What is Happening This Week 4/17 – 4/21

Holy Week is upon us!

April 18 Maundy Thursday Worship at 7:00 pm will be an interactive experience of the Last Supper.

April 19 Good Friday Worship at 7:00 pm will be a service of scripture, music and reflection.

April 21 Easter Sunrise Worship will begin in the sanctuary at 6:30 am, then proceed outside to the cross. You are invited to bring cut flowers for the wreath that will hang on the cross.

April 21 Following the Sunrise Worship service, you are invited to take a meditative walk through the Labyrinth on the east side of the sanctuary.

April 21 Egg Hunt for children at 9:30 am on the east lawn. Bring your baskets!

April 21 Easter Service of Resurrection at 10:30 am. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the risen Christ!



Weekly Schedule

Wednesday, 17th
6:30 PM CANCELED – Covenant Carillons-sanctuary
7:15 PM CANCELED – Adult Choir -Choir Rm
Thursday, 18th
Maundy Thursday
12:00 PM 4H-EB201-5
7:00 PM Worship-sanctuary
Friday, 19th
Good Friday
7:00 PM Worship-sanctuary
Saturday, 20th
9:00 AM C.O.D.A.-202EB
Sunday, 21st
Easter Sunday
6:30 AM Sunrise Worship-sanctuary
9:30 AM Egg Hunt



Sunday Highlights – April 21, Easter Sunday
Ashton Schaffer-Martinez

Sherry Dunn and Randy Lasley

Ted Ditty

Ted Ditty and Rodney Stewart


Next Week’s Highlights
Family Campout
Turner Falls State Park
April 26-28
Holy Covenant is going camping! We are having a church camp-out at Turner Falls State Park in Oklahoma April 26-28th. We have some spots reserved but can get more if there is a lot of interest. We have filled all the shelters we reserved, but there is still room for tents. The cost to tent is $12.50. There is a $5 park fee each day for each person, kids under 5 free. Check in is at 4pm, check out is 12pm. So if your family wanted to come out Saturday, you could come and hang out with those who went on Friday and check in at 4pm. It will be lots of fun, we will sort out all the details. If you’re interested, contact Rev. Bill Mauldin [email protected].

Farewell Celebration for Gretchen Church
Sunday, April 28 following worship
We have truly enjoyed our time with Gretchen Church serving as our church accompanist. She and her husband now have an opportunity to return to Illinois where they moved from and where their family are all located. Gretchen has also enjoyed her time at Holy Covenant but is happy to be returning. She will also be able to return to the positions she held in Illinois. We are very happy for Gretchen, but sad to see her go. Gretchen’s last Sunday will be April 28. We will have a farewell celebration for her directly following the service on that day.

Blood Drive
Sunday, April 28
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
in the Covenant Center

Coming Soon!
Feeding the Homeless
Holy Covenant is providing breakfast at the Austin Street Shelter at 6:00 am on Sunday, May 5. We will provide breakfast for 400 men, women and children at the homeless shelter.
We will provide:
12 sandwiches (individually bagged)
12 pieces fruit
12 boiled eggs in shell in carton
Cases of bottled water/ juice boxes
Snack/granola bars
We will receive all donations on Saturday, May 4 from 9 am-noon in the HCUMC kitchen. All are welcome to travel with us to Austin Street on Sunday morning at 5:15 am from the HCUMC kitchen. We will drive to Austin Street, set up and serve breakfast. We will also collect retail plastic bags for the residents to carry their food because all residents must leave the shelter at 7:00 am. For more information, contact Rick Davis 972-814-5325.

2019: A Year in the Bible
Feel like you’ve missed the boat on reading the Bible in chronological order? Don’t! You can jump right in in any of the following ways:
1. Download the free Bible app by You Version. This link should take you to the group from Holy Covenant that are doing this reading together: Invitation.
2. You can use the link above on-line as well. If you don’t want to be connected to others you can just go to bible.com. Go to plans and search The One Year Chronological Bible.
3. You can listen to The One Year Chronological Bible through Audible.com at Audiobook or you can download the app and listen to it on your phone.
4. You can buy a The One Year Chronological Bible in book form through Amazon at Amazon or download it to your Kindle or E-Reader.
5. You can use any Bible you want and follow this print out that tells you what scriptures to read each day: Reading Plan.

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