Covenant Presbyterian Church of Simsbury - The Barn
Sunday, November 20, 2022 9:00am
In-Person Sunday Service 9:00am, Hayloft Sanctuary
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  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
    124 Old Farms Rd, Simsbury, CT 06070, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM

Children's Bulletin (younger children)

A downloadable children's bulletin can be found using the following link:

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Children's Bulletin (older children)

A downloadable children's bulletin for older children can be found at this link:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.cloversites.com/88/888e6103-488a-419b-9f15-4c0be09a8a4c/documents/older_children_s_bulletin_11-20-22.pdf
Service of Worship
November 20, 2022
Hayloft Sanctuary - 9:00am
Welcome

We begin our prayers with praise because Jesus instructed that prayer begins with who God is, where He is, and with an active longing that our kingdoms become more like His.
God Summons Us

Leader: May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God protect you! May He send you help from the sanctuary and give you support

All: May we shout for joy over our salvation, and in the name of our God set up our banners!

Leader: May the Lord fulfill all your petitions! He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving might of His right hand.

All: Some trust in the power we can see, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

Adapted from Psalm 20
Praises of the People

Hymns and Choruses of Praise

#788 “Now Thank We All Our God”
Spoken and Silent Praises

Our praise is to the God who is faithful in His lovingkindness.
The Gloria Patri - #813
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, Amen.
God Sanctifies Us

Silent Personal Confession
Confession is the instinctive response of a natural person to a Holy God. Isaiah says in chapter 6, “I am a man of unclean lips” in response to his sense of God’s holiness.

Unison Confession
Merciful God;
we confess that we have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved You
with our whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In Your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be,
so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your holy name.

Declaration of Forgiveness
Thanks be to God the Father that He loves us, to Jesus Christ His only Son who forgives us and renews us in our worship and service to Him, and thanks be to the Holy Spirit whose love will never let us go.

Passing of the Peace
The peace of the LORD be with you.
And also with you.
God Strengthens Us

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

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Hymn of Reflection
#592 “Jesus Calls Us”

The Doxology: #815
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.
God Speaks to Us

The Prayer of Illumination

The Reading - 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 p. 1147
Leader: This is the word of the Lord.

ALL: Praise be to the Christ.
The Sermon –
Joyful Endurance
- 2 Corinthians 4:7-18
Peter Noonan

Sermon Notes:
1. In the Christian life, there is a lot of suffering
2. But we know that we will be raised with Jesus
3. So we do not lose heart
4. And we are renewed day by day.
Closing Hymn

#797 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
God Sends Us
God the Father loves us, Jesus has reconciled us to Him, and we have the Holy Spirit.

Benediction

Postlude
Congregational Meeting
to discuss our vision, hear from the church planting team, elect officers for terms beginning in 2023, and have discussion.
TODAY - November 20
Immediately following the 10:30am service
Welcome
This is a new, though also very old, kind of service of worship.

It is contemplative, that is, it invites its participants to reflect upon their Lord, His power, righteousness and mercies, the church universal, and their own lives as members of His body. We use periods of silence for reflection and inner prayer—and also for extemporaneous, short, spoken praises, prayers or songs.

It is traditional. It includes forms of worship, praise and prayer from the whole history of the Christian church, some from the earliest days, others that date from the Reformation, and still others that are more modern.

Such a service depends a great deal on the active participation of those attending. No liturgy guarantees a spirit-filled experience of worship (nor does the absence of liturgy do so). This service asks for worshipers who are intentional and concentrated in their opening of themselves to the presence of Christ, in their sensitivity to what the Holy Spirit is saying, and in fervent sharing of responses, prayers and song. It also calls us to remember that above all, we come together to please God. God has the first and last word this morning because He has the first and last word in all of the universe.

Such a service reminds us, too, of a mystery: that we inhabit not only a physical universe but a spiritual one, that all around us are angels and archangels and all the company of heaven with whom we join in our praises, and who are witnesses that what we do physically has eternal and supernatural consequences. We enter a sacred space and live a holy time as we draw near to God, and especially so when we share His feast, the Eucharist.

Give Here

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

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Church and Ministry Information

Are you a guest with us this morning?
Welcome and thank you for joining us today. Please introduce yourself and/or complete the “Welcome to The Barn!” form at the back of your bulletin and place it in the offering box.

Hearing Assist Receivers Available
Hearing assist receivers can be picked up from the sound crew before the service.

Prayer Opportunity
At the conclusion of the service, our prayer team is available to pray for you.

Offering
The Apostle Paul assumes that local gatherings of Christ followers support the work of the Gospel. He describes giving monetarily in almost every letter he writes in the New Testament. Christ followers give what they can for the work of the local church and for mission churches. Similarly here, we hope you are planning and then giving joyfully because you believe in the mission and vision of this local gathering. There is a box by the door to receive your offering.