Rekindling the Covenant of Agape (Part 2)

  • September 30, 2019
As narrated by: Sis. Elizabeth (Loida Roque)

As the Church goes to its Second Step in Rekindling the Covenant of Agape, this time it was held at The Knights of Columbus Hall, Barangay. Malasin, San Jose City, Province of Nueva Ecija, last September 29, 2019.   The occasion, titled  “ Narito Ako, Dahil Ako ay Ako (Here I Am, For I Am What I Am), was attended by the brethren  from the Northern Part of Nueva Ecija ( San Jose City, Science City of Munoz,  Pantabangan, Rizal, Carranglan, Lupao, Llanera, and Castaneda of Nueva Viscaya).

Aside from celebrating the regular Sunday Worship Services, the event was highlighted by the rituals of the Second Step in Rekindling the Covenant of Agape.

Bro. Aristabulus (Renato Benedicto) walking on his knees as part of the ritual
Bro. Ezra (Justino Villaluna) walking on his knees as part of the ritual

The worship service sermon titled, Narito Ako Dahil Ako ay Ako: Hakbang ng Pagtalima” (Here I Am, For I Am What I Am: The Step of Obedience) was delivered by MK Shomer ( Bishop Gil Bunag). The sermon emphasized that we are called as children of God by His grace, became fully capable, through the Holy Spirit, to perform our God-given ministries, and became sufficient through His mercy.

Bishop Shomer delivering the sermon

The brethren from Nueva Ecija were so excited for this special worship service because it was presided by the Seven Bishops. Here are some of the captured moments of this spirit-filled event.

The program emcee: Bro. Parmenas (Gregorio De Guzman).
The congregation reciting The Christian Creed
The congregation reciting The Christian Creed
Bishop Abimib (Mario Payawal) reading the Words of Praises
Bishop Cristiano (Julito Belisario) presiding over the Thanksgivings and Supplications
The performance of Mannah Choir of Pastulan Geshem (Baguio, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Ilocos).
The seven Mahanaims representing the seven councils of the Church in Rekindling the Covenant of Agape
The seven Mahanaims lying face down as part of the ritual
The performance of Mannah Choir of Pastulan Geshem (Baguio, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Ilocos)
The congregation listening to the sermon
The congregation listening to the sermon
Bishop Sear-Jasub (Eranio Pascual) giving the benediction
(Front, Left to Right) Bro. Ozni (Edgar Matias), Bro. Ezra (Justino Villaluna), Bro. Ariel (Ariel Litana), Bro. Aristabulus (Renato Benedicto), Bro. Obed (Ramon Parcarey), Bro. Joshua (Wilson Villanca), Bro. Rehum (Remigio Toletino)
(2nd Row, Left to Right) Elder Raham (Gamaliel Pascual), Bishop Abimib (Mario Payawal), Bishop Cristiano (Julito Belisario), Bishop Zurishaddai (Benjamin Carlos), General Bishop Hiel (Isagani Capistrano), Bishop Sear-Jasub (Eranio Pascual), Bishop Regem (Ephraim Valerio), Bishop Shomer (Gelacio Bunag), Elder Mikneah (Melchor Payawal), Bro. Nemuel (Arnold Tolentino)
Back: Mannah Choir Pastulan Geshem

Simultaneous with this event, the congregation of the Most Holy Church in different places in the Philippines and other countries, held worship services for the Second Step in Rekindling the Covenant of Agape. The Church Administration is reminding us that we are done with the Second Step, let us finish the rekindling process until the seventh step offering ourselves a living, holy and acceptable sacrifices to the Lord.

The Third Step in Rekindling the Covenant of Agape will be held on October 6, 2019, at Daisylene Reception Hall, Barangay Curva, Municipality of Bongabon, Province of Nueva Ejica.

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