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Weekly One Takes: Bob Henderson -- May 19, 2021

In today’s Weekly One Takes, Bob Henderson reflects on our return to in-person worship in June and invites us to consider the decision-making rubric that has guided members of Covenants Re-Opening leadership team since the pandemic began, which is to love God and our neighbor and to use the freedom we have been given in Christ not for self-indulgence, but to serve one another. He asks for patience as the church strikes a delicate balance between being responsive to current conditions and proceeding with deliberate caution. He shares what the congregation can expect at Covenant in the coming months and closes with an invitation "to live with a deepened sense of gratitude and a heightened sense of care."

Worship Through Music

Get to Know Shea Watts – Contemporary Music Director • July 28, 2021 • Shea Watts, Katherine Kerr

Shea, the son of a Pentacostal preacher, realized from an early age that music is the way he communicates with God. In this clip, Shea shares about his take on music being more than just the words we sing, it is an entity that can deeply shape our values, faith journeys and the way we experience worship. Shea believes in a "theology of fun," and looks forward to creating a contemporary worship environment at Covenant that inspires both "goodness and Godness" in the world.

The Mystery of God

What is God Like? • July 21, 2021 • Molly Smerko

In this week's One Takes, Pastoral Resident, Molly Smerko reflects on the mystery of God. While no one has fully seen God, there are many ways that we can reflect on God's majesty. Molly uses a newly released children's book, "What is God Like?" (Evans/Turner) as one way to think about who God is. What things - art, music, nature - help you to ponder God? We hope you will take time this week to reflect on the majesty and mystery of God that is all around us.

Take Time to Nourish Your Spirit

Summer Reflections • July 14, 2021 • Bob Henderson

In this week's One Takes, Bob reflects on July as hallowed time. Bob speaks of July as a month that we can all use to prioritize inward richness, rest, play and intellectual growth as we recover from the year prior and look toward the fall and year ahead. Watch to learn how Bob and his family are using this month to nourish their spirits and how they encourage you to do the same.