March 6, 2016 Sermon– “God’s Mysterious Forgiveness”

Genesis 45:1-8 Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, ‘Send everyone away from me.’ So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers.2And he wept so loudly that the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it….

February 26–Weekly Update

Dear friends and members of Emmanuel Church, This week we sent out 3 prayer blankets for people who are having chemotherapy treatments from as close as Greensburg to as far away and Florida!  Thank you for supporting this important ministry!  It is awesome.  Prayer is really working up here on the hill!  Keep up the…

Sermon of February 21, 2016–“Family Feud”

Genesis 27:5-33, 41 5 Now Rebekah was listening when Isaac spoke to his son Esau. So when Esau went to the field to hunt for game and bring it, 6Rebekah said to her son Jacob, ‘I heard your father say to your brother Esau, 7“Bring me game, and prepare for me savoury food to eat, that I may…

Sermon Outline of February 8, 2015–“Getting out of the House”

Mark 1:29-39 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her.31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began…

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…

Sermon of May 11–“The Leader We’ve Been Waiting For”

John 10:1-10 “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit.2The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls…

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…

Sermon of December 8, 2013–“The Growing Season”

Isaiah 11:1-10 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. 2The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3His delight shall be in the fear of…

Sermon of September 29–“Surprising Investments”

Jeremiah 32 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord in the tenth year of King Zedekiah of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. 2At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and the prophet Jeremiah was confined in the court of the guard that was in the palace of…

Sermon of July 28–“The Tough Conversations”

Genesis 18:17-33 17The Lord said, ‘Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, 18seeing that Abraham shall become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? 19No, for I have chosen him, that he may charge his children and his household after him to keep the way of…

Weekly Update–August 26, 2013

Hello Members and Friends of Emmanuel Church, This Sunday is Confirmation for Adults at 9 a.m.  We will be studying the Rev. David Ackerman’s new book, Beyond the Lectionary.  All are welcome!    Worship is at 10:15 a.m. and the sermon is “The Tough Conversations” in regards to prayer.  We are still collecting for St….