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  • PRESBYTERIAN

    CHURCH OF THE COVENANT

    2850 FAIRVIEW ROAD

    COSTA MESA, CA 92626 (714)557-3340

    Join our email list! Get the Covenant Call delivered to your email, or visit us online at

    WWW.PCCOV.ORG

    Printed copies of the Covenant Call will be available on a limited basis..

    September 2016

    Sermon Calendar 3

    Children’s Ministries 4

    Upcoming Events 5

    Birthdays & Anniversaries 6

    Rummage Sale 7

    Clothes 4 Cash Drive 11

    By The Way 2

    The Kids Korner 8 & 9

    Devotional — Communion On the Moon

    12

    September Cal-endar of Events 18

    Letter from the Editor 19

    PRESBYTERIAN

    CHURCH OF THE COVENANT

    2850 FAIRVIEW ROAD

    COSTA MESA, CA 92626 (714)557-3340

    PCC ALL CHURCH

    September 11 PiCniC activities will begin following the worship

    Service, (Approximately 11:30am).

    4 Game Activities Lunch will be Hot Dogs, Chips, Potato Salad & Watermelon Bounce House for Kids Arts and Crafts Table Popcorn

    $3.00 per person $10.00 maximum per family Tickets available on the day of the event Join us for a Great Time of Food, Fellowship and Fun!

  • T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    P A G E 2 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6

    By the Way….

    We are here to lead people to Christ and to help them become His disciples.

    GROW WORSHIP

    SERVE

    Aswe begin the Fall season, this year seems a bit heavier and concern abounds in our everydayconversations,orso itseemstome. Perhaps it isbecauseweare inthewakeofsomanychangesthathavetakenplacearoundusandsomuchuncertaintyjustahead.Aswearelivinginsuchadynamic,fluidcontextandaswecometothenationalelectionsahead,wemustbeclearastowhowearewhichisdeterminedbythevaluesatourcore.Withthatinmind,Iwanttospendtimeinworshipthisfallcallingustowhoweare,whoseweareandhowwecanlivefaithfullivesinresponsetoJesusChrist.TheacceleratingoftimeandeventshasbeenquitearevelationtomeasInowam68plusyearsintothings.RecentlyIhavedonemuchthinkingaboutthosecoreissueswhichneednowtobeverycleartomewitheverythingshiftingaroundme.Ihavebeenreadingabookwrittenbyafriendofmanyyearswhousesthemetaphorofthefamedexpeditions ofMeriwetherLewis andWilliamClarkand the expansionof theUnitedStates to thewest.Astheysetoutontheirjourney,theyhadaplanandcertainexpectations,manyofwhichweremet.Buttherewereobviouslymanythatwerenotatallintheirplans.TheyhadpreparedtohikeandcanoetheirwaytothePacificOceanandaftermonthsoftraversingtheMidwest,onemorningtheyawoketo thestunningsightof theRockyMountains! This sky‐reachingsetofpeakshadnotbeenontheirmapsandnowtheywerepresentedwithachoice.Shouldtheyturnbackandcallitaday?Shouldtheystopanddigin,guardagainstwhomightbeafterthem?Shouldtheytrytopitifullyforgeaheadusingthesamestrategythatbroughtthemtothispoint?Or….Shouldtheycreateanewplan to adjust to theunexpected reality before them? Weall knowwhat theydid and it broughtthemandthegrowingrepublicthelandswenowoccupy.LewisandClarkregroupedandwereabletorealigntheirplansbecausetheyknewwhotheywere,whohadsent themandhowgrandthepurposewasbehindwhat theyweredoing. Ourtimesaresimilarandourtask isevengreater. Ihopeyouwillwantto joinus inworshipand inoneofourmany studies aswe clarify our values,whatwe holdmost dear, and aswe continue to build thefellowshipofthebodyofChristwhichgathershereatPCC.Whatwefaceisnot“onourmaps.”Wecould not have imagined these times. But the one unchanging reality that holds in the face ofanythingthatcanemergeisthatGodiswithus,infactsentHisonlySontodieonourbehalfthatwemightloveGodandotherswithholyabandon.Godhasbeenkindtothiscongregationoverthemanyyearsofourhistoryandnowwearetakinginthosemanyblessings.IlookforwardtosharingHisgraciousnesswithyouoverthecomingprogramyear.Weareinthisandaswehavecoveredmuchgroundtogether,Ilookforwardtocoveringourdestinedfuturewithyou.Seeyouinchurch! Pastor Tim McCalmont

