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Religion - Speakers and Topics

April 20, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Dennis Minnick, project leader with Brethren Disaster Ministries, will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Joyce Minnick will be the worship leader. A rededication of the refurbished church sign will conclude the service. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Bible study is Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will speak on Peace be with ... Who? at 9 a.m. Sunday. Judy Green will provide special music. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone will speak on To Believe is to Trust. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Evening service begins at 7 p.m. this Sunday. Discovering Jesus Club for kids at 6:30 p.m. Call 717-328-5310.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak on What is Great About Salvation? 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 Showered with Love 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., the Rev. Al Clipp will give the message Implications of Resurrection — Justice for All! 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 From Fear to Belief at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, youth Sunday will be observed at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The youth will be liturgists. The theme will be What is Worship? 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 Called to be Witnesses.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Probation After Death. 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 Caleb Followed the Lord Fully 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 The Mission of the Church — See the Lost. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak on Dining with the Risen One 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. The topic will be Do I See What I Think I See? Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on Who Do You Love? on Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Robin Dagenhart will give the children’s message, and Doug Weaver will be worship leader.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Bill Van Buskirk will speak on The Word. George Stumbaugh will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on Easter Living — Not Ordinary, Extraordinary! 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. service Sunday. His topic will be Do You Love Me.

First Christian Church, Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday on Somewhere Between Here and Emmaus. 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 An Encounter With the Risen Jesus. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on The Lord, Our Deliverer. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Evening service at 7 p.m., with Pastor Greg Kell speaking on The Morning Star. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Carl Alleman from Gideon International  will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday with meal and groups for all ages.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin’s sermon will be The Word of Life at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. A presentation an the 2012 Growing Project will be given during the service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor 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 God’s Gift of Water. Special music by the Brethren Bells. 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 On the Road. Sunday school begins at 10:15 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 What is Love? 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 service and share the message A Pretty Good Sermon 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 Through This Hole. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Andy Griffith Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; ladies bible study at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28. 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 The New Shepherd’s Stance in the Stand Up for Jesus series. Lisa and Claudia Golden will be worship leaders. Manor’s choir will sing. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday on The Parable. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Sunday adult and teen Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Family night activities are Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. with adult Bible study at 7 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 Touching Is Believing. 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 Believe.

New Life Christian Ministries, Pastor Ken Harris will speak on Heirs of the Covenant at the 10 a.m service Sunday.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on The Means to Stay Afloat 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 Becoming “C”ed. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Mark C. Mooney will share the message Put Your Hand in the Hand at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary/praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service this Native American 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 Love Will Find You. 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.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, John Hawbaker, a BIC World Missions representative, will preach at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Children’s church provided during the second service.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak on The Fate of Believers in the Great Tribulation Part II 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 Go Ahead and Move. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on The Trouble with Being Christian. 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, Phil LaMaster will preach on His Name Shall Be Called Jesus at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services. 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 Children of God. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Youth group meets at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon Children of God Unite 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 All Kinds of Prayers. 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 Opening Our Eyes, Ears, Hearts and Minds. The children and youth choirs will sing at the second service. 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  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., with Pastor Edward Heim preaching on Seeing is Believing. St. John’s senior choir will provide music. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Midweek Joy Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Tree of Life Worship Center, with teaching time with Heim and New Spirit Praise Band.

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 Who Can Sing? Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible study at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on Third Sunday of Easter 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 My Peace I Give You 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 The Will of the Lord at the 10:30 a.m .service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak at the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday on Believe. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preside at communion and preach on Almost Unbelievable Good News! at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education classes begin at 10:40 a.m. Bible study 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 on Becoming a Martyr. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak Sunday on Why Are You Frightened 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 of Easter 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. communion service Sunday. The topic will be Why Are You Troubled.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on The Call of Peter. Denny Shifflett will give the children’s message. Lynn Rice will be the liturgist. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Alan Clingan will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on Discovering God’s Gift to Rest. 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 To Dream the Impossible Dream at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 10:40 a.m. For information, go to www.shilohumchagers-townmd.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 What Do You Do with Resurrection? Adult education at 9 a.m. and children’s Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Celtic service with communion at 5:30 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. David G. Oravek will preach and preside Sunday at the 9 a.m. praise with communion worship and the 11 a.m. traditional communion worship in the nave. 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 The Miracle of His Presence.

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 Sympathy for the Devil, The Identity of Satan. 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 meet 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Hagerstown, this Sunday at the 11 a.m. the congregation will honor its home and see how its spiritual practice aids in earth care. A book discussion on “A Course in Weight Loss” by Marianne Williamson begins at 10 a.m. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or e-mail unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be Onward. Bible study at 9 a.m. Sunday evening worship with Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries at 6 p.m. on Come, Take, Learn. Wednesday Oasis service at 7 p.m.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on Pictures of Jesus at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans’ sermon will be My Peace I Give You at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Music will be by the adult bell choir. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Multigenerational praise and worship service with Prevenient Grace at 6 p.m. Thursday adult Bible study on The Next Christians — Restorative Thinking 5:45 p.m. preceded by an eat-for-a-donation meal.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos’s sermon will be Where Do We Go From Here? at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will speak on Honor Begins at Home at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

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

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