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This Sunday, April 7, 2019
5th Sunday in Lent / Communion Sunday / Bread for the World
Oh, That Guilty Feeling!
Don Hilkerbaumer preaching

Lent is a time for each of us to take a personal inventory of our lives. It’s a time for introspection and renewal. Yet this serious, personal, accounting of our souls is tempting to put off. Sometimes we are reluctant to face what we will find out if truth were told—even to ourselves. Are we good enough? Psalm 51 is an invitation to take that bold step to look at the whole story about us—and to find God’s Good News even in the messy, incomplete and fractured parts of our lives.
Join us for worship this Sunday during this Lenten journey to explore what it means to affirm that the cross of Jesus Christ provides us with God's forgiveness and restoration.
See you Sunday!
Don
Interim Pastor Approved
Excellent news! Session approved the Interim Search Committee's recommendation to hire Reverend Jeri-Lynne Bouterse as our Interim Pastor beginning May 1, 2019.

Jeri-Lynne brings so much to this position: an extensive background, impressive experience, and a deep desire to be with us on this part of our journey. She is currently finishing her Interim position at First Presbyterian Church in London, OH.

Covenant owes a big "thank you" to the Interim Search Committee, Beth Askue, Charlie Bergmann, Linda Billman, Rusty Miller, and Kim Halsey, for their quick and efficient work to name Jeri-Lynne as our Interim pastor.

Don Hilkerbaumer will continue as our Gap Pastor until Jeri-Lynne begins. (Here is a helpful hint: Bouterse rhymes with  routers .)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any Session member, the Interim Search Committee, Katie , or Don.
Bread for the World Offering of Letters
Sun., April 7, after all 3 worship services
Be part of a national effort to persuade our lawmakers to support global nutrition programs for children. Nutrition from the beginning of pregnancy to the 2nd birthday is critical to a child's health and future well-being. We’ll have letters urging legislators to support these programs for you to sign in the hall after services.
The After Party continues
The (Animal) Kingdom of God in the Middle Ages: The 12th Century Book of Beasts
Sun., April 7, 12:15pm, Lunch; 12:30pm Class, Lounge
Led by David Connolly. If you attended last Sunday, please read the handout. If you didn't attend, join us anyway. We’ll review so you can catch up. We’re exploring a strange blend of natural science, ancient folklore, and Christianity -- with pretty pictures!     
Support Survivors of Human Trafficking
Thur., April 4, 11am, meet at church parking lot (1st. Thur./Month)
Serve lunch at CATCH Court to women rebuilding their lives. Sign up at Mission & Social Concerns in the hall. Contact  Katie Kinnison Click here for more information .
5:30pm Spaghetti dinner; 7:00pm Performances.
  Dress rehearsal will be that morning 10am-12pm.
 Buy tickets at the door: $8 (10 & under $4) or call Betsy Sebastian 614-457-4383.
This is going to be a night to remember!
Listening for Life -
Workshopping Our Lives for Love’s Sake
Tuesday Nights during Lent thru April 9, 7–8:30pm, Lounge
You wonder what someone means when they say, “God called me.” How do you know if you're doing the work that is really yours to do? Come deepen and expand your ability to listen and the hear the Word of God through all the myriad of words around us, through the events that shape us, and through the images and impulses around us. Click here for more information.
Preacher from pew
Preacher from the Pew Series
Wednesdays thru April 10,
Supper 6-6:50pm, Lounge; Service 7pm Sanctuary
You are invited to our annual series where members will enlighten our Lenten season by presenting their journeys of faith. Meals will be soup, salad and bread. Click here to sign up to bring something for the meal.
Our Last Preacher from the Pew April 10 is Emma Vazquez.
 See our display in the hallway.
TGIGF (Thank God It’s Good Friday)
Fri., April 19, 9:30-11:30am
Children aren’t the only ones who wonder why this sad day is called good. We’ll talk about that, about how amazing and wonderful it is that nothing ever can stop God’s love. We’ll learn about this Holy Week and the story of Jesus’ loving and lovingg. We’ll make things, play games, eat hot cross buns and some other snacks and have a wonderful time. Cost is $5.
Becoming A Member of Covenant
O​n the second Sunday of each month, people may become new members at any of our three services (8:30, 10:00, 11:00). Brochures with details are on the welcome table and our website . Contact: Katie Kinnison .
Our Mission
Covenant Presbyterian Church is an open, accepting community awakening to God's life-giving love together.
Our Vision
Covenant Presbyterian Church glorifies God and builds relationships with Christ and each other through: worship that inspires, nurture that embraces, education that challenges,
fellowship that energizes, ministry that responds.