Advent 1 2019 Sermon — "What are you waiting for?"

Jeremiah 33:14-18 14 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 16 In those…

“God’s Complicated Love Song” Sermon of November 17, 2019

Isaiah 5:1-7 Let me sing for my beloved     my love-song concerning his vineyard:My beloved had a vineyard    on a very fertile hill.2 He dug it and cleared it of stones,    and planted it with choice vines;he built a watchtower in the midst of it,    and hewed out a wine vat in it;he expected it to yield grapes,    but it yielded…

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…

Christmas Poinsettias Orders

If you would like to order Poinsettias, print out the above order form or call the number listed above, 724-325-3785. There are four colors: Red, White, Surprise, and Burgundy. If you have any questions, call the church office. Photo by Jonathan Diemel on Unsplash

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…

“Homesickness” — Sermon of November 10, 2019

Hosea 11:1-9 When Israel was a child, I loved him,    and out of Egypt I called my son.2 The more I called them,    the more they went from me;they kept sacrificing to the Baals,    and offering incense to idols. 3 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk,    I took them up in my arms;    but they did not know that I healed…

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…