August  31, 2017
Labor of Love: 
Conversation - Prayer - Processing
Labor Day Monday, September 4
6:30-8:00 pm - 7:00 pm Communal Prayer
Child Care Available
As the church in the world we are called  to confront racism, hatred, fear, and division. To do this work well we need to care for one another, be with one another, pray for and with each other, and for our enemies, and for those throughout the world whose lives have been impacted by war and natural disasters. Join us on Labor Day evening as we do the work of God's people.
Sunday, September 3
Worship 10:00 am
This Sunday we will enjoy our final outdoor worship service with communion. As we prepare to celebrate the Lord's Supper, think about what you hunger for. Meaningful relationships? Certainty of God's presence and love? Justice? Peace? Equity? Time? Sleep? Contentment? Hunger -- both physical and spiritual -- can be a powerfully motivating force, inspiring us to take risks we wouldn't otherwise. This week, bring your hunger to worship and risk an encounter with our loving God who receives us with joy and without judgment.

Amy Starr Redwine's sermon is entitled "Hungry ." Scriptures are 1 Kings 17:8-16 and Matthew 14:22-33. Our Lay Worship Leader is John Starr

Bulletins are posted at where you can also read or listen to sermons. Can you usher, greet, serve communion, provide flowers? Click here.
This Sunday children are invited to sit with their families during the service. Fall Sunday School will resume on September 10. While children of all ages are welcome in worship, a nursery for infants through children pre-kindergarten age is available, opening at 9:30 am. You may ask the ushers for directions. Contact Mindy Stewart, Director of Family Ministries,  at for more information about programs for youth and families. 
Information Class for those exploring membership
This Sunday, 11:30, West Lawn Picnic Tables
Our next Information Class is today following worship. This is a chance for you to get to know other potential new members, as well as learn the history of the Presbyterian Church and Church of the Covenant in preparation for becoming a new member. We will gather at the picnic tables on the West Lawn. In case of rain, we will be in the Herrick Room on the second floor.
You are invited to participate in Beckwith Handbells and Covenant Choir! 
Covenant choir and Beckwith Handbell rehearsals resume on Thursday, September 7. The Handbells rehearse at 6:30 pm and the Choir at 7:30 pm. Children's choirs resume on Sunday, September 10. 
Contact Jonathan Moyer at if you want to know 
more about participating.
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), Gabe (son of Liz Roccoforte, CWRU), Eliseo Hairston (Shirley Thompson's grandson deployed to the Pacific), Cyndi Kuntz, Marilyn Krotseng, Erika & Norbert Roehl (friends of Arnie & Susan Dahm), Cindy, Rick, and Robbie Sanchez (Portia Miles Smith's niece and family in Houston); Robert Schneider (First Baptist Church), Renee Smith (partner of Tony Harvey), Liam Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew), Doug Weiss (Ann Williams' friend), Lois Wilson (June Begany's sister) 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 .
The Church Office will be closed Labor Day, September 4, but will be open for the Labor of Love service at 6:30 pm. Willie Howard will be on vacation September 5 - 8.
We are located in an urban area . For your comfort and safety, after dark please leave the building with someone else. Should you be approached for assistance, please refer the person to the church office Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Happy Birthday! 

Dolores Acree
Edith Anderson
Jean Arnold
Dalia Baker
Benjamin Bell
Jasmine Bevel
Lauren Booker
Judy Bourne
Freddie Braun
Jason S. Callahan

Carol E. Campbell
Kayla Clint
Christian Crone
Arnold Dahm
Anne Wombwell deConingh
Randy Drinko
Brian Drobnick
Daniel Drobnick
Arline Dye
Eben Enoh

Stephani e Finkenthal
Dale A. Goode
Therese Haiss
Owen Hatfield
Beth Holbein
Shannon James
Kitty Jarjisian
Thane  Jones
Phyllis  Koons
Cyndi Kuntz

Susan Larson
Greg Madison Jr.
Greer Miller
Christopher Moyer
Ken Porz
J im Prince
Cicely Schonberg
Lou Stark
Linda Steffancin
Aidan Turos
Beatrice Urban  

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

Welcome Asiya Ruhaan!

Congratulations to parents Sandra Gordon and Zakkee Abdullah on the birth of their daughter Asiya Ruhaan, born August 13 in Cleveland. 

And congratulations to grandparents Kenyon and Stephanie Johnson.

