This Sunday: Luke’s Gospel “Promise and Presence”

Since September of 2020, we have been dealing with the theme of God’s Promise and Presence. Beginning in 2021, we have begun to study the Gospel of Luke using the same theme. Luke explains how Jesus fulfills God’s promises from the Old Testament and he also explains how God is present to us in the…

Happy New Year!

“To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.’ 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,14 ‘Glory…

Christmas Eve Worship

Begins streaming on December 24 at 7 p.m. Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Reformed Church,  It’s almost time for the birth of Jesus on God’s Hill! Link to Digital, Remote, Online worship will go live December 24 at 7 pm:  Worship here: http://www.facebook.com/hillschurchexport But the angel said to the shepherds, ‘Do not be…

Shift to All Digital Worship

Advent 4 and Christmas Eve Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Reformed Church,  Snowy December greetings from God’s hill! Due to the advice of health professionals, we have prayerfully determined to keep our friends and members safe that we will be moving online for the remainder of 2020.  We regret having to cancel in person…

Happy Thanksgiving from the Pastor, Staff and Consistory

Harvest Home in 1952. Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s the day before Thanksgiving up on God’s Hill. A few updates from up on the Hill:   This Saturday, at 9 a.m., we will be having a COVID careful Hanging of the Greens to decorate for Christmas.  We won’t be going all out this year…

Sermon of November 15, 2020 — “Men Wording”

A reading from Jeremiah 36:1-8, 21-23, 27-28; 31:31-34:             In the fourth year of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2Take a scroll and write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel and Judah and all the nations, from the day I…

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…

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…