Weekly Update — “Lord, Teach Us To Pray”

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a warm February morning on God’s Hill! This Sunday, February 18th will be our Youth/Children’s Service.  The children will be presenting on the theme: “Lord, Teach us to pray.”  This is the request that Jesus’ disciples made to him right before he taught them the Lord’s Prayer….

Ash Wednesday Worship — February 14, 2018 — 7 p.m.

This year’s theme for Lent is Connecting with God: 40 Days of Lent.  We start tonight at Hill’s with worship at 7 p.m. and imposition of Ashes. Every event will have light food and refreshment and an activity that illustrates the theme of the week. You can get more information about the whole sweep of…

February 9, 2018 Update

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It is a beautiful morning up on God’s hill!  And there’s lots to report as we are in the final Sunday before the Lenten Season begins. Sunday’s Worship at 10:15 narrates the amazing story of Jesus bringing life to Lazarus , who had been dead in the tomb for…

February 4, 2018 Sermon — “Word of the Father, Now in Flesh Appearing”

John 10:22-33 22 At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered, “I…

January 28, 2018 Sermon — “How Did We Get Here?”

John 10:1-18   “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He…

“Getting Our Hands Dirty” — Sermon of January 21, 2017

John 9:1-12  As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4 We must work the works of…

February 2018 “Hilltopper Newsletter”

Hi Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, The February Edition of the Hilltopper is now online.  As usual for the February edition, there is information for the upcoming month but also Annual Reports for 2017. Feb 2018 final copy Grace and Peace, Pastor Joseph

January 18, 2018 Weekly Update

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It is a beautiful January up on God’s hill!  We ‘ve been blessed with warm fellowship and a warm building, even if the temperatures outside have not been so nice. This Sunday we will welcome a new member to our fellowship and we will hear a lesson from…

Sermon of January 14, 2018 — “Independence Day”

John 8:31-41  Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you mean by…

January 7 Sermon — “Light in the New Year”

 John 8:2-12  Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him and he sat down and began to teach them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery; and making her stand before all of them, 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman was…

In Memoriam: Dan Swank

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, On Tuesday morning, Dan Swank passed away at home.   Please pray for the Swank Family during this difficult time. Visitation will be at Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Export, on Thursday, January 4 from 2-4 and 6-8.  The funeral service will be Friday morning, January 5 at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel…