As I sat in the prayer garden one day this past summer, I was looking at the placards on the fence. There are names of people who are now in heaven. They were faithful here on earth and are now with Jesus. In Hebrews 12, the Bible says, “therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” I think about the people in this church who have worked so hard for many years, and now are in heaven. When they were here, they served God and were faithful. They let their light shine.
It was also sobering when I realized that I always need to be letting my light shine and do all I can do for Jesus. There will be things that try to hold us back, but as we keep our eyes on Jesus, he will give us the strength to do what we need to do. Sometimes the weights of fear, worry, and doubt begin to be heavy burdens, and I realize I need to keep my eyes on Jesus, who is “the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”.
We welcome this month’s guest preachers to Covenant!!
Tuesday, October 15th the Keenagers will be traveling to the Equestrian Center in Tryon, NC A sign-up sheet will be on the table in the hall.
Tuesday, Oct. 15th
Everyone is welcome to attend the Small Group which will be meeting October 6th at 5:00pm at the home of the McChesney’s. There will be plenty of food and discussions and of course lots of friendly fellowship.
If you need directions please contact Anne or Paul.
This month our Fellowship Luncheon will be a little different! Do you have a favorite chicken salad recipe or a gelatin salad that your mother made? Well bring some to share.
Everyone bring your favorite Salad and/or Sandwich to enjoy Sunday, Oct. 27th after worship. Desserts and beverages will be provided.
All of Covenant is asked to help with missions at Spartanburg Soup Kitchen. You don’t have to be Paula Deen or Emeril Lagasse . Just need people willing to give a few hours on Saturday morning to help prepare ingredients, wash dishes and serve to those needing a meal. Covenant has committed to prepare and serve the first Saturday of each month.
Oct. 5th—9:00 am
Covenant’s pantry is open once a month for those in need to come to the church and receive staple food items and clothing. In the month of July there were 25 people in need to come and then in August there were 20 people. The pantry needs to be replenished with more non-perishable food items and men’s clothing (please, no items requiring dry cleaning). Pantry will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 30th from 11:00am—3:00pm
All women of the church are invited to our first ever “Chat and Chew”
When: October 10th, 11:45am
Where: Chicken Salad Chick
449 E. Main St, Suite E
Come out and fellowship with us! Enjoy great conversation and food as we get to know each other better and feed our souls
Special prayers for the these individuals