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…

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…

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….

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…