June 6, 2019
Covenant E-news
June 6, 2019
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We Remember
We remember with thanksgiving all those who served their country on this
75th anniversary of D-Day, and thank all those who continue to serve.
Worship this Sunday, June 9
10:00 am in the Sanctuary
Pentecost is our moment to surrender to the fires of The Spirit.The Holy Spirit does not just come to inspire us, it comes to transform us, to burn away that which is not our deepest good, our holiest selves. Join us as we hear the story of the first Pentecost from Acts. Melanie Marsh Baum's sermon is entitled,  "The Fire Next Time." Scriptures are  John 14:8–17 and  Acts 2:1–21 . Ou r Lay Worship Leader is Barb Clint.
Music Notes
This Sunday, we begin our summer worship music series with guest musician Juan Riveros. Mr. Riveros is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Harp Performance and Music Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studies with Yolanda Kondonassis. He is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied with Joan Raeburn Holland. His orchestral experience includes involvement with the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and Band, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra, and the Round Top Festival Orchestra. During the NYO-USA residency and tour of Latin America, Mr. Riveros premiered Gabriela Lena-Frank’s, “Apu: Tone Poem for Orchestra”, and gave his Carnegie Hall and international debuts as a part of the program.
Community Meal and Annual Meeting
This Sunday, June 9 | 11:15 am | Dowd Commons
Please bring a side, salad, or dessert to share.
Our Community Meal and Annual Meeting will be in Dowd Commons next Sunday June 9 following worship. We provide the main dish; please bring a side, salad, or dessert to share to the Dowd Commons kitchen before worship service. This meal is free and open to the public.
Summer Hymns
Tell us your favorite hymns!
Throughout the summer, our music staff would like to invite members of the congregation to suggest a favorite hymn or two and the stories behind why they are special to you. Please contact Matthew Garrett ( mgarrett@covenantweb.org) with your songs and your stories!
In Our Church Family
Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones's niece), Barb Clint, Gretchen Drushel (who is preparing for the Peace Corp), Rolf (Crunch) and Marilyn Krotseng, Greg Madison, Shirley Roe-Stroup, 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. 
Este Pozza , Manager of Finance and Operations, is on vacation through June 7.
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
Since a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, killing 26 people, 20 of them children; 1,153 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: Martinez Levenshown, Dustin P. Blogna, Phillip Alan Moss, Jacob Robert Thomas Zagore, Nigiol Devonn Bulger, Carlos Mitchell, Pierre Dejuan Henderson, Mahogany Sudberry, Robert Williams, Jozef Pietrzycki, Cornelius James Green, Byron Randall Turner, Andre Foster, David Earle Woods, Mattayo Jesus Heard, Kelly Marie Mazzolini, and Albert D. Oher. Seven of those who died were by suicide.

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.
Work Day & Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 12 | 5 pm - 8 pm
The Trustees are holding another work day on Wednesday, June 12 from 5 pm-8 pm, followed by a Happy Hour. Please come and help with some weeding and mulching and fellowship afterwards. Bring your garden tools of choice or some will be provided.
Hope to see you there!
You are Invited!
Theology on Tap Summer Schedule
It is our tradition to gather once per month during June, July, and August. Our July date will be the Annual Chautauqua day trip. We hope you will be able to join for all three summer dates as we share our favorite beverages and engage in conversation around how we live our faith in the world. All are welcome! To learn more contact Melanie Marsh Baum at MBaum@CovenantWeb.org.
Thursday, June 13 | 5:30 pm
The BottleHouse Brewery
2050 Lee Rd, Cleveland 44118
Thursday, July 25
Chautauqua Day Trip
Thursday, August 1 | 5:30 pm
Gold Horn Brewery
1361 E 55th St, Cleveland 44103
Chautauqua day trip.
Please let Melanie Marsh Baum at MBaum@CovenantWeb.org know if you plan to attend July 25th, so we can plan with our resident host, Kitty Jarjisian. O ur itinerary will include a lecture by Adam Jortner and an optional concert by Our Native Daughters.
Music at Covenant
Tuesday Noon Concert  
June 11 | 12:05 pm
Juan Riveros, harp
Free - free parking in the Covenant lot.
Bring a lunch - bring a friend!
Carillon Concerts  & Tower Tours
Fridays | 12:15 – 12:45 pm
Tower tour following the concert.
Program at  ucbells.org.  
Free - free parking in the Covenant lot.
Fun in University Circle!
Parade the Circle
Saturday, June 8
12 pm | Wade Oval

Circle Village
10 am-4 pm
Wade Oval
Wade Oval Wednesdays
June 12 - August 21
6 pm - 9 pm
Wade Oval
You are invited to j oin the Presbytery of the Western Reserve
Ministry Advocating for Homeless Persons and the City Mission
in Public Square on June 29
The City Mission is taking over Public Square on June 29 to call attention to the 3,000 homeless children in Cleveland at any given time. There will be homelessness simulation. This will be a family friendly event and a safe way to learn about homelessness. This event will include plenty of security, restrooms, and food trucks.
11205 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106
Wheelchair accessible

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