Service of Encouragement

On February 24, 2019, Church of the Covenant dedicated the Sunday morning service to the appreciation of Rev. David Edwards and to encouragement to David and Kaye Edwards as David continues to battle cancer at their home in Loretto, Kentucky.

All portions of that service are available in the audio segments below. The musicians are Alys Hickcox, piano; Genivieve Starbuck, recorder; Joey Hammonds, guitar; Dan Harrison, guitar.


Gathering Song: “Alleluia” by David L. Edwards, from “Songs for the Journey”



Introduction to the Special Tribute (Rev. Dan Harrison)


Opening Words (Led by Mike Hickcox)


Hymn: “Morning Song” by David L. Edwards, from “Songs for the Journey”


Community Prayers (Led by Rev. Dan Harrison)


First Reading: Isaiah 29:16-19 (Read by Ruth Harrison)


Hymn: “This Body is Clay” by David L. Edwards, from “Songs for the Journey”


Second Reading: Luke 6:27-38 (Read by Alys Hickcox)


Sermon – Stories for Children and Adults (Rev. Dan Harrison)


Offering Song: “I Will Praise God” by David L. Edwards, from “Songs for the Journey”


Hymn: “Children Welcome” by David L. Edwards, from “Songs for the Journey”


Benediction (Led by Mike Hickcox)

Congregation in the Chapel

The congregation in the chapel, including younger ones on the floor.

Serrmon Time: Rev. Dan Harrison sharing stories with the children.

Children with Drums

During the song, “Welcome Children” the children join in with drums.

Mike Hickcox leads the benediction.