• PENTECOST PEACE IN A PANDEMIC

    This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Christian Church. The liturgical color is red which symbolizes the presence of God in the person of the Holy Spirit. Growing up in the Pentecost Holiness Church, we only observed 3 liturgical seasons Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost. By far the most...

  • GOD IS STILL ON THE JOB AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO

    This week is the Sunday after the Ascension of Jesus, which is observed on the Thursday, 10 days before observation of the Day of Pentecost. This Sunday is also Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day, previously called “Decoration Day,” honors and mourns on the last Monday in May, the military personnel...

  • OFFERING HOPE IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES

    This Sunday is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. While every Sunday is a celebration of The Resurrection, the liturgical season of “Easter” ends in a couple of weeks with the beginning of the liturgical season of “Pentecost.” Having gone through the seasons (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter), reflecting the...

  • “GOD IS LIKE …!”

    This Sunday is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. It is also Mother’s Day. I want to wish all Mothers and those serving in maternal roles “A Happy Mother’s Day.” One of the most common questions people have about God is “what is God like?” Every culture in the history of...

  • Gentle Shepherd, Come and Lead Us

    This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. It is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday as the sacred texts assigned are the familiar Psalms 23 and John 10. They say that “variety is the spice of life” and I suspect it is true. Yet, the many choices that stand...

  • When Hope Dashed Becomes the Promise Realized

    On this Third Sunday of Easter, the assigned text from Luke 24 helps us to face issues created by COVID-19. It tells of an event that takes place on the Road to Emmaus when Jesus appears to 2 followers. They do not recognize it is Jesus and He ask them...

  • Seeing is Believing; But Hope Calls Us to Action

    This Sunday after Easter is commonly known as Low Sunday.  Easter traditionally is the largest attended worship services for Christian Churches.  Subsequently, the Sunday after Easter normally records the lowest church attendance of the year.  But because of COVID-19 and social distancing, every Sunday right now is Low Sunday when...

  • Easter: The Celebrating the Resurrection of Hope

    This year Easter will be so different than any other.  At Covenant it means by social distancing, there will be no gathering together with our “Family of Faith for sunrise services, Easter Breakfast, and Celebration of the Resurrection.”  One person summed it up for most of us with “Rona, Rona, go...

  • Hold On, Because Hope is on the Way

    This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the annual Christian celebration of Jesus’ triumphantly entry to Jerusalem. The assigned gospel text this year from Matthew 21 tells how palm branches were placed in His path as the crowds, sang and danced. Only days later, Jesus would be arrested on what we now...

  • Believe in the Possible, When Facing the Impossible

    This Sunday is the 5th Sunday in Lent. Many will face it enduring impossible circumstances as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. It’s appropriate that the assigned lectionary Gospel text for this Sunday is John 11:1-45, the seemingly impossible story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. It is...