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Religion: Speakers and topics

September 16, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Labor Ready. Debbie Keefer 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 Is God Fair? The New Creation Choir will sing. Anniversary Sunday and Sunday school kick off with reception and refreshments will follow the service. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Bob Stone will speak on the topic The Wages of Sin ... at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Worship will be held in the old log church on Blair's Valley Road at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic What Hurts God? 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 God's Spiritual Child. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, will hold a picnic at Pleaseant Valley Park at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The Brownsville Praise Team will provide music.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will give the illustrated talk Worship 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 Repentance Leads to Complete Restoration 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 The Last Will Be First and the First Will Be Last at the 10:15 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. A potluck luncheon will be at noon.

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 In the Morning We Will See. Barb Barnes 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 Paul's View of DNR Orders 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 Whiny Workers.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Matter. 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 sermon What's Up Doc 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 God, We Need Leaders! Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will preach on the topic What Does it Mean to be Interdependent? at the 10:45 a.m. service this Sunday. Adult Bible study at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 a.m. communion and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion service Sunday. The topic will be Without Limits. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message Home Baked Bread 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 Last Mile of the Way at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Burdette will present a chalk-drawing presentation during the service. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic Fall Planting Part III, Confidence 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 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 speak on the topic Personal Parables this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Velma Feigley will be worship leader, and Mary Jones will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic Seven Ducks in the Lake. Lynda Matheny will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on the topic Three Questions 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 Son in Sorrow 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 Standing in Line. Sunday school is at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, the congregation will celebrate its 140th anniversary this Sunday. A special program for children will be from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. A celebration of the congregation's history through testimony and stories will start at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Ed Rosenberry will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service. A covered dish lunch will follow the service at noon.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on the topic The Election of God. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic The Double-minded 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 Promise of Faith. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will share his sermon Entitlement? What Does the Bible Say? at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic Signs of Salvation at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message Grumbling in the Midst of Goodness this Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and 11 a.m. traditional worship. The 11 a.m. service will include a commissioning service for church leaders. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell's sermon topic will be Without Love at the 9 a.m. traditional service and 11:15 a.m. contemporary service Sunday.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be from Matthew 20:1-16. Sunday school at 11 a.m.

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 starts a new series, The Path to Spiritual Growth, at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. This week's topic will be Part I: Spiritual Discipline: Study. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the topic What is this Place Called Hell?

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Richard Jewell will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday. The message will be Were the "Good Old Days" Really that Good? Sunday school for adults is at 9 a.m. Just Kids' 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 The Simplest Thing. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic It's Not My Concern at the 10:30 a.m. service. Bill Zepp 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, Peter Guadalupe a missionary with Churches in Missions will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening activities at 6:30 p.m. 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 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 Stuck in the Mud, in the sermon series Lessons from the Farm. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Quentin Fleming will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Roland Hobbs will be speaking at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic Amazing Grace. 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 It's Not About Me. 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 REAL Life!!! Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. A church picnic will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at War Memorial Park. Call 304-263-0342.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is Too Blind to See. 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 Abomination of Desolation 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, the Rev. Mike Lida will preach at the 11 a.m. worship service.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic Convinced to Endure. 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, Don Conley, senior minister, will speak on the topic Jonathan in the Legendary Faith services at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday activities at 7 p.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mark Sandell will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on the topic God Sees Affliction. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message Grumbling: A Most Ungodly Sound 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 Diverse, Yet Truly 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 Working in the Vineyard. The Parish Choir will provide music at the second service. Sunday School 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 8:30 a.m. informal worship in the Tree of Life Worship Center. The New Spirit Praise Band will provide music. Heim's sermon title for the 11 a.m. traditional worship will be A Generous God. Music will be by St. John's Senior Choir. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Midweek Joy is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Tree of Life Worship Center.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James D. Riley Jr.'s topic will be The Real Test at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services. Sunday will be in Luther Hall.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on the topic A Fair Wage this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Howard Smead, professor of history at University of Maryland, will present Reflections on Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. for youth and adults. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 service and 10:30 a.m. worship with communion this Sunday. Pastor Stephanie S. Steele will preach. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic What is Your Priority? 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 this Sunday on the sermon series on the Book of Acts. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. The Bible study 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 Grace for All. 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 Attitude Adjustments. Rally Day celebration at 10:40 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, the Rev. Louis Emerick will be the guest speaker 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 Unlimited Mercy 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 (Beard's) Lutheran Church, the Rev. David C. Baker will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Grace Greater Than Our Sin.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the Rev. John Torrence will speak on the topic To Live — To Die at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Steve Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Gilligan's Island. Charles Grab will be liturgist, and Mary Lou Hollingsworth will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m. Reveal worship service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Family Life Center.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak on the topic Fresh Hope 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 on the topic Deathbed Confessions at the 10 a.m. service in Leitersburg Park this Sunday. A picnic and games for children and adults will follow the service.

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. This Sunday will feature an instructed Eucharist. 9 a.m. adult education, 9:45 a.m. children's Sunday school.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach and preside at the 9 and 11 a.m. services this Sunday on the topic A Lord Who is More Than Fair. Sunday school at 9:55 a.m.

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 Is a Loving God Too Nice?

Tri-State Fellowship, two services either in the auditorium or the cafe rooms at 9:30 a.m. The sermon title is Gated Community in the Untangled — Plugging in to a Messy World. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak in the cafe, and Associate Pastor Tim Lester will speak in the auditorium. Full morning children's programs for infants through sixth grade. Adults also meet at 11 a.m. Middle and high school youth groups meet at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, four years of community will be celebrated with reflections of unity, community and sharing stories of how members found unity. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854, email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the topic will be Compassion for Souls at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. Bible study at 9 a.m. Evening worship with children's ministries at 6 p.m. on Sunday on Peace. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on Christians Model.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will bring the message Signs and Plagues at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message What is Your Priority? 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. 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 A Christian's Perspective on War at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will continue his sermon series on Verses Every Christian Should Know by Heart 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 11 a.m. service on the topic Angry About God's Mercy. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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