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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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 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 THE PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

This week is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. The assigned gospel text includes these words from Jesus: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (John 13:34) This is without a doubt God’s...

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