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Religion: Speakers and Topics

December 02, 2011

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black's sermon topic will be We Wait in Peace at the 10 a.m. service. Mary Diehl and Karen Myers will be the worship leaders. 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 the topic Joseph of Bethlehem. The Chancel Choir will sing and the Atkinson family will light the Advent wreath. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Robert Stone will speak on the topic Faith in Action at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Bob Simmers will present special music. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship at 7 p.m. Sunday. Christmas dinner in fellowship hall at 6 p.m. today.

Bridge of Life, John Dean will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Call 301-791-1674.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic Consecration to the King at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Patrick Wildeson 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 Preparing the Way at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. Smith 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 — Repay with a Blessing 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 Prepare the Way. Hanging of the Greens will take place. 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 Comfort: Tender Words. Meserole will give the children's message. The Chancel Choir will perform a mini cantata. Church school at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on the topic Patience — An Essential Advent Skill 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 In the Wilderness.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be God the Only Cause and Creator. 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 Questions About Faith 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 the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak about The Messenger at the 10:45 a.m. communion 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 Jesus' Coming Brings Change. 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 Wilderness Survival 101. 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 Lone Cry.

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 The Comforter Has Come. Children's Bible time with Kathy Burdette. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on the topic, Continuing on Your True ID, 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 Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on the topic Parking Lights of Peace? this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Robin Dagenhart will be worship leader and Jason Malott will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic The Candle of Peace based on Ephesians 2:14-15. Ray Kline will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach on the topic Christ's Coming Kingdom at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Chad Pape, missionary to the Dominican Republic will preach 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 the topic We Have a Place in Heaven 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 the topic The Gift — Open It Up! at the 9:30 a.m. service. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic The Geneology of Christ at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak this Sunday at the 11:15 a.m. service on the topic Along the Watchtower. Gloria, a Christmas cantata by John Rutter will be performed at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. 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 Mary: Betrothed to Joseph. Children's church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Gudgeon Family Christmas Concert 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, The Desire of All Nations. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Christmas carol hymn sing at 7 p.m. 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 The Right Time. 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 Why Bother? Are Christians Giving Their Full Effort? at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The food pantry and clothes closet will be open today from 9 a.m. to noon.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Md., Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin will preach on the topic All in the Family 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 this Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and 11 a.m. traditional worship. The topic will be Speaking God's Peace. 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 Fear Not?

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be based on Mark 1:1-8. 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 The Faith of a Child. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the topic Heaven! Don't Miss It!

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic A New Era. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study at 9 a.m. today. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give a sermon on the topic Who Would Believe Such a Thing? at the 10:30 a.m. service. The service will include a dramatic presentation for Advent. The Manor Choir will sing. Zepp will give the children's story. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. The monthly carry-in fellowship meal will follow the service. 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 The Story of Hope. 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 Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic Good News 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 I'm Sorry! 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 Sunday. The topic will be God's "Flour" Child. 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 Prepare the Way! Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Park Road Bible Church, Jim and Larissa Walter will discuss their work at Camp Tohiglo 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, this week's service will be at Cloppers Grove Community Building with the annual Christmas breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor John Koontz Jr. will preach at the Sunday morning service following the breakfast meal.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic, Where Do We Find God? 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 Mary — Will I Accept God's Destiny for Me? in the sermon series The Christmas Journey — Rediscover the Reason for the Season 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 on The Wonder of the Promise 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 II, Prepare the Way 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 When God Arrives. 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 Being Prepared. The children, youth and parish choirs 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, this Sunday Pastor Edward Heim will lead the 8:30 a.m. informal communion worship with The New Spirit Praise Band in the Tree of Life Worship Center. Heim's sermon for the traditional communion worship at 11 a.m. will be Self-Preparation. Music will be by St. John's Children and St. John's Men's Choirs. 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., this Sunday, Pastor James D. Riley Jr. will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services. The topic will be The Little Light. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Bible study Wednedsay at 1 p.m.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor Stephanie S. Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. communion services this 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 the topic Second Sunday in Advent, 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. communion service Sunday on the topic In the Wilderness. 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, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will continue his sermon series on Acts this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic will be Make Your Bed. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. Bible study of Romans Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic Good News 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 The Beginning of the Good News! A called congregational meeting follows worship. Christian education classes follow the meeting and fellowship hour.

St. Paul's Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the message Depending on Your View 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 Prepare the Way of the Lord this 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 the topic Second Sunday in Advent, 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. The topic will be May Christ Be Born in You. A reception for new members, Christmas dinner and party at 11:30 a.m.

Salem Lutheran Church, Bakersville, the sermon topic will be Missing Figure 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, Pondering Christmas. Holly Reese will be liturgist and Mikaylah Murray 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 the The Love 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.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Ken Fizer will speak on the topic Trailblazer for Jesus at the 9:15 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday school at 10:40 a.m. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., Pastor Patrick Pierce will preach on Prepare Yourself? 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. Celtic eucharist at 5:30 p.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 The Bethlehem Narthex.

Tri-State Fellowship, two services either in the auditorium or the cafe rooms at 9:30 a.m. The sermon series World's Dirtist Jobs — Faith in a World of Filth continues this Sunday. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak in the auditorium. His topic will be Isaiah. Family worship for families and students in first through sixth grade will be in the cafe rooms. Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich will teach. 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, the congregation will explore The Star of Wonder — Following Our Light to Peace this Sunday at the 11 a.m. celebration service. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the Rev. Ronn Haus will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Bible study at 9 a.m. the Rev. Ronn and Connie Haus will speak at evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on Workers Judgment.

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

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry Lowans will bring the message In the Wilderness at the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service. 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. Nineveh Young Adult Bible Study at 4 p.m. in LeFew Hall at the rear of the church. The praise band Previent Grace will have a multi-generational worship service at 6 p.m. Sunday in LeFew Hall. Lessons, discussion, prayers, food and games night 6:30 p.m. Fridays in the youth room at the rear of the church.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos's sermon will be Prepare for his Coming 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 this 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. communion service on the topic Herald of Peace. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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