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Religion: Speakers and Topics

November 18, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black's sermon topic will be Living Thanks at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Mary Medas will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. A Thanksgiving meal will follow worship.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach at the 9 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Pass or Fail. Heaven's Harmony will sing. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic Ringing Out Like a Trumpet at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Gene Detrow will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship service on the topic An Effective Church. Wednesday programs will not be held this week.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith's message will be Great Power at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. Vaughn Crowl will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Al Clipp will give an illustrated talk, You are Never Alone — Jesus is With You Always! at the 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Latino/Hispanic worship at 10:45 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 Christ is King. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be The Glorious Way of Life God Has for Us. Martin Fisher will be the liturgist. Lorraine Barkdoll will 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 the topic Completing a Cycle of Learning at the 11 a.m. communion service.

Christ Reformed UCC, Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be When Did We See You?

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Soul and Body. 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 Matters 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 Thanksgiving and Praise. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will answer questions of faith and the Bible at the 10:45 a.m. service this 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 Art of Thanksliving Psalm 95. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Pastor Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 a.m. communion and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion services Sunday. The topic will be Eleanor Rigby and Father Mckenzie? 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 the topic The Shepherd's Voice.

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 topic Be Thankful? Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, Your True Identity Part III, 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. Pastor 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. Men and ladies meeting every third Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic Giving Thanks for the Messiah based on John 11:41. Linda Matheny will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic Why the Grave has no Power Over Me, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and a Spanish service with Brother Gonzalez on the topic The Power of the God will be 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 Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. worship. His sermon will be God, Help Me Be Thankful While I'm Waiting For .... Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic Thanksgiving or Giving Thanks? at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services on the topic Final Parables: To Hear the Right Question. 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 A Special Service for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Children's church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, Who is the Church. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on the topic A Reason for Thanksgiving at the 7 p.m. service. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Dan O'Deens will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday with meal and groups for all ages.

Grace United Methodist Church, breakfast at 7:15 p.m. Jack Brooks from Mid Atlantic Foundation will be the guest speaker at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. A catered luncheon and an afternoon gospel concert will follow worship. Reservations are requried for the luncheon.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Md., Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic The Gift of Gratitude at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. There will be a consecration during the service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message this Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and 11 a.m. traditional worship. The topic will be Parables of the Kingdom III: Seeing Christ. 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. and 11:15 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be And He Shall Reign Forever.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be based on Matthew 25:31-46. 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 will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. This week's topic will be Part IX Spiritual Discipline: Celebration. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the topic What's This Place Called Heaven?

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

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic How May I Serve You? Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study Saturday, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic Whose Wonderful World? at the 10:30 a.m. service. Jon Krocker will be worship leader. Zepp will give the children's story. The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Beyond Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening communion service 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, Jack Harne, lay speaker, will lead the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:30 a.m. traditional service this Sunday on the topic Spiritual Food — How Do We Eat? Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic Waiting for the King at the 10:30 a.m. communion 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 this Sunday on the topic Good to Go. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on the topic When Jesus Passes By at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 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 It's OK NOT To Be Thankful, But.... 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 this Sunday. This Sunday the message will be The Good Shepherd. There will be a baptism during the 10:50 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key's message will be Giving Thanks to God, 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, Mike Lida will preach at the 11 a.m. worship service on the topic Take a Hike. Pastor John Koontz Jr. will teach at the 10 a.m. Sunday school. Youth group meets at 10 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior minister, will speak on the topic The Generous Eye 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 Encouraging Words. 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 Our Eternal Inheritance — God Judges by Our Actions 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 Brian Moore will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on the topic Submissive Wives, Loving Husbands. 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 Outreach Expansion. Marge Peacher and Mark King will perform a piano duet. 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 lead the 10 a.m. unity communion service this Sunday in the Tree of Life Worship Center. Music will be by New Spirit Praise Band, St. John's children and senior choirs. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Conregational lunch and meeting will follow worship.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James D. Riley Jr. will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services. The topic will be Safety and Freedom. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, Kirk DeVore will preach this Sunday at the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. services. The choir will offer Choral Evensong at 7 p.m. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. service and 10:30 a.m. communion service this Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. The Sunday School Orchestra will play at 8:45 a.m. A fellowship luncheon and annual meeting of the congregation will follow the later service.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic Christ the King Sunday, Sunday at the 8:45 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

St. Paul's Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on the topic Give Thanks in Times of Trial this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. There will be no Bible study classes this week.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic Waiting for the King 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 Thanksgiving Harvest Service this Sunday on the topic The Separation of the Sheep and the Goats. A covered dish brunch will follow worship.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the message Soup, Anyone? 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 Audience with the King 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 Christ the King Sunday, Sunday 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. The topic will be The Final Exam.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the sermon topic will be Shepherd 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, Frog Kissing. Dick Lesher will be liturgist and Jenny Burger will give the children's message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m. Reveal worship service at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Family Life Center.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Ken Fizer will speak on the topic Sheep and Goats at the 9:15 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday school at 10:40 a.m. Celebration of the hanging of the greens at 5 p.m. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., Pastor Patrick Pierce will preach on What Do We Give? at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services this Sunday. Adult education at 9 a.m. Children's education at 9:45 a.m. The Trinity Handbell Choir will present prelude music prior to the 10 a.m. service. A Thanksgiving dinner after the 10 a.m. service. A communion service in Spanish at 5:30 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Roland Hobbs will be celebrant and Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane will preach at the 11 a.m. unity worship service with communion this Sunday. Music will be by the praise band, parish choir and organ. Sunday school at 9:55 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Virgil F. Cain will preach at the service of commitment on the topic Responding to God's Love at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services. Church school at 9:10 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 When Royalty Stoops.

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will speak at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service on the topic When Royalty Stoops.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. services in the auditroum with Associate Pastor Chris Wiles or the cafe rooms with Lead Pastor Randy Buchman. They will speak on the topic, Nehemiah. 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. Middle school, high school, fifth- and sixth-grade youth groups 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, celebration service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Donna Marie Carey will sing. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon for the 10 a.m. service this Sunday will be Ten Lepers Cleansed. Bible study at 9 a.m. Worship with children's ministries at 6 p.m. The topic will be The Art of Giving. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Guest speaker Randy Taylor will bring the message Thanksgiving Everyday at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos's sermon will be In All Things Give Thanks 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 102. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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