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Religion: Speakers and Topics

November 25, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Sunday's sermon will be Waiting with Hope at the 10 a.m. service. Madison Gaines 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 Mary of Nazareth. John Holdway will be the soloist. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Robert Stone will speak on Our Steadfast Hope at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The choir will give a special presentation Blessed Be the Child. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship at 7 p.m. Sunday. Christmas dinner in fellowship hall at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on Communicating with Confidence at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

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

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Al Clipp will give the message Advent Callings — Call to Anticipate! at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Advent celebration and white gift service 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 Keep Watch. 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 Longing. Faith Mentzer will give the children's message. Church school at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be Hope and Longing.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced. 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 People Matter to God 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 Unknown — But Not to God! Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak about Watching and Waiting at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Adult Bible study 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 Prayer of Faith.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on  Hoped for Restoration Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Monica Bowers will be worship leader, and Robin Dagenhart will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on The Candle of Hope based on 1 Peter 1:3-5. Betty Holtzman will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on  Thanksgiving Brings True Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Mark Chapman will bring the message They Crucified Him at the Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and a Spanish service with Brother Gonzalez on on't Put it Off Until Tomorrow 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 on Waiting on the Gift at the 9:30 a.m. service. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on Two Questions at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak  at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services on One Light. Sunday school at 11:15 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on God, Government and You. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Brent and Anna Anderson will speak 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 A Crumpled Soda Can. 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, Pastor Clark Carr will give the sermon What Next? at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will preach on Prepare the Way at the 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 Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and the 11 a.m. traditional worship. The topic will be Restore Us, O Lord. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be based on Mark 13:24-37. 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 The Long Wait is Over. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on What's This Place Called Heaven?

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Patrick Ricker will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. The message will be Holy Hypersomnia. 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 It's Over Just Too Quick! Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on That Will Be One for the Record Books! at the 10:30 a.m. service. Harry Isard will be worship leader. Zepp will give the children's story. The Manor Choir will sing.  The service will include a dramatic presentation. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. The youth group will meet after the service for lunch and an activity. Wednesday night Bible study at 6 p.m., following puppets.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be An Attitude of Ingratitude. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening 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 If You Can't Say Anything Good .... Sunday school begins 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 Two Percent. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

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 communion Sunday. The topic will be Thus Says the Lord. 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. Communion will be served. The message will be Hard to Wait. 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 Rising Above Our Problems. 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, Pastor Jim Stauffer will speak on Tree-Mendous at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children's church is offered at the second service.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on Where is Our Hope. 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 Where's Your Thanksgiving? 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, missionaries Carl and Leslie Angston will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. 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 Advent Proclaims the Comings of Christ: Part I, In Final Victory at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 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 Keep Alert and Awake. 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 Don Haas will speak Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. informal communion worship with The New Spirit Praise Band. Traditional communion worship at 11 a.m. with Haas. Music will be by St. John's Senior Choir. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Mid-Week Joy Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor Thomas Perry will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. communion service and 10:30 a.m. praise worship Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. The praise team will offer music at the 10:30 a.m. service.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on First Sunday in Advent on 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 Wake-Up Call. Gwen Pangborn 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, Kelly Eakle will bring a witness Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preach and preside at the 9 a.m. communion service Sunday on Keep Awake! There will be a baptism. Congregational meeting follows worship. Christian education classes follow the meeting and fellowship hour.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on Hope in the Darkness Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service of word and sacrament. 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 First Sunday in Advent 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. The topic will be You'd Better Watch Out.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the sermon will be Waiting 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 Missed Blessings. J.D. Repp will be liturgist, and Mary Lou Hollingsworth 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 Hope of Bethlehem 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 Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Revs. Phil Fogarty and Dave Oravek will preside Sunday at the 9 a.m. praise worship with communion in fellowship hall and at the 11 a.m. liturgical worship service with communion. The praise band will provide music at the 9 a.m. service, and the parish choir will sing at the 11 a.m. 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 The Wait.

Tri-State Fellowship, Thanksgiving celebration at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. Full morning children's programs for infants through sixth grade. Adults also meet at 11 a.m. for a program called iGrow.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, Adair Eves will be the guest speaker Sunday at the 11 a.m. celebration service. Special music by Bridget Hill. 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 Rivers in a Desert. Bible study at 9 a.m. The Stevens Family will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on The Workers Judgment.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will bring the message The Hope of Christmas at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry Lowans will bring the message Wake-Up Call at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. There will be hanging of the greens. Special music 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. The praise band Previent Grace will have a multigenerational worship service 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 The Creator has Come 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 Hoping for the Light. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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