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Religion - Speakers and topics

June 15, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on  Re-created. Warren Frusher and Anthony Minnick will be worship leaders. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, The Youth with Mark Leadingham will preach at 9 a.m. Sunday service on Trust and Obey. John Holdway and the youth 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 on Facing. Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship service on  An Anguished Heart. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Adult Bible study Wednesday at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday on Looking Past the Obvious. Pastor Alan Smith 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 Legacies! 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 Seeding Is Believing at the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday at the church and the 11 a.m. service at Doub’s Woods Park North. Bible Study Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach on Nourishing Leadership Qualities in Unsuspecting Souls 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 God’s Kingdom Is Like a Seed. Mindy Lohman-Hinz will be the liturgist, and Faith Mentzer will bring the children’s message. Church school is on summer break.

Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be Weeds!

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Is the Universe, Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force? 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 Our Loving Father 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 the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak on The Little Seed That Could on Sunday.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Vicar Joel Fridgen’s topic will be How Does Your Garden Grow? Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Her topic will be The Practical Side of Faith.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on Deborah at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Annette Deener will be worship leader, and Emily Crabtree will give the children’s message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on His Father’s Business. The youth will be worship leaders. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Temple, Brent Sivnksty will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. His topic will be Overwhelmed But Not Overcome.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on 21st-Century Family — A Power That Transforms Dads 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 on Men Who Must Speak Up! Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m.

First Christian Church, Lakin Thomas will speak at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. youth Sunday services on The Nature of Things: Mustard Seeds. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on The Constitution of Christianity. Pastor Fisler will speak at the 7 p.m. service on The Lion — The Lamb. Family night at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. His topic will be Complete Joy. 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 Seeds to Shrubs. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Tom Fralin will bring the message at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and at the 11 a.m. traditional worship Sunday. His topic will be God Can Use Anyone! Communion will be served. 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 The Fall From a Very High Horse. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach at the Saturday, 5 p.m., spoken service; Sunday, 8:15 a.m. traditional worship and 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 the topic Dad: Keeper of Tomorrow’s Promise. 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 Transition Times — The Importance of Order at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Adult and children’s Sunday school at 9 a.m. Worship and 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 The Purpose of Dad. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 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 Extraordinary! Graduates will be honored. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday on God Wants You to Have Genuine Pleasure That Lasts. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Father’s Day picnic and musical begin at 4:30 p.m. Youth group Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., and adult Bible study at 7 p.m.

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 Who’s On First? Stephen Leads the Way. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Guest Pastor Stephanie Steel will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins 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 God Is....

North Side Mennonite Church, Guest speaker John Miller will speak on Churches in Mission at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.  No Sunday evening 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, 9:45 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. His topic will be Size Doesn’t Matter, In Fact.... 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 Mustard See Faith. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. His topic will be the Gifts That a Father Can Give. 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 Power of Presence. 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 minister, will preach on Relational Blue 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 Joy. At the 11 a.m. service, vacation Bible school participants will share songs that they have learned. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon The Heart and Faith of a Godly Man 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, Pastor Brian Moore will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on Reaching for the Highest. 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 Small Seeds Large Branches. Flutist Julie Belle Huff will provide music 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.  Pastor Edward Heim’s will speak at the 11 a.m. service on A Surprise Growth. New Spirit Praise Band will provide music. 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 Bunch of Losers at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school resumes in September. Bible study at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach and observe Father’s Day at the 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on Made New. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Rev. G. Stanley Steele will preach at the 8:15 communion service and 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday. His topic will be Dangerous Hope. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. with guest speaker Jodie Ostreich from REACH.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on Third Sunday After Pentecost 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 Another Point of View at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Marilyn Janus will be guest musician. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. following the children’s message.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Guest Pastor Stephanie Stelel will speak at the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. 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 The Extraordinary Ordinary Dominion of God. Christian education on the theme 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 on Dad’s Garden at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the Third Sunday After Pentecost 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. Thomas L. Perry will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. The topic is Whoever Would Have Thought?

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Ed Davis will be the liturgist, and Chris Chase will give the children’s message. The A.I.M. will present a special Father’s Day Program. 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 Father’s Day One Little Light. 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 Facing Your Giant at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 10:40 a.m. Celebrating Father’s Day, and the Women’s Choir will sing. 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 Big Things Come .... Centering prayer and Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. David G. Oravec will preside and Rev. Fred Shilling will preach 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.

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.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be The Father. Bible study at 9 a.m. Evening worship with Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries at 6 p.m. Wednesday Oasis service with Nuvision Youth at 7 p.m. with a new study series on Gideon.

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

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans’ sermon will be Another Point of View at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Music will be by the children’s bell choir with a vocal solo by Ella Partlow. 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 The Right Currency at the 9 a.m. contemporary service and 11 a.m. traditional service Sunday. Contemporary service is only on the fourth Sunday of the month. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 10 a.m. service on How Faith Grows. Father’s Day will be celebrated. Music will be provided by Patrick Hull and Byron L. Stay. Sunday school resumes in the fall.

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