Amos: A Kingdom Spinning Its Wheels

Amos 5:21-27 21 I hate, I despise your festivals,    and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.  22 Even though you offer me your burnt-offerings and grain-offerings,    I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals    I will not look upon.  23 Take away from me the noise of your songs;    I…

September 2016 Newsletter

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August 28, 2016 Sermon — “Heeeere’s Solomon!”

 First Book of Kings Chapter 6:1-14             In the four hundred and eightieth year after the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month of Ziv, which is the second month, he began to build the house of the Lord. 2The house that King Solomon…

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…