Covenant Presbyterian Church of Simsbury - The Barn
Sunday, May 2, 2021 - 11am Service
In-Person Sunday Service 11:00am
Locations & Times
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
    124 Old Farms Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM

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Children's Bulletin

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Service of Worship
May 2, 2021
In Person - 11:00am
Order of Service
God Summons Us


Call to Worship

Leader: For God alone my soul waits in silence;

All: from Him comes my salvation.

Leader: He alone is my Rock and my Salvation,

All: my Fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Leader: On God rests my salvation and my glory;

All: my mighty Rock, my refuge is God.

Adapted from Psalm 62
Songs of Praise
Our praise is to the God who is faithful in His lovingkindness.

Come Now Is The Time To Worship/Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
God Sanctifies and Strengthens Us

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 5 I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity;6 I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

Merciful God;
I confess that I have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by what I have done, and by what I have left undone.
I have not loved You
with my whole heart and mind and strength.
I have not loved my neighbors as myself.
In your mercy forgive what I have been,
help me amend what I am, and direct what I shall be,
so that I may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your holy name.

Assurance of Pardon: and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Blessed is the one whose sin is covered.

Response Song
Gloria Patri
Passing of the Peace and Acts of Grace

Songs of Praise (cont.)
Psalm 34 Taste and See

Give Here

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

Reading of the Scripture: Matthew 26:26-29

This is the Word of the Lord.
All: Praise be to Christ
Hope and Expectancy at the Lord’s Table
- Matthew 26:26-29
Andrew Sharp, Elder

Sermon Notes:
1. At the Lord’s Table, we are drawn into communion with Christ, and with
each other

2. As we remember, proclaim our faith, experience fellowship with fellow
Christians, examine our hearts, and HOPE.

3. We anticipate a great banquet – the wedding feast where Christ and his
bride, his church, are joined.

4. But it’s bigger even than that: we wait expectantly for the heavens and
earth to be renewed.

God Sends Us

Closing Song
Your Great Name

Until Father's Day 2021:
10:00am: ONLINE ONLY Service
11:00am: IN-PERSON ONLY Service

Every Sunday we will continue to offer online Sunday school for children from pre-K through 5th grade at 9:00am.

We also offer in-person Sunday school for elementary aged children at the 11:00am service. You will need to sign your kids up online prior to Sunday morning; when you sign up, you should also print a COVID questionnaire (1 per family).

Please e-mail for more information.
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
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.