May 3, 2022 13:16PM
A congregational meeting is being called by the session for Sunday May 15th after the evening worship service at approximately 6:30pm. Two items to be considered are the resignation of Rev. Brett Mahlen from the call to the work at Stateville, and the changes to the annual budget which are contemplated to continue his support potentially through the end of the year, and matters germane. We hope to see you there.
Arrangements for Norm De Jong
February 23, 2022 15:32PM
Visitation Tuesday, March 1, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN with services conducted by Rev. Lane B. Keister. The funeral service will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/SmitsFH.
Passing of Rev. Dr. Norman De Jong
February 23, 2022 15:11PM
Tuesday evening, Feb 22, at 10:15 pm Norm De Jong finished his earthly race and was translated to glory. His last days were a struggle, and we are thankful that his days of groaning are replaced with inexpressible and inexhaustible joy. Funeral arrangements are pending. ~ Brian De Jong
Missions & Evangelism Dinner
February 14, 2022 10:41AM
Please come hear Rev. Bruce Hollister, the new Regional Home Missionary, update us regarding God's continual faithfulness to our presbyteries. The dinner is on Fri, Mar 4, at 6:30pm, at Bethel OPC in Wheaton. Please RSVP to Shannon at email@example.com or (708) 257-2033.
Birth of Gretchen Amelia Beezhold
February 10, 2022 14:39PM
I am delighted to be able to announce the answer to our prayers in the safe arrival of Gretchen Amelia Beezhold on February 8! She weighed 8lbs 11oz and is 20 inches long. Mother and baby doing well. We give thanks to the Lord for his goodness and rejoice with the family. ~ Iain
Birth of Knox Alexander Wright
January 4, 2022 10:23AM
Jonathan and Kim are delighted to announce the birth of their son, Knox Alexander on January 2, 2022. He weighs 7lbs 10z and is 21â€ť long. May the Lord bless them in His service.
Re-affirmation vows for the Keanes
December 31, 2021 11:30AM
Ryan and Jessica Keane will be re-affirming their wedding vows this Sunday following the morning worship service. That will be followed by a fellowship dinner. All who are attending the dinner are asked to bring a main dish and a side dish; dessert will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to join Ryan and Jessica in this joyous celebration!
Arrangements for Linda's dad
December 19, 2021 22:31PM
Wake on Mon, Dec 27, from 3-7pm, with the service immediately following at 7pm. Steger Memorial Chapel, 3045 Chicago Rd., Steger, IL www.smitsfh.com/obituary/leonard-sluis
Arrangements for Linda's mom
December 6, 2021 13:40PM
Here are the arrangements for Joyce Sluis: www.smitsfh.com/obituary/joyce-sluis
December 1, 2021 16:22PM
Remember we have our annual congregational meeting tonight at 7:30pm. Please make every effort to attend.
Birth of Micah George Dunigan
October 7, 2021 11:26AM
Dustin and Jessica Dunigan are delighted to announce the birth of Micah George at home shortly before 1am this morning. He weighed 8lbs 8oz and is 21â€ť long. Mother and baby both doing well. God be praised.
Fall Conference with Dr. Carl Trueman
September 24, 2021 9:4AM
Remember the Fall Conference starts tonight at 7:30pm with Dr. Carl Trueman. Tomorrow's session begins at 7:00pm. Dr. Trueman will also be preaching at both worship services on Sunday, and taking questions during the Sunday School hour. Grades P-4th will have their regular singing and class time, while grades 5th and up will have the opportunity to gather in the sanctuary for the Q&A.
Steve & Tracy Voss's baby
September 23, 2021 17:35PM
We are delighted to announce the arrival of Augustine Frank, born this afternoon at 1:58pm. Augustine weighed in at 8 lbs 1 oz, and is 21" long. All are doing well. Praise God!
Audrey Jean Vermeer
July 15, 2021 14:16PM
Kevin and Laren Vermeer are delighted to announce the birth of Audrey Jean at 8:02 this morning. She is 8lbs 15oz and 22â€ť long. Mother and baby both doing well.
Birth of Marigold Kathleen Keane
July 6, 2021 12:22PM
Ryan and Jessica are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Marigold Kathleen, at 4:07 this morning. She weighed 6lbs 8oz and was 19â€ť long. Jessica & Marigold are doing well.
Arrangements for Jane Miltzow
May 1, 2021 9:0AM
Tuesday May 4 10:00-11:30 am Wake at Colonial
11:30am Service at Colonial followed by committal and lunch at Garden Chalet (11000 S Ridgeland)
April 29, 2021 12:30PM
It is with much sadness that I have to inform the family of Covenant that one of our oldest members went home to the Lord earlier this morning. The details have yet to be arranged and will be sent out as soon as they are available. Please pray for Gail and the members of the family who mourn the loss of this dear saint. ~Iain
New baby for Tim & Katie
April 27, 2021 19:41PM
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Oakley Kate Voss, born today at 12:56pm. She was 6 lbs 9 oz and 20" long. Katie and Oakley are doing well. Praise God for answered prayers and blessing us with another covenant child!
Jason & Kelly Voss
March 27, 2021 16:1PM
Samuel John Voss was born to parents Jason & Kelly last night at 9:47pm. He weighed 8 lbs 5 oz & was 21" long. Everyone is going well. Praise God for another Covenant child!
Pinewood Derby Rescheduled
February 15, 2021 13:20PM
The car derby has been rescheduled. Test night will be Friday February 26 at 7. The derby will be on Saturday, February 27, immediately following the pancake breakfast. Check in for the show voting will begin at 9:30. Voting will begin at 10:00 Races will begin at 10:30. Note- the Cadet Room will be closed on Saturday. There will be NO working on cars during the breakfast.
George Vlk update
February 9, 2021 10:26AM
Dear Family of Covenant, It is with much sadness that I write to inform you that I heard from Edith Vlk that George went home to the Lord this morning. They are currently in Texas and I have no further details but will let you know as and when they become available. Please continue to hold Edith and the family in your prayers that the Lord would bring them much comfort from his word. Your servant for Christâ€™s sake, Pastor Iain
LBS & Music Class cancelled
February 8, 2021 14:54PM
With a sad heart, Ladies Bible Study and the music class need to be cancelled yet again for Feb 10. Due to Covid, we do not have enough leaders to be able to meet. Please keep everyone in your prayers and Lord willing, we will meet on Feb 17, covering Lesson 6.
Date Change for Bill Fitzgerald's Funeral
February 3, 2021 12:20PM
The visitation and service arrangements for Bill Fitzgerald are postponed 24 hours to Friday, noon to 3pm, and 3pm respectively.
Communion Feb 7
February 2, 2021 20:12PM
Since church was cancelled Jan 31, we will be celebrating the Lord's Supper at the evening worship service on Feb 7. We will also be having the usual hymn sing prior to evening worship.
Pinewood Derby postponed
February 2, 2021 11:37AM
The Pinewood Derby is postponed due to Covid. A new date has not been determined yet.
LBS cancelled for Feb 3
January 31, 2021 21:18PM
Due to some Covid positive cases, Ladies' Bible Study is cancelled for Feb 3. We will resume, Lord willing, on Feb 10 with Lesson 5. Marilyn, Jolee, and Ruth have Covid, fyi for anyone who had close contact with them.
Church cancelled today.
January 31, 2021 9:28AM
Due to the snow, church is cancelled for today - both this morning and tonight. Stay home and stay safe!
January 27, 2021 16:55PM
This morning Pastor Iain received a call from Bill Fitzgeraldâ€™s niece, Leann Davenport. She was in much distress that her uncle had been admitted to hospital and placed on hospice care. Iain has visited and Bill has lost a considerable amount of weight. Your prayers for him and for his family are greatly appreciated.
Pancake Breakfast Cancellation
January 26, 2021 14:13PM
Because of wide-spread Youth Group Covid exposure, the pancake breakfast for Jan 30 is cancelled. Watch for further information for an alternate date.
