Weekly Update–October 11, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Emmanuel Church, It’s a gorgeous autumn morning on God’s hill! This Sunday is worship at 10:15 a.m.  We will be continuing the preaching series, “What’s in a Name?”  I will be doing something I rarely have a chance to do this Sunday, I will be preaching one one whole book of…

Sermon of September 15 — “God’s Cosmic Joke”

Genesis 18:1-15 The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. 3 He said, “My lord, if…

Sermon for September 1, 2019 — “A Scary Sabbath”

Deuteronony 15, selected verses At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. 2 This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel any loan they have made to a fellow Israelite. They shall not require payment from anyone among their own people, because the Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed….

Sermon of April 28, 2019 — “Homesickness and Homecoming”

Matthew 28:16-20 16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the…

Sermon of March 24, 2019 — “Sitting at the Kid’s Table”

The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 22:1-14:                 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. 4 Again he sent other…

Sermon of March 17, 2019 — “It’s Never Too Late”

A Reading from The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 20:1-16:                  “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others…

Sermon of March 10, 2019 — “Forgiveness on the Ground Floor”

Sermon Series for Lent What is Lent? Lent is Forgiveness The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 18:15-35:                  “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that…

Sermon of March 3, 2019 — “The 11th Commandment”

The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 16:24-17:8:                  Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will…

March Hilltopper Online Newsletter and Weekly Update

This Sunday is Transfiguration Sunday with communion and a covered dish luncheon. The sermon is called “The 11th Commandment.” Below you will find the electronic Hilltopper E-Newsletter. If you would like a hard copy, you can stop by the church office or email us and we will mail you one. Coming up this week and…

Sermon of February 24, 2019 — “Exodus: The Sequel”

Matthew 14:13-33 13 Now 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. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15 When it was evening,…