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Religion - Speakers and Services

March 09, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will preach on the Power of the Cross at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Madison Gaines will be the worship leader. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. A chicken-and-waffle, sausage-gravy and biscuit meal will follow the service. Bible study Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Becky Hein will speak on Haiti: Two Years after the Earthquake at 9 a.m. Sunday. The cherub and youth choirs will sing. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on The Original 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 sermon  will be The Realm of the Spirit 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 United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will speak on God’s Standard and Our Hope! 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 Get Out of the House at 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. Wednesday at 6 p.m. a soup and sandwich meal will precede the 7 p.m. Lenten service.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole, senior minister, will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. His topic will be The Widow Who Had Nothing But a Prayer. Liz Morris will be liturgist, and Judy Bowman will give the children’s message. Church school at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church, UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on Some of God’s Most Valuable Gifts Are Well Disguised 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 Sweet as Honey.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Substance. 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 Battle of Jericho 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 An Earth Moving Prayer Service. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak on Cleaning House at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Adult Bible study at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Dave Pearcy will lead the 8:15  and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the Lenten midweek service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The topic will be You 2.0 LinkedIn: More Than 2 Billion New Connections! Soup and sandwich supper at 5:45 p.m.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on Be Reasonable on Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Kristy Weaver will give the children’s message, and Mary Jones will be worship leader. A St. Patrick’s Day meal will follow worship.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on Jesus on Treasures. Joel Gaylor 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 on Made by His Mercy. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Associate Pastor Mark Chapman will give the message Who is Like God. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., and 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 Changing Me in a Me-First World — Need for Speed at the 9:30 a.m. service. A Light Up Your Life service will be at 5:30 p.m. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Evangelist Frank Shelton will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Faith Gospel Singers will sing at 5 p.m. Sunday.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak  Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services on The Unconventional Life. 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 Seventy Times Seven. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship at 6 p.m. Youth Christian Covenant, Bible Basic Training and Little Blessings at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Evangelist Tony Rizzo will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Evening service at 7 p.m. with Fisler speaking on As He Is. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor R. Leslie Holmes will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be What it Means to Follow Christ. 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 Making Sense Out of the Unsensible 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 Ritchey Martin’s sermon will be The Way of the Cross at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Edward L. Poling will bring the message Sunday at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and at the 11 a.m. traditional worship. The topic will be Ten Covenant Promises. The Calvary Youth Choir from Calvary United Methodist Church in Mount Airy, Md., will sing at the 11 a.m. service. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, Clifford Goldstein will speak at the 11 a.m. service today.

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. His topic will be To Tell the Truth. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, seminarian Jessica Lee will preach at the 9:30 a.m. worship with communion. The sermon will be based on John 2:13-22. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m. Midweek Lenten worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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 Part IV, The Way of Salvation in the four-part Roman Road series. 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, lay leader Joe White will share the message Behold Your Son ... Behold Your Mother at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. 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 Given Another Chance, How Wonderful. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., continuing the Andy Griffith study. 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. Her topic will be A Grateful Stance. Judy Spielman will be worship leader. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6 p.m. All-church Irish night carry-in meal at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor John Miller will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Daring to Dream: Confront Your Ungodly Prejudices. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Family night activities Wednesday with adult Bible study at 7 p.m.; and Awana and youth group at 6:45 p.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Alllen Reed will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on God: Foolish and Weak? Sunday school 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 The Law Is the Law. Christian education at 10 a.m.

New Hope Christian Ministries, Hagerstown, Pastor Ken Harris will begin a series on the Holy Spirit with the message Loving God at 10 a.m.  Sunday.

North Side Mennonite Church, a speaker from the Gideons will discuss Gideon Ministries at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Cory Forsythe will share his faith at 7 p.m. Sunday. 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 informal service Sunday. The topic will be Gentle Jesus, Meek and Mild — Not! Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Mark C. Mooney will share the message Pass It On at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary/praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service  Sunday. A service of Christian healing will be shared. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key’s message will be America’s Holocaust 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 11 a.m. Sunday morning service on We Lost an Hour. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the topic Keeping the Holy Clean. 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  Judas — A Disillusioned Disciple in the Easter People 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. Marilyn Washburn will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Youth group at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, missionaries Nan McCurdy and Miguel Mairena will bring the message at the 10:45 a.m. communion Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Brian Moore will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on The Shield of Faith. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will speak Sunday at the 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. communion services on Signs of Belief. 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, there will be an informal communion service with teaching time with Pastor Edward Heim at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in The Tree of Life Worship Center. Music will be by The New Spirit Praise Band. Traditional worship will be at 11 a.m. with the St. John’s Senior Choir. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Lenten service will be at noon and 7 p.m.

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. The topic will be What Comes First? Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Junior FLYTE will meet after the second service. Wednesday Lenten service at noon in the chapel and 7 p.m. in the nave. Bible study at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Next Sunday a corned beef and cabbage dinner will follow the second service. Call the church office for reservations by Wednesday.

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

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on The Third Sunday in Lent at the 8:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans’ topic will be Jesus’ Final Words: Behold Your Son ... Behold Your Mother at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Gwen Pangborn will be the guest musician, and Jim Mayhue will give a guitar and vocal solo. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. following the children’s message.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on God Has Many People in This Place 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 a.m. Lenten service Wednesday at 7 p.m. preceded by dinner at 6:15 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak at the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday on God: Foolish and Weak? 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 Turning the Tables. Christian education classes follow worship. Bible study at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Midweek Lenten services will be 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The theme will be God’s covenant through the Ten Commandments and loving God.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the message at 11 a.m. Sunday on Resurrection. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on God Alone — the Law at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday 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 Third Sunday in Lent 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 Getting Your Attention.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on Rites of Spring. Mary Lou Hollingsworth will give the children’s message. Chrissy Weber will be the liturgist. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak on Letting Go and Letting God! 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 God’s Top Ten 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 Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Patrick Pierce will be preacher and celebrant at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services  Sunday. His topic will be Righteous Anger. Adult education at 9 a.m. and children’s Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Service of centering prayer and communion 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 Reclaiming Priorities.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium with lead Pastor Randy Buchman and in the cafe with Associate Pastor Tim Lester. Their topic will be How Far is Heaven? in the sermon series The Dirt Under His Nails: Encountering a Flesh-and-Blood Savior. 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 and fifth- and sixth-grade youth groups 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, the Rev. Judith McLean will speak on Dreams — Messengers of the Night. 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 Unsearchable Riches of Christ. Bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday evening worship with Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries at 6 p.m. on Ear, Thumb and Toe. Wednesday Oasis service with NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on The Tribulation Part 2.

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

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans’ sermon will be Jesus’ Final Words: Behold Your Son ... Behold Your Mother at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The children’s vocal choir will sing. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Thursday Bible study on My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me? at 5:45 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.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos’s sermon will be How Not to be Saved 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 Sunday on Who Am I in Christ? Tim Freed will lead the service. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

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

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