March 31 - April 6, 2024

This Week at Christ Covenant

Maundy Thursday at 7:00 pm

"Father, Glorify Your Son"

John 17:1-5

Tom Groelsema

Good Friday at 12:00 pm

"The Blood of the Lamb"

Exodus 12:1-13

Bill Barclay

"What Will You Do With Jesus?"

Matthew 27:15-26

Kevin DeYoung

Easter at 10:45 am

"The Death of Moses and the Resurrection of Christ"

Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Kevin DeYoung

Easter at 6:00 pm

"I Say a Little Prayer (For You)"

John 17:6-26

Joel May

You can prepare for worship this week by listening to the music we will be singing. The links below have music playlists of what we will be singing this week!

Livestream Options

If you are unable to join us in person for either morning or evening worship we hope you will join us on the livestream on either YouTube or our website at christcovenant.org/live.

Prayer Guides
We hope you will take time to submit your confidential prayer requests either online at ChristCovenant.org/members/prayer or by email at prayer@christcovenant.org. Your pastors and staff are continually praying for you!
Weekly and Upcoming Events

Mar. 31 • Easter Sunday

Mar. 31 • No Sunday School

Apr. 2 • O Nights - Christ Covenant Outreach Nights

Apr. 3 • Last day to order Trail Life BBQ

Apr. 5 • First Friday Fellowship

Apr. 5 • Senior Adult Luncheon

Apr. 6 • Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

Apr. 7 • Combined Sunday School

Apr. 14 • Church-wide picnic

Apr. 15 • Moms Meet Up

Apr. 16 • O Nights - Christ Covenant Outreach Nights

This list shares special events and various weekly programs. To see all of our events, visit either the full calendar or the news webpage for a complete list of what is happening at Christ Covenant.

Holy Week

Holy Week is quickly approaching, and we hope you are making plans to join us for these special worship services. Each service is located in the sanctuary in the worship center. If you are unable to join us in person for any of these worship services, we hope you will join us online for the livestream at christcovenant.org/live.

Holy Week services are:

Maundy Thursday, March 28, at 7:00 pm,

Good Friday, March 29, at 12:00 pm,

Easter, Sunday, March 31, at 10:45 am.

Children’s programs are available on Thursday, March 28 during the Maundy Thursday worship service for children 4 months - 35 months. There are no children’s programs available during the Good Friday worship service. For morning worship on Easter Sunday, children’s programs are available for ages newborn - preschool. For evening worship on Easter Sunday, children’s programs are available for ages newborn - 2 years old. If you have any questions regarding children’s programs, please contact Amy Wallace at awallace@christcovenant.org.

Volunteers Needed for HisAbilities Respite Night

Deadline to Register is March 30

Christ Covenant’s HisAbilities ministry needs volunteers for our upcoming Spring Respite Night on Saturday, April 20. This event is a wonderful opportunity for our church to come alongside Christ Covenant families impacted by disability by providing a few hours of respite for parents while their children are cared for and engaged by a team of volunteers providing a safe environment with a variety of fun activities! Volunteers must be a member of Christ Covenant, but no experience with disabilities is needed to serve (training resources are provided and we work to make sure our volunteers are serving in a capacity in which they are comfortable). The evening is always a rich blessing and a great time to make encouraging connections with this special part of our church body! Respite Night is held in the lower level of the Community Life Center, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

To learn more or register to volunteer please contact Amy Van Dusen at avandusen@christcovenant.org. The deadline for volunteer registration is March 30. And if you are a member or attending family impacted by disability or special needs who would benefit from participating or would just like to learn more about Respite Night, please contact Amy Van Dusen as well. Participants need to register by April 6.

Parking and Seating for Easter

Sunday, March 31

As we prepare to welcome guests, friends, and neighbors for our Easter morning worship service, we are asking for your help with parking and seating. We encourage all families to travel to church in one car if possible to help with parking. Also, if you are able and willing to park at Covenant Day Middle School, the Youth House/White House parking lot, or along Pleasant Plains Drive, which are all across Covenant Lane, we encourage you to do that so that parking spaces will be available to accommodate more guests. We have plenty of seats available and want to remind you that the wings next to the stage are available for seating. You can access these areas from the balcony level. If you notice someone looking for a seat, please look around for space available around you and see if you can move to the middle of your pew to create additional space. We are so glad you are here for worship, and we are looking forward to worshiping our Risen Lord on Easter together.

O Nights - Christ Covenant Outreach Nights

Tuesday, April 2

Everyone is invited to join us on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month for Christ Covenant Outreach Nights, called O Nights. Our next one is Tuesday, April 2, from 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm. One O Night per month will be outreach/evangelism in the community with people going into different sections of the community to share their faith. The other O Night each month will have some time of training to equip our people, but for those that are comfortable with evangelism and don’t need the training, they will still have the option of going out to do surveys/evangelism.

