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Sunday, December 8 - Second Sunday of Advent: PEACE
8:30am New Day worship with Exodus & Celebration Choir
10:45am Traditional Worship with Celebration Choir & Middle School Bells
Scripture: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Matthew 3:1-12
Sermon: The Songs of Christmas, "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear"
Preacher: Charlie Berthoud
8:00-10:45am Bradfield Cafe Fellowship Time
8:30am New Day Contemporary Worship
9:40am Sunday School & Adult Education
10:30am Children's Celebration Choir Rehearsal
10:45am Traditional Worship
2:00pm Memorial Service
4:00pm Middle School Youth Connection
6:30pm High School Youth Connection
7:00pm Soul Sisters
2013 Silent Auction for the Guatemala Mission on Sunday, December 8
The auction is December 8 in the Narthex and proceeds will benefit all of our work in Guatemala - scholarships for needy elementary, junior high, high school and university students, the biofilter clean drinking water project, and our work with poor public schools lacking educational materials. The auction will feature handmade items from Guatemala, as well as those made by congregational members, and many other items suitable for Christmas gifts. The final viewing will be on Sunday, December 8. Bidding will close after the second service at Noon.
What is a Prayer Pal?
A Prayer Pal is a small stuffed animal given to Covenant members and friends who are hospitalized or in care facilities. The Prayer Pal includes a message that the Covenant congregation is praying for them. All congregation members are invited to donate a new stuffed animal the size of an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of paper for this new outreach project. Prayer Pals are being collected in the wagon outside of Donna Monson's office.
Christmas Joy Offering Received on Sunday, December 15
Each year before Christmas, Presbyterian congregations express profound appreciation for our clergy and other servants of the Church by receiving the Christmas Joy Offering. We honor our church leaders both for their faithfulness in tending to our spiritual needs and in recognition of their decision, in many cases, to answer the call to ministry rather than pursue a life of material comfort.
Family Christmas Carol Singing Time on Sunday, December 15
Join Molly Peterson as she leads everyone in Christmas carols on Sunday, December 15 from 10:00am to 10:30am. The 4th & 5th grade bell choir will share their musical talents.
Blood Pressure screenings will be offered following worship in the Parish Nurse office Sunday, December 15th.
Movin' To Bethlehem. Let's Go!
"I can do all things through God who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
The Health Cabinet has been promoting Covenant's Walking To Bethlehem, a program that with all of your help by walking, golfing, bicycling, running, roller blading, swimming or any other movement exercises that gets you from one place to another, will get us to Bethlehem (or farther) by Christmas.
This is an easy program in which all of us, young and old, can participate. All that is necessary is to complete the Exercise Activity Log. Pedometers are also available in both those locations if you would like to use a pedometer for walking. If you walk or bike to school complete the form for each day you walk or bike. If you run or bike for exercise, complete the form with each day's activity. If you've signed up for a fall exercise class (e.g., MSCR, UW Sports Medicine Fitness Class, etc.) use the time to miles conversion and complete the form. If you are turning over your garden this fall, use the time to miles conversion and complete the form.
Let's go! Add those activities up and submit them. Let's be there for the birth of Jesus!
Miles to Bethlehem: 6,300
Miles So Far Submitted:2,575
Miles Yet To Go: 3,725
Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
5:00pm Christmas Eve Pageant & Family Worship
8:00pm Traditional Christmas Eve Worship with musical prelude beginning at 7:30pm
Sermon: The Songs of Christmas, "Joy To The World"
Trash & Treasure is Coming in March
Now is a good time to start thinking about our annual church rummage sale known as "Trash & Treasure." This event is the only fundraising activity for our high school youth summer trips. The youth also donate 10% of net earnings to outside charities. The sale will be on Saturday, March 1. In-house donations will be accepted beginning on February 16.