Weekly Update — Confirmation Sunday

Dear Members and Friends of Emmanuel Church, It is almost Pentecost on God’s hill! Pentecost is the festival which celebrates God sending the Holy Spirit onto the disciples in Jerusalem.  It is through the Spirit that God continues to be present with us in our everyday world. Symbols for Pentecost include: fire, flame, the color…

September 3, 2017 Sermon — “Spring Cleaning”

John 2:12-25 12 After this he went down to Capernaum with his mother, his brothers, and his disciples; and they remained there for a few days. 13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. 15Making…

“Spirit Sightings” — Sermon of June 4, 2017

Acts 2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of…

May 15, 2016 Sermon– “Feast of Weeks”

Deuteronomy 16:9-12 9 You shall count seven weeks; begin to count the seven weeks from the time the sickle is first put to the standing grain. 10Then you shall keep the festival of weeks to the Lord your God, contributing a freewill-offering in proportion to the blessing that you have received from the Lord your God.11Rejoice…

May 12, 2016–Confirmation & Pentecost

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, It is a beautiful morning up on the hill! God has been doing some great things recently in church and in people’s lives!  I hope you will want to be part of it. This Sunday we will celebrate God the Father sending Jesus the Son and the Holy…

Sermon of May 24, 2015–“Consumed”

Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue…

Two Pentecost Sermons–“Prayer Chain” & “For This Moment”

John 17:1-11   After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3And this is eternal life, that…

Weekly Update–Pentecost Sunday!!!

Pentecost & Graduate Sunday Sunday, June 8th at 10:15 a.m. Good morning friends and members of Emmanuel Church! Tonight, Thursday, June 5th is Our Vacation Bible School Planning meeting.  We will meet at 7 p.m. and talk about roles, responsibilities, as well as being introduced to this year’s theme.  Dates for Vacation Bible School are…

Sermon of November 17, 2013–“Standing on the Edge”

Luke 21:5-19 5When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6“As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.” 7They asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and…

Sermon of May 19, 2013–“The Spirit(s) of the Age”

John 14:15-27 15 ‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. 17This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he…

Thursday Update–May 16, 2013

Hello  friends and members of Hills Church, Tomorrow, Friday, May 17th, begins our Attic Treasures sale  in the Lower Level of the Steele Fellowship Building  from 3 to 7 and continues on Saturday, May 18th from 8-12.  A bag sale of $2 a bag will take place from 11-12.  The sale is sponsored by the…

Pentecost Sermon–“Spiritual Enthusiasm”

Acts 2:1-21 2:1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2:2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 2:3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue…