Covenant Houston Podcast A weekly Podcast of our Sunday morning proclamations, scripture readings, and more. #TheseAreOurSacredStories

April 20, 2020  

The scripture readings for Sunday, April 19, were John 11:1-45 and Galatians 5:22-26. Rev. Laura Mayo gave the proclamation. The full worship service can be accessed here:



April 15, 2019  

The scripture lesson for Palm/Passion Sunday, April 14 was Luke 19:29-47. Rev. Laura Mayo gave the proclamation. The choir sang “O Vos Omnes” by Cristóbal de Morales. 

"Jesus in his life claimed you could be forgiven without any sacrifice. He threw forgiveness around like a farmer throwing seed. People don’t even ask for it before he offers it. Jesus says many things on his way to Jerusalem. He said nothing about dying for our sins. He offered forgiveness and he never connected it to suffering or death."


April 17, 2018  

This Sunday, April 15, was the first day of Rev. Laura Mayo's sabbatical. Covenant members performed a dramatic reading of Bill Martin's "Second Comings." 

"The primary inspiration for this playlet was A. J. Langguth's Jesus Christs, a 1968 novel comprising a number of vignettes of the sort included in the performance. I do not have easy access to that book, but I have note cards from a considerably longer (and seriously dated) performance that I gave at Covenant in the 1970s in which I acknowledged a significant debt to the Langguth book, claiming approximate originality for only about 50 percent credit of the remainder. In the current version, I estimate that at least a third of the scenes are borrowed directly from that book, though condensed and tweaked, and that other lines may or may not be, or may come from poems, cartoons, or irreverent companions. As I noted in the introduction, I have mused on such scenes since childhood."

Players included: Jim Avera, Jodi Bash, Ruddy Cravens, Bill Martin, and Shannon Stewart.

Nancy Henry read the opening Call to Worship; the poem: "Heaven on Earth" by Kristin Berkey-Abbott from, Whistling Past the Graveyard. Pudding House Publications, 2004. Bill Martin read the scripture lesson.




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