Church of the Covenant
Boston, Massachusetts

This Week at Covenant
Sunday, November 28, 2021
First Sunday in Advent
HOPE
This Sunday at Covenant

Worship Service
ONLINE ONLY
10:30 am

Zoom: click here
Bulletin: click here

Worship this Sunday is on Zoom only.
We will resume hybrid worship next Sunday, December 5.

Worship Participants:
Preacher – Rev. Rob Mark
Minister of Music – Tom Handel
Lector – Rev. Kate Carlisle

Bulletin Cover: "Harvest of Righteousness," by Rev. Lauren Wright Pittman, A Sanctified Art. Comment by the artist: “All of the flowers symbolize different kinds of love: Coltsfoot flowers representing maternal love and care, Forget-Me-Nots imaging faithful love and undying memory, and Heliotrope meaning eternal love and devoted attachment. At the center of the piece, the object of the hand’s reaching is a pomegranate, bursting open with seeds. Throughout history, pomegranates have been used as a symbol for royalty because of their richness of color and flavor, and for the crown-like shape on the end of the fruit. At times, this fruit was used as a symbol for Christ and resurrection as well. The split-open fruit with seeds spilling out represents Christ breaking out of the tomb. The hands are ready to receive the knowledge and full insight of Christ and to be nourished by the harvest of righteousness. 
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.

UPCOMING WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS: 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.
  • November 28, ADVENT 1, Rev. Rob preaching, Zoom only
  • December 5, ADVENT 2, Rev. Joshua preaching, Hybrid
  • December 12, ADVENT 3, Hybrid Service

STAFF SCHEDULES: Rev. Rob is on vacation Nov. 19-26. Rev. Joshua is on vacation Nov. 24-30.

“NEW WINESKINS”: SHORT & SWEET SEASON FOR GENEROSITY Nov. 21-Dec. 5:. Join us for a Short & Sweet Season of Generosity with letters around Thanksgiving and Dedication of Pledges 12/5.

FULL SERVICE RECORDINGS/ PRAYERS ONLINE: Due to techno-challenges we have decided we will be posting the entire service that is livestreamed online on our Worship Recordings Page. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks.  

WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYERS THIS WEEK: Join us this Wednesday, December 1, 6:00-6:30pm, for our weekly evening prayers on Zoom.

BIBLE STUDY- FRIDAYS 11AM ON ZOOM: You are invited to join the Friday morning Bible Study group on a new adventure as we dive into new ideas about the apostle Paul. Zoom Link Here.
join by phone: (646) 558 8656, Meeting ID: 104 478 666, Password: 581626

CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH PROGRAMMING: Stay tuned for news about upcoming Advent activities! If you would like to learn more about or connect with our vital ministries with children and youth, email Rev. Kate.

20s-30s-40s GROUP AT COVENANT: Join us after worship December 19, and email Rev. Joshua if you can come or want to find out more about our young adult ministry.

CLIMATE JUBILEE TEAM "LINK OF THE MONTH"! END OF COP26: The UN's Climate Conference COP26 ended last week. Please take in this important video clip from some of the incredible Indigenous prophets (and modern day saints) leading us: https://www.pbs.org/video/climate-activists-we-are-in-a-fight-for-our-lives-u3muwp/

THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND: As you prepare for Thanksgiving, do you know its deep truths and history? Join in this Thanksgiving & Indigenous justice related Book Discussion on Zoom with David Silverstein, Nov 30, 7pm register for free.

CONTINUED GIVING: Even in face of important, life-giving changes, our COTC ministry remains moving full steam ahead. Our staff and pastors continue to be hard at work. Our building continues to be faithfully stewarded. Our deacons and pastors continue to carry out vital pastoral care in these days. Therefore, your continued generosity and giving to help support the work of our church community is even more valued in these challenging days. And we are deeply grateful for your tangible signs of 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 NOVEMBER ISSUE OF THE COVENANT NEWS can be read online here
617.266.7480  info@cotcbos.org  www.cotcbos.org
67 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116