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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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2019

This Sunday is Trinity Sunday. It is observed on the Western Christian liturgical calendar the first Sunday after Pentecost. It celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the person of God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It’s interesting that this year it is commemorated on the American...

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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 JR FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018

June is Pride Month. I’ve been participating, first in civil rights struggles and then Pride activities practically all of my life. Along the way you get tired and frustrated by the seemingly slow progress that is being made. Sometimes you just need to be reminded why you do equality, civil...

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