October 18th
Sunday, October 21
Worship at 10 am in the Sanctuary

Worship this Week: At the Table 
As we continue our sermon series about what we learn at God's table, we encounter a story from the gospel of Luke in which Jesus offers us alternatives to the table manners we typically teach and follow. How do Jesus's words and actions in Luke 7:36-50 instruct us in how to act and who to welcome at God's table? Amy Starr Redwine's sermon is titled "Table Manners" and the first lesson, read by lay worship leader Bob Ault, is Psalm 32.

Music Notes
This week in worship we welcome the voices of our children's choir and the resonant tones of the Beckwith Handbell Choir.

Children, Youth, and Families
Igniters (Grades K-5) will leave at 10:15 am for Youth Sunday prep.  Dwellers and Sowers (Middle and High School Youth) are encouraged to participate in worship. Complete the worship reflection and turn it into Kevin for a prize.

Covenant Commons, 11:30-12:30
This week we put our faith into action assembling hygiene kits for local mission agencies (see more information below).  Please bring travel size toiletries to help fill these kits or make a cash donation for purchased materials.  Suggested Items:  Shampoo,  Conditioner,Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Mouth Wash, Deodorant, Soap or Body Wash, Hand Sanitizer, Lotion;  Lip balm/chapstick;  menstruation pads or tampons.

Sunday Artist Series at 4 pm: presenting organist Dana Robinson from the University of Illinois. This is concert is being presented through a generous donation in memory of Phyllis Hackett.
Commitment to Give: Bring your 2019 commitment cards to worship this Sunday and turn them in during the offertory to participate in this year's generational challenge! Or make your commitment online by clicking here.

Estate Gift:  The trustees are pleased to share that the church recently received a generous bequest from the estate of Elizabeth Wolf (Betty), the late sister of member Sonia Golden. Gifts like these help support the church's endowment, which insures that present and future generations find at the Church of the Covenant meaning, solace, and inspiration to live our faith in Jesus Christ. If you are interested in naming the church in your estate, please contact Rev. Amy Starr Redwine, Martha Goble (President of the Society), or Este Pozza, Manager of Finance and Operations.

Church of the Covenant and John Hay High School  are going to the movies!

Join us on Wednesday, October 24th at 10:00 am for a FREE screening of The Hate U Give at the Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore in Euclid  (22624 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid, OH 44123). If you are interested in attending please email your RSVP to Kevin . After the movie, join the John Hay students 
for lunch and conversation in the Dowd Commons.

Trunk or Treat - Friday, October 26, 2018
Help us create this annual community event! We are looking for people to  help set up, cook and/or serve chili, decorate their cars and hand out candy, welcome guests and clean up. Each year we welcome over 300 guests into our parking lot for a time of community, connection, and fellowship. TRUNK or TREAT is on Friday, October, 26th from 6-8 pm

Please CLICK HERE to VOLUNTEER! For more information about volunteering please contact Barb Clint or Kevin Lowry.

Faith Formation
Covenant Commons

Every Sunday at 11:30 a.m. we gather in the Dowd Commons to explore what it means to live as Christ's disciples through community, expression, action and reflection. All are welcome to this intergenerational exploration of faith, fellowship, and service.
Sunday, October 21st

On the Third Sunday of each month we develop a faith-filled response to the needs of our neighborhood This month's intergenerational service project will be assembling 100 hygiene kits for local mission partners, such as: Cleveland School for the Arts, John Hay High School, and the Covenant Food Pantry. 

We are asking the congregation to donate travel size toiletries to help fill these kits or make a cash donation for purchased materials. 
We need:  Shampoo,  Conditioner,Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Mouth Wash, Deodorant, Soap or Body Wash, Hand Sanitizer, Lotion;  Lip balm/chapstick;  menstruation pads or tampons.

For more information about our weekly Covenant Commons series, 
contact Kevin or Amy!


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Rev. Amy Starr Redwine will facilitate 
a group discussion on Diana Butler Bass' book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks

Amy's discussion will focus on people's reflections of the book and how it ties in with our own religious and spiritual journeys. Attendees are encouraged to read the selected text beforehand, but it is not a requirement to attend. 

Copies of Grateful are available for purchase or loan in the Church Office or can be purchased on  Amazon.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

We provide the main dish and ask that you bring a side, salad, or dessert to share with the community.

There will be a short program on "Experiences from our Congregation." 

This meal is free and open to the public as we seek to meet our neighbors and be in community with one another.

Help us plan for the meal! Let Kevin know if you are planning to bring a side, salad, or dessert to the community meal.

Keepers - Ignitors - Dwellers - Sowers
For all new and returning children, youth, and families we ask that parents complete our online  enrollment form. This form will enable us to gather important information about your child(ren)'s needs and interests.


Every Sunday, we welcome our littlest kiddos (Infant-Pre-K) into our nursery for playtime and snack in our nursery located on the Lower Level of the Connection Center. 

