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This Sunday, April 14, 2019
Palm Sunday
Celebrity Christ Syndrome
Don Hilkerbaumer preaching

Let us imagine for a moment, what if the scene of the Triumphal Entry had happened today? What if the events of Palm Sunday happened in our media conscious twenty-four hour news world? I suspect that all the reporters would cover the event.
There really were many followers who turned back when they learned the full scope of the Gospel Jesus proclaimed. For them and for many of us, fame passes too quickly. What is hot today is passé tomorrow. Jesus was looking for faithful people who would be there for the long haul, not for the short term.
Join us for worship this Palm Sunday as we begin the journey through “Holy Week.”
See you Sunday!
Don
Agora: The Easter Story in Art
This Sun., April 14, 9:45am, Lounge
Louise Menor, Columbus Museum of Art docent, presents powerful images from art through the ages. Join us for a time of learning together.
TGIGF (Thank God It’s Good Friday)
Fri., April 19, 9:30-11:30am
Children aren’t the only ones who wonder why this sad day is called good. We’ll talk about that, about how amazing and wonderful it is that nothing ever can stop God’s love. We’ll learn about this Holy Week and the story of Jesus’ loving and lovingg. We’ll make things, play games, eat hot cross buns and some other snacks and have a wonderful time. Cost is $5.
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Spiritual Cinema - Dead Poet's Society
Mon., April 15, 6:30-9pm, Lounge
Movie centers on the struggle of an unorthodox English teacher to inspire his students to appreciate poetry and understand it can be an inspiration in their lives. Contact Beth Askue, 614-284-1767, or Susan Imel, 614-262-7444.
Interim Pastor Approved
Excellent news! Session approved the Interim Search Committee's recommendation to hire Reverend Jeri-Lynne Bouterse as our Interim Pastor beginning May 1, 2019.

Jeri-Lynne brings so much to this position: an extensive background, impressive experience, and a deep desire to be with us on this part of our journey. She is currently finishing her Interim position at First Presbyterian Church in London, OH.

Covenant owes a big "thank you" to the Interim Search Committee, Beth Askue, Charlie Bergmann, Linda Billman, Rusty Miller, and Kim Halsey, for their quick and efficient work to name Jeri-Lynne as our Interim pastor.

Don Hilkerbaumer will continue as our Gap Pastor until Jeri-Lynne begins. (Here is a helpful hint: Bouterse rhymes with  routers .)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any Session member, the Interim Search Committee, Katie , or Don .
Wine and Eggs
Mon., April 22, 7pm, Pierce's House, 1480 Windham Rd.
Filling plastic eggs with candy for the children’s egg hunt is a BIG job. It's more fun when grown-ups get together to get it done. Bring a beverage and snack to share and help stuff the eggs. Please bring wrapped candy to fill the eggs and join us for a fun night. See Erin with questions.
Vacation Bible School 2019
June 24-28  
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 .
Need childcare for a church event? 
Email Erin Wise to schedule: erinwise@covenantpcusa.org .
YouTube LiveStream:   Sunday Services 8:30am, 10am & 11am & Special Services: www.youtube.com/user/Covenantpcusa/live
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Becoming A Member of Covenant
O​n the second Sunday of each month, people may become new members at any of our three services (8:30, 10:00, 11:00). Brochures with details are on the welcome table and our website . Contact: Katie Kinnison .
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.