From “In the Spirit” April newsletter
by David A. Anderson

When we’re asked by a friend who knows we belong to Libertyville Covenant Church: “How is the church doing”? How do we respond? Do we provide a one word response, do we elaborate….how do you think we’re doing?

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fam reteratCome join us at this beautiful location! Ask anyone who has gone on one of our Family Retreats and they will tell you it is a wonderful experience.

  • Pastoral Search Committee
  • Covenant Harbor and Covenant Point as they prepare for the summer camping programs
  • Fritz and Barb Lansky as Fritz is now in hospice care
  • Tyler Holm and Brianne McMeen who will be married this coming Saturday in Nebraska
  • Our new members as we welcome them into our church family
  • Pastor Dave and Kay Johnson as he will be retiring from many years in the pastorate later this month.

Pulse 1Please plan on attending the Adult Sunday School session on April 14th when we will begin to share the results of the recent Pulse Survey, both our church strengths as well as areas where we may have room for improvement. Read more

spring-cleanupYes, it is once again that time!  Time to help make our church pleasing to worship our Lord.



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imagesOne of our college students, Kevin Vollrath, is starting a 10 week study abroad in Athens.





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Our denomination is very committed to church health. Our church is currently participating in Veritas, a program designed to help churches be healthy and missional.

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Luke 24:13-23 (click to display NIV text)
April 7, 2013: Eastertide
Pastor Dwight A. Nelson

“When he was at table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.”

The Gospels tell of disciples going back to what was familiar to them after the events of the cross and resurrection. In John we read of Peter, who decides to go fishing. Here in Luke we find two disciples walking on a road, about seven miles, to a village called Emmaus. It does not say why they were going on such a long walk, but perhaps they were going home, going back to a familiar life. And Jesus interrupted them on their journey and redirected their lives. Read more

  • A prayer of thanksgiving for Brady DeJong’s successful surgery and release from hospital
  • Alyce Hawkinson, Paul’s Mom, as she recovers from a broken hip
  • Kevin Vollrath, who is now in Greece studying abroad
  • A prayer of thanksgiving for Joe and Andra Dalton, and their new Daughter, Kajsa Elizabeth
  • Caren Vollrath as she recuperates from knee surgery
  • Lisa Kindstrom, whose neighbor and friend died tragically
  • Fritz and Barb Lansky, as Fritz is now in hospice
  • The Pastoral Search Committee as they have their first meeting
  • Our conference camping ministries, as they prepare for Summer