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Religion: Speakers and topics

August 26, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Praise the Lord! Marybelle Hose 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, Connected to the Cross. 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, A Day in the Life of .... Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude with Promotion Sunday. Evening worship Sunday at 7 p.m. led by Bobby Repp. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m., and youth meeting at 6:30 p.m.

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

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith's topic will be Sincere Love this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service. Smith 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, Imitating the Giver, at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Promotion Sunday will be observed at 9:30 a.m. with combined Sunday school. Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m.

Christ Community Church, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message, He Who Overcomes Will Inherit Everything, 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 Get Behind Me Satan 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 Playing Second Fiddle. Kathy and Scott Stevens will be liturgists. Lorraine Barkdoll will give the children's message. Rally Day/Promotion will begin at 11 a.m. with a celebration starting church school for the fall. Church school will resume Sept. 11. The annual church family picnic will be at 11:30 a.m. in the ATS social hall.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on the topic, Paul's New Book: Christian Living for Dummies, 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 Getting into the Game.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Christ Jesus. 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, Temptation and Triumph, 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 The Forgiving Christian. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Tim Leighton will preach on the topic, Spirit Filled Living, at the 10:45 a.m. service this Sunday. This service will be the annual outdoor worship and church picnic. Adult Bible study at 9:30 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, Pastor Paul Clemmer will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on the topic, One Heart and One Soul. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarrson will lead the 8:15 a.m. noncommunion and 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. The topic will be The Genuine Article. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Gretarsson will lead the Adult Bible class.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message, Like a Watered Garden, at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will be Ruth, Part II in the series Women of the Bible, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Call 717-794-0141.

Downsville Christian Church, will hold its service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mary-Mac Camp off Sprecher Road. A covered dish picnic will follow the service. The Rev. Craig Jones will speak on the topic, Social Peers. Kristy Weaver will be worship leader, and Valerie Malott will give the children's message. Call 301-223-7208 for directions.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m. youth Sunday will be observed. The youth will be worship leaders and conduct the service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic, Called a Friend of God, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will speak at the 6 p.m. service on the topic, Whatever or Whatever it Takes. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and Spanish service starts at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach on And I Sought for a Man Among Them to Make a Difference. Wednesday activities at 7 p.m. Aikens will continue a sermon series, When Peer Pressure Gets in the Way of Pleasing God. Spanish-speaking Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. worship. The topic will be What Was That? Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic, Preparation, 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, Getting Knocked Down in the Middle of the Dance. Sunday school is at 11 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Stan Durrah will speak Sunday at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on the topic, Your Heart Condition. 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, The Believer's Battle. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, His Ways Past Finding Out, 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 Your Test of Faith. 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 The Believer's Job Description. The Sunday school picnic will be today at Marty Snook Park.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Karen Grossnickle will preach on the topic, The Power of the Blood and the Word of Our Testimony, at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sophie Cornell, Taylor Hughes and Laura Myers will present special music accompanied by Donna Grossnickle. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message, When God Speaks, at 9 a.m. 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, and 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 16:21-28.

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 conclude a series of the Book of James, with the topic, Restore the Wanderer, 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, United Methodist Women's Sunday will be observed at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday. 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 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, No Longer Dirty. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic, The Tillers Among Us, at the 10:30 a.m. service. Deanna Bailey will be worship leader. Zepp will give the children's story. Manor children and youth will report on their summer church camping experiences. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Midweek Bible study is Wednesday at 6 p.m., following puppets.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the message, Witnesses, at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday evening activities at 6:30 p.m. Family night activities Wednesday 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, Jesus' Prescription for Conflict. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic, Living Faithfully and Peaceably with All, 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, Shake, Rattle & Roll. 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, What's Shaken at Your House? 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 Minding Our B's and C's. Special music will be by Patrick Buhrman. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Mark C. Mooney will preach this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service. The topic will be Cross Talk. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. The third-grade class will receive Bibles at the later service.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is There Will be Some Changes Made. 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, youth Sunday will be observed at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak on the topic, The Church: From Rapture to Revelation, 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 And the Ground Shook. The service will be followed by an all-church picnic.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic, The Agony of da Feet. 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 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego 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 Greatest Profit. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. The youth group will have its annual picnic at the pastor's house.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, What God Requires of Us, 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, Henreeeee? Henry Aldrich! — Coming Mother! 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, Love in Our Hearts. David Violinist Julianna Chitwood 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. 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 alto, Claudia Patterson. 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 Just Relax at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school resumes Sept. 11 at 9:45 a.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on the topic, Gaines and Losses, this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. There will be a blessing of backpacks and briefcases at each service. Bring a symbol of your vocation. Go to 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. worship this Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. and will celebrate Rally Day.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic, 11th 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, If It Had Been Up to Peter. Greg Martin will be guest musician. 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, Times of Refreshing, in the sermon series on 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, Living Faithfully and Peaceably with All, at the 8:15 a.m. service. 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. His topic will be Moved from Confession to Action. Christian education at 10:40 a.m.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the sermon, Owner's Manual, 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, The Winners are Losers, this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. 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, 11th Sunday after Pentecost, at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Steve Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Bone China. Dick Lesher will be liturgist, and Jenny Burger 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, God's Reluctant Servant, 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, Follow Me. 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 What is Your Cross?

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

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 Serious Problem of Success.

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 When We Die, Will God Judge Us? Children in first through fifth grades will meet in the cafe rooms for an Inside Out and Up Side Down Celebration. Programs for infants through adults continue as usual.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, will explore the last judgment as seen from a course in miracles 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 Real Contact with 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 a guest speaker and children's ministries. The topic will be Christ Loved the Church.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Guest speaker Randy Taylor will bring the message, Facing Your Giants in Life, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message, If It Had Been Up to Peter, at  the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be provided by Cheryl Rhodes. 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. 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 Are You Prepared 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, Living in Spirit Not Anger. The service will be held at Pangborn Park, followed at 11 a.m. by a picnic and games. Sunday school resumes Sept. 11.

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