In Memoriam — Ben Walker

It is with sadness that we announce that Ben Walker passed away on Wednesday, January 15th.  Ben was a longtime member of Emmanuel Reformed Church, a member of the Weber Memorial Committee of the Conference, and had been a member of the Board of Directors of St. Paul’s Continuing Care Community in Greenville.  A funeral service will be…

Sermon of January 26, 2020 — “Jesus: the First Therapist”

Mark 5:21-43 21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet. 23 He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little daughter is dying. Please…

Sermon of January 19, 2020 — “Picture, Window, Mirror”

The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 4 Again he began to teach beside the lake. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the lake on the land. 2 He began to teach them many things in parables, and in…

Sermon of January 12, 2020 — “Jesus Reaches for you”

The Gospel of Mark, Chapter 2 When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them. 3 Then some people came, bringing to him a…

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….