HOLY WEEK WORSHIP--Tonight and tomorrow

  • Maundy Thursday: March 28 at 7:00, to remember the Last Supper
  • Good Friday: March 29 at noon, to remember the crucifixion

Hello, Bailey-

It's almost Easter! Just in case you need extra inspiration, here are five good reasons to come to church (or even better to invite someone to church!) on Easter Sunday, March 31 at 9:00 and 11:00:

1) Brunch: We have delicious food and fellowship together at 10:00 in between services in Bradfield Hall.

2) Artwork: You'll be able to see the large Alleluia art done by the Sunday School kids. You can even get your own blank coloring sheet on Sunday morning, or by clicking on my partially-colored version below.

3) Music: We have two trombones and a timpanist to make our music even better than usual.

4) Flowers: Easter lilies, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and azaleas will make the sanctuary beautiful.

5) Good news: In sermon, song, and prayer, we will celebrate the good new of the resurrection of Jesus--which give us new hope, and opens us to second chances.

If you can't make it in-person, check out our Youtube channel and worship online with us.

And I hope you'll join me and many others in reading the book of Acts during the month of April. Acts 1 on April 1, Acts 2 and April 2, and so on, all the way through Acts 28 on April 28. Upcoming sermons throughout the month of April will also focus on Acts.

As I mentioned last week, I will be on sabbatical from Friday, April 5 through Friday, May 10, followed by a week at a preaching and worship conference. I'll be back in church on Sunday, May 19. You are in good hands with Pastor Jess, Pastor Megan, and Minister of Music and Pastoral Care Melissa, along with the rest of the staff and church leaders.

I am grateful for this opportunity to rest to renew my connection with God, and to explore new ways of being a faithful church and a faithful Christian.

Wherever you are in the journey of life, I hope you can make space this spring for rest and renewal as well.

Easter blessings!

On the journey together,


Holy Week Worship Schedule

Maundy Thursday

  • In-Person and Livestream worship: 7:00PM
  • Music: Doug McNeel, organist

Good Friday

  • In-Person and Livestream worship: 12:00PM
  • Music: Ben Welch, pianist

Easter Sunday

  • In-Person and Livestream worship: 9:00AM & 11:00AM
  • Preaching: Charlie Berthoud | "Practicing Resurrection" | Text: Mark 16: 1-8
  • Music (9:00 & 11:00): Adam Niessenbaum & Colin Dugan, trombones; Greg Hinz, timpanist
  • Music (9:00): New Day Ensemble (Ben Welch, leader)
  • Music (11:00): Covenant Chancel Choir (Melissa Hinz, leader); Doug McNeel, organist
  • Children's Time with Cindy Lovell
  • Nursery Care: 8:45AM-12:15PM
  • Kaleidoscope Kids: during 9:00AM worship
  • Easter Brunch: 10:00AM in Bradfield Hall
  • Visit our Worship HQ for everything you need to worship with us online!

If you missed a service or would like to watch a service again, all livestreamed services are saved to our YouTube channel. Or you can give the sermons another listen on our sermon podcast!

Adult Education

There is no Adult Education on Easter Sunday (March 31). Join us on Sunday, April 7 at 10:00am for "Book of ACTS: Part 1," led by John Strikwerda and Melissa Hardy as we begin a church-wide effort to explore the book of Acts in the Bible.

Children & Youth Ministries

There will be NO Sunday School on Easter Sunday (March 31).

There will be NO YC or Confirmation on Easter Sunday (March 31).

Join us in between services on Easter Sunday for our annual Easter Brunch in Bradfield Hall! We will have fruit, assorted sweet treats, and of course coffee!

New this week:

Sarah Day, Covenant member

Loving God, in your mercy, hear our prayers for each of these your children. We pray for healing, for courage, and for peace, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Racists Anonymous Fellowship continues to meet weekly on Thursdays (except Mar 28). On April 4, we will begin a 4-week study of John Lewis’ Across That Bridge - A Vision for Change and the Future of America! In this book, the late US Congressman and civil rights leader provides lessons that give us a ray of hope in the ongoing struggle for civil rights. Visit covenantmadison.org/raf for more info. Contact Jennifer Morgan to get the Zoom link.

Anyone in their 20s or 30s are invited! Meet us at the Brass Ring at 6:30. Trivia begins at 7:00! Contact Pastor Jess if you have any questions. Come out even if you don't consider yourself to be a trivia buff! We'll enjoy beverages, apps, and good company together.

Acts comes after the gospels and it describes how, in a time of uncertainty, the disciples grew stronger in faith and began a community movement (the church). We present a challenge to you for April - read a chapter a day of the book of Acts (28 chapters). Join us in this challenge and for the sermon/small group series.


Small Groups: Read the book of Acts and connect with others this Spring by joining a small group for 6 weeks! Visit covenantmadison.org/smallgroups for more info. Sign up below!

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