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Religion - Speakers and topics

June 02, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on Trinity. Stan Barkdoll will be worship leader. Graduates will be recognized.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach at 9 a.m. Sunday service on Dealing with Fear. Graduates will be honored, and Sunday school students will be promoted. The chancel choir will sing. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith will preach at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services on  Pick Me! Pick Me! Vaughn Crowl will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Warren Watts will give the message Work, Play, Love, Worship! 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 the topic Hot Lips and Kingdom Eyes at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services on Music Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on Your Orientation to This Job Is Now Complete at the 11 a.m. communion service Sunday.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on Bo(u)rn by the Wind of God! Bill Shank will be the liturgist, and Judy Bowman will bring the children’s message. Graduates will be recognized during worship. The church school year will be celebrated with an ice-cream social after the service. Church school at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, Travis Newman will preach Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be Claims of Christ.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be God the Only Cause and Creator. 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 Be in the Light 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 Love, the Core of Christianity. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m. For transportation, call 301-799-9174.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak on Rebirth on Sunday.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. The topic will be Close Encounters: The God Kind. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will lead the 10 a.m. communion service Sunday. Her topic will be Spirituality to Go.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on Ethical Death on Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Tom Feigley will be worship leader, and Megan Gouker will give the children’s message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on The Pursuit of Happiness. Ray Kline will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on 21st-Century Family — A Power that Transforms the World 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.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme, senior minister, will speak at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday on Under the Cover of Night. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Pastor Mark Hosler will lead the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. His topic will be Graduation Sunday. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. His topic will be Fragrance of Life. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will give the message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. The topic will be Send Me! Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and the 11 a.m. traditional worship Sunday. His topic will be The Mystery of God’s Personality. The 11 a.m. service will include recognition of high school and college graduates, as well as those who completed Disciple IV Bible Study. 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 Extreme Makeover. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda M. Alessandri will preach on  Hot Lips and Kingdom Eyes at the Saturday, 5 p.m., spoken service, the 8:15 a.m. traditional worship and the 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn. Bring lawn chairs.

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 Love That Surpasses Knowledge. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on 1st John, 2nd John and 3rd John.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Patrick Ricker will lead the service and share the message Everyone Loves a Mystery at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Adult and children’s Sunday school at 9 a.m. Children’s Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on If Not Now, When? Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study at 9 a.m. Wednesday. www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, the Rev. Ray Roberson will speak at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:30 a.m. traditional service Sunday on Not Just Another Joe: Barnabas the Encourager. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday on Hot Lips and Kingdom Eyes.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. David Kaplan will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday on Son of God.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on The Shoes of Gospel Peace 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, 9:45 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. His topic will be God In 3-D and Surround Sound. Graduates will be honored. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney will lead the 8:30 a.m. contemporary/praise service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service Sunday. The topic will be All in the Family. Communion will be served. 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 Fishing from the Beach. 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.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mike Lida will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior minister, will preach on Same Sex Marriage at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.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 Love. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Youth group will meet at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon Heirs and Co-Heirs at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Adult Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.; children’s Sunday school resumes Sept. 2.

St. James Brethren Church, Lee Solomon will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on Transformational Prayer. 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 The Strength of Unity. The parish choir will sing at the second service. Adult forum at 9 a.m. Children’s classes resume in the fall. Weekly services of healing and communion are at 12:10 p.m. Thursdays in the chapel.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, informal communion service 8:30 a.m. Sunday in The Tree of Life Worship Center and traditional worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Edward Heim’s topic for the 11 a.m. service will be Let Faith Commence! New Spirit Praise Band will provide music at the early service, and St. John’s senior choir will present music at the later service. Mid-Week Joy will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Tree of Life Worship Center. Teaching time with Heim, and music by The New Spirit Praise Band.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor James Riley Jr. will preach on A Bishop’s Letter at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school resumes Sept. 9. Bible study at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach at the 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday on The Sound of the Wind. There will be commissioning of youth and adults for work camp. Sunday school presentations will be given at the 9 a.m. service. Ice-cream social at 10 a.m. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. Stanley Steele will preach at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Youth service of holy communion at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans’ topic will be Light and Darkness at the 9:30 a.m. communion service Sunday. Greg Martin will be guest musician, and Jim Mayhue will present special music. 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 Three Equals One at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak at the 8:15 a.m. communion service Sunday on Hot Lips and Kingdom Eyes. 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. The topic will be Here I Am! Christian education on Living as a Christian in the 21st Century follows worship.

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

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on Say What? Kaylnn Murray will be the liturgist,  and Grace Grab will give the children’s message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on Signs and Wonders. 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 Passionate Worship at the 9:15 a.m. communion 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 The Three Guys I Admire Most .... The Trinity Tollers will present handbell music at the 10 a.m. service. Celtic service with communion at 5:30 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane will preach, and the Rev. David G. Oravec will preside Sunday at the 9 a.m. communion worship in fellowship hall and the 11 a.m. traditional worship with communion in the nave. The Praise Band will provide music at the 9 a.m. service, and the parish choir will sing at the second service. The rite of confirmation will take place at the 11 a.m. service. Sunday school teacher appreciation reception at 9:55 a.m. in Room 113.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic will be Why People Crack Up.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. services in the auditorium or cafe rooms. New sermon series, Running Wild: God’s Everyday Mission for Ordinary Radicals will begin. Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak at the auditorium service on A Tale of Two Cities. Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich will speak during the family worship in the cafe rooms. Children’s programs for infants through sixth grade. Middle and high school students meet at 11 a.m. Adults meet at 11 a.m. for a program called iGrow. High school mudfest at 2:30 p.m. Middle school youth group from 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Hagerstown, the summer series Living a Mystical Life will continue at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940 or e-mail unityhagerstown@live.com.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine’s message will be The Golden Calf at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

The Vine Church, Smithsburg, Pastor Melissa Varner’s sermon will be Y Forgive? at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans’ sermon will be Light and Darkness at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Music will be by the adult chancel choir. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos’s sermon will be Finding the Truth at the 9 a.m. contemporary service and 11 a.m. traditional service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt’s message will be Stepping into the River 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 10 a.m. communion service on Searching in the Dark. Graduates will be honored. Sunday school resumes in the fall.

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