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World Communion Sunday,
To help us celebrate God's love for the world, we are gathering clothes from around the world and globes to display on October 4. Please bring in any items by Friday, October 2.
We will share communion together, as we give thanks for sisters and brothers around the world.
Parish Associate, Rev. Clara D. Thompson will preach on "Radical Hospitality," based on Isaiah 25:6-10 and Mark 8:1-10. We will be blessed with a variety of music from around the world in both services.
One World, One Sound Drum Circle
All ages are invited to celebrate World Communion Sunday with Elmore Lawson in South Bradfield Hall at 10:00am.
8:30am-11:00am Fellowship in Bradfield Cafe
9:00am New Day Worship
10:00am Drum Circle in South Bradfield
10:00am Adult Education Class
11:00am Traditional Worship
10:00am Drum Circle in South Bradfield
6:30pm High School Youth Connection
Peace & Global Witness Offering:
Opportunity to Help Syrian Refugees
On Sunday, October 4, we will be receiving the Peace & Global Witness of the Presbyterian Church USA. This offering enables the PC(USA) to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world. Each congregation can designate 25% of the offering taken for a specific global witness or peace organization. Our 25% will go to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) for Syrian refugee relief. PDA has been working since 2011 in responding to the needs of displaced Syrians and refugees, both with direct assistance in Syria as well as with other global religious partners. In addition, PDA is working with Church World Service to resettle Syrian refugees who are coming to the U.S. Please pray for all Syrian refugees and respond as a compassionate disciple of Christ to this opportunity! Visit here for more information on the crisis in Syria.
Annual Food Drive: October 2nd through 25th
Covenant's annual food drive in support of the Community Action Coalition of Southwestern Wisconsin ("CAC") will be held Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 25. We will once again be focusing on collecting canned proteins, canned fruit, and cereals, plus personal hygiene items.
Sabbath Mini-Retreat, "Belonging," Thursday, October 8th
"You belong." "To whom?" That is a question many people ask when we feel alone, isolated. Most of us know that feeling of being alone, isolated. It's not the same as choosing to be alone once in a while, or being independent at times. It's the feeling that no one is near, that no one remembers. And when we have that feeling, "To Whom?" becomes our lonely cry of distress and longing. Join us for the October Sabbath Mini-Retreat; practice making space in order to let your faith speak. Space is limited, sign-up by Sunday, October 4th to reserve your spot! Click here for more information.
Artist in Residence Begins on
Sunday, October 11th
Stop by the Artist-in-Residence Room C102 on Sunday, October 11 to meet Covenant's Artist-in-Residence Katherine Sinkewicz. Katherine will be working with Covenant's children and youth on Sunday mornings to create a four by seven foot mosaic of religious symbols. Her goals for her Artist-In-Residence position is for ALL ages and ability levels to collaborate together in creating a lasting work of art that will reflect the 'connection and community' at Covenant.
Congregational Meeting Sunday, October 25th
The Session has called a congregational meeting for Sunday, October 25th, at 10:00am for the purpose of electing Ruling Elders, Deacons and Congregational Representatives who will begin serving terms in 2016; and to elect members to serve on the Associate Pastor Nominating Committee. Please join us to affirm these folks in accepting their call to service.
All Saints Day
"That great cloud of witnesses beyond all time and space" are honored every year on All Saints' Day. Throughout the life of the church martyrs and non-martyrs have been remembered on special days. Early in our church history, these days were often closely connected to Easter; but, in 835CE they were combined into one common day and put on November 1st. Covenant will celebrate All Saints' Day on Sunday, November 1st at both worship services by celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion and sharing in the sacred reading of the names of our loved ones that have entered into their eternal joy this year. Those who we have commemorated with a white rose since last year's All Saints' Sunday will be included in the list; but you are encouraged to advise the church office of other loved ones from the past year you'd like included. Please let us know by Wednesday, October 28th at the church office (608) 233-6297 or e-mail us.
Covenant & Westminster Choirs To Sing Howard Goodall's,
"Eternal Light: A Requiem"
On Sunday, November 1st, at 3:00pm, Westminster Presbyterian Church will host a special choral "Service of Remembrance" featuring English composer Howard Goodall's, "Eternal Light: A Requiem." This work, which was completed and first presented in Summer 2008, weaves together beautiful melodies and masterful choral writing into a meaningful message for anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.
The choirs of Westminster and Covenant will join together in this choral offering that was chosen to amplify Westminster's centennial theme about the great "cloud of witnesses" that has gone on before us. The combined choirs and soloists will be accompanied by organ, piano, harp, and violin in this special service of remembrance.
Please reach out and invite your family, friends, and neighbors to share in this ministry to the greater Madison community by joining us for this special All Saint's Sunday experience.
Covenant To Host IHN Guests November 1st-8th
We will put the sign-up board in Bradfield Cafe starting Sunday, October 4th. This is our fourth and final hosting for the year. Covenant begins a new year of hosting IHN families, January 3rd-10th, 2016.
2016 IHN/The Road Home Schedule:
- January 3rd-10th
- May 22nd-29th
- July 3rd-10th
- November 6th-13th