May 14, 2017 Sermon — “Muscle Memory”

Luke 20:9-19 9 He began to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, and leased it to tenants, and went to another country for a long time. 10When the season came, he sent a slave to the tenants in order that they might give him his share of the produce of the vineyard;…

April 30 Sermon — “Is that you, Jesus?”

Matthew 25:31-46 31 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33and he will…

April 23 Sermon –“The Tricky Politics of Salvation”

Luke 19:1-10 He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. 4So he ran ahead and climbed a sycomore…

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…

Holy Week and Easter Schedule 2017

Holy Week and Easter Schedule Maundy Thursday, April 13 — 6:30 p.m.  Meal with Service following. Good Friday, April 14–7:30 p.m.  Worship on the theme of “What is Truth?” Easter Sunday, April 16– 6:30 a.m.–Community sunrise Service in the Graveyard.  (Look for the article in yesterday’s Penn Franklin News!) 8:00 a.m. — First Service of…

April 9, 2017 — Palm Sunday Easter Choir Cantata

Matthew 21:1-11 When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. 3If anyone says anything…

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….

April 2, 2017 Sermon — “Stepping Over Problems”

Luke 16:19-31 19 ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. 20And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, 21who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick…

March 26, 2017 Sermon — “There and Back Again”

Luke 15:1-32 Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ 3 So he told them this parable: 4‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave…

March 19, 2017 Sermon — “Missing the Point”

Luke 13:10-17 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you…

April 9, 2017 — Easter Egg Hunt

Hello everyone! Hills Church is gearing up for our annual Easter Egg Hunt after church on Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017. As we did last year, we are inviting all of the parents to donate small non-food items (we have so many food allergies to watch out for!) that we will assemble into gift bags….