March 14, 2019
Covenant E-news
March 14, 2019
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Worship this Sunday, March 17
10:00 am in the Sanctuary
In the second week of our Lenten sermon series "Who Do You Say That I Am?" we will explore Jesus' role as teacher of alternative wisdom. Melanie Marsh Baum's sermon is entitled  The Way of the Heart . Scriptures are Psalm 86:1–11 and Luke 10:25-37.  Our Lay Worship Leader is Julie Mailey.
Children preschool – fifth grade, are invited to a time storytelling, discovery, and joyful play in the Creche, now located on the third floor in Beckwith Hall. Youth sixth-twelfth grade are invited to stay in the service and participate by responding to this week’s Wonder Sheet.
Youth Sunday Preparation
Sunday at 11:30 am
Beckwith Hall
Don't miss it!
Living the Way Discussion
Sunday, 11:30 am, Dowd Commons
Each Sunday during Lent we will focus on the topic explored that morning in worship.
We will take a deeper dive into the story of Jesus and our understanding of the Christian life. Stop for your coffee and come join us.
 Music in Worship
As we continue to simplify our musical selections during Lent, you may notice a change in our sung responses this week. You might consider these responses as reflective extensions of the preceding acts of worship, that help bring us together through singing.

French composer and organist Maurice Duruflé incorporated Gregorian chant into many of his 14 published compositions. You will first hear the melodic inspiration for our anthem, Tu es Petrus , in the unison introit of the same name. The anthem, Duruflé’s composition from a set of four motets on Gregorian themes, features an expansion of the introit melody in each voice part. Tu es Petrus reiterates that Christ’s church rests on a foundation of faith from all disciples. 

Each worship service in Lent will conclude with the choir and organ sending us out into the week. These postludes serve as musical reminders that the Holy Spirit will be with us always.
Time to order Easter Flowers - Orders due by Sunday, April 7.
Each Easter our Sanctuary is transformed by beautiful lilies and flowers given in memory or honor of a loved one. Order forms are available in the office or download by clicking here.
In Our Church Family
We pray for Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones's niece), Paul Dirksen, Gretchen Drushel, Rob Engel & Lynne Hoffman-Engel, Rolf (Crunch) and Marilyn Krotseng, Greg Madison, Michael Peters, Shirley Roe-Stroup, Emily Carson Williams, 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.
Meal Train: Ken Rock & Jessica Lee
Please join the Board of Deacons by supporting Ken Rock and Jessica Lee after the recent birth of their daughter, Florence Mia Rock, with a few hot meals! We are still in need of meals for March 15, 16, and 17. These would be dropped off at dinner time to their home in Shaker Square. Click here for more information and to sign up.
 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
Opportunities for Study
Meeting Jesus Around the Table
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm, Dowd Commons
Explore who Jesus was (the pre-Easter Jesus) and who Jesus has become (the post-Easter Jesus). We will be using Marcus Borg’s book Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time and Yasmin Khan’s Zaitoun Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen to guide our journey as we share dinner, discussion, and communion. Marcus Borg’s book is available in the office for $14. Please RSVP by Tuesday to Kevin at so we can get a count for dinner.
Bible Study
Tuesdays, 11:00 am, Library
Enjoy this small group discussion and get a head start on exploring the scriptures for the coming Sunday. Work, live, or study in the Circle? This is a perfect midday break. All are welcome. Feel free to bring lunch.
Theology on Tap On the Road!
Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 pm
Join us for beverages and conversation. Snacks are on us. All are welcome! Today we meet at the Jolly Scholar in Thwing Center west of the Covenant..
Weekday Music at Covenant
Friday Lunchtime Carillon Concerts
March 15, 12:15 pm
George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur, and guests
The carillon can be heard from the grounds around the church including the Case Western Reserve Campus behind the church away from the Euclid Avenue traffic noise. The church library is also a good indoor place to hear the bells during cold or inclement weather. Parking is free for the concert. Go to to learn more.
Tuesday Noon Concerts
March 19, 12:05 pm
Anna O'Connell -
Irish Music for Voice and Harp

Soprano Anna O'Connell is a Master of Arts student in the Historical Performance Practice program at Case Western Reserve University. Formerly Director of Music for the Catholic Campus Ministry at Cornell University, she also conducted the ecumenical Anabel Taylor Chapel Choir, which specializes in sacred music. As a vocalist, O'Connell is sought after for faith-based services and ensembles specializing in early music. She recently co-founded an ensemble, Gothic Fire, that features voices, harp, and medieval bowed instruments. O'Connell studied conducting at the University of Southern California, and music education at Providence College. She has appeared as a vocal soloist throughout the United States and, as an avid traveler, she has sung in the Vatican, at the Great Wall of China, on the top of Haleakela Mountain in Maui, and in Krakow at the 2016 World Youth Day celebration. As a harpist, she frequently performs in folk, popular, classical, and now, gothic and baroque styles.  
Outreach with Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

Join Covenant's Team!

Thrivent Faith Build
(formerly Apostles Build)
Thursday, April 4 & Saturday, April 6
9:00 am-3:00 pm 

Join us again this year (our fifth!) to help rehab houses through the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity's Thrivent Faith Build. Our first two workdays of the year are fast approaching. This year we will be working to rehab two houses in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood on the west side of Cleveland. As the first group to work on the houses, we plan to get them off to a great start.

Please sign up in the church office if you are interested in working on the houses, or providing a group l unch for either or both of these days. Talk with Jim Prince for more information.  
In Our Community
Concert to support Ministry of Advocacy
for Homeless Persons
Saturday, March 16, 7:00 pm
Bethany Presbyterian Church

Andy Cohen and Friends (with Noah Budin, Charlie Mosbrook and Avin Baird) will perform at Bethany Presbyterian Church . A Free Will offering will be accepted to support the work of the Presbytery's Ministry of Advocacy for Homeless Persons. Andy is a fabulous Blues, Folk, Gospel musician, a genuine national treasure! Check him out at .

The Cleveland Ecumenical Institute Spring Opportunities

Go to for details and to register
Psalms: The Human Condition and Reaching
for God
Rabbi Roger Klein, PhD
Six Wednesdays beginning March 27
Finding God Where God Finds Us
Rev. Joseph J. Fortuna, S.T.D.
Four Tuesdays beginning March 26
Seasons of Prayer: Spiritual Discovery in Each Stage of Life
Wayne Simsic, M.A.
One Day Retreat
Saturday, March 30
11205 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106
Wheelchair accessible

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