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Religion - Speakers and Topics

October 21, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black's sermon topic will be based on Matthew 22 at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Jessica Minnick 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 More Questions. Heaven's Harmony will sing. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, John and Melissa Miller will be at life group and 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. John Miller will continue his topic on missions. At the 9 a.m. life group hour, John and Melissa Miller will conduct a marriage seminar. Sunday kids meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday activities begin at 7 p.m. www.broadfordingchurch.com.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on Friends, Facebook and Facing the Book at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Gene Detrow will be worship leader. Kevin Booth, an Elvis tribute artist, will be the guest soloist. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith's sermon topic is Be Holy at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. Worship leader will be Lori Dagenhart. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Chapel of the Cumberland Valley, the congregation will continue its verse-by-verse study of the Book of Daniel at 10 a.m. Sunday. A video presentation of the 2011 Calvary Chapel Prophesy Conference, Maranatha 6 will be shown Wednesday at 7 p.m.. This week's speaker will be Aryeh Eldad, former senior commander of the Israeli Defense Force Medical Corps. Children's activities offered. Call 301-733-0070 or go to www.calvarycumberland.com.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the youth will lead 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's Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg R. Meserole will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Falling Short! Meserole will give the children's message. Larry Sprankle will be the liturgist. Church school at 11 a.m. October birthdays will be celebrated following the service.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on Simple Commandments are not Necessarily Easy Commandments 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 What's Love Got to Do With It?

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Probation After Death. 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 message The Power of Prayer 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 Take Promises Seriously, God Does! Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will preach on Straight to the Point at the 10:45 a.m. service  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 Ultimate Service, Ultimate Sacrifice — John 13. 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 will be All Talk. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. Gretarsson will lead the adult Bible class.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on Self-Doubt. New members will be received.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on Things Aren't Always Clear. Children's Bible time with Kathy Burdette. Pastor Appreciation Month will be celebrated. Call 717-794-0141.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on One in the Body and Spirit Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Belinda Rupp will be worship leader, and Bev Keller will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on Crossing the Bar. Eleanor Smith will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on  When God Hides His Face at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The message for the 6 p.m. service will be Daniel: Displaced but not Discarded. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and Spanish service starts at 11 a.m. Wednesday activities at 7 p.m. Spanish-speaking Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on Blessed by God at the 9:30 a.m. service. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on What Will You Do with Jesus at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The movie "Fireproof" will be shown at 6 p.m.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services on The Rent Comes Due. 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 on the topic Giving God Glory Through Worship. Children's church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Hosler's topic will be Planted for God at the 6 p.m. Sunday service.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Firm 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 try to answer the question Do You Know the Bible's Guide to Preventative Health? at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will preach on Rejoice 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 Friendship is Cheap 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. The topic will be Pleasing God.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Dave Kaplan will preside and David Whitenack, regional gift planner of the ELCA Foundation, will preach Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be from Matthew 22:34-46. Sunday school at 11 a.m.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Clear Spring, coffee and fellowship and class at 8:15 a.m. features 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 VI: Spiritual Discipline: Confession. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on  Once Saved — Always Saved?

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Richard Jewell will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. The message will be Passing the Baton. Sunday school for adults and children is at 9 a.m. Just Kids' Church meets at 10:30 a.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Missionary to England Bill Kiddoo will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Reaching Out to the World. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening youth outreach 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 6:45 p.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on The Greatest Commandments at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Once Upon a Time. 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 Who Will be My Witness? Part II. 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 When, Where, Why, What and How to Pray. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Mark C. Mooney will bring the message at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:50 a.m. traditional service on  Disability Awareness Sunday. The topic will be Honest to God. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Park Road Bible Church, Dan and Becky Royer, New Tribes missionaries to Brazil, will speak 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 Issues of the Heart: Anger. 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 Disciples Break Bread 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 Lessons Learned. 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 The Basics of Our Faith at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. 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 For Mature Audiences. 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 Loving God and Our Neighbors. The children, youth and parish choirs will sing at the second service. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Weekly services of healing and communion at 12:10 p.m. Thursdays in the chapel.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Pastor Edward Heim lead the 8:30 a.m. informal communion worship Sunday. Heim will preach at the 11 a.m. traditional service on Seeking the Right Answer. New Spirit Praise Band and St. John's Children's Choir will provide music at the 8:30 a.m. service, and St. John's Senior Choir will sing at the later service. Midweek Joy Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will preach on When Loving is Not Enough Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. services. Domestic Violence Awareness Sunday will be observed with special prayers at all three services. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. communion worship, with healing prayers, and the 10:30 a.m. worship, with healing prayers. Laying on of hands and prayers for healing will be offered at both services. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on 19th Sunday after Pentecost at the 8:45 a.m. communion service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on Who Do You Love? Greg Martin will be the guest musician. Kyle Martin will perform a piano solo. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. following the children's message.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Doug Gardenhour will preach Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on The Greatest Commandments 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 Sunday. 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 Love Thy Neighbor? at 11 a.m.  Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, a guest preacher will speak on Love Your Neighbor 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, Clear Spring, the Rev. Quinten Fleming will speak Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The sermon  will be Love Your Neighbor. 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 19th 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 Surprised by Love.

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

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on When Love Speaks Your Name. Ellen Davis will be liturgist, and Sonny Garcia 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 A Part of a Story 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 Greatest Commandment at the 9:15 a.m. service  Sunday. Sunday school at 10:40 a.m. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon  Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic will be Let's Go for It.

Tri-State Fellowship, two services either in the auditorium or the cafe rooms at 9:30 a.m. The sermon series Monsters: The Things That Haunt Us continued Sunday. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak in the auditorium service, and Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich will teach at the cafe service. Their topic will be The Aliens: Dealing with Depression. Full morning children's programs for infants through sixth grade. Adults also meet at 11 a.m. for a program called iGrow. Middle and high school youth groups meet at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, storyteller Mary Batson and guest musician Bob Sima will be at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, email unityhagerstown@live.com. Batson and Sima will present "Going Home" following the service. $15.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon for the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be The Voice of a Quitter. Bible study at 9 a.m. Worship with children's ministries at 6 p.m. The topic will be Vision. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on Christian Workers Motive.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Bob Conway will bring the message Remaining Steady in an Unsteady World at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Veritas United Church of Christ, meets at Church of the Holy Trinity, the Rev. Rob Apgar-Taylor's sermon will be Where Are They Now? at the 5 p.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry Lowans will bring the message Who Do You Love? at  the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be provided by the adult bell choir. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Lessons, discussion, prayers, food and games night at 6:30 p.m. Fridays in the youth room at the rear of 538 Washington Ave.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 11 a.m. service on The Trinity of Love. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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