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Religion - Speakers and topics

April 05, 2013

Beaver Creek Christian Church, the Rev. Mark Curran will speak Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on “Easter Power.”

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Carl Byrd will speak Sunday at 9 a.m. on “Seeds of Faith Throughout the Generations.” The chancel choir will sing. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Pastor Linda Warehime will speak Sunday at the 8:45 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services on “Can You Believe It?” Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Adventure Time for children meets during the 11 a.m. service. Call 301-733-8387.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, Pastor Bob Stone will speak Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on “Joy For All.” Signed service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship is at 7 p.m.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “Don’t Play With Fire.” The service will include a child dedication.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “The Order of the Towel.” Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs are at 6:45 p.m.

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

Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Jay Fretz will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “The Reason for You.” Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will lead the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. There will be a chancel drama titled “Testimony From Thomas!” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Latino/Hispanic worship is at 10:45 a.m. Prayer, Praise and Word is Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Wesley Boyer will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “The Resurrection Opens Closed Doors.” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study on “Peace in the Midst of Crisis” led by Lois Boyer will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the Cumberland Valley Relief Center. Prayer gathering is Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the church.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak Sunday at 8:15 a.m. communion service with the praise band and singers and the 10:45 a.m. communion service with the choir on “But Believe.” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study is Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Gregg Meserole will speak Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on “The Pattern for Our Lives.” Mindy Lohman-Hinz will be the liturgist and Barb Barnes will bring the children’s story. Sunday school is at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, the Rev. Terry Foor will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “Endings and Beginnings.” Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be “Unreality.” Sunday school for people up to age 20 is at 10:30 a.m. There are services the first and third Wednesdays 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 “Baptism: Where We Have Been Right.” Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. Midweek service is Thursday at 7 p.m. For transportation, call 301-964-2411.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will speak Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on “What Have We Seen?” Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Vicar Joel Fridgen will speak Sunday at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. on “Locked Out.” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Be Our Guest Breakfast follows the 10:45 a.m. service.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renée L. Mackey will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on “Being in the Right Place at the Right Time.” Sunday school for children and youths is held during worship.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak Sunday at 10:35 a.m. on “What Difference Can You Make?” Ray Kline will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will speak Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on “Daily Living as Disciples — Overcoming Doubt and Fear.” Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on A Warning Against Laziness.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak Sunday at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. on “A Doubtful Room.” Sunday school is at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak Sunday at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. on “The Significance of Jesus’ Resurrection for Our Lives.” Children’s church is 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 are Sunday at 6 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on “How Did We Get to This Point?” Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. Fisler’s topic at 7 p.m. will be “The True Worship of God.” Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak Sunday at 10:40 a.m. on “Life Changes.” Christian education classes are at 9:30 a.m. 606 Family Gathering is Wednesday at 6:06 p.m. with a meal and groups for all ages.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will speak Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on “Post Easter Implications.” Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, a contemporary service with an informal approach to worship is Sunday at 9 a.m. and a traditional service is at 11 a.m. Pastor Ed Poling’s topic will be “Believing Without Seeing.” Sunday school is at 9:40 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will speak Sunday at the 9 a.m. traditional service and 11:15 a.m. contemporary service on “Shut Up.” Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will read from Acts, Psalm 118, Revelation and John on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 11 a.m.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Clear Spring, coffee, fellowship and class Sunday at 8:15 a.m. features “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.” Senior Pastor Dennis Whitmore will speak at 10:30 a.m. on “Meeting God in the Secret Place.” Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. Bible study is Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the Book of Hebrews.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Bill Warehime will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “A Man Is Framed.” Adult and children’s Sunday school are at 9 a.m. Just Kids’ Church is at 10:30 a.m.

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, David Irving, a missionary from Brazil, will speak Sunday at 10:35 a.m. on “That My House Might Be Full.” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Ladies Bible study is Saturday, April 13, at 9 a.m. Go to www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Love Grows Here Church, Sharpsburg, Pastor John Torrence will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on “Believe: You Are Loved.” Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the sermon and children’s story Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Her topic will be “All We, Like Sheep!” Brian Spielman will be worship leader. The Manor Choir will sing. New members will be received. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. A carry-in fellowship meal follows the service. Wednesday Bible study is at 5:45 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. on “Running in Life’s Arena.” Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth group meets Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m., and adult Bible study and prayer and Awana are at 7 p.m.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Rob Wetzel will speak Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional worship services on “Do You Have to See to Believe?” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. communion service on “Surprise! He’s Alive! Part II.”