  • T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    P A G E 3 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6

    WORSHIPLEADSUSTOFOLLOWJESUSSeptemberisalwaysamonththatreturnsustoourmoreroutinelives.Inthemidstofthereturnto

    theroutine,wewillbelookingforhowfollowourSaviorinthecontemporaryhappeningsofourworld.FollowingtheSundayofLaborDayweekend,ourParishAssociateSharonYagerlenerwillbringoursum‐merworshiptoaclose,September11,PastorTimwillbeginanewseries,FollowingJesusinToday’sAmerica,consideringourresponsetothecallofGodinthefaceofaverydifferentandchangingsocietyaroundus.ThechoirreturnsthatSundayaswell,tojoinourgiftedband,andnewopportunitiesinwor‐shipforusallwillopen.WeevenwillbecelebratingwithourannualpicnicfollowingworshiponthatopeningSunday.

    September4 SharonYagerlenerpreaching Text: IITimothy4:6‐8 Theme: “ToFollowJesus” Communionwillbeserved FollowingJesusinToday’sAmericaSeptember11 TheGodWeServe Text: Colossians1:15‐23 Theme: Godshowsushowtoliveandthrive

    AnnualChurchPicnictofollowworship September18 YouAreGod’sBeloved

    Text: Romans1:16‐23;3:21‐24 Theme: YouareGod’sbelovedandGodhasmadeawaybacktoHim September25 WhereWeLiveandWhatItMeans Text: Luke10:25‐37

    Theme: AllowingwhoweareinChristtodetermineourpathratherthanwhereweareJoinusforgreatsingingandworship,prayerstogetherandcaringfellowshipthatmarksthebody

    ofChristatPCC.MusicissuchapartofwhoweareasweliftourheartstoChristeachweek,aswere‐memberGod’sgreatgiftandaswewelcomenewfriendsintoourfellowship.ComeandbringafriendorafamilymemberwithyoutoexperiencethewarmpresenceofourgraciousGod.

  • P A G E 4 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6

    Where kids will GROW and LEARN to SERVE and LOVE GOD!

    CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES AT PCC

    T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    Sunday School Messy Church

    Trunk or Treat is always such a GREAT event for our children and families! My team could use any and all hands on deck for this great event! If you are able to help volunteer or would like to work behind the scenes for this special event– please let me know. ([email protected]) In year’s past we have done a lot of prep work to make this event a huge success, so we anticipate it going off without a hitch again this year! Trunk or Treat will be held on Saturday, October 29th– so please begin planning your TRUNKS and COSTUMES… and don’t forget to pray about where you might be able to serve for this fun family event!

    Messy Church, held on July 31st, was a HUGE success. The children had so much fun working their ways through a messy obstacle and learning that even through life’s difficult and some times

    “messy” moments, Jesus is always there for us.

    TRUNK OR TREAT!

    This September we will be kicking off the next series in our curriculum called TruStory. TruStory reveals God’s incredi-ble plan to elementary-age children and invites them to be a part of it! We are excited to begin this new series and can’t wait share it with our kids.

  • T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

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    [email protected]!Saturdaynight,September10th‐

    AfewticketsmaystillbeavailableonSundayfollowingworshipintheFellowshipHall.

    Joinusforafunnightofbaseball,fellowshipandfireworksastheAngelstakeontheTexasRangers!WewillmeetundertheBigAbeneaththe“PCCLovesOurAngels!”sign.Seatsareto‐getherandalimitedsupplyofticketsareavailablefor$18.Gametimeis6:00PM.Comeanden‐joythefellowshipandsomeexcitingbaseball.

    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OC PARTNERSHIP OPEN FOR VOLUNTEERS PCC has joined up with Los Ranchos Presbytery churches to help construct a new house in Santa Ana. The first project is coming in November and will help frame up the new home.

