May 13, 2018 Sermon — “Something I Never Noticed Before”

John 18:1-12 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples across the Kidron valley, where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place; for Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas, procuring a band of soldiers and some officers from…

Happy (almost) Mother’s Day!

Good morning friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, This Sunday we will be celebrating the Baptism of Clark Allan Schreiber.  Please join me in celebrating this event with his parents, Randy and Allison, and their family! The sermon will be dealing with Jesus in the context of his arrest in John 18 and I will be…

In Memoriam: Edith (Cline) Letham

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It is with some sadness for us but with confidence in the resurrection to announce that Edith Letham passed away Monday afternoon.  She had been recently hospitalized and had also recently celebrated her 95th birthday.  While making an announcement like this is always tough, I just want to…

April 18 — Weekly Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful morning up on God’s Hill! Tomorrow Night, April 19 at 7 p.m.–Hill’s has partnered with Plough to host a book discussion at Bella Luna Restaurant this Thursday April 19th at 7 p.m. to look at options in community living.  We will use as our discussion book “Why…

April 8, 2018 — “The Holy Spirit: Jesus’ Advocate”

John 14:15-31 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will…

April 5, 2018 Weekly Update

Dear Friends and Members at Emmanuel Church, Saturday, April 7 is PA Cleanways.  We collect garbage along Hill’s Church Road from the Property line to Old William Penn in Export.  We will gather around 9 a.m. This Sunday, April 8th is the Second Sunday of the Easter Season and we are going to be working…

April Newsletter Online

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, Enclosed you will find the online Hilltopper Newsletter.  Happy reading! April 2018 Newsletter Easter Blessings to you this day! Grace and Peace, Pastor Joseph

Easter At Emmanuel

Thursday Evening, March 29–Maundy Thursday.  6:30: Soup supper with Communion service to follow. Friday night at 7 p.m.–Good Friday Service with readings from congregation members who will demonstrate what the ‘eyewitnesses’ to Jesus’ final week saw and heard. Easter Sunday–6:30 a.m.  Community Sunrise Service in the Cemetery.  (In the case of inclement weather, we will move inside). We…

Holy Week Schedule

Schedule of Services for Holy Week/Easter:   Friday night, March 23rd is the last of our Cluster Services for Lent.  We will meet at First UCC in Harrison City at 7:30 p.m.  The topic is Connecting to God: Angels.  We will examine how God’s message has been spread by angels throughout the Bible and through human…

March 18 Sermon — “Abstain from Evil”

John 13:21-30 21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom…

March 16 Weekly Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful cold and snowy morning on God’s Hill! This Sunday, March 18th will deal with the last night of Jesus’ life and the betrayal he suffers at the hands of Judas and others.  The sermon is about what we give up for Lent (and what Judas should have given…