The Cache says thank you and farewell to Alice Fehl as she leaves for her new home inthe Detroit area near her son and daughter-in-law.  

Two Opportunities to Tutor!

Daniel E. Morgan Elementary School
Tutoring 2nd graders -  Thursdays on-site, 2-3:30 pm
Help with reading, math, and vocabulary skills. 
Contact Jim Tomaszewski,  216.224.2098 or
Saturday Tutoring Program Orientation
Tutor Orientation Saturday, September 9, 10 am -12 pm
Tutoring (1st-12th grade),  Saturdays, September 16-November 18,  10:00 am-12:00 pm
Email or  216.421.0482 ext. 281 -

Be a Covenant Ambassador!
The Saturday Tutoring Program needs your help.  We need Covenant Ambassadors! As an Ambassador for the Covenant we would like you to arrive by 9:30 Saturday mornings and do the following as needed:
  • Help visitors.  People walk in seeking directions to other buildings in the area or wanting to visit the sanctuary. They want bus tickets or food, or seek the times the Cache is open.  There can be people arriving for wedding or funeral preparations.
  • Help parents of STP students get to the library and reception room.  Some parents sit in their cars during tutoring. Others prefer to sit upstairs where coffee, tea, and water are provided.  Ambassadors will escort them to the upstairs area.  
  • Distribute literature to tutors, parents, and visitors. This is an opportunity to distribute fliers about Covenant events: Trunk-or-Treat, Thanksgiving dinner or simply information about Sunday service.
  • Recognize student and tutor achievements.  Interact with the tutors and kids, listen to what they've accomplished, and congratulate them. 
If you are interested please sign-up in the church office and join us for Ambassador Orientation Saturday September 16 at 10. If you have questions, please contact Mary Anne Bromelmeier.
Kick off Sunday Next Sunday, September 10
Guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Ken McFayden
 D r. McFayden is the Academic Dean of Union Presbyterian Seminary and  Professor of Ministry and Leadership Development. His book, Strategic  Leadership for a Change, describes the importance of processing the grief that   comes with change even as we move strategically toward an unknown future.  

  • Blessing of Backpacks (for teachers, faculty, and students of all ages!)
  • FRESH presentation in the Sanctuary following worship by Christopher Trotta, levelHeads, Inc. about our lower  level project
  • Picnic with hot dogs, hamburgers, and dessert provided - please bring a side dish or salad to share; celebrate Mildred Russin's retirement with cake!
Opportunities at Covenant
Financial Peace University
Tuesdays, September 5 - October 31, 7:00-8:30 pm
Sign up online at
The cost for the materials is $93 plus shipping.  Order online at the above link.
Susan and Will Klein will be coordinating Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University (FPU), a 90 minute class that meets once a week for nine weeks. This is a practical, entertaining and even fun class on money management.  Talk with Susan or Will Klein to learn more about this opportunity and how it has brought financial peace to their family. Learn more at .
Tuesday Noon Organ Recitals resume September 5
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.

Friday Lunchtime Carillon Concerts resume September 15, 12:15 pm
Friday Lunchtime Carillon Concerts  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 following the concerts. Bring a lawn chair; picnic on the church lawn or CWRU campus. Free parking in the Covenant parking lot. Go to for program information.
Wednesday Women's Bible Study begins September 6, 10:00 am, in the Library
Study the Presbyterian/Horizons Bible Study, Cloud of Witnesses: the Community of Christ in Hebrews . Please pick up a copy in the church office and read Lesson One for our September meeting. All women are invited we work together to discern God's word for us in this time and place. Runs through May.
Explore Your Enneagram - Forming a new group
Join Bill Braun and Amy Starr Redwine in this introduction to the Enneagram, an ancient tool for spiritual development. This group will meet monthly at a date and time chosen by those who sign up. Contact Amy Starr Redwine for more information.
Reformation Yoga
Sunday evenings, September 17 - October 22, 5:00 pm
Sign up in the Church Office; call 216.421.0482; email
Join the Reverend Nancy Lynch for a six-week series of classes combining yoga and interfaith scripture, meditation, and prayer, seeking to unite spirit, mind, and body with God. No experience is required, and all are welcome. Nancy is a Covenant Parish Associate, certified yoga instructor , and spiritual director. 

Presbyterian Disaster Relief responds to Harvey.

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