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Sunday, April 1
Easter Worship 7:45 and 10:00 am
Worship with us this Sunday at 7:45 am in the Interfaith Center worship space (note change of venue due to weather) or at 10 am in the sanctuary as we celebrate the wondrous but perplexing news that God raised Jesus from the dead. Just as Jesus's crucifixion calls us to grapple with how our world responds to radical love and mercy, so the resurrection asks us to consider how God is at work in the places in our lives and in our world where death has taken hold. Where and how do we find new and abundant life in the midst of anger and violence, illness and decay, prejudice and division? Amy Starr Redwine's sermon is entitled "Life Begins in the Dark"
and scriptures are Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Music Notes: On this Easter Sunday, we welcome guest musicians: Roy Poper (trumpet), Andrew Dame (trumpet), Lee Allen(trombone), Justin Sims (trombone), and Kelsey Bannon (Timpani). Our heartfelt thanks are extended to all of the Covenant musicians who make our Holy Week services so meaningful.
Children are invited to remain with their families in worship and then join us for an Easter egg hunt immediately following the 10 am service. The nursery opens at 9:30 am with professional childcare for infants and preschoolers.
In the Covenant Family
Happy Birthday to those celebrating in April!
Amy Starr Redwine
Our apologies if we have missed your birthday!
Please call the office at 216.421.0482 to let us know.
We pray for Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones' niece), Connie Brand, Chris Chaves, Rachel Clevenger, Marlene Finkenthal (David Finkenthal's mother), Joe Garrett, Brenda Hall, Chick Holtkamp, Dee Hough, Cindi Johnson, Shaun Kuter, Elizabeth Mierke, Greg Madison, Ward Porch, Sue Salvator, Liam Stewart & Emilee Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew and sister), Louise Wolfcale, Gabriel (Jenny Conner's grand-nephew) and Ray Tomko & Helen Kawecki (Nick Tomko's grandparents).
Church offices will be closed Monday.
Melanie Marsh Baum
will be on vacation
Monday, April 2nd through
Please send prayer requests to Melanie Marsh Baum. Names are generally moved from the bulletin after four weeks unless there is a continuing need. Please let the church know if you or a loved one are 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
Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday, March 29
Holy Communion and Service of Tenebrae, 7:30 pm
Experience Jesus's journey from Last Supper to crucifixion
Good Friday, March 30
Reflections on Jesus' Seven Last Words, 12noon
Easter Sunday, April 1
Due to inclement weather, the 7:45 am Easter worship service will be held in the Interfaith Center worship space.
Easter Breakfast in the Living Room
Worship in the sanctuary with celebratory music for organ, brass, and timpani;
Easter egg hunt on the front lawn immediately following worship
Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7, 9:00am-3:00pm
again this year (our fourth!) to help rehab houses through the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity Apostles Build. Our first two workdays of the year are fast approaching on Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7. This year we will be working to rehab a house in the West Park neighborhood on the west side of Cleveland. As the first group to work on the house, we plan to get it off to a great start. Please sign up in the church office if you are interested in working on the house or providing a group
lunch, for either or both of these days. Talk with Jim Prince for more information.
Springtime Noon Music Concerts
Friday, April 6-Friday, June 15, 12:15 pm
Tuesday, April 24-Tuesday, June 26, 12 noon
Lunchtime Carillon Concerts resume this coming Friday, April 6 at 12:15pm, with Covenant Carillonneur, George Leggiero.
Tuesday Noon Organ Concerts resume on April 24 at 12 noon with guest French organist, Vincent Warnier.
Covenant Partnering with North Church
Sunday April 8 and April 15
Thanks to those who helped partner with North Church in January. Our remaining two Sundays for 2018 are on April 8th and April 15th. You are invited to be part of a team of six to eight people, assisting from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm in preparing and serving the community meal that follows the North Church worship service. North Church, which shares space with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries at 4515 Superior Ave., "carries out an active ministry to our community through seeking to build a vibrant worship community, community meals, and an outreach to homeless and street people and those experiencing mental illness." There are sign up sheets in the church office. For more information, call Bob Ault at 216-751-6094. North Church is a Covenant mission partner.
11205 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
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