May 31
Sunday, June 3
 Worship at 10:00 am

This Sunday in worship we begin our summer sermon series, "Word." Each week during this series, we will hear a passage of scripture chosen by a member of our church family, who will then share with us how this particular scripture has been or become God's Word for them. This week, Jules Tryk, who is also our lay worship leader, will share how Numbers 6:24-26  has resonated in her life. Amy Starr Redwine's sermon will be on this same text and is titled, "The Places We Go."

Music Notes:  For the final Sunday of the choir season, the Covenant choir presents three diverse anthems. The first is a new anthem composed by Howard Helvey, organist/choir master of Calvary episcopal Church in Cincinnati, OH. Based on a text by Carl P. Daw, Jr., the anthem is "A Prayer for Clergy and Musicians" that poignantly reflects on the calling and challenges of church ministry. Troy Robertson's stirring anthem "In Meeting We Are Blessed" celebrates the community of the Church accompanied by the pulsating rhythms of the Djembe. Our service comes to a close with Peter C. Lutkin's famous choral benediction, "The Lord Bless You and Keep You." 

Children will remain in worship . They are welcome in the children's area at the front of the sanctuary and we have activity bags available in the narthex. 
In the Covenant Family

                       Happy Birthday to those celebrating in June
Libby Acree-Smith
Bob Bell
Justin Benoit
Otis Bevel
Malcolm Blake
Heidi Braun
Nikki Elliott
James Elliot Goins
Arrah Enoh
Donald Goins
Kay Gordon
Gary Holbein
Mike Holmgren
Reander Howard
Kenyon Johnson
Marie Jones
Tristan Jones
Savanna Klein
Les Knowlton
Jonas Kucharski
Charlie Langmack
Liesl Langmack
Fred Mailey
Lauren Mailey
Midori Marsh
Pam McKinley
Abby Osgood
Jim Pennza
Patricia Putnam
Ken Rock
Mildred Russin
Norma Shuskey
Cheryl Spence
Emerson Stoneking
Gwendolyn Urban
Pat Van Keuren
Reid Watson
Ann Williams
Tim Wood
Callie Young

                     Our apologies if we have missed your birthday! 
                     Please call the office at 216.421.0482 to let us know.

We pray for  Jane Adams, Judy Bourne, Akeya Clark (Marie Jones' niece), Connie Brand, Paul Dirksen, Marlene & William Finkenthal (David Finkenthal's parents), Chick Holtkamp, Stephanie Johnson, Paul Jokinen, Les Knowlton, Donald Lowry (Kevin Lowry's grandfather), Greg Madison, Elizabeth Mierke, Alex Peters, Ward Porch, Sue Salvator, Liam & Emilee Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew and sister), Gabriel (Jenny Conner's grand-nephew) and Ray Tomko & Helen Kawecki (Nick Tomko's grandparents). We pray for  those struggling with illness, convalescing, or homebound; the patients, family, and staff in our surrounding hospitals; and those who have placed prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box.

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
Outreach Opportunities

Bat Wings and Bell Tower! 
Specialized Help Needed for Covenant's 2018 Parade the Circle Entries!
In the spirit of "go big or go home," we've tackled a lot on the occasion of the McGaffin Carillon's 50 th anniversary weekend,  including committing to building a tower-shaped float surrounded by 47 wing-flapping bats! So if you're good with a hammer or saw...or would like to improve your skills...consider joining the crew who will be tackling this monumental tower float task!  We will be meeting with artistic/designer staff from the Cleveland Museum of Art the weekend of May 26 th and 27 th for advice on how to cost-effectively replicate our church tower wrapped in bells. Our very own "Tool Guy" Ed Laylin has agreed to help transform this idea into reality. If this seems like something you might enjoy helping with, contact Barb Clint either via phone/text (216-385-5114) or via email  and she'll fill you in on work dates and times.

Construction not your thing? Then we have a completely different opportunity for you: helping to make bat wings for all of our Parade participants. We are aiming to have at least 25 kids and 25 adults marching in Parade the Circle on Saturday, June 9th.  Parade marchers will wear black clothing (leggings, slacks, t-shirts) and custom-made wings. Rumor has it that we have a bat wing pattern from a prior year's entry, which we are tracking down. We will provide the fabric if you can provide your time and skills. Again, if you're interested, contact Barb Clint either via phone/text (216-385-5114) or via email.

