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Religion: Speakers and topics

October 07, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black's sermon topic will be RSVP at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. April Boyle will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. A volleyball tournament youth fundraiser will follow the service.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach at the 9 a.m. communion service Sunday on the topic The Means of Grace. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, Pastor Bill Wyand will continue the sermon series God's Story at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday Kids, 9 to 11:15 a.m.; adult life group, 9 a.m.; teen life, 9 a.m. www.broadfordingchurch.com.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic Are You Ready? 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.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp's message will be Prayer Essentials! 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, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Growth groups for all ages are at 11 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Robert McIntyre will give the message at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services on the topic All Are Divided. 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. service this Sunday. The topic will be Moses, Your People Have Fallen Apart! Meserole will give the children's message. Scott Stevens 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, The Peace of Christ — God's Way of Repairing the Potholes of Church Life, at the 11 a.m. communion service.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Are Sin, Disease and Death Real? 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 Who Jesus Is 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 Handling Criticism! Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Marilyn Washburn will preach on the topic Feeding the Hungry at the 10:45 a.m. service this Sunday. Adult Bible study at 9:30 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, Pastor Craig Oury will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on the topic When in Doubt ... Seek Jesus. 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 The Rest of the Story. 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 Identity Crisis.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Kathy Burdett will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Service for Him. Call 717-794-0141.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on the topic Laptop Grace this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Robin Dagenhart will be worship leader and Jason Malott will give the children's message. The church will sponsor trunk or treat for the community at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic Man Overboard. Rowland Litten will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. worship. His sermon will be Why Do People Need Our Church? Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org. Contemporary service at 5:30 p.m., children, 6 p.m. and youth, 6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic Three Strikes are Not Always an Out! at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The movie "Facing the Giants" will be shown at 6 p.m.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Rick Powell will speak this Consecration Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services on the topic The Big Shift. 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. Sunday services. The topic will be Living for God's Glory. Children's church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship with the topic Being a Friend of God. Bible Basic Training for first through fifth grade; 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 Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Whom Having Not Seen, You Love. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic The Rebellious 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 Continue in Faith. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Second Praise at 6 p.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 Can the Lord's Mind be Changed? at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Md., Lester Boleyn will preach on the topic Dinner's Ready 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 When the Old Way of Being is No Longer Working this Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and 11 a.m. traditional worship. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will preach 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 22:1-10. 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 IV: Spiritual Discipline. 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 Don't Miss the Party. 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 Walking Safely. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Andy Griffith Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic Christian Cellphonitis? at the 10:30 a.m. service. Ed Barton will be worship leader. Zepp will give the children's story. The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Midweek Bible study is Wednesday at 6 p.m., following puppets.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor John Miller will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Unrestricted Access to the Father. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening activities at 6:30 p.m. with youth outreach. Family night activities Wednesday with adult Bible study at 7 p.m.; youth group at 6:45 p.m.; and Awana at 6:45 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 Re-thinking Manure in the sermon series Lessons from the Farm. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic The Lord's Banquet at the 10:30 a.m. homecoming worship service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. A potluck lunch will follow the service.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic This is a Wonderful Life. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

New Beginning Full Gospel Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Evangelist Rev. Samson Soundararajan, whose ministry is based in Mumbai, India, will present a verbal and visual report on his work and missionary activities at 10 a.m. Sunday.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Food for Thought. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Ron Frosh will share his testimony at the 7 p.m. Sunday service. 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 Because God Bet on the Wrong Horse. 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 All Dressed Up to a Wedding We Go! at at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:50 a.m. traditional service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. A blessing of the animals will be at 2 p.m. Sunday. Call 304-263-0342.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is In the Garden. 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 Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 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 Grass or Weeds. Koontz will also teach at the 10 a.m. Sunday school.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic, God Guards Us. 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 Disciples GO Fishing 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. services on the topic The Godly Use of Riches. 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 How Quickly We Turn Away From God 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 Michael Lance will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on the topic Faith; At It's Basic. 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 Going to a Party. 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 teach at the 8:30 a.m. information communion worship this Sunday. Heim will preach at the 11 a.m. traditional service on the topic, An Ongoing Invitation. New Spirit Praise Band will provide music at the 8:30 a.m. service and the senior choir will sing at the later service. Mid-week Joy Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Tree of Life Worship Center. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James D. Riley Jr.'s topic will be Going to a Party 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 The Invitation this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic 17th Sunday after Pentecost at the 8:45 a.m. communion service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Garnet Stevens will speak at the 9:30 a.m. homecoming service Sunday on the topic The Big C. Tricia Stevens will present special music and Gwen Pangborn will be the guest musician. Sunday school for young children begins at 9:45 a.m. following the children's message. At 11 a.m. there will be a homecoming program and concert by New Crossroads Gospel Quartet.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach this Sunday on the topic Stephen's Witness at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. The Bible study on  Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic The Lord's Banquet at the 8:15 a.m. service. Sunday school 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 Dressed for the Banquet. 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 Wardrobe Malfunction 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 R.S.V.P. 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 17th Sunday after Pentecost at the 10:45 a.m. 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, Are You Dressed for the Banquet?

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, Pastor Whetstone will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Enriching the Mind. Kalynn Murray 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 The Simple Things! 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 Why the Church? at the 9:15 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday school at 10:40 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 Shadowed Places.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. services in the auditroum with Lead Pastor Randy Buchman or the cafe rooms with Associate Pastor Randy Buchman. A new sermon series Monsters: The Things That Haunt Us begins this Sunday. The sermon will be The Blob: Dealing with Gossip. 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. Lunch will be sold at noon followed by family activitites.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, an animal blessing will be held at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Bring pets, gently restrained, or a photo of them. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the topic will be Jesus and Missions at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. Bible study at 9 a.m. Worship with children's ministries at 6 p.m. Missionary Ray Wiley will speak. 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 The Final Plagues at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Garnet Stevens will bring the message The Big C at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be provided by the children's vocal and bell choirs and Tricia Stevens. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Multi-generational contemporary worship with an emphasis on teens Sunday at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church with the praise band Prevenient Grace. 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 Are You Chosen? at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. 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 Extending the Covenant. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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