March Issue of Covenant Presbyterian Church Courier

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The Last Word Page 11 Service Schedule Page 4 Covenant Happenings Page 2 Kid’s Korner Page 9 CPW Page 3 The Family, Events, and Ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springboro
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March 2013 Courier

Transcript of March Issue of Covenant Presbyterian Church Courier

  • The Last Word Page 11

    Service Schedule Page 4

    Covenant Happenings Page 2

    Kids Korner Page 9

    CPW

    Page 3

    The Family, Events, and Ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springboro

  • Its almost time for the big night! Come to Covenant on March 3 from 6-8 PM for good food and fun! The cost is $2.00 pp or $5.00 for a family. See you on the 3rd!

    The groundbreaking ceremony will take place between services on March 17. We will also have the drawing for the winner of the gas grill. What is the Giving Garden? you ask? Its Covenants own vegetable garden that is being started by the Thursday Night Small

    Group. This garden will provide fresh veggies that can be donated to local food

    pantries. We are selling raffle tickets for a brand new gas grill to raise funds for the garden. For $10 or 2 for $15 you can buy your tickets from Dave Payne, Mary White, Steve or Becky Hegwood, Diane Howard, and Tom or Loretta Sebastian. Support the

    Giving Garden and get your raffle ticket today!

    Join us for our

    Maundy Thursday

    service on March 28

    at 7PM. We will

    celebrate Holy

    Communion & learn

    more about the

    Last Supper.

    Join us on March 31 at 8:30 a.m. for our Annual Easter Brunch prepared by the women of Covenant. Food will be available between

    services as well. Kids, dont forget to bring a basket for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10:40

    Easter morning!!

    Join us on Good Friday, March 29,

    at 11:45 a.m. here at Covenant.

    We will walk through Springboro to

    the United Church of Christ. There

    will be transportation available back

    to Covenant.

  • will have their next meeting on March 26 at 1PM here at

    Covenant. We are currently studying Dispatches to Gods

    Household, the General Epistles. We welcome all

    women of Covenant to join us. Please

    see Barb Mourouzis if you have any questions.

    Join us on March 11 at 6:30p.m. as we discuss Lesson 7 in our study book,

    Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World. We meet in the small meeting room next to Kens office and always have great discussions.

    Join us and bring a friend!

  • Traditional Service Usher/Greeter (Carole Hepp) Jack & Charlotte McCarthy will usher during the month of March. Contemporary Service Usher/Greeter (Debbie Shear) The Lehman Family will usher during the month of March. Counters (Debbie Shear) 03 Dave Payne & Flossie Power 10 Jay White & Dave Siegler 17 Tim Knoth & Debbie Shear 24 Ken Shear & LeAnne Leahy 31 Bill Ilg & Tom Sebastian

    Childrens Church Pre/K (Yvonne Craycraft)

    Traditional 03 Erica Hicks 10 Erica Hicks 17 Erica Hicks 24 Erica Hicks 31 Erica Hicks

    Childrens Church Pre/K (Yvonne Craycraft)

    Contemporary 03 Yvonne Craycraft 10 Yvonne Craycraft 17 Yvonne Craycraft 24 Yvonne Craycraft 31 Yvonne Craycraft

    Childrens Church Traditional (Becky Hegwood) Grades 1-6 03 Loretta Sebastian 10 Loretta Sebastian 17 Loretta Sebastian 24 Loretta Sebastian 31 Loretta Sebastian Childrens Church Contemporary (Becky Hegwood) Grades 1-6 03 Alysia Fuchs 10 Alysia Fuchs 17 Alysia Fuchs 24 Alysia Fuchs 31 Alysia Fuchs

    Fellowship 03 TBD 10 TBD 17 Giving Garden Group 24 TBD 31 Easter Brunch

    Please advise the

    secretary if there

    are any volunteer

    changes. Thanks!

  • PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY NEWSPRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY NEWSPRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY NEWSPRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY NEWS

    We started making prayer shawls in 2006 and have given them to 73 Covenant members, non-members and relatives. We have very dedicated ladies

    spending time making beautiful shawls and I have been very proud of all we have accomplished. I have been chairman of this group since we first started

    and now we are going to have a new leader. Louise Winheim, a new member of the group, will take over as of March 1. We will still meet on the first Monday of each month and will continue to make beautiful shawls. I want to thank all of the ladies who have knitted, crocheted & quilted so we always had shawls to give.

    I will still be part of this group each month. - Flossie Power

    Our One Great Hour of Sharing gifts support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement, and community development that help people find safe refuge,

    start new lives and work together to strengthen their families and communities. We will receive this offering on Easter Sunday, March 31. We hope you will take the time to read the weekly inserts in your worship guides, starting this

    month, and to please give generously. Thank you.

    Candy is needed for the Easter Egg hunt on March 31. The candy should be wrapped and able to fit in a plastic egg! There will be a

    basket in the narthex for your donations. Thank you!

  • Sun Mon Tue

    Please email any updates and articles to the secretary at: [email protected] or call me at 937 748-0272.

