IS CHRIST REALLY THE KING IN YOUR LIFE?

This year, this Sunday is both the Sunday before Thanksgiving and also “Christ The King Sunday”. It is the last Sunday of the year … the liturgical year that is. This is set aside to celebrate and commemorate Christ as the King. Cyril of Alexandria said we celebrate “Christ has...

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

This Sunday is the 13th and last Sunday of Kingdomtide. A summary of our theme for Kingdomtide in 2020 could be summed up in 3 words “Making A Difference.” In the familiar parable of the talents in Matthew 25 is an example of the importance of this. These events in...

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THE MISSION IS TO COMMUNICATE CHRIST TO ALL PEOPLE

This Sunday is the 10th Sunday of Kingdomtide. This Sunday I will also conclude the October sermon series on Covenant’s mission statement which says, “We exist to: Communicate Christ to all people.” The sermon will feature the voice of David from the Hebrew text and Jesus from the Christian text....

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THE VISION IS OFFERING HOPE

This Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Kingdomtide. During this liturgical season this year, our emphasis is on seeking ways we can help make “Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in heaven.” As a community of faith, we try to accomplish this though living...

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A ROAD LESS TRAVELED; BUT A LIFE WELL LIVED

This Sunday is the 2nd Sunday of Kingdomtide. As I mentioned last week, our mission during this time is seeking to make “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven,” become a reality. Jesus says, in Matthew 16:25-26, “All who want to save their...

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THE KINGDOM OF LOVE AND LIGHT

This Sunday, Covenant begins observing the newest liturgical season, “Kingdomtide.” “Ordinary Time” the period between Pentecost and Advent is 25-37 Sundays, depending on the calendar. In the late 1930s, some Protestant churches began observing the second half of Ordinary times as Kingdomtide. So, we follow the tradition of “Kingdomtide,” here...

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DIG A LITTLE DEEPER

This Sunday is the 10th Sunday after Pentecost. The assigned scriptures from the Old Testament, Epistle, and Gospel texts requires us to “dig a little deeper” than surface reading to discover the full meaning and intent of those passages. Answers to life’s most difficult questions are not found in the...

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NO CONDEMNATION MEANS NO CONDEMNATION!

This Sunday is the 6th Sunday after Pentecost and the 2nd Sunday after Independence Day in America. And the assigned sacred text from the Epistle and Gospel teach us and invite us to a new kind of independence and freedom. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are...

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REAL FREEDOM THAT UPHOLDS ALL

This weekend is Independence Weekend. We are celebrating the 244th anniversary of our nation’s independence and freedom. The COVID-19 pandemic will alter the manner we celebrate from large gatherings of picnics and fireworks to smaller intimate gatherings that include mask wearing and social distancing, Since we will be commemorating this...

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MAKE US ONE

Sunday we observe Trinity Sunday, the day commemorates the Trinity: “Father, Son and Holy Ghost,” or more inclusively, “Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit.” It is commemorated on the 8th Sunday after Easter. Since Pentecost falls on the 7th Sunday after Easter, Trinity Sunday always follows Pentecost Sunday. On this day,...

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