Our Middle School and High School youth are encouraged to attend and participate in worship, each Sunday and complete and return a Worship Reflection to get prizes!

October 21st
Youth Choir singing in worship
IGNITERS  (Grades K-5) - Youth Sunday Prep (during worship)

Friday, October 26th
6-8pm - Trunk or Treat: All Ages Welcome!! 

October 28th
IGNITERS  (Grades K-5) - Music and Ministry: "Moses Leads God's People"
DWELLERS (Grades 6-8) - 12-2 pm Pizza and Pumpkins @ Fairmount 

For more information on Children, Youth and Family programs at Church of the Covenant, contact  Kevin Lowry , Interim Director of Student and Family Ministries.

Want to learn more about the Enneagram?
The  Enneagram  is an ancient personality typing system that can help you understand yourself and other people better, and further your spiritual self-discovery of revealing the person God created you to be. Join member Bill Braun and Rev. Amy Starr Redwine in an exploration of the Enneagram and what it can reveal about who you are and who you can be. Whether you are an  enneagram  novice or expert, we invite you to join the conversation. Contact Bill or Amy if you are interested in learning more.
In Our Church Family
We pray for  Judy Bourne, David Brown (Kitty Jarjisian's cousin), Kim Bergman, Kristy Burrus, Sylvia Clapp (Sandy Ammon's mother), Akeya Clark (Marie Jones's niece), Marlene & Paul Dirksen, Rob Engel and Lynne Hoffman-Engel, Marlene & William Finkenthal (David Finkenthal' s parents), Denise Horstman, Greg Madison, Barbara McGhee, Liam & Emilee Stewart (Mindy Stewart's nephew and sister), Jeanette Throne, June Tomko, 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; and those who have left prayer requests in our Carpenter's Box.

We Extend Our Sympathies to Peggy MacNaughton and family on the death of her husband Bob, who died Saturday, and to Ted Adams and family on the death of Jane, who died Monday. A service of witness to the resurrection for Jane Adams will be held at the church on Saturday at 11:30 am (with visitation beginning at 10:00). A service for Bob MacNaughton will be held at Lyons Chapel at Breckenridge Village on Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 pm.

Out of the Office: Melanie Marsh Baum is on maternity leave through December 9th.
Matthew Garrett and Michael Peters will be on vacation October 19th-22nd.

Thank You:  The Baums thank you for all of your prayers and well wishes. If you would like to support the family with a meal, please sign up using this  link .

Please send prayer requests to Amy Starr Redwine. 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
Member Spotlight

Thank you to Ken Jones & Susanne Carter for their beautiful preaching last Sunday, 
and to Quinn Redwine for serving as the lay worship leader. 

We would like to congratulate Carol Roe again on being honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at CWRU.

Notes from the Communications Manager - I'm looking for volunteers to take photos or video for special events at the church. I'm also looking for people who would like to be highlighted for Monday Member Spotlight. If you are interested in either, please contact Aisha Newton.

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.
Make Music with Us: The Covenant music ensembles (choir and handbells) are open to all volunteers seeking an opportunity for musical expression. Church membership is not required for participation. Students are welcome. Rehearsals are every Thursday at 6:30 pm for the Beckwith Handbell Choir and 7:30 pm for the Covenant Choir. If you are interested in joining any of these ensembles, please contact  Jonathan Moyer or   Matthew Garrett.

Tuesday Noon Organ Concerts
Tuesday, October 22, 12:05-12:45 pm
This week:  Jonathan Moyer. Feel free to bring a lunch or enjoy one of our delicious cookies at the conclusion of the concert. 

Friday Lunchtime Carillon Concerts
October 19, 12:15-12:45 pm
This week: George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur. 
 An All Italian Program to Celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month Music includes sonatas by Corelli and Scarlatti and Opera Arias by Bellini and Verdi.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic, and a friend. Free Parking. A tour of the tower is available following the concert. Printed programs are available in the boxes at the base of the tower.

The Church of the Covenant and the CWRU Music Department presents a unique collaboration program on November 9, 2018, celebrating significant anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice, and the 50th anniversary of the McGaffin Carillon. A highlight of the concert will be the world premiere of a commissioned work by composer David Childs in honor of these anniversaries. Dr. Childs will be present for the first public performances of the work and will speak about his composition on Sunday, November 11 at The Church of the Covenant. The program, titled Consolation, features musical settings of texts intended to console those suffering or those mourning the loss of loved ones. Performing ensembles include Case Concert Choir, Church of the Covenant Chancel Choir, and the Consolation Chamber Orchestra.Tickets for the 8 p.m. concert on November 9 may be purchased online here.
Community Events


$125 for one ticket or $225 for two tickets
Questions? Contact Renee Boykin or info@mahohio.org.

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