April 4, 2019
Covenant E-news
April 4, 2019
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Youth Sunday April 7
10:00 am in the Sanctuary
This Sunday's Youth Sunday service is in the words of our children and youth, as they have explored the meaning of Jesus in their lives. The thanks of the Covenant community is extended to the Covenant children, youth, and their families and to the Youth Sunday team: Jennifer Conner (Youth Sunday director), Grace Cammarn, Marjorie Heines, Jason Katsaros, Lauren Mailey, John and Sybil Marsh, Cathy Miller, Jim Tomaszewski, and Ann Williams. Thanks also to our pastors and our custodial staff for their support.

We are pleased to welcome Justin Mitchell to our pulpit. Justin grew up at Church of the Covenant and was recently confirmed. He is a senior at Benedictine High School and is a free-lance photographer who will be studying in the visual communications and technology program at Bowling Green State University this fall. Some of his photographs can be found on the Benedictine website. Please congratulate participants, families, and youth leaders at Sunday's celebratory reception.
Community Meal @ Covenant
This Sunday, 11:30 am, Dowd Commons
On the first Sunday of each month we invite the community to gather together and share a meal with
one another. This meal is free and open to the public..
Please order your Easter Flowers by THIS Sunday, April 7. E ach Easter our Sanctuary is transformed by beautiful lilies and flowers given in memory or honor of a loved one. Order forms are available in the office or download by clicking here.
Wrapped Candy needed for our annual Easter Egg Hunt
We will have our traditional Easter Egg hunt following our Easter service on April 21. We could used small wrapped candies to put in the plastic eggs. Please bring to the office by Tuesday, April 16.
You are invited to a Dialogue Session
Saturday, April 13
12:00–2:00 pm, Dowd Commons
As a church that is ever transforming and evolving, Session invites you to participate in the second Dialogue Session Saturday, April 13, 12:00–2:00 pm. Bill Appleton of Kairos Consultants will facilitate our conversations. This Session is for those who were unable to participate on March 31. If you can't attend, contact Clerk of Session Will Klein at Clerk@CovenantWeb.org t o learn how you can participate.  
In Our Church Family
We pray for Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones's niece), Paul Dirksen, Gretchen Drushel (who is preparing for the Peace Corp), Rob Engel & Lynne Hoffman-Engel, Rolf (Crunch) and Marilyn Krotseng, Greg Madison, Michael Peters, Shirley Roe-Stroup, and Gabriel (Jenny Conner's grand-nephew). We pray for those struggling with illness, convalescing, or homebound; patients, family, and staff in our surrounding hospitals; our Interim Pastor Search Committee, and those who have left prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box.
 Please send prayer requests to  Melanie Marsh Baum .
Names are generally removed from the bulletin after four weeks unless there is a continuing need. Please let the church know if you or a loved one is in the hospital; HIPAA privacy regulations prevent hospitals from sharing this information.

Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
~ Galatians 6:2
Opportunity for Lenten Study
Meeting Jesus Around the Table: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm, Dowd Commons
Dinner, discussion and communion continue on Wednesdays during Lent, using Marcus Borg’s book Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time and Yasmin Khan’s Zaitoun Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen as our guide . Marcus Borg’s book is available in the office for $14. RSVP by Tuesday to KLowry@CovenantWeb.org so we can get a count for dinner.
Music at the Covenant
All are free with free parking in the Covenant lot.
Friday, April 12, 8:00 pm
Case Men's Glee Club

Saturday, April 13, 8:00 pm
University Chorale & Case Concert Choir

Tuesday, April 16, 12:00 pm
CWRU Historical Performance Practice Program

Friday Carillon Concerts, 12:15 pm
(except Good Friday)

Join us throughout this holy season. . .
Holy Week
Palm Sunday Worship, April 14, 10:00 am, Sanctuary
Celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. We will receive offerings for One Great Hour of Sharing .
Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7:30 pm, Sanctuary
Holy Communion and service of Tenebrae.
Experience Jesus’ journey from the last supper to crucifixion.
Easter, Sunday, April 21
Sunrise Service, 7:30 am
Great the Easter morning with worship and celebration.
Breakfast, 8:30 am, Dowd Commons
All are welcome!
Worship, 10:00 am, Sanctuary.
Come celebrate the risen Lord with music for organ and brass.
The Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Chalker is preaching.
Easter egg hunt to follow on the front lawn.
Interfaith Center Student Organizations
An Invitation from UPCaM to Mentor
with Rebekah's Circle
Rebekah's Circle, a new campus ministry initiative of UPCaM for the Tri-C Metro community, will begin May 21. This Spring, join your  ecumenical campus ministry  and explore the gift of being a Rebekah's Circle mentor. Join us April 9 at 7 pm at  Church of the Covenant's Interfaith Center  for a Mentor Info Session to learn how connections, the power of Christian community and encouragement can grow bright futures!  Click here for more info.
In Our Faith Community
Weekly Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform
Thursdays, 4-4:45 pm
Join interfaith prayer vigils every Thursday from 4-4:45 pm outside of the  Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office . Unite & amplify voices calling for compassion & bear witness to injustices and human rights violations taking place in our communities. You can stand up with and for our immigrant neighbors with your “ministry of presence.” 
Beating Guns
T uesday, April 16, 6:30 pm
Pilgrim Congregational Church,
2592 W 14th St., Cleveland, OH 44113

Reverend Shane Claiborne and Michael Martin have begun a thirty-seven-city  Beating Guns Tour. The tour extends the themes of their book, Beating Guns. Beating Guns is co-sponsored by God Before Guns (a Covenant mission partner) and Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.  Register  HERE .

Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering
Earth Care Stewardship
Saturday, April 27 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (8:30 am registration)
Lyndhurst Community Presbyterian Church
5312 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124 - 440.448.2331
11205 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106
Wheelchair accessible

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