Christ Covenant Church E-Announcements for Thursday, 6/13/2019

This Sunday:

This Sunday Pastor Ken will be preaching on: “Don’t Waste the Pain!”  Romans 5:1-5


Seeking an enthusiastic individual to develop programming and lead a ministry that fosters spiritual discipleship and missional living for the youth.  10 hours per week.  For more details contact Pastor Ken at:, or Ben Ashworth at:


VBS ROAR!:  JULY 22-26

VBS Roar will be held on July 22-26 from 9:30 – 12:15.  For more details and to register go to


July 7th will be the last Sunday the Volands will be with us before returning to Germany. There will be a reception luncheon immediately following service in honor of their return to the mission field. More details to follow.


The Lee family will be returning to Chicago for the summer, and we look forward to an upcoming time of sharing and welcome reception.  For those interested in welcoming them at the airport upon their arrival, their arrival details are as follows: Wednesday, June 26, O’hare Airport, Terminal 5, British Airways Flight 1542, scheduled arrival time 3:10 pm.  We could also use some help with transportation for Peter, Bo and Theo, plus luggage (we will probably need at least two vehicles) to their temporary missionary housing in the city.  (Kathy will be leaving the airport directly that evening for the ECC Gather Annual Meeting.)  If you would like to go the airport or can help with transportation on the 26th, please contact Rebecca Nakamura at, 312-371-7772.  Thank you!


Mark your calendars to join us to promote VBS at the 4th of July parade in Villa Park.  Flyers and candy will be passed out. Lunch will be served after the parade.  Come out and join us for a great time!  Please contact Paul, Emmy or John Chiu by June 30th if you are planning on attending or with any questions.


Submit prayer requests to Pastor Ken or to the office

  • Praise for the Jao’s:...Friends, thanks for praying faithfully and keeping folks up-to-date; I continue to be grateful for your prayers as I work on campus access situations at Wayne State University in Michigan, University of Iowa, and Northern Colorado University. I’m also helping with legislative initiatives in a few states and in DC; I’m grateful for the opportunity to contribute to a book, Educating About Religious Diversity and Interfaith Engagement. I contributed the section on evangelical student groups. Pray for:….As I speak and lead at various meetings: June 5-8, (Madison, presenting at InterVarsity Executive Leadership Team and Trustees meetings); 16-17, (Birmingham, speaking at the Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project); 18-20, (Madison, leading InterVarsity National Leadership Team Meeting); 24, (Madison, speaking at InterVarsity’s Orientation for New Staff); 27-29, (Asheville, speaking at InterVarsity’s Blue Ridge Faculty Conference); 30, (Chicago, preaching at Chinese Christian Union Church).
  • 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:…For special provisions of one-time moving & set-up expenses; School admittance for all 3 girls, for the right schools and their future teachers and classmates; Visiting the following churches in June:  6/9, Detroit, MI, 6/10, Lansing, MI, 6/12, Whitehall, MI, 6/13, Norton Shores, MI, 6/16, Grand Rapids, MI, 6/16 (evening), Calcedonia, MI, 6/17, Sawyer, MI and 6/23, Paletine, IL.; Safe travels as we attend the national business meeting of the ECC June 26-30 in Omaha, NE, where we will be ordained as ministers in the Covenant Church; For Pastor Willi and FeG Kiel. Praise for..Purchasing plane tickets to move to Kiel (7/29) and signing a lease for an apartment; Great visits with Restoration Community Church and Peace of Christ Community Church in May; 3 new churches and 1 school who joined our support team in May. For one special church that decided to TRIPLE their monthly support gift moving forward. Praise God!; Celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary on 5/31!
  • Prayer for MacMath:…Two of the interns that are here for the summer are staying with me for the next week! Pray for our time together; My time outside of language school. Since I’m full-time learning the language, I won’t be starting any official “ministry” things until I reach a certain level. However, I’ve been looking and praying about what things and people to connect with in the meantime.; Progress and excitement about learning the language (it’s hard and exhausting, y’all).  Praise for…Passing the A1 language test!; Growing friendships (or at least, acquaintance-ships) with the people in my language class, the family that lives above me, the people on my team, the people at the church I’ve been attending, etc.; Can I count figuring out how to use my washer, signing up for renter’s insurance, and learning how to pay for my electricity bill? It’s the little things that can feel the most exhausting, which makes them that much more encouraging when they work!; If you have praises, send them over! I’d love to celebrate alongside you!


6/29-30:  Youth Group Lockin @ 6pm

7/4: 4th of July Parade

7/7: Reception for the Volands

7/22-26: VBS

8/11: Youth Group After Service

10/4-6: Fall Retreat


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