Cast of the Re-telling the Christmas Story- Isaac Boros, Julia Boros, Hillary Mull, Aron Boros, Owen Griffin, Rowen Mark, Rob Mark, Becky Evans, Kathy Bull, Jessica Ciottoni, Hope Seggelink, Ed James, Julie Rogers
Childcare Provider- Kathy Bull
Sexton- Fred Lopes
Usher Coordinator- Denice Thornhill
Readings from Scripture:
2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16
Luke 1: 26-38
This Sunday at Covenant
CHRISTMAS CAROL SING AFTER WORSHIP: After worship, from roughly 12-12:30, we will gather in the sanctuary to sing sacred and secular Christmas favorites!
FINAL CALL: A NEW DIRECTORY IS IN THE WORKS! It is almost time to publish a new resource with the contact information for those in our faith community. If you haven't already checked a draft directory, you can email Julie Rogers at Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that your listing in complete and up to date.
ADVENT DEVOTIONAL BOOKLET AND BROCHURE:A brochure will be available in the back of the sanctuary which lists all the worship opportunities and offerings for the Advent season. You can also view this brochure electronically by clicking here. You can also pick up a copy of our Advent Devotional Booklet created by our own Nancy Hollomon on behalf of the Worship and Music Committee in the back of the sanctuary this Sunday!
LARGE PRINT BULLETINS NOW AVAILABLE: Large print bulletins will be available for our Sunday worship services. Please see an usher if you would like one!
BIBLE STUDY 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Second Floor, Williams Library.
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 Dates and Invitations
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS:
Join us at 7:00 pm this Wednesday, December 24 for our traditional candlelight service of Lessons and Carols!
BUILDING THE CRECHE TOGETHER:
As is our custom at COTC, each year we as a community build the nativity scene during our Christmas Eve service to powerfully symbolize the importance of community and the truth that we are all called to be a part of welcoming Christ Emmanuel into our world. At specific points in our Christmas Eve service we will be invigted to come forward during the singing of specific carols carrying figures forward. While we have collected a wide array of nativity figurines from around the world here at Covenant, we also welcome you to bring along your own figures (to be taken back home with you after the service). Kids are welcome to bring favorite teddys/ animals! And remember also to bring along a bell or keys to chime during the singing of Joy to the World
THIS YEAR'S CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING WILL BE GOING TO "LOVIN' SPOONFULS":
Did you know that 40 % of all food produced in America goes to waste? Lovin' Spoonfuls is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to food rescue. They pick up wholesome, fresh food that would otherwise be thrown away from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmers markets, and distribute it to community non-profits that feed Greater Boston's hungry. They also started delivering orders from the Greater Boston Food Bank to Women's Lunch Place after GBFB changed their delivery policy. Our Christmas Eve offering will help keep their trucks on the road, keeping fresh food out of the landfill and bringing it to those who need it most.
DID YOU MISS THE DECEMBER 14 SPECIAL MUSIC SUNDAY, "JOURNEYS OF PEACE"? Have no fear! The program is recorded on our website. Visit our choir page here to listen to this and other music by our own Covenant choir. http://www.cotcbos.org/choir.html