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Religion - Speakers and topics

June 07, 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 “Saved to Serve.” Mary Medas will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9 a.m. A congregational business meeting will follow the service.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Pastor Linda Warehime’s topic will be “Our Provider Lord” at the 8:45 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Children’s church meets during the 11 a.m. service. Call 301-733-8387.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on “The Day a Funeral Got Interrupted” 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 “Objections to Hope.” Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, the topic will be “God Provides” at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional services on this Baptism and Graduation Sunday. Dave Hahn will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Jay Fretz will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service on “What About Leaders?” Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Wes Boyer will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “Are You Listening? Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Prayer gathering Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, during the church picnic Sunday at Doub’s Woods North Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak at the 11 a.m. communion service. The topic will be “God’s Good Creation.” Meal at noon. Games for all ages.

Christ Reformed Church UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach Sunday at the 11 a.m. communion service on “Relying on Trust to Convert the Risky into the Wise.”

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, the Rev. Terry Foor’s sermon will be “Celebration!” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, Senior Pastor Gregg Meserole will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Making Everything New.” Dave Engle will be the liturgist, and Judy Bowman will bring the children’s story. Church school is on summer break.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be “God the Only Cause and Creator.” Sunday school for young people up to age 20 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 “God’s Vision for His Church.” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Midweek service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For transportation, call 301-964-2411.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Marilyn Washburn’s topic will be “God’s Universal Love” 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. His topic will be “Who’s Got Your Back.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. No services or Sunday school at the church this week.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on “Faith Catch.” Sunday school for children 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 “The Fire Next Time.” 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., Bill Van Buskirk will speak. Rowland Litten will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Randall S. Reid will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Spirit-Filled Disciples — Mission Anything Possible.” Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on “Beauty of a Fountain.”

First Christian Church, the youth will lead and preach at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Youth Sunday services. The topic will be “Light of the World.” Sunday school at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be “Living by Faith.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. No evening programs until the fall.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on “If God Be For Us.” Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on “That Great City, the Holy Jerusalem” at the 7 p.m. service. Family night Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber’s topic will be “The Encouragement” at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will speak on “The Same As It Was at First” this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, a contemporary service with an informal approach to worship begins at 9 a.m. Sunday and traditional service at 11 a.m. Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message “The Miracle of Faithfulness.” Sunday school at 9:40 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will speak Sunday on “The Lord’s Prayer: Enough for this Day” at the 9 a.m. traditional service and 11:15 a.m. contemporary service. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach at the 5 p.m. service today, and Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. worship indoors and the 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn. Her topic will be on readings from I Kings, Psalm 30 and Luke.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Clear Spring, coffee and fellowship, and class at 8:15 a.m. features “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.” Senior Pastor Dennis Whitmore’s message will be “He Gave Them Power” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible studies Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the book of Romans.

Iglesia Tierra Prometida, meeting at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastors Linker and Luz Sanchez will speak on “Trusting God” at the 1 p.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for children at 2 p.m. Bible study for adults and children Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. Spanish service. Call 240-575-4899.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Bill Warehime will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic “Compassion to Action.” Adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Children’s Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Lighthouse Baptist Church, 15251 Falling Waters Road, Williamsport, Pastor Mark Chapman will preach on “What I Love About Jesus” Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Chapman’s topic at 6 p.m. will be “Help is on the Way.” Sunday school and children’s programs offered. Call 240-347-2320 or go to www.lighthousehagerstown.com.

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul Leatherman III will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on “His Heart Goes Out.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Go to www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

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 ‘C’ Team!” Dawn Smith will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 5:45 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will share the message “The Demas Disorder” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays, youth group at 6:45 p.m. and Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. Ray Roberson will preach and lead the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional worship services. The sermon will be “Naboth’s Vineyard.” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Raising the Dead.” Sunday school is 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 “My Favorite Scripture.” Christian education at 10 a.m.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, Md., the Rev. Mary Worrel will speak on “God’s Saving Grace” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m.; children’s church is provided during worship.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Sabillasville, Md., Pastor Al Deal’s message will be “Raising the Son” at the 8:30 a.m. service. Adult Sunday school follows the service.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on “D.U.I.” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Terry Land will share a traditional Passover Seder meal and discuss its significance at 7 p.m. Sunday. 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 s Sunday on “A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing.” Reception of new members at 8:15 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark Mooney’s message will be “My Call to Ministry” at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:50 a.m. traditional 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 “Having a Clear Conscience.” Sunday school for all ages 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 topic will be “Who is Your Biggest Enemy?” at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children’s church is offered at the second service.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “The Great Battle.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday 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. service Sunday. The topic will be “Every Now and Then.” Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist Churches of Big Pool, Pastor Scott Summer’s topic will be “Disciples: Relations” 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 will speak at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday on “Respectful Children” in the Modern Families sermon series. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.m. Wednesday activities will resume in the fall.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mark Sandell will preach on “Facing Fear, Trusting God” at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Vacation Bible school setup at 4 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will continue the Parable of the Sower sermon series. The topic will be “What Soil Type Are We?” 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 “Rehab: Woman of Faith.” 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 “Holistic Healing.” The parish choir will sing at the second service. Adult forum at 9 a.m. Youth Sunday school resumes in the fall. 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. Sunday service in the Tree of Life Worship Center and the 11 a.m. traditional service. Music at the 8:30 a.m. service will be by New Spirit Praise Band and at 11 a.m. by St. John’s handbell and senior choirs. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Graduates will be recognized at both services. Mid-week Joy at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the courtyard, weather permitting.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor James D. Riley Jr. will speak at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be “Just Ordinary.” Bible study 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. No Sunday school during summer.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. the Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on “Called Through Grace” Sunday. 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 worship. His topic will be “God is Present.” Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Gerry Rickel from the Community of St. Dysmas will preach 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 at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Death, A Natural Part of Life.” New members will be received. Marilyn Janus will be guest musician.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, a testimony service will be at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on “Raising the Dead” 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 on “A Conversation with God ....”

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on “The Reassurance of God’s Word” 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 will be “A Life Transformed” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Gerry Rickel from the Community of St. Dysmas at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on “The Good Samaritan.” Charles Grab will be liturgist, and Jennifer Burger will give the children’s message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Roger Martin will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on “The Countenance of a Christian.” 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 Armor of God” at the 9:15 a.m. service 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 at the 8 a.m. communion service at the church, and 10 a.m. communion service and picnic at Ruritan Park in Edensville, Pa. His topic will be “What Needs to be Brought to Life in You?” Centering prayer and communion service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Healing and communion at noon Wednesday in the parish hall.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon “I’m Not Sure” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, will continue the series “Keys to the Kingdom” at 11 a.m. Sunday. This week’s topic will focus on expanding personal vision and learning to trust the highest potential within. Children’s Circle available during service. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940 or e-mail unityhagerstown@live.com.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on “Jesus is Arrested” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service on “Death, A Natural Part of Life.” There will be baptisms, and new members will be received. The adult chancel choir will sing. 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 Buck Ledford will speak on “How Well Do We Communicate?” Pastor Loretta McFarland will speak on “Life for Christ” at the 12:15 p.m. praise and worship service.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos will lead the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “What’s Next?” 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 Shane Wilt will speak on “The Parables of Jesus” 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 10 a.m. service on “Compassion to a Stranger.” Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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