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Religion - Speakers and Services

January 13, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service on Ready to Listen. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. April Boyle is the worship leader. Volunteers from a recent disaster response project will share their experiences. A carry-in meal and goal-setting for 2012 will follow worship.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will speak on Just Come and See at 9 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. The cherub and youth choirs will be singing.

Blair's Valley First Church of God, Pastor Robert Stone will speak on Now Is the Time at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening service at 7 p.m. Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on Tears at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship service on Favoritism. Pizza will be served. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday's sermon will be Not Our Own at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services. 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 an illustrated talk on A New Way of Seeing! 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 We Have Each Been Called at both the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Bible study is at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Christ's Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be The Neighbor. Meserole will give the children's message, and Larry Hoeck 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 Come and See.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Life. 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 Choosing Intimacy 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 No Excuses. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak about God Knows Us at the 10:45 a.m. 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 What's in Your Hand? 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 It Does a Body Good! Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette will present a chalk drawing and sermon at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on The Solid Rock. Call 717-794-0141.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on  The Validity of Scripture Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Donna Houser will lead the worship, and Valerie Malott will give the children's message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will discuss Will We Be Bored in Heaven? Lynda Matheny will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Pastor Larry Aikens will preach at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Shallow Christianity. 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 Pastor Servando Gonzalez will preach the message Free from Sin at the Spanish service 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 Gospel from Elvis — Heartbreak Hotel at the 9:30 a.m. service. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

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

Germantown Church of God, Laurie Sexton and Louis Lajoie will speak at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. Children's church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Unlimited Credit. 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 Your Summons and God's Call at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchie Martin's sermon will be God's Call at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Church leaders will be consecrated. Special music by Works in Progress. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Gene Hagenberger will bring the message this Just Peace Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary  and the 11 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. The topic will be Act Like a Peacemaker. 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 Oh, the Places You'll Go! 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 John 1:43-51. 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 To Begin Again. 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 Giving — Hope. Adult and children's Sunday school at 9 a.m. Just Kids' Church at 10:30 a.m.

Kasiesville Bible Church, Mercersburg, Pa., Pastor Ben Fisler's topic at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday will be A Name is Not Enough. Children's church is offered during the service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. At the 6 p.m. service, Fisler will speak on My Redeemer Lives. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on Into Temptation. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the sermon and children's story at the 10:30 a.m. service. The sermon will be Gettin' Me Ready! Manor's choir will sing. Cassandra Golden will be worship leader. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. An all-church soup and sandwich fellowship will be at 6:30 p.m. today. Bring sandwiches and drinks; soup will be provided. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Silent Prayer. 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 Creation and Evolution in the Public Schools. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will be speaking on God is Calling at the 10:30 a.m. communion 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 Hear Am I. 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 service and the 9:45 a.m. informal service Sunday. The topic will be Right Back at You. 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 WWJD? 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 In God's Image. 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 Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and youth group at 6:30 p.m.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor Jim Stauffer will speak on Back to Basics at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children's church is offered at the second service.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key's message will be Power in Prayer at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 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 Jesus Doesn't Call Nathanael. 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 Impact the Region 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 at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Wonderfully Made. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Youth group is on its winter retreat.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon The Lord Called — He Still Calls at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. 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 on Order in the House. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John's Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will speak Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services on Shining with Radiance. The parish choir will sing at the second 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 Tree of Life Worship Center. Music will be by The New Spirit Praise Band. Heim's sermon will be Come and See at the 11 a.m. traditional worship. Music will be by St. John's Senior Choir. 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., Bishop Ralph Dunkin will give a sermon 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, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach at the 7:45 and 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. The congregation will honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pastor G. Stanley Steele will preach at the 8:15 a.m. service and preach and preside at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday. The men of the ARK class will prepare and serve breakfast from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. The Sunday school orchestra will perform.

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on Second Sunday after Epiphany at the 8:45 a.m. worship Sunday. 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 My Prayers Go Unanswered? 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 Seeing is Believing at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. 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 God is Calling at the 8:15 a.m. communion 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 Come and See. Christian education at 10:40 a.m. 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 Something You Can't Believe at 11 a.m.  Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on We All Need to Belong. Mary Lou Hollingsworth will give the children's message. Leslie Miller will be the liturgist. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Roger Martin will speak on No Other Gods 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 Come and See at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. Church offers will be installed. Sunday school for all ages at 10:40 a.m. Bible study on Jesus in the Gospels. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Harold Bishop will preach  at the 9 a.m. communion service Sunday in the Parish Hall. The parish meeting and potluck luncheon will follow the service. A communion service in Spanish with the Rev. David Zwifka will be at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium with Associate Pastor Chris Wiles and in the cafe rooms with Lead Pastor Randy Buchman. The topic will be Rhythm: A Commitment to Decelerate. 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, will explore the mystery of John at the 11 a.m. celebration service Sunday. 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 at the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be The Touch and Not of the Christian Life. Sunday evening worship with Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries at 6 p.m. on The Balance of Life. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on Christian Reward.

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

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will continue a series of "Why" sermons and Bible studies with Why Do My Prayers Go Unanswered at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. The adult chancel choir will provide music. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study on the sermon topic at 5:30 p.m. preceded by an eat-for-a-donation meal at 5 p.m. Lessons, discussion, prayers, food and games night 6:30 p.m. Fridays in the youth room at the rear of the church.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 11 a.m. service on Getting to Know You. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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