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Religion - Speakers and services

January 20, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service on The Good News is Here! Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Stan Barkdoll is the worship leader.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will speak on Fishing in a Storm at 9 a.m. Sunday. There will be a baptism. Heaven’s Harmony will sing. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Pastor Robert Stone will speak on Living the Life at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with preliminaries for children. 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 Nonexistent Night at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Gene Detrow 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 sermon will be Here I Am! at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services. Smith will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Temple, Williamsport, the Rev. Allen Claycomb will minister Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Warren Watts will give the sermon 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 Beginning of the Good News 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 Living as if God is Real. The middle school church school class will perform a short skit during the worship called “My Only Comfort.” Meserole will give the children’s message, and Brenda Yeargan 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 A Whale of a Tale.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Truth. 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 The Comfortable Cross in the Not a Fan series Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. 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 Finding a Peace that Lasts! Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak about Stepping Out on the Way 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 An Eternal Inheritance. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Pastor Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 a.m. noncommunion and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. Vicar Joel Fridgen will speak on What is Going on Here? 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 It’s Hot in Here!

Cry in the Wilderness Holiness Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on Healing Rain. Call 717-794-0141.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on  Walking and Talking at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. At 9:30 a.m. the Discipleship class meets. Youth Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Harvey Swanger will lead a time of prayer from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. McKoy will speak on Your Future 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 Good?, I Don’t Think So on Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Charles “Buck” Houser will lead the worship, and Kristy Weaver will give the children’s message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will discuss Why are THEY in Heaven? Betty Holtzman will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Ray Young from Hyles-Anderson College will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Spanish Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., and Pastor Servando Gonzalez will preach the message Saved by Grace 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 — Love Me Tender at the 9:30 a.m. service. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

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

First Christian Church, the Rev. Nancy J. Jenkins, minister of Congregational Care, will speak Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services on Are You Serious? Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be You Expect Me to Repent? Oh Man! Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Hosler will lead the 6 p.m. evening worship. Youth Christian Covenant, Bible Basic Training and Little Blessings also meet at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Greg Kell will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service onc A Step of Faith. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Evening service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Herman Fisler speaking on The Lost Bible. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak on How Do You Know at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday praise at 6 p.m. with threefold communion. Wednesday 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. with meal and groups for all ages.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will give the sermon Repent — The Thing We’re Least Likely to Do at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, the Bridgewater College Deputation Team, Logan Eliassen, Hannah Garling, Kristi Matthews and Carrie Spade, will give the sermon Looking Back I See the Lead of Love 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 The Summons at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and at the 11 a.m. traditional worship Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Seminarian Tormod Svensson will preach at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be based on Mark 1:14-20. 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 Children Unto God. 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 Love. 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 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 Follow the Gleam. Manor’s choir will sing. Deanna Bailey will be worship leader. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor John Miller will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Praying Scripture. 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 Death Penalty. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, guest Pastor David Kaplan will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday on Called to Change. Christian education at 10 a.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on Message From Above at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. A fellowship meal will follow the service. 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 service and the 9:45 a.m. informal service Sunday. The topic will be But I Don’t Even Like Him/Her/Them! Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Vicki Curry will bring the message at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary/praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service this Ecumenical Sunday. The topic will be Where’s Your Focus? 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 Rational Faith. 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  Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and youth group at 6:30 p.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key’s message will be Our Spiritual Battle at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study at 7 p.m.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr. will preach at the Sunday morning service on It’s Time to Vote. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, a speaker will continue Awaken the Next Generation in the Kingdom Impact! sermon series 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 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday on Running From God. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Youth group at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon Trust in God ... and ... Trust God at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 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  Answering the Call. The parish choir will sing at the second service. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Weekly services of healing and communion 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 To Become Urgent 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  Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Tree of Life Worship Center.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor James Riley will give a sermon at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. His topic will be Burning Bridges. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m. Friends Feeding Friends free lunch in Luther Hall 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Stewart Wright will preach at the 7:45 and 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Stephanie S. Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. communion service and preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

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

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will continue a series of “Why” sermons and Bible studies with Why Can’t I See God’s Will for My Life? at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. 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 of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on Begging for More this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. New members will be received. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Guest Pastor David Kaplan will speak at the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins 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 Sunday on Going Fishing! 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 at 11 a.m. Sunday. His topic will be Followers. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak Sunday on U-Turns Allowed 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 Third Sunday after Epiphany at the 10:45 a.m. worship 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 Are You Fishing.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak on Bold Persistence! 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 Which Way Are You Going? at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. 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. Patrick Pierce will preach at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday. The topic will be Drop Everything Now! Children’s Sunday school follow the 10 a.m. service.

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 at both services. 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 Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, Pastor Richard Hembrock will preach at the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services  Sunday. Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. Confirmands and youth meet at 6 p.m. Annual reports will be available for the yearly meeting on Jan. 28.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium with lead Pastor Randy Buchman, and in the cafe rooms with Associate Pastor Tim Lester. The topic will be Devotion in the new sermon series The Bucket List: Resolving to Live Life Before You Die. 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 continue exploring the mystery of John at the 11 a.m. celebration service Sunday. 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 Take it Easy. Sunday evening worship with Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries at 6 p.m. Monday prayer meeting at noon. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on The End Times.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will bring the message On Top of Mount Sinai 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 Can’t I See God’s Will for My Life? at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. The adult bell choir will provide music. A time of hymn singing precedes the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Thursday 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 at 6:30 p.m. Fridays in the youth room at the rear of the church.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Terry Foor will speak at the 11 a.m. service on Choose Life. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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