Church of the Covenant
Boston, Massachusetts

This Week at Covenant
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Juneteenth Sunday
This Sunday at Covenant

Hybrid Worship Service
10:30 am

Zoom Link: click here
Bulletin: click here

Worship Participants:
Preacher – Rev. Joshua Lawrence Lazard
Minister of Music – Tom Handel
Liturgist – Tim Groves
Lector – So Jung Kim
Cantor – Andrea Ehrenreich
Digital Minister – Trudi Veldman
This Upcoming Week at Covenant
PEACE BE WITH YOU IN THESE DAYS: We are so grateful to be connected as a family of faith! The announcements that follow reflect the ongoing abundant life that is Church of the Covenant.

ZOOM ONLY WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY!: Please note, and mark your calendars, that worship this Sunday, June 19 is on Zoom only. There will not be an in-person gathering at 67 Newbury. We return to hybrid worship on June 26. Other Zoom-only Sundays this summer include July 3, July 31, and August 28.

UPCOMING WORSHIP: Please join us each Sunday at 10:30 am as we come together in community through Zoom to pray, sing, share celebrations and concerns, and hear God’s still-speaking Word proclaimed in these Hybrid services (in-person and Zoom options).
  • Sunday, June 19, ZOOM ONLY, Rev. Joshua preaching
  • Sunday, June 26, Rev. Rob preaching
  • Sunday, July 3, ZOOM ONLY, Rev. Rob preaching, Communion
SUMMER SOLSTICE SUNSET EVENSONG: Tuesday, June 21, 7:30-8:30pm. Join our Climate Jubilee Team as they host this first ever, simple outdoor prayer gathering along the sacred shores of the Quinobequin (settler named Charles) River to give thanks to God for this longest day as we together watch the sun set. RSVP here to join us on the Solstice.

CLIMATE ACTION THIS WEEK: Mass Interfaith Power & Light is encouraging us to take part in an environmental and climate justice rally at the State House Tuesday, June 21. It's co-sponsored by a number of groups, including the MA Sierra Club, Mass Power Forward, and others. It's 4-6 PM, and then there will be a interfaith potluck on the Boston Common afterwards.....just perfectly timed for us to rally, join the potluck, and then attend Covenant's Summer Solstice service! Here’s the link to the Facebook event to register.

LIFE ALIVE BRUNCHES: Our 20s30s40s group will be meeting on Saturday, June 25 at 11am at Friendly Toast. Monthly this group meets for food & fellowship, so if you want more information, please reach out and email Rev. Joshua at joshua.lazard@cotcbos.org.

BIBLE STUDY WEDNESDAYS: Our weekly morning Bible Study is each Wednesday morning on Zoom at 9:15am. We are studying the Gospel of John. If you’d like more information or want to be on the list to get regular reminders & Zoom info, contact Jan Gough at revjangough@gmail.com.

SEASON OF THE SPIRIT EVENING PRAYERS 6-6:30pm: Join us for our weekly Wednesday evening prayers with intentional liturgy, contemplative song, psalms & sharing of prayers with our siblings from Newton Presbyterian Church on Zoom.

CYCE UPDATES: Thanks to everyone who has participated in CYCE activities this year! Have a great summer! We send CYCE updates by email, so if you want to receive those updates, contact kate.carlisle@cotcbos.org.

JUBILEE JAUNTS: As Spring is upon us again, our Climate Jubilee Team has also brought our Jubilee Jaunts back! Let’s get out into the beauty of God’s natural world in the gift of our watershed as it is now, and find peace and blessing from it. Mark your calendars now for these simple jaunts for an hour or two together in community being blessed by Creation.
  • Sunday June 26, 1:30pm Arboretum with Nancy Stockford & Mark Huston: sign up here
  • Sunday July 24, 3:00pm Middlesex Fells with Syd Smith, park at the Flynn ice rink in Medford: sign up here
  • Want to add a jaunt?? Email Betty and we'll add it to the list!

CLIMATE JUBILEE JAUNT SUNDAY JUNE 26 ARNOLD ARBORETUM 1:30PM: As part of the Climate Jubilee Team's continued goal of being outside and appreciating nature as it is now with all of you, please join Nancy Stockford and Mark Huston in a walk in the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, part of Boston's Emerald Necklace. Sign up here, and Nancy will send you directions, meetup location, and parking and public transportation information. Contact Nancy with questions. And for those of you in our diaspora, please take a walk on the 26th, send us pictures, and be with us in solidarity with nature!

CONTINUED GENEROUS GIVING: In these uncertain times, as we continue to press on in our gospel calling to follow in the justice and love of Jesus, we continue to rely on and give great thanks for your generosity. Here are a few ways you can continue to financially support the church and its ministries:
  1. Directly on our website: http://www.cotcbos.org/give.html
  2. Download free app: GIVEPLUS+ (GIVE+ by Vanco Services, LLC) in the App Store, Google Play, or at https://giveplushelp.vancopayments.com. Then, type in our zip code 02116 to find Church of the Covenant. Both online options allow you to make a one-time or a recurring gift.
  3. If you are uncomfortable with online giving, yes, you can still mail checks!

THE JUNE ISSUE OF THE COVENANT NEWS can be read online here
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67 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116