God at Work in the World

Friends, this week I gave you all "homework" to work on as you're going about your daily business. How's that going  for you? If you weren't at church this week because of the holiday or illness, I encourage you to go listen to this week's sermon at this link: https://soundcloud.com/charissa-clark-howe/may-28-2017-9-47-30-am Once you've listened to this week's sermon, it's time to jump in on this … [Read more...]

Holy Week at Emsworth UPC

Friends, Easter is approaching quickly! As you begin to prepare your hearts for celebrating this holiest of days, there are many opportunities for worship and fellowship: Wednesday, March 29th Final Joint-church Lenten dinner and family night @ St. Andrew's UP Church, 6:00 PM. Bring your best soup or a favorite side dish, play a great game with the church family, and see who wins the … [Read more...]

Out of the Shadows: March 26, 2017/ Fourth Sunday of Lent

Out of the Shadows “YEA, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death!” Is often the first line that comes to mind when many of us think of Psalm 23. In our country, this Psalm is often read at funerals, which is perhaps why that particular line stands out. When I was in elementary school, we were often given the task in Bible class to copy down Scripture from our Bibles. And we … [Read more...]

Exploring the Word this Week: March 26, 2017, Fourth Sunday of Lent

Exploring the Word this Week Week of: March 26, 2017 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Living out the word For some online commentaries on these and other passages, a great place to start is www.biblegateway.com. If you don’t have internet access, or you just prefer regular books, see Pastor Charissa, she’ll be happy to loan you some resources. … [Read more...]

A Special Request from Pastor Charissa

OK, everyone! We are hatching some fun times for March 31st! We'll be having the third  and final joint-congregation Lent dinner that night and we hope to see you all there. Pop in around 6 PM with a pot of your best soup. There will be voting to see which soup wins the coveted "Golden Ladle" award! We will be playing some games together that night as well and we need your help preparing for … [Read more...]

Exploring the Word this Week: Third Sunday in Lent

Exploring the Word this Week Week of: March 12, 2017   Psalm 95 Exodus 17:1-7 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 Living out the word For some online commentaries on these and other passages, a great place to start is www.biblegateway.com. If you don’t have internet access, or you just prefer regular books, see Pastor Charissa, she’ll be happy to loan you some resources. … [Read more...]

Second Sunday in Lent: Daylight Saving Time

Psalm 121 (ESV)   1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. 6 The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon … [Read more...]

Exploring the Word This Week: Second Sunday in Lent

Exploring the Word this Week Week of: March 12, 2017   Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5; 13-17 John 3:1-17 Living out the word For some online commentaries on these and other passages, a great place to start is www.biblegateway.com. If you don’t have internet access, or you just prefer regular books, see Pastor Charissa, she’ll be happy to loan you some … [Read more...]

Don’t Forget to Spring Ahead!

Don't forget that tonight's the night we set our clocks forward an hour! In other words,  it's gonna feel early when we get together for worship tomorrow morning! Make sure to get a good night's sleep and we'll see you at 9:30 tomorrow morning for worship! … [Read more...]

“One Voice” Christian Vocal Ensemble at Emsworth Presbyterian Church

The “One Voice” Christian Vocal Ensemble, directed by David F. Pressau, will present a concert for Lent at Emsworth UP Church on Sunday, March 19 at 7:00 PM.  The concert features the "One Voice" signature combination of Christian music and the Holy Word of God.  Thrill to the message of everlasting love through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ so that we could be reunited with the Heavenly … [Read more...]