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Religion - Speakers and topics

February 15, 2013

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service this Sunday. The topic will be from Luke 4. Jessica Minnick will be worship leader.  Sunday school at 9 a.m. All-Church Valentine banquet hosted by the youth will be held at 6 p.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach on Undefeated at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. The Hawfield Family 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 Temptations and Lent. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Children’s church available for infants to grade five. Pastor Melissa Richardson will lead the Wednesday Lenten series Giving Up Something for Lent. Call 301-733-8387.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on the topic Words Are What You Need in the Wilderness 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 A Personal Witness. Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Smith will speak at 6 p.m. praise and worship service on the topic, Standing Alone. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. The topic will be Fighting Temptation. Alan Smith will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Jay Fretz will speak on A Heavenly Valentine at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Earl, Pa., Pastor Wes Boyer will speak this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on the topic, Live at Peace. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Wes and Lois Boyer will speak at the 7 p.m. Sunday evening service and will give a presentation on their two year mission assignment in Kenya.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele 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 Full of the Holy Spirit. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Lenten service at 7 p.m., preceded by a soup and sandwich meal at 6 p.m.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Bruce Epperly will bring the sermon at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Jesus the Healer. The Rev. Gregg R. Meserole will be the liturgist and Branda Yeargan will bring 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. 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 Living with the Enemy. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Midweek service Thursday at 7 p.m. For transportation, call 301-432-6546.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton’s topic will be Into the Wilderness 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. Vicar Joel Fridgen will preach on the topic Living in a Conflicted World. 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 Paschal Sacrifice. 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 passion.com. Marilyn Young 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 Peter, Our Rock. The youth will be the worship leaders. 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 Disciple of Dreamer? Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Add Peace to Your Life.

First Christian Church, the sermon topic for this Sunday will be River and Wilderness: Beloved 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 Antichrists in the World. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Hosler will lead the 6 p.m. Bible study. Bible basic training, youth Christian Covenant 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 Who Shall Deliver Us? Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Fisler’s topic at 7 p.m. will be A Woman Rides the Beast. Family night Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber’s topic will be The Return 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 God’s Plans for You Persist 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 Give Us 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, Tested, this first Sunday in Lent. Sunday school at 9:40 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will speak on the topic 40 Days in the Desert: I Want That! 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 Deuteronomy, Psalms, Romans 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 When We Murder. 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 The Devil Made Me Do It. 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 on the topic The Land this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. service and at 7 p.m. Missionary John Harris will be preaching. Sunday school and children’s programs offered. Call 240-347-2320 or go to www.lighthousehagerstown.com.

Love Grows Here Church, Sharpsburg, Pastor John Torrence’s sermon topic will be They are Resistible, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will share the message The Weapons to Defeat Evil in Our Times 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 Two Parades at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional worship services. 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 Call Waiting. Christian education at 10 a.m.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, the Rev. Mary Worrel’s sermon topic will be Knowing the Word at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m.; children’s church is provided. The Lenten series, “The Way, Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” by Adam Hamilton, will begin.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Snook will speak on the topic, The Fruit of Kindness, at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday evening service at 7 p.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 Words That Last Forever - Paradise. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark Mooney will speak on How Tempting ... at the 8:30 contemporary and 10:50 a.m. traditional communion services Sunday. The pastor will also lead a Lenten study. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Paramount Brethren in Christ Church, Pastor Jim Stauffer will begin a Lenten message series. This Sunday’s topic will be The Greatest Message Ever Preached at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children’s church is held during the second service.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. 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, 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 Our Father , In Heaven, Hallowed ... 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 minister will speak on Rebuilding the Walls 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 share a dialogue sermon at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be Temptation. 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 Simple Equation: Confess + Believe = Saved 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: Renewing the Covenant. 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 Confrontation. 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. communion service will be The Unfolding Story. 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 with a duet with Claudia Patterson and Robert Crawford. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Lenten worship, Making Sense of the Cross will be at noon in the Prince of Peace Chapel and at 7 p.m. in the Tree of Life Worship Center.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor James D. Riley Jr.’s topic will be Cleaning Your Closet 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. Lenten services at noon in the chapel and 7 p.m. in the nave. Friends Feeding Friends free lunch in Luther Hall 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on Temptations this Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Conversations on Faith and Life from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic Rededicate Ourselves to God, at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Marilyn Janus will be guest musician.

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

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Mary L. Ricketts’ sermon topic will be Into the Desert at the 10 a.m. communion service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, The Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on the topic What’s Your Reply? at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Prayer time, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s (Beard’s) Lutheran Church, the Rev. David C. Baker will speak at the 9:15 a.m. communion service Sunday. The topic will be The Temptation.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Scandal. Jane Groves will be liturgist and Denny Shifflett 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 Journey to Jerusalem - Preparation. 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 Satan’s Lies at the 9:15 a.m. service this Heart Sunday. People are encouraged to wear red. 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 Heavenly Temptations at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday. Adult education at 9 a.m. Children’s education at 9:45 a.m. Centering prayer communion service at 5:30 p.m.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson’s topic will be Satan’s Benefit Package 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 continues. Associate Pastor will speak on Reflect: Character and Leadership. For study resources, go to www.revivetsf.org. 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, Faith Storms will speak on Prayer and Mental Health. 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 Jesus at a Pharisee’s House.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic Rededicate Ourselves to God. Adult Chancel Choir will present music.  Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on the topic Kindness is Not Dead. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. A contemporary service is on the fourth Sunday of the month at 9 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor John Miller will share what is happening on the mission field around the world at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Melissa Miller will provide special music. 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 Temptation. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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