Sermon of September 15 — “God’s Cosmic Joke”

Genesis 18:1-15 The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. 3 He said, “My lord, if…

Sermon for September 1, 2019 — “A Scary Sabbath”

Deuteronony 15, selected verses At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. 2 This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed….

Sermon of August 18, 2019 — “God’s Sabbath”

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 12 Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 14 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or…

Sermon of July 21, 2019 — “A Gray Hair Named Wiley”

Hebrews 2:10-18: 10 It was fitting that God, for whom and through whom all things exist, in bringing many children to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through sufferings. 11 For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. For this reason Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters, 12 saying, “I…

Weekly Update — Confirmation Sunday

Dear Members and Friends of Emmanuel Church, It is almost Pentecost on God’s hill! Pentecost is the festival which celebrates God sending the Holy Spirit onto the disciples in Jerusalem.  It is through the Spirit that God continues to be present with us in our everyday world. Symbols for Pentecost include: fire, flame, the color…

“The 360 Degree Circus” Sermon of May 26, 2019

Romans 5:1-11 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance…

June Newsletter — Gearing up for Summer!

Hello Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, This Sunday is Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer season.  We have many great activities planned for this summer: Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, 199th Anniversary, A Men’s one day Retreat, a morning mini-retreat and many others! Check out all the activities by linking to…

Sermon of May 19, 2019 — “The New Currency”

Acts 13 & 14, selected verses Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their…

Sermon of April 28, 2019 — “Homesickness and Homecoming”

Matthew 28:16-20 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the…

Weekly Update — April 26, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 — PA Cleanways and Landscape work.  Meet at the church at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 28th, 2019  — Second Sunday of Easter Worship at 10:15 a.m. Picture Party–Sunday at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30th at 7 p.m.–2020 Anniversary meeting Wednesday, May 1–Spring Salad Luncheon from 11 to 1.  Good morning friends…

April 23, 2019 — Weekly Update:

Spring Salad Luncheon: May 1, 2019 PA Cleanways & Landscape work day:  April 28, 2019 @ 9 a.m. Photo by Nikoline Arns on Unsplash