This Sunday, May 26, 2019
6th Sunday of Easter
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Major Life Changes

Jesus miraculously heals an unnamed blind man in our scripture lesson for this Sunday.
It is interesting that the blind man in our story does not ask to be cured. Did the blind man want to be sighted? Jesus doesn’t ask him. Jesus was walking with his disciples and he saw a man who had been blind from birth. After a theological discourse with his disciples on sin, God’s work, and light; he spits on the ground and makes mud with the saliva and spreads the mud on the man’s eyes telling him to go and wash in a pool of water. 

If I had muddy saliva on my eyes I am sure I would have gone to the pool of water to wash it off as Jesus commanded. I can imagine the blind man’s surprise, when after washing up, he discovered he was now sighted. Now everything was going to be different. Everything was going to change for this man. The now sighted man no longer belongs to the “outcast” community of beggars.

I chose this passage of scripture because our church calendar designates this Sunday as “Disability Inclusion” Sunday. Where do “differently abled” persons in our neighborhood find a sense of inclusion and belonging? Could we be that place?

See you Sunday!
Pastor Jeri-Lynne
Memorial Day - This Mon., May 27
Church Building Closed
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.
ONE-SERVICE SUNDAY - JUNE 9, 10am
9am, Coffee in the Courtyard
10am, Worship Service
11ish, Over-80 Picnic Party

Pentecost Special Offering - Investing in Our Greatest Resource
You can help sustain important ministries and programs that are supported by the Pentecost Offering. Your gift helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering can be retained by individual congregations to make an impact in the lives of young people within their own community. 60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. A brochure with details will be included in your Sunday bulletin. And you can give electronically by  clicking here.
Our Church Office Hours Are Changing
The church office will be closed on Fridays beginning May 24.
It will be open as usual Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4pm.
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.
Our Amazing Labyrinth!
Bob Tullett and friends have have made great progress in the installation of our beautiful labyrinth!
But, it’s not too lake to purchase a brick!
A paver brick with your etched message is $100 and a plain brick is $80. Order forms are on the welcome table and on our website with PayPal payment.

Thank you for the prayers and the financial support and the work you’ve done to bring this into reality. When we are finished enough (planting and developing the surroundings will be an ongoing project), we will have a wonderful dedication ceremony and spiritual celebration. To help plan that, please see  Katie Kinnison.
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.
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 .
Interested in Membership at Covenant?
We want becoming a member at Covenant to be easy. We want your membership to be fulfilling and important in your life. To get started or find out more, contact  Rev. Katie Kinnison to set up a time to talk with her. The general process: on the first Sunday of the month, a few Elders (members of Session who make congregational decisions) meet with new members to get to know them a little bit and answer questions. On the second Sunday of the month, new members are officially received by the congregation. 
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

For past services, special music, other church videos, visit our main YouTube page: www.youtube.com/user/Covenantpcusa
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.