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This Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018
3rd Sunday of Advent
MUSIC SUNDAY
with special guest composer/conductor Craig Courtney*

Dear Covenant friends and family,
Music can take us where mere words cannot. It opens the heart and speaks of things in a deeper, more visceral sense. This Sunday, the music will preach. Renowned composer Craig Courtney will be with us, conducting some of his most exquisite pieces that take us through the yearning of Advent to the unstoppable hope we have in Christ Jesus. The Chancel Choir and special guest instrumentalists sharing Craig's inspired and inspiring music will bring the Word at both 8:30am and 11:00am. Don't miss this!
Grace and peace,
Tracy
*Christmas Music Sunday
A Craig Courtney Christmas 
with Craig Courtney,
special guest composer/conductor
This Sun., Dec. 16, 8:30 & 11am Worship Services
Enjoy the Christmas magic of Craig Courtney, our featured composer/arranger this Sunday, who is coming to work with our choir and direct both services. Mr. Courtney's published works include more than 70 sacred choral octavos, five vocal collections, and four extended works for choir and orchestra. Compositionally, Mr. Courtney combines his training and background as a pianist, a cellist, a vocal coach, an accompanist and a choral director to create works that bear his unique style. In demand throughout the country as a choral clinician and featured composer, Craig Courtney now resides in Columbus. - - from the Lorenz Corporation Website
There will be a reception in the Lounge with Craig Courtney after the 11am worship service.
Christmas Poinsettia
Commemorate a special life event, loved one or the holiday season by purchasing a poinsettia by Mon., Dec. 17 . Only $8 each. Click here for a form and to pay with PayPal . Or you can get a dedication form in the hall to fill out and mail with a check made out to  Covenant  with  flowers  in the memo line to Covenant Presbyterian Church, c/o Ingrid Smith, 2070 Ridgecliff Rd., Columbus, OH 43221. Thank you!
Christmas with Covenant
Wed., Dec. 19, 7pm Longest Night. Service of peace for those with heavy hearts.
Mon., Dec. 24, 5pm Children Lead; 8pm Stories, Music, Candlelight
Mon., Dec. 31, 5-7pm Communion. Quiet Meditation. Come and go as you wish. 
New Photo Directories Preserve Our History 
For church members who have a photo in our new directory, please pick up your copy in the hall this Sunday. Look for the label with your name and start meeting and learning about your church family. Soon, you’ll receive info on how to access this directory on the new app on your phone.
Honor someone for years to come with
the gift of a labyrinth brick this Christmas
for the entrance to our neighborhood prayerful wandering space. The labyrinth is a walking meditation where we can step out of the busyness of life to be still and focus on what we find within. Please consider purchasing a paver brick with your etched message for $100 or a plain brick for $80. Order forms and sample bricks are in the hall or click here to submit a form and pay with PayPal on our website. 
Advent Devotionals
Pick up a copy of the Covenant Advent Devotional today. Copies are in Fellowship Hall and on the welcome table. Or click here to download a PDFKatie Kinnison.
Christmas Joy Offering: Give Online
50% of your gifts provide support for current and retired church workers and their families with critical financial need. 50% of your gifts make it possible for students to learn and grow in faith at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges. To give online or learn about giving through our mobile phone app, CLICK HERE . Questions? C ontact Ingrid Smith.
Receive your quarterly statement of giving
from Covenant electronically
Emailing statements is much less expensive for the church, provides quicker delivery, and you can save and print your statement for your files. If you are interested in an emailed copy of your statement of giving please reply to Ingrid Smith at  ingridsmith@covenantpcusa.org .
Sunday Flower Dedications Online
Commemorate a special day or honor loved ones by purchasing flowers for a Sunday worship service. Payment for 2019 is $40. Sign up on our website and pay through PayPal there or mail a check for $40 made out to Covenant with Sunday Flowers in the memo line, to Covenant Presbyterian Church, c/o Ingrid Smith, Financial Administrator, 2070 Ridgecliff Rd., Columbus, 43221.
Presbyterian Disaster Relief responds to disasters worldwide. Please help. Donate at presbyterianmission.org/donate/.
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.