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Religion - Speakers and topics

January 06, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service on One Star, Three Men and A Baby. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Diana Socks is the worship leader.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will speak on Come to the Water at 9 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. The Chancel Choir will be singing.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Robert Stone will speak on Do You Have a Solid Foundation? at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening service at 7 p.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on Desire or Delight? at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Charles Wasson 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 It Was Good 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 the message Life Pivot Moments! 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, Pastor Robert McIntyre will speak on The Baptism of Our Lord at both the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Bible study will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, John Kessler, consistory president, will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Change. Faith Mentzer will give the children's message, and Mindy Lohman-Hinz will be the liturgist. 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 Wade in the Water. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.

Church of Christ at Hagerstown, Gerrard Fess will give the message Open Invitation 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 Let the Peace of Christ Rule! Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak about Submerged Identity at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Adult Bible study 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 S.S.D.D.? 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 Tough Decisions.

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 Third Person of the Trinity. Call 717-794-0141.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on  Being Poor Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Belinda Rupp will be worship leader, and Robin Dagenhart will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Wilkie Nunn will discuss What Is Heaven Going to be Like? at 10:35 a.m. Sunday.  Joel Gaylor will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Aikens will preach at 11 a.m.  Sunday on A Foolish Flight. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. with the message Afterward, I Rose Up. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and a Spanish service follows at 11 a.m. Wednesday activities at 7 p.m. Spanish-speaking service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on The Gospel from Elvis — Hound Dog at the 9:30 a.m. service. Contemporary service at 5:30 p.m. with the topic Live Your Vision. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on What the Church is NOT 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 All The Way to the Manger. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on Adorning the Gospel. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Evening service at 7 p.m. with Fisler speaking on There Be More With Us Than With Him. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak on Leave ‘n Go! at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday praise at 6 p.m. Wednesday 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. with meal and groups for all ages.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and at the 11 a.m. traditional worship Sunday. The topic will be The Baptized in the Waters. 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 Boundless Riches. Sunday school begins at 10:15 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 Matthew 2:1-12. Sunday school begins 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 conduct the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on Baptism: Jesus and You. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on  Heaven! Don't Miss It!

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Richard Jewell will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be The Miracle of Baptism — Faith. Adult and children's Sunday school at 9 a.m. 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 Road-building. 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 He Lights Up My Life! at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Pray with Peace. 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 The Separation of Church and State. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will be speaking on Baptized With the Holy Spirit at the 10:30 a.m. service. 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 Mystery Trip. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on  All in the Family Part 4 — Bathsheba 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 communion service and the 9:45 a.m. informal service Sunday. The topic will be R-R-R-R-I-I-I-I-P-P-P-P. Sunday school begins 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/praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service  Sunday. The topic will be Wash Up. A baptism covenant service will also 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 What We Need Most. Sunday school for all ages 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.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on God Reveals. 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 pastor, will speak on Vision Sunday 2012 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's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon The Work of Christmas Continues at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion 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. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Canon Stuart Wright will be guest speaker Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services on Light From the Darkness. The parish choir will sing at the 10:14 a.m. service. Sunday school for all ages 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 will deliver the message at the 8:30 a.m. informal communion worship Sunday in the Life Worship Center. Music will be by The New Spirit Praise Band. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Mid-Week Joy will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Tree of Life Worship Center.

St. John's Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor James D. Riley Jr.'s sermon topic will be Hey Look at Me! at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans, will observe the Feast of the Baptism of Christ at 7:45 and 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will preside. The house blessing kit is available at www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on Epiphany of Our Lord Sunday at the 8:45 a.m. worship. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will begin a series of "Why" sermons and Bible studies with Why Do the Innocent Suffer? at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Marilyn Janus 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 The Triumph of God Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies are Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will be speaking on Baptized With the Holy Spirit at the 8:15 a.m. service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preach and preside at the 9 a.m. communion service Sunday on  Baptized to Live. 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 Too Good to Be True at 11 a.m.  Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on Epiphany of Our Lord on Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. worship. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Peter's (Beard's) Lutheran Church, the Rev. Thomas L. Perry will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Get Out of the Stable.

Salem Reformed Church, the Rev. Wayne Warren will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on Life Is What Happens When You've Made Other Plans. Charles Grab Jr. will give the children's message. Mary Lou Hollingsworth will be the liturgist. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak on A New Year, Do-Over! 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 deliver the message Remember Your Baptism and Be Thankful at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 10:40 a.m. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Boonsboro, Lay Leader Yolanda Udovich will speak at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service on Spiritual Resolution.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium with lead Pastor Randy Buchman. The topic will be The Healthy Nature of Swimming Against the Current. 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, welcomes singer/songwriter Nina Gibson Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Children's sunday school every second Sunday of the month. A book discussion on "A Course in Weight Loss" by Marianne Williamson begins 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 The Plumbline. Sunday evening worship with Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries at 6 p.m. on A New Door Opens. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on  Workers Reward.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will bring the message Water from the Rock at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will begin a series of "Why" sermons and Bible studies with Why Do the Innocent Suffer? at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Guest musician will be the children's vocal and bell choirs. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. 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 Where Do We Go From Here? 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 Voice of the Lord. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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