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Religion: Speakers and topics

September 02, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic The Love Debt. Lois Bond 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 Where Two or Three are Gathered. Gale Barnes will present special music. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with pre-hour videos. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, the Rev. Ken Gibble will speak on the topic The Woman Who Taught Jesus 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, Pastor Alan Smith's topic will be Debt of Love this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service. Lori Dagenhart 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 Living Out God's Call at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30. Hispanic worship at 10:45.

Christ Community Church, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message Excitement for the Coming of Our Lover: Revelation 22:7-17 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 Gathered in Christ's Name 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 The Ragman. Liz and Craig Morris will be liturgists. Faith Mentzer will give the children's message. The service will be in the ATS Social Hall.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on the topic Waiting for the Chaos to Settle to Get Back to Being Church at the 11 a.m. communion service.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Man. 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 The Difference Jesus Makes 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 Labor Day — Working for Christ. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Tim Leighton will preach on the topic Honey, What's This? at the 10:45 a.m. communion service this Sunday. 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 In Trying Times Where Does One Turn? Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarrson and Jon Diefenthaler will lead the 8:15 a.m. communion and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion service Sunday. Diefenthaler's topic will be What Makes You Smile? 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 Let My People Go 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 The Real First Lady — Eve in the series Women of the Bible at 10:30 a.m. Children's Bible time with Kathy Burdette. Sunday service. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on the topic Fall Planting 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 Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m. Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic Ship Ahoy! Land Ho! George Stumbaugh will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic What is in Your Mind 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 the Battle Approaches. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and Spanish service will start at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach on The Holy Spirit. Wednesday activities at 7 p.m. Spanish-speaking Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on the topic Work, Work, Work — It's Good for You! at the 9:30 a.m. service. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic The Last Supper 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 In a Word. Sunday school is at 11:15 a.m.

Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Fred Jensen will preach at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services Sunday. Call 304-267-4071.

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 Yahweh Shamma — The Lord is There. 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 Whole Armour of God. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic, Joash — The Foolish King, 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 Faith to Face. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Bible study, prayer and teen club at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace United Methodist Church, Brian Tedrick will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The topic will be Conflict. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Gene Hagenberger, district executive for the Mid-Atlantic District Church of the Brethren, will preach on the topic Vocation at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. Tony Miller will present special music. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message Draw the Circle Wide 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 Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be from Matthew 18:15-20.

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 speak on the topic Know Your Shadow Mission at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the topic, Revelation.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Revs. Patrick Ricker and Robert Moales will lead the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday. They will speak on Corpus Christi/Sanguis 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 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Reach Out and Touch Me. Prayer meeting Wednesday 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 Forty Hour Week at the 10:30 a.m. service. Craig Hood will be worship leader. Zepp will give the children's story. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Midweek Bible study is Wednesday at 6 p.m., following puppets.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Missionary to Philippines Joe Mauk will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday and at 9:45 a.m. Sunday school. 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 Kingdom Accounting. 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.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will be speaking at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic What Do I Get? 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 Undecided. Sunday school at 9:30 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 No and Yes. Communion will be served at all services. 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 at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service this Labor Sunday. The topic will be Reconciliation Day. Communion will be served. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is A Hot Time Tonight. Sunday school starts at 9 a.m. Rickard is conducting a Bible study at the 6:50 p.m. service on Wednesdays. Children's activities at 6 p.m. and youth group at 6:30 p.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak on the topic The Marriage Supper of the Lamb 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 Nothing But the Blood. 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, Teen minister Jai Haulk's message will be Benaiah 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 Sacrifices of Righteousness. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message Do all Things in God's Love at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion 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 We Are One in the Spirit. 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 Trusting With All Our Hearts. Soprano Judy Myers will provide music at the second service. 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 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 Robert Crawford. 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 Can't We Be Friends? at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion 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 Golden Rule and Gatherings this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. worship with communion this Sunday. Boy Scouts L.J. Etter, Steven Rishell and Kenneth Carpenter will be recognized. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic 12th 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 Resolving Conflict by the Book. Marilyn Janus 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 No Other Name 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 at the 8:15 a.m. communion service Sunday. 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 Reconciled and Reconciling. Christian education at 10:40 a.m.

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

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic 12th 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 The Gift. Kylene Chase will be liturgist and Becky Chase 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 Transforming Power 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, Gerald Frey will speak at the 9:15 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school  at 10:40 a.m.

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 Conflict Management for the Church. Weekly services of healing and communion Wednesdays at noon in Parish Hall.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach at the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday on the topic The Circle Making Lord.

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 Handling the Hard, the Tough and the Difficult.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service for adults and teens this Sunday in the auditorium. The sermon series is Untangled. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman's topic will be Cross Contamination. Children in first through fifth grades will sit with their parents during the service. The movie "HoodWinked Too! Hood vs. Evil" will be shown outside at dusk. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, Mona Thiel will lead a meditation service at 10 a.m. followed by a celebration service exploring the art of listening with Adair Eves this Sunday at 11 a.m. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854, email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the topic will be Something Superior at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship with children's ministries at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Guest speaker Randy Taylor will bring the message The Good Shepherd and the Sheep at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message Resolving Conflict by the Book at  the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be provided by the adult chancel choir. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Multigenerational contemporary worship with Pastor Jerry L. Lowans and the praise band Prevenient Grace at 6 p.m. in LeFew Hall at the rear of 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Lessons, discussion, prayers, food and games Fridays at 6:30 p.m. in the youth room at the rear of 538 Washington Ave.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos's sermon will be Enter That Rest 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. Tim Freed will be worship leader. 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 Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? Special flute music by Barbara and Amber Hendershot. Sunday school resumes Sept. 11.

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