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on Prayer That Moves Mountains. Prayer from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Swanger will speak on The Holy's at 7 p.m. 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, Christmas and Easter Down by the Riverside. Jason Malott 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, The Rooster Crowed. Rowland Litten will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Shelton Smith, editor of Sword of the Lord, will be the guest speaker this Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. 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! We Should, Why Don't We? Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Contemporary service 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, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic, The Greatest Question Ever Asked!, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Benjamin C. Manning will speak on the topic, The Power of Faith, this Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 11:15 a.m. A Leon Cross organ recital will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak Sunday at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services. 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. on the topic, The Roman Executioners. Bible basic training and youth Christian covenant also meet at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on The Cart Before the Horse at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, Wounded for You, 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, Walk Worthy 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 continue the study of 24 Hours That Changed the World with the sermon, I Can't Take it Anymore, 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 Tim Ritchey Martin will speak on the topic, Jesus Wept. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Bridgewater College Concert Choir will present worship with song at the 11 a.m. traditional service. An informal contemporary worship service begins at 9 a.m. The Brethren Bells will perform. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Dwight Hall will speak at the 11 a.m. service today on Are You King Saul? Sabbath school at 9:30 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach from John 11:1-45 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, Get Ready, Get Right! 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. Patrick Ricker will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday on the topic, The Montessori Messiah? 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, I Held Him. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will speak on the topic, I Am the Bread of Life, this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Zepp will also give a children's story. The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study begins 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, What It Means to be Near the Cross. 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 Nebo: A Wondrous Sight. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Scott Myers, area director for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will speak at the 10:30 a.m. 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, Brittle Dry Bones. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

New Beginning Community Church, Pastor Mark Snyder will share the message, Six Keys to Answered Prayer, Part II, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Chrissy Butler 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 7 p.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Roger I. Martin will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, The Family as God Planned it. 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 informal service this Sunday with the topic, What God Gives Up for Lent — His Skybox. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Jack Charlton will speak at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service on the topic, Come Forth!, this Sunday. 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 The Goel Redeemer. 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.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr. will teach at the 10 a.m. Sunday school service and preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The topic will be Bases Are Loaded.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, the topic for this Sunday will be Let Us Play ... in Truth. 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, My God, My God, Why?, 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 Way, 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, Zombies or Spirit-Filled Christians, at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. 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 Have You Not Read? 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 You Believe. The children, youth and parish choirs will sing at the second service. A Mystery Walk (an intergenerational event centering on the death and resurrection of Jesus) 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. services. His topic will be God Bring Renewed Life. 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 the 11 a.m. service will feature St. John's senior and handbell 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. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will speak on the Raising of Lazarus this Sunday. An offering will be received to support the youth as they participate in the 30-hour famine Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Stephanie S. Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 worship and 10:30 a.m. worship with communion and dedication of communion ware and linens. 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 Fifth Sunday in Lent, at the 8:45 a.m. communion service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, At-One-Ment With God, 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 the message, The Wider Harvest, 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.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, The Glory of God, at the 8:15 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. 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. The topic will be Raising of Lazarus. Christian education at 10:40 a.m. Lenten services this Wednesday will be at 11 a.m. followed by lunch, and 7 p.m. preceded by a light supper.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on the topic, Forget the "If Onlys" Jesus is Here!, 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 Fifth Sunday in Lent, at the 10:45 a.m. 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, The Sweet By and By, at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the Rev. John Torrence will speak on the topic, We're Moving, 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, Raising Lazarus. Denny Shifflett will be liturgist, and Wagoner will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Kenneth J. Fizer Jr. will speak on the topic, More Powerful Than Death, at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school follows worship at 10:40 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach and preside this Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. communion services using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. Adult education is at 9 a.m., and Sunday school begins at 9:45 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 this Sunday. The topic will be Let Jesus Be Glad for Your Sake. 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 You are Alive If ....

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 Critics, 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 Everybody Hurts: How Can a Good God Allow Suffering? 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 The Woman with the Alabaster Jar will be explored. 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 Bored Folks. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship with children's programs at 6 p.m. on the theme, Christ and His "If" of Sustained Service. Wednesday oasis service and NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on the topic, Prayer.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on Daniel 7, The Dream of Four Beasts 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, At-One-Ment with God. The children's vocal and bell choirs will provide music. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.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.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 11 a.m. service on the topic, A Funeral in Bethany. 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 Peter's Denial.

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