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Religion - Speakers and topics

August 09, 2013

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Debbie Keefer and Pastor Rachel Black will share highlights from the 2013 annual conference at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Erin Gaines will provide special music. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Carl Byrd will preach at the 9 a.m. service Sunday on the “The Seeker, The Oblivious, The Instrument of God.” Music will be provided by Grace and Andrew Simonson. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Melissa Richardson will share her message “Don’t Stop Believing” 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 “Opportunities to Share Jesus” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Touch time at 10:30 a.m. Evening worship and Bible quiz night at 7 p.m. Sunday. Date night Friday at 6 p.m. at Park & Dine, Hancock.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. David Caldwell will preach on “Purpose” 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 “Sighs or Prayers?” Charles Wasson 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. The sermon will be “Meaningless Offerings.” Esther Kidwell will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Baptist Church, Boonsboro, Evangelist Tim McVey will preach at the 10:20, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services Sunday.

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

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Wes Boyer will present the message at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. The topic will be “Let the Pastor Move Over” in the “Make Your Move” sermon series. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Prayer gathering Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak Sunday at 8:15  and 10:45 a.m. communion services on “Invest in Heaven.” 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 “Simple” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, Pastor Gregg Meserole will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Living with Hope.” Larry Hoeck will be liturgist, and Judy Bowman 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 “Spirit.” 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 “Why Does God Love Us So?” 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 “Living Our Faith” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Vicar Joel Fridgen will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be “Aggravation.” 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 “Alternate Reality.” 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 Iceman Cometh.” Charles “Bucky” Houser will be worship leader, and Annette Deener will give the children’s message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on “Is Grace Amazing?” Rowland Litten will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday will feature an old-time hymn sing. 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 “Contend for the Faith.” The Lumber River Quartet will perform.

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak on “Cloudy With a Chance of Witness” 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 “Why Does God Allow Suffering, Misfortune and Death, Part II.” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. 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 “The Heart of the Gospel.” Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on  “The Word of the Lord is Truth” at the 7 p.m. service. Family night Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Legs to the Promise?” 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 “Kin” on Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

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

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri’s sermon will be “Thieves of Hearts — Thieves of Hope” at the 5 p.m. worship Saturday; 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.” Pastor Dennis Whitmore will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Sin of Indifference.” 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 “New Math — Jesus Style.” 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 Lord?” on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Chapman will preach on “A Heart Stealer” at the 6 p.m. service. Sunday school and children’s programs offered. Call 240-347-2320 or go to www.lighthousehagerstown.com.

Longmeadow Church of the Brethren, Linda Strite will speak at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on “It is Written.” 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 “Prepare.”

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 “Let Them Come!” Jack Nerlinger will be worship leader. The service will include the kickoff of vacation Bible school. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. There will be no Bible study this week due to vacation Bible school.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will share the message at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “The Delays of Our Lives.” 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 Gospel of Disney — Aladdin.” No Sunday school during summer.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, Pastor Darrell Layman will speak on the “Gospel of Luke” 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 “Do Not Be Afraid” at the 8:30 a.m. service. Adult Sunday school follows the service.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on “What Hinders Me?” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Baptismal service at the home of Lauren and Betty Horst at 4:30 p.m. Bring a snack to share. Wednesday Bible Club for ages 3 to adult on 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 “One Flock — Many Folds.” New members will be received. 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 “To Whom Much is Given ...” on Karate Ministries Sunday. 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 “The Chance of a Lifetime.” 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 will speak on “Living in Humility” in the “Life Now and Then” sermon series at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services. Children’s church is provided.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday on “The Holy City.” 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 “A Race to Run” 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 Ian Grant Spong’s topic Sunday will be “Treasure in Heaven.” 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 “What is Heaven Like?” in the “Spoiler Alert” 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 “Rain.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will bring the message “By Faith ...” at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school will resume on Sept. 8.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will speak Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services on “Walking by Faith.” Tenor Brady Myers will provide music at the second service. Youth Sunday school resumes in the fall. Service of healing and communion Thursday at 12:10 p.m.

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Deacon John Cozzoli will lead the 8:30 a.m. informal communion service and the 11 a.m. traditional service on Sunday. Music at the 8:30 a.m. service will be by New Spirit Praise Band and at 11 a.m. by soloist Jordan Cannon. Pastor Edward Heim will lead Mid-week Joy at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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 “Safe and Secure.” 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 O. Weatherholt will preach on “The Unexpected Hour” at all the services. 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. service. The topic will be “Finding True Treasure.” 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. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on “Know Yourself” 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 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” 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 “Of Silt Fences and Foundations.” Bible study is at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Thursday.

St. Paul’s Reformed Church, Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak on “Who’s Your Boss?” 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 Abundance of Our Lives” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine V. Swinehart will speak on “Living in God’s Time” 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, Pastor Stephen Wagoner’s topic will be “Did You Know?” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Pat Ebersole will be liturgist. Richard Harbaugh Jr. will give the children’s message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Nancy Tabb will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on “Forgiveness by the Numbers.” 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, an old-fashioned hymn sing will be held during the  9:15 a.m. service on 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 and 10 a.m. communion services Sunday on “Be Prepared.” Centering prayer and communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Healing and communion at noon Wednesday in Parish Hall.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, Lay Leader Louie Thomas will deliver the sermon “We Will Be True” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Tri-State Fellowship, Senior Pastor Randy Buchman will speak on “Praying as Worship” 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, Elton Horst will discuss “Certainty and Doubt— How People have Transcended Opposites in the Past, and How They can Transcend Such Opposites Now and in the Future,” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Children’s Circle available. 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 “God is Still Good” 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 “Perfection.” 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 “Impact the Church” 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 “Faith to Move Forward.” Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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