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...

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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...

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FREQUENTLY WRONG BUT NEVER IN DOUBT

Sunday is the Second Sunday after Pentecost. The multilingual nature of the Pentecost experience was God equipping God’s church with the power of God’s Spirit so that we might live out the two greatest commandments among people everywhere! In the assigned sacred text from Acts 5 is an example of...

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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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“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...

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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...

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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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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...

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