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Religion: Speakers and topics

July 01, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will give the message at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, God's Goodness and Power. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, the mission team will talk about its week in West Virginia at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. Dave and Nicole Conway will sing. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, the Rev. Roy Fahnestock will speak on the topic, I Was, 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 this Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service. The topic will be The Struggle. Worship leader will be Rob Galpin. 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 give the sermon, To Be Free, at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m.

Christ Community Church, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message, God's Righteous Judgment is Coming — Hold Fast to Your Faith, 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 The Wise Become Foolish 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 will speak at the 9:30 a.m. worship this Sunday. The topic will be Your Love is Our Life's Foundation. Bill Shank will be the liturgist, and Meserole will give the children's message. Church school will resume in September.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be Come to Me All Who Are Weary.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be God. 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, Being a Man of God, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Bible classes for all ages begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting and Bible study begin 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 Foundation of Independence — Pass It On. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Gerry Hanberry will preach on the topic, Worship God — Love America, at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Adult Bible study is at 10:45 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, Lay Pastor Brendan Soennecken will bring the message, Peaceful Patriot, 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 services Sunday. The topic will be Man, Am I Tired! Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Maryland Motto: Strong Deeds, Gentle Words.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, The Vision, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. At 9:30 a.m. the Discipleship class meets. Youth Sunday school meets during worship. Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on Prayer at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Pastor Swanger will speak on Prayer Language 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, Choosing Freedom. Velma Feigley will be worship leader, and Belinda Rupp will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, guest speaker James Funkhowser will bring the message at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday. George Stumbaugh will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, the Rev. Randy Reid will lead the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic, Let's Talk About — Separation of Church and State. 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, 10 Young Ladies, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak Sunday at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on the topic, Waking Up From the Dead. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Grieve Not the Holy Spirit. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber's sermon topic will be Family Life with Promise in the Ephesians — Heavenly Minded and Motivated sermon series. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Bible study, prayer and teen club at 7 p.m.

Grace United Methodist Church, Sandy Kendall will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, the Rev. Ken Gibble will preach on the topic, A Sermon for the Heavy-laden, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Greg Shook will bring the message, Your Restful Soul, at the contemporary worship at the 9 and the 11 a.m. traditional service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Dave Kaplan will preach today at the 5 p.m. Saturday summer worship, and Pastor Quentin Fleming will preach Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. worship with communion and the 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn. They will preach from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

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, Declaration of Dependence. 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 a.m. worship service this Sunday on the topic, An Ancient Prescription for Modern America. Sunday school for adults is at 9 a.m. Children's Church meets at 10 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, All Signed Up. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic, Under God?, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Zepp will also give a children's story. There will be special music. The monthly carry-in meal will follow the service. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Ray Roberson will lead the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:30 a.m. traditional service this Sunday on the topic, Equipping the Saints and Growing Up Into Christ. 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 on the topic, Rescuing the Sinful and Weary.

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

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Two Feet — One Seat. 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. Communion will be served. The topic will be Depends Upon to Whom You Are Talking. Ed Plank will provide special music. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney's sermon will be Rest Up at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service this Sunday. Communion will be shared. 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 A Message From an Angel. Rickard is conducting a Bible study at the 6:50 p.m. service on Wednesdays. Youth group and children's activities at 6:30 p.m.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor Jim Stauffer will speak on the topic, Yesterday's Declaration, Tomorrow's Celebration, this Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, In Remembrance. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr. will teach at the 10 a.m. adult Sunday school service and preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. The topic will be So It's Your Birthday. Youth group meets at 10 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Senior minister, Don Conley's message will be Family — The Foundation of a Nation 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, What Does God Require of a Nation, 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 From Death to Life. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Stuart Wright will speak Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services on the topic, Rest from Heavy Burdens. The summer choir will sing at the second service. Adult forum at 9 a.m. Children's classes resume in September. 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. communion services. His topic will be The Challenge to Faith. 9Alive service in the courtyard begins at 9:30 a.m., with music by the New Spirit Praise Band. Music at 8 a.m. will be by St. John's men's choi, and the 11 a.m. service will feature Becky Keller and Amanda Kline playing handbells. Midweek Joy is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the worship center.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James Riley Jr.'s sermon will be It Begins with Me this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school resume Sept. 11.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anjel Scarborough will preach at the 7:45 and 10 a.m. services this Sunday. The 10 a.m. service will feature music by American composers. www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services this Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic, Third Sunday after Pentecost, at the 8:45 a.m. service.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Sinner, Who Me? Greg Martin will be guest musician. Jim Mayhue will present special music.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will continue a sermon series on the book of Acts with the message, All of One Accord, 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 at the 8:15 a.m. communion service on the topic, Rescuing the Sinful and Weary. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preach and preside at the 9 a.m. service this Sunday. The topic will be Living in Our Independence. A new Christian Education class begins at 10:40 a.m. on the Seven Deadly Sins.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the sermon, A Simple Truth, 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, Solution for the Rat Race, 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, Third Sunday after Pentecost, 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 at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. His topic will be Not Just Yet.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak on the topic, A Monument to Freedom, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Carmen Canfield will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. for children and 11:15 a.m. for adults.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Ken Fizer will speak at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Building a Nation. Sunday school follows worship.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach and preside this Sunday at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. The topic will be Custom Fit.

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 Quality and Purpose of Freedom.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service for adults and teens this Sunday in the auditorium. The sermon series is Expand Your Search: Questions for God. Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich's topic will be How Can I Be Sure I'm Following God? Children's summer programs will not be held. Children may attend the service with their parents. Programs for infants through preschool continue as usual. All-church picnic will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Doub's Woods Park.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, Nancy Detrick will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. The congregation will take a look at patriotism. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Valley Assembly of God, the topic will be Deliverance at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday.  Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Wednesday oasis service and NuVision Youth at 7 p.m.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on James 3, True Wisdom, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington¿ Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Rita Haines and Katie Stevens will present a piano duet. 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. Sunday in LeFew Hall at the rear of 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Nineveh Bible study for young adults at 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Lessons, discussion, prayers, food and games night 6:30 p.m. Fridays in the youth room at the rear of 538 Washington Ave.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will preach a message, The Power of Encouragement, at the 11 a.m. service this Sunday. Tim Freed will be the worship leader. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 10 a.m. service on the topic, Creation. July Bible study will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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