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A Grieving Community

January 25 2014 at 2:47 pm 28 Comments


UPDATE (Monday morning, January 27):
Yesterday afternoon, the Lowe family asked that we pass on to you this brief report on Emma’s condition.

Many in our church and community are grieving in the wake of the traffic accident yesterday in front of the church, which resulted in the death of one Covenant Life School school student and very serious injuries to others. We will be taking tomorrow morning’s service to look to God and his Word for comfort and peace in the midst of this troubling time.

Please pray for the French and Lowe families, those in the two vehicles that were in the accident, and all in the community who have been affected. We as a church family also grieve for the family of Suzanne Snyder, a long-time and beloved member of the church who went to be with the Lord this week.

As Christians we do not grieve as those without hope, but instead have hope beyond the grave. The community is invited to join us tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. for our Sunday service, as well as at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening for a Community Prayer Vigil.

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Looking to Jesus in the Race of Faith

June 13 2013 at 5:51 pm 2 Comments

Endurance Series Artwork

This month we’re taking a break from our study of the gospel of Matthew. I believe the Lord is leading us to work our way through the 12th chapter of Hebrews

We know that “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, reproof and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). It’s all part of the living and active Word of God (Hebrews 4:12). We need all of it. But isn’t it true that at certain times in our lives certain parts of Scripture seem to speak so directly to our circumstances that the breath of God’s Word feels like a mighty wind? The Word doesn’t just speak to us in those moments; it feels like it thunders! And the living and active Sword of the Spirit seems to pierce even more deeply.

That’s how I feel about Hebrews 12 right now for myself personally and for our church family as a whole. In so many ways this chapter with its 29 verses speaks to where we find ourselves. We’re facing disorienting challenges. Many of us feel weary and discouraged. Hebrews 12 calls Christians to endurance and faith. It speaks to God’s purpose in painful circumstances. It addresses the temptations we face in times of difficulty. And most importantly it holds forth Jesus. Hebrews 12 calls us to fix our eyes on him and to remember the unshakeable nature of his kingdom.

So Lord willing, for the next five weeks, I’m going to preach Hebrews 12 to you, and to me. And I’m asking the Lord to send his Holy Spirit and do something deep and powerful and lasting in our hearts through his living Word.

—Joshua Harris

June 9: The Race of Faith
June 16: Disciplined for Our Good
June 23: Make Straight Paths
June 30: Are We There Yet?
July 7: The Unshakeable Kingdom

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Good Friday and Easter Services

March 15 2013 at 10:04 am 0 Comments

Good Friday Service | March 29 | 7 p.m.
Join us as we remember Jesus Christ’s suffering to pay for our sins.
Child care provided for infant to 5th grade
Order of Service

Easter Services | Sunday, March 31 | 9 & 11:30 a.m.
A celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Child care provided for infant to 5th grade

What to expect at Covenant Life
Directions to the church

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The Meaning of Marriage

February 8 2013 at 7:23 am 0 Comments

The Meaning of Marriage book spine

Here’s a brief preview of The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God, a book Josh will recommend this Sunday in church:

The author’s own description: “This book is for those spouses who have discovered how challenging day-to-day marriage is and who are searching for practical resources to survive the sometimes overwhelming ‘fiery trials’ of matrimony and to grow through them ...This is a book for those who have experienced ‘the honeymoon is over’ and have fallen back to earth with a thud.”

From a Covenant Life member: “My husband and I, in 37 years of marriage, have experienced more fiery trials than we care to remember! Keller’s truthful, down to earth portrayal of modern day marriage has been incredibly refreshing and practically helpful. Keller doesn’t just write about what marriage should look like ... He shares about real difficulties we live through everyday. As a result, we are experiencing genuine progress in our relationship.

If you are satisfied with a “drifting” marriage going nowhere, WARNING ... Don’t read this book!”

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‘Salt and Light’ Sunday

June 25 2012 at 4:08 pm 1 Comments

This coming Sunday, July 1, Mark Mitchell will give a brief message from Matthew 5:13-16, a passage where Jesus calls us to be “salt and light” to the world. We will also highlight several examples of ways that individuals in our church are living out this teaching in our community and throughout the world. Let’s anticipate this time together with faith and prayer!

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Our Study in Matthew

May 12 2012 at 1:43 pm 1 Comments

We’ll post a special page having to do with the Matthew series soon, but for now we want to make you aware of the preaching schedule for the next three months. Let’s all be praying and anticipating how God will grow and change us as we take an extended look at Jesus by studying the first book of the New Testament.

06 | Matt. 1:1-17 | Introducing the Gospel of Matthew
13 | Matt. 1:18-25 | Jesus Birth (Mothers’ Day)
20 | Matt. 2:1-23 | Wise Men and Herod
27 | Matt. 3:1-17 | The Baptist and The Christ
03 | Matt. 4:1-11 | The Temptation and Victory of Christ
10 | Matt. 4:12-25 | Jesus Begins His Ministry
17 | Matt. 5:1-12 | The Beattitudes (Fathers’ Day)
24 | Matt. 5:13-16 | Salt and Light

01 | Matt. 5:17-20 | The Fulfillment of the Law
08 | Matt. 5:21-26 | Anger and Reconciliation
15 | Matt. 5:27-30 | Lust
22 | Matt. 5:31-32 | Divorce
29 | Matt. 5:33-42 | Oaths/Retaliation

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