July 12
 
Sunday, July 15
Outside 
Worship, 10 am

This Sunday , we will worship outdoors and continue our summer sermon series, "Word," with new member Jennifer DoVale, who will share how  2 Peter 3:8-9 has been God's Word throughout her faith journey . Melanie Marsh Baum's sermon on the same text is titled, "This Is Not the End." Jennifer will also serve as the Lay Worship Leader. Join us at   10 am  on the west lawn

Music Notes:  We welcome the Moyer family as musicians for our service today. Jonathan Moyer is organist and director of music, and Kaori Hongo is director of music for children and youth. Samuel Moyer (cello) is a rising 3rd grader at Fernway Elementary School, and Christopher Moyer (guitar) is a rising 5th grader a Woodberry Elementary School.

Summer Hymn Requests
Haven't sung your favorite hymn in a while? Here's your chance. Let us know your hymn request(s) and a possible date for your request over the remaining Sundays of July and August. You may submit up to two hymns (in order of priority). Please submit hymn titles from either our current pew hymnal or the new "Glory to God" hymnal.
Click 
 to submit your requests online. You can can also submit them in the office.

Children:  This Sunday, children may attend Sunday School following the Time for Young Disciples. Nursery for infants through Pre-K is available in the Living Room (Lower level of the Education Wing). 

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Join Us TODAY and Sunday
for
Half-Truths:  "God Helps Those Who Help Themselves" 
and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say

Join Melanie Marsh Baum today, 5:30-6:30 pm, for session two of this video and discussion course . Classes will be held  Sundays in July from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm and repeated on Thursdays from  5:30 until 6:30 pm  in our newly renovated Dowd Commons on the lower level of the church. Join us for a time of learning and dialogue!

* If you missed a meeting of the Half-Truths class or want to follow along at home, here are links to the videos we are using -- click on the session you want to watch and then scroll all the way down for  the  video.

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In Our Church Family

We pray for  Jane & Ted Adams, Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones' niece), Paul Dirksen, Rob Engle, Marlene & William Finkenthal (David Finkenthal's parents), Chick Holtkamp, Craig Jones, Les Knowlton, Cathy Luck, Greg Madison, Barbara McGhee, Alex Peters, Ward Porch, Sue Salvator, Liam & Emilee Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew and sister), Anne Wombwell deConingh, June Tomko, and Gabriel (Jenny Conner's grand-nephew). We pray for those struggling with illness, convalescing, or homebound; the patients, family, and staff in our surrounding hospitals; and those who have placed prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box.

Our sympathies  are extended to Loren Genson and her family on the death of Loren's mother, Lise, in Buffalo on July 9 in Buffalo, NY; to the Mierke family on the death of Elizabeth on July 11 in Cleveland; and to Deni Horstman on the death of her brother Doug Horstman on July 11. 

Out of the office:  Amy Starr Redwine will be on study leave July 14-20. Mindy Stewart will be at the Montreat Youth Conference with senior high youth July 14-21. Kevin Lowry will be on vacation from July 15-23. Jonathan Moyer will be on vacation July 18-August 3.

Please send prayer requests to Melanie Marsh Baum. Names are generally removed from the bulletin after four weeks unless there is a continuing need. Please let the church know if you or a loved one is in the hospital; HIPAA privacy regulations prevent hospitals from sharing this information.

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. ~Galatians 6:2
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Church Happenings



Mark your calendars for  Friday, September 7, 2018 when we will officially celebrate the unveiling of University Circle's newest hidden gem at the Church of the Covenant: t he Dowd Commons! Details to follow.


The Cache reopened Tuesday, July 3rd!
Thank you for your patience and loyalty during the remodeling process. 
Please note: For the time being, the Cache will be open on Tuesdays only, from  10 am to 4 pm.


From June 17-22, youth from Covenant and Fairmount went on a mission trip to Memphis  for a week of worship, service and fellowship! Chaperone John Marsh provided these great pictures.

If you have any information regarding congregation members please email the communication manager, Aisha Newton. She would love to highlight them in the enewsletter or social media.
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Spring Music Concerts  

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME CARILLON CONCERTS
July 13,  12:15-12:45pm & Sunday, July 15, 11:00-11:30 a.m. 
George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur 
Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend.  Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Attendance and parking are free . Friday concerts are repeated on Sundays at 11 am, and there are tower tours on Friday after the concerts. On Sundays, the tower is open to visitors during the concert, including to children who are accompanied by an adult.
This week: A Solemn Prelude for Carillon, Strauss' Vienna Blood Waltzes, a  French Canadian folk tune, and an 18th century keyboard sonata by Baldassare Galuppi
Friday carillon concerts continue through November 16

Summer Learning 

Join us for Theology on Tap this Summer!
Our summer dates and locations:
July 12, 5:30 @ COTC (part of Half-Truths)
August 15 - Day trip to Chautauqua Insituation 
For more information contact Melanie Marsh Baum.




Community Events

The Gathering Place
Shop for fine furniture and beautiful home accessories at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale. Clearance on select items. Join us on Saturday, July 14, 9am-1pm & Sunday, July 15, 10am-1pm.  The warehouse is located at  4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, 44128 Proceeds from warehouse sales help The Gathering Place provide free programs and services to people currently coping with the impact of cancer. For more information about The Gathering Place please visit  www.touchedbycancer.org.
 

You are invited to the 3rd Annual  More Than a Zip Code: 
A Social Justice Fashion Show
When: July 28, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM (Reception to follow)
Where: North Presbyterian Church 4515 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103
What: The models will dazzle in their ensembles and with the fabric of their lives, as they present narratives of how their resilience makes them "more than their zip code."  Please come hear how they would spend $135 million dollars in their neighborhood to create social justice. By the way, $135 million is the cost of one US fighter jet.

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11205 Euclid Avenue  Cleveland, OH 44106
Wheelchair accessible

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