March 26, 2017 Sermon — “There and Back Again”

Luke 15:1-32 Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ 3 So he told them this parable: 4‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave…

March 19, 2017 Sermon — “Missing the Point”

Luke 13:10-17 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you…

April 9, 2017 — Easter Egg Hunt

Hello everyone! Hills Church is gearing up for our annual Easter Egg Hunt after church on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017. As we did last year, we are inviting all of the parents to donate small non-food items (we have so many food allergies to watch out for!) that we will assemble into gift bags….

March 17, 2017 — Weekly Update

First off this morning, please join me in offering our condolences and sympathy to the family of Rick Hill who died on Wednesday night.  More information is available here at the online obituary.  “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or…

March 12 Sermon — Q & A Session

The Gospel of Luke 10:25-37 25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 26He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ 27He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with…

February 26, 2017 Sermon — “I’ve been to the mountaintop!”

Matthew 17:1-8 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 3Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him….

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…