THE E-COURIER
NEWS & EVENTS
June 6-12, 2021
This Week at Christ Covenant
Worship on Sunday, June 6
We will have one worship service at 10:45 am. If you are unable to join us in person, we hope you will join us on the livestream. Children's programs are available for 0-4 years old. There are no children's programs during evening worship at this time.
Sunday Morning | 10:45 am

"The God Who Sees and Saves"
1 Samuel 1:1-2:11
Derek Wells
Sunday Evening| 6:00 pm

"Comfort in Afflictions"
2 Corinthians 1:1-7
Mike Kruger
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Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Rom 12:15
Sympathy to:
Friends and family of our long time church member, Martha Lee.
Patty Marion on the loss of her mother, Martha Holloway.
Kyle Rose on the loss of his mother, Margaret Gnau.
Carol Zachary on the loss of her sister, Maxine Palmer.
Prayer Guides
We hope you will take time to submit your confidential prayer requests either online at ChristCovenant.org/members/prayer or by email at prayer@christcovenant.org. Your pastors and staff are continually praying for you!

We have new prayer guides for your use that can be found at christcovenant.org/prayer. Each prayer guide is printable after downloading and can be found below.
Congregational Meeting is Sunday, June 6
Immediately Following Morning Worship
The Session has called a congregational meeting for the purpose of voting on officer candidates and returning sabbatical officers. It will be held today, Sunday, June 6, immediately following morning worship services. Please note that those who attend morning worship in-person on Sunday, June 6, will be voting on these nominees. We will not have online or advance voting available.

Biographies of each new candidate and officers returning from sabbatical are available for pick up outside the sanctuary doors, or you can click here for a downloadable and printable document of the officer candidates bios. These officer candidates have been nominated by members and are commended to you by the Session for congregational approval at the upcoming Congregational Meeting on June 6. Please pick up a brochure or see the document online to review the candidates in preparation to vote.

New candidates have successfully completed the leadership training class and passed written and oral exams. Returning sabbatical officer candidates, in addition to successfully completing the leadership training class, and written and oral exams at the time of their ordination, have been examined recently for their theological views and the condition of their personal and family lives.

We look forward to your participation in electing new officers.
Mask Sections Updated for June 6
What a blessing worshiping together on Sunday is. Our leadership continues to evaluate our needs in terms of mask-required and mask-optional sections. For this Sunday, June 6, our mask-required sections will be the back two sections colored in purple in the diagram below for the morning worship. The majority of the sanctuary is mask optional with no social distancing in place.
During evening worship there will no longer be a mask-required section. There should be adequate space for us to respect the needs of others. Please be considerate of those sitting around you who are wearing masks and prefer social distancing.
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Ministry Highlight: Our Deacons’ Offering
on Sunday, June 6
MNA Disaster Response
Mission to North America’s (MNA) Disaster Response allows Christ Covenant to partner with other churches in the PCA in both immediate and long-term outreach to those who are impacted by catastrophic damage caused by natural disasters or mass destruction in the US and Canada. This vital mission is accomplished through disaster preparedness awareness & training in advance of disaster events and by providing support in response to disaster events. Preparedness training is conducted regularly through local and PCA-wide events.

MNA Disaster Response provides support to PCA churches (households of faith) in disaster affected communities through a network of staff and volunteer damage assessment teams, first response teams, site managers, and key leaders. MNA recruits and mobilizes volunteers, receives and distributes supplies and equipment, brings awareness of specific needs, channels recovery funds, focuses prayer and provides spiritual encouragement to our PCA family and their communities.

Volunteers are needed to respond quickly in short-term and long-term recovery efforts after a disaster. They can help as general volunteers for an immediate response that can include tree and debris removal, chainsaw work, tarping roofs, handing out blankets and helping provide warm meals. Or as longer-term key leader/coordinators and site managers who assess needs for rebuilding and support for local congregations as they minister to their neighbors.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, volunteer registration is open every day all throughout the year. You can register at any time. To register, simply fill out the application at https://resources.pcamna.org. Whenever volunteers are needed members of the volunteer team are notified and details of the service opportunity are published at www.pcamna.org. Volunteer registration includes a background screening. This background screening does not commit the individual to serve but simply clears the individual to serve. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

No matter what our age or availability to be part of a volunteer team, everyone in our congregation can be involved by supporting disaster relief efforts with our prayers. Pray for the congregations in impacted communities. Pray for loving ministry to neighbors and opportunities for volunteers to share the gospel as they offer help in cleanup and rebuilding. Pray for God to use our disaster response for His glory. Pray for resources to meet the need for response no matter how many events may occur this year. Praise God for the ways He has used MNA’s Disaster Response to care for His children.

Our gifts today through the deacons’ offering will be put to work immediately to assure that MNA is able to respond as needed during hurricane season and well beyond. 100% of donations to MNA Disaster Relief are used for victim assistance.

