RICH IN WHAT MATTERS TO GOD!

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2022           This Sunday is the 8th Sunday after Pentecost.  The Gospel lesson assigned is yet another familiar story from Luke.  This one begins with a person in the crowd asking for Jesus to intervene in an inheritance dispute.  Jesus declines to get involved but does...

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PART 2 – THE VISION IS STILL – OFFERING HOPE AND SHOWING FAITHFULNESS

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2022           This Sunday is the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost.  I will be continuing with Part 2 of my sermon series on Covenant’s Vision which is “To be an inclusive community of faith – Offering Hope + Showing Faithfulness – Sharing Joy.”            When we...

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EXPERIENCE NEW LIFE; COME TO YOUR SENSES

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022            This Sunday is the 4th Sunday IN Lent.  This Sunday is also known as “Laetare Sunday.”  “Laetare” is Latin for “Rejoice” and it is one of two Sundays in the liturgical year when the color is “Pink.”  Why do we need a “Rejoice”...

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FACING ADVERSITY WITH CONFIDENCE

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2022           This week is the Second Sunday IN Lent.  In the assigned gospel text, Jesus was being encouraged to flee from where He was at the time because of a threat to His life from King Herod. Jesus doesn’t flee.  Instead, He sends...

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REPEAT IT UNTIL YOU ARE PURPLE IN THE FACE!

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, March 6, 2022            This Sunday is the First Sunday IN Lent.  At Covenant, we observe it as Purple Sunday by encouraging all attending worship in-person to wear something purple. Lent is meant to be a time of self-reflection and repentance. Repent means to change directions.  So, during Lent,...

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THE WAYS OF STEADFAST LOVE – PART 7 TRANFORMATIONAL LIVES, TRANSFORMS LIVES

NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR TRANSIGURATION SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022            This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Epiphany Season.  Liturgically, it is called “Transfiguration Sunday.”  It is also the last Sunday of Black History Month.  And, it will be the final sermon in my Epiphany Series, “The Ways of Steadfast Love.”            The Transfiguration...

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