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Religion - Speakers and topics

July 19, 2013

Beaver Creek Christian Church, the Rev. Mark Curran will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Living in Christ.” Sunday school follows worship.

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Food for Thought.” Joyce Minnick will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Becky Hein will preach at the 9 a.m. service Sunday on  “Close to God.” Chuck Waltemire will be soloist. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, the Rev. Linda Warehime’s topic will be “Chocolate Anyone?” 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.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, Pastor Bob Stone’s topic will be “Peace for Our Times” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m. evening worship, studies in the book of Acts.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on “I’m Telling Jesus on You” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Bible study for adults at 9:30 a.m.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Good Soil.” Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Britnee Harbaugh will speak 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 “Walking Worthy.” Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Vacation Bible school at 6 p.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, Pa., Daryl Leaman will speak  Sunday at 10:30 a.m. 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. services on “Only One Thing.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, the Rev. Terry Foor’s topic will be “Who Loves Ya, Baby?” 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 Dependence.” Nicholas Bofenkamp and Moira O’Brien will be liturgists, and Meserole 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 “Life.” 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 “Reaching Friends and Family.” 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 “A God Concerned with Everything” 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. services Sunday. The topic will be “All I Really Want Is ....” 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 “Lifestyle Makeover.” Sunday school for children held during worship.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on “Help Wanted.” Lynda Matheny 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 — Believes in What It Hopes For.” Fresh Start worship service at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Go to www.emmanuelumc-hagerstown.org.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak on “The Recipe” 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 “Making His Mission, Our Mission.” Children’s church at 10:30 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Greg Kell will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on “Remember the Lord.” Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on “I Come Quickly” at the 7 p.m. service. Family night Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Buck Summers will speak 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 “Hope”  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 Tim Ritchey Martin will speak on “1 Eternal Life Way” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The praise band, Works in Progress, will offer special music. 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. This week the 11 a.m. service will be in Fellowship Hall and celebrate the completion of vacation Bible school. Sunday school at 9:40 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Church, Falling Waters, W.Va., vacation Bible school celebration will be at 10 a.m. Sunday. The children will lead the celebration. A potluck picnic will follow. Dress casually. No Sunday school.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri’s sermon will be “Distracted and Dangerous” 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 “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 “And Who Made You the Boss?” Adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Children’s church at 10 a.m.

Lighthouse Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mark Chapman will preach on the topic “How About Your Heart?” Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic at the 6 p.m. service will be “No More Offerings.” 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 “Too Many Distractions.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Go to www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Love Grows Here Church, Sharpsburg, Pastors John Torrence and Cathy Ammlung will lead the 10 a.m. service. The sermon will be “At His Feet.” 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 “You Can’t Take It With You!” Harry Isard will be worship leader. Oldies But Goodies will meet for its monthly carry-in meal after the service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 5:45 p.m. Children’s activity Friday, July 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will share the message at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Contend for the Faith.” 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 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 will be “The Disciples’ Prayer” No Sunday school during summer.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on “Having the Last Laugh” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, Pastor Jeanne Befano will be the guest speaker at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 10 a.m.

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

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on “The Second R in John 4-Teen” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Club for ages 3 to adult, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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 on “When God Says ‘Welcome.’” Amy Miller will provide special music. 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 Sunday on “Sitting at the Feet of Jesus.” 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 “Show Me a Miracle.” 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, Bishop Rob Patterson’s topic will be “Life Isn’t Fair! So What Now?” at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children’s church is provided.

Park Road Bible Church, Rebecca Stottlemyer, missionary to Senegal, West Africa, will speak 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, the service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Camp Harding County Park, Pectonville, Md. The service will be outside and include a baptismal service in the creek following the service.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor Ian Grant Spong’s topic on Sunday will be “Love God by Sitting at the Lord’s Feet.”  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 of Pleasure” 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, Keith Sandell will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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

St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will speak Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services on “Focused Verses Distracted.” Jonathan Leonard 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. Community Cafe will be open for free lunch Saturday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 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 “Giving Heed.” Music at the 8:30 a.m. service will be by New Spirit Praise Band and by soloist Gail Farmer 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 “The Church Needs Both.” Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m. Friends Feeding Friends free lunch will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in Luther Hall.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45 , 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Stuart Wright, canon from the Diocese of Maryland, will speak  Sunday at all services. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor Eric Moser 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 “Christ in Us” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Marilyn Janus will be guest musician.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, a lay-led service will feature personal testimony 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 “Having the Last Laugh” 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 “Remembering.”

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on “Stool Theology” 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 “The Place to Be” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. David Kaplan will speak on  “Too2 Busy to Hear” 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. communion service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Jim Peyton will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on “Staying Focused.” 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 “What Do You Believe?” 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 “Not a Matter of Either/Or.” Celtic 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 “The Better and the Best” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Tri-State Fellowship, Pastor Randy Buchman will speak on “Praying with Confidence” in the Impulse: Prayer in the Book of Acts sermon series at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday in the auditorium. Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak on “It Gets Better: The Gospel and Homosexuality” in the College Sundays series at 9:30 a.m. in the high school rooms. 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, the daily practice of gratitude to focus creative energy on the good in life, thereby multiplying it will be explained at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Children’s Circle available. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, email unityhagerstown@live.com or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Van Lear Brethren in Christ Church, Williamsport, Randy Taylor will speak on “Set on Fire for Jesus” 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 “Christ in Us.” Terra Deatrich will provide special music. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Welty Church of the Brethren, Pastor Michael Manthos will lead the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “The Psalms: God’s Treasure Chest.” 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 “Committed Followers of Jesus” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Williamsport United Methodist Church, guest speaker Nancy Manuel’s topic will be “Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing” 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 “Mary and Martha.” Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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