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Religion - Speakers and topics

October 12, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Fertile Soil will present music at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Jessica Minnick will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach on Reach Out Your Hand at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. The Cherub Choir will sing. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Pastor Linda Warehime will preach at the 9:30 a.m. Harvest Home combined service Sunday. A harvest meal will follow the service. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Donations will be received for Micah’s Backpack. Blessing of the animals at 4 p.m.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on the topic When the Stakes are High 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 Why Be Faithful. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday activities at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, this Sunday, the sermon topic will be I Have to Do What? at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional service. Esther Kidwell is worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Warren Watts will give the message The Anchor of Life at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Latino/Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak on The Last will be First at the 8:15 a.m. communion service with the Praise Singers and 10:45 a.m. communion service with the Praise Choir this Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study will resume at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23.

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 When Words Fail Us.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic The Behind-the-Walls Conversation. Liz Morris will be the liturgist and Judy Bowman will give the children’s message. Sunday school for all ages at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, the Rev. Terry Foor’s sermon topic will be Go Home at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Doctrine of Atonement. 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 in the Great Valley, Boonsboro, Paul Toothman will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on The Power of Prayer. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Midweek service at 7 p.m. Thursday. For transportation, call 301-799-9174.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will lead the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Giving It All Away. Adult Bible study is 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. Pastor Dan Otto will give the sermon. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renée L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic The Dark Night of the Soul. Sunday school held during worship.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic God’s Harvest. Rowland Litten will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on Making a Difference — God’s Love Letter. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org. Light Up Your Life service at 5:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Just a Little Pebble.

First Christian Church, the sermon topic for the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services will be Words That Comfort, A Word That Explodes. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak on Focus on Others, specifically, Operation Christmas Child at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. Larry Jaffrey from Light to Israel will speak during Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Bible study, children and youth programs at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Evangelist Don Currin will speak at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and each evening through Wednesday. The Glen Shank family will provide music and have a program for children.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Perfect Promises. Second Sunday praise at 6 p.m. 606 Family Gathering, 6:06 p.m. Wednesday.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin’s topic will be Have Mercy 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. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Ed Poling will share a message Can’t Get There from Here. Mark Leiter will present a Moment for Mission for Fahrney-Keedy Home and Memorial Village. Sunday school at 9:40 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Change the World Sunday with a brief 9 a.m. prayer service followed by a day of mission work in the community. No 11:15 a.m. service. Worship with communion at 7 p.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach on readings from Amos, Psalm 90, Hebrews and Mark at the 9:30 a.m. worship Sunday. Sunday school at 11 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 Nehemiah: Courageous Through Adversity in a sermon series called Courageous Living. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Courageous, and at 7:15 p.m. on I Never Thought I’d See the Day! — Culture at the Crossroads.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, Pastor Bill Warehime will lead the service and share the message Threading the Needle 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.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the children’s story at the 10:30 a.m. service. The sermon topic will be Reinventing Me. Brenda Shane will be worship leader. The Manor choir will sing. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 3:45 p.m. Wednesdays.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will share the message Motives for Spiritual Unity at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. 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 Share the Faith at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional worship services. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic Entering the Kingdom 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 Eternal Life.

Mount Zion Mennonite Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Craig Oury will be doing a pulpit exchange this Sunday. William Higgins, pastor of Cedar Street Mennonite Church will bring the message Honoring God’s Name at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 11:15 a.m.

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 Down with Tithing. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Richard Kroll will share the message at the combined 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The church’s sanctuary will be rededicated. Fifty-year members will be recognized during the service. Special music by the Berkeley County Strings Orchestra. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor Jim Stauffer will give the message Criticism: When It’s Time to Stop at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Children’s church is offered at the second service.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday on the topic The Redeemed are Sealed. 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, the Rev. Bruce Conley will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service.. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on Grow Up in Patience. 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, this Sunday’s topic will be Wandering 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. services Sunday. The topic will be The Act of Giving. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Youth group at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Lay Leader Sharon Cade will bring a message on Blessing or Curse? at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Laity 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 Not the Righteous, But Sinners. 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 Receiving Mercy and Finding Grace. 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 Edward Heim 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. Heim’s topic at the 11 a.m. service will be What is in the Way? The New Spirit Praise Band will provide music for the 8:30 early service. Music by St. John’s Senior Choir at the later service. Mid-week Joy at 7 p.m. Wednesday with teaching time with Heim and music by The New Spirit Praise Band.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, communion at 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on Who Belongs in the Kingdom — Part II. Sunday school at 10 a.m. for all ages. 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. communion service and 10:30 a.m. worship service. His sermon will be based on 1 Samuel. Laying on of hands and prayers for healing will be offered at both services. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Sign language at 10:30 a.m. service.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on The 19th Sunday after Pentecost at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Lay Speaker Katelyn Schindler will speak about Hope in the Sword at the 9:30 a.m. service this Blizzard Sunday. Gwen Pangborn will be guest musician. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. following the children’s message. Winter garments for Children in Need will be collected.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on the topic It’s the Lord’s Supper at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. A study of Isaiah at 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Basic Christianity is 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 Pray Boldly. Bible study at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic Entering the Kingdom at the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms’ message will be The Final Question at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak Sunday on Never Underestimate God 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 19th Sunday after Pentecost at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school 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 will be Bankruptcy.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak on the topic Complacency and Overconfidence at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Mary Lou Hollingsworth will be liturgist and Jenny Burger 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 Are You Listening? 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, Jamie Kenton, extension educator for the 4-H Youth Development Office of Washington County will be the guest speaker at the 9:15 a.m. service this 4-H Sunday. There will be 4-H displays; and 4-H youth members, volunteers, mentors, leaders will be recognized during the service. Sunday school at 10:40 a.m. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach on the topic Wealth and the Kingdom at the 8 and 10:10 a.m. communion services Sunday. Christian education at 9 a.m. Center prayer 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 Money Problems.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium. Senior Pastor Randy Buchman will continue the sermon series The Benefits of Belonging: Called for God’s Glory. This week’s topic will be The Fragrance of Love. Programs for infants through sixth grade 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 at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Ed Foote will discuss how to be happy from a spiritual perspective, rather than a material one using the book A Course in Miracles at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Children’s class held during the 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 at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday will be Desertion.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Lay Speaker Ann Mazingo will speak about the topic With God All Things are Possible at the 11 a.m. service this Blizzard Sunday. Music will be by the children’s vocal and bell choirs, and a duet by Ella Partlow and Jack Martin and obbligato by Molly Martz. A time of hymn singing Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Winter garments for Children in Need will be collected.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic How to Age 20 Years in Eight at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Contemporary service held on the fourth Sunday of the month at 9 a.m.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 11 a.m. service on Lifted by Love. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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