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Religion: Speakers and topics

February 01, 2013

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach on It Makes the World Go Round at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. The chancel 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 Unexpected Call on Super Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Children’s church available for infants to grade five.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, Heavner Family Singers will present special music at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on the topic Love With Its Work Clothes On at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Bridge of Life, lead pastor, Terry King 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 Role Models of Our Time. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church,  Pastor Jay Fretz will speak on No Brag, Just Fact 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 speak on Called and Sent! 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.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Pastor Wes Boyer will speak on Effective Prayer at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak this Sunday at 8:15 a.m. communion service with the praise band and praise singers and the 10:45 a.m. service with the praise choir. The topic will be Going Home Again. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be Love. 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 Getting Through the “Prayoffs.” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Midweek service Thursday at 7 p.m., with a light meal provided by the youth at 6 p.m. For transportation, call 301-432-6546.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton’s topic will be An Edgy Prophet 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 Because I Said So?! Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renée L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. communion service Sunday on the topic Lasting Help. 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 Reverent. The Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack of the church will participate and lead worship.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Tom Fralin will speak on the topic God Can Use Anyone. Communion will be served. Ray Kline 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 America. 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 Call of Wisdom.

First Christian Church, the sermon topic for this Sunday will be Saxophone and Simeon’s Song 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 The Evidence of Faith. A baptism will follow the second service. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Hosler will lead 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 The Newness of the Spirit. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Fisler’s topic at 7 p.m. will be The Vials of God’s Wrath. Family night Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber’s topic will be The Impeccable Life at the 10:40 a.m. service 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 on the topic Discerning the Lord’s Will in the Light of God’s Love 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 Our Father at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Bill Caputo will bring the message Let Your Light Shine at the 9 a.m. informal worship and 11 a.m. traditional services Sunday. Special music by the Temple Choir and a scripture jam by the youth. Sunday school at 9:40 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will speak on the topic Act II 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 on readings from Jeremiah, Psalms, 1 Corinthians and Luke 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 Salt and Light or Lightly Salted? 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 I Remember You! 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 sermon and children’s story at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Her topic will be The Ties That Bind. Amy Chapman will be worship leader. The Manor Choir will sing. Local bagpiper, Patrick Willock, will play musical selections throughout the service and help with the children’s story. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. The monthly carry-in meal will follow the service. No Bible study this week.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will share the message Regret vs. Repentance at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays, youth group at 6:45 p.m., adult Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m., and Awana at 7 p.m.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. Ray Roberson will preach on Get in the Game at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional worship services. Following the 10:30 a.m. service the annual United Methodist Men Souper Bowl Sunday lunch will be held. Donations will support the Society of St. Andrews. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic Agape at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday.

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

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on the topic, The Frit of Patient Suffering, 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 Little Jesus Preaches, Part II — Gone to Meddlin’. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark Mooney will speak on It’s the Greatest! at the 8:30 contemporary and 10:50 a.m. traditional communion services Sunday. 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 Faith in Action. 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 What Do You Say About Ray on the Day of his Final Play? this Scout Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service. Boy Scout Troop 103 will participate.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr. will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. The topic will be Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers’ topic will be Spiritual Community: Stay at the Table, 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, Don Conley, senior pastor, will speak on The Return Home in The Story 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 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be Love is .... Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The Souper Bowl offering will be taken after both services. Youth group will not meet.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will preach on the topic Hometown Hero, part II at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion 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: Hostile Opposition Revealed. 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 Never Ends. The children, youth and adult choirs 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. communion service will be Are You Listening? 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. 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 Just a Nobody at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. Souper lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by the annual meeting. Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Church Road, Pastor Eric Moser will preach from the book of Luke, at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on the topic Blessed are Those at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic Agape at the 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 Forgiven! The annual congregational meeting will follow worship. 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 Just a Fan? 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 The Power to Change Lives at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser’s sermon will be from the book of Luke 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 Bold to Speak.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Undignified Greatness. Kylene Chase will be liturgist and Grace Grab 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 God’s Transforming Power Love! 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 The Weeping Prophet at the 9:15 a.m. communion 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 Having Authority at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday. Adult education at 9 a.m. Children’s education at 9:45 a.m. Celtic eucharist at 5:30 p.m.

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

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, will begin a series of lessons based on “The Heart of Christianity” by Marcus J. Borg 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 Sending of the Seventy Two.

Wellspring of Life Family Worship Center, Clarion Hotel, “E” entrance, will hold Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, where Buck Ledford will speak on Am I Ready to Serve? Pastor Loretta McFarland will speak on Living for Christ at the 12:15 p.m. praise and worship service.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will preach on the topic Let Go and Let God 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 Doubts, Liars, and God’s Voice. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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