To learn more, go to https://pcamna.org/disaster-response or contact our Outreach & Missions office.
Envision Capital Campaign
It’s not too late to turn in your pledge card for the Envision Capital Campaign! You can pick up either a booklet or a brochure and a pledge card to learn more about the many upgrades and changes we hope to accomplish through Envision! Both the booklet and the brochure have pledge cards that can be filled out and submitted. Pledge cards can be turned in at the offering boxes located inside the sanctuary at the main, south, north and main balcony exits. You can also make a pledge online at christcovenant.org/envision. We currently have 45% of family units participating and $683,177 pledges toward our goal of $1,500,000.
Ways to pray for Envision
We invite you to join us in praying for our upcoming Envision Capital Campaign. Here are specific ways you can join us in prayer:
  1. The Project – That we would be grateful to our God with what He gifts to us for Envision (I Corinthians 4:7).
  2. The Church – That we would be built up together as a body and that we would reach unity in the faith (Ephesians 4:12&13).
  3. The Mission – That we would see Envision as a means to help us in the Great Commission as we invite others to Christ and into life within our church family (Matthew 28:18-20).
Summer Online Sunday School
Begins Today, June 4
We gain encouragement and worthy models of faith when we look to those who have followed Christ before us. In June and July we will get to hear from our pastors about the lives of various Christian men and women and what we can learn from them today. The first summer online class is available now and is from our Senior Pastor Kevin DeYoung teaching on Bernard of Clairvaux. You can find this Sunday School class on our YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook page.
HisAbilities Event on June 19, 2021
Hey HisAbilities Friends! We are excited to invite you to a brief time to gather & visit with one another at Colonel Francis Beatty Park on Saturday, June 19, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in Shelter 2 next to the playgrounds. Ice cream and brownies will be provided. If you are able to join us, it would help to let us know by sending an RSVP to hisabilitiesrsvp@gmail.com.
Save the Date to Celebrate
Pastor Bernie Lawrence on June 27, 2021
We are excited to announce that we will be celebrating Pastor Bernie Lawrence on Sunday, June 27, during the evening worship service and having a reception for him immediately following worship in the Community Life Center (CLC). We hope you will save the date and make plans to celebrate Pastor Bernie Lawrence, who was our Senior Associate Pastor and who served Christ Covenant Church for thirty years.
Remember your Name Tag on Sundays
Name tags help us all to learn faces & names. Also, if a guest needs help or directions, they are more likely to ask someone wearing a name tag.

We hope you’ll remember to wear your name tags on Sundays! If you have lost yours, come to the information desk in the main lobby to request a new one. We are happy to help!
18/22 Summer Meetings
The 18/22 Summer meetings are a great opportunity for graduating seniors preparing to go to college, or current college students. It will help you grow in your intellectual understanding of Christianity for the purpose of strengthening your faith and exposing yourself to many of the doubts and challenges that you will face on the college campus. Join us every Monday at 7:00 pm in June & July at the Campus Outreach house as we read and discuss an exciting new book written for college students by Dr. Mike Kruger, Surviving Religion 101. Those who sign up by emailing Andrew Lingg at andrew.lingg@campusoutreach.org will get a free copy of the book!
Women’s Ministry
Morning Summer Bible Study | Samuel, Forerunner to the King
God called Samuel as prophet to bring His people out of the dark, chaotic time of the judges to establish a monarchy. Although an earthly king to rule under Him was part of God’s plan, the rebellious people demanded a king for the wrong reasons, rejecting God as their King. Samuel was used to prepare the Israelites to receive the anointed king, the throne and dynasty of King David. Through the line of David came the ultimate king, King Jesus.
As we study passages from 1&2 Samuel it can give encouragement, seeing God was still at work during a dark time in history to bring about His plan of salvation fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
We can evaluate our own lives - our loyalty and devotion to King Jesus. Does my life reflect that He is supreme ruler as my King, or have I placed other things on the throne in my life?
Join this Bible study on Tuesday Mornings, meeting June 8 - July 6, from 10:00-11:30am in the Community Life Center Chapel. This Bible study is free. Register today by clicking here.
Evening Summer Bible Study | Communicable Attributes of God
Please join us for a 6-week study of the communicable attributes of God…Those attributes that the Lord shares with human beings to at least some degree. For the months of June, July and August we will be sending out a 5 day devotional looking at a different attribute each week. Our Bible study teaching will center around the attribute that is being studied that week.
This study will be taught by a team of teachers. We look forward to a time of fellowship, delicious summer snacks, great teaching, and round table discussions. Please plan to join us and invite your friends!!

Dates for the classes are Tuesday Evenings June 8, 15, 29 and July 6, 13, & 20 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Community Life Center Rooms 1-4. The cost is free. You can register now for this Bible study by clicking here.
We're Hiring
Current opportunities at Christ Covenant include:

Pastor/Director of Youth Ministry


Covenant Day School is currently accepting applications for several new roles in both academic and administrative departments. To learn more or to apply online, click here.
Pastors' Blogs
Watching our Budget
Thank you for your tithes and gifts to all of the ministries of Christ Covenant.
You can give online by clicking here.
Please continue to pray for God’s provision throughout 2021.
This email is our e-Courier weekly newsletter, which complements with the printed copy, The Courier, which can be picked up on Sundays at the doors outside the sanctuary. After it goes out by email, it is made available on the News page of our website. On that page, you can read past versions of the newsletter as well as specific news items about our events in greater detail.
All are invited to join us for worship either in-person or on the livestream at 10:45 am each Sunday morning and at 6:00 pm each Sunday evening. The livestream can be found on our homepage ChristCovenant.org, Facebook, YouTube, or Vimeo