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Religion: Speakers and topics

September 09, 2011

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, all services will be held at Boonesborough Days this week.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Bob Stone will speak on the topic Those Who Gave All at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. First responders in the Clear Spring community and grandparents will be honored. Evening worship at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic What is God Like? 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 Forgiveness this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship service. Dave Hahn will be worship leader. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Temple, Williamsport, the Rev. Fred and Darlene Jenson will speak and sing this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will give the sermon Move Forward in Hope at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m.

Christ Community Church, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message What Do We Do When Disaster Strikes? 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 Tenfold Forgiveness 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 God Made the Sea Dry Ground. Bill Shank will be the liturgist. Meserole will give the children's message. Church school at 11 a.m. 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 Are You a Proud Member of God's One Holy and Apostolic Church for Just Us? at the 11 a.m. communion service.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Marilyn Washburn will preach this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Substance. 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, Jim Stephens will give the message My Weird Aunt Birtha 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 the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Tim Leighton will preach on the topic 10 Years Later: Is Forgiveness Possible? at the 10:45 a.m. service this Sunday. Adult Bible study at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. David Pearcy will lead the 8:15 a.m. communion and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion service Sunday. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message The Ground is Dry 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 Eve was Tempted at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic Fall Planting 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 Harvey Swanger will speak on Praise Adonai at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Prayer from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Swanger will speak on In All Things Praise Him 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 speak on the topic Reflex and Reflection this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Doug Weaver will be worship leader, and Robin Dagenhart will give the children's message. A family fall festival will be Saturday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. Call 301-223-7208 for directions.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic Shiver Me Timbers!  Joel Gaylor will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic God Haters at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will speak at the 6 p.m. service on the topic The Lord Stood With Me. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and Spanish service will start at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach on I Have a Trophy in Heaven. 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 9:30 a.m. worship. The topic will be Rally Day 'Children's Sunday. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic Abiding the Disciples 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 Don't Do the Math. Sunday school is at 11:15 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 Yahweh Repha — the Lord Who Heals. 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 All, All I Need. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. 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 Foolish Failure. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Second Sunday praise is at 6 p.m. 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace United Methodist Church, Brian Tedrick will speak this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services. The topic will be Forgiveness in the Post 9-11 Era. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Grandparents Day and golden membership will be observed. The congregation will remember Sept. 11, 2001.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Jim Flora will preach on the topic Bible Prophecies About Heaven at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. The worship will include recognition of Sunday school teachers, presentation of Bibles to incoming second graders and attendance awards. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message Forgiveness — A Special Discipline at the 11 a.m. traditional service. Rally Day service will be at 9 a.m. Guests will be The Puppet and Story Works Puppet Ministry. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Tim Roosenberg will speak at the 11 a.m. service today on Forgiven and Renewed. Sabbath school at 9:30 a.m. Islam and Christianity in Prophecy will be Roosenberg's topic at 6 p.m. today.

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

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Richard Schoenly will preach Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be from Matthew 18:21-35.

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 speaks on the topic Where Do We Go From Here? 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 Rev. Richard Jewell will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday. The message will be 09-11-01 Ten Years Later. Sunday school for adults is at 9 a.m. Children's Church meets at 10:30 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. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic The Lesson is...? at the 10:30 a.m. service. Iris Cooksey 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, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday on the topic How to Have a Miraculous Witness. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening activities at 6 p.m. with CE National Celebration. Family night activities Wednesday with adult Bible study at 7 p.m.; youth group at 6:45 p.m.; and Incredible Kids at 6:30 p.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic God's Way — Forgiveness. Sunday school 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 Calling God's 911. 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 The Writing On the Wall. Sunday school 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 Sept. 11: A Hard Day to Forgive. There will be a special missions presentation during Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak on the topic The Great Tribulation 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 Gonna Need a Boat.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic God Protects. Services are at 8:50 a.m. at Mount Carmel; St. Paul's service begins at 10 a.m.; and Park Head worships at 11 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior minister, will speak on the topic The One Question That We Want to Ask God: Why ...? at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. Sept. 11, 2001, remembrance services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:20 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 Ten Years Later. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message From Hurt to Healing to Hope 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 That Which Makes Us One. 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 Essential Forgiveness. The Parish Choir will provide music at the second service. Weekly services of healing and communion are at 12:10 p.m. Thursdays in the chapel. Sunday School at 12:10 p.m. in the chapel.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Pastor Edward Heim will lead the 8 and 11 a.m. communion services. Heim's sermon at the 11 a.m. service will be on the topic The Power of Forgiveness. First responders will be honored at both 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. 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 Worry at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Rally Day will be observed in Luther Hall at 9:45 a.m. The church picnic will be begin at 3 p.m. at War Memorial Park in the main pavilion. Meal begins at 5 p.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on the topic Peace Which Passes Understanding this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. A Litany in Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. Sunday school Rally Day at 10 a.m. will feature The Big Apple and a children's book about Sept. 11, 2001: The Little Chapel That Stood. 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. Guest preacher will be Bishop Wolfgang Horz-Lane. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. A carnival will be Saturday, Sept. 10. from noon to 2 p.m. in the parking lot on Washington Avenue for the community.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, guest speaker Rev. Kenneth Reed will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic A Know-So Salvation. Gwen Pangborn will be guest musician. Special music will be provided by Jim Mayhue. 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 Bold Church. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. The first classes on Heaven will be Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak at the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday on the topic God's Way — Forgiveness. 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 Forgiveness. Christian education at 10:40 a.m.

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

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, seminarian Chad Fair from the Lutheran Theological Seminary of Gettysburg will speak on the topic the Art of Forgiveness this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service. Prayer time, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.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 To Forgive is Divine.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Steve Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Ten Years Later. Ellen Davis will be liturgist, and Wagner will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Ralph Jamison will speak on the topic Surprise Appearances — Strange Responses at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Carmen Canfield will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 10:15 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 communion service on the topic Your Sins are Forgiven. There will be a time of silent prayer for Sept. 11, 2001. Sunday school  at 10:40 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach and be celebrant at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services this Sunday. His topic will be Forgiveness in the Face of Horror. There will be special music and litany in observance of Sept. 11, 2001. 9 a.m. adult education, 9:45 a.m. children's Sunday school. 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 Always Down.

Tri-State Fellowship, continues with the three-week sermon series "Untangled — Plugging in to a Messy World," two services, either in the auditorium or the cafe rooms at 9:30 a.m. The sermon title is Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak in the auditorium, and Associate Pastor Tim Lester will speak at the cafe service. Middle and high school students meet at 11 a.m.; adults also meet at 11 a.m. Middle and high school youth groups meet at 6 p.m.

Valley Assembly of God, the topic will be The Need to Step In 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. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will bring the message Exodus 5, More Hardships at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Guest speaker the Rev. Kenneth Reed will bring the message A Know-So Salvation at  the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be provided by Kelli Deiterich and Jack S. Martin. 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 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 We Remember... 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 11 a.m. service on the topic Not to be Served but to Serve. Rally Day will kick off the year with a pancake breakfast at 9:15 a.m., followed by Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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