What is Happening This Week 7/14-7/17/22

              It has been a great week at Vacation Bible School! The kids cannot wait to share what they have learned as they lead worship this Sunday.   Thank you to all the volunteers and parents who made VBS possible. We could not have done it without you!   See you Sunday at 10:30!   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, July 17 VBS Sunday   Sunday School   9:15 am Children’s Classes: Kinder … Read More

What is Happening This Week 7/7-7/10/22

            We have one more work day to set-up for Vacation Bible School. Helpers of all ages are asked to come tomorrow, Friday, July 8, from 9:00 am – noon.   If you are a VBS volunteer, we will have training on Sunday, July 10 at 11:30 am in the Sanctuary (as soon as the 10:30 service is over). We will provide pizza for lunch as we learn everything we need to know about VBS!   VBS begins on Sunday, July 10 at 5:30 pm! You can still register HERE. We are going to have a Monumental time!   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 … Read More

What is Happening This Week 6/30-7/3/22

            THANK YOU, HOLY COVENANT!   You have been an awesome church family this week gathering around those families that have needed your prayers, your love and your service! Thank you for the many ways you arrived to work and provide welcoming hospitality to friends known and those yet to meet. The McCoy, Mitchell and Trimble families thank you!   Jeff and I are nearly packed for our flight tomorrow to Rome. We will miss you all and send pictures as we can! We will see you in August for worship and the beginning of a new school year! Find time to enjoy the summer schedule. I will be praying for you all from the many holy places we are visiting.   Shalom Blessings until August! Pastor Cheryl Murphy   NO 8:30 am Worship     We will resume outdoor worship when the weather is cooler.     10:30 am Sunday … Read More

What is Happening This Week 6/24-6/26/22

            Happy Friday!   We have had a very busy week at Holy Covenant. Here are a few details about the next several days:   Saturday morning – work day in the playground & delivery of Sack Summer Hunger bags   Saturday, 1:00 pm – Celebration of life service for Gary McCoy          In the sanctuary and livestreamed on Facebook and hcumc.org.          Reception to follow in the Covenant Center.         In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Gary’s honor to the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation kaoef.org   Sunday         8:30 am Worship in the sanctuary         9:15 am Sunday School – all are welcome!          9:45 am Choir Practice for Trimble service         10:30 am – Sanctuary & livestreaming   … Read More

What is Happening This Week 6/16-6/19/22

              Holy Covenant Family,   Tim and I would like to say ‘thank you’ to the congregation here at Holy Covenant UMC. The time that we have spent with you all during the last 2 years has been a blast. We have felt blessed by your hospitality, generosity, spirituality, and love. Holy Covenant will hold a special place in our hearts and will remain there forever.   Soli Deo Gloria and God bless you all, Vera and Tim Kleinhenz     Reception for Vera & Tim Kleinhenz   Sunday, June 19 following 10:30 worship in the Covenant Center Join us in thanking them for their ministry and wishing them well at FUMC Sachse.       8:30 am Outdoor Sunday Worship   We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am.   In case of rain, worship will move inside and children will … Read More

What is happening This Week 6/9-6/12/22

Holy Covenant Family!   Tuesday afternoon at the Annual Conference, Bishop McKee appointed me to another year serving with Holy Covenant!  Jeff and I are thrilled to be with you again! As Scott Boren said the evening we were introduced – “Welcome Home Cheryl & Jeff” and that is exactly the feeling we have here with all of you!   We will worship this Sunday morning outside at 8:30 and in the sanctuary & livestreaming at 10:30.  Briefly, I will reflect on the Annual Conference through the themes of Vision and the Gospel of Matthew 5:14-16.   We will also gather to bless the youth and adults leaving Sunday afternoon for their mission trip.  You are invited to write a note of encouragement to them and give it to Laulie. She will distribute them to our missionaries who will be continuing the recovery work at a sister church in Houston following hurricane … Read More

What is Happening This Week 6/2-6/5/22

              Holy Covenant Friends,   Join us on Sunday for Pentecost Worship – WEAR RED! We will worship outside at 8:30 am; forecasted to be a beautiful 72 degrees! At 10:30 we will celebrate with the ringing of the Covenant Carillons & the singing of the Wesleyan Choir to celebrate the arrival of the Holy Spirit! We will be sharing the Lord’s Holy Meal! Our communion offering will be going to purchase fans for our Fan Drive. Please plan on contributing $20 for a fan!   I look forward to greeting you on Sunday morning!   Shalom Blessings, Pastor Cheryl   8:30 am Outdoor Sunday Worship   We gather Sundays outside by the cross at 8:30 am.   In case of rain, worship will move inside and children will be invited to the Covenant Center for supervised play. 10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship In-person and Livestreamed … Read More

What is Happening This Week 5/26-5/29-22

            Holy Covenant Family,   We are on the eve of Memorial Day weekend. For many Texans it is the beginning of summer. A weekend with warm lovely weather, summer fun, cookouts, favorite water activities and travel. We also fly our American flags and wear red/white/blue patriotic clothes while we remember those, who while serving our country, entered heaven’s gates. This is such a sacrifice for the families and our country. We are able to live freely because of their service and sacrifice. They are lost, but not forgotten and live forever in our hearts.   This weekend, I am wondering if our remembering may include a new group of Americans that have lost their lives. I am reflecting on our own Texas elementary children. Our recent reality is that the number one reason for children’s death in the USA is now gun violence; and … Read More

What is Happening This Week 5/19-5/22/22

            Holy Covenant Family!   What a fun worship service we have planned for Sunday at 10:30!   (NO 8:30 Service this week or Memorial Day weekend)   We will celebrate our Senior Class of 2022!  (Bring cards for them!)   Avery Campbell Tinashe Chivaviro Madelyn Mundell Preston Hinton Michael Saville   We will welcome the new Confirmation Class!   We will gather to celebrate at a lunch in the Covenant Center!  (chicken provided, bring sides and dessert!)   Join us for the celebration!     I will look forward to greeting you!   Shalom Blessings,   Pastor Cheryl   NO 8:30 am Worship THIS Sunday or NEXT   We will not meet at 8:30 this Sunday so everyone can celebrate our Seniors and our Confirmands during 10:30 worship and at the potluck lunch to follow.   10:30 am Sunday Morning Worship In-person and Livestreamed We … Read More

What is Happening This Week 5/12-5/15/22

              Holy Covenant Family!   We have a new baby in our family! Such a joy! Such a blessing! Killian Sammis Murphy was born 5-11-22 – such a cool date! I will share a picture (or 2) on Sunday. Everyone is well! And Kristen is thrilled to have that second heart beat on its’ own!   Join us on Sunday for worship outside at 8:30 am and in the sanctuary and livestreaming at 10:30 am. Sunday School classes are gathering and we will be having a churchwide meeting at 11:15 am to update everyone on Holy Covenant Ministries. Hope you will be with us! I will be reflecting on Simon Peter’s life as a disciple – it was far from a perfect journey!   Please plan on being with us next week at 10:30 am to celebrate our Senior class and our confirmands. There will be a celebration lunch at 11:30 am – … Read More