The Star in My Heart “Advent Book Study”

The Star In My Heart While all the world is aglow with bright lights and Christmas Muzak everywhere, even before Thanksgiving, the time before Christmas, the preparation for the coming Messiah, is to be a time of introspection and self-awareness.  Because we are Christians we are different from the rest of the world which is…

A Special Thank You

It’s a beautiful Friday on God’s hill!  Give thanks to God for this beautiful day!  We here at Emmanuel Church have a lot to be thankful for. We wanted to reach out and say ‘thanks’ to you for supporting the needs of the congregation and community as we are on the cusp of our 200th…

Weekly Update — Confirmation Sunday

Dear Members and Friends of Emmanuel Church, It is almost Pentecost on God’s hill! Pentecost is the festival which celebrates God sending the Holy Spirit onto the disciples in Jerusalem.  It is through the Spirit that God continues to be present with us in our everyday world. Symbols for Pentecost include: fire, flame, the color…

June Newsletter — Gearing up for Summer!

Hello Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, This Sunday is Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the summer season.  We have many great activities planned for this summer: Vacation Bible School, Confirmation, 199th Anniversary, A Men’s one day Retreat, a morning mini-retreat and many others! Check out all the activities by linking to…

April 23, 2019 — Weekly Update:

Spring Salad Luncheon: May 1, 2019 PA Cleanways & Landscape work day:  April 28, 2019 @ 9 a.m. Photo by Nikoline Arns on Unsplash

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…

Weekly Update — 3rd Sunday in Advent

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church,  It’s a clear and somewhat warm Friday up on God’s hill! This Sunday,  December 16th is the Third Sunday in Advent.  At 10:15 a.m. we will have worship and focus on the Advent Candle/Theme of JOY.  After worship, our Prayer Angels will meet together to make a blanket.  At…

June 15 Weekly Update

Good morning friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful Friday morning up on God’s hill! Tonight is Parent’s Night Out–The children will be watching the movie “The Star” and have some related activities and food.  Time is 6 to 9 p.m.  Suggested donation is 5 dollars.  For more information, the Facebook event is here. Tomorrow morning is City…

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…