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Religion: Speakers and topics

September 23, 2011

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach at the 9 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Will You Show Up? Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Bob Stone will speak on the topic A Golden Opportunity at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Prayer and Praise with Bobby Repp at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic Obstacles to a Growing Faith at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Charles Wasson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith's sermon topic will be In Humility at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. Worship leader will be Paul Heavner. Sunday school 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's message will be Called to Christ's Service! at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m.

Christ Community Church, the original play Family Ties will be presented at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The Ward family will present special music. Growth groups for all ages are at 11 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, guest Pastor Doris Doub will give the message at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg R. Meserole senior minister will speak at the 9:30 a.m. family worship this Sunday. The topic will be Is God Here with Us or Not? Judy Bowman will give the children's message. Church school at 11 a.m. The service will be in the ATS Social Hall. A social time to honor September birthdays will follow worship.

Christ Reformed Church UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on the topic, Wiggle Room — the Salve Promoting Religious Tolerance, at the 11 a.m. communion service.

Christ Reformed UCC, Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be Heaven Can't Wait.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Reality. 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 sermon Lessons on Compassion 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 Let God Change the Mind! Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will preach on the topic The Rhetoric of the Non-establishment at the 10:45 a.m. 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 Building on a "Sure" Foundation. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 a.m. noncommunion and 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. The topic wil be Gone But Not Forgotten? Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic The Water Flows in a sermon series studying the life of Moses.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, Fall Planting 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. Pastor Harvey 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 Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on the topic There is an App for That this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Donna Houser will be worship leader and Velma Feigley 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 Blow the Man Down! Betty Holtzman will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic The Secret of Restful Sleep at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Aikens will speak at the 6 p.m. service on the topic Rejoicing Together. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and Spanish service starts at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach on We Have Been Deceived. 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, Why Do People Need the Church? Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic When a Kiss is Not a Kiss! at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. A church picnic will be at 1 p.m. at Doubs Woods Park — North Pavilion.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven Johns-Boehme will speak this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service on the topic Jonah. Sunday school is at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak on the topic, Yahweh Mekoddishkem — The Lord Who Makes You Holy at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. Larry Jaffrey will speak on Light to Israel at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday school. Evening worship with Hosler, Bible Basic Training for ages 6 to 12; youth Christian covenant for junior and senior high and Little Blessings for potty trained 3 year olds to five year olds  at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Greg Kell will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, By His Spirit. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on the topic Uzziah — The Richly-Gifted 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 Prisoners! Christian education at 9:30 a.m. 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday with meal and groups for all ages.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will share his sermon When Will We Get It? Pretenders, Contenders and Faith Benders at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic Encouragement in Christ at Sunday's 10:30 a.m. worship service. A disaster work team going to Tennessee to assist in repairs and clean-up from storm damage, will be consecrated during the worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message Christ's Way of Thinking this Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and 11 a.m. traditional worship. The 11 a.m. service will include recognition of deacon ministries and consecration of deacons. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pastor Chris Holland will speak at the 11 a.m. service today on Remember: The Execution.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be from Matthew 21:23-32. 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 continue the series The Path to Spiritual Growth at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. This week's topic will be Part II: Spiritual Discipline: Simplicity. 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?

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 at 9:30 a.m. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic Like the Waves on the Sand! at the 10:30 a.m. service. Shelby Krocker will be worship leader. Zepp will give the children's story. The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. The young adults will meet after church for a carry-in lunch. Midweek Bible study is Wednesday at 6 p.m., following puppets.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be In Step with the Spirit. 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 Putting-up Hay 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 on the topic Turn, Then and Live.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Quentin Fleming will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic Being and Becoming. 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 Faith of Our Fathers. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednedsay Bible Club at 7 p.m. for ages 3 through adult.

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 Incest? Special music will be by Susan Hultsch and Ed Plank. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Spirited will perform this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:50 a.m. traditional service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. There also will be a 6 pm. service with the group. Call 304-263-0342.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is Tricky Question. 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 God's Peace in a Wicked World 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, God Exalts the Humble. 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 David and Goliath 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 a first person sermon at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services on the topic The Sight of the Bush. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth group will meet at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, lay leader Sharon Cade will deliver the message Trust = Obedience 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 On Growing Up. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will preach Sunday at the 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. communion services on the topic We Do Not Get to Play God. 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, an outdoor worship will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Washington County Regional Park, Mount Aetna Road, Hagerstown. Music will be the senior choir and the New Spirit Praise Band. Teaching time with Pastor Edward Heim and children's chat with Liz Martz. The church picnic will follow worship.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James D. Riley Jr.'s topic will be Beautiful People at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Bible study at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on the topic By Whose Authority? this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Adult education classes at 10 a.m. on the History of Christianity and What Did Jesus Really Say About ...? Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. worship with communion and 10:30 a.m. praise worship this Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Food pantry volunteers and founder Beth Stouffer will be recognized at the later service. A luncheon will follow.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic 15th Sunday after Pentecost at the 8:45 a.m. service.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach this Sunday on the sermon series on the Book of Acts with the message Gamaleil Speaks at the 10:30 a.m. communion service. 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, Turn, Then and Live. 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 Turn and Live. Christian education classes 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, Pastor John Toms will deliver the message Disobedience 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 What's on Your Mind? 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 15th Sunday after Pentecost at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, Pastor Darrell Layman will speak on the topic, WWJD (What Would Jesus Do), 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, The First Step. Jane Groves will be liturgist and Charles Grab Jr. will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, Lay speaker Eddie Graham will speak on the topic Mentors Role Models 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 Big Talkers at the 9:15 a.m. service this Sunday. 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 Upside Down Salvation. 9 a.m. adult education, 9:45 a.m. children's Sunday school. Weekly services of communion and healing are Wednesdays at noon.

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 Stepping into God's Favor. 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 The Praising and Complaining People of God.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. services in the auditroum with Lead Pastor Randy Buchman or the cafe rooms with Associate Pastor Eric Boutieller. A new sermon series Monsters: The Things That Haunt Us begins this Sunday. The sermon will be Zombies: Dealing with Bitterness. Children's programs for infants through sixth grade. Middle school and high school students meet at 11 a.m. Adults meet at 11 a.m. for a program iGrow. Middle school and high youth groups at 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, Moving in the Direction of Our Dreams will be explored at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854, email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the topic will be Jesus in the House 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 Discipleship. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on The Workers Enemy.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos's sermon will be A Sense of History, A Look at the Future at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. A service celebrating the church's 175th anniversary will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be tours, displays and a time for renewing friendships from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 301-824-3941.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will continue his sermon series on Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart at the 11 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

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