    I’ll be able to provide more information in the November Covenant Call. If you are interested, you may also ask Lynn Redman, Bill DeHuff or Pastor Tim for details as they become

    available. This is a great way to serve others and make new friends along the way.

    Session Minutes highlights: Syrian Fellowship

    Arfan Jarjour, PCC member, came as a guest of session to share about the Syrian Fellow-ship. They started the Fellowship the last Sunday of January with 18-20 in attendance. Some Sundays since then, they have had up to 35 attending. For Easter several churches joined together at PCC and there were 70 people in attendance. Presbyterian Pastor Adel Malik, who preaches every Sunday is very much appreciated and people are enjoying the service. A choir has been organ-ized. After the service, they go to a home for fellowship. They have started a class to teach young adults what it means to be a Presbyterian. They have a book of hymns in Arabic, some the same as our hymns in English. One lady gave 36 Bibles in Arabic, and a few diglot Bibles, which is an English/Syrian combination. They will begin talking to the congregation to encourage regular giving to help support the costs of the Syrian Fellowship i.e. rent, materials.

    Privacy Note;

    Our PCC Covenant Call gets posted on our church website pccov.org for all to enjoy. If you do not

    want your picture, email or phone number listed in the Covenant Call, please contact me, by phone,

    text (714-317-5528 ) or email.([email protected])

    Thank you, Sam

    PANTRY AND OUR LOCAL MISSION The Food Pantry is in need of CEREAL for our Food Ministry.

    Please place it in the red grocery basket in the gallery. Be a partner with us as we feed the hungry in our community.

  • P A G E 6 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6

    T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    September 1st Eunetta Pickett

    September 3rd Richard Hartman Erlinda Martinez

    September 5th Marilyn Skeene

    September 9th Judi Imm

    Jeanie Sager

    September 10th Betty Beantson Elsie Hughes

    September 11th Jane Carlyle Ben Mansour

    September 12th George McTienan

    September 14th Elizabeth Andersen

    September 15th Jane Werner

    September 18th Carl Glasgow Chris Mansour Edward Teague

    September 21st Marci Mansour

    September 22nd Christine Jones

    September 23rd Jessica Leek

    September 24th Stephen Close

    September 29th Sandra Hughes

    September Anniversaries

    Jim and Jane Carlyle Sep 9th 27 Years Johnnie and Patty Earnest Sep 14th 56 Years Rex and Myvan McAfee Sep 22nd 12 Years

  • PCC RUMMAGE $ALE HUGE $UCCE$$

    T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    P A G E 7 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6

    Thank you………….. Jane & Jimmy Carlyle, Carol Applegate, Corrie & Sam Allen, Don & Lynn Beard for your dedication, organization and leadership for this huge success. It couldn’t have happened without all the volunteers. Thank you ALL who sorted, priced, moved items, cashiered, bagged up, delivered, set up, (canopies and tables in the dark) packed up, cleaned up, moved canopies, tables, and supplies to their original place and coming at 5:45 am Saturday to get the event ready. Our PCC family shined, which also included: Patricia Reily, Eunetta Pickett, Cathy Rasmussen, Sandi Hughes, Debbie & Joel Swett, Dorothy Ceccarini, Patty Earnest, Craig Willse, Sylvia Smith, Georgina Connery, Ruth & Tim McCalmont, and granddaughter Lena Williams, Kathy Farless. Kathy Byrne, Gwen Black, Devon & Kalea Black, Robbie Macey, Nancy Ross, Diane Ortiz, Marcia Millar and Lacy, George and Elsie Ehara, Sandy Madson, Lisa Hause, Marilyn Christy, Bryan Ehara, and Jeff Elsten. And anyone who we might of missed. A special thank you to Debbie Slaybaugh and hospitality committee for providing breakfast and lunch for the volunteers. It was fabulous. And a BIG Thank you PCC family for all the support with your wonderful donations. It wouldn’t have happened without the “Merchandise”. Many members encouraged others outside our church family to support this event. And it worked.! Over $3500 was raised, for Mission Outreach Ministries. The Close 4 Cash drive is still ongoing, until Sept 20. See page 11 for more information.

