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Religion - Speakers and topics

September 06, 2013

Beaver Creek Christian Church, the Rev. Mark Curran will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on “Rising to the Challenge.” Lay leader will be Tricia Young. Sunday school follows worship.

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will preach at the 10 a.m. service. Mary Diehl is worship leader. Teacher appreciation breakfast at 9 a.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Keith Hoffman will share the message at the 8:45 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. The topic will be “Identity.” Sunday school open house with new fall classes at 10 a.m. Call 301-733-8387.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, storytelling group, Faces Around the Cross, will portray Bible characters from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Friend Day Sunday.

Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on “Why Are There So Many Messed Up People in Church?” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on “An Awesome Perspective.” 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 “God Shaped Life.” Lori Dagenhart will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Calvary Temple, Williamsport, the Rev. Fred and Darlene Jensen will minister in word and song Sunday at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, Pa., Franklin Conference minister, Allen Lehman, will present the message at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. The topic will be “The ‘Why’ of Prayer.” 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 “What Can We Give Up?” 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 at the 11 a.m. communion service Sunday on “The Underpinnings of God — Talk.”

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, the Rev. Terry Foor’s topic will be “Unwrapping Our Gifts” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, Pastor Gregg Meserole will lead the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “The Ripple Effect.” Larry Sprankle will be liturgist, and Meserole will give the children’s story. Rally Day and church school is at 11 a.m., with an ice-cream social.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be “Man.” 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 “Much Ado About Money — Principles of Giving.” 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 “Estimating the Cost” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. The service will be held outdoors. 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 “Christian Accounting.” 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 “I Believe,” the first in a study of the Book of Confessions. 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 “Thy Will Be Done.” Marilyn Young 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 “A Dress Rehearsal for Resurrection.” Joel Gaylor 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, The Results are Promised Land-Sized Blessing.” 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 “Do You Want a Blessing?”

First Christian Church, the Rev. Steven L. Johns-Boehme will speak on “To Infinity and Beyond” at the 11 a.m. Sunday services. All-church picnic at 12:30 p.m. No Sunday school.

Grace Bible Church, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on “The Lord Never Changes.” Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. Fisler will speak on “The Bread of Life” at 2:30 p.m. at Antrim Community Park. 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 “Produce of the Land.” Weber’s topic at 6 p.m. will be “One Common DestinyChristian education classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. 606 Family Gathering Wednesday at 6:06 p.m.

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

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, Karen Grossnickle’s topic will be “He Who Sows, and He Who Reaps” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Attendance awards will be presented and Bibles given to incoming second-grade Sunday school students. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.

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

Haven Lutheran Church, Pastor Linda Alessandri will preach on “Estimate the Cost. Choose Life” at the 9:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 11 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 “Playing Devil’s Advocate.” Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7:15 p.m. on the book of Ephesians.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, the Rev. Patrick Ricker will lead the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Judgment as Q.A.” Adult and children’s Sunday school at 9 a.m. Just Kids Church at 10:30 a.m.

Lighthouse Baptist Church, Williamsport, Pastor Mark Chapman will preach on “Similar But Not the Same” on Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Chapman will preach on “Living on a Promise” at the 6 p.m. service. Sunday school and children’s programs offered. Call 240-347-2320 or go to www.lighthousehagerstown.com.

Love Grows Here Church, Sharpsburg, Pastors John Torrence and Cathy Ammlung will lead the 10 a.m. service. The sermon topic will be “What’s Our Plan?”

Manor Church of the Brethren, Pastor Joy Zepp will give the sermon and children’s story at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “There’s a Place for Us!” The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Thursday Bible studies at 6 p.m.

Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Dan Thornton will share the message at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “How to Have God Change Your World? Ask!” Youth group and adult Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Awana begins Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.

Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, David Blontz will lead worship and preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Rohrersville, Pastor Darrell Layman will speak at the 8:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be based on the book of Luke. Christian education at 10 a.m.

North Side Mennonite Church, Pastor Gary Zook will speak on “The Virtue of Forgiveness” 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 “And Then There Were ....” 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 “Can You Hear Me Now?” during Welcome Back Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “Citizens of 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 “Don’t Step in the Bucket” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school  at 10 a.m.

Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, Pastor Ian Grant Spong’s topic Sunday will be “Giving It All Up for Jesus.” 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, the topic will be “Get in the Game” at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday activities resume in the fall.

River of Life Family Worship Center, Clear Spring, the Revs. George and Shirley Lohr will preach and sing Sunday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Glen Music will preach and have special music at 6 p.m. Sunday. For information, call 301-857-8025 or 301-988-6898.

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 Whirlwind.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Henning will bring the message “The Master Potter Is in Control” at the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

St. James Brethren Church, Pastor Brad Selan will speak at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday on “The Protocol 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 “Laying a Solid Foundation.” The parish choir will provide music at the second service. Sunday school at 9 a.m. 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 “Choose.” Music at the 8:30 a.m. service will be by New Spirit Praise Band and at 11 a.m. by St. John’s Senior Choir. Homecoming at 9:45 a.m. in the worship center. Heim will lead Mid-week Joy outside worship 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 “The Cost of Living.” Rally Day celebration at 9:45 a.m. in Luther Hall featuring a special program and preview of Sunday school. Church picnic at 5 p.m. Sunday in the main pavilion at War Memorial Park. Bible study Wednesday at 1 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, services at 7:45 , 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt will preach on “Foundations of the Faith.” The 9 a.m. service will be held in the Fellowship Center. Caregivers Group meets at 11:45 a.m. in Dorsey Hall. Healing service Wednedsay at 11 a.m., including prayers for peace and a 9/11 remembrance. 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 Sunday. The topic will be “In the Beginning ....” 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. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on “What is Your Highest Priority?” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Greg Martin 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 “Trusting Jesus” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian education at 9:15 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, David Blontz will preach at the 8:15 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Funkstown, the Rev. Ron Schlak, assistant to the bishop, Delaware-Maryland Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will preach at the 9 a.m. communion service this Sunday. God’s Work. Our Hands Sunday. The topic will be “Always Being Made New in God’s Good Creation.” The newly renovated Mission Center will be dedicated 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 “Finishing Things” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, Richard Wilson’s sermon  will be “The Choice is Yours” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, the Rev. Elaine V. Swinehart will speak on “Choices” at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. Prayer gathering, Wednesdays at 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.

St. Peter’s (Beard’s) Lutheran Church, the Rev. David C. Baker will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday on “Counting the Cost.”

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pastor Darrell Layman will lead the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday.

Salem Reformed Church, Pastor Stephen Wagoner’s topic will be “Celebrating Grandparents” at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. J.D. Repp will be liturgist. Renee Martin will give the children’s message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m.

Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, Pastor Jim Peyton will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be “We Are Ambassadors!” 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, Thomas King will talk about The Gideons International and the work they do translating and delivering the Bible at the  9:15 a.m. communion service on Grandparents Day 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 10:10 a.m. communion services Sunday on “More Harsh Words from Jesus.” Centering prayer and communion at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Healing and communion at noon Wednesday.

Tri-State Fellowship, 9:30 a.m. service in the auditorium. A sermon series called “Pathways: Our God. Our Church. Our Vision” begins Sunday. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak on “Multi-Generational Community.” Family worship for parents and their children at 9:30 a.m. in the cafe rooms, with teaching by Associate Pastor Paul Ostoich. Programs for infants through sixth grade offered. Middle school and high school students meet at 11 a.m. Adults meet at 11 a.m. for iGrow. High school youth group at 6 p.m.

Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick’s Airport Inn, “Knowing Your Divine Identity” will be the topic at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Children’s school 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 “Prayers for Leaders” 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 “What is Your Highest Priority?” Music will be provided by Jack S. Martin. 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 “A World Under Water.” 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’s topic will be “Building Strong Families” at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

Williamsport United Methodist Church, the Rev. Susan E. Boehl’s sermon will be “Service of Blessing” at the 9:30 a.m. Rally Day service Sunday. Children’s church is at 9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday school at 10:45 a.m.

Zion Reformed United Church of Christ, Rev. Kevin Munroe will speak at the 11 a.m. service on “To Build a Tower.” Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

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