Christmas Carol Sing
December 22, 2020 20:7PM
Plan to be in your seats by 9:20am on Christmas morning for a Christmas Carol sing. Joy to the world!
Christmas Program & Rehearsal Change
December 21, 2020 22:14PM
The Sunday School Christmas Program is changed again. It is now scheduled for Sun, Jan 3, following the evening worship service. There will be a short rehearsal on Sat, Jan 2, at 10:00am.
Christmas Program & rehearsal postponed
December 17, 2020 10:59AM
The Christmas Program is postponed to January 10 after the pm service. Our practice will also be rescheduled for Jan 9th at 10am.
In-person Worship this Sunday
December 15, 2020 22:44PM
Dear Family of Covenant, The Session prayerfully believes we can return to in-person worship this Lordâ€™s day. Having observed a period of quarantine, we plan to resume our normal schedule with the weekly prayer meeting on Thursday at 7am. We do recognize that some are at greater risk than others and would urge those who may have underlying health issues or other concerns to used wisdom as to whether or not it is appropriate to return to in-person worship this Lordâ€™s Day.
Sunday School Christmas Program Rehearsal
December 14, 2020 8:18AM
This is a reminder that the Sunday School children will have a rehearsal on Sat, Dec 19, at 10:00am. The program will follow the evening worship service on Dec 20.
In-person Worship Cancelled for Dec 13
December 8, 2020 23:5PM
Due to possible wide-spread Covid exposure, the Session has decided to cancel in-person services for Dec 13. We will be live-streaming only.
Congregational Meeting tonight
December 2, 2020 10:40AM
Remember that we have our congregational meeting tonight at 7:30 pm. We will be voting on the 2021 budget, elders and deacons, and also discussing the possibility of moving the church. Please come if you are able.
Ladies' Bible Study Cancelled
November 17, 2020 15:58PM
The Ladies' Bible Study and music class for tomorrow, Nov 18, is cancelled, due to possible Covid exposure. We will, Lord willing, resume on Dec 2.
Youth Group Police Appreciation Service Project
November 2, 2020 9:27AM
The Youth Group is participating in a Police Appreciation Service Project. We are collecting items like hand warmers, chips, candy, gift cards, etc. to go in 70 bags with notes of appreciation. We still need 45 $5 gift cards to Dunkin Donuts. If you would like to help, you can contribute by giving money and we will buy the gift cards or you can buy gift cards. Please give these to Shannon Onnink by 11/22. We will assemble the bags at youth group that night and take them to the OPPD before Thanksgiving.
JoAnn Stob update
October 21, 2020 21:4PM
Dear Covenant family, JoAnn had her first follow-up visit with her surgeon yesterday. Shoulder is healing well. She will continue to have physical therapy at home. John returns to work on Sat. 10/24. Thank you for all your prayers, love, and support these last two weeks.
John & JoAnn Stob
JoAnn Stob update
October 16, 2020 13:30PM
Dear Covenant family,
JoAnn is doing well. It has been busy with visits from home health nurses and physical therapy. Now that the "dust is settling" from surgery, we are trying to get into a routine today. Thank you for the meals! They are so helpful in saving us time with meal prep & doing dishes. Thank you for your continued prayers... Wisdom for me as caregiver and in deciding my return-to-work date, and for JoAnn in her recovery. God is blessing us through your love, support, & prayers.
John & JoAnn St
JoAnn Stob discharged
October 13, 2020 22:12PM
JoAnn is doing well and was discharged from the hospital around 1:30pm. We are home now. Praise God for his many blessings! Thank you all for your love and prayers!
