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Religion: Speakers and topics

July 29, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Rebekah Minnick will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Several people will share personal stories of faith. 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, Bring Them to Me. Special music by pianist Alex Leadingham. 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, God's Truth. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday prayer and praise with Bobby Repp at 7 p.m. Wednesday; Bible study with the elders 7 p.m.; youth meeting 6:30 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, What God Hates, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Mary Hawbecker 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 God is Good. Esther Kidwell 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, Reminders for Tough Times, 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, Missionary Alice Sneed will share her testimony and missionary work 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 Fed by God's Hand 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. Terry Foor will speak at the 9:30 a.m. worship this Sunday. The topic will be You are the Light of the World. Tom VanMetre and Corey Lewis will be liturgists. Foor 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, Help Wanted: Apply Within, 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 Broken and Blessed.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Love. 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 Center of it All, 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 A Sermon to Die For. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Tim Leighton will preach on the topic, We're All Wounded, at the 9:30 a.m. service this music Sunday. The service will include favorite hymns. Adult Bible study is at 10:45 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. The topic will be Where's The Beef? Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message, What's for Dinner?, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., there will be praise and testimony featuring testimony by Amber Ryan at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on the topic, Demonic Kings Part I of IV, 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 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, The Message as Journey. Bev Keller will be worship leader, and Annette Deener 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, The Ultimate Weapon. 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, Yesterday, Things Were Different, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will give the message, How to Overcome the Fear of Failure, at the 6 p.m. service. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and Spanish service will start at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach on El Espirito Santo (The Holy Spirit). Spark of Grace reunion services at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday activities at 7 p.m. Aikens will begin a sermon series, A Babbling Nincompoop.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on the topic, Waiting in a Busy World, 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, Rags to a Robe, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. There will be a baptism.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven Johns-Boehme will speak this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic, Deferred Dreams. 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, The Lord Provides. 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, The Bride of Christ. 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 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The topic will be Giving Anger a Foothold Gives the Devil a Stronghold. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic, Wrestling Through the Night, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message, A Face-to-Face Encounter, at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship 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. summer worship, Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. worship, with communion indoors, and 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn. She will preach from Matthew 14:13-21.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Clear Spring, coffee and fellowship and class at 8:15 a.m. features the topic, Biblical Eldership: They Smell Like Sheep. Barb & Friends, A Puppet Show will be featured at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. 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, A Place Called Peniels. 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, Come, Eat and Fellowship. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic, Sowing Gospel Seeds at the 10:30 a.m. service. The Manor Puppets will help Zepp give a children's story. Worship leader will be Sharon Cook. The Manor Puppets with Manor's Little Ones,will provide special music. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Children's activities Wednesdays at 5 p.m.

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

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Pastor Ray Roberson will lead the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:30 a.m. traditional service this Sunday on the topic, Family Feud Part II. 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 Sunday. The topic will be God's Abundant Provision.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will be speaking at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, You Can Lead a Horse to Water, but .... 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, Our Occupation. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, certified lay speaker, Susan Hultsch will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:45 informal service this Sunday. The topic will be Leftovers. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney's sermon will be He is Able at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service this Sunday. There will be a Christian love feast. 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 Dinner to Remember. Sunday school starts at 9 a.m. 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 Dave Gettel will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Park Road Bible Church, John and Fernanda Reno, missionaries to Brazil, will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. 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, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic, Undeserved Blessing. 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 Jonah's Prayer in the sermon series, Jonah, 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. Marilyn Washburn will preach 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, Round 1 — God vs. Jacob, at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Brian Moore will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on the topic, Shalom, My Friends. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will preach Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services on the topic, Turning Scarcity into Abundance. The summer choir and baritone David 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, Pastor Don Haas will lead the 8 and 11 a.m. services. 9Alive service in the courtyard begins at 9:30 a.m. with teaching time with Haas 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 Andrew Doub at the 8 and 11 a.m. services. Midweek Joy is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the worship center with teaching time with Pastor Edward Heim.

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

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on the topic, Multiplication Tables, this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The folk choir will sing at the 9 a.m. service. www.stmarkslappans.org.

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

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic, Seventh 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, No Gift is Too Small for God to do Miracles Through. Gwen Pangborn 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, Peter's Sermon, Part III, What Shall We Do, at the 10:30 a.m. communion service this Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach at the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, God's Abundant Provision. 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 Bringing What We Have. 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, Love Me Tender, 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, God's Economy, 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, Seventh 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. David C. Baker will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Persistence in Prayer.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Hopeful Waiting. Lynn Rice will be liturgist. Wagoner will give the children's message.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Roger Martin will speak on the topic, God Gives Us Hope, 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, Working Together Makes Ministry Happen. Sunday school follows worship.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach at the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday. The topic will be All Ate and Were Filled.

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 Miracle of Multiplication.

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 Associate Pastor Eric Boutieller's topic will be Should Christians Go Green? 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, Nina Gibson, guest speaker and musician, will discuss The Truth About Forgiveness, this Sunday at 11 a.m. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Valley Assembly of God, the topic will be The Marks of the Lord Jesus at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday.  Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship at 6 p.m. with children's ministries on the topic, Mary's Alabaster Box. Wednesday oasis service and NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on the topic, Fully Furnished.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on James 5, The Prayer of Faith, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message, No Gift is Too Small for God to do Miracles Through, at  the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Katelyn Smith Schindler will sing, accompanied by Steafnie Schindler on piano. 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. Lessons, discussion, prayers, food and games night 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 God's Best at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will preach a message at the 11 a.m. service this Sunday. 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, Wrestling with God. Meagan Graff will play the flute. Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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