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

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 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…

In Memoriam: Catherine Cline

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, Catherine Cline, 92, passed away on Saturday morning, March 2.   Visitation will be held at Hart Funeral Home on Friday, March 8 from 3-7 p.m. and again Saturday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. Funeral Service will be at Emmanuel Reformed (Hills) Church of the United Church of Christ on Saturday, March 9 at 11…

“The Kingdom Calls for Detachment” –Sermon of February 3, 2019

Matthew 6:7-34 “When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 “Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven,     hallowed be…

Christmas Eve Worship with Communion and Candlelight

Monday, December 24th, at 7 p.m. You and your family are invited to participate in one of the most special worship events of the year: Christmas Eve. The service will consist of carol singing, Scripture readings, and the theme is: “Christmas Bells: The Postures of Christmas.” See you in church!

Weekly Update — 3rd Sunday in Advent

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church,  It’s a clear and somewhat warm Friday up on God’s hill! This Sunday,  December 16th is the Third Sunday in Advent.  At 10:15 a.m. we will have worship and focus on the Advent Candle/Theme of JOY.  After worship, our Prayer Angels will meet together to make a blanket.  At…

December/January Hilltopper Newsletter Double Issue

Featured image, First Sunday in Advent at Dionysos Church in Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, is used with permission of a Creative Commons License.   Inside this issue of the Hilltopper you will find the invitation to this Sunday’s Christmas party along with instructions on how to get a present for your child from St. Nick! Click Here…

Sermon of October 14, 2018 — “Reminder Notice”

Joshua 24:1-15 Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. 2 And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Long ago your ancestors—Terah and his sons Abraham and Nahor—lived beyond…