Hagerstown Church of the Brethren
15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 301-733-3565 * FAX: 301-733-3598

"Church in the Heart of the City with the City at Heart"
Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

Caroling with Miss Ellie

Our Sanctuary

Twyla, Burt Welcome Dinner

Remembrance Sunday

Deacon Consecration

Christmas Caroling 2019

2020 - Women's Retreat

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren

January 17 Worship

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Take a Moment Prayer for the week of January 17

God of Mercy and Peace, I give you my heart and my whole being this day to be a beacon of light that glows for the world to see you and what it means to be a believer and follower of Christ. Send your Holy Spirit to fill me and help me to stay the course. I lay before you my concerns for this nation...the divisiveness that is growing. It frightens me to think that people could allow themselves to participate in cultivating this monstrous cavern of anger, frustration, hatred, and intolerance to grow deeper and wider. Create in all of our leaders hearts willing to listen and work together. Help those of us who understand Jesus' way of peace, announce to our nation the necessity to love, respect and care for one another. May our words and actions to one another and to those around us communicate loud and clear these values and instruments of understanding, healing, unity and peace. God, I want to be an instrument to help heal our nation. Show me the way. Amen.

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - January 2021

Before you judge my choice of scripture  focus…concluding that I have gone off the deep end by quoting a scripture from the book of Lamentations for a New Year’s  reflection…let me explain. Indeed, the book of Lamentations, written by the prophet, Jeremiah, is a dirge…a funeral song for the fallen city of Jerusalem. If you were to read the whole song, you would discover that Jeremiah felt intense grief for the people whom he loved, and who chose to turn from God, suffered and endured great pain and loss. Yet, in the verses I quoted here, we find that even as Jeremiah grieved, he recognized God’s presence and faithfulness with  the people and it gave him hope.