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Religion - Speakers and topics

July 05, 2013

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Pastor Linda Warehime’s topic will be “How Do We Fix It?” at the 8:45 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. Children’s church is held during the contemporary service. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Call 301-733-8387.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, Pastor Bob Stone’s topic will be “America the Beautiful” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on “Hi, Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off to Work We Go” 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 “Move in Our Midst” Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Mike Kenney’s topic will be “What Are You Doing?” at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional service. Rob Galpin 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 “Belonging.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Wes Boyer will speak this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “Soar Like an Eagle.” Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Prayer gathering Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Guest Pastor Doris Doub will speak this Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. communion services on “Go In Peace, Serve the Lord.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Tuesday, July 16, at 10:30 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach at the 11 a.m. communion service on “When All Else Fails, Do It the Way You Were Taught,” this Sunday.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be “God.” 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 “Come to the Celebration.” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. For transportation, call 301-964-2411.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton’s topic will be “Minimalist Travel, Maximalist Gospel” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead and preach on “Peace Like a River” at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. A free Be Our Guest Breakfast will follow the 10:45 a.m. service.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on “The Follower’s Choice.” Sunday school for children held during worship.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on “RSVP to the Wedding Invitation.” George Stumbaugh will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Spirit Filled Church — Prays for the Nations.” Fresh Start worship service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on the topic “Human Responsibility ... God Absolute Sovereignty.”

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak on “Comfortable in Your Own Skin” 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 the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be “When the Church is on a Mission.” Children’s church at 10:30 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on “What Has Happened to God?” Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on “What John Saw; What John Heard” 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 “Bold Love” at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. Denver Murray, missionary to Mexico, will be a special guest. 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 Curtis Ehrgott will speak on “Pledges of Allegiance” 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, Md., Jeffrey Scott will speak on the topic “Down to the Nitty-Gritty” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message “The Dance Continues” at the 9 a.m. informal worship and 11 a.m. traditional services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:40 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., Pastor Terri Cofiell will speak on “The Dirty, Seedy Business of Discipleship, part I” 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 based on readings from Isaiah, Psalm 66 and Luke at the 5 p.m. worship today; and Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. worship in the sanctuary and 9:30 a.m. worship on the lawn.

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 “In God We Trust” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the book of Romans.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Bill Warehime will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday on the topic “The Stuff of Our Lives.” Adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Children’s church at 10 a.m.

Lighthouse Baptist Church, 15251 Falling Waters Road, Williamsport, Pastor Mark Chapman will preach on the topic “America — Let’s Rebuild the Foundations” this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic at the 6 p.m. service will be “Christian, Do You Care?” 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 “Yes ...Just Free.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible study at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 13. Go to www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Love Grows Here Church, Sharpsburg, Pastor John Torrence and Pastor Cathy Ammlung will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The sermon topic will be “An Invitation.” 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 “Little Ole Independent Me?” Adam Cook will be worship leader. The monthly carry-in fellowship meal will follow the service. Wednesday Bible study at 5:45 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will share the message “Responsibility to the Truth” 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 and summer children’s ministry at 7 p.m.

Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. Ray Roberson will share the message at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional worship services. The sermon topic will be “Called to be Blessed” No Sunday school during summer.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on “The Kingdom of God Has Come Near” at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, the Rev. Jenna Befano will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 10 a.m.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, Md., the Rev. Mary Worrel will speak on “When the Good Samaritan is Bad News” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m.; children’s church is provided.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Sabillasville, Md., Pastor Al Deal’s topic will be “On Being Sent Forth” at the 8:30 a.m. service. Adult Sunday school follows the service.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Tom Palmer will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:45 a.m. informal service this Sunday on the topic “Casey at the Bat?” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney will speak at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service on the topic “Harvest Time,” this Sunday. Communion will be served. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard’s message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is “A Wing and a Prayer.” 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 “United!” at the 10:45 a.m. service. Children’s church is provided.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key’s topic will be “Then,Now and in Heaven” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. 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.’s topic will be “Light the Sparklers” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor Grant Spong’s topic will be “Whoever Listens to You ...” 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, this Sunday’s message will be “Lead Follower — Lead By Following” at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday activities resume in the fall.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mark Sandell will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. communion services Sunday on “Raising of the Dead.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning’s topic will be “Our Allegiance” at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school resumes Sept. 1.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Brad Selan will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on “If ... Then ....” 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 “Loving With Our Whole Heart.” Mark Cook will provide music 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. informal communion service and the 11 a.m. traditional communion service Sunday. The topic will be “New Kinds of Heroes.” Music at the 8:30 a.m. service will be by New Spirit Praise Band and at 11 a.m. by a brass quintet. Heim will lead 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. communion services Sunday. The topic will be “A Job to Do.”

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45 a.m. in the church, and an  All-American hymn sing at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Center, followed by communion at 10 a.m. An ice cream social begins at 11 a.m. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on “Shaking Off the Dust” this Sunday. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Thomas Perry will preach and preside at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services. The topic will be “Training Mission.” Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Darrell Layman will preach from the book of Luke 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 “What This World Needs: A Savior” at the 9:30 a.m. communion service Sunday. Gwen Pangborn will be guest musician.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will continue his series on the gospel of John. This Sunday’s topic will be “Born Again” 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 preach on “The Kingdom of God Has Come Near” 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. The topic will be “God’s Transforming Grace.” Commissioning of vacation Bible school leaders will take place during the service.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on “Advance Men” 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 “Moving Out in Mission” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Darrell Layman’s sermon will be based on the book of Luke at the 10:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, Lay Speaker Jeff Mauck will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on “The Prison of Want.” 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 at the 9:15 a.m. communion service this Sunday on the topic “Freedom in Christ.” Sunday school at 10:40 a.m. For information, go to www.shilohumchagerstownmd.com.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon “The Gift of Failure” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Tri-State Fellowship, Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak on “Praying for Boldness” in the “Impulse: Prayer in the Book of Acts” sermon series at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday in the auditorium. Children’s summer program “God’s Backyard Bible Camp” for first through fourth graders continues as well as programs for infants through kindergarten. High school and middle school youth groups meet from 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, the theme will be letting go of resentments and/or limiting beliefs in order to make room for God’s good. Children’s Circle available during the service. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, e-mail unityhagerstown@live.com or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mike Stine will speak on “A Matter of Faith” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service on “What This World Needs: A Savior.” Praise band Prevenient Grace will provide special 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. Michael Irving will speak on “The Vine.” Pastor Loretta McFarland will speak on “Knowing God’s Glory” at the 12:15 p.m. praise and worship service.

Williamsport United Methodist Church, Pastor Patricia Bittner’s topic will be “Difficult Vs. Easy” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Children’s church during worship. Adult Sunday school at 10:45 a.m.

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