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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