  • J U L Y 2 0 1 6

    T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    P A G E 8

    Connect the dots to discover what this child is doing.

    S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6

    Q: Did you hear the joke about the roof? A: Never mind, it's over your head! Q: How many letters are in The Alphabet? A: There are 11 letters in “The Alphabet” Q: If you were in a race and passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in? A: 2nd place!

  • T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

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    T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    P A G E 9 M A Y 2 0 1 6

    S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 P A G E 9

    T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    “This woodpecker is going to have to go !!!”

    Sparkles the Clown Sparkles performs at the Orange County Fair every year and takes time out

    to come to PCC to worship with us, the two Sundays she is in town. Thank you Sparkles for joining us again this year!

    Noah’s Ark: Everything I need to know, and I learned form Noah’s Ark

    ONE: Don’t miss the Boat. TWO: Remember we are all in the same boat. THREE: Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark. FOUR: Stay Fit. When you’re 60 years old, someone may ask you to do

    something really big. FIVE: Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done. SIX: Build your future on high ground. SEVEN: For safety sake, travel in pairs. EIGHT: Speed isn’t always an advantage. NINE: When you’re stressed, float awhile. TEN: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by

    professionals. ELEVEN: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.

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    FORTIFY OUR FOUNDATION

    S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6

    T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    P A G E 1 0

    I received a Birthday Gift today, August 30, from a long time friend, co-worker and brother, for over 25 years, who continues to inspire and support my work as God’s Servant. Thank you Tommy Thompson. I love you.

    Corrie

    CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN

    75 %

    25 %

    50 %

    Current Participation = 60% 105 of 175 members

    100 %

    PCC PARTICIPATION GOAL 100%

    PCC PLEDGES & GIFTS-3 year GOAL $300,000

    225K

    75K

    150K

    300 K Total Pledges and Gifts

    as of August 29 = $126,842 (42%)

    60%

    Feb 2016 – Feb 2019

    $126,842.

    He writes in a Birthday Card for me and my mom in Heaven………(my mom and I share the same birthday) PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE COVENANT

    FORTIFY OUR FOUNDATION

    “Realizing that all we are and all we have is a gift from God’s abundant love. I support the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Capital Improvement Campaign by pledging a total of $1000.00 in the names of Great Oma, Anna Maria Schadee and her daughter Corrie Schadee Allen. Both mother and daughter have given of God’s love to hundreds and hundreds of God’s children and asked for nothing in return. Both believe in Jesus Christ and in the resurrection. Both are truly servants of God. For this reason God has smiled on me to have these two special servants of God as my forever, life friends.

    2 Corinthians 9:7”Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compul-sion, for God loves a cheerful giver” Retired Fullerton Fire Inspector/Investigator

    A note from the Editor’s wife Feeling Blessed

    August 30, 2106 More Gifts from God……..a few hours later, we picked up my sis-ter-in-law, from OC Airport, Brenda Lemon Navarro, who is visit-ing us from OK. I was sharing “Tommy’s Birthday gift with her, and she immediately took $200 from her wallet and said “Please put this your church’s Capital Improvement Campaign.” Next day, as all our family came over to celebrate my birthday, my sister, Annie Berry got her check book out and also donated $200 to our campaign. God is so Good. Thank you Sisters for your support! We love you!, Corrie & Sam

  • T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

    P A G E 1 1 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6

    Mark your calendar-Upcoming Events

    Our PCC Rummage sale has come and gone and it went very well, BUT we are not finished with our fund raising. We have bagged up the clothes, shoes, sandals, belts, purses , linens, backpacks, towels, sheets, blankets, bedspreads, and curtains for the Clothes 4 Cash Drive. So, if you didn’t get around to cleaning out your closet, IT”S NOT TOO LATE ! The Clothes 4 Cash truck will pick up our bags on September 20th. So if you would like to drop off some gently used clothes or any of the other items men-tioned you have until September 19th. Please put your clothes in Tall Kitchen Trash Bags and drop it off at the church. Please don’t bring any items other than those listed here.

