November 2017 Hilltopper is Now Online

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful day up on God’s hill!  The November rains are here.  Coffee is on.  We are preparing worship for the Sundays in November.  Additionally, you can click on the link below and have the Church Newsletter at your fingertips electronically.  Of course, you can always stop…

October 29, 2017 Sermon

John 5:30-47 30 ‘I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgement is just, because I seek to do not my own will but the will of him who sent me. 31 ‘If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. 32There is another who testifies on my behalf, and I…

October 22, 2017 Sermon — “Crossing Over”

John 5:16-30: 16Therefore the Jews started persecuting Jesus, because he was doing such things on the Sabbath. 17But Jesus answered them, ‘My Father is still working, and I also am working.’ 18For this reason the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because he was not only breaking the Sabbath, but was also calling God…

Sermon of October 15, 2017 — “Sunk Cost”

John 5:1-18 After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Bethesda, which has five porticoes. 3In these lay many invalids—blind, lame, and paralysed. 5One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. 6When Jesus saw him…

September 24, 2017 Sermon — “That’s not your trophy!”

John 3:31-36 31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. 33Whoever has accepted his testimony has…

September 8, 2017 Weekly Update

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon up on God’s Hill!  Let us give thanks to the Lord for what he has given us; while remembering the various trouble spots around our world and nation: Houston, Florida, wildfires out west, the earthquake in Mexico.  The United Church of Christ has…

August 27, 2017 Sermon– “Listen to Your Mother!”

John 2:1-11 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ 4And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that…

Sermon of August 6, 2017 — “Genesis All Over Again”

Genesis 1:1-5 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good; and God…

Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer Update — August 4, 2017

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It is a beautiful morning up on God’s hill!  We are watching for storms this afternoon but the weekend is supposed to be lovely! We begin a new series on Sunday, August 6th in worship.    We will be hearing about the Gospel of John sequentially.  This means that the…

July 23, 2017 — “Ring Them Bells”

Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It is a hot, humid morning up on God’s hill! Today is the viewing for Ellen Jack at Hart Funeral Home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  Tomorrow, Friday, July 21, will be the Funeral Service at Hart’s at 11 a.m. with Interment following the service at Twin Valley…