    3 9:30 AM Traditional Worship

    & Childrens Church

    11:00 AM Contemporary Worship &

    Childrens Church

    6-8 PM Covenant Cook Off

    4 5-7:30 PM Weight Watchers

    6:30 PM Prayer Shawl

    5 7:00 AM Men at McDonalds

    6:15 PM Brownies #40913

    7:00 PM GS Troop #40900

    7:00 PM Outreach Ministries

    10 9:30 AM Traditional Worship

    & Childrens Church

    11:00 AM Contemporary Worship

    & Childrens Church

    6:30 PM Dave Ramsey FPU

    11 5-7:30 PM Weight Watchers

    6:30 PM Growing in Grace

    7:00 PM Youth Ministry

    12 7:00 AM Men at McDonalds

    6:00 PM GS Troop #31400

    6:30 PM Administration

    17 9:30 AM Traditional Worship

    & Childrens Church

    11:00 AM Contemporary Worship

    & Childrens Church

    6:30 PM Dave Ramsey FPU

    18 5-7:30 PM Weight Watchers

    19 7:00 AM Men at McDonalds

    6:30 PM Session

    6:15 PM Brownies #40913

    7:00 PM GS Troop #40900

    24/31 9:30 AM Traditional Worship

    & Childrens Church

    11:00 AM Contemporary Worship

    & Childrens Church

    6:30 PM Dave Ramsey FPU (3/24 only)

    25 5-7:30 PM Weight Watchers

    7:00 PM Deacons

    26 7:00 AM Men at McDonalds

    1:00 PM Amicae Circle

    Birthdays and Anniversaries are published with your

    permission only. In an effort to update our list, please notify the office of your families special dates, especially if you are new

    to our fellowship. We want to include you!

    8:30 AM on 3/31

    EASTER EGG HUNT

    10:40 AM 3/31

    Dont forget your basket!

    March BirthdaysMarch BirthdaysMarch BirthdaysMarch Birthdays 1 Ella Wentzel 2 Martha Ilg 5 Gordon Neumann 6 Tim Knoth 7 Charlotte McCarthy 9 Logan Payne 11 Maggie Hicks 12 Maryanna Catrine 19 Anita Edmiston 20 Barbara Richards 23 Amy Lehman Madison Caiarelli 25 Richard Petz Fred Richards 26 Isabella Butler 27 Becca Howard 29 Steve Axiotes 30 Michelle Teska 31 Frank Catrine, Sr.

    March AnniversariesMarch AnniversariesMarch AnniversariesMarch Anniversaries 2 Tim & Jen Knoth 3 Fred & Barbara Richards 16 Gordon & Melinda Neumann

  • Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

    1 2 8-9:30 AM Weight Watchers

    7:00 AM Men at McDonalds

    6:15 PM Brownies #40913

    7:00 PM GS Troop #40900

    7:00 PM Outreach Ministries

    6 10:00 AM Adult Bible Study

    6:45 PM Choir Practice

    8:00 PM Praise Band

    7 9:30-11:30 AM Weight Watchers

    8

    9 8-9:30 AM Weight Watchers

    7:00 AM Men at McDonalds

    6:00 PM GS Troop #31400

    6:30 PM Administration

    13 10:00 AM Adult Bible Study

    6:00 PM Adult Ministries

    6:45 PM Choir Practice

    8:00 PM Praise Band

    14 9:30-11:30 AM Weight Watchers

    6:30 PM GS Leaders

    15 16 8-9:30 AM Weight Watchers

    7:00 AM Men at McDonalds

    6:30 PM Session

    6:15 PM Brownies #40913

    7:00 PM GS Troop #40900

    20 10:00 AM Adult Bible Study

    6:45 PM Choir Practice

    8:00 PM Praise Band

    21 9:30-11:30 AM Weight Watchers

    1PM CPW Team

    22

    23 8-9:30 AM Weight Watchers

    7:00 AM Men at McDonalds

    1:00 PM Amicae Circle

    27 10:00 AM Adult Bible Study

    6:45 PM Choir Practice

    8:00 PM Praise Band

    28 9:30-11:30 AM Weight Watchers

    7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Svc.

    29 11:45 AM Cross Walk starts here at

    Covenant

    30 8-9:30 AM Weight Watchers

    before going to bed

  • January Year-to-date

    Financial Info

    Operating

    January Year-to-date Receipts 2013 $11,362 $11,362 Expenditures 2013 $12,384 $12,384 Balance in Reg. Operating Fund - $1,022 -$1,022

    Thank you for your gifts and continued support!

    Mortgage Reduction

    January Year-to-date Beg. Balance 01/01/13 $234 $234 Receipts 2013 $1,669 $1,669 Expenditures 2013 - $2,100 -$2,100 Difference -$197 -$197 Other Receipts: Per Capita paid by members $633 $633

    TELEPHONE MINISTRY Dont own a computer? Do you own one, but dont check your emails very often?

    Then join the Telephone Ministry. When important events happen here at Covenant, youll be able to stay up to date through phone calls instead of emails. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, contact Carole Hepp at (937) 748-0214.

