Church of the Covenant
Boston, Massachusetts

This Week at Covenant
Sunday, September 8, 2019
"Waste Not, Want Not"
Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Food Waste Weekend
This Sunday at Covenant
Worship Service
10:30 am in the Sanctuary

Scripture Readings:
Hebrew Bible Reading – Genesis 1:29-31
Gospel Reading – Luke 12:13-21

Worship Participants:

Preacher – Rev. Rob Mark
Liturgist – Linda Pursley
Lector – Wendy Woodfield
Minister of Music – Tom Handel
Guitar – Joseph Jewett
Dance – Tory Surette
Young Adult Volunteer – Mara Chamlee
Usher Coordinator – Trudi Veldman
Sexton – Fred Lopes  
This Upcoming Week at Covenant
September 15 ~ Adam Isbitsky preaching, Holy Communion / Potluck and One to Ones
September 22 ~ Rev. Rob Mark preaching / Deacons & CYCE Meetings
September 29 ~ Rev. Rob Mark preaching, New Members Joining/ Congregational Meeting
October 6 ~ World Communion All Ages Service / History of COTC Adult Ed

CONGREGATIONAL GATHERING and CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Sunday, September 8 and Sunday, September 29, following worship, in Bates Hall. Building on the excellent work our congregation has done over the past few years as we ask the important questions of what does it look like to be a vital congregation that follows Jesus in creative ways through our life together in community, in our worship, and through our commitments to peace and justice - your Council calls two gatherings of our congregation for the purpose of making final decisions about the ministry of our next settled Associate Pastor. The gathering on the 8th will be more of a conversation where more information and ideas are shared, and the meeting on the 29th will involve a vote on the position description for the next settled Associate Pastor.  Click here for more details.

20s30s CAPE ESCAPE DATE CHANGE: Please update your calendars, as our group will be traveling to Cape Cod for a wonderful one day retreat on Saturday, September 14 (not August 31). Please email Tom Reid if you would like to join us:

INVITATION TO TEACH GODLY PLAY: The CYCE is looking for one or two more people to teach 4-9 year olds, one to two times a month. Teaching Godly Play at Church of the Covenant is a fascinating and inspiring experience. It's also a great way to be active in our community. Godly Play is a Montessori-based, multi-sensory curriculum. Training is available this fall, free of charge. 
Please contact Kathy Bull with any questions.

Sunday, September 29, 2019, during morning worship. If you are interested in joining Church of the Covenant, please get in touch with Rev. Rob if you are interested,

ALL CHURCH RETREAT: Friday Oct. 18-Saturday Oct. 19, 2019, Miramar Retreat Center. Please save the date now.

OPEN NEWBURY STREET DATES: September 15 is the last instance of the “2019 Open Newbury Street” program, which will close Newbury St. to cars. Plan your travel accordingly!

20s30s CAPE ESCAPE SEPTEMBER 14: Please update your calendars, as our group will be traveling to Cape Cod for a wonderful one day retreat on Saturday, September 14. Please email Tom Reid if you would like to join us: TODAY is the deadline!

OPEN SANCTUARY Ministry NEEDS SOME HELP: We are suddenly down 2 hosts, and could use your help for either volunteer or paid positions. Please get in touch with our Host Coordinator Simone Devito at or call the church at 617-266-7480 if you are interested, or know someone who might be. Thanks!

FILM SCREENING: THE LAST DREAM: Wednesday, September 18, 6:30pm, St. Paul’s Cathedral. This film is of a play put on by a group of teenagers who tell their story of having grown up in Massachusetts but whose parents face the threat of deportation. RVSP here

IMAGE CREDIT: entitled “Food Justice”, comes from the website The Lexicon™ of Sustainability ( Lexicon of Sustainability is a network of consumers, professionals and thought leaders concerned with positive solutions for the food system in America. We connect, activate and inform this population around terms and ideas that are happening now in sustainability. With a shared language, policy makers, teachers, families and businesses can begin the important work of change to make a healthier planet.

THE AUGUST ISSUE OF THE COVENANT NEWS can be read online  here
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