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Gathering This Sunday, April 14
Palm Sunday
When He Comes
Luke 19:36-48
Katie Kinnison preaching
 
Who do you see standing next to you in the crowd? Maybe it’s your sister who just got a life-threatening diagnosis. Maybe it’s a veteran whose PTSD is keeping him from being all the way alive. Maybe it’s a Trans youth who is living on the streets because her parents kicked her out of her home. Maybe it’s a Rohingyan survivor of genocide or an opioid addict who nearly died last night from an overdose. Maybe it is someone who appears to have it all who actually just wants to end it all.

And why are you there?

Jesus is coming into Jerusalem and a small crowd is gathering .   They have heard that a savior is coming, and oh dear God, they each need saving .
I invite you to bring the crowd this Sunday . Bring a name written on a piece of paper. Bring an image you’ve printed from the internet or ripped from a magazine. Bring as many as you’d like.

We will figure out what to do when Jesus rides in.

Yours on the journey,
Katie
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 $5. Register: http://tinyurl.com/tgigf2019 
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES AND EVENTS
April 14 - Palm Sunday Worship Services
   8:30 & 11am Jason Keefer, organist; Brass & Timpani; Campanile Handbell Choir 
   10am Gathering: The Rhythm of Holy Week
April 18 - Maundy Thursday
  7pm Taizé Worship Service, Tenebrae, Communion, Campanile Handbell Choir; Cora Kuyvenhoven, cello; Chancel Choir
April 19 - Good Friday
   9:30-11:30am TGIGF for children;  7pm Worship Service. Jason Keefer, organist; Handbell Ensemble 
April 20 - Easter Vigil, 8pm. Readings. Remembrance. Communion. Agape Dessert Feast. 
April 21 - Easter Worship Services
   8:30 & 11am Jason Keefer, organist; Brass Ensemble;   10am Gathering Celebration
April 28, 10am - More Easter Celebration & Children’s Egg Hunt
Need childcare for a church event?
Email Erin Wise to schedule: erinwise@covenantpcusa.org .
Listening for Life -
Workshopping Our Lives for Love’s Sake
Tuesday Nights during Lent: 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
Final: April 10. Dinner 6pm, 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 Preacher from the Pew tomorrow, April 10, is Emma Vazquez.
Please see our display in the hallway.
Parents' Night Out
Fri., April 12, 6-8:30pm (2nd Fri./month)
We host and feed children so their parents can go be grown-ups and play. Register by Tues., April 9 at http://tinyurl.com/covenantpno. Contact Erin Wise, erinwise@covenantpcusa.org.
Agora - where the community gathers!
Sun., April 14, 9:45am, Lounge
The Easter Story in Art. Louise Menor, docent from the Columbus Museum of Art, will present powerful images from art through the ages. Join us for a time of learning together.
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 in May. 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.
Lenten Booklets
Our Spiritual Development and Adult Learning commission has a Lenten gift for you: a booklet of Covenant offerings and opportunities, as well as all sorts of ideas for you to live into this Lenten season. Get a hard copy on the welcome table in the hall or download from our website .
Our Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile programs have been well underway.
Did you know we receive quarterly checks from Kroger and Amazon, thanks to you? Because you signed up for these programs, Covenant is seeing some financial rewards. If you haven't signed up yet, please consider doing so. More info is on our website and the welcome table. Thanks Covenant!
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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.