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Religion - Speakers and services

March 23, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will preach on  the Ever-flowing Grace at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Debbie Keefer will be the worship leader, and Rebekah Minnick will share the children’s message. Erin Gaines will provide special music. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will speak on The Art of Listening at 9 a.m. Sunday. Heaven’s Harmony will sing. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. There will be a children’s Easter party during Sunday school.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on Isaiah’s Vista 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 The Pure Path at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services. Dave Hahn will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will give the message Christ’s Transcendent Hour! 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 One Grain Produces a Hundred 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 a 7 p.m. healing 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 What Am I Doing with My Life? Branda  Yeargan will be liturgist, and Lorraine Barkdoll 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 Choosing God’s Offer 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 A Matter of Heart.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Reality. 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 From Defeat to Victory 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 Baptism and the Road to Heaven. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

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

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. His topic will be Out of Order. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Gretarsson will lead the Lenten midweek service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The topic will be You 2.0 — A New Mission. Soup-and-sandwich supper at 5:45 p.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be The Voice of Pilate.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak about Jesus on Wedding Guests. Betty Holtzman 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 Turning the Night into Light. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Aikens’ sermon will be The Lord Hath Given Me. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and Spanish service at 11 a.m. Pastor Servando Gonzalez’s sermon will be We Love Jesus? 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 — the Art of Forgiving at the 9:30 a.m. service. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. baptism service Sunday. His topic will be the Road to Emmaus. The Journeymen Quartet will perform at 6 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 Disturbing the Peace. 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 Must Be Born Again. 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., Pastor Greg Kell will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on Family Matters. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Evening service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Herman Fisler speaking on The Persecuted Church. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be A Silk Scarf or Worn Out Jeans. Guest missionary will be Cathy Garber with Children’s Bible Missions. 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 Getting the Answer You Didn’t Expect at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. with guest speaker Frank McCormack.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin’s sermon will be Hour of Glory 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 Sunday. The topic will be From Death to Life. 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 Sticks and Stones. 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 12:20-33. 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 What is Truth. 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. Patrick Ricker will lead the service and share the message Does God Really Thirst? 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.

Kasiesville Bible Church, Mercersburg, Pa., Pastor Ben Fisler’s topic at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday will be Jesus Prays for Us. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. At the 6 p.m. service, Fisler will talk about The Power of God. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, Tom Roberts from the Gideons will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on Trust the Bible. A video will be shown about his service. 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 Stance of Respect. Brent Bailey will be worship leader. Manor’s choir will sing. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. The young adults will have a carry-in luncheon after church Sunday. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Move with God Beyond Your Comfort. 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 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 Conscience of a Christian. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Alllen Reed will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on Dying to Live.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday on What Does it Take. Christian education at 10 a.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on The Proclamation at the 10:30 a.m. communion 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 Bricks and Mortar vs. Flesh and Blood. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Mark C. Mooney will share the message Forbidden Fruit Causes Many a Jam at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary/praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service Sunday. 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 Chinese Proverbs. 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, Norman Burkey from the Gideons will speak 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.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on The Spirit of Love. 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, the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday will feature Peter — An Inconsistent Friend. 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. The topic will be Cleansing of the Heart. 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 Journey to the Cross and Beyond: Serving 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 The Sword of the Spirit. 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 Finding the True Joys. 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 Sunday with teaching time with Pastor Edward Heim at 8:30 a.m. in The Tree of Life Worship Center. Music will be by The New Spirit Praise Band. Traditional worship will be at 11 a.m. Heim’s topic will be God, Our Mighty Fortress. St. John’s handbell and senior choirs provide music. 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 Cost of Living. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday Lenten service at noon in the chapel and 7 p.m. in the nave. Bible study at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on The Fifth 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: I Thirst at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Greg Martin will be guest musician. 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 American Idols at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. Lenten service Wednesday at 7 p.m. preceded by a soup supper 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 Dying to Live. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preside at communion and preach at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Seeing Jesus. 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.

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

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on The Heart of God on 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 The Fifth 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 Life is Like a Seed.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on The Blood of Jesus. Wagoner will give the children’s message. Ellen Davis will be the liturgist. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, a speaker from Gideons will speak 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 A Grain of Wheat at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 10:40 a.m. Lenten service with a meal at 6 p.m. and worship at 7 p.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 Planting Season. Adult education at 9 a.m. and children’s Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Celtic eucharist at 5:30 p.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 New Deal.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium with Lead Pastor Randy Buchman and in the cafe with Associate Pastor Eric Boutieller. Their topic will be Character is a Four-Letter-Word 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 and high school youth groups meet 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, the congregation will look at the Lesson of Lazarus or What Makes Us Come Alive? 11 a.m. 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.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on Oil for my Lamp at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans’ sermon will be Jesus’ Final Words: I Thirst at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The adult bell choir will perform. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Nineveh Bible study for young adults will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in LeFew Hall, followed by a multgenerational praise and worship service with Prevenient Grace at 6 p.m. Thursday Bible study on I Thirst 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 He Could Have Walked Away at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will conclude his sermon series A Fresh Look at the Prodigal Son at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. 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 a New Heart. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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