June 8, 2017
Joseph's Tomb 
Shared by Kevin Lowry who is in Israel. 
Sunday June 11 -  Worship 10:00 am
This Sunday we begin our series In the Beginning... by considering the very beginning of our sacred texts: Genesis 1:1-2:4. What does the creation story teach us about God, about ourselves, and about our relationships with God and one another? How does this story relate to your experiences with beginnings or with creativity? After worship, join Amy Starr Redwine for a sermon talk-back and share your thoughts!

Amy Starr Redwine's sermon is titled, "Beginning with God." The second scripture is John 1:1-3. Our Lay Worship Leader is Joan Drushel.
Following the Time for Young Disciples, all children age kindergarten through 7th grade are invited to Sunday School. You may meet your children in the Reception Room following worship. The Dwellers (4th-7th grade) will meet in The Living Room from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.    Click here to see the summer schedule for our children and youth.  Contact Mindy Stewart,  Director of Family Ministries, at  MStewart@CovenantWeb.org  for information about these or any programs for youth and families.

Bulletins are posted at CovenantWeb.org/read/listen, where you can also read or listen to sermons.
Stories from the Book of Genesis |  Summer Sermon Series with Sermon Talk-Back  
In the beginning... This summer in worship we will be hearing stories from the book of Genesis. From creation to the extraordinary lives of the forefathers and foremothers of our faith tradition, these stories not only reveal to us who God is, but who we are as God's children, called to faithfully serve God and one another even as we care for the world around us. After worship, the preaching pastor will be in Christ Chapel for sermon talk-backs, casual conversations about the sermon -- comments, questions, and disagreements welcome!
In The Covenant Family
We keep in our prayers Akeya Clark (Marie Jones' niece), Rich Day (friend of Bill Braun and Cathy Luck), Gretchen Drushel (studying in Seoul, South Korea), Nikki Elliott-Goins, Shirley Homer (Mildred Russin's cousin), Stephanie Johnson, Karen and Les Knowlton, Catherine Reynolds (friend of Jules Tryk), Erika and Norbert Roehl (friends of Arnie and Susan Dahm), and Nathan Roth (friend of Matthew Garrett and Michael Peters). We pray for Covenant members and friends 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.
Our prayers are with Pat Owen-Keltner and her family on the death of her aunt, Ann McDaniel, on May 21 in Texas.
Dear Covenant friends , Thank you for the cards, phone calls and prayers on the passing of my mother, Victoria Ondich. It brought Clint and me such comfort knowing we were in your thoughts at this sad time. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of sympathy and concern. Many blessings on all of you! Sincerely, Patty Fowler
Kevin Lowry will be in Israel May 24-June 12 as part of a cross-cultural immersion program, coursework for his Masters of Divinity. Willie Parker is on vacation June 11-17.

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   
A Covenant Eight group - Dan, Gale, John, Diane, Bob, Nick and Erin - enjoying dinner at Anatolia Cafe on Lee Rd in Cleveland Heights.
Praying for those Impacted by Gun Violence
Since a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, killing 26 people, 20 of them children; 780 people in Cuyahoga County have been killed by guns. Since last month, 16 more individuals have died by gun violence in Cuyahoga County; 6 of those who died were by suicide.   Believing God calls us to be peacemakers, once each month we pray specifically for people affected by gun violence and address the evil of gun violence in our nation, marked by the tolling of the tower bell. Join us in this time of increased concern over deadly gun violence in our county, our country, and the world, in remembering and praying that God will show us the way to a new commitment to Peace on Earth.
A great Covenant contingent at the June 2nd
God Before Guns March and Rally.

The Church of the Covenant partners with God Before Guns, a multi-faith coalition of individuals and faith communities created in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, to reduce gun violence. Go to  GodBeforeGuns.org   to learn how to become engaged.
Opportunities At Covenant

Theology on Tap Tonight at 5:30 pm at the Jolly Scholar
As the weather gets warmer, join us for Theology on Tap! After tonight, we have two remaining dates for this summer, Thursday, July 20, 5:00 pm at the Bottle House, partnering with Fairmount Presbyterian Church, and Friday, August 25, for a day trip to Chautauqua Institution. Contact Melanie Marsh Baum at MBaum@CovenantWeb.org for details. We hope to see you soon!
Happy 49th Birthday!!!
Friday, June 9 - George Leggiero offers compositions and hymns heard at the dedication concert 49 years ago on June 9, 1968.
P erformed by Covenant and University Circle Carillonneur George Leggiero and guests on the 15,000 lb McGaffin Carillon of 47 bronze bells. Bring a lawn chair; picnic on the church lawn or CWRU campus. Free parking. Go to ucbells.org for details.
Mathew Bickett, a fourth year double degree student in organ and religion at Oberlin College and Conservatory, will be playing this Tuesday, June 13. 
Tuesday Noon Organ Recitals featuring organists from throughout greater Cleveland and beyond on both of Covenant's two magnificent pipe organs. Bring a lunch! Bring a friend!   Free and open to the public. Free parking in the Covenant parking lot.
Presbyterians participating in Cleveland LGBT Pride Weekend
Friday June 23 and Saturday 24
Join area Presbyterians in showing support and celebrating LGBT Pride with two events during Cleveland Pride weekend. 

Friday, June 23 at 7:00 pm, Fairmount Presbyterian Church will hold a screening of Out of Order, a feature length documentary following the journey of three LGBT members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) seeking ordination. 


Saturday, area Presbyterians will join in the Pride March to Voinovich Park. T-shirts for the march are available from the Church office at either Fairmount or Church of the Covenant; cost of each shirt is $10. Sign up in the Church office. For more information, contact Melanie Marsh Baum.

Sign up in the Church Office to bring a dessert or donate for ice cream
Over the summer we would like to provide a dessert for 8 to 10 residents at Transplant House of Cleveland, just up the hill on 115th Street. You may sign up in the church office to bring your dessert on a specific Sunday or you can also donate to help pay for Mitchell's ice cream. Transplant House provides temporary, affordable housing for organ transplant patients and their families while they are visiting Cleveland for medical care. See Mary Anne Bromelmeier with any questions.  
In the Community
PARADE AT 12:00 PM | CIRCLE VILLAGE 11:00 AM-4:00 PM (rain or shine)
Sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Art
Now in its 28th year, Parade the Circle continues to dazzle audiences with the drama and artistry of colorful floats, puppets, costumes, dancers, and musicians. The theme of this year's Parade is  Collage: a composition of often disparate elements collected and altered to complete a vision Circle Village invites visitors onto Wade Oval for an afternoon of family-friendly activities, live music, and delectable food. 
Memories Yoga: Honoring Fathers and Other Loved Ones
June 14 at 7:00 pm | Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church
If you or someone you know has lost a father, grandfather, or any loved one (male or female), you are invited to attend Memories Yoga. Through gentle stretches, restorative poses, and guided meditations, Memories Yoga will help you process your grief and heal your heart. Facilitated by the Rev. Nancy Lynch, Covenant Parish Associate and  Director of Spiritual Care,  Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and MacDonald Women's Hospital.  Click here for more information.
Lori is riding 328+ miles from Hope Lodge on Mayfield Road to Hope Lodge in Cincinnati to raise money to support those who are challenged by cancer and research to fight this disease. Lori is the daughter of Covenant member Orene Anthony.   Click here to learn more about Lori and to donate.  

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