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Religion - Speakers and topics

April 29, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, the junior and senior high youth will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Mary Diehl will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, confirmands and mentors will be presented at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. The Hawfield family and the chancel choir will sing. A reception for the confirmands will follow the service.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone will give the message, What Happens Now? Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and evening worship is at 7 p.m. Sunday. Home Bible studies in the homes of Cletus Henson and Mike McKee Wednesday at 7 p.m. Cumberland Valley Churches Missionary Rally at Chambersburg Church of God at 3:15 p.m. this Sunday.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, Pastor Bill Wyand will continue the series, God's Story in Proverbs, at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. 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. Activities for children, teens and adults, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, Coming Soon, 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, Ernie Best will speak on Attitude this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. Worship leader will be Paul Heavner. 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. Members and friends of the church who are 80 and older will be recognized. Quilts for the Mid-Atlantic District Disaster auction will be displayed.

Christ Community Church, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message, A Voracious Enemy Who has Tried but Failed, 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 Without a Doubt 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. Rebecca J.P. Hoover will speak this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic, The End Result of Faith. The Rev. Gregg Meserole will be liturgist. Judy Bowman will give the children's message. Church school begins at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on the topic, Boldly Imagining Like a Child with Christ's Blessing, 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, Faith and Doubt.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Everlasting Punishment. 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 Servant Driven Church/The Plan, 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 Jesus Appears to the Disciples, Part I. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will preach on the topic, Emmaus Bound, at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, guest minister Roger Martin will bring the message, God Gives Us Hope, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Joel Fridgen will lead the 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion services Sunday. The topic will be Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. Fridgen will lead the adult Bible study.

Cornerstone Community Church, Pastor Harald Bjerga will speak on the topic, The "More" in Life, 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. communion service Sunday. The topic will be Fear Immobilizes Us.

Cry in the Wilderness Pentecostal Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will be Come Holy Spirit 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, Today is Today, 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. Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on Connecting with God Tuesday at 2 p.m. There is Prayer from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Pastor Swanger will speak on Praise and Prayer 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, Breaking Bread. Valerie Malott will be worship leader, and Bucky Houser 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, He is Risen! What Now! George Stumbaugh will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens' sermon topic will be An Abounding Account this Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Missionary Stacy Meadows will preach on Mission Work in Papua, New Guinea, 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, Easter Living — Life with Meaning. 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, Last Words to Israel, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, Vicki Hunter will speak on the topic, Iron Sharpens Iron, 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, Sue Hosler will speak Sunday at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services on the topic, A Royal Heritage. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children's church meets at 10:30 a.m. Bible basic training and youth Christian covenant meet at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on History is His Story at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, A Heart for God, at the 7 p.m. service. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Hiram Bundy Jr. from Gideon International will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. 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, Untapped Power: The Power to Forgive, 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, Believing. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the youth will lead worship using materials prepared by Church of the Brethren youth at the informal contemporary worship at 9 and the 11 a.m. traditional service. Sunday school is at 9:45 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, Hell is Not in Michigan. 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 Gift of Love. Adult Bible study and Sunday school for children is at 9 a.m. Just Kids' Church meets at 10:30 a.m.

Kasiesville Bible Church, Mercersburg, Pa., Pastor Ben Fisler's topic at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday will be There is More Than Water in His Well. Children's church is offered during the service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. At the 6 p.m. service, the Hagerstown Bible Church Puppet Ministry Team will be featured. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Character Traits of God will be studied.

Long Meadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will preach at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, That Burning Feeling. 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, On the Road Again, this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Zepp will also give a children's story. Lisa Golden will be worship leader. The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. The monthly carry-in meal will follow the service. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Joani Tabor will perform at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday adult small group Bible study, and teen 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, Hearing Footsteps. 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. communion service this Sunday on the topic, We're Still Here.

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

New Beginning Community Church, Pastor Mark Snyder will share the message, Six Keys to Answered Prayer, Part III, at 11 a.m. Sunday. LeAnne Snyder will present 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. Awana will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, So, What Do Ya Say? 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, More Than One Gift Under the Tree. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.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, Why Are You Here? Communion will be served. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is Life's Ups and Downs. 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, Craig Hartsock from The Gideons will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service. 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 Five-a-Day Keeps the Doubts Away. 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, Phil LeMaster, Tom Ellsworth and Ben Merold will speak at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, Believe, 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, guest speaker Pastor Brian Moore's topic Sunday at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services is Sinner, Do You Love My Jesus? 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 We Believe. The Sonore Flute Ensemble will perform. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Weekly services of healing and communion are at 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 Our Easter Commission. 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 have music by The New Spirit Praise Band, and 11 a.m. will feature St. John's senior choir. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Midweek Joy is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the worship center.

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

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, there will be special prayers honoring St. Mark and celebrating the ministries of the church. Services are at 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m., with Christian formation at 10 a.m.

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.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Darrell Layman will speak on the topic, Second Sunday of Easter, at the 8:45 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, The New Thomas, at the 9:30 a.m. service. Greg Martin will be guest musician. Jim Mayhue and Harry Sprankle will perform a duet. 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 the message, Worshipping God, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Christian education is at 9:15 a.m. Crossways classes are Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, We're Still Here, at the 8:15 a.m. communion service. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. The midweek 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 Faithful Thomas. Christian education at 10:40 a.m.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the sermon, How Big is Your Story?, at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Darrell Layman will speak on the topic, Second Sunday of Easter, 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, His Wounded Hands, at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Say Yes. Salem Youth Fellowship will be the liturgists and will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, visiting minister the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak on the topic, Beyond Easter, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Carmen Canfield will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. for children and 11:15 a.m. for adults.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Kenneth J. Fizer Jr. will speak on the topic, Doubting Thomas, at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school follows worship at 10:40 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 The Belief in Action Figure. 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 Wanting Proof, Getting Presence.

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, From Script to Stage: God's Story and Our Daily Drama, begins this Sunday. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak at the classic and bridge services. His sermon title is God's Big Story. Pastor Paul Ostoich will teach in 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, Jude Oyler will speak about the Power of Prayer at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Valley Assembly of God, there will be a guest speaker this Sunday at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesday oasis service and children's ministries at 7 p.m.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on Daniel 8, The Ram and the Goat 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, The New Thomas. 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. 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 Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service. Youth Sunday will be celebrated. 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, Doubt. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

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