June 28
 
Sunday, July 1
 Worship at 10:00 am in the Dowd Commons

On Sunday we will worship in the newly renovated Down Commons! There are still some finishing touches to be done, but come check out and celebrate God in this beautiful new space. After worship, stay for a time of fellowship hosted by the Ministry of Faith Formation, which invites those with last names beginning with A-M to bring fruit and those with last names beginning with N-Z to bring breakfast bread, muffins, or pastries. Ann Williams will be our lay worship leader and Amy Starr Redwine's sermon will attempt to answer some "You Asked For It!" questions about forgiveness. Scriptures are Psalms 51:1-12 and Matthew 5:43-48.

Music Notes: This Sunday we welcome musicians Bill Braun and Mary Anne Bromelmeier to our service. Mary Anne Bromelmeier is a life long Covenant member. Daughter of John and Gale, who met at the church in the 1950's. In 1987 she married Fritz Haiss and together they had Max, Therese and Julia. Mary Anne has sung in the Covenant choir since her senior year in high school with a brief time-out for college. This Sunday she is singing two favorites - both tied to water. The spiritual "Didn't It Rain" is a lively "story-telling" piece, and Aaron Copland's "Shall We Gather by the River" calls people together with its melodious tune.

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:  This Sunday, children will stay to celebrate the sacrament of the Lord's Supper with the worshiping community. After worship, Dwellers are invited to join Mindy Stewart for lunch from 11:15-12:30. Parents are invited to stick around after worship for the Half-Truths class.
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Additional Sunday Activities

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

This video and discussion course will start this Sunday, July 1st and repeat every Sunday 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! 


THE CACHE RESALE SHOP IS (NEARLY)  BACK!!

We will begin accepting donations this Sunday, July 1st. Please leave any donations in the Activities Room on your way to worship.   The Cache will open for business on  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 10:00 - 4:00 p.m.


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In Our Church Family

Happy Birthday to those celebrating in July!
Stacey Booker
James Burke
Christopher Chaves
Barbara Ann Clint
Joshua Cowan
Kimberley Crone
Tom Denbow
Dan Garland
Nicholas Graham
Molly Griswold
Victoria Hagen
Isabelle Hopkin Cowan
Brandon Kee
Jon Kent
Lawrence Kent
Cheri Keys
Al Kuntz
Ed Laylin
Kevin Lowry
Sybil Marsh
Dennis Matz
Michelle Miller
Liz Monahan
Stephanie Pennza
Carolyn Perry
Cathy Prince  Gemdjian
Cindy Szafraniec
Adam Turos
Justin Wedell
Kate Williams
Conrad Young


Our apologies if we have missed your birthday!  Please call the office at 216.421.0482 to let us know.

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, Lise Jenson, Paul Jokinen, Craig Jones, Les Knowlton, Greg Madison, Barbara McGhee, Elizabeth Mierke, Kellen Newton-Hall, Alex Peters, Ward Porch, Sue Salvator, Liam & Emilee Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew and sister), 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.

Out of the office:  Este Pozza will be on vacation from June 26 -July 2. Kevin Lowry will be out of the office from June 26-July 3. Melanie Marsh Baum will be on vacation from Jun 30 - Jul 7. Willie Howard will be on vacation from July 2-July 6.

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

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 (2 dozen cookies) each for each of the Sundays in June. Please contact Melanie if your willing and able to help out. Thank you!





The Saturday Tutoring Program "Wish List" 

The tutoring programs needs  "gently used" items, including the following: 2 tablets, 3 computers, calculators for all ages as well as books and educational games.






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 . 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: George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Belgian and Dutch Music
Friday carillon concerts continue through November 16

Summer Learning 


Join us for Theology on Tap this Summer!
Our summer dates and locations:
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

You're Invited to the inaugural  tea "Honoring our Juneteenth Legacy": 
A brief  history of the Frank Anderson Center
In support of Maximum Accessible Housing Authority (MAHO)
This event will take place at The Church of the Covenant on June 30 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm. Tickets are $25, with limited seating and no door sales. 
 For reservations or questions please call 216-407-1696.

Free CPR Training with UCI

University Circle Inc. is providing free CPR training this summer:
  • August 7 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Cleveland Institute of Art)
  • August 13 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CWRU)

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Church Happenings

So far, four members have participated in our summer series: Word. They have given great reflections on what a particular scriptures means to them. Please check out participant Nick Tomko's reflection and find earlier reflections from Jules Tryk, Deni Horstman, and Jim Tomaszewski here (reflections are included with the sermon audio and text files). This series will pick up again on Sunday, July 8 with new member Sandy Ammon reflection on Micah 6:8.

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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