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will speak Sunday at 8:45 a.m. on “Shame on You.” Christian education is at 10 a.m.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, Md., the Rev. Mary Worrel will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on “Witnessing Through Doubt.” Sunday school is at 9 a.m. Children’s church is provided.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, the Rev. Stephen Robison will speak Sunday at the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:45 a.m. informal service on “He Said What?” Special music will be provided by the OtterBells. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark Mooney will speak Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:50 a.m. traditional services on “Believe It!” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Call 304-263-0342.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “The Bread and Water Diet.” Sunday school is at 9 a.m. Rickard is conducting a Bible study on Wednesdays at 6:50 p.m. Children’s activities and youth group are Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak Sunday at 10:45 a.m. on “Communion — The Mark of a True Disciple.” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study are at 7 p.m.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr. will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. on “Pull the Weeds Out.” Sunday School and youth group are at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor W. Scott Summers will speak on “Finding Amazing Grace.” Services at Mount Carmel are at 8:50 a.m., St. Paul’s at 10 a.m. and Park Head at 11 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, senior minister Don Conley will speak Sunday at 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. on “New Beginnings” in The Story sermon series. Sunday school is at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday activities are from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mark Sandell will speak Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on “Jesus Is There.” Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth group is at 6 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, an Easter cantata will be presented Sunday at 10:45 a.m. There will not be an 8:15 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:30 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 “Various Ways We Believe.” Soprano Robin Spickler will sing at the second service. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. A service of healing and communion is Thursday at 12:10 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor James D. Riley Jr. will speak Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on “All Alone.” Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Bible study is Wednesday at 1 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will speak this Scout Sunday at 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. on “The Mark of the Nails.” Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Scouts will be honored at the 9 a.m. service. Motorcycle Mass is Saturday, April 13, at 5 p.m. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. Stanley Steele will speak Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. communion services. His sermon be from Luke. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. Sunday school youths will present an Easter skit at the 10:30 a.m. service.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Church Road, Pastor Eric Moser will preach from John on Sunday at 8:45 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. communion service on “Risky Business.” Greg Martin will be guest musician.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “Living Hope.” Christian education is at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies are Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. communion service on “Surprise! He’s Alive! Part II.” Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will speak Sunday at the 9 a.m. communion service on “Christ is Risen! Now What?” Bible study is Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. on “21st Century Christianity — Doubt, Trust, Faith.” Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Mary L. Ricketts will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on “Christ’s Witnesses Today.”

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser’s sermon will be from John on Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. communion service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

St. Peter’s (Beard’s) Lutheran Church, the Rev. Thomas L. Perry will speak Sunday at 9:15 a.m. on “On the Eighth Day.”

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on “Hard Times.” Liturgy and the children’s message will be provided by the Salem Youth Group. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Ken Fizer will speak Sunday at 9:15 a.m. on “With God All Things Are Possible!” Sunday school is at 10:40 a.m. Go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. John Edson will speak Sunday at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services. Children’s education is at 9:45 a.m. There will not be a 5:30 p.m. service.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, lay leader Sandy Shirey will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “A Peace Filled Journey.”

Tri-State Fellowship, there will be a service Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. A sermon series called “Cross Words” continues. Senior Pastor Randy Buchman will speak on “I Feel Worthless.” For study resources, go to www.crosswordstsf.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 meet at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Habbakuk will be explored at 11 a.m. Adult discussion is at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Circle is at 11 a.m. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940 or send an email to unityhagerstown@live.com.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “The Fig Tree.”

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak Sunday at the 11 a.m. communion service on “Risky Business.” The adult chancel choir will sing. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. on “When Death Strikes ...” Sunday school is at 10 a.m. A contemporary service is the fourth Sunday of the month at 9 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. on “The Miracles of Jesus.” Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

Williamsport United Methodist Church, the Rev. Susan E. Boehl will begin a sermon series called “I Have Seen the Lord” on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Children’s church will be held during worship. Adult and youth Sunday school are at 10:45 a.m.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak Sunday at 11 a.m. on “Creation — A Good Earth.” Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

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