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Filed under: News
By Don Meyer

CHICAGO, IL (March 3, 2009) – Hardly a week goes by that we do not receive a few comments from readers on stories published as part of the Covenant online news report.

We will share from time to time some of those responses generated through the “comments” link attached to each published story. This kind of feedback is very helpful to our Covenant News Service staff as we seek to identify and publish stories of great interest to a broad spectrum of online readers of this report.

Following are comments relating to recently published stories, edited in some cases for length. To read a particular story of interest, click on the headline.

Alaskan Covenanters Prepare for Volcanic Eruption

Chuck White of Colorado Springs, CO, writes: I have a very best friend and his family that I love dearly. I am praying that the volcano does not erupt and everything is okay. I miss them a lot and I know the area well. I just hope if it does decide to do something, it will be brief and non-destructive.

Snodgrass Book Honored by Christianity Today

Phyllis Schoonhoven of Alexandria, MN, writes: I am enjoying Klyne Snodgrass’ book. Although it is not easy reading, it is a truly magnificent study book on the parables. With all those pages, one must yet use the Bible to locate the actual scripture passages. Thanks, Klyne, for your work.

Youth Pastor’s Passion Is Helping Other Youth Workers

Rhett Seekins of Burleson, TX, writes: Tim is awesome! Life in Student Ministry has been such a huge help for me and my ministry. I went through the mentorship program last year. My mentor opened my eyes to things that I had never even thought about. Tim is a blessing. I can never tell him that enough.

The Inauguration Through a Photographer’s Eyes

Sheri Sebastian of Snohomish, WA, writes: I enjoyed your story and photos, Warren. What an amazing opportunity, for all of us. I love your reminder that God works through whom he chooses and this season of hope is a nice boost for our country. I choose hope over fear.

CRC Home Care Program Supports Independent Living

Darrel Hoglund of Lake Forest, CA, writes: This a wonderful opportunity for Covenanters to remain at home and still receive the care they need. Thanks CRC.

Congo Conferees Listen to Inauguration Via Short Wave

Lenore Three Stars of Lake Stevens, WA, writes: Great story – just want to mention that the correct ministry name is Women Ministries (not women’s ministry).

‘60625’ Photo Exhibit Opens Wednesday at NPU

Ann McEvoy of North Attleboro, MA, writes: It would be great to be able to see this exhibit without having to travel to North Park University.

Jack Nichols of Farmington Hills, MI, writes: This is a great idea, one that more of our churches should consider. Diversity is one of the important characteristics of the Covenant.

Minority Student ‘Host’ Program Has Lasting Benefits

Joyce Larson
of Woodstock, CT, writes: This was a great story about the ABC program. Is there a way to find out more information about the concert? I tried the link to Genia, but nothing happened – maybe it’s my computer!

Internet Helps Drive Launch of New Atlanta (GA) Church

Ray Schmidt of Coon Rapids, MN, writes: What a great story – keep up the good work. We need more young men and families like yours. Also a vision for the unchurched and the lost. Atlanta is so blessed to have a church like yours in the inner city. I just mentioned to my wife the other day, wondering if there was a Covenant church in Atlanta. Now I know. Blessings on you Shaun as you serve the Lord in this exciting time in your life.

Sarah Smith of Portland, OR, writes: I love reading this story, and I loved hearing that the Pope is also going digital! I just went digital myself. Since I moved across the country, I am unable to attend my regular church. However, with the help of my new Internet service, podcasts, video casts, and blogs such as this help me feel like I’m back in the pews!

All-Night New Year’s Event Reaches Out to ‘Tweenagers’

Amy Quinn of Sammamish, WA, writes: I love this idea!

McKnight: How Do We Read, Live Out Scripture?

Vicki Marxen of Oshkosh, WI, writes: I eagerly await reading the Blue Parakeet.

Help Poverty Stricken Women, Climate – Donate Cell Phones

Karen Long of Brooklyn Center, MN, writes: Must we bring such a politically charged issue as “climate change” into this? Isn’t “stewardship of the earth God has given us” enough of an incentive?

And They Came, Bearing Gifts for Day Laborers

Carolyn Larson of Londonderry, NH, writes: What a beautiful example of being the hands and feet of Christ in a hurting world! Thank you, Karen, for your obedience and compassion. May you inspire all of us to do likewise in our communities.

Muriel and Jerry Fanning of Brunswick, ME, write: Once again we see how just a few people having Christian convictions can do so much good. God Bless you all!

Churches Worldwide Signing Up for Online Missions Trip

Amy Judd of Carrollton, TX, writes: Great idea! Tim we are praying for you and are so thankful to you! God Bless you, Dana, and your precious one to be!

Are You Ready for Some Football? Or Just Talk?

Keith Knutson of Chandler, AZ, writes: Excellent. Thanks for doing that for the kids. I have many fond memories of my early days at First Covenant Church.

Older Stories

Occasionally we receive comments about stories published some time ago. Most often, readers come across them while topically perusing search engines or when visiting the online Covenant News Archive maintained by Covenant News Service. We appreciate reader comments at any time about any story that has appeared as part of our online Covenant news report.

Services Pending for Jean Lambert

Ineke Van Noorel of Casper, WY, writes: Many years ago, I met Jean in Lausanne, Switzerland, where I was living at the time, and she was taking a course at the university. I took her to the World Council of Churches’ graduate school (Bossey, Celigny where I had worked myself for a time) for a visit and we were friends for many years. She came to visit me in Wyoming around 1981 and after that I lost touch with her. I recognized her face from the picture and I am so sorry she is no longer here, but rejoice that she is with her Lord and Savior now. I would appreciate it if you could email me some more photos of her.

New Book Gives Step-by-Step Guide to Special Needs Ministry

Willie Stephens of Fairmount, WV, writes: I just started working full-time in this special needs ministry in my town and am glad to know there are resources available to get me started.

Japan Church Considers Sending Missionary to Detroit

Joseph Semaganda of Kampala, Uganda, writes: It is interesting – the spirit of the Lord is going to use you mightily.

New Jersey Congregation Helps Construct Orphanage

John Nyirenda of Choma, Zambia, writes: I am impressed with what you are doing. This is great work. It reminds me of our situation here in Zambia where the ministry is involved in helping the orphans and vulnerable children live their lives in full by creating an enabling environment for them. May the Lord richly bless as you do these works.

Aviation Ministry Marks 40 Years of Service

Noah Lincoln of Toksook Bay, AK, writes: I want to be a volunteer pilot. I have about 2,000- 2,500 of flight time. I used to fly for Grant Aviation, Yukon Aviation, and Little ACE in Bethel. I am currently pursuing my Airline Transport Pilots Certificate in Anchorage. Please email me for an answer. Thank you and God bless!

Memorial Services Set for Prof. John S. Bray

Margaret Lynch of San Francisco, CA, writes: I found this obit while doing a search. I knew John at FSU where I was an undergrad. I will always remember him for his teaching, friendship and being such a great fellow. So sorry we didn’t reconnect before he died. And to think he was in the Bay area (I have been here since 1969). I have been on the faculty of SFSU for more than 25 years – psychology. If you can convey my thoughts to his wife or children, that would be great.

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