November 16, 2017 Weekly Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful Thursday morning on God’s hill! Sunday morning is our Annual Thanksgiving Worship Service.  This means there will be a thanksgiving display in the sanctuary and it is the second to last Sunday that we will collect for the toys for the Salvation Army and the…

November 12, 2017 Sermon — “None Shall Be Lost”

John 6: 1-21 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.  2A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, the festival of…

November 2017 Hilltopper is Now Online

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful day up on God’s hill!  The November rains are here.  Coffee is on.  We are preparing worship for the Sundays in November.  Additionally, you can click on the link below and have the Church Newsletter at your fingertips electronically.  Of course, you can always stop…

October 29, 2017 Sermon

John 5:30-47 30 ‘I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgement is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 31 ‘If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32There is another who testifies on my behalf, and I…

October 22, 2017 Sermon — “Crossing Over”

John 5:16-30: 16Therefore the Jews started persecuting Jesus, because he was doing such things on the Sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, ‘My Father is still working, and I also am working.’ 18For this reason the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because he was not only breaking the Sabbath, but was also calling God…

Sermon of October 15, 2017 — “Sunk Cost”

John 5:1-18 After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Bethesda, which has five porticoes. 3In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralysed. 5One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him…

October 7, 2017 — Weekly Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, We are in a Sermon Series from the Gospel of John.  This Sunday, Pastor Joseph will be preaching from John Chapter 4:43-54, which is an amazing story about Jesus doing a healing where he wasn’t even present! Worship is at 10:15 a.m.  Adult Sunday School is at 9. …

September 24, 2017 Sermon — “That’s not your trophy!”

John 3:31-36 31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. 33Whoever has accepted his testimony has…

September 17, 2017 Sermon — “Do or Do not. There is no try.”

John 3:11-21 ‘Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. 12If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? 13No one has ascended into heaven except…

September 8, 2017 Weekly Update

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon up on God’s Hill!  Let us give thanks to the Lord for what he has given us; while remembering the various trouble spots around our world and nation: Houston, Florida, wildfires out west, the earthquake in Mexico.  The United Church of Christ has…