ARE YOU FOLLOWING TRADITION OR CHRIST?

NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2021  On this Second Sunday of Kingdomtide, the assigned Gospel text pose a question about what influences our lives more when we have chosen to be followers of Christ.  A little self-introspection based of Richard Niebuhr’s book, Christ and Culture, might surprise most...

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AND NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS

NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2021 This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany. As Jamie pointed out a couple weeks ago, when you are trying to cover the life, ministry and works of Jesus in one year, as the lectionary attempts to do, the timeframe...

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THE MISSION IS TO CARE ABOUT ONE ANOTHER IN CHRIST

This Sunday is the 9th Sunday of Kingdomtide. At 1 PM, Covenant will hold our Annual Congregational Meeting virtually; members please attend! During worship, I will continue with Part 3 of our October sermon series on Covenant’s mission statement: “We exist to: Celebrate the love of God; Cultivate a relationship...

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MAKE US ONE; A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL PEOPLE!

This Sunday is the 11th and last Sunday this year after Pentecost. The assigned scriptures seek to get us to live out these words from the prayer Jesus taught us to pray that says, “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” In Heaven,...

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Preparing for Hope

This Sunday is the First Sunday of Advent and the theme is Hope. Hope in the Bible has a different meaning than what most folks normally think. Scripturally “Hope” is the calm assurance that God will do what God says and give us what we need. Most parents make every...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2019

This Sunday is the Second Sunday after Pentecost. We are in that part of the church year called “Ordinary Time” which encompasses that part of the Christian year that doesn’t fall within the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent or Easter. Covenant, like many churches that follow a liturgical tradition, change...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018

Today is PRIDEFEST and this is Pride Month in Central Alabama. To observe the occasion, I’m preaching a 4 Part Pride Series called “Unshakeable Assurances,” based on Romans 8:31-39. We can best observe Pride Month and every day by living out the Unshakeable Assurance that God gave us lives to...

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