PRELUDE:  We Walk by Faith (Dunlap’s Creek) by James Biery



HYMN:  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” [Faithfulness]


INTROIT:  Spirit of Life by Jane Marshall

Spirit of Life, in this new dawn, give us the faith that follows on, letting Thine all pervading power fulfill the dream of this high hour.  Spirit Creative, give us light, lifting raveled mists of night; touch Thou our dust with spirit-hand and make us souls that understand.  Spirit Consoling, let us find Thy hand when sorrows leave us blind; in the gray valley let us hear thy silent voice: “Lo, I am near.”  Spirit Redeeming, give us grace when crucified to seek Thy face; to read forgiveness in Thine eyes today with Thee in Paradise.  Spirit of Love, at evening time, when weary feet refuse to climb, give us Thy vision, eyes that see beyond the dark, that see the dawn and Thee.  [Earl Marlatt]


SCRIPTURE LESSON:  John 21:15-19

ANTHEM:  Through Christ by Pepper Choplin

Through Christ, we can do all things.  Through Christ, we can find new strength day by bay, through our lives we press on.  Through Christ, we can do all things.  Through Christ, we can find new strength through the night, through the storm, we press on.  So rejoice in the Lord.  Again I say, rejoice and live with thanksgiving and prayer.  And the peace of God, beyond all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ.  How shall we meet the days ahead?  Through Christ, how shall we keep our calling true?  It is through Christ, and if life puts us to the test, by faith, through Christ, by faith, we’ll demonstrate our best.  By faith, we’ll press on, and we’ll press on through Christ.  Come and rejoice in the Lord for all we have in store.  For we can do all things, all through Christ. [based on Philippians 4:4-7, 13]

SERMON:  “Loving and Following Jesus”

HYMN:  Faith Begins by Letting Go [Lux Prima]


HYMN:  We Walk by Faith and Not by Sight [Dunlap’s Creek]


BENEDICTION RESPONSE:  Listen, God Is Calling  by Neno Lake Mungo/arr. by Austin C. Lovelace

Listen, listen, God is calling, through the Word inviting, offering forgiveness, comfort, and joy (repeated in Swahili).  Help us to be faithful, standing steadfast, walking in your precepts, led by your Word. [Kenyan; trans. Howard S. Olson]

POSTLUDE:  Processional in C by Michael Helman

Presbyterian Disaster Relief (PDR):  God’s people are called on to stand in the “GAP” — Give. Act. Pray.  The PDR’s response to the situation in Ukraine will include both financial and technical assistance as the network of faith communities providing humanitarian assistance grows in the months ahead.  Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with “DR000156-Ukraine” on the memo line & mailed to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA, 15264-3700.

Covenant Flood Recovery Renovation:  To make a donation, please click on the GIVE button on the home page of our website or mail a check to the church office.

Would you like to sponsor flowers for one week for worship?  You can place your order for any Sunday throughout 2022 by using this link that takes you to Covenant’s Flowers for Worship form —

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