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Religion: Speakers and topics

September 30, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black's sermon topic will be God's Vineyard — Privilege and Responsibility at the 10 a.m. communion service Sunday. Diana Socks will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. A traditional love feast with communion will be at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, John Burtner will preach at the 9 a.m. service Sunday on the topic You Are the Cornerstone. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Bob Stone will speak on the topic Answered Prayers at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., preceded by video time. Communion at 7 p.m. Sunday. Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic Finale at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday. Patrick Wildeson 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 Our Source at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. Worship leader will be Vaughn Crowl. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp's message will be Lord, Teach Us to Pray! at the 8:30  and 10:45 a.m. communion 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 In the Midst of the Coming Judgment at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Growth groups for all ages are at 11 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, guest Pastor Robert McIntyre will give the message at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services on the topic The Parable of the Vineyard Owner. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Tuesdays 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. communion service this Sunday. The topic will be Between Two Worlds. Meserole will give the children's message. Bill Shank will be the liturgist. 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 Discerning God's Will for Christ Church, Shepherdstown, at the 11 a.m. communion service.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be Leave Your Credentials at the Door.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Unreality. 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 The Sower, Family and a Healer 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 Christ in the Great Valley, Boonsboro, Paul Toothman will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on A Magnificent Concerto. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will preach on the topic Partaking of the One Bread at the 10:45 a.m. communion service 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 Living on the Edge. 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. communion service Sunday on the topic Sour Notes.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette's sermon will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Children's Bible time with Kathy Burdette and The Talking Donkey. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic The Treasures of Your Heart 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 Communion Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Annette Deener will be worship leader, and Kristy Weaver will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., James Funkhouser will speak on the topic Lost Sheep. Ray Kline will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic The Cup of Suffering at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Deaf evangelist Ronnie Rice will speak at the 6 p.m. service. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and Spanish service starts at 11 a.m. Servando Gonzalez will preach on The Good Shepherd. 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. His sermon will be the conclusion of the Life With Meaning retreat. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic The Trial at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven Johns-Boehme will speak  Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. communion services on the topic Across the Table. Sunday school is at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. World Communion Sunday services. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship with Hosler on the topic Being a Friend to God. Bible Basic Training for first through fifth grade; youth Christian covenant for junior and senior high; and Little Blessings for potty-trained 3- to 5-year-olds at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on the topic Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic Jotham, the Godly 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 Progress in Faith. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday, with meal and groups for all ages.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic Pressing On 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 Missed Opportunities Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and 11 a.m. traditional worship. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. A traditional love feast will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell's sermon topic will be The Hungry Multitude 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 21:33-46. 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 III: Spiritual Discipline: Solitude. 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 Sunday. The message will be Taking Out the Garbage. 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 Kneeling Down. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Prayer meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ladies Bible study at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic Filling Our Dash! at the 10:30 a.m. service. Betty Sue Kitchen will be worship leader. Zepp will give the children's story. The Manor Choir will sing, and the Manor Puppets will take part in the service. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Midweek Bible study is Wednesday at 6 p.m., following puppets. A love feast will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The theme will be Jesus' Overflowed. The service will include feetwashing, a family meal and communion. The Manor Choir will sing.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Presenting the Gospel: Wisdom or Nonsense? 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 Awana 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 Sunday on the topic Weeds and Water in the sermon series Lessons from the Farm. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, will worship at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring along with St. Paul's Reformed Church at 10 a.m. There will be no 10:30 a.m. service.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic New Way of Doing Things. 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 Man in the Middle. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday 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 Sunday. The topic will be You Could Say That, In Fact ...  Communion will be served at all three services. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Mark C. Mooney's sermon message will be Underdog at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:50 a.m. traditional service Sunday. Communion will be served. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. There also will be a 6 p.m.. service with the group. Call 304-263-0342.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak on the topic Jesus' Last Seder 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 preach at the 11 a.m. worship service on the topic Stuck in the Mud. Koontz will also teach at the 10 a.m. Sunday school. Youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic Jesus Takes Hold. 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 Wanted: Disciples in the What it Means to be a Disciple of Jesus sermon series 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 the sermon at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services on the topic The Memorial Name of God. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth group will meet at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon Our Confidence in Christ at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services 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 Pursuing the New Life. 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 The Hook of the Parable. 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 preach on the topic A Particular Master at the informal communion worship at 8:30 a.m. in the Tree of Life Worship Center and the 11 a.m. traditional communion worship in the sanctuary. New Spirit Praise Band will provide music at the 8:30 a.m. service, and St. John's children and senior choirs will sing at the later service. Midweek Joy 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 A Fairy-Tale Lesson at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion 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 Feasting on Gratitude Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. services. The St. Francis Day pet blessing will be at 7 p.m. in Parish Hall with dog trainer Pat Miller from Peaceable Paws. The public is invited to bring their pets to be blessed and receive a St. Francis pet medal. Bring a donation of food or pet supplies for the humane society. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will be presider and presenter at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic 16th Sunday after Pentecost at the 8:45 a.m. service.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Can't See the Forest for the Trees. 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 with the message Work of the Church at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. The Bible study on Heaven will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, will hold a joint service with the congregations of Mount Tabor Lutheran Church and St. Paul's Reformed Church at 10 a.m. Sunday. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service and no Sunday school.

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 Tenants in the Vineyard. 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 A Landlord to Brag About at 10 a.m. this Sunday. There will be no Sunday school.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on What Do You Have in Your Wallet? this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Prayer time, Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic 16th Sunday after Pentecost at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.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 Rebellion in the Vineyard.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, Pastor John Torrence will speak on the topic Victorious 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 How Are You Wired? Leslie Miller will be liturgist and Dana Kennedy 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 The Living Bread 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. Love feast communion will be at 6 p.m.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Ken Fizer will speak on the topic The Ten Commandments at the 9:15 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school at 10:40 a.m. At 1 p.m. there will be a blessing of the animals service in front of the church in the parking lot.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach and be celebrant at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday. His topic will be The Inheritors of the Kingdom. 9 a.m. adult education, 9:45 a.m. children's education. Celtic service of healing and communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach and preside at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday on the topic Tending the Abundant Garden. Sunday school at 9:55 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Virgil F. Cain will preach on the topic Pressing on in Faith at the 8 a.m. traditional worship service and the 10:30 a.m. service, which includes children's church for young worshippers. Children's sermons are shared at both services. Church school at 9:10 a.m.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic will be Who Owns God?

Tri-State Fellowship, two services, either in the auditorium or the cafe rooms at 9:30 a.m. A new sermon series Monsters: The Things That Haunt Us will begin Sunday. Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak in the auditorium service on Wolfman: Dealing with Anger. Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich will teach during the family worship service in the cafe rooms. 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, Cathy Robel will speak on the topic River of Healing interwoven with inspiring songs at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the topic will be Needed: A Man of God at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. Bible study at 9 a.m. A Night of Worship and Praise at 6 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on The Workers Enemy.

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

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will bring the message Can't See the Forest for the Trees 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. A multigenerational contemporary worship service with an emphasis on teens at 6 p.m. Sunday with Lowans and the band Prevenient Grace.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos's sermon will be A Man Named Matthew at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

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.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 11 a.m. service on the topic Striving for the Goal, Harvesting the Fruit. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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