Gathering This Sunday, May 19 at 10am
Communion
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What Might Need to Change?
Katie Kinnison preaching


   Peter was raised to be a good and faithful Jew. There were certain things you just did and didn’t do. You went to synagogue on Saturday. You said your daily prayers. You did not eat forbidden foods. And you did not eat with Gentiles.

None of this changed during his time with Jesus. Well, lots of things changed, but none of  these things.  None of the things he considered essential had really changed.

But then the Holy Spirit came . This incomprehensible force that did as It pleased moved quickly and without any tells. You truly did not know where it would blow next.

Eat with Gentiles, huh?  Seriously?

I wonder who our “Gentiles” are, or what practices or beliefs or ritualized behaviors we hold on to from which the Ground of Being would move us away?  Are we willing to shift how we behave and what we believe? What is the Spirit saying to us now, and what is she revealing? And how will we know if what we think we perceive is “true”?

Just some light questions for a Sunday morning. Come to Gathering and we will explore these things together, all of us within the whirlwind of the Holy One.

Yours on the Journey,
Katie
Conversation. Laughter. Wisdom.
 (Some call it "Bible Study.")
Wednesdays, 1pm, Lounge
Led by Katie Kinnison. The real gift here is the wisdom and laughter and questions and possibilities that unfold. Enjoy community as we find the way of Love together.
Primetimers’ Potluck & Program
Fri., May 17, 12pm, Lounge
Cathy Levy will speak about biking and Pete’s Ride. Bring a dish to share and your table service. Questions? Call Jude McLean at 614-457-9177.
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Spiritual Cinema 
Mon., May 20, 6:30-9pm, Lounge
Zero Weeks is a documentary that lays out a compelling argument for a guaranteed paid family leave for every American, legislation that exists in some form in almost every developed country. Contact Beth Askue, 614-284-1767, or Susan Imel, 614-262-7444. 
Memorial Day - Church Building Closed
Mon., May 27
Honoring Graduates
Sun., June 2 
We’ll honor all graduates in the bulletin and during services. If you, your child, or grandchild is graduating from a degree program, send their name, degree, and school to JP, joanpogalies@covenantpcusa.org.
Our Amazing Labyrinth!
Bob Tullett and friends have moved at an remarkable clip. As they finish the work of labyrinth building – and then the brick pathway to the labyrinth construction, which will also feature a concrete ramp to make this entrance of the church fully accessible – we are also designing the surrounding garden and landscape. Oh, this will be so beautiful, such a welcoming and holy and loving space. This will be a gift to ourselves and to this neighborhood we are called to be with in Love.

Thank you for the prayers and financial support and work you’ve done to bring this into reality. When we are finished enough (developing the surroundings will be an ongoing project), we will have a wonderful dedication ceremony and spiritual celebration. If you would like to help plan that, please see Katie Kinnison.
Jean A. Mortland Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: May 30
Jean Mortland left a bequest to us for a scholarship to reflect her love of music, higher education, and the Christian faith. Find details on our website or contact Ingrid Smith, 614-451-6677. 
Vacation Bible School 2019
June 24 - 28, 9am - 12pm
Ages 3 years old - 5th Grade  
Register today: tinyurl.com/covenantvbs2019    
One small step for your kids...one giant leap for God's Kingdom! Blast off with the first VBS to land on Mars...and beyond! Children will discover the wonders of God's universe and become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. They'll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they'll learn how God walked with heroes of the bible, and that God is always with them, too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and bible stories that inspire children to give glory to God who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask...or imagine!  

ALSO, Volunteers needed for VBS! Youth entering 6th grade and older and adults are needed to help teach, feed, entertain, craft, sing, dance and enjoy the children of our church and community. Sign up to help at http://tinyurl.com/covenantvolunteer.
A memorial service for Beverly Everett will take place at Covenant on Sun., May 19 at 2pm.
Electronic giving options...so you can give simply and securely from anywhere at any time:
Free Mobile app; Zelle; Text to a dedicated Covenant number; PayPal; Automatic Debit from your bank account; Credit and debit card.
More information and instructions are on the Welcome Table and our  website.
YouTube LiveStream:   Sunday Services 8:30am & 11am & Special Services: www.youtube.com/user/Covenantpcusa/live
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Our Mission
Covenant Presbyterian Church is an open, accepting community awakening to God's life-giving love together.
Our Vision
Covenant Presbyterian Church glorifies God and builds relationships with Christ and each other through: worship that inspires, nurture that embraces, education that challenges,
fellowship that energizes, ministry that responds.