WHAT IS MAN?

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2021  This Sunday will be the 7th Sunday of Kingdomtide.  It will also be World Communion Sunday, started in 1933 by Rev. Dr. Hugh Thomson Kerr.  It is intended to be a celebration designated by many Churches & Christian denominations, taking place...

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“THE VISION IS … OFFERING HOPE”

NOTE FROM PASTOR JR RETURNS   FOR SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2021  After 11 years of writing the Note from Pastor JR weekly with a few exceptions, I took a break this year.  However, I think now is the time to begin again.  The weekly Note from Pastor J R is intended to be a sermon...

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ADVENT 4 – SURPRISE! LOVE IS BORN!

This Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Advent, the Sunday right before Christmas. The theme is love. SURPRISE! LOVE IS BORN! Much of the preparation for the Feast of Christmas in this pandemic will be modified, changed, or all together cancelled this year. However, many will still decorate their homes,...

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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 MISSION IS TO CULTIVATE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

This Sunday is the 8th Sunday of Kingdomtide. Our theme for this liturgical season is seeking to make “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” October sermons are a series on our Covenant Mission Statement. The United Church of Christ proclaims, “God is...

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THE VISION IS SHOWING FAITHFULNESS

This Sunday is the 4th Sunday of Kingdomtide. Our theme this year for this season is making “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” We are looking at how to make this happen by living out our Covenant Vision of “Being an inclusive...

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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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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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Hold On, Because Hope is on the Way

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, the annual Christian celebration of Jesus’ triumphantly entry to Jerusalem. The assigned gospel text this year from Matthew 21 tells how palm branches were placed in His path as the crowds, sang and danced. Only days later, Jesus would be arrested on what we now...

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