Sermon of September 15 — “God’s Cosmic Joke”

Genesis 18:1-15 The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. 3 He said, “My lord, if…

Sermon for September 1, 2019 — “A Scary Sabbath”

Deuteronony 15, selected verses At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. 2 This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed….

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…

“The 360 Degree Circus” Sermon of May 26, 2019

Romans 5:1-11 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance…

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…

Sermon of May 19, 2019 — “The New Currency”

Acts 13 & 14, selected verses Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” 3 Then after fasting and praying they laid their…

Sermon of April 28, 2019 — “Homesickness and Homecoming”

Matthew 28:16-20 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the…

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

Sermon of April 7, 2019 — “The Two Ways”

Matthew 25:31-46 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and…

Sermon of March 31, 2019 — “Turn On Your Lightswitch!”

A Reading from The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 25:1-13:           “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4but the wise took flasks of…

Sermon of March 24, 2019 — “Sitting at the Kid’s Table”

The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 22:1-14:                 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other…