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Religion - Speakers and topics

December 31, 2011

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, a gift and talent service with communion will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday. No Sunday school.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Robert Stone will speak on Priority Check at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. No Sunday school or evening service.

Broadfording Bible Brethren Church, Pastor Bill Freed will share a message about the Mystery of Time at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. No Sunday school. Wednesday activities begin at 7 p.m. www.broadfordingchurch.com.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on A New Pattern at the 10:30 a.m. service  Sunday. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Al Clipp will give the message Go Deep and Abide! at the 8:30 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, noncommunion service of carols Sunday at 10 a.m. No Sunday school or Bible study.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on Enhancing the Integrity of Our Worship at the 11 a.m. communion service Sunday.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be What Shall I Bring Him? Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.

Church of Christ at Hagerstown, Gerrard Fess will give the message Fan or Follower in the Not a Fan series 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 Facing the New Year! Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak about The Roast Less Traveled 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 Following the Eternal Light into 2012. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Pastor Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 communion and 10:45 a.m. noncommunion services Sunday. The topic will be The Last Christmas Gift. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Her topic will be The Bright Light.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on Out with the Old, In with the New. Call 717-794-0141.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on God Interrupted Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Marilyn Young will lead the worship, and Pat Boward will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will discuss What Happened to Joseph? Jaye Kline will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on Needed in the New Year — Wise Men at the 9:30 a.m. service. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on Behold, I Make All Things New ... at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. No Sunday school.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak Sunday at the 10 a.m. service on Through the Front Door, Time, and Through the Back Door, God. No Sunday school.

Germantown Church of God, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services Sunday. 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 Our Example — Follow His Steps. No evening service. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak on The New Normal at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Wednesday 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. with meal and groups for all ages.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, the Rev. Ron Ellis will preach on Wise Men at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Gregory P. Shook will bring the message Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship Sunday. The topic will be The Light of Epiphany. 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. traditional and 11:15 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. The topic will be What Are You Waiting For?

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.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Clear Spring, coffee and fellowship and class at 8:15 a.m. features the topic Biblical Eldership: They Smell Like Sheep. Guest speaker the Rev. Brad Graybill will conduct the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on Heaven! Don't Miss It!

the Rev. Patrick Ricker will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Praise Him With Clashing Symbols. Just Kids' Church 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 And God Said .... 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 Resolved! at the 10 a.m. service. No Sunday school.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, a joint parish worship service of lessons and carols will be at 10:30 a.m.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday on Use Your Eyes and Ears. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, Roger I. Martin will speak on  Lord Give Me This Mountain 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 10:30 a.m. traditional communion service Sunday. The topic will be Cross My Heart and Hope to Die. No Sunday school.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Mark C. Mooney will bring the message at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary/praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service this Sunday. The topic will be Remember. A Wesley Covenant/communion service will be celebrated. 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 2012: An Uncertain World. 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.

Park Road Bible Church, New Year's Day service at 10 a.m. No evening service. 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 God Encourages Us. 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 A New Day 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, commissioned lay preacher Bill Moore will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. No Sunday school or youth group.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon Epiphany: Christ Revealed to All at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Brethren Church, Guest Pastor Michael Lance will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on The Journey. 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 Unconditional Love. Sunday school resumes next week. 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 deliver the message at the 10 a.m. unity communion worship Sunday. Music will be by St. John's Senior Choir. No Sunday school. Mid-Week Joy with Pastor Edward Heim will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Tree of Life Worship Center.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, Pastor James D. Riley Jr.'s sermon will be A New Name at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services. No Sunday school. Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, will have a service of lessons and carols at 7:45 and 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will preside at both services. Those attending will receive a house blessing kit to take home. The kit is also available at
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. communion services  Sunday. The worship will blend themes from Christmas and Epiphany. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on First Sunday of Christmas on Sunday at the 8:45 a.m. worship with lessons and carols. 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 Light of Epiphany. Greg Martin will be the guest musician. Special music will be provided by James Mayhue, vocal and guitar; and Kyle Martin, piano. 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 They Were Called Christians at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, a joint parish service of lessons and carols will be at Mount Tabor Lutheran Church 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 Seeing God Among the Ordinary. 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 A Figure of Speech 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 What's In a Name 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 of Christmas at the 10:45 a.m. worship with lessons and carols 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 A Cross in a Cradle.

Salem Reformed Church, Ed Davis will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on What a Year. Becky Chase will give the children's message. Traci Davis will be the liturgist. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Eugene Ruleman will speak on the Three New Things for the New Year 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, certified lay speaker Jacob Doyle will deliver the message Redeemed By a Child at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Harold Bishop will preach at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services  Sunday.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Dave Oravec will preach and preside Sunday at the 9 a.m. praise worship in fellowship hall and the 11 a.m. liturgical worship in the nave. Communion will be served. The Praise Band will provide music at the early service and the Parish Choir will sing at the second service.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Virgil F. Cain will preach at the 9:30 a.m. communion service Sunday. No Sunday school.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic will be Called to Gift.

Tri-State Fellowship, New Year's Day family service at 11 a.m. The sermon series, World's Dirtiest Jobs — Faith in a World of Filth, concludes Sunday. Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich will speak about The Apostle Paul.

Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, a burning bowl service will be Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. A meditation service will be at 10 a.m. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon topic at the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be New Year Peaks.  Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Randy Taylor will bring the message Spiritual Resolutions for 2012 at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry Lowans will bring the message The Light of Epiphany at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Chris Schindler will provide music. 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 the church. Bible study on the Whys of Life at 5:45 p.m. Thursday.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos's sermon will be A New Start 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. communion service on The Light of a New Day. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
Unity of Hagerstown,John Wesley United Methodist Church,

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