    The Baptist Church and the SCAC (Springboro Community Assistance Center) currently support 30 backpacks for needy children. There are 370 more children who could benefit from these backpacks. They are filled with food to give to the children over the weekend.

    Please pick up a flyer on the table in the Worship Center to sponsor a child. $3.00 per week, $108.00 for a whole school year, $7.00 to purchase a backpack

    The SCAC is accepting food donations as well. Thank you for helping these children!

  • March ServicesMarch ServicesMarch ServicesMarch Services

    Office Hours

    The Pastors day off is Monday and the office is closed. Pastor Ken is here most mornings Tuesdays through Fridays. Frequently in the afternoons, he makes visits.

    Our secretary is generally in the office Tuesday through Friday from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Phone: (937) 748-0272 & (937) 748-4734 Fax: (937) 748-4734

    If you would like to have your concern lifted to the Lord through the Prayer Chain, contact Ken Howard (748-0272), or Debbie Shear ([email protected]/748-2809). Please pray for: All our women and men in the military. Mike and Ella Wentzel Margy Dunn Fred & Barb Richards Karen Ritzinger Bill and Bev Madison

    Church Staff Rev. Ken Howard Pastor Alysia Fuchs Youth Director Janet Wayne Church Secretary Kim Denney Music/Choir Director Susan Pfeiffer Pianist/Organist Vera Escott Treasurer Debbie Shear Financial Secretary Cams Cleaning Svc. Custodian

    Covenants Email Addresses [email protected] [email protected] www.covenantspringboro.com

    March 3 Be Careful!

    (I Corinthians 10:1-13) March 10 Its Just Not Fair!

    (Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32) March 17 Putting Faith into Practice

    (Philemon) March 24 Let the King of Glory Come In

    (Luke 19:28-44) March 28 Maundy Thursday Join us for

    worship, including communion, at 7:00 p.m. March 31 Hallelujah

    (I Corinthians 15:12-22) Easter Day join us

    for communion at both services

    Special DatesSpecial DatesSpecial DatesSpecial Dates March 01 - World Day of Prayer March 03 - Third Sunday in Lent March 10 - Fourth Sunday in Lent March 10 - Daylight Saving Time begins March 10 - Girl Scout Sunday March 17 - Fifth Sunday in Lent March 20 - First day of Spring March 24 - Palm Sunday March 28 - Maundy Thursday March 29 - Good Friday March 30 - Holy Saturday March 31 - Easter Sunday

  • Heres how Peter describes the church:

    But you are the chosen race, the Kings priests, the holy nation, Gods own

    people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God, who called you out of

    darkness into his own marvelous light. At one time you were not Gods people,

    but now you are his people; at one time you did not know Gods mercy, but now

    you have received his mercy. (1 Peter 2:9-10 [TEV])

    Thats who we are. Its a wonderful passage that not only describes who we are and but

    also describes what we are to be about. As recipients of Gods incredible grace made

    known through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we are, as Paul writes, to

    Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to his service and

    pleasing to him. This is the true worship you should offer. Do not conform

    yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by

    a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God

    what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect. (Romans 12:1-2 [TEV])

    Notice how Paul uses the singular word sacrifice. Its as if we, as the body of Christ,

    are to offer ourselves as one sacrifice, not many sacrifices, to God. Together we are the

    church, the family of God, and the priesthood of believers. We are giving ourselves in

    service to God who loves us unendingly.

    What a description of the church! We are busy people. We certainly have a lot on our

    plates with family, work, and play. But lets remember, in all our busyness, of the

    sacrifice Jesus made for us and how we can offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to him.

    Happy Easter!!

    Ken

  • Worship Guide Deadline By 9:00 a.m. on the Tuesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear in the worship guide.

    Courier Newsletter Deadline Mar. 20, 9:00 a.m. for the April edition. You may leave articles on the office desk or e-mail them to [email protected] Mens Fellowship Men meet weekly at McDonalds every Tuesday morning from 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Contact John Ritzinger (748-1437) if you have any questions. If youve never joined us, we would greatly welcome you!

    Administration Ministry Administration will meet on Mar. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Contact David Payne for questions. (513-836-3464) Personnel Ministry The next meeting will be on an as needed basis. Contact George Mourouzis, (748-3049) for questions.

    Adult Ministries meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Hegwood at (937) 885-1031. Session Session will meet on Mar. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Prayer Partners We have a vital prayer ministry here at Covenant. We have an electronic prayer chain for those who would prefer to be notified of needs as they arise via email. To get connected in prayer through the internet, email Debbie Shear ([email protected]). Outreach Ministry meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Susan Stewart for questions. (937-746-3343) Youth Ministry meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Erica Hicks for questions. (937-748-6352)

    Covenant Presbyterian Church 415 N. Main St.

    Springboro, OH 45066

    address correction requested

    Ken Howard Pastor

    Worship Services: 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service Childrens Church - Toddlers and children through 6th grade have age appropriate learning opportunities. Nursery - provided for ages 2 and under.

    www.covenantspringboro.com

    Covenant Presbyterian Church is called by God

    to construct and cultivate a community of God's people

    who celebrate and communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ.