May 30, 2019
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May 30, 2019
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Worship this Sunday, June 2
10:00 am in the Sanctuary
The Reverend Kristine Eggert Preaching
T he Reverend Kristine Eggert is the Executive Director of God Before Guns, a multi-faith coalition of individuals and faith communities, based in Cleveland, working to reduce gun violence. Her gun violence activism has brought her into many faith communities, public rallies, community organizations, the Statehouse in Columbus, OH, and the Halls of Congress. 

Reverend Eggert is a graduate of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis with a Masters of Divinity and is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She served as the Associate for Membership and Evangelism at Geist Christian Church and as Senior Pastor at Northwood Christian Church in Indianapolis. In 2007, she was called to be the Senior Pastor at Disciples Christian Church in Cleveland Heights where she served until her retirement in 2015. Post-retirement, she and her husband David Eggert became active in the Greater Cleveland community working to address and affect change in a variety of social justice issues and are the co-founders of God Before. They are the parents of four grown children and three young grandchildren. She is a frequent guest preacher.

Reverend Eggert's sermon is titled "Thoughts and Prayers." Scriptures are  Isaiah 65:17–25  and  Luke 6:12–21 . Our Lay Worship Leader is Will Klein.
Music Notes
The introit was originally sung in pre-democratic South Africa and tells the story of people who were afraid to go to the township of Kwa-Mashu because there was so much violence. Amavolovolo is a direct mutation of the English word for revolver. In present day Kwa-Mashu, violence has lessened. The song is sung now in many communities at parties and weddings, as a form of celebrating how peace can overcome violence. Our anthem continues with the theme of peace through prayer. Often attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, the prayer’s true origins are unknown. Many in Cleveland recognize the name of Robert Shaw, the long-time Cleveland Orchestra Chorus director and Cleveland Orchestra associate conductor, hired in 1956. His frequent song-writing partner, Alice Parker, has published over 500 titles, many of which are American folk tunes and hymns like our offertory. This 19 th Century hymn comes from the tradition of shape-note singing, which was particularly popular in Pennsylvania and the Ohio River Valley. Our service concludes with a traditional blessing, “Go forth into the world in peace.” With this benediction, the Chancel Choir concludes another season of music ministry. Summer services will feature soloists and small ensembles from our community. We give thanks for the gifts shared by the Chancel Choir. Amen! 
Thank you to our wonderful Chancel Choir.
Community Meal and Annual Meeting Next Sunday
June 9 | 11:15 am | Dowd Commons
No Community Meal this Sunday, June 2.
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.
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.
Our prayers are with Deni Horstman and her family. Her brother Douglas Ford Horstman, Jr., who died on July 11, 2018, was interred in the Columbarium on Sunday, May 26.

Este Pozza , Manager of Finance and Operations, is on vacation through June 7.
Melanie Marsh Baum has a family weekend.

Thank you to Dennis Matz for assuming the position of Interim Communications Manager, beginning June 1, as Lyn Tomaszewski finishes her time as Interim. A search to fill this position will be conducted later this year.

Tuesday Bible Study is taking a summer break. Watch for more information in the fall!

Happy Birthday
to Everyone Celebrating in June!

Please let us know if we have omitted your birthday.
Libby Acree-Smith
Violet Baum
Bob Bell
Justin Benoit
Otis Bevel
Malcolm Blake
Heidi Braun
Nikki Elliott Goins
James Elliott-Wallace
Arrah Enoh
Donald Goins
Kay Gordon
Gary Holbein
Mike Holmgren
Reander Howard
Kenyon Johnson
Marie Jones
Tristan Jones
Savanna Klein
Jonas Kucharski
Charlie Langmack
Liesl Langmack
Fred Mailey
Julie Mailey
Lauren Mailey
Midori Marsh
Pam McKinley
Abby Osgood
Jim Pennza
Patricia Putnam
Ken Rock
Mildred Russin
Norma Shuskey
Cheryl Spence
Emerson Stoneking
Winnie Urban
Pat Van Keuren
Reid Watson
Ann Williams
Tim Wood
Callie Young
 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
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
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 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.

2 pm Adam Jortner (Auburn University) - Lecture will be based on his 2019 audio book series entitled God and the Founding Fathers. This series of twelve lectures on the religions of Ben Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and others addresses longstanding myths and realities about faith and the American founding. 

8 pm Concert -   Our Native Daughters (featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Leyla McCalla and Amythyst Kiah). This concert is optional.
Music at Covenant
Tuesday Noon Concert  
June 11 | 12:05 pm
Juan Riveros, harp
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  
Free parking in the Covenant lot.
Fun in University Circle!
Hessler Street Fair
Saturday, June 1, 11 am to
Sunday, June 2, 9 pm
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. This family friendly event includes a homelessness simulation and is a safe way to learn about homelessness.
It will include plenty of security, restrooms, and food trucks.
11205 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106
Wheelchair accessible

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