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Religion - Speakers and services

April 06, 2012

Antietam National Battlefield Visitors Center, Sharpsburg, Sharpsburg area ecumenical Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the observation room of the visitors center. The Rev. Dalancy Catlett will bring the message. There will be special music. Call 301-582-1728.

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, the young adults will lead the outdoor (weather permitting) “Sonrise” service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The youth will serve breakfast after the service.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will speak Sunday at the 6:30 a.m. sunrise service on Be Hatched or Go Bad. Dean will speak on Why Believe? at the 9 a.m.. service. The New Creation Choir will sing.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, sunrise service on the front steps at 6:30 a.m. The choir will present the cantata and DVD O What a Savior at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. No evening service. Call 717-328-5310.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak at the 7 a.m. sunrise service on The Significance of the Resurrection. His topic at the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday will be Christ and the Door. Charles Wasson will be worship leader. The children and handbell choir will sing. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, the sermon will be The News at the 7 a.m. “Sonrise” service. The sermon topic will be The Shroud Destroyed at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Paul Heavner 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 Called by Name! at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. communion 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 He Is Risen, Hallelujah! at the combined 10:15 a.m. communion service Sunday. There will be special music. The Sunday school children’s presentation is at 9 a.m. followed by an Easter egg hunt. Easter breakfast at 8 a.m.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole, senior minister, will lead the 9:30 a.m. service and give the children’s message Sunday. Bill Shank will be liturgist. Church school at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, “Sonrise” service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday followed by breakfast. The Rev. Carol Hallman’s topic will be Bending Towards Love. Service of word and sacrament at 10:30 a.m. Hallman will speak on Awe, Fear and Silence? An Easter egg hunt for elementary school-aged children and younger at 10 a.m. today.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Are Sin, Disease and Death Real? 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 at Martinsburg, Regal Cinemas, Martinsburg, W.Va., services and baptisms at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Lead Pastor Jacob Atchley will begin a new sermon series The Walking Dead. Go to www.martinsburgchurch.org.

Church of Christ at Hagerstown, Gerrard Fess will give the message Everything Points to Jesus 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 the 7 a.m. sunrise service and the 10 a.m. worship on It Wouldn’t Be Easter Without the “Almost.” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak on The Stone has been Rolled Away at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday.

Community Mennonite Church, Pastor Paul Clemmer will speak at the 8 a.m. sunrise service on He is Risen! Clemmer’s topic at 10 a.m. will be Signed into God’s Covenant.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 7 a.m. “Sonrise” service Sunday. His topic will be A Whole Lot of Nothin’. A light breakfast will be served between the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. communion services Sunday. His topic will be The Comeback Kid. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., with activities for children to celebrate Easter.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy will speak on Laminin 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 discuss Corporate Prayer at 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. McKoy will speak on Words into Action at 7 p.m. Thursday. Raven House Food Distribution is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Men’s and women’s ministry meeting every third Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

Downsville Christian Church, Downsville community churches’ Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Wilkie Nunn will bring the message Convinced and Convicted. Choirs from Downsville Church of the Brethren, Manor Church of the Brethren, St. James Brethren Church and Downsville Christian Church will sing. A fellowship breakfast will follow the service. At the 10 a.m. service, the Rev. Craig Jones will deliver a sermon The Name of the Rose. Tom Feigley will be worship leader, and Patsy Boward will give the children’s message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic He is Risen! So What? Rowland Litten will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Bob Crichton will preach at the 11 a.m. service Sunday in celebration of the congregation’s 43rd anniversary. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Crichton will lead revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Spanish Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and Spanish service at 11 a.m. Pastor Servando Gonzalez’s sermon topic will be Easter. Spanish-speaking Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel Trinity Lutheran Church, Adamstown, Md., interim Pastor Bob Ierien will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Manor Musicians will provide music. Call 301-874-5838.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, an Easter service with music and readings will be held at the 7 a.m. sunrise service and at the 9:30 a.m. service. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, sunrise service at 7 a.m. Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. His topic will be The Grave of John ... The Grave of Christ. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme’s message will be He’s Not Here at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Nancy J. Jenkins will read the lessons.

Fort Frederick State Park, Big Pool, sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday sponsored by Potomac Charge.

Germantown Church of God, sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark Hosler. Hosler will also conduct the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Free Easter breakfast at 9 a.m. No evening programs.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. at 5803 Tick Ridge Road. Bring a lawn chair. Easter breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Run and Tell. 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday with meal and groups for all ages.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, community sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. in the church’s memorial garden. Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin’s sermon will be The Living Christ 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 Witnesses to the Resurrection. The Temple Choir and Brethren Bells will provide music. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene, will hold services at 7:30, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Call 301-797-4524.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will preach at the 6:30 a.m. sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on  Be the Butterfly. He will also preach at the 9 a.m. traditional and 11:15 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. The topic will be What Are You Looking For?

Haven Lutheran Church, sunrise celebration at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at Rest Haven Cemetery. Celebration service with communion at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach from Mark 16:1-8. An Easter egg hunt will be at 11 a.m.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Richard Jewell will lead the service and share the message Easter Words 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 It Really Happened! Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the homily and children’s story at the 10:30 a.m. service. Her topic will be A Stance of Pure Love and Devotion. Adam Cook will be worship leader. Manor’s choir will sing. Zepp and Manor’s Puppets will give the children’s story. Claudia Golden will take part in a drama. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Kids Easter celebration from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today. For ages 3 to fifth grade. Activities includes the Easter story, games, Easter egg hunt and more. Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the Bible message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be The Empty Tomb Means .... Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The Easter cantata Hallelujah, Praise the Land will be presented at 6:45 p.m. Sunday at the Hagerstown Rescue Mission; includes free spaghetti dinner. Family night activities Wednesday with adult Bible study at 7 p.m.; and Awana and youth group at 6:45 p.m.

