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…

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…

February 3, 2016–“Launch into Lent!”

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, Launch into Lent this week!  Friday night is a special event–our Westmoreland Association Northern Cluster Churches will gather together for a U2charist, which is a worship service using the music of the rock band U2.  Since Hill’s is hosting, we are asking our members to bring food for the…

Sermon of December 14, 2014–“Shouts of Joy!”

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11  The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a] 2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…

Ash Wednesday Sermon–March 5, 2014

Exodus 15:1, 9-18 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea. The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my…

Weekly Update–February 8, 2013

Good morning friends of Emmanuel Church, This Sunday’s worship is at 10:15 a.m. and after worship we are having our Valentine’s Pasta Dinner/Cook-off!  There are prizes for movie tickets and restaurant gift cards for the winners.  Anyone can enter, you do not need to be a member, nor do you need to have signed up…

Sermon of March 11: Ryan Lucas

Dear Friends, Here’s the audio of Ryan’s sermon from Sunday. Ryan preached on three texts: Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; and John 2:13-22–Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple. Ryan challenges us to hear the voice of God calling us to take risks as well as to listen to others who might be struggling. I find this…

Sermon of February 26–“Called to Inconvenience”

We began our sermon series for Lent called–The Power of Kingdom Living–and the focus is how to live day by day in a complex, confusing world. My focus this week was a little known prophet, Miciah ben Imlah from 1 Kings Chapter 22. He prophesied about the truth, even though he knew it might cost…

Northern Westmoreland UCC Cluster Lenten Schedule

The Old Rugged Cross: A theme for Lent Five United Church of Christ Congregations have covenanted to share their mid-week Lenten Services for 2012. All the services will be created around the theme of the familiar hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross.” All services begin at 7:30 and light refreshments follow. February 29– Host Church: Denmark…

The Power of Kingdom Living–Six week sermon series

THE POWER OF KINGDOM LIVING IS . . . A six week sermon series for Lent—bring your Bible as we mine the Scriptures for sources of power from the following places: Week 1 (2/26): Miciah the Prophet. 1 Kings 22 Week 2 (3/4): Mnason. Acts 2:15-26 Week 3 (3/11): 10 Commandments. Exodus 20. Week 4…