January 25
Sunday, January 28
                                             Worship 10:00 am

Jesus goes into the places where nobody else wants to go. He moves toward the things that might make others run screaming in the other direction. He is unafraid of our "unclean spirits." Join us Sunday as we examine the first miracle of Christ in the Gospel of Mark. Melanie's sermon is entitled "Unclean Spirits." Scriptures are Psalm 111 and Mark 1:21-28. Our lay worship leaders are CWRU students Jesse Cvelbar and Susan McKay.

Please consider helping out on Sunday mornings! 
We need weekly ushers, greeters, and flower  sponsors, and monthly communion servers. To sign up,  Click here  and  enter your name where you wish to serve.

Bulletins are posted at CovenantWeb.org/read/listenwhere you can also read or listen to sermons. Printed sermons now include the pastoral prayer.

The choral anthems in this week's service reflect on the essence of love. The first is Edward Bairstow's evocative choral setting of I Corinthians 13, commonly known as the "love chapter." The King James Version of the text from 1611 uses the word "charity" as an expression of the Greek word "agape," the highest expression of love. The Beckwith Handbell choir presents a musical reflection on love entitled "Agape" by Howard Starks (b. 1929). We welcome flautist Jesse Cvelbar, a freshman majoring in nutrition at CWRU. Jesse is a native Clevelander and marching band participant.  

The children will have Sunday School this week. The memory verse for January 28 is: "Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31
                                   Food collection for the Covenant Food Pantry this Sunday

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  Pantry  is currently empty so items needed are: macaroni & cheese, canned beef stew, canned soup, fruit cups, pudding cups, spaghettios, canned chili, spaghetti sauce, pasta, canned vegetables, peanut butter and jelly Thank you for your ongoing support!

In the Covenant Family
We pray for Don Norris (friend of Tom and Cheri Keys), Judy Bourne, Andrew Bullen (Melanie Marsh Baum's cousin), Akeya Clark (Marie Jones' niece), Anne Wombwell deConingh, Marlene Finkenthal (David Finkenthal's mother), Eliseo Hairston (Shirley Thompson's grandson deployed to the Pacific), Mollie Hoar (family friend of Gene and Diane Papp), Greg Madison, Navy Seal Luke McClain (Dr. bert Campbell's nephew, new father of twins, just deployed), Elizabeth Mierke, Ward Porch, Sue Salvator, Tom Skrout (Stephanie Pennza's father), Liam Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew), Doug Weiss (Ann Williams' friend), and Lynn Glickson. We pray for those struggling with illness, convalescing, or are homebound; the patients, family, and staff in our surrounding hospitals; and those who have placed prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box.

Thank you from Mildred Russin
Upon her retirement last August, the church gave Mildred Russin a flower of the month delivery. In a note received this week, Mildred writes, "Hello to all, I would like to thank you for the beautiful flowers. Every time I look at them I think of Covenant. Covenant will always be in my heart. Thank you again and I will see you from time to time. Love and Peace to all. ~Mildred Russin"
                       Happy Birthday to those celebrating in February!
Brenda Abdelrasol
Rosella Anderson
Orene Anthony
Bob Ault
Robert Blake
Tracy Blake
John Bromelmeier
Matthew Bromelmeier
Jenny Conner
Chris Drinko
Nancy Drobnick
Ron Eckner
Chloe Farkas Phillips
Sharoon Hanook
Willie Howard
Alan Jefferis
Jon Kallay
Angie Koch
Shona Kucharski
Helen Kunsman
Graham Miller
Pat Owen-Keltner
Gene Papp
Diana Roeder
Susan Roeder
Romy Shupp
Beth Silverman
Jim Spittle
Hannah Talty
Ian Watson

                             Our apologies if we have missed your birthday! 
                           Please call the office at 216.421.0482 to let us know.

Please send prayer requests to Melanie Marsh Baum. Names are generally moved from the bulletin after four weeks unless there is a continuing need. Please let the church know if you or a loved one are 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   
Communications Survey
Our new Communications Manager Aisha Newton is conducting a survey  help her to serve The Church of the Covenant community better. Your input is welcomed and needed. Thank you in advance. https://surveyhero.com/c/23a6fc9d
Opportunities to Serve

Support Covenant Student Ministries!
As the campus church we support the religious and spiritual life of students at Case Western Reserve Univeristy, Cleveland Insitute of Art, and Cleveland Institute of Music. One of our signature programs is our monthly Student Community Meal. E ach month, during the academic year, Covenant Student Ministries hosts a FREE Community Meal, following  Sunday  worship at  11:15 am.  This meal is open to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, as well as members of the Covenant community. We are looking for church and community members to help lend a hand and provide home-cooked main dishes, sides, salads, and desserts for this monthly meal. Our next Community Meal is on  February 4th. If you are interested in helping to provide food, you can sign up using our online form.
Partnership with North Church,  Sundays January 28 and April 8 &15
This Sunday  members of church will gather at North Presbyterian to assist in preparing and serving the community meal that follows their worship service. We are still seeking additional volunteers our spring volunteer dates, April 8th and 15th. North Church shares space with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries at 4515 Superior Avenue. Sign up in the church office. For more information contact Ministry of Service member Bob Ault. North Church is a Covenant mission partner.
Volunteers for Family Promise 1/30 & 1/31
The Family Promise of Greater Cleveland is in need of childcare volunteers Tuesday January 30th from 5:45-8:00 pm for their Job Club meeting. They also need childcare volunteers for Wednesday January 31st from  11:00-1:00 pm for their Women's Health Event. Please contact Thea Hanson Mozingo  - Volunteer Engagement and Supportive Resources Coordinator at 216-751-3010 or tmozingo@familypromisecle.org.
UPDATED SCHEDULE for Saturday Tutoring Program
Tutor Training/Orientation -- February 10
Tutoring (1st-12th grade),Tutoring Sessions -- February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24.
Email SaturdayTutoring@gmail.com or call 216.421.0482 ext. 281 Visit online at SaturdayTutoring.org

Be a Covenant Ambassador!
The Saturday Tutoring Program needs your help. As an Ambassador for the Covenant we would like you to arrive by 9:30 Saturday mornings and do the following as needed:
  • Help visitors.  People walk in seeking directions to other buildings in the area or wanting to visit the sanctuary. They want bus tickets or food, or seek the times the Cache is open.  There can be people arriving for wedding or funeral preparations.
  • Help parents of STP students get to the library and reception room.  Some parents sit in their cars during tutoring. Others prefer to sit upstairs where coffee, tea, and water are provided.  Ambassadors will escort them to the upstairs area.  
  • Distribute literature to tutors, parents, and visitors. This is an opportunity to distribute fliers about Covenant events: Trunk-or-Treat, Thanksgiving dinner or simply information about Sunday service.
  • Recognize student and tutor achievements.  Interact with the tutors and kids, listen to what they've accomplished, and congratulate them. 
If you have questions, please contact Mary Anne Bromelmeier.

2nd Annual Cleveland Women March
Members of The Church of the Covenant attended the 2nd Annual Cleveland's Women March this past Saturday. This march was in  support of women's right, justice, and unity. About 7,000 people were in attendance.  
11205 Euclid Avenue  Cleveland, OH 44106
Wheelchair accessible

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