Weekly Update — November 4, 2018. All Saints Sunday.

Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It is partly cloudy and beautiful up on God’s hill. This Saturday, November 3 at 4 p.m., City and Kingdom Pittsburgh will meet at the New Meadow Run Bruderhof for a tour and community supper.  Our hosts will give us a tour of their workshops, community spaces, gardens, kitchen, and…

Sermon of September 30, 2018 — “Rough Road Ahead”

Exodus 14, selected verses:   5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, “What have we done, letting Israel leave our service?” 6 So he had his chariot made ready, and took his army with him; 7 he took six…

Sermon of September 16, 2018 — “A Moment Beyond Measure”

Genesis 12:1-9 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation,     and I will bless you; I will make your name great,     and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you,     and whoever…

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…

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…

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…