August 18, 2016 — “Dog Days of Summer Update”

A Letter From The EMMANUEL CHURCH team Dear friends and members of EMMANUEL REFORMED CHURCH, It is a beautiful day up on God’s hill!  We have some very exciting things planned in the next couple of weeks and have had a wild summer.  Thanks for your continued support of Emmanuel Church. Your contribution of time, money,…

August 12, 2016 Weekly Update

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful, humid, midsummer morning up on God’s Hill! This Sunday, August 14, we will be wrestling with the images of the end of history in Luke 12.  The Vanilla/Chocolate/Swirl ice cream fundraiser follows worship. Tuesday Morning is Bible Study at 10 a.m.  The topic is the…

August 7, 2016 Sermon — “Be Careful What You Wish For”

1 Samuel 8:1-19 When Samuel became old, he made his sons judges over Israel. 2The name of his firstborn son was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judges in Beer-sheba. 3Yet his sons did not follow in his ways, but turned aside after gain; they took bribes and perverted justice. 4 Then…

In Memoriam: Lois (Beamer) Thompson & August Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful day up on God’s hill!! In Memoriam:  Today, Saturday, August 6th, is the memorial service for Lois Thompson of Elizabethtown, PA.  The service is at 1 p.m. and interment is in Emmanuel Cemetery immediately following.  Her obituary may be found here.  Please join me in…

“A Book I Read” — Sermon of July 31, 2016

1 Samuel 2:12-26      12 Now the sons of Eli were scoundrels; they had no regard for the Lord 13 or for the duties of the priests to the people. When anyone offered sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come, while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged fork in his hand, 14 and he would thrust it into…

In Memoriam: Everett ‘Sonny’ Klingensmith

Dear Members and Friends of Emmanuel Church, The information for Everett ‘Sonny’ Klingensmith is as follows: Visitation will be today, Monday, July 25th from 2 to 4:30 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, at Wolfe von Geis Funeral Home in Export. The funeral services is at 11 a.m. tomorrow Tuesday, July 26, at Emmanuel Reformed Church of…

July 17, 2016 Sermon–“Seek and Find”

Judges 4:14-16; 21:25 4 At that time Deborah, a prophetess, wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel. 5She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites came up to her for judgement. 6She sent and summoned Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali,…

July 3, 2016 Sermon– “Prone to Wander”

Joshua 3:14-17, 24:1-4, 22-27 14 When the people set out from their tents to cross over the Jordan, the priests bearing the ark of the covenant were in front of the people. 15Now the Jordan overflows all its banks throughout the time of harvest. So when those who bore the ark had come to the Jordan,…

June 30th Weekly Update– ‘Patriotic Praise of God’

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful day up on God’s hill!! We’re just wrapping up Vacation Bible School!  Tonight is the Olympic Award Closing Ceremony.  You don’t want to miss it!  Closing Ceremonies start at 6:45 p.m. This Sunday in our theme, “2016–The Year of the Bible,” we will be looking at the…

May 29, 2016 Sermon-“A One-Two Punch”

 Exodus 40:34-38 34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lordfilled the tabernacle. 35Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud settled upon it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. 36Whenever the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, the Israelites would…