Calling Our Next Installed Pastor – We Have Begun!

Dear Covenant Family, On Monday, at our regular meeting, the session began the Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) process. We are on our way to calling our next installed pastor. It will take lots of hard work, and a lot of your prayers to get there. But we have begun!... read more

Our Worship

Dear friends, in response to what I have been feeling over the last several months and some of the feedback from our gathering last week on worship, we have made some changes to our weekly order of worship. This is an order I am very comfortable with. I believe it... read more

A Cheerful Heart is Good Medicine

Most of the time I try to get to church sometime around 7:30 in the morning.  No one is expecting me until 8:30, so I have quiet time before things get rolling. About once or twice a week, I don’t make it that early, and it is OK with me.  If I am closer to 8:30, I... read more

We Are a Mess

You need to know that at one point each of the last two Saturdays this church building was a big huge mess — and I loved it. Two Saturdays ago we had just about 300 people in and about the atrium, classrooms and sanctuary for the Easter Egg Hunt. Since a majority were... read more

I Dig Theology

So, ok, the title is a pun. By “dig” I first mean that I enjoy thinking theologically and I love talking theology.  Be careful, I will suck you into a discussion of Scripture or doctrine and then 20 minutes of your life will be gone. By “dig” I also mean that I love... read more

Don’t Overthink Easter

Rather than over think Easter, and I would never over think something. Not me man. I went to a nifty little book I have named, Our Christian Symbols by Friedrich Rest published first in 1954 and again in 1959 and sold to a man named Howard T. Clark of Colorado Springs... read more


Doesn’t it drive you nuts when someone plants a song in your head? This morning after I slipped a new shirt over my head, Kim looked at me and called me Minnie Pearl. I hope you remember the wonderful comedienne who became even more famous when she joined the cast of... read more

The Rest of the Story

Let me finish the story I began with my sermon on Sunday. As I said, my mom passed away in September 2002. The last words we said to each other were the words of blessing: “The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God our Father, and the... read more

Getting Started in Life Bible Study

I hope you noticed on Sunday we were bursting at the seams during community hour. Roundtables was full. Mosaic kept moving chairs into the library. We have a yearning for knowing more about Jesus and our relationship with our ever loving God. I am proud of this group!... read more