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Religion - Speakers and topics

August 30, 2013

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will preach at the 10 a.m. service on “The Passionate Life.” Mary Medas is worship leader. Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m.

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

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Pastor Linda Warehime will share her message “Psalm 139 for Us” at the 8:45 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. Children’s Church will be 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 “Beware of Sin in Your Life” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. No evening service. Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Christian Storytelling Cafe Men & Women will be making a presentation of “Faces Around the Cross” at the morning worship on Sept. 8. The service will be combined beginning at 9:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on “Put Me Down for First Class” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Sharon Bowers, area representative of the Christian Motorcycle Association, will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Free Indeed.” 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, Rob Galpin will lead the 8:30 contemporary and 10:45 a.m. traditional services Sunday. The sermon will be “Hospitality.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Grace Brethren Church, Pastor Jay Fretz will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service on “Holy Spirit Work.” 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 “God’s Favor at Christ’s Expense.” 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 the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services on “Humility for a Blessing.” 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 “A Dale Carnegie Course Rooted in the Gospel and Free of Charge.”

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, the Rev. Terry Foor’s topic will be “An Affair of the Heart” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Marilyn Washburn will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Humility.” Martin Fisher will be liturgist, and Lorraine Barkdoll will give the children’s story. Rally Day and church school begins Sept. 8.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be “Christ Jesus.” 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 “To Tithe or Not to Tithe.” 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 “Share What You Have” 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 “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same.” Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Be Our Guest Breakfast will follow the 10:45 a.m. service.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. communion service Sunday on “Spiritual Vitamins.” Sunday school for children held during worship.

Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Brett McKoy’s topic will be “Vision: Through the Soul” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will give the sermon Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. The topic will be “Work is Righteous.” Kristy Weaver will be worship leader, and Robin Dagenhart will give the children’s message.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on “Pick It Up and Stop Sinning.” George Stumbaugh 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 “The Spirit Filled Church, Voice for the Voiceless.” Fresh Start service 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 “A Model of Evangelism.”

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak on “Heigh-Ho. Off To Work We Go” 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 is God’s View of Homosexuality?” 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 “Life from the Dead.” Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on “How Long Halt Ye Between Two Opinions?” at the 7 p.m. service. Family night Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Curtis Ehrgott will speak on “Hospitality”  Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m.

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Jim Smith’s topic will be “What Are You Holding On To?” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Susan Cline 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: Nostalgic Regret” at the 9 a.m. informal worship and 11 a.m. traditional services on Sunday. Sunday school at 9:40 a.m.

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 “Stupid Is As Stupid Does.” 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. Patrick Ricker will lead the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “The Importance of Attitude.” Adult Sunday school at 9 a.m. Children’s Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Lighthouse Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mark Chapman will preach Sunday on “When Nothing is Going Your Way” at the 10:30 a.m. service. Chapman will preach on “Giving g God the Cold Shoulder” 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 “Completely Connected” at the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Go to www.i4weather.net/lcb.html.

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the sermon and children’s story at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Joy Wing will be worship leader. Kayleigh Chapman will provide special music. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Thursday Bible studies at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will share the message at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “The Address of Hope.” Bluegrass and contemporary concert at 10 a.m. Steak barbecue at 12:30 p.m.; choir and “splat”  experience with artist Marc Eckel at 12:30 p.m.; games and tournaments at 1:45 p.m. Youth group and adult Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Awana begins Sept. 11 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 — ‘Up.’” No Sunday school during summer.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will lead worship and preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, Pastor Darrell Layman will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “It’s Hard to be Humble.” Christian education at 10 a.m.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Sabillasville, Md., Pastor Al Deal’s message will be “Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous” at the 8:30 a.m. communion service. Adult Sunday school follows the service.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on “Deep in the Pocket” 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  “Our Family Tree.” Communion will be celebrated at all services. 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 “Re-Thinking Church.” 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 “Winning is Everything.” 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, “Paramount and Their Pastor: 30 Years Together” will be the theme of the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. A slide presentation will cover the past 30 years that Pastor Jim and Jane Stauffer have served the congregation. A fellowship meal will follow the service.

Pinesburg Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor John Koontz Jr.’s topic will be “Just Snap Your Fingers” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior minister, will speak on “Living with the End in Mind” 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 “The Confrontation.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning’s topic will be “Be Humble” at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 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 “Hospitality.” Robin Spickler will provide music at the second service. Adult forum at 9 a.m. Youth Sunday school resumes next Sunday. 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 the Tree of Life Worship Center and the 11 a.m. traditional service on Sunday. The topic will be “Recognizing Our Place.” Paul Donnelly will be installed as youth director. Music at the 8:30 a.m. service will be provided by the New Spirit Praise Band and at 11 a.m. by soloist Robert Crawford. 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. communion services Sunday. The topic will be “An Invitation.” Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m. Rally Day will be Sept. 8.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on “Christian Hospitality” Sunday at all services. There will be special prayers for Labor Day and a farewell to postulant, Kirk DeVore. Go to www.stmarkslappans.org.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. communion services Sunday. The topic will be “Stay Humble To Be Great.” Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church of Beaver Creek, Pastor David Kaplan 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 “Only Jesus Is Unchangeable” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Gwen Pangborn will be guest musician. There is Coffee and Bible Chat with Della Nicholson in Hogan Social Hall at 8 a.m.

St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will preach on “Being Matthew” 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 “It’s Hard to be Humble” 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 “Covered in Love.” 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 “Choosing Your Place” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine V. Swinehart will speak on “Finding Your Place at the Table” 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 David Kaplan’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 “God’s Gracious Hospitality.”

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, TEEM Minister Dennis Probst will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. He will speak on “Grace.”

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner’s topic will be “The One Talent Struggle” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Kylene Chase will be liturgist. Rebecca Chase will give the children’s message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, the Gideons will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. 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, certified lay speaker Jacob Doyle’s topic will be “Pay It Forward” at the  9:15 a.m. service 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 “Being Proud of Your Humility.” Healing and communion at noon Wednesday in Parish Hall.

Trinity Reformed UCC, Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon “Risky Business” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Tri-State Fellowship, Associate Pastor Tim Lester will speak on “The Harvest” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday in the auditorium.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, Sandy Boyer will share stories from her sabbatical at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday. Children’s Circle available. A healing circle offering various energetic modalities to promote wholeness will follow the service. Call Sandy Boyer at 240-409-5940, e-mail unityhagerstown@live.com or go to www.unityhagerstown.org.

Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on “Only Jesus is Unchangeable.” Music will be provided by Ron Malloy. 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 Faithfulness of the Lord.” 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 begin a series on “Building Strong Families” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Williamsport United Methodist Church, Pastor Susan E. Boehl’s sermon will be “The Safety of Sameness” 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, Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 10 a.m. service on “Unexpected Guest List.” Sunday school will resume next week.

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