Ushers: Evelyn Kimber, Anne Crane, Denice Thornhill
Reading from Scripture:
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
This Week at Covenant
BIBLE STUDY THIS SUNDAY: Join us in from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., no advanced preparation or knowledge required - stimulating discussion guaranteed! Second Floor, Williams Library.
KAREN HENRY IS PREACHING THIS WEEK: Many in our community know that Karen is a powerful writer, artist and speaker and we are delighted that she is willing to share her immense gifts with us this Sunday! Rob and Julie will both be away this Sunday (attending Julie's ordination service in New Jersey).
DID YOU MISS LAST WEEK'S RETREAT REGISTRATION DEADLINE? This coming week is the last week we can receive retreat registrations! We have a wonderful group signed up to join us and it is looking like a retreat not-to-be-missed! If you missed the deadline, you can still register online or at church there are paper registration forms in the back of the sanctuary.
NURSERY CARE FOR CHILDREN: Nursery Care is provided by our wonderful caregivers downstairs off of Bates Hall. Please ask an usher for directions if you need help finding it.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
"ALL AGES SUNDAY WORSHIP" ON SEPTEMBER 13: Sunday, September 13 is a special day when we anticipate welcoming many in our community back from their summertime adventures and for kicking off a new church-year at Covenant! On this Sunday, we will gather for a special All Ages Sunday, a multigenerational worship service at 10:30 am which will build creative, interactive and playful moments into our usual weekly worship service, making it a particularly meaningful service for children and adults alike. Our Worship and Music Committee and Children and Youth CE Committees have joined together to plan the service and they invite you to bring the children in your life and to join us for a joyful and rich day. After the service, there will be an Open House event to visit our nursery and Godly Play classroom and to learn more about our programs for children.
On the same Sunday, September 13, there will also be a special post-worship Adult Education session to learn more about Nicaragua and the country's current political and social context as we anticipate welcoming our Nicaraguan delegates the following week!
UPCOMING SUNDAYS AT COTC:
SUNDAY 9/6 Communion, Rev. Rob Mark preaching
SUNDAY 9/13 ALL AGES SUNDAY
SUNDAY 9/20 First Sunday with our sisters and brothers from Nicaragua, Communion
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS CHANGE: Please note that our weekly church office hours have now changed to Tuesday-Thursday, 9-5 pm. The church office will always be closed on Mondays and no staff will be reachable. On Fridays, Rob and Julie can be contacted. But our Church Administrator/ Building Manager Brian Reardon's hours have changed, so he will be reachable Tuesday to Thursday each week.