So You Know! - Community Covenant Church

So You Know!
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Community Covenant Church
400 Pleasant Street, East Bridgewater, MA 02333
(508) 583-3360
www.communitycovenant.com
THIS WEEK
Today
Sunday School
Worship Celebration
Fellowship Time
50th Anniversary Celebration
for Arvid and Nancy Ohlen
Blood Pressure Screening
Choir Rehearsal
Monday Ski Trip
Tuesday Leadership Team Meeting
Friday Hi-League
Next Sunday
Sunday School
Worship Celebration
Fellowship Time
Choir Rehearsal
9:45 am
11:00 am
12:10 pm
12:15 pm
12:20 pm
8:30 am
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
9:45 am
11:00 am
12:10 pm
12:20 pm
TODAY AFTER WORSHIP
50th anniversary celebration for Arvid and Nancy Ohlen
Please join us during our fellowship time after worship
today as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Arvid and
Nancy Ohlen.
MONEY MATTERS
Saturday, January 31st 9:00 am—1:00 pm
At our fall bi-annual meeting, a request was made that
a discussion regarding "money matters" take place to
educate and mentor each other along our Christian
journey. Money matters have always been a difficult
discussion to have, as individuals and especially in
community with each other. We will come and learn
together from some of our peers and have a panel
discussion.
We will begin with a continental breakfast, have a
light lunch and try to wrap up our time together at 1:00
pm. Childcare WILL be provided. Please plan to join us;
especially if you feel you don't need this forum; that
means we really need you!
WEATHER ALERT!
During inclement weather, to find out if
our worship and ministry events are
cancelled, turn to television station
WCVB, channel 5. Their website,
www.wcvb.com, will also have closing
information. You may also sign up there
to have closing information delivered by
email or text message.
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
TODAY AFTER WORSHIP
All those interested are invited to the
library following worship for a blood
pressure check.
OFFERING ENVELOPES FOR 2015
AVAILABLE NOW
Offering envelopes for 2015 are in the
narthex, arranged alphabetically by last
name. If you would like offering envelopes and don't see a box with your name
on it, please contact the church office at
508-583-3360.
SKI TRIP TOMORROW
Monday, January 19, 2015! Ski Trip! If
you need the bunny slope or the top of the
mountain, we want you to be with us.
Information flyers are available on the
table in the Narthex. See Dave, Jolie or
Rebecca LaValle for more information.
WORSHIP CELEBRATION
NEXT SUNDAY, January 25th 11:00 am
 Reverend Neil Sweet, preaching
(East Bridgewater Pulpit Exchange)
“Remember Who You Are”
Text: Matthew 3:13-17
 God’s Word for God’s Children
Childcare During Worship
Next Sunday, January 25th Rachel Balboni will
provide care in the Nursery; Brad Stickney will be
in the Toddler Room.
Children’s Church
Children’s Church is for children (Kindergarten 3rd grades) during the second half of our Sunday
morning worship celebration. The leaders on
January 25th will be Jolie LaValle and Betti
Almeida.
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM DIDIER
Check the bulletin board in the narthex for a
Christmas/New Year greeting from Didier, our
church’s sponsored child through Covenant KIDS
Congo.
CARD SHOWER
Please send a card to our friend:
Marilyn Gray
88 Masonic Home Road
T-408
Charlton, MA 01507
Dear brothers and sisters,
Thank you so much for your generous gifts
and friendly words during the Christmas
season. My family has felt much love and
warmth as we have entered into this
community and we are so thankful for your
kindness.
In Christ's Peace,
Pastor Dave
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
We want to express our deepest thanks for
your many encouraging cards/words during
the Christmas season as well as your very
generous gift. We count it a privilege to
serve Jesus Christ with you and pray that
God's mission will continue to bear fruit in
your life and the life of Christ's church.
In Christ's Love,
Pastor Don, Gabrielle & Erik Olson
Dear Friends in Christ,
Thank you so much for the many thoughtful
cards and generous gifts during the
Christmas season, They were so appreciated.
May you experience the full blessings of
God in New Year and always.
Charlie Dillingham
2015 UPDATE FROM FINANCIAL OFFICER
Briefly looking at our financials through January 11, 2015:
Weekly Budgeted Giving:
1/5 Actual Giving:
1/11 Actual Giving:
$4,997
$4,049
$3,128
YTD Budgeted Giving
YTD Actual Giving
YTD Difference
$9,994
$7,177
($2,817)
Please remember our online giving option is available through the church website,
communitycovenant.com. On our home page you will see on the right side the link labeled “Giving to
Support Christ’s Mission”. Feel free to direct questions to any member of the Leadership Team.
Thank you.
FOR IMMEDIATE PRAYER NEEDS
To make a request, please call the church office at 508-583-3360 or e-mail to
[email protected]; or call Candi Keith at 508-583-1227 or e-mail to
[email protected] Requests are forwarded to prayer chain participants.
