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Religion - Speakers and topics

July 20, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Come Away and Rest. Ann Eberly will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach at 9 a.m. Sunday service on the topic The Wall. Gale Barnes will present 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 God’s Sonshine. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship at 7 p.m. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on the topic Journey Into Compassion at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on How to Look Like an Angel. Gene Detrow will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship service on the topic Some Tests to Consider. 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. The topic will be Citizenship Status. Esther Kidwell will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Robert McIntyre will speak on Re-Energize at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services this 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 the topic Pleasing God with Good Household Management 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 the topic Seeing What We Don’t See. Bill and Chris Shank will be the liturgist and Meserole will bring the children’s message. Summer Bible discussion at 11 a.m. Church school is on summer break.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Truth. 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 Big Impact 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, Pastor Douglas Wagner will speak on Our Cornerstone of Peace at the 10:45 a.m. service this Sunday. Adult Bible study at 9:30 a.m.

Community Mennonite Church, Pastor Paul Clemmer will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on God of the Second Chance.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. His topic will be All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men .... Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic Prayer: Your Plan, from a sermon series on The Lord’s Prayer. Sunday school for children held during worship.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will speak on I Saw Esau, Not! on Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Jason Malott will be worship leader and Pat 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 Answering Everyone. Betty Holtzman will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on Power That Transforms the World Together 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 the topic, The Truth in Love.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services on The Nature of Things: Walls. 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 on the topic Hezekiah, King of Judah; Final Acts of Devotion. 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 Judgments of God. Fisler will speak on the topic Who are the 144,000? at the 7 p.m. service. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Family night at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., guest speaker Pastor Buck Summers will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. 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 Compassion. Karen Grossnickle will provide vocal music. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, a report on the 2012 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference will be given at the 9 a.m. contemporary worship and at the 11 a.m. traditional worship this Sunday. 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. There will be a VBS celebration. 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. Guest speaker Pastor Rick Heines will conduct the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic I See Men as Trees. 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, Pastor Bill Warehime will lead the service and share the message You Want Me to Do What? 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.

Kasiesville Bible Church, Mercersburg, Pa., Pastor Ben Fisler’s topic for the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday will be Stolen Property. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Dwight Munsion will give the message at the 6 p.m. service. Family night 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on Listen to be Healed. 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 Don’t Follow Me! Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the message on Real World Living at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.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 A Momentous Choice: Attractional or Missional Church? Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Guest Pastor David Kaplan will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school 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 Spiritual Hunger. Church picnic at 4 p.m. in Friendship Hall.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on Praying Always 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, Tom Palmer, lay speaker, will lead the 8:15, 9:45 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. His topic will be The Tales of Two Movies. Special music by Elaine Smith. Sunday school 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 this Sunday. The topic will be Tear Down Those Walls! 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 One Big Family. 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 Pastor John Koontz Jr. will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service. His topic will be The Power of One Sin. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior minister will speak on the topic Samson — Emotions will Take You Down in the Samson, A Man for Our Times sermon series 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 Gentleness. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon Christ Reconciles Through the Cross 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. John’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will speak Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services on the topic Holistic Healing. Sopranos Marianne Murray and Judy Myers 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. this Sunday. Pastor Edward Heim’s will speak at the 11 a.m. service on the topicCitizens with the Saints. New Spirit Praise Band will provide music for the 8:30 early service and Jordan Canon and Robert Crawford will present a duet at the second service. Mid-week Joy at 7 p.m. Wednesday with teaching time with Heim.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, communion at 7:45 a.m., 9 and 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Kay Rice, deacon will be guest speaker Sunday. Mid-week communion and prayers for healing Wednesday at 11 a.m. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. Stanley Steele will preach at the 8:15 a.m. service. His sermon will be based on Mark 6:34-56. The 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday will be held in the Parish Hall and feature a DVD from the youth mission trop to Appalachia. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. “Courageous” will be shown in the adult department.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on Ensure 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 Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on the topic Spiritual Discernment at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Guest Pastor David Kaplan 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 GAthered by God’s Amazing Grace. During the Christian education hour, following worship, the congregation will join in the closing worship service of the ELCA National Youth Gathering in New Orleans.

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

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak Sunday on Interruption or Opportunity 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 Eighth 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. David C. Baker will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Spending Time with Our Lord.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak on Holy at the10:40 a.m. service Sunday. Danial Murray will be liturgist and Kelly Murray 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 Hidden Treasure. 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 What Do We Want? at the 9:15 a.m. 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 No Rest for the Weary. 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 Let’s Take a Break.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium or cafe. The sermon series, Running Wild: God’s Everyday Mission for Ordinary Radicals, will continue. This Sunday Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak in the auditorium service and Associate Pastor Chris Wiles in the cafe service. Their topic will be Divine Diplomats. Children’s summer program, Camp Iwilligoway for first through fifth graders will continue. Adults meet at 11 a.m. for iGrow. Middle and high school students meet at 11 a.m. High school youth group, 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Hagerstown, the congregation will meet at Martin’s Mill Bridge at 11 a.m. Sunday. Robbie Maffei will share how rock climbing connects with his spiritual path. A potluck and a chance to “Yak and Kayak” along Conocheague Creek will follow the service. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940 or e-mail unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be Laws of the Christian Life. Bible study at 9 a.m. Evening worship with Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries at 6 p.m. on the topic The Christian and his Money. 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 Children of Light at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry Lowans will speak on Ensure at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Music will be by Rick and Tina Schindler. 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 will speak on the topic Practical Matters at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Brad Graybill will lead the contemporary service at 9 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt’s message will be Less of Me at the 11 a.m. service this 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. service on Who Will Welcome? Special music by Viola Whieldon. Sunday school resumes in the fall.

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