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Religion: Speakers and topics - April 16

April 16, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black's message will be Who is This? at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Mary Diehl will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. A carry-in meal will follow the service. There will be an Easter egg hunt for children.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach this Sunday at the 9 a.m. service on the topic, Triumph and Tragedy. 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., the children will present their Easter program. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and evening worship is at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, Triumph and Tragedy, 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. service Sunday on the topic, Pray Continually. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith will speak on Hosanna! this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. Worship leader will be Dave Hahn. Children's activities are offered. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. The youth will hold a soup and sandwich luncheon after the service.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will bring the meditation, Your Net Worth!, at the 8:30 a.m. service. The choral cantata, More Than a Carpenter, will be presented at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.

Christ Community Church, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message, King Jesus Christ, 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's message will be Triumphant Entry 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.

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, Walking with Jesus Through Holy Week. The Rev. Becky Hoover and all church school classes will participate. Church school begins at 11 a.m.

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

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Doctrine of Atonement. 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 Beginning of the End, 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 preach on the topic, Jerusalem's Cheer, at the 10:45 a.m. worship Sunday. Adult Bible study is 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 The Blind Leading the Blind. 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 Direction, 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 The Cry of Hope. There will be a palm processional by the children.

A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will be Praise Him — Hallelujah! 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, It Doesn't Have to be That Way, Part III, 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 Prayer Connection. Prayer from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Pastor Swanger will speak on Relationship 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, The Palm Carpet Treatment. Tom Feigley will be worship leader, and the Rev. Reese Davis 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, Jesus Bar Abbas? The youth will be worship leaders. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens' sermon topic will be Casual First Gear, Christianity this Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will preach on Spiritual Conditioning at the 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, Where Do You Stand? Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Contemporary service at 5:30 p.m. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic, Beware of False Spiritual Leaders, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. An Easter preparation service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Benjamin C. Manning will speak on the topic, When You Face Your Jerusalem, 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 the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services on the topic, Weeping King. 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, Simon. Bible basic training and youth Christian covenant also meet at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on Christ, Our Peace at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, The Royal Entrance into Jerusalem, 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, Blessed is He Who Comes. Threefold communion will follow worship. 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 on the topic, Mission Accomplished, this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will speak on the topic, Interview with a Stone. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling's message will be Welcoming Jesus at the informal contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. and the 11 a.m. traditional service. The Brethren Bells will perform. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, Dwight Hall will speak at the 11 a.m. service today on An Eternal Jean. Sabbath school at 9:30 a.m.

Harvest Life Ministries a Word of Faith Church, Middletown, Md., the sermon topic will be What is Redemption? at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach from Matthew 21:1-11 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, The Triumph of Humility. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the topic, Revelation.

Long Meadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will preach at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, The Path, Part I. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will speak on the topic, "I Am the First and the Last" this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Zepp will also give a children's story. Betty Sue Kitchen will be worship leader. 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 Ron Shank will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, The Darkest Day in History. 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.

Maugansville Bible Brethren Church, Maugansville, The Living Last Supper drama and musical will be presented at 10 a.m. this Sunday.

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, The Mount of Olives: Grieving Unto Death. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, From Hero to Zero.

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

New Beginning Community Church, Pastor Mark Snyder will share the message, The Triumphal Entry and Exit, at 11 a.m. Sunday. The NBCC Choir will present the cantata, Man of Sorrows. 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 Gary Zook will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Living With No Regrets. 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, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service on the topic, The Triumph and the Tragedy. 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 A 3-D Easter. 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.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, the topic for this Sunday will be Let Us Play ... and Celebrate. 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, It is Finished, 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 True Vine, 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, Joy and Sorrow, at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Brethren Church, guest speaker, Pastor Jeremy McClung's topic Sunday at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services is Can You Drink The Cup? 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, We Walk with Jesus. The parish choir will sing at the second service. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Pastor Edward Heim will lead the 8 and 11 a.m. communion services. His topic will be Hope plus Grief. 9/Alive contemporary worship is at 9 a.m. Music at 8 a.m. will be by St. John's Men's Choir and Caden and Landon Conrad; 9/Alive service will be by The New Spirit Praise Band and St. John's Children's Choir; and 11 a.m. will feature St. John's youth and senior choirs. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James Riley's sermon will be In Just Five Days  at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible study from 1 to 2 p.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, a dramatic reading of the Passion according to St. Matthew will be presented at all services this Sunday. The 9 a.m. service will begin with an outdoor procession. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. An Easter party for children will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. worship with communion. At 8:45 a.m. the men of the ARC class will serve breakfast. The Sunday school Easter program will be presented during the Sunday school hour.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, More Than Spectators, 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, Jesus Comes, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Christian education is at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, From Hero to Zero, 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. His topic will be Christ's Passion. Christian education at 10:40 a.m.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the sermon, Confusion and Clarity, 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, From Palms to Nails, 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 (Beard's) Lutheran Church, the Rev. David C. Baker will speak on the topic, Beneath the Cross, at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the Rev. John Torrence will speak on the topic, Show and Tell, 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, Children's Praise. Dick Lesher will be liturgist, and Sonny Garcia will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, visiting minister, Glenn Young will speak on the topic, The Gift, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Carmen Canfield will be worship leader. Children's Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Nord will be presider this Sunday at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Both services will feature a dramatic reading of the passion story, The Cry of the Whole Congregation. 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 Palms and Passion.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, Cassie Curley who walked 50 miles in 50 states, will speak at 11 a.m. this Sunday. The monthly prayer service and healing circle will be at 7 p.m. today at The Bodyworks Massage Center, 1305 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. 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 Here Comes the King. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship with children's programs at 6 p.m. on the theme, The Results of Really Seeking God. 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 9, The Anointed One is Cut Off 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, More Than Spectators. The grand processional will feature the children's choirs and adult choirs plus drums, guitar and bass. Rita Haines will present a solo. 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.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic, Why Are We Here?, Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. A Love Feast Service will follow morning worship.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 11 a.m. service on the topic, What King is Coming? Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

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