Apr 23, 2014

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SERVICES

SERVICES

WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE

Traditional Services | 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM in Sanctuary

These services are done in a traditional manner with traditional music and rituals.

“943″ Service | 9:43 in the Covenant Center

This service is more relaxed modern version. This service has more contemporary music and is, in general, more child friendly.

 

THIS WEEK – April 27, 2014

Dr. Stuart Broberg will be preaching .
His sermon is entitled FIVE HUNDRED YEAR SILENCE
and is based on scripture from Hebrews 1: 1-4.
“But in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son.” v. 2

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Apr 23, 2014

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VENDOR & CRAFT FAIR

VENDOR & CRAFT FAIR

Saturday, May 3rd ~ 9 am to 2 pm ~ Covenant Center

All proceeds benefit Adult Mission Trips to New Mexico and Haiti

Plus….* Bake sale * Plant sale * Chinese Auction * Breakfast & Lunch available

 

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Apr 23, 2014

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CHRISTIAN LIFE AND WITNESS COURSE

CHRISTIAN LIFE AND WITNESS COURSE

YOUTH – Tuesdays, APRIL 22, 29 and MAY 6 at 7:00 PM @ Christ Church at Grove Farm
ADULTS – Wednesdays APRIL 23, 30 AND MAY 7 at 7:00 PM @ South Hills Bible Chapel
Meet at The Church of the Covenant at 6:00 to travel.

The youth version of the Christian Life and Witness Course (FM419) is still happening every Tuesday through May 6.  Please join us for a great van ride to ChristChurch at Grove Farm for food, live music and the best insight you can find on how to make your relationship with God come alive!  We meet at the church at 6:00pm and head on up I-79.  It’ll be life-changing!

There is still time to participate in the Christian Life and Witness Course that is taking place each Wednesday through May 7.  We are meeting at the church at 6:00pm to carpool to the class that starts at 7:00pm.  Please join us and avail yourself to the best seminar/training that exists regarding your walk with Christ and sharing that vital truth with others.

For more information please contact Don Nixon, Director of Spiritual Development, 724-222-0190 x 111 or dwncovenant@gmail.com.

 

 

 

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Apr 23, 2014

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UPPER BUFFALO EVENT

UPPER BUFFALO EVENT

212 years ago God showed up
in a manner not unlike Pentecost.
On April 26 ~ Let’s ask Him to do it again!
In November of 1802, 10,000 people gathered at Upper Buffalo Church in a county with a population of just over 20,000. God’s Spirit moved powerfully among them for many days. Gather with God’s people as we “rehearse the righteous acts of the Lord” (Judges 5:11) by revisiting a long lost, but riveting chapter in our spiritual history. Then we will pray.

Pray Upper Buffalo- Upper Buffalo Presbyterian Church
250 S. Buffalo Rd., Washington PA 15301
Saturday April 26 2014 – 10:00am until ??

Lunch will not be provided…we’re fasting.*
There won’t be a hi-tech program…we’re praying.

There will be God’s people crying out to him on behalf of our communities, our region and our nation, for we are in desperate need of revival and transformation. “…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” II Chronicles 7:14 (NIV). Please be prepared to stay as long as you can….until we know that God has spoken. It could take a few hours before we are genuinely ready for that to happen. Time will be allowed to explore and visualize what actually took place on these grounds.
*Feel free to modify your fast in order to accommodate any health concerns.
Bring your favorite juice or beverages to share.

For more information contact Don Nixon (724-222-0190 x 111)

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Apr 23, 2014

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BE A PART OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

BE A PART OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Two years ago only three of us from our church were there and about 80 others who showed up at the Courthouse.  Last year we had close to 100 from our church prayer-walk the City of Washington and join another 200 at the Courthouse.  This is the year to step up the effort even more to pray for our city, region and nation.

The National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday May 1 at 7:00pm at the Washington County Courthouse.  Prior to that at 5:30pm we will use our own parking lot as a staging area to prayer-walk the city.  Last year we covered W&J College, Trinity and Washington High Schools, government buildings and the West End neighborhood.  We would like to do that and more this year so please meet us at 5:30pm in the church parking lot and be ready to walk a prayer-covered route to the Courthouse.

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Apr 7, 2014

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YOUTH SUNDAY ~ MAY 11TH

YOUTH SUNDAY ~ MAY 11TH

Youth Sunday is May 11 when nearly all elements of the three worship services will be led by our teen-agers.  We want to give the opportunity for all youth to participate in some form…from reading to speaking to music to praying to ushering to technical.  Please contact Don Nixon for more information and participation – 724-222-0190×111 or dwncovenant@gmail.com.

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Jan 5, 2012

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Church Closing Policy and/or Other Emergency Inclement Weather

The following is a policy for when The Church of the Covenant activities and worship services would be cancelled due to inclement weather and the process for how that decision would be made. Factors influencing the decision include: the safety of the members of the congregation; the ability of staff members to report in; the ability to clear the parking lot and steps for safety reasons; whether there is power, light and electricity; whether roads are clear; the closing policy of Trinity School District; and other factors.

I. Sunday Mornings:

In the event that inclement weather is predicted and especially under the circumstances where many other churches are cancelling their services the three pastors and the Clerk of Session would speak by phone and make the decision by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday the day before worship on Sunday. They would E-mail the Session advising them of the decision and the reasons for that decision.

The Church Administrator would contact the TV stations and WJPA for them to broadcast our closing as well as posting it on the church website. The church phone message then is updated with the closing information recorded.

If possible a sign is posted on the entry doors into the Commons area.

In addition to the Session E-mail, E-mails would be sent to the Deacons, the Fellowship of Concern, and the Director of Music would contact the choir, the Director of Children’s Ministry would contact the Sunday School Teachers (asking them to call students), the Youth Advisors would be contacted (the young people contacted by the advisors).

II. Weekdays:

In the event inclement weather is predicted and where the Trinity School District has cancelled classes for the following day the pastors would speak by phone and also include the Director of the Preschool in the decision to cancel all church activities for the following day. The preschool has its own policy and that is to follow the closing schedule of the Trinity School district. The pastors would consult with the preschool Director to make certain the closing decisions are in agreement.

In the event there are activities of general interest, such as Faith Night, where many people might be coming and we would not necessarily know who intends to attend, again the Church Administrator would contact the TV stations and WJPA for them to broadcast our closing as well as posting it on the church website. The church phone message then is updated with the closing information recorded.

In the event there are activities of specific and limited interest, (say, just one activity scheduled or just one committee meeting scheduled) a phone call would be placed to the leader/ chair and they and the staff rep would be asked to make phone calls to likely attenders. We would not broadcast our closing where it would only have limited effect and direct contact would be more effective.
SDB 02/09/10 revised: 02/23/10

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