WHOSOEVER” MEANS “WHOSOEVER!

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022           This Sunday is the 4th Sunday in Kingdomtide.  It is a bittersweet Sunday for me personally.  Bitter, because it would be my brother Larry’s 71st birthday.  Larry died in a trucking accident 21 months ago.  I still miss my two “check-in” calls each week.  Sweet, because it...

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K.I.S.S. – KEEP IT SIMPLE SWEETIE: IT’S STILL ALL ABOUT LOVE

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022            This Sunday is the 5th Sunday of Easter.               I love the assigned texts for this Sunday.  They both remind us to “K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Sweetie: It’s Still All About Love.”  The Gospel text says, “I give you...

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THE GOOD SHEPHERD’S PROMISE

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MAY 8TH, 2022            Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter; but it’s also known as Good Shepherd Sunday.  On this Sunday following Easter, a portion of Jesus’ proclamation from John 10, “I am the Good Shepherd,” is assigned.  This year, Good Shepherd Sunday falls...

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DO YOU LOVE ME?

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY MAY 1, 2022  Sunday is the Third Sunday of Easter.  In the assigned Gospel text from John, Jesus appears for a 3rd time to the disciples.  Included in it is a conversation Jesus had with Peter.  Jesus asks Peter 3 times “Do You Love Me?”   Peter seems to...

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WHEN IN DOUBT …

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022  This Sunday is the Second Sunday of Easter.  It’s also known as “LOW Sunday.”  That’s because traditionally before the pandemic, the Sunday after Easter normally records one of the lowest worship attendances of the year around the world.  Join us and let’s make...

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EASTER! HE LIVES! … AND WHEN I SEE JESUS … AMEN!

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2022            This Sunday is Easter!  After Palm Sunday, when what was thought to be a triumph, but was for those involved a tragedy; through Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, the Passion of Christ ending with crucifixion; it’s time for “A Celebration of the...

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WHEN IT’S OKAY TO BE EXTRAVAGANT

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUN DAY, APRIL 3, 2022            This Sunday is the Fifth Sunday IN Lent.  The following Sunday will be Palm/Passion Sunday the beginning of Holy Week, which of course, culminates with remembering The Resurrection of Jesus on Easter.  The assigned Gospel text for this Sunday is...

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LET CHRIST REIGN IN YOUR LIFE

NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR THE REIGN OF CHRIST SUNDAY  NOVEMBER 21, 2021  This Sunday is “The Reign of Christ Sunday” or more commonly known as “Christ the King Sunday.”  It is celebrated on the last Sunday of Kingdomtide. This celebration of “The Reign of Christ” is meant to be the climax and...

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“THE VISION IS SHARING JOY”

NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021  The scriptures during the Sundays after Pentecost have concentrated on us growing our spiritual maturity as individuals and as a congregation.  As part of that growth for our church, this Sunday, I will conclude a 3-part sermon series on Covenant’s Vision Statement; “To...

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UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WITHOUT CONDEMNATION!

NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021 Sunday will be the first day of Daylight Savings Time. Do not forget to set your clocks 1 hour forward on Saturday evening before going to bed. Sunday is also the Fourth Sunday IN Lent also known as “Laetare Sunday.” “Laetare”...

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