Each week, the Covenant Mission Committee places the name of a ministry and a missionary into the worship bulletin. We ask members and guests to pray for the safety, finances, Holy Spirit, openness, joy, health and travel associated with the ministry and missionary every week. Specific prayer requests may also be written on prayer cards and put in the prayer box in the Narthex.
The Prayer Warriors are Covenant members who have a great heart for prayer. Those congregants in need of prayer contact the church. With permission from the one being prayed for, the church sends the prayer requests to our Prayer Warriors, who pray for the person in need.
Contact: Kay Austin or (512) 334-3030
The Covenant Prayer Shawl Ministry provides shawls and blankets to anyone enduring life-altering treatments and chronic illnesses, and to families grieving the loss of a loved one. The Prayer Shawl group knits or crochets these gifts of love as a tangible reminder that God is ever-present. Recipients have shared that these handmade pieces bring reassurance and the feeling of being “wrapped” in God’s love during a difficult time. The Prayer Shawl Ministry is comprised of members of many faiths and welcomes participants of all ages and skill levels, and happily instructs those new to knit and crochet. The group prays, shares stories and feedback from past recipients, and reads thank you notes from families.
Contact: Sandy Blitch
Covenant’s Drive-Thru Prayer is an innovative ministry designed to engage the surrounding community in prayer. Drive-thru prayer offers our neighbors an opportunity to bring their prayer requests to our prayer team in the Covenant parking lot. Volunteers are always needed to hold signs, and to say prayers with drivers.
Contact: Joe Skraba
Located in the Southeast corner of the church parking lot, the Prayer Labyrinth is a sacred space for meditation and prayer.
Visit the Labyrinth anytime.
This ministry provides transportation to the 11 a.m. service for members who no longer drive. Members volunteer using their own cars on a rotating schedule every Sunday.
Contact: Charisse Hughen
Because of the number of our members living at Westminster, Covenant has a special relationship and a designated liaison who serves as a chaplain and bridge between the Westminster community and Covenant. There is a communion on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:30 p.m. in the Westminster Chapel, and a gathering on the third Thursday of each month.
Contact: Don Davis
Church Women United (CWU) was founded in 1941 with the motto: Agreed to Differ, Resolved to Love, United to Serve. The group is a racially, culturally and theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for peace and justice. CWU’s monthly programs work to educate women so they can support a world filled with justice and mercy for all humankind. CWU is recognized by the United Nations as a nongovernmental organization (NGO) acting on behalf of women and children throughout the world. Women from Covenant are active in the leadership and life of the Austin group.
Contact: Lorrie Terrell or (512) 250-8072