What is Happening This Week 9/2-9/4/22

Holy Covenant Family,  

Labor Day weekend has always felt like the end of summer. In North Texas it is a bridge between summer, the rhythm of a new school year and fall sports, activities and cooler weather! The raindrops falling in all our fields are a blessing and may give us all the gift of a cooler relaxing weekend at home. I hope you will spend some time wrapped in favorite books, movies, games, cooking or other relaxing activities.    

We will gather for Sunday School classes at 9:15 and Holy Communion worship at 10:30. I hope you will join us if you are in town. We will be blessed by your presence.  

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy  

NO 8:30 am Worship This Week  
Outdoor worship will resume September 18!    

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, September 4
Scripture: Luke 14:15-24
Sermon: Gathering at Jesus’ Table
Ushers: Spiritual Journeymen  

Sunday School  
9:15 am
Children’s Classes:
Kinder to 2nd – Room 206
3rd to 5th – Room 202
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery

Adult Classes:
Daughters of Shalom – Room 208 Upstairs
Seekers – Room 210 Upstairs
Spiritual Journeymen – Room 212 Upstairs
Pathfinders – Room 211 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 Harden family; Dotty Costello; David Gonzales; Sharyn Yetman; Norma Boren; Tom Shore; Tim Kleinhenz; Janice Pfeifer; Matthew Perry; Ed Webb; Jim Ott; Gina Ott; Sharon Harris; Travis Williams; and our friends at Atria Carrollton.

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.   

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.  

Highlights Next Week  
Bible Study with Pastor Cheryl
Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Starting September 7
Room 211
Please join me 9:30 AM on Wednesday mornings upstairs in room 211 for a journey through the Gospel of John. Please bring your Bible. I will provide the space, the insight from a variety of scholars, and the Holy Spirit will bring the witness of this fourth gospel out of the darkness and into the brightness of the day! I look forward to our time together studying the Word of God. Please contact me with questions.  -Pastor Cheryl [email protected]    

Pop Up Lil Flea Market
Sunday, September 11
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Covenant Center
Children and youth will sell crafts and concessions. Proceeds to benefit Children and Youth Ministries. Make plans to attend!      

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Putting Your House in Order
Sunday, September 18
11:30 following worship
Lunch included
Covenant Center  

Have I taken care of my family? What legacy would I like to leave? How can I best honor God, my church and community in making legacy decisions?  How do I make the wisest and most faithful decisions about sharing my values and my possessions?  

Plan to attend this timely seminar designed to help you make wise, loving and generous decisions about your true legacy. Register HERE to reserve your place. Cost is $10 (for workbook).  
Presenter: Rev. Carol Montgomery, VP Relational Ministry Senior Area Representative, Texas Methodist Foundation  

You Are Invited  
Parent Coffee
Tuesday, September 13
9:15 am in the sanctuary
Guest speaker Carolyn Zemlick presents “Carolyn’s Behavior Connections: Let’s Connect with Our Kids!!” All are invited! Please contact Heather Hinton  [email protected] for more information.  

bells Choir is Back!
Covenant Carillons Handbell Choir
Wednesdays at 630 pm
in the Sanctuary  

Wesleyan Choir
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
in the Choir Room  

Join us as we rehearse music for worship.  

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm.  

URGENT needs: canned peaches, applesauce, large pasta sauce, soup and large canned chicken. 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 may give ONLINE or send checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007  

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