Covenant Presbyterian Church of Simsbury - The Barn
Sunday September 13, 2020 -- 9am Outdoor Worship Service
Registration is Required:
Locations & Times
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
    124 Old Farms Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM


Leader: For you are the God in whom we take refuge; Send out your light and your truth;

All: let them lead us; let them bring us to your holy hill and to your dwelling!

Leader: We will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy,

All: and we will praise you with the lyre, O God, our God.
Hymn of Reflection - How Great Thou Art

Verse 1
O Lord my God
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds
Thy hands have made
I see the stars
I hear the rolling thunder
Thy pow'r thru'out
The universe displayed

Chorus 1
Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art
Then sings my soul
My Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art
How great Thou art

Verse 2
When through the woods
And forest glades I wander
And hear the birds
Sing sweetly in the trees
When I look down
From lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook
And feel the gentle breeze

Verse 3
And when I think
That God His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die
I scarce can take it in
That on the cross
My burden gladly bearing
He bled and died
To take away my sin

Verse 4
When Christ shall come
With shout of acclamation
And take me home
What joy shall fill my heart
Then I shall bow
In humble adoration
How Great Thou Art - And there proclaim
My God how great Thou art

Gloria Patri
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
And to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:
World without end. Amen.

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

Father, Son and Spirit, make our house like your kingdom - our words, our use of time and devices, our money and work. Renew us for your service God. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon: And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Blessed is the one whose sin is covered.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Prayers of the People

We ask for help boldly because Jesus taught us to do so.

Give Here

Thank you for your support of the work of Covenant Presbyterian Church of Simsbury.

Sermon Title: New England in the Fall … and COVID
Psalm 73
Matt Blazer, Lead Pastor

1. We ask

2. about what we see

3. as a move

4. towards God.

Register for Next Week's 9am Service

Planning to join us again. You can register for our 9am in person service at this link.
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
9AM Service Reminders:
- You must register to attend.
- Please worship from home if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
- Please park in every other parking space in the parking lot.
- We will check your temperature upon arrival at the Check In station.
- Please bring a face mask and wear it when not physically distant (covering mouth and nose).
- We will sit with only those we live with and will be spaced out 6 feet from one another.
- Our bathrooms are limited to 1 person at a time.
- We have hand sanitizer.
- The usher will direct seating (pews and lawn) and dismissal to facilitate 6 ft distancing.
- We will not have congregational singing for the time being.
- Children age 3 and up are asked to wear a mask.
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 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 , messenger, or in our private Facebook group.

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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.