This Sunday: Luke’s Gospel “Promise and Presence”

Since September of 2020, we have been dealing with the theme of God’s Promise and Presence. Beginning in 2021, we have begun to study the Gospel of Luke using the same theme. Luke explains how Jesus fulfills God’s promises from the Old Testament and he also explains how God is present to us in the…

Happy New Year!

“To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.’ 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,14 ‘Glory…

Celebrate the Advent Season and 200 years of history.

The Murrysville Historical Preservation Society and the Emmanuel Reformed United Church of Christ (Hill’s Church) will be celebrating the Bicentennial of both Murrysville and Hill’s Church on Sunday, December 13th at 2:00pm.   The occasion will include the history of the church and the Advent season, and an abbreviated, historical Advent service by Pastor Joseph Hedden…

Happy Thanksgiving from the Pastor, Staff and Consistory

Harvest Home in 1952. Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s the day before Thanksgiving up on God’s Hill. A few updates from up on the Hill:   This Saturday, at 9 a.m., we will be having a COVID careful Hanging of the Greens to decorate for Christmas.  We won’t be going all out this year…

How to Pray: Imaginative Prayer Event. September 1 at 7 p.m.

This hybrid event will be taking place online and in person at Emmanuel Church. If you are joining us online, you can go over to our Facebook page where we will be live streaming the prayer service. If you prefer to show up in person, masks and social distancing rules will be followed. Grace and…

New Sermon Series from July 12 to August 11 — “Comfort”

“Comfort in Trying Times” The church in Corinth was a mess.  So too was the society around.  Paul (and many in the church) were suffering.   From July 12 to August 11, we will be studying the theme of “Comfort in Trying Times” using 2 Corinthians as our model. With shutdowns nationwide, the spread of COVID 19, and rough…

Where to find spiritual messages and the remote Sunday services

Good evening everyone, it is a quiet Friday night up on God’s hill. Many of you may be looking for the Sunday service during the next few weeks. We will not be having in person service for a while, so come on over to the YouTube page here.  or to the Facebook church page. Questions?…

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…