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Covenant Church Launches First Service

Covenant Church is a mission of the Mississippi Valley Presbytery in Burbank, California (Los Angeles County).  In the summer of 2021, a small group began meeting for a series of six Bible study meetings on Jesus in John’s gospel.  Then in April 2022, we began meeting for a weekly Sunday evening study on Acts at our home.

We were very glad to launch weekly public worship on Sunday, April 23 at both 10 AM and 6 PM. It was a wonderful group. The gospel was preached from Ephesians 1:1-2 in the morning and from Jonah 1:1-17 in the evening.

We had 27 people in the morning, and 8 in the evening. 28 unique people overall. Tacos were served after the morning service.

We are very glad to have the ARP Psalter, from which we sang Psalm 30. And thanks to a grant from Midway PCA in Georgia, we have the Trinity Hymnal as well.

Brooks Pipher, Mission Developer

Let’s pray for this mission work in California!

Erskine Baseball Historical Game

The Erskine College baseball team (28-17, 13-12 CC) split a doubleheader against Southern Wesleyan University (14-32, 8-19 CC) at C. Keith Connor Field on Saturday. Erskine lost in a 16-10 shootout in Game 1, but responded with a record-breaking 40-8 win in Game 2.

Erskine hit 12 home runs in Game 2, tying the NCAA Division II record for most home runs in a game. This was the most home runs hit by a team in any NCAA team this season. Erskine scored 40 runs in Game 2; the most runs scored by any Division II team this season, and the second most by any NCAA team in 2023. Erskine’s 35 RBIs in Game 2 is tied for the most RBIs by any Division II team this season. Erskine set school records in Game 2 in runs (40), hits (36), RBIs (35), and home runs (12).

Join Erskine College and Seminary for a Day of Giving 2023 this Thursday, April 27. #WeAreErskine

Julia Hardeman Rhodes Award

Now accepting nominations for the Julia Hardeman Rhodes Award. This award is given to an ARP recipient, male or female, who has been recognized for excellence in service and who has demonstrated service and dedication in the ARP Church.

To nominate someone for this award, click here

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