‘Be My Valentine’ and ‘I’ll Be A Valentine’

This Sunday is the 5th Sunday after the Epiphany and the Sunday before Valentine’s Day. Many will celebrate their love for their partner by sending cards or letters, giving gifts or flowers and arranging meals in restaurants or romantic nights in hotels. It was estimated $20.7 billion was spent for...

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The Light; A New Beginning; … Nothing to be Afraid Of

NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020 This Sunday is the Third Sunday After the Epiphany.  The assigned scriptures for January lent themselves to becoming a 4-part sermon series.  The first 3 parts included “The Light; A New Beginning; and Now What?” This week’s texts seek to help...

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A 2020 Epiphany for Our Lives

While the actual day of Epiphany is January 6, we will observe “The Epiphany of Our Lord” this Sunday which is closest to that date. Also, we will observe this Sunday as our last Sunday of Worship in Center Point, as we make the move next week to The United...

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Preparing for the Greatest Gift of Love

This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent and its theme is “LOVE.” The four Advent Sundays are meant to be the focal points of a season of spiritual reflection and preparing one’s self to experience new ways each year the hope, peace, joy and love God offers to us....

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Preparing for Joy

This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent and the theme is “Joy.” In a season of somber preparing to experience the birth of the Divine in anew into our lives, we come to a Sunday of rejoicing called in Latin “Gaudete Sunday.” A passage from the assigned text for...

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Preparing for Wonderful Peace

This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Advent and the theme is “Peace.” The dictionary definition of Peace is not reflective of what the scriptures define as “Peace.” Perhaps that’s why so many don’t understand and cannot comprehend biblical peace. The dictionary defines peace as “freedom from disturbance, tranquility.” But...

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Preparing for Hope

This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and the theme is Hope. Hope in the Bible has a different meaning than what most folks normally think. Scripturally “Hope” is the calm assurance that God will do what God says and give us what we need. Most parents make every...

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When God is My Salvation

This Sunday is the “Thirteenth Sunday of Kingdomtide.” The following Sunday before Thanksgiving this year is “The Reign of Christ Sunday,” It’s also known as (Christ the King Sunday), and it’s the last Sunday on the liturgical church calendar. This latter part of November is also recognized as A Season...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019

This week, Covenant will observe “Baptism of Our Lord Sunday.” The assigned Gospel text includes Jesus being baptized by John the Baptist. Baptism is an act of “coming out.” It’s going public about who you are and your spiritual allegiance on your faith journey. At Covenant we describe baptism as...

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