November 16, 2017 Weekly Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful Thursday morning on God’s hill! Sunday morning is our Annual Thanksgiving Worship Service.  This means there will be a thanksgiving display in the sanctuary and it is the second to last Sunday that we will collect for the toys for the Salvation Army and the…

October 29, 2017 Sermon

John 5:30-47 30 ‘I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgement is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 31 ‘If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32There is another who testifies on my behalf, and I…

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…

July 23, 2017 — “Ring Them Bells”

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It is a hot, humid morning up on God’s hill! Today is the viewing for Ellen Jack at Hart Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  Tomorrow, Friday, July 21, will be the Funeral Service at Hart’s at 11 a.m. with Interment following the service at Twin Valley…

April 16, 2017 Sermon — “What next?”

Colossians 3:1-4 So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, 3for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4When…

April 2017 Newsletter

Here is our April 2017 online newsletter.  A few highlights of events going on this month: April 9th is Palm Sunday with a Bake Sale and Easter Egg Hunt after worship April 13th–Maundy Thursday soup, supper & worship at 6:30 p.m.   Good Friday Worship–April 14 at 7:30 pm. Easter Sunday–April 16–3 services 6:30 a.m….

February 2, 2017 Update —

It’s a beautiful morning up on God’s Hill! And we are all getting ready for this weekend’s events.  We are getting rid of the mid-winter/Groundhog Day blues by coming together for worship.  Sunday morning’s message will be about Matthew 5–Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  We will sing praise to God (after all, Jesus talks a…

January 18, 2017 Weekly Update — Jesus’ Inaugural Sermon

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, Did you know that Jesus, too, preached an inaugural message? In Luke Chapter 4, we read that Jesus went to his hometown synagogue in Nazareth and proceeded to offer his first sermon–and it took Nazareth by storm!  “Jesus’ inaugural sermon” will be the theme for our worship on…

December 11, 2016 Sermon — What did Mary know ( & we don’t)?

Luke 1:39-56 39In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42and exclaimed with a loud cry,…

November 13, 2016 — “Come on Home”

Ezra 1:1-4 In the first year of King Cyrus of Persia, in order that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of King Cyrus of Persia so that he sent a herald throughout all his kingdom, and also in a written edict declared: 2 ‘Thus…