March 29
Sunday, April 1
 Easter Worship 7:45 and 10:00 am

Worship with us this Sunday at 7:45 am in the Interfaith Center worship space (note change of venue due to weather) or at 10 am in the sanctuary as we celebrate the wondrous but perplexing news that God raised Jesus from the dead. Just as Jesus's crucifixion calls us to grapple with how our world responds to radical love and mercy, so the resurrection asks us to consider how God is at work in the places in our lives and in our world where death has taken hold. Where and how do we find new and abundant life in the midst of anger and violence, illness and decay, prejudice and division? Amy Starr Redwine's sermon is entitled "Life Begins in the Dark"  and scriptures are Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24  and  John 20:1-18.

Music NotesOn this Easter Sunday, we welcome guest musicians: Roy Poper (trumpet), Andrew Dame (trumpet), Lee Allen(trombone), Justin Sims (trombone), and Kelsey Bannon (Timpani). Our heartfelt thanks are extended to all of the Covenant musicians who make our Holy Week services so meaningful.

Children are invited to remain with their families in worship and then join us for an Easter egg hunt immediately following the 10 am service. The nursery opens at 9:30 am with professional childcare for infants and preschoolers.
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                       Happy Birthday to those celebrating in April!
Ted Adams
Robert Arnold
Venerine Branham
Matthew Bromelmeier
Martha Cooper
Scott Danielson
Louise Dempsey
Aubrey Dobrzeniecki
Gretchen Drushel
Alice Fehl
Jonathan Goins
Sandra Gordon
Grace Gressley
Amanda Groszek
David Hagen
Deni Horstman
Asha James-Stewart
Raymond Jones
AJ Kallay
Ginny Kallay
Timothy Kallay
Karen Knowlton
Carter Langmack
Marilyn Langmack 
Cathy Luck
Bob MacNaughton
Annie Matz
Elizabeth Mieke
Diane Mogren
Aisha Newton
Immanuel Poindexter
Marnie Shriver
Nancy Smekal
Elizabeth Stark
Amy Starr Redwine
Carrie Stewart
Louise Wolfcale
Sarah 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), Connie Brand, Chris Chaves, Rachel Clevenger, Marlene Finkenthal (David Finkenthal's mother), Joe Garrett, Brenda Hall, Chick Holtkamp, Dee Hough, Cindi Johnson, Shaun Kuter, Elizabeth Mierke, Greg Madison, Ward Porch, Sue Salvator, Liam Stewart & Emilee Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew and sister), Louise Wolfcale, Gabriel (Jenny Conner's grand-nephew) and Ray Tomko & Helen Kawecki (Nick Tomko's grandparents). 

Church offices will be closed Monday. 
Melanie Marsh Baum  will be on vacation  Monday, April 2nd through  Sunday,  April 8th .

Please send prayer requests to Melanie Marsh Baum. Names are generally moved from the bulletin after four weeks unless there is a continuing need. Please let the church know if you or a loved one are 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
Upcoming Events
Holy Week Services

Maundy Thursday, March 29
Holy Communion and Service of Tenebrae, 7:30 pm
Experience Jesus's journey from Last Supper to crucifixion

Good Friday, March 30
Reflections on Jesus' Seven Last Words, 12noon

Easter Sunday, April 1
Due to inclement weather, the 7:45 am Easter worship service will be held in the Interfaith Center worship space. 
8:30 am   Easter Breakfast in the Living Room 
(click here to sign up for Easter Breakfast)
10:00 am   Worship in the sanctuary with celebratory music for organ, brass, and timpani; 
Easter egg hunt on the front lawn immediately following worship

Apostles Build
Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7, 9:00am-3:00pm
Join us  again this year (our fourth!) to help rehab houses through the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity Apostles Build. Our first two workdays of the year are fast approaching on Thursday, April 5 and Saturday, April 7. This year we will be working to rehab a house in the West Park neighborhood on the west side of Cleveland. As the first group to work on the house, we plan to get it off to a great start. Please sign up in the church office if you are interested in working on the house or providing a group  lunch, for either or both of these days. Talk with Jim Prince for more information.  

Springtime Noon Music Concerts
Friday, April 6-Friday, June 15, 12:15 pm
Tuesday, April 24-Tuesday, June 26, 12 noon

Lunchtime Carillon Concerts resume this coming Friday, April 6 at 12:15pm, with Covenant Carillonneur, George Leggiero. 

Tuesday Noon Organ Concerts resume on April 24 at 12 noon with guest French organist, Vincent Warnier.

Covenant Partnering with North Church
Sunday April 8 and April 15

Thanks to those who helped partner with North Church in January. Our remaining two Sundays for 2018 are on April 8th and April 15th. You are invited to be part of a team of six to eight people, assisting from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm in preparing and serving the community meal that follows the North Church worship service. North Church, which shares space with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries at 4515 Superior Ave., "carries out an active ministry to our community through seeking to build a vibrant worship community, community meals, and an outreach to homeless and street people and those experiencing mental illness."  There are sign up sheets in the church office. For more information, call Bob Ault at 216-751-6094. North Church is a Covenant mission partner. 

March for Our Lives
This past Saturday, March 24, many of our congregation members attended the "March of Our Lives" rally on Public Square in downtown Cleveland.

The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together,  and a little child shall lead them. - Isaiah 11:6
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