Marlowe Assembly of God, Falling Waters, W.Va., resurrection service at 8:30 a.m. and celebration service at 10:30 a.m.

McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish, sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Mercersburg, Pa. Services with communion at 8:45 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Big Cove Tannery, Pa.; 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, McConnellsburg; and 11:30 a.m. at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Mercersburg. The Rev. Christopher Martin will conduct the services.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Easter sunrise service will be at 6:30 a.m., followed by Easter breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Contemporary service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Ray Roberson’s topic will be Easter Joy.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach at the 10:30 a.m. festival communion service Sunday on Go and Tell.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 6:42 sunrise service on No One Here.

New Beginning Full Gospel Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the adult choir will present the cantata Who Do You Say I Am? at the 7 p.m. Easter program. There will be songs and recitations from the children’s classes. Call 304-274-2003.

New Joy Fellowship Seventh-day Adventist Church, 319 W. Howard St., Hagerstown, John Trusty, family ministries director for the Allegheny East Conference, will speak at the 11 a.m. service today and conduct a family enrichment workshop at 4 p.m. Bible study for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Dinner will follow the morning service.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on The Rest of the Story 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 service and the 9:45 a.m. informal service Sunday. The topic will be So Jesus, What Are You Going to Do Next? Communion will be celebrated at all services. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Mark C. Mooney will share the message He’s Calling Your Name 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, Paramount Area Churches will hold their “Sonrise” service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at Paramount Baptist Church. If rain is imminent or of the temperature is below freezing, the service will be held indoors. Call 301-790-2492.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor Jim Stauffer will speak on Walking with Jesus 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 will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday on Jesus Is Risen. 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, Sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. Pastor John Koontz Jr. will teach at Sunday school at 10 a.m. and preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service on He Did What He Said. Youth group at 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. today.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on Being Questioned. Services are at 8:50 a.m. at Mount Carmel; St. Paul’s service begins at 10 a.m.; Park Head worships at 11. Sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at Fort Frederick State Park.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior pastor, will speak on Thomas — A Skeptical Follower 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, Keith Sandell will preach at the 7 a.m. “Sonrise” service Sunday. There will be special music by the handbell choir.  Continental breakfast follows. The Rev. Mark Sandell will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be Cleansed of Death. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. No youth group.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon Journey to the Cross and Beyond: Christ is Risen! at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Williamsport, Easter Mass at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

St. James Catholic Church, Boonsboro, Easter Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Brian Moore will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on Cross Purposes. 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. festival communion services on The Unexpected. The parish choir and brass instrumentalists will provide music at the second service. An Easter egg hunt will take place at 11:30 a.m.

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 youth choir and The New Spirit Praise Band. Traditional communion worship will be at 11 a.m. Heim’s topic will be Fear Transformed into Life. Music with brass, timpani, St. John’s children and senior choirs. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Mid-week joy Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Tree of Life Worship Center.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Easter breakfast at 8:15 a.m. followed by festival service with communion at 10 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on Resurrection of Our Lord 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 He is Risen Indeed at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Gwen Pangborn will be guest musician. Special music by The St. Matthew’s Easter Singers. 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 at the 7 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. Following the first service, the men will serve breakfast. At 9:15 a.m., there will be an Easter egg hunt for children, and adults will view a film.

St. Paul’s Church, Clear Spring, the Reformed and Lutheran congregations will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. A light breakfast will follow the service.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on Go and Tell at the 8:15 a.m. festival service with communion. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Easter Sunday resurrection services at 7 and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Mike Louia will preach and preside at communion for both services.

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

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on Resurrection of Our Lord at the 10:45 a.m. communion 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 6:15 a.m. sunrise service on Who Will Roll the Stone Away? Breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. Baker will speak on Life After Death at the 9:15 a.m. service.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on One More Journey. 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, sunrise service with communion at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Ken Fizer’s topic will be While It Was Still Dark. At the 9:15 a.m. service, the adult choir will perform a cantata Because He Lives. Fizer’s message will be Jesus Won, We Won. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Church’s Orchard House, Martinsburg, W.Va., In-town United Methodist Church’s sunrise worship with communion at 6 a.m.

Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will speak at the 8 a.m. sunrise service and 10:30 a.m. Sunday communion service on The At-Large Christ.

Tri-State Fellowship, Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will continue the sermon series The Dirt Under His Nails at the 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium. His topic will be Hearing is Believing. No second hour activities or youth groups.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol building, Hagerstown, contemplative service on Awakening a New Life at the 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 The Empty Tomb at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans’ sermon will be He is Risen Indeed at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The children’s choirs and the adult chancel choir will sing. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, West Hagerstown United Methodist Parish “Sonrise” service and breakfast with the band Prevenient Grace at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Katelyn Schindler will speak.

West End Baptist Chapel, the choir will present a musical called “The Offer Still Stands” 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. communion service on Is the Tomb Empty? Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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