July 26
Sunday, July 29
Worship at 10 am in the Sanctuary

This Sunday , we continue our summer sermon series, "Word." Jenny Conner will share how Isaiah 40:31  has been God's Word in her faith journey . Amy Starr Redwine's sermon on the same text is titled, "Wait For It." Jenny will also serve as the Lay Worship Leader. Join us at   10 am  in the sanctuary.

Music Notes:  We welcome guest organist Dr. Peter Bennett this week while Jonathan Moyer is traveling on vacation. Dr. Bennett is an associate professor of music at Case Western Reserve University. We also welcome Covenant Choir soprano soloist Kiko Weinroth.

Summer Hymn Requests
Haven't sung your favorite hymn in a while? Here's your chance. Let us know your hymn request(s) and a possible date for your request over the remaining Sundays of July and August. You may submit up to two hymns (in order of priority). Please submit hymn titles from either our current pew hymnal or the new "Glory to God" hymnal.
 to submit your requests online. You can can also submit them in the office.

Children:  Nursery for infants through Pre-K is available in the Living Room (Lower level of the Education Wing). Children will stay in worship after the Time for Young Disciples.

In Our Church Family
        Happy Birthday to those celebrating in August!

Karen Ault
Catherine Bell
John Bourne
Autumn Bromelmeier
Becca Bromelmeier
Gale Bromelmeier
Carol Clint
Diana Drushel
David Finkenthal
Eunice Flipps
Thomas Foster
Jim Greene
Russell Hack
Phyllis Hackett
Thomas Heines

Peggy Kacerek
Rod Keen
Mary Jane Kurcharski
Kyle Langmack
Cherie Laylin
Amber Lilley
John Marsh
Nancy Matz
Paul Matz
Dick Miller
Kaileigh Mitchell
Luther Moss
Jonathan Moyer
Suchi Nelson
Diane Papp
Julia Prince Hatefield
Anna Raske
Peter Shriver
Lindy Stella
Andrew Szafraniec
Ron Szafraniec
Oleg Targoni
Daniel Veenstra
Daniel Vernorsky
Kim Voss
Harriet Wadsworth
Paul Williams
Lani Wood
Scott Young

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

We pray for  Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones' niece), Paul Dirksen,  Rob Engle, Marlene & William Finkenthal (David Finkenthal's parents), Chick Holtkamp, Craig Jones, Les Knowlton, Greg Madison, Barbara McGhee, Sue Salvator, Liam & Emilee Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew and sister), Anne Wombwell deConingh, June Tomko 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.

Out of the office:  Jonathan Moyer will be on vacation through August 3. Melanie Marsh Baum will be on vacation from through August 3. Amy Starr Redwine will be on vacation August 2-15. 

Please call the office if you have a pastoral care concern and the staff will connect you to the pastor on call.

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
Church Happenings

Mark your calendars for  Friday, September 7, 2018 when we will officially celebrate the unveiling of University Circle's newest hidden gem at the Church of the Covenant: t he Dowd Commons! Details to follow.

Isabelle Cowan, granddaughter of Marilyn and Chris Langmack, attended Jonathan Moyer's organ concert at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan on July 22nd.  Isabelle enjoyed meeting Jonathan and his family, and reported that the concert was "really cool."

Important Notice
We have been notified that Open Streets Cleveland is planning an event on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Sunday, July 29th  from 1- 5 PM, which will require that MLK is closed to vehicular traffic between E 105th   and E 88th  beginning at noon. 
Please find more information about the event in the attached flyer.

If you have any information regarding congregation members please email the communication manager, Aisha Newton. She would love to highlight them in the enewsletter or social media.
Outreach Opportunities 

Habitat for Humanity Spruce-Up Day August 4th:  Join Habitat for a day in the community to help existing residents with minor exterior repairs such as step, porch and fence repairs and well as landscaping an debris removal. We are looking for 50 volunteers to w ork with Habitat staff and the community to spruce up a block. Sign up is first come, first serve. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years old.  Watch the amazing video of a recent spruce up done on July 13th in the Buckeye neighborhood:  https://youtu.be/7aof2Nv4NoM
When:  Saturday, August 4th from 9:00am until 3:30pm
Where:  Meet at 3478 West 97th Street, Cleveland Ohio  
Registration: To register online follow this link: 
Should you have any problems registering, please email Rebecca or Carol at  rsmiddy@clevelandhabitat.org  or  clehman@clevelandhabitat.org
Lunch: We ask you to bring your lunch and consider bringing a dessert to share. We will have a large tent so that everyone can eat together.

Saturday Tutoring Program "Wish List":  The tutoring program needs "gently used" items, including the following: 2 tablets, 3 computers, calculators for all ages as well as books and educational games. 

Part-Time Nursery Position Available:  We are looking for a child care worker to assist our wonderful Mihaela in caring for our littlest church members. This is a paid, part-time, (roughly 2 hours per Sunday during worship time), hourly position. If you, or someone you know might be interested, contact Melanie Marsh Baum. 

Summer Learning 

TOT goes to CHQ!
Join our Theology on Tap group on  Wednesday August 15th  for a day trip to the Chautauqua Institution in western New York.
We'll have lunch and attend the Interfaith Lecture at  2pm, featuring Theologian and Activist Ruby Nell Sales, followed by a brief discussion.  Stay for an optional evening concert, featuring bluegrass and roots musician Rhiannon Giddens.

Even if you've never attended Theology on Tap, you are welcome to join us for this fun and enriching experience!  We will leave from the church parking lot at  10am.  Gate passes for the afternoon lecture are $17, Afternoon and evening, $45.  Contact Melanie Marsh Baum for details.

Spring Music Concerts 

July 20, 12:15-12:45 pm & Sunday, July 22, 11:00-11:30 am 
This week: David Osburn plays his arrangements of dances from Bach keyboard suites, songs by Cesar Franck and Felix Mendelssohn as well as music by Johann Fux and Jan Sibelius.
Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend.  Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Attendance and parking are free . Friday concerts are repeated on Sundays at 11 am, and there are tower tours on Friday after the concerts. On Sundays, the tower is open to visitors during the concert, including to children who are accompanied by an adult.  This week: Bach's "Air on the G string" and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, and Slavonic Dance by Antonin Dvorak. 
Friday carillon concerts continue through November 16

Community Events

The Ohio Transformation Fund, George Gund Foundation, Saint Luke's Foundation, and Cleveland Foundation invite you to an Ambassador Training
When: Thursday, August 2, from 1-4pm
committed to the long-term goal of deep justice-system reform and the immediate goal of educating allies about a critical 2018 ballot initiative. This groundbreaking 2018 ballot initiative (The Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation  Amendment) will keep more families together, reduce incarceration, and create pathways out of addiction and trauma 

Saturday, August 11th, 9am-1pm & Sunday, August 12th, 10am-1pm at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale.
The warehouse is located at 4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128. Shop for fine furniture, exquisite home accessories and lovely costume jewelry at the lowest prices of the year! 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 

What: A family fun day to celebrate the union of mind, body and spirit!
When: Saturday August 18, 2018 10AM-6PM
Where: 5403 S Ridge W( RT 84) Ashtabula, OH 44004
Entrance fee $3 per person. Kids 12 and under get in free.
For more information follow @shrineofthehealingmasters on Facebook or call 440-969-1724
11205 Euclid Avenue  Cleveland, OH 44106
Wheelchair accessible

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