WHAT`S HAPPENING AT COVENANT! - Covenant United Methodist
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT COVENANT!
Sun., November 24
Mon., November 25
Tues. November 26
Wed., November 27
United Methodist Student Day/Christ the
Choir Practice—Choir Room
Handbell Practice—Choir Room
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at St.
Thurs., November 28
Office closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Fri., November 29
Sat., November 30
No events scheduled
Sun., December 1
Choir Practice—Choir Room
Sunday Traditional Service: 8:30 am
Transistor Hearing Assist for worship--ask usher
After the service for refreshments in Fellowship Hall
Rides: Free transportation to and from all Covenant Events.
We wish no one to be left out…
Covenant will give you a lift.
So please call one day in advance to arrange a ride with Quality Cab
929-8888. Charge the ride to Covenant.
FOR THE CHILDREN! We offer Sunday School September-May.
Godsongs during the service.
Thank you to the United Methodist Women
for hosting Fellowship Hour today.
Our Mission is making disciples of Jesus Christ
We ask for prayers for health, wisdom, encouragement and
strength to beraised to God for the following in God’s name
we pray….as well as for all our unspoken prayer concerns…
Mason, Lydia, Cindy and Rob Paasch
Maura Daniels (Daughter—Bob O’Hagan)
Kris & Scott (children of Sandy Thern)
Feonia Lynch (Donna Depies)
Grandson (Dick Welch)
Aaron Sampson (Grandson of Nancy Miller)
Elisabeth (Granddaughter—Darci Moore)
Patricia Berry (Sister—Gary Miller)
Linda (Cousin—Nancy Miller)
Leroy (Brother—Nancy Miller)
Requesting a Pastoral Visit
If you are seeking a pastoral visit,
or if you know someone in need of a
pastoral visit, please contact the
church office. Perhaps you are shutin or know someone who is hospitalized. A call is all it takes to make
Michael aware of your needs.
November 24, 2013
PRAYERS FOR OUR TROOPS
Christian Education : Grades Pre K-5 and Youth Education: Grades 6-12
Nursery is available during 8:30 am worship and education times for children 0-4
years old. It is located on the lower level of the education building.
AnnaRose Austin and Karen Jewson
IMMANUEL TRINITY CHURCH (20 Wisconsin American Dr.) is
having an open house with tours of their new facility and a reception
December 1 from at 1:30 pm until 4:00 pm.
Ushers: Head Usher: Bill Kelley; Chuck & Sandy Kilmer and Linda Mielke
Designated: $6,615.50 Mission Pastor’s Goodwill: $220.78
Remember to return your food bag filled with nonperishable food items by November 24th or before.
Groceries will be given to the Fond du Lac Food Pantry
to help fill Thanksgiving baskets for the needy in our
Welcome to our services! Please take a moment to sign the attendance
pad at the end of the pew. We certainly hope you will find our worship
service to be an uplifting and pleasurable experience and that you will
worship with us again soon! Guests be sure to stop at the information
desk in the Narthex and receive a coffee cup and a newsletter. You are
invited for coffee after the service!
STAFF—Pastor: Rev. Michael Morning
Music Ministries, Helen Gilsdorf
Choir Director, Jennifer Jensen
Administrative Assistant : Linda Sperbeck; Custodian: Barb King
Christ the King/United Methodist Student Sunday
November 24, 2013
Ringing the Bell and Lighting the Candles
Welcome and Announcements
(Please sign the attendance pads.)
• Hymn #2272 (in supplement): “Holy Ground”
We are standing on holy ground, and I know that there are angels all around: let us praise
Jesus now; we are standing in his presence on holy ground.
• Call to Worship
L: Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
who has come to set the chosen people free.
P: The Lord has raised up for us a mighty Savior from the house of David.
L: Through the holy prophets,
God promised of old to save us from our enemies;
from the hands of all who hate us;
P: to show mercy to our forebears
and to remember the holy covenent.
L: This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham:
P: to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
free to worship without fear,
holy and righteous in the Lord’s sight, all the days of our lives.
