February 10, 2021
"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ…" I love Paul's greeting to the Galatians and I love the people of Covenant Church. I love how worship is essential to your lives, whether it's in-person worship or online. I love how you love our church, our community, and your families. And those things are all true because of your love for Jesus Christ, because of how much he loves you. It's all a beautiful thing.
Another thing of beauty is your response to "Souper Bowl Sunday." The total is:
* Tampa Bay - $531.50
* Kansas City - $266.50
The real winners are food ministries here in Lenawee County. $798.00 will feed a lot of families. Thank you for all you do, in such excellent ways.
For personal reasons, I didn't watch or follow the NFL in 2020. But two things changed that. 2021 and Tom Brady in the Super Bowl. I watched the Tampa Bay games against New Orleans and Green Bay, and then the Super Bowl. I'm glad I did. Having lived in Kansas City back in the mid-1980s, I was glad the Chiefs won last year, but I will never not root for a Brady-led team.
Contrary to the Covenant Church "Souper Bowl" result, most sportswriters, broadcasters, and pundits picked Kansas City. Probably 75% of them. I couldn't be happier with the results…both our generosity and the game results. It was a fine day.