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…

Sermon of September 16, 2018 — “A Moment Beyond Measure”

Genesis 12:1-9 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation,     and I will bless you; I will make your name great,     and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you,     and whoever…

Sermon of September 2, 2018 — “Just Like Starting Over”

Genesis 1:1-2:4  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and…

April 18 — Weekly Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful morning up on God’s Hill! Tomorrow Night, April 19 at 7 p.m.–Hill’s has partnered with Plough to host a book discussion at Bella Luna Restaurant this Thursday April 19th at 7 p.m. to look at options in community living.  We will use as our discussion book “Why…