Happy New Year!

“To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.’ 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying,14 ‘Glory…

Christmas Eve Worship

Begins streaming on December 24 at 7 p.m. Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Reformed Church,  It’s almost time for the birth of Jesus on God’s Hill! Link to Digital, Remote, Online worship will go live December 24 at 7 pm:  Worship here: http://www.facebook.com/hillschurchexport But the angel said to the shepherds, ‘Do not be…

Shift to All Digital Worship

Advent 4 and Christmas Eve Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Reformed Church,  Snowy December greetings from God’s hill! Due to the advice of health professionals, we have prayerfully determined to keep our friends and members safe that we will be moving online for the remainder of 2020.  We regret having to cancel in person…

Worship of December 6, 2020

  Joel, Chapter 2 Yet even now, says the Lord,   return to me with all your heart,with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;13   rend your hearts and not your clothing.Return to the Lord, your God,   for he is gracious and merciful,slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love,   and relents from punishing.14 Who knows if he will not turn and relent,   and leave a…

Celebrate the Advent Season and 200 years of history.

The Murrysville Historical Preservation Society and the Emmanuel Reformed United Church of Christ (Hill’s Church) will be celebrating the Bicentennial of both Murrysville and Hill’s Church on Sunday, December 13th at 2:00pm.   The occasion will include the history of the church and the Advent season, and an abbreviated, historical Advent service by Pastor Joseph Hedden…

Happy Thanksgiving from the Pastor, Staff and Consistory

Harvest Home in 1952. Dear Friends and Members of Emmanuel Church, It’s the day before Thanksgiving up on God’s Hill. A few updates from up on the Hill:   This Saturday, at 9 a.m., we will be having a COVID careful Hanging of the Greens to decorate for Christmas.  We won’t be going all out this year…

Sermon of November 15, 2020 — “Men Wording”

A reading from Jeremiah 36:1-8, 21-23, 27-28; 31:31-34:             In the fourth year of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2Take a scroll and write on it all the words that I have spoken to you against Israel and Judah and all the nations, from the day I…

The Story of the “Prayer Angels” Blanket Ministry

In 2016, a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church of the United Church of Christ came to the pastor with an idea. She had received a prayer blanket from a Western Pennsylvania church when she went through chemotherapy treatments. Since the infusion can often make one cold, the blanket has a practical application as well as…

Ascension Daily Spirit Lift

Acts 1:6-11 6 So when they had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’ 7He replied, ‘It is not for you to know the times or periods that the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come…