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…

First Sunday in Advent — December 2, 2018

Featured image is from https://www.maxpixel.net/Solitude-Snow-Winter-City-574512 Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church,  It’s Advent time again up on God’s hill!  We’ve had a snowy morning up here and it’s chilly outside.  We’re entering into a new church season on Sunday and it looks like we’ve entered a new season when we look out the window…

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…

Easter At Emmanuel

Thursday Evening, March 29–Maundy Thursday.  6:30: Soup supper with Communion service to follow. Friday night at 7 p.m.–Good Friday Service with readings from congregation members who will demonstrate what the ‘eyewitnesses’ to Jesus’ final week saw and heard. Easter Sunday–6:30 a.m.  Community Sunrise Service in the Cemetery.  (In the case of inclement weather, we will move inside). We…

Holy Week Schedule

Schedule of Services for Holy Week/Easter:   Friday night, March 23rd is the last of our Cluster Services for Lent.  We will meet at First UCC in Harrison City at 7:30 p.m.  The topic is Connecting to God: Angels.  We will examine how God’s message has been spread by angels throughout the Bible and through human…

March 18 Sermon — “Abstain from Evil”

John 13:21-30 21 After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he was speaking. 23 One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him; 24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask Jesus of whom…

March 11, 2018 Weekly Update

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church,  It’s a beautiful March morning up on God’s hill! We are preparing for a Sunday full of conversation and fellowship. Sunday morning has Bible Study at 9:00 a.m. for adults.  Worship is at 10;15 a.m. for all ages and we will be examining Jesus’ example of humility in…