    We have bagged 130 bags of clothes so far. Last year we had 225 bags. We’d like to see if we can beat that number this year.

    We make 30 cents a pound.

    Saturday October 29-Trunk or Treat

    Sunday October 30, Reformation Sunday

    September 11th, Covenant Choir Returns from Summer Break

    Sunday October 2, World Communion Sunday

    Saturday October 15th—Family Movie night

  • COMMUNION ON THE MOON

    Read: Psalm 139:1-12

    If I go up to the heavens, you are there -PSALM 139:8

    Apollo 11 landed on the surface of the moon on Sunday, July 20, 1969. Most of us are familiar with Armstrong's historic statement as he stepped onto the moon's surface: "That's one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind." But few know about the first meal eaten there. Buzz Aldrin had brought aboard the spacecraft a tiny communion kit provided by his church. Aldrin sent a radio broadcast to earth asking listeners to contemplate the events of that day and to give thanks. Then, in radio blackout for privacy, Aldrin poured wine into a silver chalice. He read, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit" (John 15:5). Silently, he gave thanks and partook of the bread and cup. God is everywhere, and our worship should reflect this reality. In Psalm 139 we are told that wherever we go, God is intimately present with us. Buzz Aldrin celebrated that experience on the surface of the moon. Thousands of miles from earth, he took time to com-mune with the One who created, redeemed, and fellowshipped with him. Are you far from home? Do you feel as if you're on a mountaintop or in a dark valley? No matter what your situation, God's fellowship is only a prayer away.

    —Dennis Fisher ——— Ever try to hide from God? No matter where we go-even to the moon or to the remotest place on earth-God is there, desiring a personal relationship with us.

    Devotional, submitted by: Elsie Ehara

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    Southern California Dulcimer Heritage

    FREE Mid-Day Concert here at PCC 11:30am—12:45pm Saturday, October 1, 2016

    SCDH Showcase Celebrating Dulcimer Players and Groups

    Evening Concert 6 to 8pm Saturday, October 1, 2016 - $20 at door

    Robert Force Mountain Dulcimer

    Port Townsend, WA

    Cathy Barton & Dave Para Hammer Dulcimer

    Multi Instrumentalists, Boonville MO

    San Diego’s North County Mountain Dulcimers

    Michael Eskin Hammered Dulcimer

    & Accordion Apps Demo

    Orange County HDs Fountain Valley

    West Side HDs Culver City

    San Diego Area Dulcimer Meetup

    L.A. Mountain/Urban Dulcimer Club

    Downey Community Folk Music Jam

  • T H E C O V E N A N T C A L L

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    Needleworkers Wanted The 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10 am

    We’ve lost some dear friends recently and our group is small but still enjoy the gift God blessed us with, of making things with our hands.

    Not only do we have fun making things, but we have time to discuss new ideas and talk about our plans and activities. Everyone works on whatever project

    they have; crochet, knit, embroidery, mending or just have a story or event to tell about or an interesting item to show.

    We will meet again Tuesday Sept 20. Call Lisa Hause 714-540-5799 for more information.

    Lunch will be served

    Anyone interested in attending our group meeting is welcome. Please join us for FUN and FELLOWSHIP!!!

    LUNCH BUNCH

    Lunch Bunch group of PCC usually meets the first Wednesday of the month, at 12 noon Both men and women are invited to attend….bring a friend or neighbor for our

    time of fun and fellowship. Please phone Nancy Farmer at 714-549-1762 for reservations or information for the next event.

    A note from Virginia Murphy……… How does one say “thank you” to all the caring people who have made losing John less painful? All the lovely cards, messages and Emails have really helped me keep going-one day at a time. After living with my “Best friend “ for 3/4 of my life, I have no doubt the caring of our church family has kept me going.

    Much love & thanks, Virginia Murphy

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    Bibliophiles

    Meets every last Wednesday of each month @ 11 am. Bibliophile's next meeting will be Wednesday, August 31 at the home of Carol Chase,

    8722 Doremere Drive, Huntington Beach. Please call Carol at 714-968-3295 for reservations or more information.

    Bring your sack lunch, a friend or neighbor and your books and kindles to report on your latest

    read. Books may be loaned or given away at these fun lunch time get-togethers and can be hard-cover or paper backs.

