May 23, 2019
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May 23, 2019
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Worship this Sunday, May 26
10:00 am in the Sanctuary
Kevin J. Lowry's sermon is titled "Called." Scriptures are 1 Samuel 16:1–13  and Acts 16:9–15.

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.
Music Notes
We gather as a faith community this week to ordain and install siblings in Christ as servant leaders for our church. The Chancel Choir opens our service with the text Liebster Jesu wir sind hier, Dich und dein Wort anzuhören, “Blessed Jesus, we are here to listen to you and your word,” set by Chaplain Tobias Clausnitzer in the 17 th century. As a chaplain, Clausnitzer had occasion to preach in what would become one of J.S. Bach’s churches, the St. Thomaskirche in Leipzig. The hymn harmonization of our introit was created by Bach for use in one of his many church cantatas. Eastertide celebrations continue with an anthem based on a 12 th century melody that is one of the oldest liturgical songs in German. A long history of textual expansion and harmonic adaptations led to the 1979 arrangement sung by the choir today. Following the ordination and installation litany, the choir offers a musical reminder that we are all children of Christ, and that Jesus has love for all time.
Community Meal & Annual Meeting | June 9 | 11:15 am | Dowd Commons
[Note: NO Community Meal on the first Sunday, June 2]
Our Community Meal and Annual Meeting will be in Dowd Commons following worship on June 9. 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.
In Our Church Family
We pray for Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones's niece), Barb Clint, Gretchen Drushel (who is preparing for the Peace Corp), Rob Engel & Lynne Hoffman-Engel, 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 have left prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box.

Este Pozza, will be on vacation from May 24 through June 7.
 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 to Volunteer in our Covenant Community
Church Work Day | Saturday, June 1 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join in our work day on Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. We will be weeding and mulching areas of the church to present a groomed appearance to the community. Please bring your own gardening tools and gloves, if possible. Some tools will be available for use on the project. Bagels and coffee will be provided by the Trustees to start us off! Come for an hour or two or for however long you can help. Stay for hot dogs, a thank you from the Trustees.This a a great opportunity to meet and work together and make a new friend!
Sam , Mary Anne, Sue, Ann, Jim, and Jenny at a previous work day. Thank you to Patty Fowler for this picture (and all of their work!). 

Cache Resale Shop
Join a terrific Cache Resale Shop crew on Tuesdays. Help prepare donations for sale or work at the check-out desk. The Cache is open from 10 am until 4 pm. You can select your hours. Contact Marilyn Langmack to learn how to be part of this ministry.
Sunday Morning Office Volunteers
Would you be willing to be at our Office Reception Desk on one Sunday a month from 9:30 am until the reception begins? You will be able to hear the service!
Contact Melanie Marsh Baum to learn more.
Audio System Volunteers
Want to learn about audio technology and help operate our audio systems with guidance from Ken Wendt?.
To learn more, contact contact Ken or Matthew Garrett.
Music at Covenant
 Carillon Concert  & Tower Tours
Friday | 12:15 – 12:45
George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
The program will have music by Bach, several English folk songs as well as old and new music written specifically for the carillon, including a piece written for the McGaffin Carillon. See the complete program online . Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic, and a friend. Free Parking.
A tour of the tower is available following the Friday concert.
In Our Community
Opportunity to join Tamir’s mother Samaria Rice
and sign an online petition
On November 22, 2014 Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehman. Officer Loehman subsequently was fired for withholding information on the application for his job. He was previously found unfit to serve by the Independence Police and did not disclose that information along with his failure to pass the test for the Maple Heights force. The firing was upheld by a city arbitrator. Now the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association (CPPA) has filed an appeal in hopes of gaining his job back.

The Ministry of Service is inviting you to join Tamir’s mother Samaria Rice and sign one of these online petitions to ask that this appeal be dropped:
Transplant House of Greater Cleveland
2nd Annual Cares 5K & 1 Mile Run
Sunday, June 9
Join them for a day of running, walking and celebrating the healing power of community! Stay after for lawn games, yoga, tours of some of their historic buildings and family fun - dogs are welcome! Transplant House provides affordable, temporary housing and a welcoming, supportive community to organ transplant patients and their families. Transplant House is a Covenant mission partner. Go to TransplantHouseofCleveland to learn more.
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