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Religion - Speakers and services

November 04, 2011

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

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Robert Stone will speak on the topic "Daily Thanks-living" at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Rescheduled trunk or treat from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. If it rains, the event will be held inside. Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic "God's Record Book" at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. "Possessing a Pattern" will be the theme of the 6 p.m. love feast and communion service Sunday. Wednesday programs for all ages at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Esther Kidwell will lead worship at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Al Clipp will give the message "Jesus' Gifts for Longer Nights: Acceptance" at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 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 "Saints and Sinners Together." Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will lead worship at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be "Say an Unqualified Yes to God." Don Metz will be the liturgist. Judy Bowman will bring the children's message. Congregational meeting and church school for children at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on the topic "In the Business of Oneness" 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 "Mission I."

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be "Adam and Fallen Man." Sunday school for those 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 "Questions and Answers" 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 "Revive Us Again." Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will preach on the topic "Where Were You When the Bridegroom Came?" at the 10:45 a.m. communion 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 topic "Redeeming the Time." Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 a.m. communion service and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion service Sunday. The topic will be "The Light at the End of the Tunnel." Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Be Our Guest Breakfast will be served at 11:45 a.m. Sunday.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message at the 10 a.m. communion service Sunday on the topic "Call My Name."

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on the topic "Let My Little Light Shine" Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Pat Boward will be worship leader and Mary Jones will give the children's message. The youth will go door to door in the surrounding community for canned food donations for Williamsport Food Bank Sunday.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m. Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic "What We Do to Receive God's Gift." George Stumbaugh 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 "Give Thanks All Month" at the 9:30 a.m. service. Mercy's Well Gospel Group will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic "Once in a Lifetime" at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services on the topic "To Tend the Flame." 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 Our Behavior." Children's church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for children only at 9:30 a.m. Hosler will speak at the 6 p.m. Sunday service. Bible Basic Training for grades one through five; 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 "God's Blessings to Believers." Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic "The Passover Restored" 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 "Put on Faith." Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Threefold communion at 6 p.m. Sunday. 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday with meal and groups for all ages.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr's tpic will be "We Will Serve the Lord — Come On, Do You Really Mean That?" at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Those who have died in the past year will be honored. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic "Choose Today" at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The disaster-response team wil give a report on its volunteer work in Tennessee. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and 11 a.m. traditional worship. The topic will be "Parables of the Kingdom I: The Illusion of Endless Possibility." Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will preach at the 9 and 11:15 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be "Ready or Not."

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Sherry Miller will preside at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be based on Matthew 5:1-12. 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 will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. This week's topic will be "Part VII: Spiritual Discipline" in the Path to Spiritual Growth series. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the topic What's 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 "Happily Ever After?" Sunday school for adults and children 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 "Preparations." Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Prayer meeting at 6:30  p.m. Wednesday. Andy Griffith series Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; ladies Bible study at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic "Somebody to Learn On" at the 10:30 a.m. service. Hal Spielman 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 monthly carry-in fellowship meal will follow the service. Midweek Bible study is Wednesday at 6 p.m., following puppets.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be "Loving the Almighty." Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday youth outreach and adult small group Bible study 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 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 "How Do You Get a Whiter Wash?" Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic "God's Blessed Saints" at the 10:30 a.m. communion service.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic "Gesundheit." 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 "One Day at a Time." 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 this Sunday. The topic will be "Sneaking a Peek at the Last Page." 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 Sunday. The topic will be "God Bless You." There will be communion. A service of remembrance for those who died this year will be held at the second service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard's message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is "They Remembered His Words." Sunday school starts at 9 a.m. Rickard is conducting a Bible study at 6:50 p.m. Wednesdays. Children's activities at 6 p.m. and youth group at 6:30 p.m.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Jay Smith, expert in Christian/Muslim apologetics, will speak on "Where Islam is Today? and What Our Response Should Be" and on "How the Gospel Wins Every Time" at the 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. services.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key's message will be "The Sixth Seal: God's Wrath Begins" 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 "Issues of the Heart: Jealousy." 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 "A Heart of Generosity" in the The Missing Key to a Blessed Life 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. The topic will be "The Good Fight of Faith." Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon "Children of God — By God's Grace" 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 the topic "Careful Living." 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 "Sitting on the Mountain." The parish choir will sing 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 communion worship Sunday in the Tree of Life Worship Center. Heim will preach at the 11 a.m. traditional communion service on the topic "Stewards and Saints." New Spirit Praise Band will provide music at the 8:30 a.m. service, and St. John's handbell and senior choirs will provide music at the later service. Midweek Joy Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Tree of Life Worship Center. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor James D. Riley Jr.'s topic Sunday will be "A Wooden Bowl" 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 O. Weatherholt will preach on the topic "I Sing a Song of the Saints of God" Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. communion services. The adult choir will sing. Holiday festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. All proceeds will go toward furnishings for the new fellowship center. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. worship services with communion Sunday. The congregation will remember those who have died in the last year. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic "All Saints Sunday" 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 the topic "Saints and Sinners." Those who have died this year will be honored. Greg Martin will be the guest musician. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. following the children's message.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on the topic "An Unlikely Apostle" Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. A study of Romans is Tuesday 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic "God's Blessed Saints" at the 8:15 a.m. communion 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 on the topic "For All the Saints." 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 "Lazy Is as Lazy Does" at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on "The Father's Love" 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 "All Saints Sunday" 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 "Rejoicing in Reality."

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the sermon topic will be "Prepared" at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. 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 "Empty Tombs Are Us." Kylene Chase 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 "Getting Close to God" 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 "You Don't Have to Die to Be a Saint" at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. Candles will be lit for departed members and for those who lost loved ones this past year. Sunday school at 10:40 a.m. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Stuart Dunnan, headmaster of St. James School, will preach at the 10 a.m. communion service Sunday. The Rev. Patrick Ricker will celebrate at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday. 9 a.m. adult education, 9:45 a.m. children's education. All Saints' Party for children of the parish and their friends at 3:30 p.m. Celtic communion service at 5:30 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach and preside at the 9 a.m. service in the Fellowship Hall and 11 a.m. service in the nave Sunday. The topic will be "Blessed by Remembering." Communion will be served. The praise band will perform at the early service and the parish choir will sing at the second service. Sunday school at 9:55 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 "When God Seems to be Absent."

Tri-State Fellowship, two services either in the auditorium or the cafe rooms at 9:30 a.m. The sermon series "World's Dirtiest Jobs — Faith in a World of Filth" begins 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 Abraham. 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, and fifth- and sixth-grade youth groups meet at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, celebration service at 11 a.m. Sunday. A potluck meal will follow the service. Elaine Silver will perform after the service. $15. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940 or send email to unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon for the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be "Banana Splits and Sundays." Bible study at 9 a.m. Worship with children's ministries at 6 p.m. The topic will be "On Holding to It." Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on Christian Workers Lord.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will bring the message "Exodus 13-14: Baptized in the Red Sea" at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry Lowans will bring the message "Saints and Sinners" at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Loved ones who died in the past year will be honored. The adult chancel choir will sing. 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 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 "Peacefully, Simply, Together" at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will preach at the 11 a.m. service 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 "Planning Ahead." Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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