Prayer for Pittsburgh

Dear Friends, Our hearts are breaking for the people in Pittsburgh.  Jill Duffield of Presbyterian Outlook composed a prayer for us to use.  Please take a few minutes to join in this intercession. Grace and Peace, Pastor Steve Nofel Prayer for Pittsburgh October 27,...

Failing the Fruit of the Spirit

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23. Saturday I did ok with love, peace, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I fell short on patience and...

Thank You Jun!

As you saw on the the homepage of our church web page, we have begun the search for a permanent worship leader.  As we do so, I must thank Jun Harada from the bottom of my heart for stepping into the interim position at a moment’s notice back in the spring.  He...

CELEBRATING THE ABUNDANT LIFE OF COVENANT CHURCH

We are in the midst of incredibly exciting times at Covenant Presbyterian Church! Let me back up to explain this grand conclusion. At the end of August and early September, I, the self-proclaimed indispensable Senior Staff Member / Interim Pastor / Moderator of...

On Being Pleased as Punch

O.k. so I am dating myself. Former Minnesota Senator, Vice-President, and presidential candidate Hubert H. Humphrey was known for expressing his pleasure by saying, “I’m as pleased as punch!”  Don’t know what it meant, but obviously it has stuck with me. The...