"All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies" (Psalm 25:10).
Covenant Church (PCA) - Houston, TX
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Transforming Hearts, Conforming to Christ
"Forty-two Years of Faithful Teaching from God's Word" (1974-2017)

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We are...

  • A Bible believing, Evangelical, Presbyterian and Reformed congregation
  • Worshipers of God in the manner He prescribes in Scripture
  • Preaching and Teaching the whole Bible for today's Church
  • Undershepherds of Jesus who know and carefully tend His flock
Prayer Meeting (2nd Sunday): 5:00 p.m. instead of  Evening Worship


ADDITIONAL PARKING in parking lot of office building south of church property.

What's so unique about Covenant? See what Pastor Veiga thinks atgptsnews.gpts.edu/. 

Tuesday Mornings - Ladies*
Alternate Tuesdays - West Houston*
Alternate Wednesdays - NW Houston*
Alternate Thursdays - Sugar Land*



This Sunday in History:
1672 - Anne Bradstreet, the first native poet of the American colonies, died in Audover, Massachusetts.
Used with permission of authors Grant and Wilbur in The Christian Almanac.


 This Sunday at Covenant, September 17
 Adult Sunday School-Second week of the Fall Quarter
At this time we offer three opportunities for learning on Sunday morning:
Reformed Worship-
-Meeting in the N. Education building; Elder Jeremy Thomas teaching
This class will teach what God requires of His worshipers in congregational worship, both as
individual believers and as a Gospel church. The Reformed Regulative Principle of Worship will be examined as taught in both the Old and New Testaments. Elements of worship as a means of grace, and the sacraments will also be studied. The Word of God is sufficient to regulate all of our lives; how much more so God's own worship. You are invited to attend, and please bring your Bibles.  This class will not begin this Sunday, but will begin on September 10, 2017, due to our flooded Houston streets.
New Members' Class--Meeting in the Pastor's Study; Senior Pastor Lou Veiga teaching
In this class, students will learn what every Christian is to know about belonging to a Presbyterian church. Why do we have a membership role in this church? Why are we required to vow to God in public that we believe His Gospel and will obey His teaching? Do I have to be Presbyterian in order to join this church? The class is based on the five questions posed to new members when they join.  This class will not begin this Sunday, but will begin on September 10, 2017, due to our flooded Houston streets.
Worship at The Abbey Assisted Living--A Practicum     Mr. Dave Hanagarne leading
You are invited to participate in our outreach worship service at The Abbey Assisted Living, which is less than half a mile from Covenant. Your help is appreciated as a singer, and as an encourager to the residents there. Please see Elder Ben West for details on how you can help.
Worship Theme:   God Gives You Peace
Sermon Title:     "Peacemaking: A Short Course"
Sermon Text:      Genesis 44: 18-34
Preaching:        Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:     I.  God's Peacemaker Takes the Initiative
                           II.  God's Peacemaker Is Humble
                          III.  God's Peacemaker Seeks Peace for Himself and Others
                          IV.  God's Peacemaker Sacrifices in Order to Attain Peace
Peacemakers are godly believers that will boldly take initiative in order to make peace. This takes faith and courage that God is your help, and that it is His will for you to seek peace. Peace is greatly helped by truth and humility. Peacemakers seek peace both for themselves and for others. Out of love, they are willing to sacrifice even at great loss in order to reconcile others.

5:00 PM  Evening Worship Service

Worship Theme:   God is Merciful
Sermon Title:     "Who Will Receive Mercy?"
Sermon Text:     Psalm 41
Preaching:       Rev. Lou Veiga, Senior Pastor
Sermon Outline:     I.  Jehovah Promises Compassion for the Merciful
                           II.  Jehovah's Compassion Is Entreated in Prayer
                          III.  Jehovah Is Always to Be Praised (Psalms Book 1, Doxology)

Jehovah your God promises to bless and to help you as you consider the helpless. Jehovah is gracious and helps you when you are helpless:  especially must Jehovah be entreated in prayer for forgiveness of sins. Jehovah will deliver you from the malice of your enemies, vindicate you, and befriend you forever. Jehovah will be praised for His salvation forever and ever.



Our Pledge to Visitors: What You Can Expect If You Visit Us Next Sunday  
We will worship God only as He has prescribed in His Holy Scriptures.  We do not manipulate consciences or levy man-made rules and practices on the people of God.  We love this liberty because the Son of God has made us free (John 8:36).
We will worship God by delivering His whole counsel to His people.  We teach the whole of the Bible, because Jesus Christ has commanded us to teach it (Matthew 28:18-20).

We will preach sermons in consecutive order through entire books of the Bible without side-stepping the difficult texts (Acts 20:26, 27).  We find harmony in the Scriptures; therefore we explain the meaning of the whole Bible and apply its teachings practically for your Christian walk.
We will not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus and Him crucified.  We declare that we are bereft of any righteousness of our own.  We freely confess our sin every week.  But the good news is that God saves sinners and justifies the ungodly through faith in Jesus Christ (Romans 4:5).  We glory in Christ and in the righteousness that is imputed to us through faith in Him (Philippians 3:8-10; Titus 3:5).


“This is the covenant I will make ... declares the Lord.  I will put my laws in their minds and
write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people” (Hebrews 8:10).



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"Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame." 1 Peter 2:6

  I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD."  Psalm 122:1