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,…

Second Sunday of Advent: PEACE

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church,  Tomorrow, Saturday morning, December 6th at 9 a.m. is Decorating of the Church for the Christmas Season.  We did a little bit last week during worship and now we are going to finish up.  It’s a good time to see friends, grab a cup of coffee and help…

Weekly Update–Road to Ministry Edition

Happy autumn everyone, This Saturday, September 27th is our next 10-10-10 Invitational Event!!!!  We will meet at 10 a.m. in the Upper Pavilion at Townshend Park.  We will be having breakfast and just getting together to share with each other.  You do not have to stay for any period of time–this is just to get together and talk, a…

Weekly Update–Summer Vacation Edition

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Reformed Church, This Sunday, July 6th, we will begin with our hymn sing for the summer and Bill Dulaney will be bringing the message: “Come Unto Me–For My Burden is Easy.”  After worship, join your friends for a time of fellowship in the Steele Building. Next Sunday, July…

Eye on Emmanuel–Weekly Update–January 16, 2014

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Reformed Church, This Sunday is Ecumenical Sunday and many of our prayers come from the Worldwide Church.  In addtion, Linda Dulaney and I have cooked up a little ‘surprise’ from the German Protestant church for you all.  We are also collecting the Children’s Noisy Collection this week for a…

Happy Thanksgiving From Emmanuel Reformed Church!

Good morning, Up here on the Hill, we hope that you are all safe, warm, and enjoying your time with friends and family.  For those of you in professions where you have to work over the holiday, we’re thinking about you and thanking you for the work you do.  Here are some events to get…

Weekly Update–November 21, 2013

This Sunday is Christ the King Worship and Thanksgiving Sunday at 10:15 a.m.  Sunday is the deadline for the food donations to the Westmoreland County Food Bank.  Music will be led by Shawn Hanks and Pastor Joseph. Confirmation Class is Sunday night from 6-8 p.m. Monday is Choir at 7 p.m. Tuesday–Bible Study is Cancelled, Pastor Joseph is in Greenville at…

Weekly Update–“September 6, 2013”

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, Sunday worship will be focused around the short New Testament book that the Apostle Paul wrote to Philemon.  The sermon title is “Where the rubber meets the road.” After worship eligible youth (suggested age 11) will meet with the pastor and our Christian Education director, Trista Lucas,…

Weekly Update–August 30, 2013

Good morning friends and family of Emmanuel Church, Sunday morning will be celebration of The Lord’s Supper along with worship.  The lesson comes from Luke 14:7-14 and the sermon title is “The U.S. Open.”  The sermon will deal with issues of poverty and wealth, openness and hospitality.  A cookout will follow with hot dogs provided….

Weekly Update–May 9, 2013

Good morning friends and members of Hills Church, Spring is here!  We’ve had some very nice weather and some rain as well.  We are well on our way to planning for the late/spring and summer. Sunday’s Service celebrates Mother’s Day!  The sermon is one of an occasional series on stewardship and is titled “Treasure.”  I…

Weekly Update–September 28, 2012

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, Good morning. Today and tomorrow we will be celebrating with William Knoll and Jennifer Shoffner as they get married tomorrow afternoon. Please join me in wishing them well. Sunday morning worship deals with Mark Chapter 9:38-50–we will highlight the failures the disciples were experiencing–The sermon is entitled “Fumbling…