November 16
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, November 19
Serving 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

We are still in need of volunteers to help with set up from 9-10 am or 
clean up from 1-2 pm. Please contact Kathy Farkas if interested.

Join with our Covenant Community in giving thanks.
All are welcome!
Sunday, November 19
Worship 10:00 am

  This week we conclude our commemoration of the Reformation with a consideration of "grace alone." When have you been aware of receiving God's grace? When have you extended grace to another? Scriptures are Isaiah 43:18-21 and 1 Corinthians 15:1-10. Our  Lay Worship Leader is Tom Keys. 

Find bulletins at CovenantWeb.org/read/listenwhere you can also read or listen to sermons. Printed  sermons now include the pastoral prayer.  Can you usher, greet, serve communion, provide flowers?  Click here.   
We welcome the children's choir and Beckwith handbell choir to our service this week, joining together with the Covenant choir in a festive new anthem by American composer Hal Hopson (b.1933). Choir presents the dynamic anthem "Hallelujah" by American composer Emma Lou Diemer (b.1927), a portion of which is featured as the introit to the service. Our service concludes with a rousing toccata on the hymn, Now Thank We All Our God, by Norwegian composer Egil Hovland (1924-2013). 

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Commemorating  500 Years of the Reformation 
Sunday, November 19

Music of the Reformation, 11:30 am, Beckwith Hall
Music Director and Organist Jonathan Moyer  will speak about the music of the Reformation.

Reformation Concert, 4:00 pm , Sanctuary
Members of the CWRU Early Music program  present a concert of 
Reformation-themed compositions.
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Keys to Our Journey through the Bible - November 19  Memory Verses
As we journey through the Bible, each week the children and youth will be sent home from Sunday school with memory verses to learn which is related to the upcoming week's lesson. 

"Now set your heart and soul to seek the Lord your God." - I Chronicles 22:19

"My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
- 2 Chronicles 7:14
Covenant Food Pantry Collection 
Next Sunday, November 26

The Covenant Food Pantry is open the last Wednesday and Friday of the month, on Thursday afternoons for students, and for emergencies during the month. Next Sunday, November 26, the  children will collect food and financial donations for the Covenant Food Pantry. 

We can use the following:
Canned soup
Cereal
Canned vegetables
Chili
Canned stew
Corn muffin mix
Spaghettio's
Fruit cups
Pudding cups
Macaroni and cheese
Peanut butter
Jelly
Canned meat (SPAM/chicken)
Tuna fish
Pasta
Pasta Sauce

Thank you for your ongoing support! Your gifts make this ministry possible.
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In the Covenant Family
We pray for Judy Bourne, Andrew Bullen (Melanie Marsh Baum's cousin), Akeya Clark (Marie Jones' niece), Rich Day (friend of Bill Braun & Cathy Luck), Tori Eldridge and family, Thelma Everhart, Gabe (son of Liz Roccoforte, CWRU), Eliseo Hairston (Shirley Thompson's grandson deployed to the Pacific), Anne Marie Haiss (mother of Fritz Haiss), Greg Madison, Elizabeth Mierke, Patrick Monaghan (relative of Tom Keys), Don Norris (relative of Tom and Cheri Keys), Olitana Rika (physician at our mission partner health clinic in Albania), Robert Schneider (First Baptist Church), Tommy Seagraves (Lynda Starr's brother), Tom Skrout (Stephanie Pennza's father), Rory Smith, Liam Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew), Doug Weiss (Ann Williams' friend), and for those who are struggling with illness, convalescing, or are homebound; the patients, family, and staff in our surrounding hospitals; and those who have placed prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box. 
 
Lyn Tomaszewski is on vacation through November 17.
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   
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Opportunities
Final Fall Friday Lunchtime Carillon Concert Tomorrow, November 17
Friday Lunchtime Carillon Concerts  are performed by Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur George Leggiero and guests on the 15,000 lb McGaffin Carillon of 47 bronze bells. Tours of the tower during the concerts. For more details go to  ucbells.org/events .   Thank you to George Leggiero and the guest carillonneurs!
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null Giving Trees benefit our neighbors
Tag Selection: Nov. 19 & 26 and Dec. 3,  Reception Room
Giving Tree Celebration: December 10, Lower Level

Please visit our Giving Trees to choose tags to help our neighbors this holiday season. We will celebrate your generosity at our annual Giving Tree Celebration on December 10 after church.

This year's Giving Trees will benefit three local organizations. As we have for many years, we will provide gifts to the second graders at  Daniel E. Morgan School, a vibrant elementary school near our church on with a focus on core subject and the arts. Tags will be available for toys for either a boy or girl, with several suggestions provided.

The Deacons have established a new relationship with the  Ernest J. Bohn Center, one of seven local Rose Centers for Aging Well. The facility is located on Ansel Road, less than a mile from us. This Senior Day Care center provides home-delivered meals, as well as hot lunches, programs and activities from walking and chair exercises to board games and balloon volleyball. With your help, the Deacons will deliver a meal and gifts to 38 participants in the Bohn Center's day care.
 
The Deacons also will continue the relationship we established with the  Cleveland School of the Arts last year to provide much needed supplies to students. Tags will be hung for necessities such as deodorant and shampoo, as well as sweat shirts and sweat pants.
A Simple Season
Worship Fully. Spend Less. 
Give More. Love All.
Wednesday, December 6th at  6-7:30 p.m. in the Dining Room

We will gather together to consider how we can reclaim hope, peace, joy, and love this Advent and Christmas. All ages are invited to share soup and bread and engage in simple and worshipful activities that remind us how God's incarnation changes our lives and the world.  Click here to register.


Calling All Cookie Bakers (and Buyers)!

We need lots (and lots) of Christmas cookies for our upcoming Circlefest Carol Sing on Sunday, Dec. 3. This event gathers more people at Covenant than any other event of the year. 

Please consider baking or buying cookies for the reception that follows the carol sing at 4:00pm.

Please sign up in the church office. 

Many thanks!
11205 Euclid Avenue  Cleveland, OH 44106
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