December 21, Fourth Sunday of Advent
Lighting the Candles of HOPE, PEACE, JOY & LOVE
Sermon: "The Song: An Alternative Christmas Pageant"
Charlie Berthoud preaching on Luke 1.39-55
Special Christmas music at both services,
The Many Moods of Christmas Suite One arranged by Robert Shaw presented by members of the Adult Chancel Choir & New Day Worship Ensemble featuring Doug McNeel, organ & Ben Welch, piano
2014 Advent Devotional
Advent Devotionals is available in the church office and in the Welcome Center on Sundays. We will not be mailing the devotionals to households in an effort to save on printing and postage. Please contact the church office at 608-233-6297 if you would like a devotional mailed to you.
Click here to visit the Advent Devotional web page, where you can now download a PDF copy of the 2014 Advent Devotional in its entirety or download it on a week-by-week basis.
Thank you to all who contributed writings to this year's booklet and continue to make this a special ministry each and every year.
Advent & Christmas Gift Opportunities For Families
- Hat & Mitten Trees for Salvation Army
Our Middle School Youth are looking for donations of new hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves to be hung on the tree between now and December 14. The donated items will then be taken to the Salvation Army shelter for the children living there this holiday season.
- Sock Collection For Allied Drive Center
We are collecting new pairs of socks, of all sizes, this season for families assisted by the Allied Drive Wellness Center. Look for the labeled collection bins in either the narthex or the Bradfield Cafe to deposit your gift of warm winter socks.
- Make a donation to the Medical Benevolence Foundation
Look for details on this mission gift in Bradfield Cafe on Sundays.
- Purchase a CD of Christmas piano music played by Ben Welch's, Covenant's own Contemporary Worship Music Coordinator. Copies of the CD titled, Ultimate Christmas Collection are available in the church office for $10. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the music ministry program at Covenant.
Christmas Joy Offering:
Offering Received Sunday, December 21
The Christmas Joy Offering provides assistance for those who have dedicated their lives to the service of the church and supports leadership development and education at Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.
For more information visit
Presbyterian Mission Agency
O send out your light and
your truth let them lead me. Psalm 43.3
60th Anniversary Gift
To say, "thank you" to God for blessings for 60 years, you are invited to donate to our 60th anniversary gift, "A Home for God's People." We are raising money for a new boiler, as well as for local and global mission. Read the 60th anniversary gift letter mailed out this week. Call the church office (608-233-6297) for a donation card.
Start Thinking About "Trash & Treasure!"
Our annual "Trash & Treasure" sale is not until Saturday, March 7, but now is a good time to start collecting things in a box in the garage or the basement for this big event. Questions? Contact Youth Ministries Coordinator, Steve Royalton at 608-233-6297.