July 17, 2016 Sermon–“Seek and Find”

Judges 4:14-16; 21:25 4 At that time Deborah, a prophetess, wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel. 5She used to sit under the palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the Israelites came up to her for judgement. 6She sent and summoned Barak son of Abinoam from Kedesh in Naphtali,…

Sermon of April 3, 2016–“The Most Unlikely of Heroines”

Exodus, Chapter 1:8-2:10: 8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9He said to his people, ‘Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and…

Weekly Update–July 2, 2013

Hi all, We are ready for our Ice Cream Cruise this year! It will be Sunday, August 18 at 12:00 Noon at the Gateway Clipper Fleet, 350 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. We are joining together with other UCC Churches from our neighborhoods. Cost is: Ages 12 and over $21 and children 12…

Weekly Update–Friday, June 14, 2013

Good morning friends and members of Hills Church, Happy Flag Day to you!  I hope you will observe it in your own way and find meaning in the holiday. Today we are wrapping up the visit of Patriot Camp here at the church, where the Patriots and Founders Group of PA  participates in educational events…

Sermon of June 2, 2013–“The Ring Road”

Luke 7:1-10 After Jesus had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. 3When he heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to him, asking him to come and heal his slave. 4When they…

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…

Weekly Update–May 9, 2013

Good morning friends and members of Hills Church, Spring is here!  We’ve had some very nice weather and some rain as well.  We are well on our way to planning for the late/spring and summer. Sunday’s Service celebrates Mother’s Day!  The sermon is one of an occasional series on stewardship and is titled “Treasure.”  I…

Sermon of May 5, 2013–“Temple of the Holy Ghost”

John 14:23-29 23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who…

Sermon of April 21, 2013–“The Beautiful Temple”

Revelation 7: 9-17 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to…

Weekly Update–April 18, 2013

Good morning friends of Emmanuel Church, Thanks to everyone who made this Sunday’s programs so sucessful!!!  Pictures from the Children’s Worship are on our Facebook page. This Saturday, April 20th, we will meet at 8 a.m. for a work day/PA Cleanways/Painting the Fellowship Hall.  We could use help so bring your brushes! Sunday, April 21…

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Good morning Friends of Emmanuel Church, Tonight is Maundy Thursday.  The word Maundy comes from the Latin for command and refers to Jesus’ final command to his disciples that we “love one another.”  As part of that last command, we will remember the last meal of Jesus’ life with a simple soup and bread supper…