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The next meeting of the Leadership Council will take place on November 8, at 1:00 pm online. Contact JeanWalsh@swmec.org to be included.

Covenant Worship Schedule

Holy Eucharist

Nov. 1   Dowagiac/Niles

Nov. 8   St. Joe

Nov. 15 Niles

Nov. 22 Dowagiac

Nov. 29 St. Joe – Advent 1


Dec. 6    Niles – Advent 2

Dec. 13 Dowagiac – Advent 3

Dec. 20 St. Joe – Advent 4

Christmas Eve – Dec. 24

     3:00 pm Dowagiac

     5:00 pm Niles

     7:00 pm St. Joe

Dec. 27 Niles – Christmas 1


Jan. 3     Dowagiac

Jan. 10   St. Joe - Epiphany

Jan. 17 Niles Annual Meeting follows

Jan. 24   St. Joe Annual Meeting follows

Jan. 31   Dowagiac Annual Meeting follows

Worship at Covenant Churches

Covenant Churches open for indoor worship October 11

Due to continuing health precautions, Rev. Diane will conduct Holy Eucharist (bread only) on a rotating basis among the three parishes beginning November 1, for the foreseeable future. Feel free to follow the schedule and visit other parishes on any weekend. All social distancing, masks and sign-in will be required at all member churches. This schedule is subject to change based on changing health and safety conditions.

Parishes not on the rotation for Holy Eucharist will conduct Morning Prayer.

  • Bring your own Prayer Book or order of Service provided via email to parish members connected online.

  • Download and save a pdf of the Book of Common Prayer on your mobile device (phone or tablet) here

  • OR download the Book of Common Prayer from the App Store (internet or data access required for use)

St. Paul’s, Dowagiac,10:00 am 

Enter by Main door

St. Paul’s, St. Joseph, 9:30 am               

Enter by Morton St. (parking strip side, ramp or Activities entrance)

Trinity, Niles, 9:30 am               

Enter by Parish Hall door

All protocols enforced:

  • Masks are required

  • Sign in

  • Personal distancing before, during, after

  • No close gathering, coffee hours, food distribution

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