July 11, 2019
Covenant E-News
July 11, 2019
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Worship this Sunday, July 14
10:00 am in Dowd Commons
Sometimes the journey takes us by surprise, even when we feel like we've been preparing for it our whole lives - even when we've been praying for it to start. Join us this Sunday as we continue our summer worship series, The Journey. Kevin J. Lowry's sermon is entitled "I Got Your Back."  The s cripture is Ruth 1:15-22 . Our Lay Worship Leader is John Marsh, who will also be sharing his journey.

Children Are Welcome Here!
Children are always welcome to fully participate in worship. We invite children to join us at a Worship Center for various activities during the service.
Sunday Music Notes
Our soloist, Mist’a Craig, is a student at Cleveland State University and he sings with Covenant Chancel Choir. Mist’a is a versatile tenor/baritone soloist throughout the greater Cleveland area. He has performed roles in Phantom of the Opera (Phantom), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Kaspar), and he has been tenor soloist for Handel’s Messiah. Although versed in theater and classical repertoire, Mist’a’s passions are rooted in Jazz, Neo-Soul, and R&B.

 Tell us your favorite hymns!
Throughout the summer, you are invited to suggest a favorite hymn or two and share why they are special to you. Please contact Matthew Garrett with your songs and stories: MGarrett@CovenantWeb.org ,
Share Your Bulletin Ideas!
The Ministry of Faith Formation would like to learn what you like about a worship bulletin. Share your thoughts and ideas with us in a variety of ways:

1. If you visit a church during your summer travels, bring a bulletin back with you and share it with MoFF. Let us know what you liked about the document.

2. If your out-of-town family worships at a church and they like their bulletin, ask them to share a copy (mail, online) so we can take a look at it.

3. Email faithformation@covenantweb.org  with ideas about what you like in a worship bulletin.

We hope to gather documents and ideas over the next month so we can explore ways to express who we are as a faith community through our weekly worship bulletin. Documents and accompanying notes may be left in the church office (MoFF mailbox is behind the receptionist desk). Thanks for your good ideas and for remembering MoFF during your summer travels! 
In Our Church Family
Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones's niece), Doug and Ruth Devin, Rolf (Crunch) Krotseng, Greg Madison, 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 left prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box.

Melanie Marsh Baum is away and serving the larger church as a member of the keynote and worship team at Triennium, the gathering of Presbyterian youth from across the country, from July 12-19.
Summer office hours are weekdays from 9 am until 4 pm.
Tuesday Bible Study is taking a summer break.
Watch for more information in the fall!
 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
Ministry of Faith Formation Task Groups
The Adult Education group will meet on July 16 at 7:00 pm to plan for a series of Sunday Adult Forum Seminars and to think about additional opportunities for adult spiritual development.

The Children and Youth Education group met on July 9 to consider programming for this age group on Sundays and beyond. Join with Kaori Hongo and others to plan. Contact Kaori at KHongo@CovenantWeb.org.
Since a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, killing 26 people, 20 of them children; 1,170 people in Cuyahoga County have been killed by guns. Since last month, 17 more individuals have died by gun violence in Cuyahoga County. The names of those at least 18 years of age are: Candace D. Baingull, Timothy John Miller, Justin Thomas Bim Powell, Damone Lamone Keith-Williams, Vincent E. Beasley, Daniel Asa Scott, Devin Devon Powers Sr., John J. Obergas, Marshall F. Johnson, Theodore L. Hester, Frankie Dwayne Jackson III, William J Paxton, Katherine Colby Brown, Carnell Sedge, Orlondo Thorn Jr., and Robert J. Troha. Eight of those who died were by suicide and one victim was under eighteen.  

Believing God calls us to be peacemakers, by Session action, each month we pray for people affected by gun violence and address the evil of gun violence in our nation, marked by the tolling of the tower bell. Join us in this time of increased concern over deadly gun violence in our county, our country, and the world, in remembering and praying that God will show us the way to a new commitment to Peace on Earth. The Church of the Covenant partners with God Before Guns, a multi-faith coalition of individuals and faith communities created in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. Go to  GodBeforeGuns.org to see how to become engaged.
An Interview with Dr. Ken Wendt, Covenant's Audio-Visual Services Manager
From the Case Daily e-Newsletter
As a musician, Ken Wendt realized the gear surrounding him and his instruments played a critical role in presenting his craft to the world. So Wendt, who plays trumpet and drums, immersed himself in a different side of music: the technology supporting it. As he learned more about the tech side, he developed his own home studio and picked up videography and recording skills. Wendt’s newfound abilities not only shaped his music, but also helped forge a new career path. When the position for an information technology coordinator in the Department of Music opened in January 2015, Wendt felt the job listing was created with him in mind; it perfectly melded his passion for music and technology.  Read more.
Opportunities
Carillon Concerts  & Tower Tours
Friday, July 12 | 12:15-12:45 pm
Sunday, July 14 | 11:00-11:30 am
George Leggiero, Covenant & University Circle Carillonneur

Music by Handel, Bach, and Telemann along with music
by Poulenc and de Klerk inspired by the Baroque.

During July and August, the Friday Lunchtime Carillon Concert will be repeated on Sunday morning rain or shine at 11. Look for programs at the refreshments table. The tower will be open to visitors. These concerts are presented by the Friends of the McGaffin Carillon
through a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

See the complete program at   ucbells.org  
Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic, and a friend. Free Parking.
A tour of the tower is available following the Friday concert and
is open on Sunday morning during the concert..
Summer Desserts for Transplant House
This summer we are again working with our mission partner, Transplant House, to provide desserts for the residents and their families. You can help by donating cash ($11.50 buys one quart of ice cream), or providing treats to serve 12 people. Sign up in the church office. For more information, contact  Mary Anne Bromelmeier .    Click here to learn more about Transplant House.

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