January 4, 2019
Covenant E-news 2019
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Worship this Week: Sunday, January 6, 10 am in the Sanctuary 
Join us as we celebrate Epiphany, when wise ones from the east visited the baby Jesus. What does their experience teach us about the pattern of discipleship and a transformative encounter with God? Scriptures are Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12 and Amy Starr Redwine's sermon is "A Light in the Fog."

Children, Youth, and Families
During Worship:  Children and Youth will remain in the service. Children may join us in the Worship Center or sit towards the front where it’s easier for your children to see what is going on. Children learn liturgical behavior by modeling, so feel free to explain the parts of the service to them, letting them know when it is time to sit quietly and when they should participate enthusiastically! You can help them follow where we are in the order of worship. If you have to step out with your child, please feel free to; there is a small room in the main entrance of the sanctuary. But do come back. We love to see all ages worshiping together! 
Music Notes: We celebrate a new calendar year by centering our music around one of the oldest forms of American music, the spiritual. Rooted in oral tradition, Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow, was passed along through song first, and notation later. The Chancel Choir will issue an opening call that will, hopefully, be followed by a hearty congregational response. Pennsylvania-born musician Harry Burleigh (1866-1949) originally set Behold that Star as a vocal solo. Burleigh’s setting of this Epiphany carol reminds us to focus our gaze on the unifying love of the Christ-child, every day of the year.
In Our Church Family
We pray for  Judy Bourne, Sylvia Clapp (Sandy Ammon's mother), Akeya Clark (Marie Jones's niece), Marlene & Paul Dirksen, Rob Engel & Lynne Hoffman-Engel, Marlene & William Finkenthal (David Finkenthal's parents), Anthony Frank, Rolf (Crunch) and Marilyn Krotseng, Greg Madison, Maggie McDaniel, Barbara McGhee, Nicole Murray, Newton/Clay Family, Gene Papp, Carol Roe, Noelene Joy Rout, Danita Wells, Anne Wombwell deConingh 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.

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
Congratulations to Greg and Ginny Kowalski! Their son, Peter Randolph Kowalski, "Rand," was Born at 9:11 am on 12/25/2018. Mother and baby are doing well. 
Congratulations to the Fakan Family. Ella Louise Fakan was born on December 12, 2018. She weighed in at 9 lbs and 3 oz. Ella is the daughter of Megan and Ean Fakan, the granddaughter of Rick and Sandy Ammon, and the great-granddaughter of Sylvia Clapp.  
Church Happenings
WORSHIP WITH US ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, AT 10:00 AM, THE WEEKEND OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY The Cleveland School of the Arts’ R. Nathaniel Dett Concert Choir, Robert McCorvey, director & Dr. William Woods, director emeritus, will be participating in worship along with the Covenant Chancel Choir.
Financial Update from Este
Did you make a donation to Church of the Covenant in December from your Fidelity Retirement account?
Please let Este know the amount of your donation and what fund your donation should be applied to.
~Este Pozza, Manager of Finance and Operations, epozza@covenantweb.org 216-421-0482 X226.
(Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC is unable to give us information of who the donor was.)
Friday Lunchtime Carillon Concerts resume on Friday, January 4 and will run until November 22, with the support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture
Community Events
The Enneagram is a remarkable tool for psychological and spiritual growth and healing. This ancient wisdom tradition has much to teach us. Join us at Jennings in Garfield Heights for a workshop led by Richard Groves, a 30 year student of the Enneagram and compelling presenter. Jan 28-29, 2019 9am-5pm. Click here for a flyer.
Join us on Saturday, January 12th & Sunday, January 13th, both from 9am-1pm, at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale. Check out our full warehouse of lovely furniture and decorative accessories. The warehouse is located at 4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128. Proceeds from warehouse sales help The Gathering Place provide free programs and services to people currently coping with the impact of cancer. For more information, visit www.touchedbycancer.org/warehouse
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