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Religion - Speakers and topics

November 16, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black’s sermon topic will be Perpetual Thanksgiving at the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. Mary Diehl will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9 a.m. A Thanksgiving meal will follow the service.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach on the topic Striving, Striving, Striving at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. The cherub and youth choir will sing. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Pastor Linda Warehime will preach at the 8:45 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. Her topic will be An Answer to Prayer. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Children’s church available.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone, will speak on Life is a Choice. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Bridge of Life, Justin Perrow will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Go to www.bridgeoflife.org.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on What to Put On. There will be youth participation. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship service on God’s Promised Presence. Pizza will be served.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Alan Smith will lead the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. His topic will be Forgiven. Lori Dagenhart will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Interim Pastor Wes Boyer will give the sermon taken from Galatians at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak on Still to Come at the 8:15 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 at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Putting First Things First. Abby Housel will be the liturgist and Cheryl Wilson will give the children’s message. Church school for all ages at 11 a.m.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Soul and Body. 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 the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will lead the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Song of Thanksgiving. 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. The topic will be Birth Pains. 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 Unseen Hand of God. Sunday school held during worship.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will give the sermon Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. The topic will be Thankful? Yes! Jason Malott 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 Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness. 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 at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on Thanks-Living. 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 Day is Coming.

First Christian Church, the sermon topic for the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services will be For a Children’s Thanksgiving. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. His topic will be Suffering Faith Buster. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. The Gudgeon Famiy will lead a praise and worship service at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on Rejoicing in Hope. Fisler’s topic at 7 p.m. will be The Beast Out of the Sea. Family night Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Sharpen Your Ax. 2013 budget meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday. 606 Family Gathering, 6:06 p.m. Wednesday.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, the Rev. Donna Ritchie Martin will speak on the topic Learning Thanks 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 bring the message, Percentage Living: Giving God to God of My Income. Sunday school at 9:40 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will speak on the topic Threading the Needle at the 9 a.m. traditional service and 11:15 a.m. contemporary service Sunday. Sunday school at 10:15 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. His sermon will be Amazing Grace. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies Wednesday at 7 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 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The sermon topic will be Fragile Temples. 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 One Way Only. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Go to 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 sermon topic will be With Dignity for All. The Manor choir will sing. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. No Bible study at this week.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will share the message Love Requires Faith, Not Fear at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Three-fold communion at 6:30 p.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 Conformed or Transformed? 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 The Things That Last at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday is 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 End Times. Christian education at 10 a.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on the topic, Our Response, at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Club at 7 p.m. with classes for ages 3 through adults. No classes this Thursday.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, the Rev. Stephen Robison will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:45 a.m. informal service Sunday. His topic will be A Matter of Timing. 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 Sunday. The topic will be Kindness — It’s Contagious. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor Jim Stauffer will give the message A Thoughtful Thanksgiving at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. There will be no early service. An offering for local and national ministries will be received. 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 Harvest of the Ungodly. 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. Mike Lida 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’ topic will be Hold On, this Sunday. 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 From Shepherd to King 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 O Give Thanks to the Lord. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Youth group at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will bring a message on Perseverance 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 Stooping Savior. 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 Fruitfulness. The children, youth and parish choir will sing at the second service. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Edward Heim will lead a traditional unity worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. His sermon topic will be Our Provocation. Music will be by St. John’s senior and children’s choirs; Khaliah Frost and Samantha Startzman, duet; and Pete Skopek, violinist. Congregational lunch and meeting will follow worship.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, communion at 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will preach on The Word of Life. 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. service and 10:30 a.m. communion service. His sermon will be based on Isaiah. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. After the late service, there will be a fellowship luncheon followed by the annual congregational meeting. Sign language at 10:30 a.m. service.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the 25th Sunday after Pentecost at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic Commissioned as High Priest. 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 One Gave Thanks at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. A luncheon and congregational meeting will follow the service.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic The Things That Last at 8:15 a.m. 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 Harvest Thanksgiving service Sunday. The topic will be Living in God’s Life Sentence. Bible study at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on The End of the Year is Nigh at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swineherd will speak Sunday on Just Between Us 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 25th Sunday after Pentecost at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school 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 Finding Hope in the Shadows.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on Always Giving Thanks. 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 preach on the topic Heroines of Faith at the 9:15 a.m. service this Sunday. 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 Birth Pangs at the 8 and 10:10 a.m. communion services Sunday. Christian education at 9 a.m. Centering prayer and 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 Temple Talk. Lectionary Bible study with Audrey Bussard at 9:30 a.m.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium. The sermon series, What Endures: Prophecy, Doomsday and Finding Hope in a World Full of Hurt continues this Sunday. Senior Associate Pastor Randy Buchman will speak on Tribulation. 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, the lesson will be A Case of Mistaken Identity this Sunday at 11 a.m. Children’s class held during the service. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940 or email unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the Rev. Dan Johnson will give the sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Evening worship with Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries at 6 p.m. The Rev. Dan Johnson will speak. Bible study at 9 a.m. Wednesday Oasis service with Nuvision Youth at 7 p.m. with a study on The Larger Christian Life.

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

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 11 a.m. service this Sunday about Commissioned as High Priest. Music will be by the church choirs will sing for Music Consecration Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The praise band, Prevenient Grace will present Contemporary Christian music, food and fellowship at 6 p.m. Sunday in LeFew Hall at the rear of 538 Washington Ave.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic What are You Thankful For? 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.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will speak on the topic This Lion is Not Sleeping at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

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

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