A Capitol Phenomenon
The Covenant Triennial turns heads in D.C.
Not far from where Michelle Obama
wakes up every day,
eleven hundred women
have converged to sing and pray.
They have gathered from St. Louis,
San Francisco and Tucson
as well as from Seattle
(in the other Washington).
There are women from Chicago,
Dallas, Nashville and Detroit
(not to mention gals from Boston
New York City and Beloit).
They have joined their hearts
to listen to the Word of God proclaimed
and to protest human trafficking
that keeps young girls in chains
It's a Covenant "camp meeting"
in the middle of D.C.
where the world can hear the heartbeat
of its Women's Ministries.
Transformed for Service
The "unofficial" Triennial hymn
With unveiled faces they are reflecting
God's awesome glory for all to see
They are a mirror of grace and goodness
and of the power by which we're free.
With upraised arms they humbly acknowledge
a transformation from what they were.
God's endless mercy new every morning
is ever faithful, steadfast and sure.
With outreached hands they join with each other,
sisters united in God's great cause.
Theirs is His mission birthing potential
in those now victims of broken laws.
With grateful hearts they worship the Savior
who by His Spirit makes us all new.
We are His body remade to serve Him
in what we say and in what we do.
* the above can be sung to the tune for "Morning Has Broken"
** The theme of TXIII is Reflecting God's Glory and is based on 2 Cor. 3:18 "And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."
*** to read more about The Triennial Conference of Women's Ministries of The Evangelical Covenant Church, go to www.covchurch.org