    Bring a sack lunch; dessert and beverage will be served.

    THURSDAY MORNING LADIES BIBLE STUDY

    Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Study meets every Thursday morning from 9:45am until 11:30am in the Fireside Room. Meeting resumes the second week of September when ALL ladies

    will be welcomed to further investigate what “The Word” has to say to each

    one of us.

    Susan White and Nancy Farmer

    PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

    Presbyterian Women will resume

    meeting on September 14. In the mean time, please join us in prayer at 1:00

    p.m. everyday as we lift up the leader-ship of our nation and the coming elec-

    tion to God, asking him for his wisdom and guidance.

    Our mission projects:

    Cancelled postage stamps are sold to purchase evangelical materials and Bibles for people in Tijuana and San Diego

    borders areas. Box tops for education and Labels from Campbell Soup

    products, etc, are sent to Menaul School in Albuquerque to support this Presbyterian Boarding and Day School.

    Please bring these items to Elsie

    Ehara in the Church Office, as she is the new coordinator for these projects.

    For more information call Norrah Anderson

    Cancelled Postage Stamps

    Please remember to bring your cancelled postage stamps from

    cards and everyday letters and advertise-ments. Carefully tear or cut around

    edges and bring to the church office or Elsie Ehara

    This project aids a mission project of the Presbyterian Women.

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  • Purchase Scrip and Help Our Church

    Help PCC with your purchase of gift cards to the numerous locations

    offered. Shop where you normally shop! Buy what you normally buy!

    Stop by the Welcome Wagon for your order form or download it from our

    website, www.pcc.org.

    For more information please call Pat or Jim Leahy at 714 540-8119

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    Wednesday Evening Ladies’ Bible Study

    A  new Women's  Bible  Study  begins Wednesday,  September  14th!  Ladies, please join us as we begin Beth Moore's study, "Breaking Free: The Journey, The Stories". A  study  from  the book of  Isaiah. Discover  the  transforming power of freedom  in  Jesus Christ!  This Bible  Study  is every Wednesday evening  (with  a break  during  Thanksgiving  week)  through  December  9th  from  6:30pm  to 8:30pm. Please contact Judi Imm at 714‐623‐1084 or  [email protected] to order your book! 

    Spanish-speaking Bible Study

    Our Spanish-speaking bible study led by Frank Ortiz won’t be meeting until September. Please contact Frank for more information.

    DAYTIMERS (“THE OLD R ETIRED GUYS”) REGATHER SEPTEMBER 14

    If you like good fellowship, good

    snacks and the opportunity to learn about the Bible and how to grow in your faith, your chance to join in with the Daytimers is here! After taking a few months off for the summer, we are regrouping for our fall schedule which will begin Wednesday, September 14 at 9:30 am. Have you ever wondered how the Bible has come to us. Can we trust this collec-tion of stories, prayers and poems as God’s Word for today? Pastor Tim will be our convener and we look for-ward to you joining this group for this six-week study. Meetings run from 9:30 to 11 am. Who said we quit learning when we get old?

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    SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

    SEPTEMBER 2016 at PCC

    1 2 3

    4 Communion 10 Worship 12 Worship Team mtg 5-6:30 Syrian Pres. Fellow-ship

    5 6 7

    8 7:30 Choir Practice

    9 10 2 pm –4 Trelllis Rm1&2 2-4 Boyscouts 6 pm Angel game

    11 10 Worship 11:30 All church Picnic 5-6:30 Syrian Pres. Fellow-ship

    12 3:45 Women’s Team Minis-tries 6:30—9:30 Boy Scouts

    13 6:30 Commu-nications Com-mittee Meeting 6:30 Deacons Meeting

    14 9:30 Daytimers 6– 8:30 Womens Wed Bible Study Rm 1 & 2

    15 9:30 –11:30 Womens Thurs. Bible Study 7:30 Choir Practice

    16 17

    18 10 Worship 5-6:30 Syrian Pres. Fellow-ship

    19 6:30—9:30 Boy Scouts

    20 11 am Clothes for Cash Pickup

    21 9:30 Daytimers 6– 8:30 Womens Wed Bible Study Rm 1 & 2

    22 9:30 –11:30 Womens Thurs. Bible Study 2pm Presby-tery. Mtg Laguna Hills 7:30 Choir Practice

