• AND NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS

    NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021 This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany. As Jamie pointed out a couple weeks ago, when you are trying to cover the life, ministry and works of Jesus in one year, as the lectionary attempts to do, the timeframe...

  • Who are You Listening to?

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2021 This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday After the Epiphany. It is also the Sunday before America observes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. It is a good time to be reminded that while Dr. King lead protest for equal justice...

  • If it’s good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me!

    Greetings! Last Sunday was Epiphany. This Sunday we read about Jesus, all grown up, being baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River! The biography of Jesus moves fast!   You’ve probably heard that story about the baptism of Jesus many times, but is it just about the past?...

  • SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS – YOUR TURN!

    NOTE FROM PASTOR (by Deacon Jamie Grimes this week) FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2020 This Sunday is the Sunday right after Christmas. The theme is still focused on the birth of Christ and its meaning for our lives, also considering that this is the last Sunday worship service for Covenant...

  • ADVENT 4 – SURPRISE! LOVE IS BORN!

    This Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Advent, the Sunday right before Christmas. The theme is love. SURPRISE! LOVE IS BORN! Much of the preparation for the Feast of Christmas in this pandemic will be modified, changed, or all together cancelled this year. However, many will still decorate their homes,...

  • JOY WHILE WAITING IN ADVENT

    This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. The theme is Joy. It is also known as “Gaudete” Sunday and the color is Pink or Rose. The season of Advent originated as a fast of 40 days in preparation for Christmas, so it had a penitential character, one of expectation...

  • PREPARING THE WAY FOR PEACE

    This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent; and still no Christmas scripture because this is Advent, not Christmas. Advent is a season of preparation and waiting for what will happen at Christmas. The theme for this Sunday is “Peace” and yet the word “Peace” is not found in the...

  • ADVENT IS ABOUT WAITING IN HOPE

    I pray that you have had a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. This first Sunday after Thanksgiving is the beginning of Advent; the first Sunday of a new liturgical year. The liturgical color for this season is royal blue. Most folks refer to Advent as a time of preparation; but Advent...

  • IS CHRIST REALLY THE KING IN YOUR LIFE?

    This year, this Sunday is both the Sunday before Thanksgiving and also “Christ The King Sunday”. It is the last Sunday of the year … the liturgical year that is. This is set aside to celebrate and commemorate Christ as the King. Cyril of Alexandria said we celebrate “Christ has...

  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE

    This Sunday is the 13th and last Sunday of Kingdomtide. A summary of our theme for Kingdomtide in 2020 could be summed up in 3 words “Making A Difference.” In the familiar parable of the talents in Matthew 25 is an example of the importance of this. These events in...