Christ Covenant Church E-Announcements for Thursday, 4/18/2019

This Sunday:

This Easter Sunday Pastor Ken will be preaching on:  “Plotting The Resurrection”.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND MINISTRY MOMENTS:

BLESS BOOKMARK

For those who would still like to hand in a BLESS bookmark with first names of those for whom you are praying, there are extra copies on the Welcome Desk.  If you place them in the offering pouch by Easter, I will be bringing them to the Central Conference Annual Meeting at the end of April.  They will be prayed over and then brought to the National Annual Meeting in June.  Thanks! — Pastor Ken

GARAGE CLEANUP

The garage will soon be cleaned out.  Please remove any personal items by the end of the month.  Any specific items that should not be discarded please let Kenny or Emmy know.

REFRIGERATOR CLEANOUT

The refrigerator will soon be cleaned out.  Please remove any personal food items by the end of the month.  As a reminder, the white refrigerator is for CCC use and the black/grey refrigerator is for food pantry use. Any specific items that should not be discarded please label with your name and date.

ASHWORTH MEAL SIGNUP

We would like to show the Ashworth’s our love and support during this time of transition with the new addition to their family.  If you would like to drop off a meal to them sign up at:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D4AAFA62EAA8-ashworth1 or contact Emmy.

ANNUAL CONGREGATION MEETING, APRIL 28TH

The annual congregation meeting is scheduled for April 28, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Members are strongly encouraged to come as we discuss, present, and vote on a number of important updates in church life. All other congregants are welcome to attend as well. Childcare will be provided. Meeting materials will be distributed via email. If you are a member and will not be able to attend, please request an absentee ballot from the church office.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE, APRIL 19TH

This year’s joint Good Friday service will be held at Community Presbyterian Church (1111E. Madison in Lombard) at 7pm.  Childcare will be provided.

CENTRAL CONFERENCE ANNUAL CELEBRATION

In the month of April, the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church will be holding our Annual Celebration, an event to celebrate the ministries that God is doing in our Central Conferences churches that will also incorporate the business meeting of the Central Conference Ministerial Association and the Central Conference Annual Meeting. While the business meetings are open to registered delegates or paid non-delegates, there will also be several worship services open to all.  We hope you will consider joining us for these special services.  Please see the details below.  For questions, please contact Rebecca Nakamura (becksline@aol.com) or contact the Central Conference Office at (773) 267-3060. Location: Covenant Harbor Christian Camp and Retreat Center, 1724 W Main Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147; Thursday, April 25, 7:30 – 9:00 pm: Evening Worship with Rev. Lance Davis, ECC Executive Minister of Develop Leaders, Jackson Activity Center; Friday, April 26 7:00 – 9:00 pm: Evening Worship with Central Conference Superintendent Danny Martinez, Jackson Activity Center; Saturday, April 28,11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Worship and Communion Service.

For more information on the schedule and worship team participants, please visit the following links:https://www.centralconf.org/celebration2019

https://www.centralconf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Musicians-at-Celebration-2019.pdf

EASTER EGGS

Thanks to those who have picked up bags to fill for the egg hunt. Please make sure all filled eggs are brought back this Sunday morning to the Children’s Ministry office.

EASTER POTLUCK LUNCH – APRIL 21ST

Please join us on Sunday, April 21st, following the Easter egg hunt, as we celebrate Easter together with a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share with everyone. Reimbursement for the hams are available.

KANE COUNTY COUGARS EVENT – MONDAY, MAY 27TH @ 1 PM

Come out and enjoy Memorial Day with your church friends and invite friends and family to enjoy our fellowship too! The Children’s Ministry is organizing this event to encourage fellowship and outreach!   We have reserved a private, covered rooftop suite that includes 2 hours of unlimited buffet.  Doors open at noon.  Lunch will be served from 12:30-2:30.  Menu includes grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken breast, bratwurst, veggie burgers (upon request), potato salad, chips, ice cream and Pepsi products.  Tickets are $20/adult (11 and up), $12/child (3 to 10),  kids under 2 are free, $6 general parking, $10 preferred parking.  $5 for KidZone wristbands (https://www.milb.com/kane-county/ballpark/kidzone). Final day for sign-up and payments is Sunday, May 12th. Tickets and parking passes will be distributed May 19th and 26th.  If needed, other arrangements can be made for ticket pickup.  RSVP to Emmy (office@parkwoodcommunity.org) or use the Google Signup form.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Submit prayer requests to Pastor Ken or to the office

  • Praise for the Lee’s:…The Vitalite team report toward healthy, missional movement for the Toulouse church; Peter’s enriching ministry with refugees and Muslim ministry!;   Pray for..Our financial need for the next quarter to be raised; Discernment for the next steps after our 2 year term; Peter’s ministry partnership with refugees and Muslim ministry; Kathy to finish her final paper for Journey to Mosaic class; Persistent prayer every Sunday.
  • Prayer for the Voland’s:…Spirit-led connections as we continue the work of asking individuals, families and churches to consider joining our team of prayer and financial partners; Phillip as he travels to the East Coast Conference Annual Meeting 4/24-28, to meet with pastors and present God’s mission in Germany; Safe travels for Stephanie and Phillip’s parents and Phillip’s Aunt Diane who will visit us in April; Pastor Willi and our church partners in FeG Kiel.  Praise for..The chance to debrief our first ministry term with the Missions Team at Christ Covenant Church on Saturday 3/16; For meaningful visits with New Hope, Grace Community, Christ Covenant, Communitas, The Gathering House, Trinity, and Countryside Community churches during the month of March!; 3 new families made monthly commitments in March. We are currently 83% supported and hope to leave for Germany this summer!; For an enriching marriage retreat for us on 3/1-3. A Big thank you to the Feuling family who cared for our girls while we were away.
  • Prayer for MacMath:…Now that I have an apartment, I’m convicted to pray for the housing process of the 10,000+ other people who are looking for stability in Frankfurt; One good, close friend who “gets me”; Language school starts on April 8; Pray for a sense of rhythm and routine, as I settle into life and relationships. Praise for…An Apartment!; Decisions about language school; All of you. I’m so grateful for such a community back in the States of people who love, care, encourage and challenge me in this process.

CHURCH & COMMUNITY CALENDAR

4/19: Good Friday Service 7pm at  the Community Presbyterian Church

4/21: Easter Potluck Following Easter Egg Hunt

4/ 25-28: Central Conference Annual Celebration

4/28: Annual Congregation Meeting, April 28th

5/27: Kane County Cougars Game @ 1pm

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 mailto: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.”