2018 Habitat 5k Walk-Run-Mosey
Please consider joining us on Saturday, June 16th at Edgewater Park at 10am for the Habitat for Humanity 17th-Annual Walk/Run/Mosey.  There is a 5k route and a 1-mile fun route.  If you would like to join our group please click here This is a family-friendly, dog-friendly, and donut-friendly run/ walk /mosey (or come for fellowship and donuts!).  The  walk  is free, but all funds raised  will go to rehabbing a beautiful Habitat house in the Buckeye Neighborhood for a family.

The Deacons invite you to support Camp Kesem: 
Collecting items through June 17th.
Camp Kesem, a nationwide organization with student chapters on college campuses, provides free week-long summer camps for kids whose parents have or have had cancer. This year, the CWRU chapter will host campers from throughout northeast Ohio, ages six through eighteen. Visit the reception table after worship on Sundays to learn about how you can help provide supplies, or contact Matthew Garrett for details. 

Summer Desserts for Transplant House This summer, COTC is again working with our Mission Partners at Transplant House to provide Wednesday   night desserts for the residents and their families, in conjunction with Wade Oval Wednesdays. You can help by donating cash ($11 buys one quart of ice cream), or providing treats to serve 12 people. Sign up online here or in the church office. For more information, contact Mary Anne Bromelmeier.  

Church of the Covenant is a host site for the 2018 Common Ground Conversation
On one day,  Sunday, June 24, 2018, Common Ground will bring residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties together for a day of community conversation. This annual event brings people together around a common table in neighborhoods across our region. This year's theme is "Why Does Place Matter?" We will be asking questions about how we create community beyond the walls of the church and bring people together to support and nurture one another in our community of University Circle. Registration is open online here. For more information contact Melanie Marsh Baum. 

Attention Cookie Bakers! 
 We are in need of more cookies for our welcome bags. We are looking for bakers who can volunteer to bake one batch (6 dozen cookies) each for each of the Sundays in June. Please contact Melanie if your willing and able to help out. Thank you!

Spring Music Concerts  

June 1,  12:15-12:45pm
Bring a lunch, a lawn chair or blanket and a friend.  Pick up a program at the base of the tower or online. Attendance and parking are free .
This week: George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur
Belgian and Dutch Music
Friday carillon concerts continue through November 16

Tuesday, June 5, 12 noon 
This week: Eunjae Park

McGaffin Carillon 50th Anniversary Celebration: June 9-11

In 1966, when Mrs. Alexander McGaffin (Anne DeYoe), died, the chimes named for her late husband (played from the organ) needed repair or replacement. The 140-foot tower that Dr. McGaffin had hoped, when this building was dedicated in 1911, would hold a carillon remained empty. In Mrs. McGaffin's will was the leadership gift that enabled a carillon committee staffed by organist and choirmaster Henry Fusner to finally fill the tower with 47 bronze bells in 1968. The McGaffins' only child, Elizabeth McGaffin Ferries, was among the additional friends and relatives who provided the money.

Fusner had some fun with the big bell, weighing 2,800 pounds, before it was hoisted above, and taught onlookers how a carillonneur plays the batons and pedals with fists and feet from a "clavier" or keyboard, pulling wires connected to clappers that strike the bells.

Enjoy meeting Elizabeth McGaffin Ferries' children and grandchild at Friday's lunchtime concert and on Sunday, June 10, and come back after your Sunday lunch for a 1:15 talk and 2 p.m. concert and reception.

L ike The Alexander McGaffin Memorial Tower and Carillon on Facebook at  to see a daily countdown of historic and current photos.
Thank you, Covenant Choir!

  Over the summer months, the Covenant choir takes a little hiatus, giving us the opportunity to  enjoy the talents of solo musicians in our community. It also provides us a moment of gratitude for the many hours of commitment that each of our choir members (adults and children alike!) provide to us throughout the program season. Thank you all for your ministry and faithfulness.

If you have any information regarding congregation members please email the communication manager,  Aisha Newton. She would love to highlight them in the enewsletter or social media.

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