THE E-COURIER
NEWS & EVENTS
October 17-23, 2021
This Week at Christ Covenant
We will have one morning worship service at 10:45 am.
If you are unable to join us in person, we hope you will join us on the livestream.
Sunday Morning | 10:45 am

"Water and Worship"
Genesis 26:1-35
Kevin DeYoung
Sunday Evening| 6:00 pm

"Do Not Be Unequally Yoked"
2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1
Kevin DeYoung
To download and/or print the bulletin for worship this Sunday,
click on one of the boxes below or click here.
Christ Covenant is now on Spotify!
We will be using Spotify to make a playlist of some of the songs we will be singing during Sunday worship. This is a great way for all of us - young and old - to be able to learn songs we sing together in worship. You can find this week's playlist by clicking here. You'll need a Spotify account to log in if you do not have one. Spotify is a resource to play and share music on various digital devices, and we hope you'll enjoy this added feature.
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.
Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Rom 12:15
Sympathy to:
Vicki Evans on the loss of her sister, Alex Christie.
Children’s Programs Available
During Faithful Conference
November 13-14
We have free children’s programs on Saturday night for ages 4 months - 5th grade. All children’s programs on Sunday morning & Sunday evening will operate as normal. To register your child(ren) for Saturday night’s activities, register at faithfulconference.org.

Our Faithful Conference is November 13 - 14, 2021 in our worship center. Our special guest speaker is William Taylor from St. Helen’s Church in London, England. The conference is free. When you register to attend, you will receive a $10 off coupon for the Faithful bookstore, which is hosted by the 10 of Those bookstore! Register today at faithfulconference.org!
Monthly Day of Prayer
Tuesday, October 26
All are invited to participate in the Monthly Day of Prayer on Tuesday, October 26. There are two ways you can participate. One is to come in-person for your prayer time to room 105 in the worship center anytime between 7:30 am - 9:00 pm. Prayer guides are provided for you in the prayer room. Another option is to pick a time slot and pray where you are, whether that’s at home or at work. The day is divided into 30-minute segments for individuals to sign up and pray for supported workers and for the needs of the congregation. You can select the time that best fits your schedule by clicking here. We also hope you will take time to submit your confidential prayer requests either online by clicking here or by email at prayer@christcovenant.org. Prayer cards may be found in the pews and may be turned in at one of the offering boxes located inside the sanctuary by the main exits. Your pastors and staff are continually praying for you!
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
Saturday, November 6
All men are invited to attend the Ministry to Men Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 7:00 am - 8:30 am at Stack’s Kitchen on Monroe Road. Come for food and fellowship with your brothers in Christ. Sign up today by clicking here. Spots are limited.
“Surviving the Holidays” - Support Groups
Special Event on November 6
Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed because of a death or a divorce? “Surviving the Holidays” is a 2-hour seminar starting at 10:00 am on November 6. This short event includes a video, sharing time, and a ‘Survival Guide’ filled with tips and encouragement for managing the holidays. You’ll be welcomed by warm, caring people who understand what you are going through and who want to help.

These special sessions are open to non-members, friends, and family and are a good introduction to the Support Group ministries.

To find out more and sign up for DivorceCare Surviving the Holidays, go to Surviving the Holidays - DivorceCare at https://www.divorcecare.org/holidays or contact John Ramseur at jdramseur@gmail.com.

To find out more and sign up for GriefShare Surviving the Holidays, go to Surviving the Holidays - GriefShare at https://www.griefshare.org/holidays or contact John Ramseur at jdramseur@gmail.com.
Save the Date!
Sunday evening, December 12
Save the date to celebrate Christ Covenant Church being a particularized church in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) for 40 years and having a beautiful church here in Matthews for 25 years! Sunday, December 12 during and after the evening worship service is when we will celebrate, so mark you calendars now!
Struggling with Porn?
Christ Covenant’s Set Free Ministry endeavors to walk alongside individuals and families impacted by issues related to sexual sin. We offer resources, teaching sessions and accountability groups for strugglers and their loved ones. In October, Set Free’s ministry to men will begin a series of meetings to start the process of recovery from pornography. Interested? Send an email to SetFree@Christcovenant.org to get more information.
Audio/Visual Volunteers Needed
Do you like music and film? Do you enjoy working with technology, or seeing behind the scenes? We would love to have you volunteer as part of the Audiovisual Tech Team on Sundays! You’ll be trained on how to run sound, set up mics and cables, run the lights and camera system for the livestream, and more. Being responsible for the production side of the service, our goal is to assist in bringing the Word of God to the church with clarity and excellence. If the sound is cutting in and out and the camera angles are weird, it becomes a distraction from worship. However, when done well, technology enhances the worship service and plays an integral part of discipleship.

You don’t need to have any prior experience in this field to serve with us; we will get you up to speed on everything you need to know. If interested, please contact Asher Pope at audiovisual@christcovenant.org. We are eager to add to the team and look forward to hearing from you!
Homeschooling Covenant Children
Homeschooling Covenant Children is dedicated to supporting and encouraging families at Christ Covenant Church in their homeschooling journey through fellowship and resource sharing. There are support meetings scheduled throughout the school year for moms as well as gatherings for the whole family. Please contact Charity Decker at charityldecker@gmail.com or 704-231-5210 to be included on our email list. It’s a great way to connect! You may also connect with us on Facebook at Homeschooling Covenant Children.
70% By September 
Build With Us Brick By Brick!
Pick Up An Envision Bookmark on Sunday
We are hoping to have 100% of the congregation participate in the Envision capital campaign. We are currently at 67%. It’s not too late to turn in your pledge card for the Envision capital campaign! Pledge cards and information about the many upgrades and changes we hope to accomplish through Envision can be found in the brochures and booklets in the worship center and online. You can also make a pledge online at christcovenant.org/envision. We currently have 62% of families participating and $918,461 pledges toward our goal of $1,500,000.
Pastors' Blogs
Employment Opportunities
Current opportunities at Christ Covenant include:
• Facilities Maintenance (full-time)
Covenant Day School is hiring for various positions. Details can be found at https://www.covenantday.org/about-us/employment
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