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Religion - Speakers and topics

August 24, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Choices. Lois Bond will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach on the topic Should I Stay or Should I Go? at the 9 a.m. Sunday service. There will be a baptism. Will and Robert Hawfield and Nick Stevens will provide 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 Word of the Week: Gusto. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship at 7 p.m. Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on the topic It is Important What You Wear 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 Set Apart. Gene Detrow will be worship leader. 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. The topic will be Choose this Day! Esther Kidwell 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 Where God’s World Comes Together! at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Promotion and Missions Sunday. Combined Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Latino/Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m. Berkeley County Ministers Association community covered dish meal at War Memorial Park at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Robert McIntyre will speak on A Difficult “Logos” 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., Emma Kathleen “Katie” Morgan will preach at the 11 a.m. communion service Sunday. Her topic will be Bootcamp.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic And David Chose Five Smooth Stones .... Geraldine Cromer and Martin Fisher will be the liturgists and Barb Barnes will bring the children’s message. Rally Day/Promotion Sunday at 11 a.m. in the church school auditorium. All-church picnic at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Doub’s Woods North.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Christ Jesus. 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 What Would God say to Lady Gaga? 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 Leading Others. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday service at 7 p.m. For transportation, call 301-799-9174.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, Pastor Douglas Wagner will preach on the topic Standing Strong in Faith this Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service this 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. His topic will be I Give Up! 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 is Forever from a sermon series on The Lord’s Prayer. Sunday school for children held during worship.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will give the sermon Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service held at Camp Mary Mac in Sharpsburg. Robin Dagenhart will give the children’s message. The congregational picnic will follow the service. Bring a covered dish. Call the church for directions at 301-223-7208.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic Chains of Darkness. Eleanor Smith will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on Church Rules — Practice the Means of Grace at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Sprint or Marathon.

First Christian Church, the sermon topic for the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services will be Thorns and Broken Places. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Stan Darrah will be speaking Sunday at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. 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 Why Satan Hates Israel. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Fisler’s topic at the 7 p.m. service will be The Bottomless Pit Opened. 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. The topic will be Heart and Soul. Christian education at 9:30 a.m. Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Md., guest preacher and short-term missionary Lisa Banzhoff will speak on the topic Mission to China at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. The service will include special music by Tessa Wiles. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, a contemporary service with an informal approach to worship begins at 9 a.m. Sunday and at 11 a.m., a traditional service. Participants of summer workcamps will bring the message Workcamps 2012: Ready to Listen. Sunday school 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 Stepping Up, Stepping Out. Sunday school begins at 10:15 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach on the topic Give Me Jesus at the 5 p.m. service today, and at 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn Sunday. Bring lawn chairs.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Clear Spring, coffee and fellowship, and class at 8:15 a.m. features Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Senior Pastor Dennis Whitmore will conduct the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. He will continue a five-part series, It’s All About Jesus. This Sunday’s topic will be Part 4: Our Healer. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on I Never Thought I’d See the Day! — Culture at the Crossroads.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the women will lead the service and share the message Our Stained Glass Windows at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Adult 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 Why ... Well Because. 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. The topic will be In Our Usual Place. Judy Spielman will be worship leader. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Young adults will have their monthly carry-in meal and activity after church. Children and middlers will meet Friday, Aug. 31, for activity night.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the message The Preacher’s Conclusions 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 Choosing the Right Friends Affects More than Your Social Life. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic Where Will You Stand? 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 Under Armor.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on And Many Believed 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, Kimberlee Smith will lead the 8:15, 9:45 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be Password or Webster ... Whose Fault is it? Special music by Ed Plank. Promotion day for children. 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 Commitment. There will be a blessing of the teachers and students for the new school year. 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 A Beautiful Miracle. 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, Pastor Jim Stauffer will continue a sermon series, Our Journey With Jonah. His message will be Jonah, The Appetizer at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Two Spiritual Wonders. 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. His topic will be Gods Gold Medal. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on the God Glorifies His Name. 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 speak on the topic Blessed to Serve in the Get Connected sermon series at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school at 9:20 a.m. Wednedsay activities, 7 to 8:15 p.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mark Sandell will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Self Control. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the sermon Dress for Battle 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 Tom Burris will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on Where is Your Treasure? 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 topic Do You Believe. Soprano Robin Spickler will provide music at the second service. Adult forum at 9 a.m. Weekly services of healing and communion are at 12:10 p.m. Thursdays in the chapel.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Edward Heim will lead the informal communion service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in The Tree of Life Worship Center and the traditional worship at 11 a.m. this Sunday. Health and wellness roundtable at 9:45 a.m. The New Spirit Praise Band will provide music for the 8:30 early service and Gail Farmer and Claudia Patterson will present a duet at the second service. Mid-week Joy at 7 p.m. Wednesday with 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 the topic Skin Tags and Warts at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Bible study 1 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday school resumes Sept. 9.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, communion at 7:45 a.m., 9 and 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on Difficult Teachings Sunday. Students are invited to bring their backpacks to be blessed and backpacks for Micah’s Backpack Ministry will be blessed. 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 and preside at the 8:15 a.m. chapel service and 10:30 a.m. praise service. His sermon will be based on John 6:56-69. Rally Day will be celebrated. The theme is Count Me In. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. The men of the ARK class will serve breakfast at 8:45 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on The 13th 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 will speak on To Whom Shall We Go? 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 topic Such Were Some of You 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 on the topic Where Will You Stand? at 8:15 service Sunday. Sunday school 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 As for Me and My House. Intergenerational Christian education class on prayer at 10:40 a.m.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will deliver the message at 11 a.m. Sunday. The topic will be Disciple Drop-Out. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak Sunday on The Choice is Yours 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 13th 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. communion service Sunday. The topic will be To Whom Can We Go?

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak on Sins in Good Standing at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Shelly Barr will be liturgist and Wagoner 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 A Rock Solid Foundation. 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 The Wisdom of Singing 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 Coming and Going. Celtic eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Timothy T. Titus will be guest preacher and presider this Sunday at the 10 a.m. anniversary celebration service. A congregational life fair will open at 9 a.m. in Fellowship Hall and again at 11 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, Smithsburg, Pastor Virgil Cain will preach on the topic The Bread of Life at the monthly prayer, praise and picnic worship service at 5 p.m. today, which will be led by the Praise and Worship Team. Cain’s topic for Sunday at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. communion services will be A Very Hard Teaching. Sunday school is at 9:15 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 Where’s the Wisdon?

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium. Senior Pastor Randy Buchman will give the sermon Chapter 1: Bankruptcy. Children’s summer program, Camp Iwilligoway for first through fifth graders will continue. There will be no second hour classes or iGrow and no high school youth group.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Hagerstown, the Rev. Judith McLean will speak on the topic The Secret Life of Plants at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Children’s school offered during the celebration service. 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 Fighting Temptation at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry Lowans will speak on To Whom Shall We Go? at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Prevenient Grace will provide special music. A time of hymn singing Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Wellspring of Life Family Worship Center, Clarion Hotel, “E” entrance, will hold Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Loretta McFarland will speak on the topic The Seven Mountains of Influence in Society. What Are They? What Do They Mean to Me? Why should I Care? A service will be held at 12:15 p.m. The sermon topic will be Walking with God.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Brad Graybill will lead the service and provide the message at the 9 a.m. contemporary service Sunday. Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic The Joy of the Lord is My Strength at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt’s message will conclude the series What’s Next Pastor, 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 In the Garden. The service will be outdoors at Pangborn Park, followed by the church picnic. Sunday school resumes Sept. 9.

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