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Religion - Speakers and topics

February 22, 2013

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach on Is Your House in Order? at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. Heaven’s Harmony will sing. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m. Lenten Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

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 Wide Open Arms. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Children’s church available for infants to grade five. Wednesday Lenten series Giving Up Something for Lent reflections by Keith Hoffman. Call 301-733-8387.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, Pastor Bob Stone’s topic will be Easter is Coming at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Prayer and praise service at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Nathan West will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on What Am I Still Lacking? Gene Detrow will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, this Sunday, the sermon topic will be Loving the Lost at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional service. Lori Dagenhart is worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

By His Grace Ministries, Clear Spring, the Rev. Rodney Donaldson will minister at 7 p.m. today.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Jay Fretz will speak on The Cost of Truth at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the youth will lead the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday. Sunday school and Lenten study at 9:30 a.m. Latino/Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa., Bruce Campbel-Janz, executive director for MCC East, will speak this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 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 singers and the 10:45 a.m. communion service with the praise choir. The topic will be Your House is Left to You. 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. Marilyn Washburn will bring the sermon at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Jesus the Pray-er. Larry Sprankle will be the liturgist and Barb Barnes 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 Mind. 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’s topic will be The City That Rejects 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 sermon topic will be Killing the Messenger. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Mid-week Lenten services Wednesday at 7 p.m. with the topic Is There Anybody Out There? A potluck soup and sandwich will be held prior to the service at 5:45 p.m.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy’s topic will be The Spirit Moves at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Pastor Harvey Swanger will speak on Time with the Lord Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Pastor Alex Wooldridge’s topic will be Discipling from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Swanger will speak on Powerful Prayer at 7 p.m. Thursday. Raven House food distribution is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Men’s and women’s ministries at 8:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of the month.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will give the sermon Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. The topic will be Jesus and Pseudo-Sovereigns. Charles “Bucky” Houser will be worship leader and Belinda Rupp 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 Dora, Receiver of Living Water. Cheyenne Sampson will be 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 Disciple or Distracted? Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Recollection of His Father’s House.

First Christian Church, the sermon topic for this Sunday will be Capernaum: Fully Alive 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 Our Protection from the Evil One. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Hosler will lead the 6 p.m. Bible study on The Prayer of Jabez. Bible basic training, youth Christian Covenant and Little Blessings at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber’s topic will be The Present 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 Go! When All Else Says No! 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 Donna Ritchey Martin will speak on the topic Forgiven and Forgiving 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 Far Beyond Appearances. 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 40 Days in the Desert: My Way or the Highway! 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’s sermon topic will be Chicken in the Fox House 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 Headed for a Heartache. 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. Patrick Ricker will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The sermon topic will be Keys to Perseverance. 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 Living in a Cave this Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. service and at 7 p.m. the topic will be Grab the Opportunity. 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 In the Cradle. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Go to www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Love Grows Here Church, Sharpsburg, Pastor John Torrence’s sermon topic will be Take My Hand, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9 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 Did Mother Know Best? Dan Cole will be worship leader. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. The Lenten series Something God Alone Can See ... will continue Sunday. Everyone is invited to bring spring seeds and bulbs, either potted or to be planted in the sanctuary. Young adults will have a carry-in luncheon and activities after the service. No Wednesday activities this week.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will share the message Twisted Truths 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 Turning the Tables 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 lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Trust.

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

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Snook will speak on the topic, The Fruit of Goodness, 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 Words That Last Forever — Behold. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark Mooney will speak on Fear Not! at the 8:30 contemporary and 10:50 a.m. traditional services Sunday. The pastor will also lead a Lenten study during the Sunday school hour. 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 Gathering at the River. 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 continue a Lenten message series. This Sunday’s topic will be The Greatest Message Ever Given at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children’s church is held during the second service.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, a special service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and will include a concert by Journey of Grace Trio.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers’ topic will be Your Kingdom Comes 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 The Birth of the King 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 sermon at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be Lesson of Jonah. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The youth group will have a taco fundraiser at 12:15 p.m. Youth group at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will begin a sermon series based on Adam Hamilton’s book “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. This week’s topic will be Jesus’ Healing Ministry. 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: Reformation Confirmed. 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 Embracing the Unchangeable Truth. 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, Pastor Edward Heim will lead the 10 a.m. service of Sunday in the Tree of Life Worship Center. Music will be by St. John’s children, youth and senior choirs and the New Spirit Praise Band. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Lenten worship Wednesday at noon in Prince of Peace Chapel and 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 The Role of Fish 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 and 7 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on True Citizens 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. 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. praise service. His sermon will be based on Luke. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Church Road, Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane will preach from the book of Genesis, at the 8:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic Take Heart — The Foxes Will Fail, at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Greg Martin will be guest musician.

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

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will lead the 8:15 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Trust. 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 It’s All About Asking the Right Question. Bible study Tuesday at 10 a.m. Mid-week Lenten services Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 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 Gathered in by God at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, The Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on the topic One Way Covenant 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 Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane’s sermon will be from the book of Genesis at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

St. Peter’s (Beard’s) Lutheran Church, the Rev. Thomas L. Perry will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Hang in There.

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, TEEM Minister Dennis Probst will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. He will speak on the Gospel of Luke.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be A Different Teacher. Leslie Miller will be liturgist and Angie Brunner 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. 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 Spiritual Growth 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 development of the New Zealand Prayer Book at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday, which will feature liturgy from the New Zealand Book of Common Prayer. Adult education at 9 a.m., featuring a video from Anglican Communion about the Episcopal church’s ministry in South Dakota. Children’s education at 9:45 a.m. Celtic eucharist service at 5:30 p.m.

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

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, A New Heart based on Marcus Borg’s book “The Heart of Christianity” will be explored. Children’s Circle at 11 a.m. There will be a potluck after the service followed by a workshop on Mindfulness. The cost is $10. 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 Death of Lazarus.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic Take Heart — The Foxes Will Fail. Adult Chancel Choir will present music. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Wellspring of Life Family Worship Center, Clarion Hotel, “E” entrance, will hold Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, where Michael Irving will speak on No Appointment Necessary? Pastor Loretta McFarland will speak on Following God’s Lead at the 12:15 p.m. praise and worship service.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on the topic God’s Healing Care. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Brad Graybill will lead and speak at the contemporary service at 9 a.m. Sunday.

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

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