February 19, 2017 Sermon — “I Shall Not Want”

Mark 6:30-44 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a…

Batter up! Hill’s Church at PNC Park On May 19th.

Hi all, It’s a beautiful day up on God’s hill. We have a special offer for all of you.  You can attend a Pirates Game and Fireworks show for a special group rate. If you are interested in reserving your tickets, you can email here to get your tickets. Grace and Peace, Pastor Joseph

February 12, 2017 Sermon — “Legion or Forgetting?”

Luke 8:26-39 26 Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. 28When he saw…

February 5, 2017 Sermon — “The Super Bowl of Sermons”

Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 ‘Blessed…

February 2, 2017 Update —

It’s a beautiful morning up on God’s Hill! And we are all getting ready for this weekend’s events.  We are getting rid of the mid-winter/Groundhog Day blues by coming together for worship.  Sunday morning’s message will be about Matthew 5–Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  We will sing praise to God (after all, Jesus talks a…

Hill Topper E-Newsletter — February 2017 Issue

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful, snowy morning up on God’s Hill! Extra! Extra! Read all about it!  Our February issue of the Hill Topper Newsletter is now online.  You can read about our SOUPER BOWL supper fundraiser for the Westmoreland County Food Bank.    You can also read about the…

January 29, 2017 Sermon — “You Need a Team”

Luke 5:1-11 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3He got into one of the…

Sermon of January 22, 2017 — “Jesus’ Inaugural Sermon”

Luke 4:14-30           14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.           16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had…

January 18, 2017 Weekly Update — Jesus’ Inaugural Sermon

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, Did you know that Jesus, too, preached an inaugural message? In Luke Chapter 4, we read that Jesus went to his hometown synagogue in Nazareth and proceeded to offer his first sermon–and it took Nazareth by storm!  “Jesus’ inaugural sermon” will be the theme for our worship on…

January 15, 2017 Sermon — “Sitting in Time Out”

    Mark 1:9-15  9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.11And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my…

January 8, 2017 Sermon — “Fashionably Late”

Matthew 2 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ 3When King Herod…

January 1, 2017 Sermon — “And so it begins”

Luke 2:22-35 22 When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male shall be designated as holy to the Lord’), 24and they offered a sacrifice according to…