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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Baptism of our Lord & A New Beginning

This Second Sunday of January is observed as the Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. The assigned Gospel reading, from Matthew 3 tells of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist. So, this Sunday, Covenant will join with others churches around the world in offering worshipers the opportunity for baptism or reaffirmation...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR PENTECOST AND PRIDE SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2019

This Sunday, Covenant will observe two events, Pride and Pentecost Sunday. After celebrating Pentecost Sunday in worship, we’ll join thousands from our community at Central Alabama’s 2019 Pridefest. Covenant’s singing group “Glory” will represent Covenant singing “This is Me.” Both, Pride and Pentecost are stories of publicly coming out. Over...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR ASCENSION SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019

This Sunday many churches will commemorate the ascension of Jesus. It’s also the first Sunday of Pride Month for us in Central Alabama. The Ascension of Jesus is His final recorded event in His physical body among us, 40 days after The Resurrection. But more than that the Ascension of...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019

This Sunday begins the end of the celebration of the liturgical season of Easter. However, for us as followers of Christ, every day is a celebration of the Resurrection. This is also Memorial Day Weekend. While most people have come to identify this Weekend as the unofficial beginning of the...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019

This Sunday, Covenant will join with Christians all over the world in “A Celebration of the Resurrection,” we know as Easter. After an intense week that began with much joy, promise and hope on Palms Sunday; we have traveled the road of Holy week recalling the betrayal, trials, death by...

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