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The Family, Events, and Ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Springboro

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TO DONATE BLOOD! We have two more blood drives this year at Covenant. The next one will be held on September 24 from 4-8PM. Sign up now at Donating blood is easy, quick (about an hour) and your gift helps save lives! Sign up today!

Young at Heart will have their fall luncheon on Oct. 5 at Brazenhead Irish Pub in Mason. Meet here at the church at 11:45 a.m. to carpool. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. More info in upcoming worship guides!

Pencil this date in your calendar:

October 12

That’s when our annual Fall Family Festival will take place from 4-7 PM here at Covenant. Stay tuned for more information on how you can help make this event another huge success!

will finish their study “Having A Mary Heart in a Martha World.” It has been a very good study. We will also decide what our next one will be. We'd love to have your input. And as our usual custom- where to eat out after we have we finished! This is always a fun time- and if you want to eat dessert first- it's been done! Come join us on September 9 at 6:30 p.m. and bring a friend!

The Amicae Circle will begin the year with the Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study, “An Abiding Hope, the Presence of God in Exodus and Deuteronomy.” The study focuses on migration and immigration and challenges us to consider our relationship and responsibility to migrants in our neighborhood and around the world. We will be meeting on Sept. 24th at 1:00 PM here at the church. Come join us.

CPW Team 9/19 1PM

Prayer Shawl Ministry will not meet during the month of September. Our next meeting will take place on October 7, at 6:30 p.m. here at Covenant..

Traditional Service Usher/Greeter (Carole Hepp/Debbie Shear) 01 Pam Goins & Ron Pfeiffer (one service) 08 Pam Goins & Ron Pfeiffer 15 Pam Goins & Ron Pfeiffer 22 Pam Goins & Ron Pfeiffer 29 Pam Goins & Ron Pfeiffer

Traditional Children’s Church 1-6 (Becky Hegwood) 08 Loretta Sebastian 15 Loretta Sebastian 22 Loretta Sebastian 29 Loretta Sebastian

Contemporary Service Usher/Greeter (Debbie Shear) 08 The Caiarelli 15 The Caiarelli 22 The Caiarelli 29 The Caiarelli

Family Family Family Family

Counters (Debbie Shear) 01 Ken Shear & Le’Anne Leahy 08 Bill Ilg & Tom Sebastian 15 Debbie Shear & Mary White 22 Dave Payne & Flossie Power 29 Jay White & Dave Siegler

Traditional Children’s Church Pre/K (Yvonne Craycraft) 01 Yvonne Craycraft (one service) 08 Karyn Catrine 15 Karyn Catrine 22 Erica Hicks 29 Erica Hicks

Contemporary Children’s Church Pre/K 01 08 15 22 29

(one service) Pam Goins/Susan Pfeiffer Pam Goins/Susan Pfeiffer Yvonne Craycraft Yvonne Craycraft

Contemporary Children’s Church 1-6 (Becky Hegwood) 01 08 15 22 29

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Hegwood (one service) Hegwood Hegwood Hegwood Hegwood

Fellowship (Deacons) 01 Barb & George Mourouzis 08 Sue Mills 15 TBD 22 The Catrine Family 29 TBD

Volunteers needed for PRE/K and Grades 1-6. Can you help out? See Yvonne Craycraft or Becky Hegwood. Thank you!

Labor Day brings to mind picnics, cookouts and family gatherings. Falling on the first Monday in September, it marks the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. But the holiday was created in 1882 to honor the social and economic contributions of American workers. In a strong economy, it’s easy to take for granted the ability to work and be paid well. But times have changed during the past few years, with many people still struggling with unemployment and underemployment. During our holiday celebrations this year, let’s give thanks for the jobs we have, pray for those who aren’t as fortunate and offer words of encouragement or help to someone who needs it.

Birthdays and Anniversaries are published with your permission only. In an effort to update our list, please notify the office of your family’s special dates, especially if you are new to our fellowship. We want to include you!

September Birthdays 7 Kris Van Scoy 8 George Mourouzis John Ritzinger 9 Braden Fodor Dave Tibbits 10 Jeff Howard Virginia Requarth 11 Jeremy Caiarelli 12 Bob Power 14 Jo Ann West 16 Kim Denney 17 Willa Fershee 22 Steven Lehman Sarah Stewart Susan Stewart 23 Fantine Hess 25 Stephanie Henderson 29 Jack McCarthy

September Anniversaries 06 13 19 20

Bill & Martha Ilg Don & Cindy Caiarelli Jack & Charlotte McCarthy Tom & Loretta Sebastian

Sun 1 10:00AM Summer Worship & Children’s Church

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9:30 AM Traditional Worship & Children’s Church 11:00 AM Contemporary Worship & Children’s Church

5-7:30 PM Weight Watchers 6:30 PM Growing in Grace (M) 7:00 PM Youth Ministry

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9:30 AM Traditional Worship & Children’s Church 11:00 AM Contemporary Worship & Children’s Church

5-7:30 PM Weight Watchers

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9:30 AM Traditional Worship & Children’s Church 11:00 AM Contemporary Worship & Children’s Church

