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Religion - Speakers and topics

July 12, 2013

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Melissa Richardson’s topic will be “Go and Do Likewise” at the 8:45 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Call 301-733-8387.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on “Like Candid Camera, Your Neighbor May be the Person You Least Expect” 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 “The Power of Hope.” Gene Detrow will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 8:30 a.m. contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional worship services Sunday. Vacation Bible school Sunday celebration will be held. Victoria Bowers will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

By His Grace Ministries, Clear Spring, the Knight Family will minister in word and song at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Jay Fretz will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service on “Pride as it Should Be.” Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Rev. Al Clipp will lead the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be “The Fruits of Hope.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Latino/Hispanic worship at 10:45 a.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Wes Boyer will speak Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on “Open Our Eyes.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Prayer gathering Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steel will speak Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. communion services on “Go and Do Likewise.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Christ Reformed Church UCC, Shepherdstown, W.Va., the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach Sunday at the 11 a.m. communion service on “Auditioning for ‘The Good Samaritan’ Stage Production.”

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, the Rev. Terry Foor’s topic will be “Where There is No Vision ....” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, Senior Pastor Gregg Meserole will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Living with Abundance.” Bill Shank will be liturgist and Faith Mentzer will give the children’s story. Summer Bible study will follow the service. Church school is on break.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be “Sacrament.” 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 “Seeking God!” 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 “Praying People, Thinking People” 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 speak on “Thank God for Good Samaritans.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on “Obey Without Question.” 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 “Sins of Sodom — Says Who?” Emily Crabtree will be worship leader, and Jason Malott will give the children’s message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on “Recognizing Thirst.” Communion will be served. Joel Gaylor 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 Results.” Fresh Start worship service with the praise team will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the church basement. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Baptist Church, Bill Miller will speak at the 11 a.m. service Sunday on  “Making the Right Choice.”

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak on “Staying Put in Midian” 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 “Churches 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 “Let God Be God.” Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Dave Arnold from World Evangelistic Outreach and Solomon Gorvie from Sierra Leone will speak 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 “Prisoner or Partner?” 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 Curtis Ehrgott will speak on “Dreams and Visions” 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 “Healed for Service” 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, with a traditional service at 11 a.m. Annual conference delegates will report on the recent conference and present a DVD wrap-up of events. 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 II” 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 will be “Mercy Living” at the 5 p.m. worship Saturday, and on Sunday at the 8:15 a.m. worship in the sanctuary and the 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 “Believing Is Seeing” 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 Threads 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 “How to Start Your Day” Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic at the 6 p.m. service will be “When Jesus Isn’t There.” 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 and Pastor Cathy Ammlung will lead the 10 a.m. service. The sermon will be “Do This and Live.” Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor John Miller will share the message at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Miller will give a Kentucky Missions update and message from 3 John. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays, youth group at 6:15 p.m., adult Bible study and prayer and summer children’s ministry at 7 p.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on “Do This, and You Will Live” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, interim Pastor Rev. Darrell Layman will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 10 a.m.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Myersville, the Rev. Mary Worrel will speak on “God Called a Party and Nobody Came” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m.; children’s church is provided.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on “The First R in John 4-Teen” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Susan Hultsch will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:45 a.m. informal service Sunday on “Stop! In the Name of Love.” Ed Plank will provide special music. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney will speak Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service on “The Main Thing.” 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 “God Bless America.” 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 “Having a Competitive Spirit” at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children’s church is provided.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key’s topic will be “Christ’s Millennial Reign” 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 “What’s the Big Deal” at the 11 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist Churches of Big Pool, Pastor Ian Grant Spong’s topic will be “Who is Our Samaritan?” on 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 “Gods at War” in the Gods at War sermon series 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. services Sunday on “The Great I Am.” The Triennium Delegates will be commissioned at the 11 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning’s topic will be “Are We in Alignment with God’s Plumb Line?” 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 “God Is ....” 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 “Who is My Neighbor.” Soprano Kathy Gelles-Baxter 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. informal communion service and the 11 a.m. traditional service Sunday. The topic will be “The Big Question.” Music at the 8:30 a.m. service will be by New Spirit Praise Band and soloist Rebecca Ann Keller at 11 a.m. 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. services Sunday. The topic will be “A Third Option.” An ice-cream social will follow the second service. Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on “Who is Your Neighbor?” Sunday. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. communion service and 10:30 a.m. praise service. The topic will be “This is My Neighbor?” Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser will preach from the book of Luke 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 on “Agape” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Greg and Kyle Martin will be guest musicians.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler’s topic will be “God So Loved” 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 “Do This, and You Will Live” 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. The topic will be “The Good News for Everyone.”

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on “Stupid Questions” 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 “Here’s What it Looks Like” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine Swinehart will speak on “Mercy” at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Prayer gathering, Wednesdays 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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

Salem Reformed Church, the youth mission trip group will discuss their recent work at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The service will be in the Family Life Center. Members of Youth Fellowship will be liturgists and 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 “Good Ole Days.” 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. service Sunday on “Go and Do Likewise.” 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 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday on “The Neighbor and Being Neighborly.” Centering Prayer communion service at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Healing and communion at noon Wednesday in Parish Hall.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon “Singing Great Hymns of Our Faith” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Tri-State Fellowship, Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak on “Praying for Church Leadership” 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 youth group meets from 6 to 8 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Elaine Silver will sing at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. This week the service will be at Flowering Heart Yoga Studio, Smithsburg. A potluck meal will follow. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, e-mail unityhagerstown@live.com or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Valley Assembly of God, Hagerstown, there will be a guest speaker Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship at 6 p.m. with Royal Rangers and Girls Ministries. Wednesday oasis service at 7 p.m.

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

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on “Agape.” Michael Martin will provide special music. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

West End Baptist Chapel, Pastor Shane Wilt will speak on “Do You Believe” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Tom Freed will be worship leader. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Williamsport United Methodist Church, Pastor Susan E. Boehl’s topic will be “Christmas Everyday” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Children’s church during worship. Adult Sunday school at 10:45 a.m.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, the Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 10 a.m. service on “The One Who Showed Mercy.” Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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