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 16 Weekly Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful cold and snowy morning on God’s Hill! This Sunday, March 18th will deal with the last night of Jesus’ life and the betrayal he suffers at the hands of Judas and others.  The sermon is about what we give up for Lent (and what Judas should have given…

Sermon of March 11, 2017–“Washing Away Barriers”

John 13:1-20 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son…

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…

March 4, 2018 Sermon — “Plant a Seed”

John 12:20-36 20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the…

February 25, 2018 Sermon “Who Do You Trust?”

John 14:1-14  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come…

Weekly Update — “Lord, Teach Us To Pray”

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a warm February morning on God’s Hill! This Sunday, February 18th will be our Youth/Children’s Service.  The children will be presenting on the theme: “Lord, Teach us to pray.”  This is the request that Jesus’ disciples made to him right before he taught them the Lord’s Prayer….

Ash Wednesday Worship — February 14, 2018 — 7 p.m.

This year’s theme for Lent is Connecting with God: 40 Days of Lent.  We start tonight at Hill’s with worship at 7 p.m. and imposition of Ashes. Every event will have light food and refreshment and an activity that illustrates the theme of the week. You can get more information about the whole sweep of…

February 9, 2018 Update

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It is a beautiful morning up on God’s hill!  And there’s lots to report as we are in the final Sunday before the Lenten Season begins. Sunday’s Worship at 10:15 narrates the amazing story of Jesus bringing life to Lazarus , who had been dead in the tomb for…