5-7:30 PM Weight Watchers 7:00 PM Deacons

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6:45 PM Choir Practice 8:00 PM Praise Band

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6:45 PM Choir Practice 8:00 PM Praise Band

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6:45 PM Choir Practice 8:00 PM Praise Band

9:30-11:30 AM Weight Watchers 1PM CPW Team



6:45 PM Choir Practice 8:00 PM Praise Band

9:30-11:30 AM Weight Watchers

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Sat 7 8-9:30 AM Weight Watchers


14 8-9:30 AM Weight Watchers


21 8-9:30 AM Weight Watchers


28 8-9:30 AM Weight Watchers

Please email any updates and articles to the secretary at: or call me at 937 748-0272.

Financial Info Operating Receipts 2013 Expenditures 2013 Net Receipts (Expenditures)

July $10,754 $12,555 -$1,801

Year-to-date $93,130 $90,724 $2,406

Thank you for your gifts and continued support! Mortgage Reduction Beg. Balance Receipts 2013 Mortgage Payments Balance End of Month

July -$420 $1,343 $2,100 -$1,177

Year-to-date $234 $13,289 $14,700 -$1,177

Remember... Please help our counters each Sunday by using your offering envelopes and placing the amount on the outside of the envelope. Thanks in advance for your help.

Make this year a time to renew your commitment to peacemaking as part of your calling as a follower of Christ. Our congregation is encouraged to retain 25 percent of the Offering it receives to use for local ministries of peacemaking within the church and its community. Twenty-five percent is used by presbyteries and synods, and fifty percent is used by the General Assembly ministries through the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program. Please take time to read the weekly inserts in your worship guide starting 9/15. We will receive this offering on October 6, World Communion Sunday.

If you would like to have your concern lifted to the Lord through the Prayer Chain, contact Debbie Shear at or 748-2809. Please pray for: Mike & Ella Wentzel Karen Ritzinger as she undergoes chemo. Margy Dunn Jerry Edens Ken & Diane Howard, as they start their retirement together.

September Services September 01 - “Another Village” (Luke 9:51-62) Dennis Piermont will be our guest speaker. September 08 - Greg Gibson will be our guest speaker. September 15, 22, 29 TBA

Office Hours Our secretary is generally in the office Tuesday through Friday from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. Phone: (937) 748-0272 & (937) 748-4734 Fax: (937) 748-4734

Special Dates September 02 - Labor Day September 08 - National Grandparent’s Day September 11 - Patriot Day

Church Staff TBA Pastor Alysia Fuchs Youth Director Janet Wayne Church Secretary Kim Denney Music/Choir Director Susan Pfeiffer Pianist/Organist Vera Escott Treasurer Debbie Shear Financial Secretary Cam’s Cleaning Svc. Custodian Covenant’s Email Addresses

September 22 - First day of Autumn

What a month we had in August! There was so much going on here at Covenant with the main event being Ken’s retirement. The party on August 24 was a huge success and I know Ken found it a very humbling experience. So many people showed up to let him know just how much he has meant to the people of Covenant and the community of Springboro. August 25, his last Sunday here to deliver a sermon, was both a joyous and sad occasion. Ken has entered a new phase in his life that we all hope to reach someday. Yet it’s always sad to leave the friends and coworkers we have had the pleasure to know for all those years. I know we all wish both Ken and Diane the very best as they travel, remodel, relax, and spoil little Oliver just like a grandson should be spoiled. Thank you, Ken, for everything! We’ll miss you! Janet

Worship Guide Deadline

Adult Ministries

By 9:00 a.m. on the Tuesday before the Sunday you would like it to appear in the worship guide.

meets on various dates each month. If you have any questions, please contact Steve Hegwood at (937) 885-1031.

Courier Newsletter Deadline


Sept. 18 9:00 a.m. for the October edition. You may leave articles on the office desk or e-mail them to

Session will meet on Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Prayer Partners

Men’s Fellowship Men meet weekly at McDonalds every Tuesday morning from 7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Contact John Ritzinger (748-1437) if you have any questions. If you’ve never joined us, we would greatly welcome you!

Administration Ministry

We have a vital prayer ministry here at Covenant. We have an electronic prayer chain for those who would prefer to be notified of needs as they arise via email. To get connected in prayer through the internet, email Debbie Shear (

Outreach Ministry meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Susan Stewart for questions. (937-746-3343)

Administration will meet on Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Contact David Payne for questions. (513-836-3464)

Youth Ministry

Personnel Ministry The next meeting will be on an “as needed” basis. Contact George Mourouzis, (748-3049) for questions.

meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Erica Hicks for questions. (937-748-6352)

Covenant Presbyterian Church 415 N. Main St. Springboro, OH 45066 address correction requested

Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Summer Worship on 9/1 only 9:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service Toddlers and children through 6th grade have age appropriate learning opportunities. Nursery - provided for ages 2 and under. Covenant Presbyterian Church is called by God to construct and cultivate a community of God's people who celebrate and communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ.