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Religion - Speakers and topics

September 14, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will give the sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Untamable Tongue. Diana Socks is worship leader. Erin Gaines will provide special music. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach on Jesus and the MVA at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. Heaven’s Harmony will sing. A anniversary and Sunday school kickoff reception will follow the service. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on the topic For Mature Audiences Only at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Bob Kay, missionary to the Dominican Republic will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on When Life is Unfair. Pastor Len Smith will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship serivce on Genuine Love. Pizza will be served. Wednesday activities 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 Bite Your Tongue! 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 The Words of My Mouth at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services this Back to Church Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Latino/Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m.

Calvary Temple, Williamsport, the Rev. Mike Lestik will minister and sing Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service.

Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Robert McIntyre will speak on Peter’s Confession at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services 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 at the 11 a.m. communion service Sunday. The topic will be Choosing Words Wisely — A Skill Well Worth Cultivating.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will speak at the 9:30 a.m. communion service Sunday on the topic I Have Sinned Against the Lord .... Larry Hoeck will be liturgist and Faith Mentzer will give the children’s message. Sunday school at 11 a.m.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Matter. 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 You? 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.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. His topic will be Taming the Beast. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on A Cry of Loneliness. Sunday school for children held during worship.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy’s topic will be True Prosperity Part 1 continued at the 11:30 a.m. service Sunday. Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on Praising God Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. McKoy’s topic will be Let Us Adore Him at the 7 p.m. service Thursday. Raven House food distribution is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Men’s and women’s ministries at 8:30 p.m. on third Saturday of the month.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will give the sermon Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. The topic will be Say What? Robin Dagenhart will be worship leader and Annette Deener 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 First Round Draft Pick. Lynda Matheny will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach on Making a Difference — Believe 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 Religion vs. Repentance.

First Christian Church, the sermon topic for the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services will be Prayer: A Lever and a Place to Stand. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak Sunday at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. The Characteristics of Productive and Fruitful Churches will be explored. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children and youth programs at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service on There is no Fear of God. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. 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 Empty, Compassionate and Clear. 606 Family Gathering, 6:06 p.m. Wednesday. A national celebration will be at Valley Grace Brethren Church at 6 p.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Donna Ritchey Martin’s topic will be The Witness of the Meeting House at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. 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. Pastor Ed Poling will share a message on When You Open Your Mouth. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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. This Sunday’s topic will be Courageous Living in a sermon series called Gideon: Courageous in Calling. 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.

Inner Court Family Worship Center, Academy Theater, will worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, Pastor Bill Warehime will lead the service and share the message Your Choice — But Choose Wisely 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 You Are Being Heard. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the sermon and children’s story at the 10:30 a.m. service. Angie Clipp will be worship leader. The Manor choir will sing. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Missionaries John and Melissa Miller will share the message Christ Gave Himself at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. The Millers will share the Bible message, Christ and His Bride — Our Model at the combined adult Sunday school class at 10 a.m. Marriage enrichment seminar with the Millers this Sunday. Youth group Wednesday at 6:45 p.m., Awana and adult Bible study at 7 p.m.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. Ray Roberson will preach on God’s Answer to the Struggles of the World is ... God at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional worship services. 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 To Whom Much is Given.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on the topic Come and See at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday classes for ages 3 through adult at 7 p.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, the Rev. Stephen Robinson will lead the 8:15, 9:45 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. His topic will be Who Do I Say You Are? 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 Welcome Back Sunday. The topic will be Cross Talk. 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 Blessed But Unthankful. 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 and youth group Wednesdays at 6 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 Complainer at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, this Sunday’s topic will be God Builds a Nation in The Story sermon series at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday 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 The Armor of God: The Sandals of Peace. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Youth group at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Erin Hogan will talk about her upcoming mission trip with The World Race Organization at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Tom Burris will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on The Faith of Friends. 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 Faithful Following. The Parish Choir will sing at the second service. Sunday school for all ages 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 Stephanie Steel will lead the informal communion service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday in The Tree of Life Worship Center and the traditional communion worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The New Spirit Praise Band will provide music for the 8:30 early service. Music by St. John’s Senior Choir. Mid-week Joy at 7 p.m. Wednesday with teaching time with Pastor Edward 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 Abs of Steel at the 8:30 a.m.and 11 a.m. communion services Sunday. Bible study at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Friends Feeding Friends free lunch in Luther Hall 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, communion at 7:45 a.m., child-friendly communion services at 9 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on Who Do We Say Jesus Is? Sunday school at 10 a.m. for all ages. Mid-week communion and prayers for healing Wednesday at 11 a.m. Bible study Thursday at 11 a.m. Motorcycle Mass today at 6 p.m. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services. His sermon will be based on Genesis 22:1-19. 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 16th 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 Bucket Lists: Visions and Hope are Inspirations of the Heart 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 Love Over Knowledge at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. A study of Isaiah begins at 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The study I Have Good News for You begins Wednesday at 7 p.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 Living into the Promise. Backpacks used in Micah’s Backpack ministry will be blessed.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on The 16th Sunday after Pentecost at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday.

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 Claiming Our Faith.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak on Second Great Awakening! at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Terry Sharer will be liturgist and Charles Grab will give the children’s message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m. Reveal worship service at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Ken Fizer will deliver the message Jesus Vs. Zeus at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at Leitersburg Park. A covered-dish picnic followed by children’s games and activities will be held after the service. 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 10:10 a.m. communion services Sunday. His topic will be Guess Who. Centering prayer eucharist at 5:30 p.m. Christian education for all ages at 9 a.m. Coffee house at 7 p.m. featuring Travelogue of Monasteries and Early Christian Sites in Egypt and Turkey.

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 Trillion Dollar Question.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium. Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will continue the sermon series The Basis of Belonging: Chosen as God’s Possession. This week’s topic will be You Only Live Once. Classes for first- through fifth-graders and programs for infants through kindergarten are offered. Middle school and high school students meet at 11 a.m. Adults meet at 11 a.m. for iGrow. High school and middle school youth groups held at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Hagerstown, Charley Thweatt will share original music and a message at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. A potluck meal will follow the service with a concert of Thweatt’s music at 1 p.m. Cost is $20. 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 A Matter of Faith at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry Lowans will speak on Bucket Lists: Visions and Hope are Inspirations of the Heart at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Music will be provided by the children’s vocal choir with Eric Bender on drums and Michaela Partlow on tambourine. A time of hymn singing Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic Watch Out That No One Deceives You at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Contemporary service on the fourth Sunday of the month at 9 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will lead the congregation in a Back to Church Sunday 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. service on Welcome the Child. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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