A New Year’s Reflection

Dear Congregation, As 2018 closes, and we look to 2019, it is good that we gather together to pray for the Lord’s blessing upon our efforts.  Our Weekend of Prayer and the Word is scheduled for January 11-13, (Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening, and Sunday morning) with Rev. Scott...

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Ridgehaven Report

What do the fruit of the spirit, body odor, s’mores, spartan challenges, and the gospel all have in common? Winter Ridgehaven 2018/19! Samantha and I, along with Brian and Laura Lightle recently had the privilege of leading a group of 31 covenant children and youth groupers to this year’s winter...

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Christmas Meditation

Luke 2:1-20 19“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20And the shepherds went back, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen, just as had been told them.” There are some events in life that cannot be absorbed or processed in...

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December 2018 Diaconal Report

Here are a couple of updates on TPC Diaconal ministries.  Operation Christmas Child was a success. Thanks to Chip and Sally Bray for coordinating it and thank all who participated in Operation Christmas Child this year. We sent out 27 shoe boxes this year to needy children around the world...

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Financing God’s Kingdom

“Financing God’s Kingdom” Malachi 3:7-12 7“From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes, and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of hosts. “But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ 8“Will a man rob God? Yet...

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The Liturgy of Worship, Part 2

  The Liturgy of Worship, Part II Why does the writer of Hebrews say in 10:25 that we should not forsake the gathering of ourselves together? Too often this verse is quoted as simply meaning that we should “go to church.” It means this, but neglects the riches imbedded in...

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Music Ministry Newsletter

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 Singing is a primary way in which the Word of God dwells in us individually and collectively...

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Liturgy of Worship, Part 1

The Liturgy of Worship , Part I What are we doing on the Lord’s day, especially when we are gathered as God’s people in church? How do we understand Christian growth and discipleship? Is it chiefly corporate or individual in focus? Is sanctification primarily nourished by the preached Word and...

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New Adult Sunday School Classes

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This coming Sunday, September 30th, we will begin our new Adult Sunday School Classes.  The class locations, teachers, and host couples are as follows: YOUNG ADULTS (Carreer & College):Your class will be meeting in the MUSIC ROOM in Covenant Hall.  This will give convenient access to the...

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The Practice of Christian Community

“The Practice of Christian Community” Acts 2:42-47 42And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43And everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles. 44And all those who had...

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