Chris Morck serves as Priest-in-Charge at Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford, MA. He and his spouse Trisha and two daughters Claire and Isabel are not only a God-Family-to-be of Rowen Mark, before coming to New Bedford, they served for 5 years as missioners through the Episcopal church in Quito, Ecuador. It is an honor to have Chris and his family with us this coming Sunday.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM FOR ROWEN ALEXANDER MARK:
We are very excited to celebrate this sacrament together and with Becky and Rob as they present their 4-month old for baptism this Sunday.
THE SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY is reading and discussing the New Testament letters in Peter I and Peter II. All are welcome to participate. We meet in the Williams Library, the second floor of the Parish House, at 9:15. In addition to the lively discussions, an extra benefit is on street parking for the early arrivals.
AMAZING NEWS about COTC's commitment to the greening of the sanctuary:
This week, COTC crossed the goal of meeting the $50,000 challenge grant that a church member had set for us. This virtually guarantees that the church will not have to tap its line of credit to fund this amazing project that virtually no one thought we could afford. But sometimes you step out on faith because you believe that God is leading you and God works in mysterious ways.
To date, almost 95% of the church members and friends have contributed or indicated that they intend to contribute. We have learned from previous fundraising that it is important that future foundations from whom we solicit know that 100% of our community contributed to this endeavor. If you have not yet contributed, please give whatever you can to be part of this community endeavor regardless of size. You can put a check in the offering plate, send a check to the church office, marked 'donation for sanctuary project,' or you can donate via PayPal on our website: http://www.cotcbos.org/sanctuary-renovation-donations.html.
Nursery Care is provided by our wonderful caregiver, Jamie Sinetar downstairs off of Bates Hall. Please ask an usher for directions if you need help finding it.
Upcoming Dates and Invitations
THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAYS:
Our Building Manager, Brian Reardon will be on leave until August 4 and during that time, please note that the church office will be closed on Mondays.
Sunday August 10: Telling Our Stories of Covenant, Noon-1pm. If you missed the last chance to share your story of Covenant, please join us for this second chance to gather in groups and tell us about your experience of this church and how it connects with your faith and life journey.
Sunday August 17: Farewell Potluck for Audrey Holt, our Young Adult Volunteer: All good things need to come to an end, and sadly we have to send off our dear Audrey on August 17. Following a proper commissioning during worship, join us by bringing something to eat as we do what we do so well - potluck it up and send Audrey off in food justice style!
Sunday August 17: Welcome Ministry and Ushers Training, Noon-1pm: Please join us for a time for us to go over together the role of usher and its vital place in the overall ministry of Covenant. New ushers are welcome! Consider joining us even if you are curious of what it might be like to usher.
To see our beautiful Tiffany decorated Sanctuary, please visit us Monday through Saturday 11am to 3pm, except on days when other events (such as weddings) are scheduled which precludes guests visiting.
Please note: The sanctuary will be closed on Saturday, July 12
We also invite you to join us on Sundays at 10:30am for our Worship Service.