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Religion - Speakers and topics

December 07, 2012

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean’s topic will be The Road to Your Heart at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. The cherub and youth choirs will sing. The Angle family will light the Advent wreath. 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 Prepare the Way. Communion will be served. 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 Special Mary. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Candlelight communion service at 7 p.m. Caroling at 5:30 p.m. today at Coffman Home and the neighborhood.

Bridge of Life, John Dean will preach 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 Unconditional Surrender. Charles Wasson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs 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 Love. Paul Heavner will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Pastor Wes Boyer will give the sermon The Everlasting Father at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Christmas caroling in the Greencastle and Chambersburg areas Monday.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak on Prepare the Way at the 8:15 communion service with the Praise Singers and 10:15 a.m. communion service with the Praise Choir this Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Christ Reformed Church UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb  will preach at the 11 a.m. communion service on Nobody Likes Change but a Wet Baby — and Apparently God, this Sunday.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the chancel choir will perform I Hear the Prophet Callin’ at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Pastor Gregg Meserole will be the liturgist and bring the children’s message. Church school for all ages at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, the Rev. Terry Foor’s sermon topic will be Transformation at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be God the Preserver of Man. 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 Something Great from Something Small. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Midweek service will resume after the first of the year. For transportation, call 301-799-9174.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. The topic will be Construction Zone. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Mid-week Advent service Wednesday at 7 p.m., preceded by soup and sandwich dinner at 5:45 p.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renée L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic The Life-Changing Fire. 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 The Lord of Shalom. Doug and Kristy Weaver will be worship leaders and light the Advent candle. Mary Jones 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 What was Known of the Shepherd? 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 The Angels Proclaim the King is Coming. Contemporary service and live nativity at 5:30 p.m. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Christian Church, George Frederic Handel’s Christmas cantata, Messiah, will be performed at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services. 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 Houses of Christmas. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Christmas variety show at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on An Amazing Prophecy. Children’s program at 7 p.m. Sunday. 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 The Benedictus. Second Sunday Praise — Christmas caroling, 6 p.m. Sunday. 606 Family Gathering, 6:06 p.m. Wednesday.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, the Rev. Tim Ritchie Martin will speak on the topic A Mighty Savior at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, the Rev. David Radcliff will bring the message When All Else Fails at the 11 a.m. traditional service Sunday. As part of the Spiritual Renewal Weekend, a continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. followed by combined adult Sunday school. Carry-in Advent dinner will be at 12:30 p.m. with a skit from the youth. Radcliff will have a presentation on the new community project after the meal.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will speak on the topic Christmas Presents: The Gift of Healing at the 9 a.m. traditional service and 11:15 a.m. contemporary service Sunday. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach the topic We Interrupt the Regularly Scheduled Holiday ... 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. His sermon will be The Virgin Birth. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on I Never Thought I’d See the Day! — Culture at the Crossroads.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, Rev. Bill Warehime will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The sermon topic will be When John Comes Knocking. Adult and children’s Sunday school at 9 a.m. Just Kids’ Church at 10:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Baptist Church, 15251 Falling Waters Road, Williamsport, Pastor Mark Chapman will preach at the 8:30 a.m. service on Thank God I’m Forgiven and at 7 p.m. on The Greatest Christmas Gift. Sunday school and children’s programs are offered. Call 240-347-2320 or go to www.lighthousehagerstown.com.

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 And Husband Makes Three! The Manor choir will sing. A dramatic presentation will feature Craig Hood. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Brian Spielman is worship leader. Mid-week Bible study this week will begin at 3:45 and 5:45 p.m.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. Ray Roberson will preach on Giving Up on Perfect 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 John Prepares the Way at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday on Prophet. Christian education at 10 a.m.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, the Rev. Mary Worrel will preach a series of sermons based on Mike Slaughter’s video series, A Different Kind of Christmas at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. This week’s topic will be Giving Up on Perfect. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Children’s church provided.

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 More Powerful Than a Locomotive. 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 Let’s Get This Straight. The Sunday school will share a Christmas program at the 10:50 a.m. service. 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 Let’s Blame God. 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 give the message Happy Holidays? at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. service 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 How to Celebrate Christmas. 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. John Koontz Jr. will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic Detour Ahead. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior pastor, will speak on Emmanuel in the Christmas Carols sermon series at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. 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 Mighty God at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will preach a series of sermons based on Adam Hamilton’s book, “The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem.” This week’s topic will be Joseph of Bethlehem at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Tom Burris will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on Life Changing Events. 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 Preparing the Way. The children, youth and adult choirs will sing at the second service. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Service of healing and communion Thursday at 12:10 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pastor Edward Heim will lead 8:30 a.m. informal communion worship in the Tree of Life Worship Center Sunday. His sermon topic will be A Coming Peace at the 11 a.m. traditional worship. Music at 8:30 a.m. will be by the New Spirit Praise Band. St. John’s senior choir and soloist Claudia Patterson will provide music at the 11 a.m. service. Midweek joy is Wednesday at 7 p.m. with teaching time by Heim and music by The New Spirit Praise Band.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Sunday school Christmas play will be presented at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9 a.m. for adults. Bible study 1 p.m. Wednesday. Friends Feeding Friends free Christmas lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Luther Hall.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Boonsboro, communion at 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt will preach on Prepare the Way. Children’s chapel at 9 a.m. 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. service. His sermon will be based on Joel. 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 at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Second Sunday in Advent. 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 Take Back Your Life and Prepare for God. Greg Martin and Kyle Martin will be guest musicians.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on the topic We Too Shall Rise at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. Study of Isaiah at 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Basic Christianity Wednesday at 7 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic John Prepares the Way at 8:15 a.m. communion 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 Where is Your God. Bible study at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Thursdays.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on the Having Your Potatoes and Eating Them Too  at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Mary L. Ricketts’ sermon topic will be Thanks for You! at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak Sunday on Get Set! 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 at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday on the topic Second Sunday in Advent. 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 So You Want to go to Bethlehem, Do You.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak on the topic Joseph of Bethlehem at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Denny Shifflett will be liturgist and Mary Lou Hollingsworth 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 Questions! 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 Preparing the Way at the 9:15 a.m. service this Sunday. The adult choir will perform their Christmas cantata, Season of Rejoicing. 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 So Where is the Voice Today? at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday. The Trinity Trollers, handbell choir, will provide music at the 10 a.m. service. Christian education at 9 a.m. Children’s education at 9:45 a.m. Communion with centering prayer at 5:30 p.m. The church will be on the historical society’s tour of churches from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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 R Word. Lectionary Bible study with Sandy Shirey 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 concludes this Sunday. Senior Associate Pastor Randy Buchman will speak on The Eternal City. 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 congregation will explore Waking Up in preparation for the birth of a greater awareness this Sunday at 11 a.m. Children’s class held during the service. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940 or e-mail unityhagerstown@live.com.

Valley Assembly of God, the sermon topic at the 10 a.m. service Sunday will be A Christmas Reminder. Bible study at 9 a.m. Wednesday Oasis service with Nuvision Youth at 7 p.m. with a study on Dying to Self.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine’s message at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday will be The Royal Christmas Story.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 11 a.m. communion service this Sunday on Take Back Your Life and Prepare for God. Music will be by the Kid’s Ringers and Singers. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic Let There Be Peace at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. The contemporary service is on the fourth Sunday of the month.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will speak on the topic A Generous Christmas 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 Peace — The Lord is With You. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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