CPC / The Barn
CPC/The Barn - 10:30am Worship Service July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020 - 10:30am Worship Service
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  • Covenant Presbyterian Church / The Barn
    124 Old Farms Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
God Summons Us

The Psalmist leads us in reflecting the Glory of the Lord.
Call to Worship

Leader: As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pant our souls for you, O
God.

All: Our souls thirst for God, for the living God.

Leader: Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil
within us?

All: Hope in God; for we shall again praise him, our salvation and our
God. The risen Jesus Christ!

Adapted from Psalm 42
Songs of Praise

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

Awesome Is The Lord Most High/Forever/Here Is Our King
God Sanctifies Us

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 everlasting love,
we confess that we have been unfaithful
to our covenant with you and with one another.
We have worshiped other gods: money, power, greed, and
convenience.
We have served our own self-interest
instead of serving only you.
We have not loved our neighbor as you have commanded.
Forgive us, gracious God,
and bring us back into the fullness
of our covenant with you and one another.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Songs of Praise (cont.)

Who You Say I Am
Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
praise Him all creatures here below!
Praise Him above ye Heavenly host,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Amen

CPC/The Barn Giving

 

https://cpcbarnweb.org/donate
Passing of the Peace and Acts of Grace
Day Camp 2020 Video Presentation
Songs of Praise (cont.)

Children of God
GOD STRENGTHENS US

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

Reading of the Scripture
1 Peter 2:1-12
Message
The Stones Live!- 1 Peter 2:1-12
Andrew Sharp, Elder

1.We have a new identity.


2.We cast aside our toxic thinking and speaking so that we might grow.


3. Let’s talk about the importance of stones


4.What do people learn about God when they look at us?


5.We are sojourners and exiles whose home is God’s kingdom.

God Sends Us

On Jordan’s Stormy Banks

Benediction
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 info@cpcbarn.org or by messenger.

Parents, Please Note…
Zoom channels for the Sunday School at 9:30am on Sunday morning are available in the Sunday school updated email. If you are new to the church and would like your child(ren) to participate in Sunday School, send us an email at info@cpcbarn.org. Our classes are designed to be welcoming, safe, and loving - a place where your child will be valued as made in God’s image.

Prayer Opportunities
We will be praying during the service as body and the worship leader will be praying for our general needs. If you desire to be prayed for or prayed with, please let us know via email at prayer@cpcbarn.org , messenger, or in our private Facebook group.

Want more gospel encouragement?
Check out the weekly 5 More Minutes podcast available on iTunes, Google Play, or on our website. Don’t get the Barn Blast? It is one of our tools of getting information out during this time. You can sign up here:
https://cpcbarnweb.org/contact-us

The Offering
There are around 50 “one another” commands in the Scriptures. They are clear that we are for one another; we support, encourage, pray, conflict, and cheer on one another. Nothing fundamental has changed about these commands. But, the style of how we do this has just changed dramatically!
Therefore, I need to ask that you let me know if something changes in your job or home situation (you can also tell a Deacon or an Elder), it does not need to become public knowledge but I want you to tell someone and then know they are praying for you. Also our Deacons will want to support you.

This means we need all of you to become online givers. All of what we do as a church continues, though it will look different. All of our missionaries will continue to need our support. All of our staff will continue to do their work helping us all flourish as followers of Christ. I know it is a big ask, but I need you to adjust your style if that style was dropping cash or a check in the soft wormy maple boxes.

Paul describes it this way at the end of his first letter to the Corinthians, and it fits both with our calling as Jesus Followers and this current moment when we cannot give in person, "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do. On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come. And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.”

If you are unable to give at this time, I hope you contact us so that we can act like the church towards you by supporting you. If you are giving, please switch immediately to online.