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Religion - Speakers and topics

August 16, 2013

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will give the sermon at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Jessica Minnick will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will preach at the 9 a.m. service Sunday on the “A Disappointing Garden.” Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Pastor Linda Warehime will share her message “Shocking Words from Jesus” at the 8:45 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. Blessing of Backpacks will occur at both services. Children’s Church 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 “Going Home” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Part five and six of a DVD will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday. Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, the Rev. Marshall Dunn will preach on “David and Bathsheba” 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 “Joy.” Bob Holsinger will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Smith will speak at the 6 p.m. praise and worship service on “Spirit Life.” Pizza will be served. 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 topic will be “The Great Cloud.” Vaughn Crowl 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 “Watch But Do Not Worry.” 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 Laity ‘Move Up.’” 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. services on “Jesus ... Division.” 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 “Time Out” 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 by Remembering.” Emily Everett and Abby Housel 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 “Soul.” 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 “Passing the Test.” Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. For transportation, call 301-964-2411.

Concordia Lutheran Church, Vicar Joel Fridgen will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. The topic will be “The Truth Hurts.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Keith Sandell will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on “Unfathomable Forgiveness.” 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 “Coming and Going.” Mary Jones will be worship leader, and Belinda Rupp will give the children’s message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on “Gods of Silver and Gold.” The youth will be worship leaders. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, worship will be at Doubs Woods Park at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There will be bluegrass music and a picnic. 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 “Contend for the Faith.”

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak on “Samaritan Questions” 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 III?” Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m.

Grace Brethren Church, Waynesboro, Pa., Pastor Larry Weber will speak at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Hanging by a Thread?” Threefold communion at noon. Christian education classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, volunteers who served in summer work camps will give their reports at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. They will also provide special music. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling will continue the sermon series “Eight Deadly Thoughts” 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., the United Methodist Women will lead the 9 a.m. traditional service and 11:15 a.m. informal service Sunday. They will share their ministry and mission. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastors Ron Schlak and David Kaplan will preach on readings from Jeremiah, Psalm 103 and Luke at the 5 p.m. worship today. Schlak and Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach on readings from Jeremiah, Psalm 103 and Luke on 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 “Finding Rest for Your Soul.” 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 “A Divided Unity.” Adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Children’s church at 10 a.m.

Lighthouse Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mark Chapman will preach on “My Advocate” Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Chapman will preach on “See the People” 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, Pastor Paul Leatherman III’s topic will be “Will Not Get Out!” at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday. Ladies Bible study at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. 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 “Hero.”

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the sermon at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Her topic will be “Can A Little Child.” Hal Spielman will be worship leader. The Bible school children will present a sampling of songs and a special program. An all-church carry-in picnic will follow the service.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor John Miller will share the message at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Times of Refreshing from the Presence of the Lord.” 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 — Pocahontas.” No Sunday school during summer.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, will hold its parish picnic, featuring worship and a hymn sing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Clear Spring American Legion Picnic Pavilion. There will be no 10:30 a.m. service at the church.

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

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Roger I. Martin will speak on “Where Are Your Treasures” 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. Lisa Jordan will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services, and the 9:45 a.m. informal service Sunday on “Great Expectations.” Jessica Billones 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 “Run the Race!” 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 “Back to School.” 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 Hell” 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, Megan Hixon, missionary to Hungary, 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, Pastor John Koontz Jr.’s topic will be “Pleading Your Case” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school and youth group at 10 a.m. Just Family will provide special music.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor Ian Grant Spong’s topic will be “Conflict” on Sunday. Services are at 8:50 a.m. at Mount Carmel; St. Paul’s service begins at 10 a.m.; and Park Head worships at 11 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior minister, will speak on “Is Hell For Real?” 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. The topic will be “Seeing God.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning’s topic will be “Spiritual Drought” 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 “The Power of Worship.” 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 “The Strength of Faith.” Soprano Judy Myers and mezzo-soprano Ashley Myers 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, outdoor worship will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at Washington County Regional Park. There will be teaching time with Pastor Edward Heim and music by the New Spirit Praise Band. The church picnic will follow worship. Midweek Joy will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the courtyard.

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 “Storms and Rainbows.” Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m. Friends Feeding Friends free lunch in Lutheran Hall Saturday, Aug. 24.

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 “Watching the Weather” Sunday at all services. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. service. A youth service will be at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be “Challenging Words.” 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. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on “Faith, a Gift From God” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Gwen Pangborn will be guest musician. Coffee chat with Bible discussion led by Della Nicholson from 8 to 9 a.m.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on “The Fields are White” in the “Gospel of John” sermon series at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, will hold its parish picnic, featuring worship and a hymn sing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Clear Spring American Legion Picnic Pavilion. There will be no 8:15 a.m. service.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preach and preside at the 9 a.m. communion and baptism service. The topic will be “Striving for the Kingdom of God.” There will be a blessing of students and recognition of softball ministry during the service. 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 “Only One Opinion is Right” 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 “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, The Rev. Elaine V. Swinehart will speak on “No Hide and Seek with God” 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. service Sunday on “Fear Not.”

Salem Lutheran Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dennis Prost will preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner’s topic will be “God is Winning!” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Charles Grab will be liturgist. Leah Grab will 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 “In Everything!” 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’s topic will be “Hard Choices” at the  9:15 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 10:40 a.m. Happy Hearts luncheon at noon Tuesday. 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 True Peace.” Centering prayer and communion 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 Out-Stretched Heart” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Tri-State Fellowship, Senior Pastor Randy Buchman will speak on “Praying for Blessing” 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, Jude Oyler will discuss “Gifts from the Mountain: Simple Truths for Life’s Complexities” 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 “Church Unity” 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 “Faith, a Gift from God.” Gwen Pangborn will be guest musician. Special music by Bob Butler. 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 “Jonah’s New Assignment.” Pastor Loretta McFarland will speak on “Knowing God’s Lead” at the 12:15 p.m. praise and worship service.

Welty Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Tracy Wiser will lead the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Sharing Story.” 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.

Williamsport United Methodist Church, Heather Powers and daughters, Amelia and Kaytria, will present a musical sermon on “Joyful Noise and Spiritual Sounds” 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 “Bringing the Fire.” Sunday school will resume in the fall.

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