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Religion: Speakers and services

November 11, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black's sermon will be Harvest Home at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Marybelle Hose will be the worship leader. Bring a nonperishable food items and money for Holly Place. 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 Risk & Reward. The cherub and youth choirs will sing. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Robert Stone will speak on It's all About Jesus at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible quiz night at 7 p.m. Sunday. Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, the Rev. John Shelly will speak on What Occupies Your Heart? at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Charles Wasson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs for all ages at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith's message will be Good Investors at the 8:30 contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. Paul Heavner will be worship leader. 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 Looking for the Savior. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. John Deckenback will be the guest speaker at the 9:30 a.m. service anniversary Sunday. The topic will be What's Next? Pastor Gregg Meserole will be the liturgist and give the children's message. Church school at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on Risk Taking — Can it be Part of the Christian Endeavor? 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 Risky Business.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Mortals and Immortals. 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 Jesus the Guest 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 True Commitment. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will preach on Abundant Possibilities at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Adult Bible study at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Vicar Joel Fridgen will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be Living in the Light of Christ's Return. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will give the message at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on  Look and Live.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the new series I'm a Christian — Now What? Call 717-794-0141.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on the topic Banking on the Gospel Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. James "Shorty" Mellott 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 Giving Thanks for the Family. Joel Gaylor will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on Give Thanks All Month at the 9:30 a.m. service. Light Up Your Life Praise Service at 5:30 p.m.; youth meet at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on  Responses ... Repass ... Resurrection at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services on Final Parables: To Invest the Talent. 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 Living for God's Glory. 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 1-5; Little Blessings for potty-trained 3- to 5-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 Fruit of Faith or Suffering of Sin. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on The Chief Cornerstone 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 Faith Fulfilled. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Second Sunday Praise at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr's topic will be Soldier — An Unpretentious Model of Faith at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Carr will read the honor roll of members and constituents of the church who were in the military. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Chili bowl extravaganza will follow the 11 a.m. service, while watching the football game.

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 II: A Talent Contest. Special music by The Rainbow Room Kids Choir. 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 The Entrusted.

Haven Lutheran Church, Seminarian Karin Albaugh will preach at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be based on Matthew 25:14-30. 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 will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. This week's topic will be Part VIII Spiritual Discipline: Guidance in the Path to Spiritual Growth series. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on 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 Hide It Under a Bushel? 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  Entrusted. 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. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be What is Really Real? Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday 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 this Sunday on Joshua's Last Sermon. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on Risky Business at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday on  Imminent Danger. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, the youth will officiate at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. 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 Goats in Sheep's Clothing. 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. Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child will be blessed. A soup-and-sandwich luncheon to support Otterbein's Scouting programs will follow worship. 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 What's a Plymouth? 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.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr. will preach at the 11 a.m. worship service on Take a Hike. Koontz will also teach at the 10 a.m. Sunday school.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior minister, will speak on The Blessed Test in 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 Return. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth group meets at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon Using Our God-given Talents 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 Christian House Rules! 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 Being Trustworthy. The children, youth and parish choirs will sing at the second service. Sunday School at 9 a.m., with an adult forum led by Bishop John Rabb on Franciscan Spirituality. 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 service on True Investing. New Spirit Praise Band will provide music at the 8:30 a.m. service, and St. John's children and senior choirs will provide music at the later service. Mid-week 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., the Rev. Kathleen Reed from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg will preach 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. Scott Slater, assistant to the bishop of Maryland, will preach Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. communion services. Special prayers for Veterans Day will be included with patriotic music at 9 and 11 a.m. 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 a.m. communion service and 10:30 a.m. worship service this Sunday. Acolytes and crucifers will be installed at both services. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8:45 a.m. by the men of the ARK class.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on Waste Not. 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 Scales Fall From Our Eyes Too this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. Bible study 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on Risky Business 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 on What Will We Do With Our Talents? 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 Yes, No, Well, Maybe 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 Putting Our Talents to Work 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 (Beard's) Lutheran Church, the Rev. Thomas L. Perry will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the sermon will be Risk Takers 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 Sin: Toxic Waste. Sandy Repp will be liturgist, and Pam Schnebly 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 Untouchables 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.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., Pastor Patrick Pierce will preach on What Have We Done with What We are Given? at the 10 a.m. communion service Sunday. Faryal Mehr, an exchange student from Pakistan and a student at Wilson College, will speak at the 9 a.m. adult education. Children's education at 9:45 a.m. Weekly service of communion and healing at noon Wednesday.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will preach and preside at the 9 a.m. communion service in Fellowship Hall and 11 a.m. communion service in the nave this 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 United Church of Christ, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will speak at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service on Stewardship and the Nature of God. For reservations, call 301-432-2247.

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. Associate Pastor Tim Lester will speak in the auditorium service,  and Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will teach at the cafe service. Their topic will be Moses. 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. The concept of clarity in knowing God's will be explored. Christmas bazaar will open at 4 to 7 p.m. today and remain open after the service on Sunday. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon for the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be Who is This? Bible study at 9 a.m. Worship with children's ministries at 6 p.m. The topic will be The True Christian. Wednesday Oasis service, with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on The Workers Lord.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will bring the message Exodus 15-16 The Bare Necessities at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry Lowans will bring the message Waste Not! at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Special music by the children's vocal and bell choirs accompanied by Rowan Deatrich. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The praise band Previent Grace will have an open rehearsal at 6 p.m. Sunday in LeFew Hall at the rear of 538 Washington Ave. 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 Better Days Ahead 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 Bad Theology 101. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. with a presentation by magician Michael T.

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