    23 24 Cov Call Dead-line (office) 2 pm –4 Trelllis Rm1&2 Habitat for Humanity

    25 10 Worship 5-6:30 Syrian Pres. Fellow-ship

    26 6:30—9:30 Boy Scouts

    27 6:30 Session

    28 9:30 Daytimers 6– 8:30 Womens Wed Bible Study Rm 1 & 2

    29 9:30 –11:30 Womens Thurs. Bible Study 7:30 Choir Practice

    30 1 Oct

    Covenant Call Correction August Edition, Page 14

    Getting in touch with your Deacon Lynn Beard’s Correct Email Address is:

    [email protected]

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    Letter from the Editor Dear PCC Family, As we begin yet another month, I’m reminded how precious life is. We (Corrie and I) lost another 3 friends last week and they have now gone to be with our Lord. Soon we will be attending their Celebrations of Life and pay our respects to their families. I am also reminded that each day is a gift. Our Lord doesn’t promise us tomorrow. Today, the day after the rummage sale, we are blessed to be exhausted, even with the aches & pains, and other personal issues, because we “Showed up”, and made a little difference and that feels good. We had an opportunity to speak to strangers at our Rummage sale, and invite them to come to our church. I’m sure we will see some new faces soon. That’s my greatest wish and joy, to bring more wonderful people into our PCC Family and experience what God is doing here at our church. I was also moved earlier this month and touched at Irene’s Wells Memorial Service. She was a lady well loved and gave of herself joyfully, for many years to our church. She had a beautiful singing voice and would sing “Stille Nacht” (Silent Night) at our Christmas Eve Service. She had asked that our Covenant Choir sing at her service. That was very special, and I was blessed to be part of that tribute, since I, like Irene, love to sing. Jane Carlyle, Elder of Mission Outreach, Carol Applegate and Corrie Allen (the Rummage Sale committee) and others worked tirelessly for a month, to help make our Rummage Sale a success, even though, they would go home everyday, after sorting and moving and unpacking and put icepacks on themselves for awhile, so they could keep going and do all the other things in their day. And then show up again at PCC the next morning at 8 am and ready to do it again. But they were thankful everyday, for what our church family brought the day before and the support that kept on coming. They were thankful for each day. We can’t get over the time and dedication, that Don Beard gave, in designing our PCC Boutique, henceforth to be known as “Don’s Boutique”. No one had more fun than Don. He eyed ever item, that came in and saw the potential and knew just how he would display those precious knick knacks, collectibles or one of a kind treasures. His talents kept us in Awe all the time. Thank you Don for putting your heart in it. “PCC Don’s Boutique” was spectacular. The support from our PCC family was amazing. The donations kept coming in…..and when it was time to get it all together, our PCC family members showed up at 5:30 in the morning, Saturday to make it all happen. Thank YOU to ALL the amazing volunteers who worked throughout the day. We were all exhausted by the end of the day, but again our PCC family was there in full force the Saturday afternoon to cleanup and to get our church back together for Sunday Worship and then again our family came together after church to pack everything up for the Salvation Army Truck. I’m honored to be part of this family.

    Sam Allen Editor

    “I Can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

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    Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Sunday Worship Time 2850 Fairview Road 10:00 a.m. Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-557-3340 www.pccov.org Rev. Tim McCalmont, Pastor ([email protected])

    Rev. Sharon Yagerlener, Parish Associate

    Cornel Radulescu, Director of Music Ministries

    Keri Scroggins, Director Children’s Ministries

    Andrew Wood, Director Student Ministries

    Elsie Ehara, Church Receptionist

    Felix Macovei, Accompanist

    Danny Fehsenfeld, Worship Leader

    Sam Allen, Newsletter Editor

    Phillip Mansour, Sound Technician

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