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Religion: Speakers and topics

July 15, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, the children and youth from vacation Bible school will share from that experience at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach at the 9 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, In Every Place. Tyler Gardner will play violin. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Bridge of Life, Randy Vruggink will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Call 301-791-1674. 301-791-1674.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, A Precarious Prayer, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Bob Holsinger 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 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service. The topic will be Led by the Spirit. Smith will be Worship leader. There will be a vacation Bible school Sunday celebration. 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, Beyond Words!, at the 8:30 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, Pride and Greed, Sins of Fallen Babylon, at the 9:30 a.m. praise and worship service. Growth groups for all ages are at 11 a.m.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Terry Foor will speak at the 9:30 a.m. worship this Sunday. The topic will be Knitting Needles. Libby Burgan and Emily Everett will be liturgists. Pastor Gregg R. Meserole will give the children's message. Church school will resume in September.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on the topic, Adoption in the Style of the Church, 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. The topic will be Weeds! Weeds! and More Weeds!

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Life. 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, Local Reject Makes Good, 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 the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Tim Leighton will preach on the topic, Climbing Ladders, at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Hands of Harmony, a signing choir, will perform during worship. Adult Bible study is at 10:45 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, Travis and Bekii Kisamore will give a missions report 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 services Sunday. The topic will be Thirty-one Lengths? Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Keith Sandell will give the message, Crazy Love, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will be Knowing Peace at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, The Pruning Process, 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. 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, Biblical Archeology. Pat Boward will be worship leader, and Velma Feigley will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Wilkie Nunn will bring the message at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Standing Firm. Lynda Matheny will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic, Getting Topside in a Downside World, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Bob Crichton from The Crown College will give the message at the 6 p.m. service. The college's quartet will present music. A Spanish service will begin at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach a message, Limpiando Nuestras Vidas (Cleaning Our Lives). Sunday school in Spanish is at 9:45 a.m. July summer Bible conference, Spanish midweek service and Yahweh World, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Lay speaker, Shirley Anders, will lead the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic, I Have a Dream. 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, Who Will be in the Kingdom?, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven Johns-Boehme will speak this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic, Chutes and Ladders. Sunday school is at 11 a.m.

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, Heaven — Our Eternal Home. 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, What the Will of the Lord Is. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Greg Kell will speak on the topic, When the Dead Rule the Living, at the 7 p.m. service. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber's sermon topic will be Equipment for Enlistment 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. Wednesday.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The topic will be Dreams & Promises — Sin Destroys, Faith Fulfills. Take Two will perform gospel music at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic, One Body, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. Work campers preparing to serve in various places of need will be consecrated. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Glenn A. Young Jr. will bring the message, The Rapture ... When?, at the contemporary worship at 9 and the 11 a.m. traditional service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach today at the 5 p.m. Saturday summer worship, Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. worship with communion, and 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn. She will preach from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.

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 and continue a series on the book of James: Part II, What is True Religion? 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, The Guiding Light. Sunday school for adults is at 9 a.m. Children's Church meets at 10 a.m.

Long Meadow Church of the Brethren, Charles Nyanne will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Missions from West Africa. 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, There's Aways Room for the Spirit! at the 10:30 a.m. service. Zepp will also give a children's story. Worship leader will be Cassandra Golden. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Operation Barnabas will minister with drama, puppets, singing and scripture at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Family night activities are Wednesdays at 7 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, Jacob's Ladder. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will be speaking at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, Called to a New Life. 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, Something New. 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, Lay speaker, Tom Palmer, will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:45 informal service this Sunday. The topic will be It's About the Stink Bugs, Stupid. Elaine Smith will present 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 Weed Eater at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor Dave Gettel will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr. will teach at the 10 a.m. adult Sunday school service. Koontz will also preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Youth group meets at 10 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Guest speaker Scott Ancarrow's message will be Dwel, at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Lynn Singleton will speak on the topic Three Little Pigs this Sunday at Mount Carmel; St. Paul's and Park Head.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Lay speaker John McRae will deliver the message, God Hasn't Moved, at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Brethren Church, Hugh Halter will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, which will be the general conference closing worship. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Michael Fedewa from Food for the Poor will preach Sunday at the 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. communion services on the topic, Shining Like the Sun. 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. services. His topic will be Weed and Wheat Together. 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 choir, and the 11 a.m. service will feature tenor Zachery Burger. Midweek Joy is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the worship center with teaching time with Pastor Torben Aarsand.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James D. Riley Jr.'s topic will be A Small Correction at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services. Sunday school resume Sept. 11.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on parables from Jesus this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The youth will hold a car wash from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. today at Advance Auto Parts, Virginia Avenue, Halfway, to raise funds for their summer mission trip. www.stmarkslappans.org.

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

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, All Weeds Are Not the Same. Marilyn Janus will be guest musician.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will continue a sermon series on the book of Acts with the message, Listen to Joel, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. The youth will talk about their trip to the national youth conference. Christian education is at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Stephanie Steele will preach at the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. 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 Among the Weeds. A new baptismal banner will be dedicated. Christian education,10:40 a.m.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the sermon, The Origin of Weeds, 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, Growing for the Kingdom, 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 at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. His topic will be Love Without Limits.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Bleaaah! J.D. Repp will be liturgist. Mary Lou Hollingsworth will give the children's message.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak on the topic, A Special Place, 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 Ken Fizer will speak at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Wrestling with God. Sunday school follows worship.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach and preside at 8 and 10 a.m. communion services this Sunday. His topic will be It is a Mixed Bag. The monthly Spanish communion service will be at 5:30 p.m. today. The Rev. David Zwifka will preside.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach and preside this Sunday at the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday. The topic will be But It's Not a World Without Weeds.

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 Wise Gardening.

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. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman's topic will be Should Christians Be Involved in Politics? Children's summer programs, On Main Street with Jesus, for first- through fifth-graders continue in the cafe rooms with Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich. Programs for infants through kindergarten continue as usual.

Unity¿ of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, the congregation will hold its annual Yakking and Kayaking this Sunday at 11 a.m. at Martin's Mill Bridge in Antrim Township. The day will begin with a celebration service on Living in the Flow, followed by a potluck lunch. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on James 5, A Late Warning to America, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington¿ Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message, All Weeds are not the Same, at  the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Chris Shindler will present special music. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

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

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