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Religion: Speakers and topics

January 18, 2013

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will give the sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be God’s Hopeful Message. Jean Minnick will give the children’s story and Debbie Keefer will be worship leader. Time of sharing by the Disaster Response Project volunteers who recently returned from Prattsville, N.Y. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach on Clouds at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. John Holdway 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 What Can Happen? 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 continue his Heroes of the Faith series. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bring cans of soup each Sunday in January, which the youth are collecting for the needy.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on the topic When the Wine Runs Out: Scenes From a Wedding at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Fellowship meal and business meeting at noon.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on Our Pilgrimage and God’s Pledge. Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship service on Ingredients for a Growing Church. Pizza will be served.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. The topic will be To Each One. Esther Kidwell will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church,  Pastor Jay Fretz will speak on The Living and True God at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will give an illustrated talk on Your Gift is Important 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, guest Pastor Doris Doub will speak this Sunday at 8:15 a.m. communion service with the praise band and singers and the 10:45 a.m. communion service with the praise choir. The topic will be The Party Must Go On. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study will resume Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be A Glimpse of His Glory. Primary 1 church school class will be liturgists and Meserole will bring the children’s story. Church school for all ages at 11 a.m.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Life. 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 Does God Exist? — Betting on a Sure Thing. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Midweek service will resume Feb. 7. For transportation, call 301-432-6546.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton’s topic will be Anointed to Proclaim Good News at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. 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 The Life of the Party. 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 Love That Will Not Let You Go. 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 Let’s Party. Robin Dagenhart will be worship leader. 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 Choose Your Priorities Wisely. 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 What in the World is Going on in the World? A Look at the Middle East. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Shun Evil Counsel.

First Christian Church, the sermon topic for this Sunday will be Cana’s Wine at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services. Sunday school at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will lead at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be Walking in the Light. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Hosler will speak on The Grace Card at the 6 p.m. Bible study. Bible basic training, youth Christian coalition and Little Blessings at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on Under Grace. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Fisler’s topic at 7 p.m. will be Calling Good Evil and Evil Good. There will be a service by Pregnancy Ministries. Family night Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber’s topic will be The One True God at the 10:40 a.m. service Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Christian education classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. 606 Family Gathering at 6:06 p.m. Wednesday with meal and groups for all ages.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will speak about Gifts to Live: God Gives Spiritual Gifts to Live Out Our Baptism this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will speak on the topic Abundance 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, Water to Wine. The Brethren Bells will provide music at the 11 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:40 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will speak on the topic The Honour of Your Presence 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 from Isaiah, Psalms, I Corinthians and John 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. The topic will be The Light in the Shadow. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the book of Hebrews.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Bill Warehime will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The sermon topic will be Wine to Water? 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 this Sunday at the morning and evening services. Sunday school and children’s programs offered. Call 240-347-2320 or go to www.lighthousehagerstown.com.

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on Do You Have Your Coupon? Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Wednesday Bible study will resume Feb.13. Go to www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the homily and children’s story at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Cheryl Spielman will be worship leader. The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Bible studies at 3:45 and 5:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. Ray Roberson will preach on Forget It 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 Gifts and Talents 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 Emptiness. Christian education at 10 a.m.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, the Rev. Mary Worrel’s sermon topic will be Saving the Best for Last at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m.; children’s church is provided. Go to www.mtzionumcmyersville.org.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on the topic, The Frit of Joy, 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.

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 The Miracle That Wasn’t. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark Mooney will lead the 8:30 contemporary and 10:50 a.m. traditional services Sunday. The topic will be Here Comes the Bride! 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 Purpose Under Heaven. 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’s message will be Glorifying Guns this Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday on the topic The Bowl Judgments, part I. 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 service. The topic will be It’s Time to Take a Stand. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers’ topic will be Naked and Not Ashamed, 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.

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 Let Justice Roll Down Like Water. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Youth group at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will preach on the topic Different Spiritual Gifts at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school 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 Nehemiah: A Passionate Prayer Answered. 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 Love and Respect. The parish choir will sing at the second service. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Service of healing and communion Thursday at 12:10 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Edward Heim will lead the 8:30 a.m. informal communion service in the Tree of Life Worship Center and the 11 a.m. traditional service. Heim’s topic at the 11 a.m. service will be Wonder! Music at the 8:30 a.m. service will be by New Spirit Praise Band and at 11 a.m. by St. John’s Senior Choir and soloist Gail Farmer. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Midweek Joy is Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the worship center with teaching time with Pastor Edward Heim and music by New Spirit Praise Band.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor James D. Riley Jr.’s topic will be What Does it Mean at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m. Friends Feeding Friends free lunch in Luther Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on Children of God. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Tom Perry will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. service and 10:30 a.m. communion service. His sermon will be based on Luke. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Breakfast will be served by the ARK class at 8:45 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Church Road, Pastor Eric Moser will preach on the topic, Third Sunday After Epiphany, at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic More Than Enough at the 9:30 a.m. service Human Relations Sunday. Marilyn Janus will be guest musician.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on the topic Out of the Miry Bog at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. No Bible study this week.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic Gifts and Talents at the 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 service Sunday. The topic will be Gone Fishing! Bible study Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 7 p.m.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on Paying the Bills at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will speak at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday on the topic Third Sunday After Epiphany. 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 Pig’s Ears Into Purses.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, TEEM Minister Dennis Probst will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be The Tabernacle. Shelly Barr will be liturgist and Ed and Traci Davis 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 Jonah’s Story! 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 Where to Go When You’re Running Low 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 Annoyed into Action at the 9 a.m. communion service Sunday in Parish Hall. The annual parish meeting will follow. Centering prayer communion at 5:30 p.m.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson’s topic will be God’s Chablis at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium. A sermon series called Revive, the message of Deuteronomy will begin. Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak on Remember: Identifying God’s Activity. 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, two-part discussion on catching a vision, based on Michael Bernard Beckwith’s Visioning Process, this Sunday at 11 a.m. Children’s Circle at 11 a.m. 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 The Greatest in the Kingdom.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic More Than Enough. Human Relations Sunday will be observed. The adult chancel choir will sing. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Welty Church of the Brethren, guest Pastor Jeremiah Kelly will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. A contemporary service is on the fourth Sunday of the month.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will continue his series Life Lessons from the Sermon on the Mount 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 Vindication. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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