The Covenant Courier “A caring and vital people of God”

The Covenant Courier
“A caring and vital people of God”
Volume XXXVI Issue No. 41
The Courier is published weekly by
Covenant Presbyterian Church
4600 48th Street at Salem
Lubbock, TX 79414
www.covenantpresbylbk.org
Phone: 806-792-6124
COVENANT STAFF
PASTOR:
Davis Borden Price
[email protected]
ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY AND
NEWSLETTER EDITOR:
November 12, 2014
OUR TURN AT FAMILY PROMISE
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday,
November 11, 12 & 13
Covenant’s next turn for Family Promise, the
homeless family support network, is Tuesday – Thursday,
November 11, 12 & 13. The Family
Promise guests -- parents and children
-- are temporarily without shelter and working to
regain self-sufficiency.
All slots are filled! Thank you!
Ask Ed George, Covenant’s coordinator for Family Promise.
Cathy Ballenger
[email protected]
MUSIC DIRECTOR
Jeff Delman
[email protected]
ORGANIST:
Brenda Ford
[email protected]
ren d a Ford
LOOKING AHEAD
AT COVENANT
Sunday, November 16
9:30 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Church school classes
11:00 a.m. Lord’s Day Worship
Monday, November 17
5:45 p.m. Covenant yoga
7:00 p.m. Night Circle
Tuesday, November 18
6:00 p.m. Cursillo Renewal
7:00 p.m. Scripture Reading
8:00 p.m. Centering Prayer
Wednesday, November 19
10:00 a.m. Morning Circle
6:45 p.m. Covenant Choir
rehearsal
Saturday, November 22
8:30 a.m. Stated Session mtg.
There are many things coming soon here at Covenant!
Be on the lookout on how you can help and/or participate!
⇒ Fair Trade Alternative Gift Market: Coor dinator
Lilla Jones has already posted signup sheets to ask for
your help with this annual market. There are many ways
to help, so check out the bulletin board! Sale to the public is Saturday,
December 6.
⇒ Setup of tables for the Market AND Advent Centers: Sunday,
November 23 after worship. This is a BIG job and we will need lots of
strong backs to get everything setup in the right places! Plan to stay after
worship to help with this project.
⇒ Advent begins on Sunday, November 30: Coor dinator Holly Hester
invites you to attend these intergenerational workshops each Sunday
during the church school hour during Advent. Different groups of the
church will provide breakfast each Sunday. Watch for ways to help!
⇒ Advent Taizé Sung Prayer Service: Sunday, December 7 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 23
Thanksgiving Sunday
9:30 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Church school classes
11:00 a.m. Lord’s Day Worship
ANNUAL WTOS FUNDRAISER—SUCCESS!
Covenant Presbyterian Church is one of the founders of West
Texas Organizing Strategy. Since 1999 when the organizing committee
was founded, WTOS has worked hard to improve the lives of families
in our city and the state. Through faith and action we are making a
difference by addressing social justice issues that affect our church families and the
community where we live.
We received $1,750 towar d our ad in the WTOS Community Sour cebook
and Reference Guide! Thank You for supporting our mission work at Covenant.
Janet Price
Welcome to our Covenant Household!
New members were recently received into membership of
Covenant by the Session and introduced in worship.
OUR MEMBERS
OUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
THOSE IN THE HOSPITAL
THOSE WHO MOURN
THOSE IN HOSPICE CARE
NOVEMBER CIRCLE MEETINGS
MORNING CIRCLE
Wednesday, November 19 at 10 a.m. at the church
with Dawn Kingsbery as hostess
All women are invited to attend for this time of bible study and fellowship.
You are invited!
NO MEN’S BREAKFAST
IN NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER
Watch for dates & times in 2015 and
join Clem Mancini and other Covenant
friends for a time of food and
fellowship!
NO LOAVES & FISHES
in November or December
Although the freezer is getting low on
ready-to-share meals, there will be some
new options very soon. We just are not
doing a cooking day. This ongoing
ministry of The Fellowship Committee provides these
meals for you to give to someone that needs it. Stop by
the freezer and pick out a meal for someone.
Doug & Sandy B. invite all
Covenant Family members
and friends to their home
for a
THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON
on Thursday, November 27th
We’ll try to eat about 12:30, but come anytime
after 11:00 for fellowship.
Feel free to bring your favorite Thanksgiving
dish, if you’d like.
COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
4600 48th Street at Salem
Lubbock, TX 79414-3567
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
U.S. POSTAGE PAID
PERMIT NO. 176
LUBBOCK, TEXAS
Next Deadline:
Tues., November 18, 2014
No Courier week of Thanksgiving
Our turn for Family Promise is
approaching!
♦ Look for ways to help in the many
upcoming things here at Covenant
♦
Search:
Covenant Presbyterian Lubbock
THIS SUNDAY AT COVENANT: NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Twelfth Lord’s Day of Kingdomtide
Stewardship 2015
11:00 AM. LORD’S DAY WORSHIP
SCRIPTURES
Old Testament Lesson
From the Psalter
Epistle Lesson
Gospel Lesson
Judges 4.1-10, 12-16
Psalm 123
1 Thessalonians 5.1-11
Matthew 25. 14-30
Practicing Generosity:
A Worthy Walk
SERMON:
“The Courage to Work or the Paralysis of Fear”
ANTHEM: “With Songs of Rejoicing” - J.S. Bach
The Covenant Choir
OFFERTORY: Josh Reynolds, vocal soloist
Layleader: Heath Morgan
Greeters: Allan MacKenzie & Mary Asbell
November Usher Captain: George Nelson
Sunday’s flowers will be given
to the Glory of God and in memory
of Hal M. Bateman by Marcy Bateman.
Pick up your pledge packets and other
information this Sunday. If you’d like
yours mailed to you, please call the
church office.
Return your pledge cards and gifts
of Time & Talent on Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 23.
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