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Religion: Speakers and topics - 8/6

August 05, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Rebekah Minnick will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Romans 10. Mary Medas will be the worship leader. There will be a service of consecration and sending for the volunteers going to Tennessee for a disaster response project. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Bob Stone will lead the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Restoring Hope. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship Sunday at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, A Glimpse into Heaven, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, The Gudgeon Family will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service. Paul Heavner will be worship leader. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will give the sermon, Promise of Recovery!, at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m.

Christ Community Church, Jody Koontz will share the message, What's Your Temperature?, 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 Big Toe Ministry at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg R. Meserole, senior minister, will speak at the 9:30 a.m. worship this Sunday. The topic will be Let Us be Joyful for What God Has Done! Martin Fisher and Nicholas Shirey will be liturgists. 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, Learning the Right Mindset to Do God's Work, 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 The Place Between Faith and Doubt.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Spirit. Sunday school for young people up to age 20 meets at 10:30 a.m. during worship. First and third Wednesdays, services at 7:30 p.m. at The Reading Room, which is open one hour before and after services.

Church of Christ at Hagerstown, Gerrard Fess will give the message, Lessons from Judges, 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 Captivated by Magic. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Tim Leighton will preach on the topic, Can You Walk on Water?, at the 9:30 a.m. communion service this Sunday. Adult Bible study is at 10:45 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 a.m. communion service and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion services Sunday. The topic will be Bittersweet, But Better! Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message, A Breath of Fresh Air, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will be God Promises 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 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 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 Challenge of Righteousness. Valerie Malott will be worship leader, and Robin Dagenhart 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, Got Milk? Ray Kline will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic, Displeased Instead of Repentant, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Matt Manney, a church planter in Philadelphia, will speak at the 6 p.m. service. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and Spanish service starts at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach on Dios En Primer Lugar En Mi Vida (God in First Place in My Life). Wednesday activities at 7 p.m. Aikens will continue a sermon series, A Babbling Nincompoop. Spanish-speaking Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on the topic, Why Angels, If God is Everywhere?, 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, The Plot Thickens, 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, What Are You Doing Here? 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, The Lord is my Banner. Children's church meets at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be A Big Bold Mouth in the Ephesians — Heavenly Minded and Motivated. 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. communion services. The topic will be Is There Such a Thing as "Silent Faith?" Souled Out will present gospel music during Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic, Brother Joseph, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. Lexi and Dane Grossnickle, and Alex Kiss will present special music. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the youth will report on their  workcamp experiences at the contemporary worship at 9 and the 11 a.m. traditional service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell's sermon topic will be Gifts of the Spirit: Prophecy at the 9 a.m. traditional service and 11:15 a.m. contemporary service Sunday.

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 indoors; and 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn. She will preach from Matthew 14:22-33.

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 continue a series of the Book of James, with the topic, Two Kinds of Wisdom, 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, Amazing Faith. 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, Because We Can. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study meets at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic, Pray Like This ..., at the 10:30 a.m. service. Manor Puppeteer, Isiah Lewis and Craig Hood will present a special drama. Worship leader will be Bill Zepp. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. An all-church meal will follow the service. Children/middler activities for ages 3 through sixth grade will be Friday from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the message, God Called the Right Person — You, 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, the Rev. Ray Roberson will lead the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:30 a.m. traditional service this Sunday on the topic, Seeing the Hand of God in the Worst Thing That Ever Happened to You. 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 Sunday. The topic will be Stepping Out in Faith.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will be speaking at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, Walk Straight and Narrow. 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, Surf's Up. A fellowship meal will follow worship. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Classes for ages 3 through adult, Wednesdays 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 Why Shouldn't They? Communion will be served. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney's sermon will be The Lord's Prayer: A Reflection at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service on Bring a Friend Sunday. A baptism will be held at the 10:50 a.m. service. 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 Heavenly Glow. 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.

Park Road Bible Church,  Pastor Ron Key will speak on the topic, More Than Conquerors, Part II, 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.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr. will teach at the 10 a.m. adult Sunday school service and at the 11 a.m. worship service. The topic will be Busy is Best. The Sunday evening service will be the start of vacation Bible school for ages 3 to 12 at 6 p.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic, God Guides, Even in the Pits. 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 God of the Second Chance 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. Mark Sandell will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on the topic, Be Ready. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, To Walk on Water, We Must Get Out of the Boat, 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, When Suffering Makes Sense. 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, Do Not Be Afraid. Tenor Ryan Herbst will provide music at the second service. An intergenerational educational event will be 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. communion services. 9Alive service in the courtyard begins at 9:30 a.m., with teaching time with Heim 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 quartet Jordan Cannon, Lindsey Hayes, Zachary Burger and Dann Hayes. Midweek Joy is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in the worship center with teaching time with Heim.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James D. Riley Jr.'s topic will be Don't Be Afraid at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services. Feed My Sheep food will go to the children's shelter.

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. Jeannie Stonestreet will present a report from her mission trip.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic, Seventh 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, How Will You Know. Marilyn Janus will be guest musician.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, the Rev. Elden Nelson, president of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations will preach at the 10:30 a.m. communion service this Sunday, which will use the Muhlenberg liturgy. The congregation will celebrate its 185th anniversary. A luncheon will follow the service.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach at the 8:15 a.m. communion service Sunday on the topic, Stepping Out in Faith. 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 Walking on the Water. Christian education, 10:40 a.m.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the sermon, Swimming with God, 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, Walk'n on the Water, 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, Peter, Rock or Stone.

Salem Reformed Church, the Salem Youth Mission Group will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Lynn Rice will be liturgist. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak on the topic, It's a Miracle, 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, Take a Step of Faith. 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 Lend Me a Hand God.

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 Walking on Water.

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 Tim Lester's topic will be Can We Ever Be Free From Sin? Children's summer programs, On Main Street with Jesus, for first through fifth graders, continues in the cafe rooms with Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich. Programs for infants through kindergarten continue as usual. High school youth groups meet at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, Friendship Day will be celebrated this Sunday at 11 a.m. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854, email unityhagerstown@live.com or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Valley Assembly of God, the topic will be Christ Loved the Church 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, Fruitfulness. 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 Exodus 1-2, The Birth and Early Life of Moses, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message, How Will  You Know?, at  the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Rick Schindler will present special vocal 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. 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 Inside Out 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, Faith and Doubt: Getting Out of the Boat. Tenor Richard Tooley will provide music. Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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