June 14
 
Sunday, June 17
 Outdoor Worship at 10:00 am

This Sunday, join us as we worship outdoors for the first time this summer. 
We also continue our summer sermon series, "Word." Each week, we hear a passage of scripture chosen by a member of our church family, who will then share with us how this particular scripture is God's Word for them. This week, Jim Tomaszewski, who is also our lay worship leader, will share how John 13:3-17  has shaped his view of discipleship. Amy Starr Redwine's sermon will be on this same text and is titled, "Not My Feet."

Music Notes: We welcome Covenant choir soloist Lynne Hoffman-Engel to our service this weekend, presenting two works: Alfred Malotte's The 23rd Psalm and Duke Ellington's Come Sunday. Our service music will be accompanied by the melodious strains of our field organ and a string quartet. 

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 summer months of June, 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  HERE to submit your requests online. You can can also submit them in the office.


Children leave for Sunday School after the Time for Young Disciples. The nursery opens at 9:30 am with professional childcare for infants and preschoolers. 
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Church Happenings

Our deepest gratitude to all who volunteered or attended the  McGaffin Carillon 50th Anniversary Celebration events, including Parade the Circle. 
Thank you for helping us spread the good news of God's love throughout University Circle!

     
"As the McGaffin weekend comes to an end, we look back at the events with pride and appreciation. It was wonderful to hear of the legacy of our grandfather. And we are full of thanks for the efforts of all of you to make the weekend special for us . . . the tours, the music, the memories . . . Love from Judy, Susan, and Betsy"


Please welcome our two new staff volunteers from NCBA:  Alvin Woodson for maintenance and Antoinette Robinson for receptionist.


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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Common Ground
Join us after worship on Sunday, June 24 for food and conversation

On  Sunday, June 24, 2018 , Common Ground will bring residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties together for a day of community conversation. This annual event brings people together around a common table in neighborhoods across our region. This year's theme is "Why Does Place Matter?" At our Common Ground event, we will be asking questions about how we create community beyond the walls of the church and bring people together to support and nurture one another in our community of University Circle. Covenant members who plan to attend are asked to bring either a salad or dessert to share. 

Registration is open online  here .  For more information contact  Melanie Marsh Baum.  
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We pray for  Jane Adams, Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones' niece), Paul Dirksen, Marlene & William Finkenthal (David Finkenthal's parents), Chick Holtkamp, Stephanie Johnson, Paul Jokinen, Craig Jones, Les Knowlton, Greg Madison, Barbara McGhee, Elizabeth Mierke, Alex Peters, Ward Porch, Sue Salvator, Liam & Emilee Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew and sister) and Gabriel (Jenny Conner's grand-nephew). We pray for those struggling with illness, convalescing, or home-bound; the patients, family, and staff in our surrounding hospitals; and those who have placed prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box.

Please keep in prayer the six youth and three adults who will be traveling to Memphis, TN from  June 17-22  for a week of worship, service and fellowship with Memphis Youth Mission.  Thank you for all the ways in which you support our youth. We look forward to sharing with you our experiences upon our return.

Out of the office:  Melanie Marsh Baum is preaching at Fairmount Presbyterian Church in Cleveland Heights this Sunday. Mindy Stewart is traveling to Memphis with Covenant and Fairmount youth to work with Memphis Youth Mission and will be gone next week, as well as Sunday. Shannon James will be on vacation from June 19-22.

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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Outreach Opportunities


2018 Habitat 5k Walk-Run-Mosey
Please consider joining us on this Saturday, June 16th at Edgewater Park at 10am for the Habitat for Humanity 17th-Annual Walk/Run/Mosey.  There is a 5k route and a 1-mile fun route.  If you would like to join our group please click here This is a family-friendly, dog-friendly, and donut-friendly run/ walk /mosey (or come for fellowship and donuts!).  The  walk  is free, but all funds raised  will go to rehabbing a beautiful Habitat house in the Buckeye Neighborhood for a family.


Camp Kesem and our Deacons would like your support
in securing summer camp supplies for young people whose parents have or have had cancer. The Deacons are working with the CWRU chapter of this national organization and we still have opportunities for you to help campers from throughout northeast Ohio, ages six through eighteen. Visit our display in the reception room during the week, or chat with a Deacon after worship on Sunday.We would like to thank everyone who already sent in a donation. If you would like to donate please drop off your purchased supplies on or before this Sunday, June 17th in the church office.Contact Matthew Garrett for additional information.


Summer Desserts for Transplant House This summer, COTC is again working with our Mission Partners at Transplant House to provide Wednesday   night desserts for the residents and their families, in conjunction with Wade Oval Wednesdays. You can help by donating cash ($11 buys one quart of ice cream), or providing treats to serve 12 people. Sign up online here or in the church office. For more information, contact Mary Anne Bromelmeier.  

Attention Cookie Bakers! 
 We are in need of more cookies for our welcome bags. We are looking for bakers who can volunteer to bake one batch (6 dozen cookies) each for each of the Sundays in June. Please contact Melanie if your willing and able to help out. Thank you!

Spring Music Concerts  

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME CARILLON CONCERTS
June 22,  12:15-12:45pm
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 .
This week: George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Belgian and Dutch Music
Friday carillon concerts continue through November 16

Tuesday, June 19, 12 noon 
This week: Kaori Hongo and a few special friends!

Summer Learning 

Half-Truths: "God Helps Those Who Help Themselves," and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say

This video and discussion course will take place on Sundays in July from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm in our newly renovated Dowd Commons on the lower level of the church. A repeat of Sunday's material will occur from 5:30-6:30 pm on Thursday Evenings. Join us for a time of learning and dialogue!


Join us for Theology on Tap this Summer!
Our summer dates and locations:
June 7th, 6:15 @ the Jolly Scholar
July 5, 5:30 @ COTC (part of Half-Truths)
August 15 - Day trip to Chautauqua Insituation 
For more information contact Melanie Marsh Baum.



Community Events

Credo Music Festival is  an Oberlin-based, Christ-centered music program for high school and college students, is sending its gifted young musicians throughout Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties to do community service. They will be giving concerts in venues including assisted living facilities and hospitals, and will be working in settings ranging from Habitat for Humanity to local food banks. Volunteer drivers are still needed to take the students to community service projects on July 12 and July 19. Contact Emily at 440-774-3658 or email  if you would like to help. Credo also appreciates your support in other ways - as a prayer partner or in our audiences!  
Credo concert information is available by visiting   www.credomusic.org/concerts 
More information about Credo's ministries can be found at   www.credomusic.org   or on the Credo Music Facebook page.

Take a stand ~ Make a difference ~ Change a life ~ Get Involved Today! 
CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, is searching for volunteers to advocate for kids who have been neglected and abused. Court-Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs, are everyday citizens who are trained and appointed by the court to advocate for the safety and well-being of children.  CASAs collect information that helps the Court make the best decision for a safe, caring, and permanent home for children involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The CASA is responsible for investigation, facilitation, advocacy, and monitoring of the assigned child's case and to represent the child's best interests.  Those interested in becoming a CASA, visit  www.cfadvocates.org  to apply or call  216.443.3377  for more information.

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