WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY COVENANT CHURCH
AT SPANISH LAKES!
Welcome to your home at Spanish Lakes! We are delighted that you have chosen to reside here.
ABOUT THE CHURCH
The COMMUNITY COVENANT CHURCH
Meets regularly on Sundays at 10:30 AM in the Clubhouse. A volunteer choir rehearses at -9:30. The church meets October
through May, when the census of the Spanish Lakes community is highest. In summer months, members attend local congregations
of their choice.
The Community Covenant Church at Spanish Lakes was born in January of 1977 with pastor Harold Cohen serving as its organizing
and first pastor. The first members were received in November of that year.
The church is a member of the Southeast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, with regional offices under the
direction of Dr. Robert Owens in Atlanta. The denomination is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and is an offshoot of the
Swedish Lutheran Church.
The local congregation has a decidedly international flavor, with regular attendance by citizens from at least five different
countries and a rich variety of denominational backgrounds.
David Cobb, Choirmaster and Organist, is a retired music teacher and was the principle bass player for the Venice (FL)
Symphony. During his tenure with the church, David has secured the gifts of an Allen digital pipe organ and a Steinway upright
piano. His wife, Mary, is also a musician and sings in the church choir.
Rev. Greg Russell began at the church in October of 2017, following an interim at St. Andrew UCC in Sarasota. His ordination
(1980) and standing is with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is a trained interim specialist and published author.
His wife, Margaret, divides her time between Florida and Kentucky, where she helps to care for her mother.
Each year, the Community Covenant Church hosts a Lasagna Dinner for fundraising and community building. The date for
this year's dinner is February 16.
The church also sponsors and oversees a Yard Sale each year, usually in March. The date for this year's sale is March
Every December church members ring the bells for the Salvation Army kettle at the Walmart in Osprey.
The church continually collects food for the Laurel Civic Organization. Bins are available in the clubhouse throughout
LAUREL CIVIC ORGANIZATION
The Community Covenant Church financially supports and sends volunteers to the Laurel Civic Organization. You need not
be church member to be a tutor or to volunteer in any other capacity.
Rev. Gregory Russell
ORDER OF WORSHIP
PRELUDE My Heart Ever Faithful, Bach David Cobb
ANNOUNCEMENTS, JOYS & CONCERNS Pastor
Jesus Is Calling #327
Jesus is tenderly calling your home,
Calling today, calling today,
Why from the sunshine of live will you roam
Farther and farther away?
Calling today, calling today
Jesus is calling, is tenderly calling today.
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP
Minister: For God alone my soul waits in silence,
People: for my hope is from him.
Minister: He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;
People: I shall not be shaken.
Minister: On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
People: my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
Minister: Trust in him at all times, O people;
People: pour out you heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.
O Jesus, I Have Promised #369
Gathered in your name, O God, we ask you to
bless our worship. May this be an occasion in which kindness
and truth shall meet, justice and peace shall kiss. Through the
communion of the Holy Spirit give us new life so that we may
rejoice in your goodness. Embolden us to make real in our
daily living what we experience within this fellowship of your
RESPONSIVE READING Betty Johnson
CALL TO PRAYER
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Minister: May God, who is gracious, show forth His mercy to us,
People: And take not His Holy Spirit from us.
PASTORAL PRAYER and THE LORD'S PRAYER
(using debts and debtors)
Hear Our Prayer, O Lord #614
INVITATION TO OFFERING Pastor
As joint workers with you, O God, we
offer the fruits of our labor so that you may bless them for your service and us in our calling. Amen.
John 1:29-46 Betty Johnson
Jesus Calls Us #375
SERMON Come and See Rev. Greg Russell
Pass It On #309
POSTLUDE David Cobb
*Indicates that you may rise in body or spirit to praise God.
The flowers today are given by
Service for Leona Soppe 1:00PM-Reception 1-4PM
Women's Sunday, Kathy Barnett organizing
Minister: Rev. Gregory A. Russell E-Mail:
Organist: David Cobb E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site http://mysite.verizon.net/resekuo9
THE COMMUNITY COVENANT CHURCH Of SPANISH LAKES