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Religion: Speakers and topics

July 22, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Jean Minnich will share insights from the 2011 annual conference, Gifted with Promise: Extending Jesus' Table, 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, Wonder Makes God Real. Nick Stevens will play saxophone. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Bob Stone will lead the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Heaven. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., with a special song time for kids. Sunday evening worship with Gary Hawbaker at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, Compassionate Concern, 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 this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service. The topic will be Team God. Dave Hahn will be worship leader. 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, Unbowed, 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, Are You Ready for the Wedding?, 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 What is Heaven Like? 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 Living by the Book. Larry Sprankle and Cassie Bedard will be liturgists. Meserole will give the children's message. Church school will resume in September.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Truth. 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 Light that Failed, 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 Day After Day. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Tim Leighton will preach on the topic, A Glimpse at the Kingdom, at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Adult Bible study is at 10:45 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, Pastor Paul Clemmer will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on the topic, Providing Relief for the Needy. Sunday school begins 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 services Sunday. The topic will be All In! Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message, Me, Myself and I, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will be Encouragement in the Lord 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, Part II, 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 Power of Prayer at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Pastor Swanger will speak on Prayer with Purpose 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, Again, Who Are You? Robin Dagenhart will be worship leader, and Kristy Weaver will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will bring the message at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Defending Yourself. Betty Holtzman will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic, The Sands of Time, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will give the message, Praying for Freedom to Glorify Christ, at the 6 p.m. service. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and Spanish service will starts at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach on Limpiando Nuestras Vidas, (Cleaning Our Lives). July summer Bible conference, Spanish midweek service and Yahweh World, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, the Down Home Gospel Singers will perform at the 9:30 a.m. service. 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, The Kingdom of Heaven is Like .... 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 on the topic, What Do We Know to be True About God. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. A family picnic will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, The Fullness of the Holy Spirit. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, The Finger of God, at the 7 p.m. service. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Guest Pastor Alan Clingan will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. 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. The topic will be Do You Value What You Believe? Children's moments by Anne Blair.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic, More Than Conquerors, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. Special music by Clarissa Robillard and Allyssa Fogle. Visitors with Food Resource Bank projects in Bolivia will be welcomed. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message, The Wedge Driven Between Us, at the contemporary worship at 9 a.m. and the 11 a.m. traditional service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Harvest Life Ministries, a Word of Faith Church, Middletown, Md., the topic for the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday will be Temptation. The topic for the 7 p.m. Wednesday service will be Bait of Satan.

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 the 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn. She will preach from Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.

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 III, Practical Faith. 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 a.m. worship service this Sunday on the topic, The Celtic Christ. 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 speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Never Leaving You. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study, second and fourth Sunday at 9 a.m. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic, Sugared-Down?, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Zepp will also give a children's story. Worship leader will be Hal Spielman. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the message, Focused on the Goal, Part I, at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday evening activities at 6:30 p.m. Family night activities are Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Teen Outreach night at 6:45 p.m.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Ray Roberson, pastor, will lead the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:30 a.m. traditional service this Sunday on the topic, Wrestling With God. 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. Christmas in July communion service Sunday. The topic will be One Shining Moment.

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

New Beginning Community Church, Pastor Mark Snyder will share the message, When God Takes Out the Trash, at 11 a.m. Sunday. LeAnne Snyder will provide music. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. 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, Happy Hour. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. A fellowship meal will follow the service. 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. The topic will be You Can't — And You Shouldn't. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney's sermon will be In All Things ... at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service this Sunday. Christmas in July will be celebrated. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor James Stouffer will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. His topic will be Termite Trouble. 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, More ThanConquerors. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Kenny Mason will speak on the topic, Good Neighbor. 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, Senior minister Don Conley's message will be The Jonah in Us, in the Jonah sermon series, at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mark Sandell will preach on the topic, More Than Conquerors, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, The Kingdom of Heaven is Like ..., at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Anne Boyd will preach Sunday at the 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. communion services on the topic, Old and New Treasures. The summer choir and pianist Kathy McKinley will present music 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, Seminarian Andrew Rickle will lead the 8 and 11 a.m. services. 9Alive service in the courtyard begins at 9:30 a.m., with teaching time with Rickle and 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 Gail Farmer, soprano. 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 Having Fun at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. A special fellowship time with ice-cream sundaes will follow both services. Sunday school resume Sept. 11.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on the topic, Growth in God's Kingdom, this Sunday at 7:45 and 10 a.m. A God's House Warming Party for the new Fellowship Center will be held. A potluck lunch and party will be at 11 am. in the Parish Hall. www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. communion service and 10:30 a.m. noncommunion service this Sunday. Candice Mowbray, Rick Mogensen, Patrick Albright and Sherri Lewis will provide special music. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

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

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, What do Mustard Seeds, Yeast and Pearls Have in Common? Marilyn Janus will be guest musician. Special music will be by Sonja Davis, Katie Stevens, Patsy Weigand and Rita Haines.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will continue a sermon series on the book of Acts with the message, Peter's Sermon, Part II, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. The service will be held at the Ruritan park in Leitersburg behind the fire department.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach at the 8:15 a.m. Christmas in July communion service Sunday on the topic, One Shining Moment. 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. communion service this Sunday. The topic will be What Then are We to Say About These Things? There will be a baptism. Christian education, 10:40 a.m.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the sermon, Teaching Moment, at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Stephanie Steel will speak on the topic, News of the Kingdom, this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. worship with communion. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Prayer time, Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic, Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, 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. Albert W. Gibson will speak at the 9:15 a.m. communion service Sunday.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Encouragement from God. Jane Groves will be liturgist. Pam Schnebly will give the children's message.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Gene Ruleman will speak on the topic, Pure Sanctification, 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, Hidden Treasure. 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 Training to Display God's Old and New Treasures.

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 Great Hymns of Our Faith.

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 Chris Wiles' topic will be Can Christians Support War? 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. Middle and high school youth groups meet at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, Donna Marie Carey will speak and the trio, Grace, will perform this Sunday at Ramada Plaza in the Pen Mar Room, Halfway. 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, Patience in Suffering, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message, What Do Mustard Seeds, Yeast and Pearls Have in Common, at  the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Sonja Davis, Katie Stevens, Patsy Weigand and Rita Haines will present special 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. 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 at 6:30 p.m. Fridays in the youth room at the rear of 538 Washington Ave.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos's sermon will be Finding God's Call Through His Word at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school is 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, Cain and Abel — First Blood. July Bible study will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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