What is Happening This Week 8/11-8/14/22

Holy Covenant Family,  

You have been wrapped in our prayers as this first week of school has begun! Can’t wait to hear about all the light y’all shined into the schools!  

Hope you will pull out your Bible and join us for church at 10:30! We are presenting our Third Graders with Bibles! We will be sharing some Biblical history and reflecting on the meaning of this Living Book in our lives.  And as Mark Twain said, “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.”  

Following worship, we will be doing some re-arranging of the sanctuary. If you are available for a few minutes, we would appreciate some extra help. The Food Pantry will be open to our neighbors for distribution as well.  

At 9:15, we remind you we have children and youth Sunday school classes meeting, as well as four adult classes that would love you to join them!  

I look forward to greeting you on Sunday!  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy  

NO 8:30 am Worship  
We will resume outdoor worship when the weather is cooler.    

10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship In-person and Livestreamed
We hope you are joining us either in-person, or for online worship on Facebook Live. We will be on Facebook again this Sunday at 10:30 am. If you have missed any of the services, or do not use Facebook, you may also find them on our website hcumc.org.   

Sunday, August 14
Bring Your Bible Sunday
Scripture: John 20:30-31
3rd Graders Receive Bibles  

Sunday School  
9:15 am
Children’s Classes:
Kinder to 5th – Covenant Center Youth – Youth Room Infants to PreK – Nursery Adult Classes: Seekers – Room 210 Upstairs Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212 Upstairs Pathfinders – Room 211 Upstairs Daughters of Shalom – Room 208 Upstairs For more information or questions, contact Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected]  

Prayers of the People  
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The Toney family; the Faulkner family; Dotty Costello; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; Mary Harrison and our friends at Atria Carrollton.
Highlight This Week  
Bring Your Own Bible Sunday
August 14  
Bring your bible to church to celebrate with our 3rd graders who will receive bibles during worship.  
If your child is in 3rd grade for the 2022-2023 school year please plan to be there!  

wood-train-set.jpg New Kids Corner  
We are so excited about our new kids corner in the sanctuary. We have the kids corner so that if your little one is having trouble focusing or sitting still in church they can take a little break and play in the kids corner. Parents, take a breath, stay in your seat and focus on worship knowing that Laulie will be over there to manage. Let’s make sure we are as respectful and caring as possible with this new space!
– kids corner is available after the children’s sermon
– no talking or whispering
– no fighting, wrestling or rough play
– sharing is caring
– when praying, kids must stop playing and pray along with us.  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm.  
URGENT needs: hearty soups, chili, large pasta sauce, instant mashed potatoes, cookies and dog/cat food. Donations may be delivered Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00-noon. In addition to that, we accept donations on Sundays before and after both worship services. There will be carts outside the Pantry for your donations.  

The Missions Team thanks you for always being there to support the Food Pantry with your donations, your time, and your prayers.  

You Are Invited!
ECDP Back-to-School Bash
Tuesday, August 16
6 pm
Back to school “picnic” and celebration Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 pm. We will have the Smok’n Meat Rack Food Truck and the Kona Ice Truck here to celebrate back to school with our ECDP families. Come, eat, play and join in the fun with a very important and vibrant ministry of our church – our preschool!    

Highlights Next Week  
Choir Rehearsals Resume
Starting August 17
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
in the Choir Room  
Join the Wesleyan Choir as we rehearse music for worship.    

Acolyte Training
August 21 • 11:30am – 11:45am  
Would your child like to be an acolyte? We will be hosting an Acolyte training and info session after church on Sunday August 21st. The training will be brief (about 15 min) so as to just talk about what acolytes do and gauge interest! All 3rd-5th graders are invited!    

Now Hiring  
ECDP is looking for teachers to add to our staff! 
We need two Toddler/2’s teachers who will be willing to plan and implement developmentally appropriate, play based lessons, attend the needs of the children, build relationships with the children and their families, and all other aspects of working in these classrooms. This teacher will also work with other passionate early childhood educators.  

We also need a PE Teacher who will plan and implement developmentally appropriate gross motor lessons (including movement and dance) for each class ages 18 months – Kindergarten, build relationships with the children and their families, and work with other passionate early childhood educators. This teacher will work with the music teacher and director to put together a Christmas show and a Spring show.  

Please contact Heather Hinton [email protected] for more information.  

Wear Your Nametag!
Be sure to wear your nametag this Sunday to help our guests learn names. If you need a nametag, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the nametag table.   


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