Our desire is to provide different opportunities where we can learn more about our community while at the same time care for people, take steps of faith to engage with others, and to avail ourselves to opportunities to share the gospel. It also gives us the opportunity to serve together, pray for our community, and see God work in another way.

We will meet in the south lobby of the worship center. If you do not feel comfortable walking, we would love for you to participate by praying on our campus. Please bring your small group, family, etc. and join us! If you have any questions, contact Amy Van Dusen at avandusen@christcovenant.org.

Trail Life BBQ - Orders Are Open

Now Through April 3

Christ Covenant Family it’s that time of year again for the best BBQ in Matthews. Our Trail Life Ministry will be firing up the smokers again and filling the air with a heavenly aroma the week of April 15, 2024. Don't miss out on getting Trail Life BBQ by ordering today by clicking here. You can order bbq by the pound or order a meal that comes with bbq, sides and bbq sauce. Orders can be picked up on April 19 and 20, at Christ Covenant Church parking lot. Have questions? Contact either Jerry Shanko at jshanko@gmail.com or Wes Smith at Smithwp4@gmail.com.

First Friday Fellowship

Friday, April 5

All moms are welcome to join children’s ministry staff and other moms for a time of fellowship and discussion the first Friday of each month in the Community Life Center rooms 1 & 2 (CLC), from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. Each month we will discuss a new topic centered around interests of young moms. Let us know you are coming by signing up by clicking here. Childcare is available by emailing Stephanie at sbennett@christcovenant.org. For more information contact Amy at awallace@christcovenant.org.

Men's Fellowship Breakfast

Saturday, April 6

You and your sons that are 12 years old or over are personally invited to join us for our Men’s Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, April 6, at 8:00 am, in the Community Life Center. Our time together will feature opportunities to meet and get to know other men in our church community prior to hearing from our speaker. We will continue our semester theme of “Mentoring” and specifically focusing on transitioning into application and what mentoring relationships can look like in our individual lives. Our featured speaker this month is Derek Wells, Pastor of Shepherding and Discipleship. 

We have a team cooking a delicious buffet breakfast on site. In order to establish an accurate head count for our team cooking the meal please make sure to RSVP by clicking here.  A $10 per person cash donation is encouraged to offset the cost of food for the breakfast. If you have questions, please email Amy Van Dusen at avandusen@christcovenant.org

We hope to see you for all or a portion of our time together in April! 

Combined Sunday School on Transgenderism

April 7, 14 and 21

Western culture is currently undergoing deep transformation in how people view sexuality and personal identity. Rather than seeing sexuality as a gift to be received from one’s Creator, it is increasingly understood as determined by the individual—even down to remaking bodies to align with a sense of sexual identity. This cultural change has brought unprecedented challenges to the Church as she seeks to bear witness to God’s Word on what it means to be human, and as she seeks to minister in a deeply confused culture.


This all-church mini-series taught by professors from Reformed Theological Seminary will equip Christians to understand what Scripture teaches on issues related to transgenderism, how we got to this cultural moment, and how Christians might wisely and compassionately minister to others on this issue. Adults and youth are welcome. Pastor Kevin DeYoung will teach the first class on April 7. All classes are in the sanctuary and begin at 9:00 am. We hope to see you there!

Coram Deo Volunteer Appreciation

Sunday, April 7

Thank you to our amazing volunteer team! If you missed the volunteer appreciation video last week, you can watch by clicking here.

All of our volunteers are invited to attend an appreciation event on Sunday, April 7, at 4:30 pm in the Community Life Center in rooms 3 & 4. If you were involved with the Pastors Conference, we hope you'll join us!

Spring Picnic

Sunday, April 14

Please join us for a church-wide spring picnic immediately following morning worship on Sunday, April 14, 2024. The church will provide drinks and dessert. You provide your picnic lunch!

You can pack your own family’s lunch or get together with your small group, Bible study, people you sit with at church, or friends and divide up the menu to bring part of your picnic. Bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, as we will be outside on the lawn. Some inside seating will be available. We hope to see you there!

A New Resource from Clearly Reformed

The online ministry of our Senior Pastor Kevin DeYoung called Clearly Reformed is giving away monthly resources aimed at further developing your walk with the Lord. Please find free booklets of the article, “5 Qualities We Should Look for in Our Political Leaders” located in the book nook in the main lobby. Visit clearlyreformed.org for thousands of other resources.

Employment Opportunities

Current opportunities at Christ Covenant include:

  • Event Planner
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Youth Ministry Logistics Coordinator

Details can be found at christcovenant.org/aboutus/employment

Covenant Day School is hiring for various positions. Details can be found at https://www.covenantday.org/about-us/employment

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