The future is bright for Parker Hill Church! Learn about our exciting vision for the future. Learn more!

What can we help you find?

AppNotes

March 23, 2021

Two friends recently heard the good news of Jesus. One was overwhelmed with the grace of Christ and sought to be baptized immediately. She had given her sin and her life to Jesus. She wanted her world to know of this commitment, much like a bride proclaims love for her groom in a wedding ceremony. This friend’s devotion and gratitude is whole-hearted, even though her family now rejects her. The second friend heard the same good news of Jesus. She declared acceptance of His sacrifice and her desire to follow Him, but she refused to demonstrate her commitment in baptism. The reason? Her mother would be angry. When the Ethiopian in today’s scripture understood God’s grace, he said, “What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” Nothing!—that was his conclusion as he waded into the water. What is standing between you and following Jesus? Can you say, “Nothing!” and wade on in?

Bible Reading

Acts 8:26-38 NIV
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.” Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.” The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.

COVID-19 Update

In cooperation with orders from the PA Department of Health, and out of a heart of concern and care for our community, masks are now required for everyone ages 2+ while inside Parker Hill Church buildings.

For more information about what to expect while attending an in-person service, please click below.

Take Your Next Step!

It doesn’t matter where you are in your journey of faith, you always have a next step to take. We’re passionate about helping people take those steps. Complete the form below to let us know how you’d like to grow.

Prayer Request

Please describe a need or concern you would like prayer for. Your name and contact information are required so that we can care for you better.

Introduce Yourself!

We love meeting new people! If you’re new to Parker Hill, let us know you’re here by completing the form below. In exchange, we’ll email you a little something for your Starbucks habit.