The Story of the “Prayer Angels” Blanket Ministry

In 2016, a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ came to the pastor with an idea. She had received a prayer blanket from a Western Pennsylvania church when she went through chemotherapy treatments. Since the infusion can often make one cold, the blanket has a practical application as well as…

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…

“Your Card Has been Declined” — Sermon and Worship of August 23, 2020

A reading from Psalm 103:1-5: Bless the Lord, O my soul,   and all that is within me,   bless his holy name.2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,   and do not forget all his benefits—3 who forgives all your iniquity,   who heals all your diseases,4 who redeems your life from the Pit,   who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,5 who satisfies you with good as long as you…

Sermon of August 2, 2020 — “Standing over the damage”

2 Corinthians Chapter 5 For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2For in this tent we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling— 3if indeed, when we have taken it off we will not…

Comfort — Sermon and Worship of July 12, 2020

Paul’s Second Letter to the Church in Corinth 1:1-11: Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is in Corinth, including all the saints throughout Achaia: 2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be…

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…

Worship of June 28, 2020

The Book of Job 31:35-37; 38:1-11 and 38:25-27:      Job said, “O that I had one to hear me!   (Here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me!)   O that I had the indictment written by my adversary!36 Surely I would carry it on my shoulder;   I would bind it on me like a crown;37 I would give him an account…

Sermon of June 14, 2002 — “Job, Part II”

There was a drop in service during the worship.  You just missed a short bit of the conclusion of the sermon, which was in short: “Job may not trust God as reliable in Chapters 3-7 but he does talk with the Divine.” Featured image is used courtesy of: “Brief” by Brett Jordan is licensed under CC BY 2.0