At Covenant, we believe our spiritual lives are fully intertwined with all other aspects of life. We strive for a spiritual life that is no different than the essence of life itself. What makes a life spiritual has to do with the attitude that we bring to everything we do. If we are able to recognize the ever-presence of God in all we do, no matter if it’s playing with a child, painting a house or pouring a glass of water, if we do it with a sense of an awareness of our ever-present God, then it becomes spiritual.

During the coronavirus pandemic, our worship schedule is subject to change. Please check our COVID-19 response page for more details. At the moment, we are only offering a live streamed service at 11:00 at this link. Previously recorded services are available at this link.

Our Regular Sunday Schedule

8:30 a.m. Communion Service (by intinction)

This service is a smaller and a more quiet traditional service where Communion is celebrated weekly by intinction (coming forward taking a piece of bread and dipping it in the cup).
The sacrament forms the basis for this hour and we prepare with hymns, sermon, and prayers.

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service (Communion – first Sunday of every month)
This service is full of energy and is also a traditional Presbyterian worship service, including hymns and prayers, with the central event being the proclamation of the Word in sermon. All portions of the service, including liturgy, the anthem, hymns and service music, help to expand upon the theme of the sermon, addressing the needs of the spirit, mind and heart. Although the Presbyterian hymnal and classical music provide much of the service music, most of the anthems and hymns are familiar. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, following a traditional format for the sacrament.

Childcare is available in Room 12 for infants through 3 years old. Our paid nursery workers are available from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each Sunday. Childcare is also available during special services.
Children’s Worship packets for ages 3-6 and 7-12 are available from the ushers. Following the “Time with the Young Church” during the 11:00 service, children ages 3-5 are invited to attend children’s church in Room 14.
Large print hymnals and hearing aids are available on the credenza at the rear of the sanctuary. An usher will be happy to assist you.

Ways to serve in worship

Lay Liturgists/Lay Readers – Congregation members are encouraged to participate in worship by calling the congregation to worship, leading prayer, and reading scripture. Participation time averages twice a quarter.

Greeters – Individuals welcome members and newcomers to Sunday morning worship.

Children’s Church – Members enjoy time with our younger membes (3 – 7 years old) during the second half of our 11:00 service.

Ushers – ushers help to greet and seat arriving congregants as well as assist in receiving the offering.

Sacristy Guild – teams of two volunteers to set-up communion for the 11:00 service on the first Sunday of each month. Each team serves on a rotating basis.

Faith Formation Hour

Sunday School is offered each Sunday from 10:00 – 10:45 for all ages

Children
Children’s Education classes are divided into two groups: The Preschool class, and an elementary class (1st – 4th grades). We currently use the Feasting On The Word lectionary-based curriculum from the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation.

Youth
Our youth (6th-12th grade) meet on Sunday mornings, in the upper rooms. We follow the lectionary readings and worship themes using the Feasting On The Word curriculum. The Youth Fellowship program at Covenant focuses largely on relational ministry. We meet bi-weekly for fellowship from 5-7PM on Sunday evenings. Each Wednesday evening we have Devotional Time during Wednesday Evening Fellowship and throughout the year we, serve in missions, enjoy fun events, and even support each other through-out the week in our many curricular activities.

Adult education
We believe being a faithful Christian doesn’t mean checking your brain at the door, or that having faith requires that you stop asking questions. On Sunday mornings we offer two adult classes, both using the lectionary as our focus. The Parlor class ends a little earlier in order for folks to prepare for worship leadership. Both classes use the Feasting On The Word curriculum. There are numerous opportunities throughout the week for continued adult learning.

Policies

Wedding and Funeral Policies can be found here.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Church Office by phone at 706-733-0513 or email us.