Good Morning Covenant Families!

Mr. Hayward continues to reflect on Matthew 6 and Christ's first argument against Anxiety.

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Let us sing Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing together with Mr. Maurer!
Come, thou Fount of every blessing,
tune my heart to sing thy grace;
streams of mercy, never ceasing,
call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount I'm fixed upon it
mount of God's unchanging love.

Here I raise my Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I've come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood.

Oh, to grace how great a debtor
daily I'm constrained to be!
let that grace now, like a fetter,
bind my wandering heart to thee:
prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here's my heart, O take and seal it;
seal it for thy courts above.



Non Nobis
Our Grammar School students normally sing our school song,  Non Nobis  during morning assembly each day. We invite you to sing along with Mr. Maurer this morning!

Non nobis, Domine
non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam

Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory.
– Psalm 115:1
Kindergarten Pictures Needed!

As we navigate new ways to inform families of our school while working remotely, we have a creative request for a new project. We are asking if some of you would be willing to share pictures of your child's first day of Kindergarten as well as any other excellent pictures of your child's Kindergarten year. We will be using these photos for marketing purposes, so please do not send in anything that you would be uncomfortable using for that purpose.

Please send no more than 5 images by Thursday, April 30 to Dana.Mershon@DiscoverCovenant.com . Thank you for your help!
Wayward Hayward Episode 8

No one was precise enough in the kind of boat. Shout Outs go to: Tolkien House for getting in the game (no points though), the Colts, and more Upper School students than any previous episode. You know who you are. Next solutions to today's jumbled clue due by Wednesday morning - John.Hayward@DiscoverCovenant.com .
Robert McCloskey Books
Recommendation by Jennifer Erickson 

This week I would like to recommend one of our family's favorite authors, Robert McCloskey. He may be a familiar family favorite for you as well. I couldn't resist highlighting his scope of books due to the variety of age ranges and styles which make them great for all members of your crew! Tucked within the collection is bound to be a pleaser. McCloskey grew up in the Midwest, and he utilizes the dry humor and wit of the region in his chapter books, Homer Price and  Centerburg Tales . These books are laugh-out-loud funny. His first book, Lentil , is a children's picture book set in the imaginary small Midwestern town of Ato, Ohio. Later in McCloskey's life, he and his wife spent most of their married and parenting years in New England, which inspired most of his other books. The iconic Make Way for Ducklings sprung from his observations of ducks crossing through the gridlocked streets of Boston. The book became so popular, in 1987 bronzed statues of the "Mallard Family" were placed in Boston Public Garden. Blueberries for Sal features his first daughter Sally (Sal) engaging in the popular Maine pastime of blueberry picking. One Morning in Maine is about both his daughters, Sal and Jane, and their experiences during their New England summer.  A Time of Wonder may be my favorite and makes one want to spend a summer dreamily living on an island in Maine. His geographical references will spark further learning and conversation as well. I hope these stories bring your family laughter and dreams of the beautiful New England coast.
Prayer Requests

We know this is a trying time for many of our families. We have a prayer team in place who would love to hear from you! Please email Prayer@DiscoverCovenant.com with any prayer requests you may have.