Jesus Is Lord!

Jesus Is Lord!

Issue 19

January 2022

Jesus Is Lord!

Office of the Episcopal Pastor

In This Issue:

From the Heart of Harrisburg

Pastor & Mrs. Reginald Covington

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Motivated by Love

Office of the Episcopal Pastor

Bishop John A. Cherry, II
Episcopal Pastor

e.    ooep@fthcm.org
a.   4949 Allentown Rd. | Suitland, MD 20746

From My Heart

Motivated by Love

Happy New Year! The start of 2022 marks nearly 2 full years of our lives being changed and altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has brought out and emphasized our strengths and weaknesses. In addition to that, we are experiencing a spiritual pandemic. This pandemic is detrimental and is caused by selfishness. We are living in an extremely selfish time, one that is in lack of human decency and kindnesses in many ways. Our society, churches, families and individual lives are all in need of love.

Our theme for 2022 is “Motivated by Love”. The anecdote to selfishness is love. As Christians, we must be motivated by the love that God has shown towards us. God is love and His love must permeate our hearts, causing us to become evidence of His love for us all. “For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were we all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”

II Corinthians 5:14-15

We know that last year our theme was Building on the Vision and to continue that work, we must be Motivated by Love. Love must shape our attitude and actions and we must be motivated by the love of Christ for us. We have been taught that love is the response to the treatment that we have received, and love is not a feeling. Love is the Biblical treatment of another.

We cannot have long term success without the proper motivation and love will keep us from failing.

Upcoming Episcopal Visit

January 2022

Bishop and Mrs. John Cherry, II will visit From the Heart Church Ministries of Chicago.
6641 S Troy Street | Chicago, IL 60629

From My Heart

In this new year, I want to ensure that we currently set our heart condition as a church. We obey the Word of God from our heart and our heart condition is extremely important to our successful Christian life. We know that God has called us as Christians to love. We are to love ourselves and others, living our lives according to the Word of God. God has called From the Heart to be an example of love.

Through this theme, we should be encouraged to live outside of our own interest and to live for Christ Jesus. Our life is more important than our own carnal wants and desires. This means we should live an unselfish, sacrificial life to the end that we do not fail in the assignment that God has for our ministry and our lives. Throughout the year, we should examine our own motivation and look at what influences and moves us to think and act.

Again, Happy New Year to us all. I pray that we each will use this year to grow in the things of God and not take the time that God gives us for granted.

We Are From the Heart

From the Heart Church Ministries of Harrisburg

From the Heart Church Ministries of Harrisburg is located just off Interstate-83. This is a lively church with a variety of ages in the congregation. There are many families, children, young adults and seniors at the church. From the Heart of Harrisburg is led by Pastor & Mrs. Reginald Covington, who was installed as the 2nd pastor after the retirement of Pastor & Mrs. Ronald Young, who founded the church in 2000. The Harrisburg church was the first From the Heart church to become a full-service church, acquiring its current church facility without the financial assistance of the Parent Church. Today, the Harrisburg church is continuing to thrive under the leadership of Pastor and Sister Covington.

OOEP Monthly Newsletter | ISSUE 19