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…

October 27, 2018 — “A Spooky Stroll Through Time”

Want to know more about the Export area? Why is there a toll house on Pike Street? What happened in Export in 1910 that shook the nation? We will celebrate our common history with a program held in the meeting house, a stroll through Emmanuel’s cemetery, and topping it off with a festive German meal….

August 26, 2018 Sermon — “Trust Fund”

Psalm 146 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live;     I will sing praises to my God all my life long. 3 Do not put your trust in princes,     in mortals, in whom there is no help. 4 When their breath departs, they return to the earth;     on that very…

In Memoriam: Cheryl Ignatius

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It with sadness that I have to inform you that Cheryl Ignatius passed away at home on Thursday. Cheryl had spoken many times with her ‘church family’ about coming home to Emmanuel Church, in which she had grown up, and was now back to worshipping with.  Her loss…

Sermon of August 5, 2018 — “Thank You!”

Psalm 113 Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord;     praise the name of the Lord. 2 Blessed be the name of the Lord     from this time on and forevermore. 3 From the rising of the sun to its setting     the name of the Lord is to be praised. 4 The Lord is high above all nations,     and his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is…

Weekly Update August 5th — The Modern Psalm

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It is a wet morning up on God’s hill! We are in preparation for this week’s worship and getting ready to bounce into August. This Sunday, August 5th, is Holy Communion and the second Sunday in our series, The Modern Psalm.  We will hear from a congregation…

“On Your Mark . . . Get Set . . . Go!” Sermon of July 29

Psalm 1 Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take     or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,     and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,     which yields its…

Weekly Update — July 29, 2018 — The Modern Psalm

Good morning friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s an overcast morning on God’s hill! Sunday, July 29th marks the last Sunday of the month but also a new theme in worship.  We will begin a series on the book of Psalms called: The Modern Psalm.  It will last through August 26th and will look at our life from all…

Sermon of June 24 — “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”

John 20:1-18 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved,and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the…

June 24, 2018–198th Anniversary

Good morning friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful  morning up on God’s hill! You are in for a special treat this Sunday, June 24th.  Our 198th Annual Homecoming is this week.  The message will be about Mary Magdalene’s encounter with the Risen Jesus in John 20.   Linda has some special resurrection music…

June 15 Weekly Update

Good morning friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful Friday morning up on God’s hill! Tonight is Parent’s Night Out–The children will be watching the movie “The Star” and have some related activities and food.  Time is 6 to 9 p.m.  Suggested donation is 5 dollars.  For more information, the Facebook event is here. Tomorrow morning is City…

June 10, 2018 Sermon — “Jesus is the Universal King!”

John 19:1-22  Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2 The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe 3 and went up to him again and again, saying, “Hail, king of the Jews!” And they slapped him in the face. 4 Once more Pilate came out and…