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Bud Finch – Hannah B. Shaw – rehabbing from pneumonia and congestive heart failure
Family of Pastor Ralph Youngman – Pastor Youngman passed away on Tuesday, January 13
and services were held on Saturday, January 16. Pastor Youngman served Community
Covenant Church as Pastor 1979-1987. Please pray for his family as they grieve.
Izaiah Dos Passos – home – Izaiah had brain surgery on December 26 to decompress Chiari
Malformation. Surgery went well but he developed a "leak" in his spinal column, causing spinal
fluid to pool at the base of his head. On Friday, January 9, he had a second successful surgery to
stop the leak.
The Capozzi family- in the final stage of the adoption process. Possibly going to Haiti in the next
couple of weeks to complete the process. Pray that all goes smoothly.
Gail Doherty – West Acres Rehabilitation, Brockton – diagnosed with cancer
Connie Johansen -- home - receiving visiting Physical Therapist to strengthen legs and
balance
Phil Gueli – home – having tests this week
Wally Brown – home – continuing to rehab.
John Peloso (Cheryl Buttrick’s father) – Life Care Center, West Bridgewater
Tony Pinho – seeking employment
Noel Coffey –seeking long-term/full-time employment
Child Care Ministry (during worship) – undergoing transitions
Susan Bolinder – undergoing treatment for cancer
Katie Sandford – diagnosed with health issues
Shawn (Carl West’s 15-year-old grandson) – dealing with several issues
Theresa Guaraldi - undergoing tests to diagnose ongoing physical ailments
Our Ministry at Community Covenant Church – Prayer Chain Leader Candi Keith
Our World-wide Mission – Fred & Kelly Prudek, Czech Republic
Our Ministry in the East Coast Conference – Elements Church, Bronx, NY, Efrain Alicea, Pastor
Sgt. Seth Gillis – US Marine Corps, North Carolina
Sgt. Michael Randall (U.S. Army) – returned from Afghanistan on November 22
Spc. James Lawrence (U.S. Army) – returned from Afghanistan on November 22
SSgt. Nicholas Sietins, U.S. Air Force (Carol Hill’s grandson-in-law) – deployed to Afghanistan
David Baker (Priscilla Borden’s brother) – skilled care facility
Evelyn Ostlund – home
Pat Gillis – Hannah B. Shaw Home, Middleboro
Madelyn Newberg – Heights Crossing Assisted Living, Brockton
Marion Schill – Hannah B. Shaw Home, Middleboro
Marge Shurtleff – Emmanuel House, Brockton
Myrtle Tighe – The Arbors Assisted Living, Stoughton
FROM THE LEADERSHIP TEAM...
The minutes from the Leadership Team
Meeting in November are now available
in the office.
WOMEN MINISTRIES DONATION
Women Ministries is collecting money to
give to a local women's shelter in Priscilla
Borden's name. She and her husband have
recently moved to NH. If you would like
to be included in this gift, see Jane
Ostlund. Thank you.
NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
January 4 – March 29, 2015
Be here. Now. Take some time. Think. Do you understand who you are? What
you were called to do? Pause. Take it in. What is your community? Who is your church
community? Where do you go to gather with other believers and study God’s word? Do
you have a presence? If you don’t bother what would happen? Would you like to leave
a mark? Would anyone notice? What steps are you taking to grow in Christ? Don’t
worry about the past. The future will come later. It’s all about now. Here. Go all in.
Sunday School. It’s for life. Be rooted. Focus. Look at the big picture. Look at the
small pictures. We need your undivided attention.
ALPHA CLASS
Why Am I Here?
Facilitator: Brandon Goad
What do Christians believe? Who is Jesus? Why and how should I read the
Bible? How can I make the most of the rest of my life? These are only a few of the questions
we will attempt to answer in the Alpha course. Alpha is designed for everyone, whether
you’ve been a Christian your whole life, have only just recently become a Christian, are just
curious about what Christians believe, or anything in between. During this course, we will
investigate the basic beliefs of Christianity and learn how they matter in everyday life. So,
please, come and join us, and bring all of your questions and curiosity.
AMOS
An Encounter with a Book in the Bible
Facilitator: Pastor Dave Capozzi
How can we begin to relate to the message delivered by a "minor" prophet to the nation
of Israel around 2,760 years ago? In this class, we will seek to answer that very question.
Through our study of the prophet Amos, we hope to understand some very difficult warnings
relayed to the people of Israel, and decipher how his testimony can impact us today.
If you've ever been intrigued, confused or even terrified by the often tough to swallow
message of Israel's prophets, this study of Amos is a great way to begin grappling with these
challenges. Our hope is to grasp the context in which Amos delivered his message, in order to
more deeply understand how God views covenant relationships.
Join in the fun. Both classes are open to all adults (post High School – Senior
Adult). Sunday School is for all ages. After all, we are all life-long learners. Sunday
School is not just for children. God wants everyone to develop into mature followers of
Jesus Christ. Here is a great opportunity to be on the learning/growing journey with
Christ. See you in Sunday School.
Pastor Don Olson