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.

Pastor Twyla's blog

July 5 Worship

Please join us on Facebook Live for our worship service at 10 am EST, July 5.

  • Click here for the order of worship.
  • Click here to go to Facebook videos.​

NOTE: If you are not on Facebook, the sermon will be posted on our homepage during or soon after the service.
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"Take a Moment" Prayer: Week of July 5

Look for this prayer each week. God, in this season of the celebration of our American Independence, I am cognizant that our nation's leaders need our prayers. You tell us that we should pray for all our leaders. And so I pray earnestly for all our leaders. I pray that they will seek you for wisdom and guidance in their decision making. I pray you will give them a heart that seeks to work together. Give them a spirit of willingness to put aside politics and defensiveness to provide what is best for all people. Lord, fill them with a heart like your heart...allowing love, compassion and peace to prevail in all their words and actions. Help me, God, remember that you come as my first priority...the official ruler of my soul. I have a responsibility to be obedient to you beyond all else...even my own personal preferences and desires. With your help, I will conquer that which challenges my faithfulness to you, and seek to help build your kingdom here on earth. Following your way of doing that will not always be the easy or popular way, but I'm willing to carry that burden because you are my God...and I love you. Amen.  

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - May 2020

I was so very happy and excited when I was called to serve as your permanent pastor. I still am in the clouds with joy…even though I was not expecting the beginning of my ministry with you to go like this. But, if there’s one thing I’ve learned about pastoring, you should expect the unexpected.


NOTE: As we go forward in our day-to-day lives, be assured the Leadership Team, Pastor Twyla, Burt, and Bev, are doing everything possible to communicate the latest information to the congregation. We are using email to get the word out about changes as quickly as possible. If you know someone who does not have email, you can help by spreading the word. Please check the church calendar at www.hagerstowncob.org for calendar updates. Stay strong and remember to give thanks as we navigate these challenging times.

“Take a Moment” Prayer: Week of May 31

Look for this prayer each week. – Holy Spirit, come today and fill me with the spiritual energy of fire and wind, so that I will live this day fully in God’s will. I want to please him and show him I love him by being obedient to God’s commands. I want to travel the road of life that God has laid out for me. I want my relationship with him to involve more than mere words. I want to be so close to him that when others hear and see me…they will see God in me. Holy Spirit, come. I ask all of this not for my own selfish gain; but so I can help make a difference in my corner of the world for God today. Amen.

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - Cancellation

 The following have been canceled or postponed for at least the next two weeks:

  • Sunday school and worship services 
    Each Sunday, a full worship service will be available on Facebook Live at 10am EDT with music, children's time, and sermon. The service will be posted on this website as soon as it is available.
  • Temple and Bell choir rehearsals
  • Meetings (we are hoping to have Leadership Team meeting on the 31st)
  • Youth Club
  • The bowling activity
  • Love Feast (at the recommendation of our District Executive, Gene Hagenberger) is postponed
  • Membership classes
  • The youth dinner fundraiser

Click here for a PDF of Pastor Twyla's letter to the congregation, or click the "Read more" link below.

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