Covenant Presbyterian Church of Simsbury - The Barn
Sunday, June 28, 2020 ONLINE Service
Online Sunday Service 10:30am
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    Sunday 10:30 AM
Service of Worship
June 28, 2020
Online Live -10:30am
Order of Service

God Summons Us
The Psalmist leads us in reflecting the Glory of the lord.

Call to Worship

Leader: To you, O Lord, We call; our rock, be not deaf to us!

All: Hear the voice of our pleas for mercy, when We cry to you for help, when We lift up our hands toward your most holy sanctuary.

Leader: Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of our pleas for mercy.

All: The Lord is our strength and shield; in him our hearts trust, and We are helped;

Leader: Our heart exults, and with our song We give thanks to him.

All: Oh Lord, our refuge and strength, save your people... Be our shepherd and carry us forever.”

adapted from Psalm 28

Songs of Praise
Our praise is to the God who is faithful in His lovingkindness.

Here I Am To Worship
God Sanctifies Us
We confess as a way of leaning into the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying work in our lives.

Call to Confession

Confession is a movement of obedience to God. We remember that there is no salvation but in Jesus, and that our hope for a flourishing life includes learning to confess and repent - to God and to neighbor. Therefore we confess with joy - knowing the mercy and grace of Jesus is ours. Knowing that He forgives us and trains us up into lives of life.

Silent Confession

Unison Confession

God of Compassion, look upon us in mercy, for we have not walked in the way of Jesus, your Son. We have not laid down our lives for the Gospel, but have sought to advance and defend ourselves. Our faith in you has wavered; we have trusted more in our own strength and understanding.

In loving kindness, forgive us. Strengthen our faith by your Spirit, that we would be courageous enough to embrace the way of the cross. Enable us to trust that this way of life, proclaimed and lived by Jesus, displays your glory most faithfully and profits us best both now, and in ages to come.
Songs of Praise (cont.)
Be Thou My Vision
Passing of the Peace and Acts of Grace

Songs of Praise (cont.)
No Sweeter Name

Give Here

Thank you for giving to the work of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Simsbury, CT.
God Strengthens Us

Prayers of the People
We ask for help boldly because Jesus taught us to do so.

Unison Prayer

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

A Healing Prayer
used by permission,

Give me the faith to wait.
Teach me how to listen.
Guide my heart in love.
Guard me with your presence.
Strengthen me by your grace.
Magnify your name.

Give me the faith to wait.
I turn my eyes toward you.

Teach me how to listen.
I long to hear you speak.

Guide my heart in love.
I want to know your ways.

Guard me with your presence.
I need to experience peace.

Strengthen me by your grace.
I lay my life before you.

Magnify your name.
I desire the you establish.

Give me the faith to wait.
Teach me how to listen.
Guide my heart in love.
Guard me with your presence.
Strengthen me by your grace.
Magnify your name.
God Speaks to Us

Reading of the Scripture
This is the Word of the Lord.
All: Praise be to Christ
There Is Something Bigger Going On-1 Peter 1:7-12
Will Downie, Director of Student Ministries

There’s Something Bigger Than Our Suffering Going On (1Peter 1:6b-9)

There’s Something Bigger Than Our ‘Salvation’ Going On (1 Peter 1:10-12)

God Sends Us

We Will Feast In The House of Zion


Our hope is that you enjoy corporate worship this morning as we pray, sing, confess, and open the Lord’s Word together. This is both for our good on Sundays in community, and serves as a model for our personal devotions. If you are visiting with us, please let us know you have joined us by sending us a message at

Register for Covenant Day Camp

August 3-7, 2020
9am to 10:30am

Register Here:

Covenant Day Camp is a week-long experience for children entering grades K-6. Covenant Day Camp is an environment in which children have the opportunity to discover that the Christian Faith is a living relationship with a loving God.

Because of the ongoing epidemic, we are doing Day Camp online this year. However all the usual fare will still be there. Children will still participate in small groups (known as Tribes). Campers will still enjoy hands-on craft activities in the Artisan markets. Street theater dramas will still bring to life the Good News of God's great gift in the person of Jesus Christ. And each day will still end with games and group worship.

This year's theme is The Great Adventure and will follow the story of Paul's Shipwreck from Acts 27-28. We will be focusing on the adventure of following Jesus each day, even during a quarantine.

Junior High and High School Students
Junior High Students (going into grades 7-8) and High School Students (going into grades 9-12 and 2020 graduates) can participate on a Ministry Team that serves the younger campers. However due to the modified format there will be less opportunities to serve than usual. This year Junior and High Schoolers can serve as Tribe Assistants, Drama Performers, and Worship Leaders.

Adult Staff
To make day camp work well, we need adult helpers in many roles both before and during camp.

Materials Fee
Normally we charge a material fee, however for online Day Camp there will not be a fee. We will be offering pre-packaged boxes of art and game supplies that will be used throughout the week as an elective purchase. When you register you will have the option to add on one of these boxes. The items offered in these supply boxes will be common household items. As soon as the supply list is ready we will make it available for you to see.

For information about Day Camp contact Will Downie or Shayla Durbois.