• FORTY IS NOT LONG ENOUGH

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2021 Today is the First Sunday “IN Lent.” Counting the days between Ash Wednesday and Easter you will discover there are 46 days, not 40. That’s because Sundays are considered Feast Days and not part “OF” Lent. Thus, the Sundays IN...

  • VALENTINE’S DAY: BE TRANSFIGURED, NOT JUST TRANSFORMED

    NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2021 This Sunday is “Transfiguration Sunday.” It’s the last Sunday of observing the Sundays after the Epiphany of Our Lord. This Sunday is also Valentine’s Day. It marks the celebration of Valentinus of Rome. We call him today St. Valentine. Valentinus...

  • MOUNT UP WITH WINGS LIKES EAGLES

    NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2021 This Sunday is the 5th Sunday After the Epiphany. It is also the first Sunday of Black History Month in America. And it is the First Sunday in the month in which Covenant celebrates its 40th Anniversary of being “An inclusive...

  • REAL FREEDOM MAKES US ONE

    This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. The assigned Epistle text for this Sunday is a mixture of encouragement of our freedom in Christ but also a caution in how and when we exercise such freedom. There is an old saying that goes “Just because you can do...

  • 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...