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January 2 is “Covenant Sunday” in our Michigan and Illinois-Wisconsin congregations as together we celebrate “The Dawning of a New Day in Regional Ministry.” We are asking every Disciples church in our Michigan to lift up “Covenant Sunday” during their worship service and/or a special fellowship time following worship. using resources prepared specially for us.
There’s a brief video that humorously tells the story of our coming together. (This is not a merger!) The video concludes with a sermon from our new Regional Minister, Rev. Dr. Teresa Dulyea-Parker, based on Isaiah 42:9—
See, the former things have come to pass,
and new things I now declare;
before they spring forth, I tell you of them.
We will have a litany of covenant and a written prayer from our General Minister and President, Rev. Terri Hord Owens for your bulletin. Disciples congregations in Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin will be using these resources that first Sunday. It is our gift to our Pastors and worship leaders.
- January 2