Christ Covenant Church E-Announcements for Thursday, 2/14/2019

This Sunday:

This Sunday Pastor Ken will be preaching on: “The ‘Plain’ Truth”  Luke 6:17-26

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MINISTRY MOMENTS:

THANK YOU FROM SUPERINTENDENT, DANNY MARTINEZ

“Dear Christ Covenant, Thank you so much for your partnership in the Kingdom. We are so much better because of partnership with you. Your love offering will be used to train and equip women in the CCECC. Much love to you and all! Pastor Danny, Superintendent”

COOL ADULTS SERVING CHRIST MEETING FEBRUARY 17TH – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Small Group: Cool Adults Serving Christ will meet this Sunday after Maddie’s Commissioning luncheon at 1:00 PM. We will be studying Session Two of the Bless material and all are welcome.

MEMBERSHIP CLASSES

Membership classes to begin soon. If you are currently attending Christ Covenant Church and you are not a member but would like to be, please contact Pastor Ken or Greg Macek.

COMMISSIONING SERVICE & RECEPTION FOR MADDIE MacMATH – FEBRUARY 17TH

Please plan on joining us here at Christ Covenant Church on Sunday, February 17, for the commissioning service for Maddie MacMath. Maddie will be heading out to the mission field in Frankfurt, Germany, with Greater European Mission (GEM) later this year.  Following the service, we will be having a luncheon reception with Maddie to celebrate this milestone in her missionary journey.  If you are able to help with set up or clean up, please reach out to Rebecca Nakamura at becksline@aol.com.  To find out more about Maddie’s ministry, you can visit the following online link: http://www.gemission.org/missionaries/macmath.

INVITE-A-FRIEND SUNDAY, MARCH 3RD

Sunday, March 3rd, is Invite-a-Friend Sunday.  The whole church—including the children—will be participating in this.  Prayerfully consider who you might ask to join us on the 3rd!

2019/2020 FISCAL YEAR PLEDGE CARDS

It is our prayer that you continue to partner with us in building God’s Kingdom “here on earth as it is in heaven”. To help us plan for the budget, pledge cards will be in this Sunday’s bulletin, for your prayerful consideration. Please return your pledge card by Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Alternatively, you can submit via email to Charles Huang at: christcovtreasurer@gmail.com Please Note: Only Charles Huang (Leadership Community Treasurer) will be privy to the information provided on this pledge card.

BUDGET WISH LIST ITEMS

Those in charge of ministries, please start thinking about your wish list items to be submitted to Charles Huang at: christcovtreasurer@gmail.com. Details regarding the due date to follow.

SUMMER CAMP SEASON IS COMING UP AND IT’S TIME TO REGISTER NOW

The Central Conference of the Covenant has 2 camps. Our church is familiar with Covenant Harbor as the location of several of our retreats over the years. Children Registration is at http://CovenantHarbor.org  Covenant Point is a more rustic camp in the Upper Peninsula. Registration is at http://www.cpbc.com/  More information is on the children’s ministry bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Submit prayer requests to Pastor Ken or to the office

  • Pray for the Jao’s: ….InterVarsity’s 2030 Calling (“Longing for revival, InterVarsity catalyzes movements which call every corner of every campus to follow Jesus”) focuses our attention and directs our efforts right now.Three initiatives have been defined to help us get there over the next four years focused on mobilizing organizational partnerships to participate in this call; Prayers as we continue with lawsuits against the University of Iowa and Wayne State University (Michigan), and negotiate other campus access issues at Vassar, Knox College, Rollins College, and Northern Colorado University.
  • Praise for the Lee’s: …The passion and engagement of the French Vitalite Team!; Peter’s enriching ministry experiences and free French Classes; Kathy’s life-transforming journey to Mosaic class!  Pray for ..Our financial need for the next quarter to be raised; Discernment for the next steps after our 2 year term; Deciding on a church for our family and mission opportunities; Kathy coordinating the Diagnostic survey/report for the church of Toulouse; Peter’s relationship building with refugees; Persistent prayer every Sunday.
  • Prayer for the Volands:…Spirit-led connections as we continue the work of asking individuals, families and churches to consider joining our team of prayer and financial partners; Speaking engagements at Anchor Southbay Church (Lomita, CA) on 2/16 & 17, Rolling Hills Covenant Church (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) on 2/17 and Grace Community Church (Lombard, IL) on 2/24. Please pray for safe travels and for our girls while we are away. Rest, balance and rejuvenation in our family life.  Praise for…We both passed our ordination interviews and will be ordained in June at Gather
  • 2019 in Omaha, NE!
  • Prayer for MacMath:…The logistics and emotions of this month. The packing, the paperwork, the actually moving overseas; The actual arrival in Frankfurt and the apartment hunting process; For those living on the margins during these cold months and their ability to connect with resources in cities like Pittsburgh, Chicago and Frankfurt. Praise for…Full Funding via new partners, humbling generosity, and the, I couldn’t have figured that out – budgeting; My church in Chicago hired a youth pastor!; My student loans were officially forgiven this month! Thank you for believing in what God is doing.

CHURCH & COMMUNITY CALENDAR

2/17: Mission Commissioning Service & Reception for Maddie MacMath

2/17: Youth Group After Service

2/17: Cool Adults Serving Christ Small Group Meeting 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

2/23: Leadership Community Visioning Retreat 9AM – 12PM

2/24: Fiscal Year Pledge Cards Due

3/3: Invite-A-Friend Sunday

7/ 22-26: VBS

10/ 4-6: Fall Retreat

CHURCH OFFICE

Office hours: By appointment.  To reserve a church classroom for a meeting, post an event for the church calendar, or to add an announcement to the weekly distribution, email officeadmin@parkwoodcommunity.org  Requests for announcement additions and prayer requests should be emailed by Thursday at 11:00 AM and may be edited for space.

“Our vision is to grow ever more deeply in our love for God–in our hearts, through our thoughts, and with our choices–as we abide in Christ and share God’s healing grace by the power of the Holy Spirit.”