Sermon of March 17, 2019 — “It’s Never Too Late”

A Reading from The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 20:1-16:                  “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others…

Sermon of March 10, 2019 — “Forgiveness on the Ground Floor”

Sermon Series for Lent What is Lent? Lent is Forgiveness The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 18:15-35:                  “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that…

In Memoriam: Catherine Cline

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, Catherine Cline, 92, passed away on Saturday morning, March 2.   Visitation will be held at Hart Funeral Home on Friday, March 8 from 3-7 p.m. and again Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Funeral Service will be at Emmanuel Reformed (Hills) Church of the United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 11…

Sermon of March 3, 2019 — “The 11th Commandment”

The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 16:24-17:8:                  Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will…

March Hilltopper Online Newsletter and Weekly Update

This Sunday is Transfiguration Sunday with communion and a covered dish luncheon. The sermon is called “The 11th Commandment.” Below you will find the electronic Hilltopper E-Newsletter. If you would like a hard copy, you can stop by the church office or email us and we will mail you one. Coming up this week and…

Sermon of February 24, 2019 — “Exodus: The Sequel”

Matthew 14:13-33 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15 When it was evening,…

“The Kingdom Calls for Detachment” –Sermon of February 3, 2019

Matthew 6:7-34 “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 “Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven,     hallowed be…

Sermon of January 27, 2019 — “The Kingdom Calls for Charity”

Matthew 5 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then 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 are…

Sermon of January 13, 2019 — “Feasting in the Forest”

Matthew 3:1-17 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea 2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness,‘Prepare the way for the Lord,    make straight paths for him.’”[a 4 John’s clothes were made of camel’s…