May 2, 2019
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May 2, 2019
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Worship this Sunday, May 5
10:00 am in the Sanctuary
The Reverend David Fugate Preaching
This Sunday we welcome the Reverend David Fugate who is currently in his 11th year serving as a Chaplain at the Erie VA Medical Center (the last three of those years as the Chief Chaplain.) Prior to coming to the VA, he served six churches in the Presbytery of Lake Erie as either a pastor, interim pastor or staff member. He was in private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor from 1996-2010 and enjoys the opportunity to serve as part of the Behavioral Health Team at the Erie VA. His community service includes past president of the Asbury Woods Nature Center, member of the Millcreek School District Community Advisory committee, and serving as a spiritual director for Footsteps, an ecumenical retreat ministry for high school students. He and his wife Amy are celebrating 25 years of marriage this year and are the proud parents of Katherine, a junior at the University of Notre Dame (Economics) and Benjamin, a freshman at Case Western Reserve University (chemical engineering).  
Reverend Fugate's sermon is titled "Change for the Better." Scriptures are  Psalm 30 and Acts 9:1–6. Our Lay Worship Leader is Ben Fugate, who is the son of the Reverend David Fugate.
Music Notes
Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo
Short mass for St. John of God
Franz Joseph Haydn
We celebrate communion this week through sacrament and through music. Our service music features a missa brevis , or short mass, by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). 

The Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (short mass for St. John of God) was written for the Eisenstadt house of the Barmherzige Brüder (Order of the Brothers of Mercy), with whom Haydn held artistic and medicinal relationships. St. John of God was a 16 th century Portuguese monk who founded what would become this monastic order. St. John taught others to care for the poor, the sick and the aging. The brotherhood spread throughout Europe, and by Haydn’s time the successors of the order were nurses in city hospitals. The Barmherzige Brüder had great faith in the healing powers of music, which occupied a prominent place in worship services associated with their centers. The hospital at Haydn’s home in Eisenstadt was paid for by his benefactor, Prince Paul Anton. This particular facility included a chapel and an organ. Haydn wrote the Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo specifically for the context of a worship service in the hospital. Given that the nurses of the brotherhood only allowed themselves to be away from their patients for thirty minutes at a time, Haydn had a rigorous time constraint with which to work . Click here to read more.
Following Worship this Sunday, May 5
Carillon Concert of Dutch Music
Patrick Macoska, guest carillonneur will play the concert. 
The Netherlands American Society of Ohio is once again visiting the Church of the Covenant this weekend to commemorate two important days in the Dutch calendar, The Day of National Remembrance (Memorial Day), May 4, and Liberation Day, May 5.

The group will join us for worship and the carillon postlude will be a program of Dutch Music. Go to   for more information and the program.
Community Meal
11:15 am | Dowd Commons
Join us next Sunday at 11:15 in the Dowd Commons for our monthly Community Meal! We provide the main dish; please bring a side, salad, or dessert to share to the Dowd Commons kitchen before our worship service.   This meal is free and open to the public as we seek to meet our neighbors and be in community with one another. Have questions? Contact Kevin Lowry at or call 216-421-0482, ext 236
Some of our wonderful Cache volunteers!
Covenant Cache Mini-Sale
THIS Sunday
11 am – 12 pm | Dowd Commons

Special Gift Items for Mother’s Day . . .
Or any occasion!

Shop on your way
to the Community Meal!

(or any Tuesday from 10 am - 4 pm)

Interested in volunteering?
Contact Marilyn Langmack.

In Our Church Family
We pray for Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones's niece), 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.

Kevin Lowry will be on family leave from May 9 through May 12.

Annual Meeting: The Session has set the Annual Meeting of the Congregation for Sunday, June 9, following worship.
"Thank you to the Session for sponsoring the recent Covenant Dialogue Sessions with Bill Appleton of Kairos Consulting. The session I attended went voluntarily over time as participants earnestly listened and responded to one another in answer to Bill's questions. We all came to know one another better as well as to take the time to reflect on our own commitment to the Covenant and to one another. The experience was worth-
 while and positive." Nancy Smekal
Happy Birthday to Everyone Celebrating in May!
Please let us know if we have omitted your birthday.
Glenn Anderson
William Anderson
Erin Baker Tomko
Anita Bevel
William Busta
Allison Cheng
Leena Clint
Shelly Foster
Clint Fowler
Karin Garland
David Gressley
Nessa Gressley
Kathryn Heines
Kristin Heines
Ryan Jefferis
Keith Kallay
Susan Klein
Chris Langmack
Ray Laylin
Lee Parry
Paul Roeder
Jean Sacatsh
Maren Shriver
Ava Shupp
Will Stark
John Starr
Lynda Starr
Mary Thomas
Beau Urban
Elizabeth Venorsky
Sylvia Wadsworth-Butler
Keita Watson
 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
Covenant 8’s forming new groups
Covenant 8’s is an opportunity to join with other Covenant members and friends in either a home or a restaurant to share one of our favorite pastimes - eating! Just complete the form in this Sunday's bulletin and put in the offering plate or the basket in the church office. You may also download a form here .
Audio Systems Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for volunteers to help operate our audio systems with guidance from Ken Wendt. You do not need to know anything about audio technology. Contact Ken at or Matthew at to learn more.
A Request from University Circle Incorporated
University Circle Incorporated seeking your input!
Please Reply by Friday, May 10.
A little over a year ago, UCI launched a survey that helped inform the organization's new strategic plan, Forward Together . Today, we're re-launching the survey so we can assess how and where University Circle has grown, and what work still needs to be done.
Please click here to complete the survey. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete, and if you choose to enter your email address at the end of the survey, you will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. All responses will remain anonymous. 
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