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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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR the THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER, APRIL 15, 201

This week, the first verse of the assigned gospel text references yet another encounter of the disciples with Jesus after the Resurrection. Jesus’s standard greeting right before and immediately following the resurrection is “Peace be with you.” I believe we miss many opportunities, gifts and blessings from God because we...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018

This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of Easter; but is better known as Low Sunday; as Christian churches collectively tend to record their lowest attendance of the year. However, we find a very important message in the assigned text from John 20. In it, Jesus says to His disciples, “Peace...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018

This Sunday is Easter! We will be celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! Now, you might think Easter must be the easiest sermon preparation assignment for preachers, especially those in long term pastorates. Wrong! After all, how many new ways can you tell the death and resurrection story of Jesus....

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