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Religion: Speakers and topics

August 19, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, A Personal Question. Madison Gaines will be the worship leader. 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, Who is He? 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, Old Testament Saints. 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, Five Minutes in Hell, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship service on the topic, Are We Listening? Pizza will be served.  Wednesday Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith's topic will be A Pleasing Sacrifice this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service. Bob Galpin will be worship leader. There will be a back-to-school anointing. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will give the sermon, Jesus and the Money Changers, 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, The Judgment of all Humanity, 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 Peter's Revelation at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 10:30 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 Embracing What God Does for You (is the Best Thing You Can Do for God)! Judy Bowman and Hannah Zeger will be liturgists. Bowman will give the children's message. Church school will resume on Sept. 11.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be The Butterfly Effect.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Mind. 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, Jesus: Son 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  Household of Cornelius. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Tim Leighton will preach on the topic, The Rock is Our Foundation, at the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday. There will be a Blessing of the Backpacks. 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, An Abundant Reward — Ruth 2. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Joel Fridgen will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion services Sunday. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Fridgen will lead the adult Bible class.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Dr. Bob and The Holy Humor Angel will give the message, Whaddaya Know?, at the 10 a.m. service this Holy Humor Sunday.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will be Ruth — Series: Women of the Bible 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 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. Swanger will speak on Power of Prayer at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. 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, Your Cross. Marilyn Young will be worship leader, and Jason Malott 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, Living Stones. Eleanor Smith will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic, Why Jesus is My King — Part II, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will speak at the 6 p.m. service on the topic, When God's Wrath is Poured Out. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and Spanish service will start at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach on He Must Increase but I Must Decrease. Wednesday activities at 7 p.m. Spanish-speaking Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. worship and picnic at Doubs Woods Park, Maryland Avenue, south of Hagerstown. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, the Rev. Bruce Conley, director of Blue Ridge Baptist Association, will speak on the topic, Passing the Test, 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, That is the Question. 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 is Righteousness. Children's church meets at 10:30 a.m. 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, Doing the Will of God from the Heart. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, The Royal Line of Christ, at the 7 p.m. service. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be A Yoke of Slavery. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Threefold communion at noon. 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 A Believer's Influence and You. The Daystar Singers will perform during Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic, Who is This Man?, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. The Centennial Belles will present special music. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, delegates to the annual conference will give their report on the conference theme, Gifted with Promise: Extending Jesus' Table, at 9 a.m. and at the 11 a.m. traditional service. The service will also feature music from the conference. 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. Pastor Ginny Price will preach Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. worship with communion indoors, and the 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn. The sermon will be from Matthew 16:13-20.

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 on the Book of James, with the topic, Patience in Suffering, 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, If Not God, Who? 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, God is Love. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study meets at 9 a.m. today. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic, Characters Welcome, at the 10:30 a.m. service. The Manor Puppets will help with the children's story. Worship leader will be Brian Spielman. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the message, The Four-Letter Words of the Church, at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday evening activities at 6:30 p.m. Family night activities with adult Bible study at 7 p.m.; Teen Outreach night at 6:45 p.m.; and Incredible Kids at 6:30 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, Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic, Gifted by Grace, 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, Who R U? Sunday school at 10 a.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 — Are There. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Mark C. Mooney will preach at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service this Sunday. The topic will be If We Build It ... They Will Come. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor James Stauffer will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services on the topic, Powerful Paradoxes. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Megan Hixon, Word of Life missionary to Hungary, will speak and sing 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 preach at the 11 a.m. worship service. The topic will be Pass the Ball.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic, God Draws Us Out of Trouble. 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 Gideon in the sermon series, Legendary Faith, 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, The Rock Confesses. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, Transformed Through Christ, 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, My Prayer for You. 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, Gathering Together in Unity. David Baker and Brady Myers will provide music at the second service. Intergenerational education event 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. services. His topic will be Our Ongoing Question. 9Alive service in the worship center 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 tenor, David Porterfield. 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 Who Are  You? at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. An old-time gospel hymn sing will be held during worship.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on the topic, Rocks and Keys, this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. The Endless Summer Festival will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday on the church lawn. There will be live music, free picnic food and a water slide for kids. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic, 10th 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, And Who Do You Say That He Is? Greg Martin will be guest musician. Kyle Martin will provide special music. Sunday school for young children begins at 9:45 a.m. following the children's message.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, The Hame Shall Leap, in the sermon series the Book of Acts. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic, Gifted by Grace, at the 8:15 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Roland Hobbs will preach and preside at the 9 a.m. communion service this Sunday.

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

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on the topic, Choices, this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. communion service. 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, 10th 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 on the topic, Who Do You Say He Is?

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Steve Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Risk Management. Kitty Chamos will be liturgist, and Dennis Shifflett will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak on the topic, Very Ordinary Men, 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, Who Do You Say That I Am? A birthday party social will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday in the church's fellowship hall.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach at the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday.

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 Chris Wiles's topic will be If God is Love, How Can There be a Hell? Children's summer programs, On Main Street with Jesus, for first through fifth graders concludes this week in the cafe rooms with Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich. Programs for infants through kindergarten continue as usual. The annual baptism, pig roast and pot luck is at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, the Rev. Anne Murphy-Oswald, will speak on the topic, Open to God— I See, this Sunday at 11 a.m. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854, email unityhagerstown@live.com or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on Exodus 3-4, Excuses, Excuses, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message, And Who Do You Say That He Is?, at  the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Prevenient Grace will provide special music. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Nineveh Bible study for young adults at 4:30 p.m. in LeFew Hall at the rear of 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Multigenerational contemporary worship with an emphasis on teens, with the praise band Prevenient Grace at 6 p.m. Sunday in LeFew Hall. 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 What Does the Future Hold? 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, Transformed Not Conformed. Bea Toms will read her poem, My Savior and Me. Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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