November 2017 Hilltopper is Now Online

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful day up on God’s hill!  The November rains are here.  Coffee is on.  We are preparing worship for the Sundays in November.  Additionally, you can click on the link below and have the Church Newsletter at your fingertips electronically.  Of course, you can always stop…

September 24, 2017 Sermon — “That’s not your trophy!”

John 3:31-36 31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. 33Whoever has accepted his testimony has…

September 8, 2017 Weekly Update

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon up on God’s Hill!  Let us give thanks to the Lord for what he has given us; while remembering the various trouble spots around our world and nation: Houston, Florida, wildfires out west, the earthquake in Mexico.  The United Church of Christ has…

September 3, 2017 Sermon — “Spring Cleaning”

John 2:12-25 12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they remained there for a few days. 13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. 15Making…

“Top of the Pyramid” Sermon of August 13, 2017

John 1:19-34 19 This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ 20He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, ‘I am not the Messiah.’ 21And they asked him, ‘What then? Are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are you the prophet?’ He…

In Memoriam — Henry S. Oslosky

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, Henry Oslosky passed away Sunday afternoon.  Wolfe von Geis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  Visitation is August 9th from 2-4 and from 6-8.  The service will be at the Funeral Home on Thursday morning, August 10 at 11 a.m.  Cemetery services will be at Twin Valley following…

Sermon of August 6, 2017 — “Genesis All Over Again”

Genesis 1:1-5 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good; and God…

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Update — August 4, 2017

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It is a beautiful morning up on God’s hill!  We are watching for storms this afternoon but the weekend is supposed to be lovely! We begin a new series on Sunday, August 6th in worship.    We will be hearing about the Gospel of John sequentially.  This means that the…

July 2, 2017 Sermon — “Testifying to Newness”

Acts 10:9-23 About noon the next day, as they were on their journey and approaching the city, Peter went up on the roof to pray. 10He became hungry and wanted something to eat; and while it was being prepared, he fell into a trance. 11He saw the heaven opened and something like a large sheet coming down,…