May 21, 2017 Sermon — “Thoughts in the Upper Room”

Luke 22:14-38 14 When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. 15He said to them, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16for I tell you, I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.’ 17Then he…

November 6 — All Saints Worship

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful morning up on God’s hill!!!! The month of November is an important time for Christians.  We remember what we are thankful for and who we are thankful for.  This Sunday is no different.  Sunday is All Saints Sunday where we remember the members and friends of…

October 30, 2016 Sermon — “What’s Your Favorite Color?”

Isaiah 40:1-11 Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to herthat she has served her term, that her penalty is paid,that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice cries out:‘In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make…

May 12, 2016–Confirmation & Pentecost

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It is a beautiful morning up on the hill! God has been doing some great things recently in church and in people’s lives!  I hope you will want to be part of it. This Sunday we will celebrate God the Father sending Jesus the Son and the Holy…

March 24, 2016–Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, As we end Lent some of the most important days of the Christian year stand out. Tonight, Maundy Thursday begins with a Soup Supper at 6:30 p.m.  Worship will follow around the tables in the Steele Building.  It will be an interactive communion service. A Good Friday Prayer Service…

Weekly Update–“The Three Kings”

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, Happy new year!  This Sunday worship is at 10:15 a.m. and the theme is The Three Kings.  We will also celebrate with Communion.  During the service, the 2016 Consistory will be installed. Sunday night is Confirmation Class from 6-8 p.m.   Monday is Choir at 7 p.m. Tuesday…

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: All Saints Day

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, November 1 is All Saints Day and we will be reemembering all the saints of the church in our special service at 7 p.m. Saturday night in the cemetery. We will light candles, remember our friends and neighbors, and look toward the future when God will wipe…

Sermon of October 5, 2014–“Jesus: The Lamb of God”

Matthew 21:33-46 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country.34When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect his…

Sermon of August 3, 2014–“White, Wheat, or Rye?”

Matthew 14: 13-21      13Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their…

Weekly Update–July 25, 2014

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, The above picture is from our partner church, Exodus UCCP in Currimao, Philippines.  They are holding in their hands Bible bookmarks that Hill’s children made in Vacation Bible School this June!  Make sure you look at the smiles on everyone’s faces! Thank you for supporting this awesome ministry!  More pictures are available on…

Two Pentecost Sermons–“Prayer Chain” & “For This Moment”

John 17:1-11   After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that…