This Sunday, May 19, 2019
5th Sunday of Easter
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Love That Has No Fear

My husband and I love dogs but we haven’t had our own dog for a long time now. That is because of one dog that we say was our best dog and worst dog, Baron. Baron was our German Shepherd. He was very intelligent and learned things very quickly. We didn’t need a fence, he never chewed things up, he obeyed commands, he loved his family. The best dog ever! Except for the fact that he did not do well at kennels. He had separation anxiety. (In his senior years this intensified and he developed a fear of thunderstorms as well. I’ll save the story of his “worst” traits for another time.)

Because of Baron’s separation anxiety whenever we went on vacation we had to find someone to stay at our home and babysit him. It also required a list for the sitter while we were gone. When to feed him, how much to feed him, what certain behaviors meant, how much exercise he needed, etc… It became a very long “to do” list!

In our scripture passage for this week Jesus has just washed his disciple’s feet and foretold his betrayal. Jesus is leaving them soon and he has a “to do” list for them while he is gone. But instead of a very long list of things “to do” he just gives them one thing to do. Love one another the way I have loved you. Love!

It sounds simple but this Sunday we will delve into how difficult this can be! I hope you will join us in worship this Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 and learn more about love.

See you Sunday!
Pastor Jeri-Lynne
Primetimers’ Potluck & Program
Fri., May 17, 12pm, Lounge
Cathy Levy will speak about biking and Pete’s Ride. Bring a dish to share and your table service. Questions? Call Jude McLean at 614-457-9177.
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Spiritual Cinema 
Mon., May 20, 6:30-9pm, Lounge
Zero Weeks is a documentary that lays out a compelling argument for a guaranteed paid family leave for every American, legislation that exists in some form in almost every developed country. Contact Beth Askue, 614-284-1767, or Susan Imel, 614-262-7444. 
Our Church Office Hours Are Changing
The church office will now be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4pm. The church office will be closed on Fridays beginning May 24. Our building will remain open on Fridays, and regular Friday meetings will continue. Jeri-Lynne and Katie are both off on Fridays and will take turns, week by week, covering pastoral care needs.
Memorial Day - Church Building Closed
Mon., May 27
Together We Can!
It’s not too late to turn in your Stewardship pledge card. 
Please bring it to church or mail/email to Ingrid Smith at Covenant.
Never underestimate the importance of your generosity and faithfulness. 
You make us who we are.
Covenant & Hoge Presbyterian Church
We partner with Hoge on the Hilltop. (Check our website under Mission.) Covenant groups are needed to host dinner for 30-50 people in June and July. Contact Judy Oeder, jgoeder@hotmail.com.
Honoring Graduates
Sun., June 2 
We’ll honor all graduates in the bulletin and during services. If you, your child, or grandchild is graduating from a degree program, please send their name, degree, and school to JP,  joanpogalies@covenantpcusa.org.
Conversation. Laughter. Wisdom.
(Some call it "Bible Study.")
Wednesdays, 1pm, Lounge
Led by  Katie Kinnison. The real gift here is the wisdom and laughter and questions and possibilities that unfold. Enjoy community as we find the way of Love together.
Vacation Bible School 2019
June 24-28, 9am - 12pm
Ages 3 years old - 5th Grade  
Register today: tinyurl.com/covenantvbs2019  
One small step for your kids...one giant leap for God's Kingdom! Blast off with the first VBS to land on Mars...and beyond! Children will discover the wonders of God's universe and become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. They'll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they'll learn how God walked with heroes of the bible, and that God is always with them, too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and bible stories that inspire children to give glory to God who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask...or imagine!  

ALSO, Volunteers needed for VBS!  Youth entering 6th grade and older and adults are needed to help teach, feed, entertain, craft, sing, dance and enjoy the children of our church and community. Sign up to help at http://tinyurl.com/covenantvolunteer .
A memorial service for Beverly Everett will take place at Covenant on Sun., May 19 at 2pm.
Electronic giving options
so you can give simply and securely from anywhere at any time:
Free Mobile app; Zelle; Text to a dedicated Covenant number;  PayPal; Automatic Debit from your bank account;  Credit and debit card. More information and instructions are on the Welcome Table and our  website.
YouTube LiveStream  
Sunday Services 8:30am, 10am & 11am & Special Services: www.youtube.com/user/Covenantpcusa/live

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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.