Hymn #694: “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
A Time for Prayer
Hymn #347 “Spirit Song” verse 1
O let the Son of God enfold you with his Spirit and his love.
Let him fill your heart and satisfy your soul.
O let him have the things that hold you and
His spirit like a dove will descend upon your life and make you whole.
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs.
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill your lambs. (CCLI#1592322)
Anthem “Around the Table Gathering” C. Nygard
Hymn of Preparation #131: “We Gather Together”
Scripture Lesson Jeremiah 23:1-6
“Sweet Jesus” (Selah)
A Moment for Mission
(Today’s loose offering is for the ministry of United Methodist Student Sunday.
A little goes a long way.)
Offertory “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” Elvey/Kingyon Handbell Choir
• Doxology #95
• L: The Lord be with you.
Shoeboxes are due today!
Please keep the
children who will be receiving your gifts and
learning about God’s Son in your prayers.
Thank you for helping spread “good news of
great joy” (Luke 2:10) to children across the
P: And also with you.
L: Lift up your hearts.
P: We lift them up to the Lord.
L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
P: It is right to give thanks and praise.
We give thanks to you, O God, and bless your holy name. We give thanks for food
and shelter, and for leading us through difficult times and places. Now as we look
forward to Thanksgiving Day, we renew our vows to be faithful disciples of your
Son, Jesus Christ. These offerings we now dedicate, for they symbolize our loyalty
to Christ, our King. And remembering how he taught his disciples to pray, we
join in saying:
St. Paul’s Cathedral
The Lord’s Prayer
Those attending are asked to bring a
non-perishable food item.
Recessional Hymn #102: “Now Thank We All Our God”
Closing Hymn “A Closing Prayer”
The time has come, O Lord, for us to leave this place;
guide us and protect us and lead us in thy grace.
Wherever life may take us as we go our sep’rate ways,
help us share with others the things we’ve shared today.
May the peace of God the Father, and the love of Christ, His Son,
guide us in the days ahead and strengthen us, each one.
May the blessings of the spirit fill us from within;
God bless us and return us to this fellowship once again.
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“We Are So Blessed” Gaither
If you are…
1. BAKING COOKIES...BRING COOKIES TO THE
CHURCH 9:00-1:00 pm Saturday, December 15th. This
is when a large work bee will be held to identify each
batch of cookies and arrange them on holiday plates. If
theses hours are inconvenient, bring your cookies to the
kitchen Friday, December 13th 8:00 am-Noon. Make sure
your name is on your plate and the name of your cookie is
clearly marked; ie; “Buttery Spirtz” or “Raspberry
2. DECORATING A TABLE...Friday, December 13th until
3:00 pm or Saturday, December 14th 9:00 am-1:00 pm.
Your tables need to be completed by 1:00 pm when
cookies will be placed on them.
3. BRINGING IN HOLIDAY cookie plates...Friday,
December 13th 8:00 am-3:00 pm or Saturday, December
14th 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Make sure your name is on the plate.
4. SIGN UP TO HELP during the cookie walk.
Check your times on the clipboard in the narthex.
If there are cookies leftover after the cookie
walk, a cookie swap will be held for all those
who baked cookies or bars.
Response from the U.M.W. Circles has been enthusiastic to do a mountain
of holiday baking, so the Mission Committee (Sending Forth) will be
combining again with the United Methodist Women to bring you our
Seventh Sugarplum Cookie Walk. Our goal is to raise money for Gifts for
Families which supplements the Angel Tree with groceries and gifts.
This event will be held on Sunday, December 15th from 9:30 am-12:30 pm
in Fellowship Hall where dozens of Christmas confections will be displayed
on beautifully decorated candlelit tables, and sold to the public at a price per
We invite all ladies of the church to bake a batch or two of holiday cookies/
bars, or make candy for this special occasion. Men and children are also
invited to join in and make this a family project.
Sign-up sheets will be in the Narthex during the month of November, and
for more information, call Carol Sadler at 926-9878.
The Angel Tree is
up and ready in the
Squash, gourds and pumpkins from the altar will be available today.
See Carol Sadler after the service.