~ John and JoAnn Stob
JoAnn Stob post-surgery update
October 12, 2020 17:32PM
Dear Praying Covenant Family,
JoAnn's surgery lasted 1.5 hrs. Dr. Joy (surgeon) said surgery "went great." Top of humerus bone was in 4 fragments along with other bone pieces. He said "there was no other option" to this surgery. She is in recovery now, and will spend tonight in the hospital, with possible discharge tomorrow afternoon. Thank you for your continued love, support, and prayers for our family and JoAnn's recovery. God is Good! ~ John Stob
JoAnn Stob update
October 9, 2020 19:28PM
Dear Covenant Church family, JoAnn received medical clearance today for the "reverse total shoulder replacement" surgery. Surgery will be on Mon. Oct. 12th, at 10:45am, at Palos Hospital. She is expected to stay there overnight. Since the time of JoAnn's accident, God has shown us beautiful examples of the "Good Samaritan" in real life. Thank you for your continued prayers! John Stob
October 9, 2020 13:48PM
We are delighted to have with us this weekend Rev. Stephen Atkinson, Director of Ministry Christian Witness to Israel (North America) for our conference weekend.Â The first session will be tonight at 7:30pm and Stephen will be walking us through the Passover and explaining to us how the elements point to Christ.Â This will be a presentation particularly suited for children and they would be most welcome to attend.
Prayer for JoAnn Stob
October 7, 2020 17:10PM
John & JoAnn were on vacation in Door County, WI and were bicycling. JoAnn fell from her bike and broke her left humerus at the ball joint, which came out of the socket.Â They were in the emergency room until about 9:00pm yesterday.Â They currently are driving back home and are south of Green Bay.Â They are looking to Dave for a recommendation for a doctor to see her and do a shoulder replacement.Â She is in pain, of course, and asked for prayer.
Funeral Arrangements for Ray Manring
September 23, 2020 18:53PM
Visitation is at Colonial Chapel, Wed, Sep 30, 9:30-11:30am, with funeral service to follow.
September 23, 2020 13:37PM
Mr. Ray Manring, Joanne Voss's father, passed away last evening, Sep 22. Please remember Joanne and her sisters, Carol and Donna in your prayers. Arrangements will be sent as soon as they are finalized.
August 7, 2020 14:47PM
Having been praying for Darrell Fair for quite some time, the congregation will be disappointed to hear that he was not released as anticipated on Tuesday. A further date has been set and we will continue to pray for the Lord's hand to be on Darrell.
Covenant live stream
July 1, 2020 20:46PM
Beginning this Sunday, July 5, the live stream will be on the private Facebook group (Covenant OPC...the Place to Be), and YouTube will just have the sermon only. Please contact Jason Voss (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email to ask for a Trinity Hymnal and/or Trinity Psalter Hymnal, because the PowerPoint will stop being streamed. The hymnals can be delivered to you before Sunday if you need them.
Van Schouwen baby
July 1, 2020 20:32PM
Oops. The baby's name is Anneke Jane. Sorry!
Van Schouwen baby
July 1, 2020 20:28PM
We are so pleased to announce the arrival of Anneke Gail Van Schouwen. She was born today at 12:49pm. She weighed 7 lbs, 8 oz. & was 19-1/2" long. Mom & baby are doing well. Praise God!
Picnic at Onninks' house
June 10, 2020 16:21PM
Pete and Shannon Onnink would like to invite all who feel comfortable to their house this Sunday, June 14, between worship services for an outdoor time of fellowship. (Weather permitting) Bring your own picnic lunch for your family and blanket/chairs. The weather currently looks beautiful for us to enjoy time with each other and the outdoors.
June 8, 2020 22:27PM
The session has decided that we can start utilizing the nursery at this time. Linda will send out the nursery reminders as usual; however, if you are uncomfortable serving in nursery at this time, please let Tracy know and nursery committee will help find replacements. Please take the mandatory reporter training if you haven't already. Let Tracy know if you have any concerns.
June 4, 2020 20:15PM
We'll be using song sheets again this week, including doxologies and the creed response. Please save the doxologies/response sheets and bring them with you each week to save on paper. Thanks!
May 25, 2020 22:19PM
Please remember the church cleaning day this Saturday, May 30, from 8am-noon. The more, the merrier, especially as we get ready to hopefully open soon!
Arrival of Beezhold baby!
May 14, 2020 22:39PM
Here's your first message through the MyChurch app! Zach & Kristin welcomed Scarlett Adelaide into this world at 5:13am today. Scarlett weighed 8 lbs 2 oz, and was 21" long. All went well and we praise God for the safe delivery of another Covenant child.