February 21, 2019
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February 21, 2019
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This Sunday, February 24:
Worship, 10 am in the Sanctuary  
What is our why? What are the core things that bring us into relationship with God? What is the heart of this community? In the midst of life, the Spirit of Jesus’ wisdom is ever present, guiding us into our “why” and into relationship with God and God’s Dream in this time and place. In worship this week, Kevin J. Lowry will explore these questions in his sermon titled, "The Why"The scripture texts are Jeremiah 17:5-10 and Luke 24:13-16 & 28-32 . Our Lay Worship leader is Liisa Dollinger .
Children preschool – Fifth grade, are invited to a time for joyful noise and play in the Creche, now located on the third floor in Beckwith Hall. Youth, Sixth-twelfth grade are invited to stay in the service and participate by responding to this week’s Wonder Sheet.
Music Notes
 We conclude our series of English cathedral introits this week with Byrd’s 17 th century setting of the “upper room” discourse. Jesus was preparing the disciples for life without his physical presence. As we prepare for worship, let us seek comfort in knowing that the spirit of Christ is with us. The anthem is a contemporary setting of an old Quaker hymn tune. References to the persecution of Quaker Friends speak to their refusal to worship the King of England or to bear arms: those with faith will prevail. Offertory soloist Merav Eldan sings in the role of an angel who has come to comfort and strengthen Elijah for his journey to Mount Horeb, where he will encounter God.
Church Happenings
YOUTH SUNDAY KICK-OFF: This year our Youth Sunday team will be exploring Who Is Jesus? Teacher, Healer, and Activist. We invite anyone Kindergarten through 12 th grade to participate in this program. Join us this Sunday, February 24 th at 11:30 a.m. as we begin the journey exploring the stories of our tradition and meeting Jesus again. 
Kevin Lowry, klowry@CovenantWeb.org
Youth Gathering at Mitchell's Ice Cream - Middle and High School age students are invited to join us at Mitchell's Ice Cream in Van Aken Center  Sunday, February 24 from 4-6 pm for a time of community building and fellowship. Come when you can, stay as long as you want. We hope to see you there! Anyone who needs to car pool, please contact Melanie via Text: 216.583.6670
The Interim Pastor Search Committee thanks you!
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about the qualities or attributes you believe would be most beneficial in an Interim Pastor. If you would still like to submit your thoughts, there are forms in the church office or you can go online at   https://goo.gl/forms/2jXrtIMJPgv3yZ8w2 . We also encourage you to talk with any member of the Committee should you have questions about this process or have a suggestion for an Interim Pastor. You may also email to InterimSearch@CovenantWeb.org . Again, thank you!

Mary Anne Bromelmeier, Moderator

Sandy Ammon, Dan Carroll, Jennifer Dovale (clerk), John Marsh, Libby Panhorst, Lyn Cooper Tomaszewski, Erin Tomko
In Our Church Family
             We pray for  Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones's niece), Paul Dirksen, Rob Engel & Lynne Hoffman-Engel, Rolf (Crunch) and Marilyn Krotseng, Claire Lord, Greg Madison, Nicole Murray, Newton/Clay Family, Chrismaly Vidal, Emily Carson Williams, 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; and those who have left prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box.

We rejoice in Aisha's move to North Carolina on Friday, March 1. We appreciate all the work she has done for the church of the covenant with her year with us.- The Church of the Covenant

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
Outreach
This Sunday the children will collect food and financial donations for our Covenant Food Pantry, open the last Wednesday and Friday of each month, Thursday afternoons in the Connection Center for students, and for emergencies. The picture below showcases the items currently needed. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Music
Friday Lunchtime Carillon Concerts resumed on Friday, January 4 and will run until November 22, with the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. 

Sunday Artist Series
Sunday, February 24, 4:00 pm
Arvid Gast, organ
Lübeck, Germany


Winner of numerous international organ competitions and a frequent invited juror for many distinguished international competitions, German organist Arvid Gast presents a program of Baroque gems on the Newberry Organ this Sunday. Gast is currently serving as Visiting Assistant Professor of Organ at Oberlin Conservatory. His numerous recordings, concert invitations and interpretation courses at home and abroad attest to his abilities as an eminent recitalist and pedagogue. Join us this Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. to hear him perform at Covenant.
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