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Religion - Speakers and topics

August 02, 2013

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, vacation Bible school students will conduct the service at 9 a.m. There will be no Sunday school. Church picnic will follow the service in the pavilion.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, the Rev. Linda Warehime’s topic will be “Rich in God” 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 “Plan Ahead” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible quiz night at 7 p.m.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on “God Has Feelings Too!” 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 on “Enabling” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday adult Bible study at 6:45 p.m.

Brownsville Church of the Brethren, Esther Kidwell will lead the 8:30 a.m. and church picnic and traditional service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The sermon topic, “The Best Investments.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

By His Grace Ministries, Clear Spring, Pastor Jack Payne will minister at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Jay Fretz will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service on “Jesus Glorified in You.” Sunday school 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. The topic wll be “Real Wealth!” 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 present the message “Let God’s Spirit Move In” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. A Galilean Service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the pond on Ed Timmons’ farm. A watermelon party follows. Prayer gathering Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. communion services on “Treasures in Heaven.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, Judy Bowman will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Living with Gratitude.” Hannah Zeger will be liturgist and Barb Barnes 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 “Love.” 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.

Church of Christ in the Great Valley, Boonsboro, Paul Toothman will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on “Touching the World for Christ.” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. For transportation, call 301-964-2411.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Marilyn Washburn’s topic will be “Good Investments” 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. The topic will be “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Be Our Guest Breakfast follows the 10:45 a.m. service.

Downsville Christian Church, The Rev. Craig Jones will give the sermon, “Psalm Such and Such,” Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Jason Malott will be worship leader.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on “Is Freedom a Form of Slavery?” Ray Kline will be worship leader. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Shirley Anders, Mike VanNosdall and Chris Plumadore will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Spirit Filled Church — Gives Witness to the Goodness of God.” Fresh Start worship service will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

First Baptist Church, Pastor Thom Smith will speak Sunday at the 11 a.m. service on the topic “A Commendation for Your Generosity.”

First Christian Church, The Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak on “A Barn Full” 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 “What God Wants Us to Know.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., children’s church at 10:30 a.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak on “Strong and Coruageous” 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, Lay speaker Bob Butler will speak on “New Beginnings” Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin will speak on “Persistent Prayer” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The Donnie Grossnickle Family will provide special music. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message “Eight Deadly Thoughts: Gluttony,” 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 “Fertilizer Happens” at the 9 a.m. traditional service and 11:15 a.m. informal service Sunday. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Clear Spring, coffee and fellowship, and class at 8:15 a.m. features Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Guest speaker, the Rev. Andrew Kerr will preach 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 Treasures of Life.” 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 “A Dancing King?” Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Chapman will preach on “Where Are We Going” at the 6 p.m. service. Sunday school and children’s programs offered.

Love Grows Here Church, Sharpsburg, Pastors John Torrence and Cathy Ammlung will lead the 10 a.m. service. Sermon topic, “What Does it Profit?”

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the sermon and children’s story at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Bill Zepp will be worship leader. Kayleigh Chapman will present special music. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 5:45 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will share the message at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Let’s Make History.” 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 topic will be “The Lion King.” No Sunday school during summer.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on “Out of Focus” at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday.

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

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on “The Third 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 the topic “Until We Are Parted by Death.” Communion will be served. Elaine Smith 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 on the topic “Can’t Take It with You” Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Paramount Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Rickard’s message at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday is “Angels.” Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. The pastor conductings 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 will speak on the topic “Living in Harmony” in the “Life Now and Then” sermon series at the 10:45 a.m. service. Children’s church is provided.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday on “The Great White Throne.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday service at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer meeting and Bible study, 7 p.m.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr.’s topic will be “I Saw That” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m. Just Family will provide music.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor Ian Grant Spong’s topic will be “Dealing with Personal Injustices” 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 of Success” 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. Paul Wolverton 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 will bring the message “Standards for Holy Living” at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school resumes Sept. 8.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Brad Selan will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on “Love Your Neighbor, Serve Your City” Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Tommy Rogers will speak Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services on “Types of Treasures.” Baritone David McKinley and pianist Kathy McKinley will provide music at the second service. Adult forum at 9 a.m. Children’s 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 in Prince of Peace Chapel and the 11 a.m. traditional communion service Sunday. The topic will be “What’s of Lasting Value?” Music at the 8:30 a.m. service by New Spirit Praise Band and at 11 a.m. by soloist Isabelle Maina. Pastor Sherry Miller will lead Mid-week Joy at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45, 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Anne O. Weaterholt will preach on “Bigger Barns” Sunday at all services. Church picnic at Devil’s Backbone Park at noon.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. communion services. The topic will be “A Talk with Myself.” 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. communion service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on “In Ordinary Wrapping” 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 “Out of Focus” 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 preside at the 9 a.m. communion service. His topic will be “Standing with God.” Bible study at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Thursday.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on “Leave God Out of This” 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 “How Jesus Does Math” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, The Rev. Elaine V. Swinehart will speak on “What’s Important to You?” 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.

St. Peter’s (Beard’s) Lutheran Church, The Rev. David C. Baker will speak at the 9:15 a.m. communion service Sunday on “Sabbatical — A Time of Renewal.”

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, The Rev. Jim Peyton will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on “Who Me?” 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 Sunday on “Christian Values.” Sunday school at 10:40 a.m.

Trinity Episcopal Church, Chambersburg, Pa., the Rev. Patrick Pierce will preach at the 8 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday on “There Goes Jesus Again.” Celtic communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Healing and communion at noon Wednesday.

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

Tri-State Fellowship, Associate Pastor Chris Wiles will speak on “Praying for Mission” 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 do 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, Nancy Detrich will discuss “The Gifts of the Enneagram” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Children’s Circle available. A Healing Circle will follow the service.

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

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.

Williamsport United Methodist Church, The Rev. Susan E. Boehl’s topic will be “Just a Little More ...” 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 “Where is Your Heart.” Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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