Compassion, mercy & Justice

Mission Covenant Church

Outreach Ministry

During COVID, it may seem hard to reach out to others with your Good News! We have to find new ways to do it but that just means we have to take time to look around us and listen for God a little more. Jesus never leaves us! God is with us always and gives us the tools to see where he calls us to meet another person's needs. Here is one way one of our congregants is reaching out and meeting the need people have for quiet reflection amidst there stress. Read what she wrote then click on her link and spend a moment with God today! If you have ways you are reaching out, email me at [email protected] so as Outreach Ministry Leader I can get them up here to share! 
"While this is not a normal kind of prelude, it expresses the gratitude I feel to God for all the beauty around us, and for family and friends.There are some unexpected "cameos" - unknown birds and gusts of wind flipping my music!" Psalm 19: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

New England Seafarers Mission

New England Seafarers Mission began in the 1880s with the arrival of the Swedish Covenant Church during the great Scandinavian immigration to the US. We began with a single pastor who worked the waterfront, visiting primarily crews from the many Swedish ships calling in Boston. Over the years, that ministry grew to include people from all over the world. Today, NESM provides services in Boston, Providence, Narragansett Bay, Portsmouth, and Portland. We have professional, paid staff in Providence and Boston, but members of local churches in New Hampshire and Maine have taken on the ministry in those locations.

Today, NESM remains part of the Evangelical Covenant Church, and we have an endorsement as a co-operating ministry of the New England Synod of the ELCA (The Lutherans). We are supported by individual congregations from a large number of denominations, including a few free churches as well.

You can visit their website at

Video Prelude

An offering from a congregant:

This week's prelude is a response to the racial protests, funeral, and all the other events that have been taking place in the last couple of weeks.

It is a medley of the spirituals Deep River and There Is a Balm in Gilead. I see the two as a lament along with a song of hope. There is deep sadness, and yet there is reason to hope for peace and healing.

Matthew 5:4 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort!