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Sunday, October 28
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 strong words from Jesus in
about the invitation God extends to all people to join God's feast. How do you respond to God's open invitation? Who are you reluctant to invite in return? Amy Starr Redwine's sermon is titled "From God to You to...Who?"and the first lesson, read by lay worship leader John Starr, is
Felix Mendelssohn's (1809-1847) lovely chorale cantata, Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten, on the music and words of Georg Neumark's Trostlied (consolation song), will be heard throughout the service. An ever popular hymn, we are familiar with Catherine Winkworth's translation "If thou but suffer God to guide thee." Mendelssohn's admiration for J.S. Bach is evident in how the work is constructed, in four movements based on and around a chorale tune (one which Bach had used in several compositions). Mendelssohn treats the chorale tune in various ways. The first movement (our Introit) is the chorale presented plainly in four part harmony, the second (the Anthem), elegant counterpoint over a drawn out cantus firmus or tune of the chorale in the bass line. The third movement (the Offertory) features a soprano soloist alone, while the final movement (our closing Hymn) features a lively instrumental part, while the congregation and choir sing the melody of the chorale in unison. This work can also be heard on the Friday, Nov. 9 collaboration program, "Consolation," here at the Covenant.
Children, Youth, and Families
Igniters (Grades K-5) will leave after the food collection for Music and Ministry.
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 will discuss the book
by Diana Butler Bass. Join us for a conversation about Bass's latest book, which explores how gratitude can be a path to greater connection with God, with others, with the world, and with our own souls. You do not need to have read the book to join the conversation. All are welcome!
October 26, 6-8 pm
Help us create this annual community event! H
elp set up, cook and/or serve chili, decorate your cars and hand out candy, welcomeguests and clean up. Each year we welcome over 300 guests into our parking lot for a time of community, connection, and fellowship.
Food collection for the Covenant Food Pantry this
This Sunday the children will collect food and financial donations for our Covenant Food Pantry, open the last Wednesday and Friday of each month, Thursday afternoons in the Connection Center for students, and for emergencies. The pantry is in need of Spaghettios, pasta sauce,pasta,jelly/jam,peanut butter,chili(not pork & beans),corn-muffin mix, canned veggies, and fruit and pudding cups.
COMMUNITY - EXPRESSION - ACTION - REFLECTION
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.
THIS WEEK'S COVENANT COMMONS
Sunday, October 28th
MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION
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.
For more information about our weekly Covenant Commons series,
NEXT WEEK'S COVENANT COMMONS EVENT
Sunday, November 4, 2018
COMMUNITY MEAL: Taco Bar
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 featuring Collin Denbow,
speaking about his summer trip to Romania. 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.
CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILY
Keepers - Ignitors - Dwellers - Sowers
YOUR YOUTH OR CHILD(R
EN) FOR 2018-2019 CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY
For all new and returning children, youth, and families we ask that parents complete our online
. This form will enable us to gather important information about your child(ren)'s needs and interests.
OCTOBER CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
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.
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!
Friday, October 26th
6-8pm - Trunk or Treat: All Ages Welcome!!
(Grades K-5) - Music and Ministry: "Moses Leads God's People"
DWELLERS (Grades 6-8) - 12-2 pm Pizza and Pumpkins @ Fairmount
Generosity Across Generations:
Thank you to everyone who made their 2019 financial commitment to the church by October 21 as part of the generational challenge. We are still tallying up the totals for each generation and will report back. In the meantime, thank you for helping us already reach more than 50% of our commitment goal! If you have not yet made your commitment, fill out a yellow card, call the church office, or pledge online at covenantweb.org/give. Thank you!
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.
Happy Birthday to those celebrating in November!
Our apologies if we have missed your birthday!
Please call the office at 216.421.0482 to let us know.
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), 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, 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 John Orlock and Harriet Wadsworth and their family on the death of John's sister Vera Orlock, who died in Tallahassee, Florida, on October 18.
Out of the Office: Melanie Marsh Baum is on maternity leave through December 9th.
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
Office Swapping: Aisha Newton, Communications Manager, and the music staff have switch offices. Please note these new phone extensions: x225 will ring Aisha and x223 will ring the music staff.
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
Thank you to John Hays High School for joining us for a movie screening
and discussion of The Hate U Give.
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,
She would love to highlight them in the enewsletter or social media.
Tuesday Noon Organ Concerts
Tuesday, October 30, 12:05-12:45 pm
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 26, 12:15-12:45 pm
This week: George Leggiero, University Circle Carillonneur.
Music includes three English folk tunes (the fisherman, the vicar, and the miller make an appearance), as well as Mr. Leggiero's arrangement of Tchaikovsky's October, Autumn Song. There are also carillon works by Arthur Lynds Bigelow and Geo Clement.
The Clavierübung III (complete)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Jonathan Moyer in concert this
Sunday, October 28, 6:30pm
Oberlin Conservatory, Warner Concert Hall
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.
Join us on Saturday, November 3rd, 9am-1pm & Sunday, November 4th, 10am-1pm at The Gathering Place Warehouse Home Furnishings Sale.
We have lovely furniture and decorative accessories. Many items are 20-50% off. The warehouse is located at 4911 Commerce Parkway, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128.
Proceeds from warehouse sales help The Gathering Place provide free programs and services to people currently coping with the impact of cancer. For more information and to see more items for sale, visit
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