Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 35
27 August 2017
Season after Pentecost: Ordinary Time
Bible Study/Estudio Biblico – 4 PM + Worship/Culto de Adoración – 5 PM
Welcome and Announcements / Bienvenido y Anuncios
Prayer for the Church / Oracion por la Iglesia
Call to Worship | God Gathers His Church
Scripture Reading and Prayers / Lectura y Oracion –
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
let Israel now say—
if it had not been the Lord who was on our side
when people rose up against us,
then they would have swallowed us up alive,
when their anger was kindled against us;
then the flood would have swept us away,
the torrent would have gone over us;
then over us would have gone
the raging waters.
Blessed be the Lord,
who has not given us
as prey to their teeth!
We have escaped like a bird
from the snare of the fowlers;
the snare is broken,
and we have escaped!
Our help is in the name of the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
Si el Señor no hubiera estado de nuestra parte
—que lo repita ahora Israel—,
si el Señor no hubiera estado de nuestra parte
cuando todo el mundo se levantó contra nosotros,
nos habrían tragado vivos
al encenderse su furor contra nosotros;
nos habrían inundado las aguas,
el torrente nos habría arrastrado,
¡nos habrían arrastrado las aguas turbulentas!
Bendito sea el Señor, que no dejó
que nos despedazaran con sus dientes.
Como las aves, hemos escapado
de la trampa del cazador;
¡la trampa se rompió,
y nosotros escapamos!
Nuestra ayuda está en el nombre del Señor,
creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Lord’s Prayer / El Padre Nuestro
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.
For yours is the kingdom
and the power and the glory forever.
Padre nuestro que estás en el cielo,
santificado sea tu nombre.
Venga tu reino; Hágase tu voluntad,
como en el cielo, así también en la tierra.
El pan nuestro de cada día, dánoslo hoy.
Y perdónanos nuestras deudas,
como también nosotros perdonamos a nuestros deudores.
Y no nos metas en tentación,
mas líbranos del mal;
porque tuyo es el reino,
y el poder, y la gloria, por todos los siglos.
Confession of Sins | God Forgives His Church
Minister: Brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, let us draw near and humbly confess our sins to God. (Be seated)
Ministro: Hermanos, tenemos plena libertad para entrar en el Lugar Santísimo, mediante la sangre de Jesús, entonces déjenos acercarnos para confesar nuestros pecados a Dios. (Sentados)
C: O King enthroned on high, filling the earth with your glory: holy is your name, Lord God almighty. In our sinfulness we cry to you to take our guilt away, and to cleanse our lips to speak your word, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
C: O Rey entronizado en lo alto, llenando la tierra de tu gloria: Santo es tu nombre, Señor Dios omnipotente. En nuestra pecaminosidad clamamos a ti tomar nuestra culpa lejos de nosotros y limpiar nuestros labios para poder hablar tu palabra, a través de Jesucristo nuestro Señor. Amén
Silent prayer / Orar en silencio
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón –
M: According to the gospel of God’s grace, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.
M: Según el evangelio de la gracia de Dios, ya no hay ninguna condenación para los que están unidos a Cristo Jesús, pues por medio de él la ley del Espíritu de vida me ha liberado de la ley del pecado y de la muerte.
*Kids 3 and under may dismiss to Bible Class during this song. Sermón en español en Salon numero 6.
Consecration | God Equips His Church
Scripture Reading and Prayer – Leviticus 4:22-31
When a leader sins, doing unintentionally any one of all the things that by the commandments of the Lord his God ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt,or the sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring as his offering a goat, a male without blemish, and shall lay his hand on the head of the goat and kill it in the place where they kill the burnt offering before the Lord; it is a sin offering. Then the priest shall take some of the blood of the sin offering with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out the rest of its blood at the base of the altar of burnt offering. And all its fat he shall burn on the altar, like the fat of the sacrifice of peace offerings. So the priest shall make atonement for him for his sin, and he shall be forgiven.
If anyone of the common people sins unintentionally in doing any one of the things that by the Lord‘s commandments ought not to be done, and realizes his guilt, or the sin which he has committed is made known to him, he shall bring for his offering a goat, a female without blemish, for his sin which he has committed.And he shall lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and kill the sin offering in the place of burnt offering. And the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger and put it on the horns of the altar of burnt offering and pour out all the rest of its blood at the base of the altar. And all its fat he shall remove, as the fat is removed from the peace offerings, and the priest shall burn it on the altar for a pleasing aroma to the Lord. And the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be forgiven.
Collect: Grant, we ask you, merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may manifest your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen. (Proper 16 / BCP)
Sermon: Membership Matters / Vow 1 – Do you acknowledge yourself to be a sinner in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope save in His sovereign mercy?
Text: Romans 3:10-20, 23
For we have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin, 10 as it is written:
“None is righteous, no, not one;
11 no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
12 All have turned aside; together they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”
13 “Their throat is an open grave;
they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”
14 “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.”
15 “Their feet are swift to shed blood;
16 in their paths are ruin and misery,
17 and the way of peace they have not known.”
18 “There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin . . . 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Gracious Father, we pray for your holy apostolic and catholic Church and this congregation of your people. Fill us with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where we are corrupt, purify us; where we in error, direct us; where in any thing we are amiss, reform us. Where we are right, strengthen us; where we are in need, provide for us; where we are divided, reunite us; for the sake of Jesus Christ your Son our Savior. Amen.
Congregation Reads – The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into death;
The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy *catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
Communion | God Nourishes His Church
If you have been baptized into Christ, and trust Him as your only hope for Salvation, and are a member in good standing at any Christian church, then you are invited to take the elements as they are passed. Please hold them until such time that we partake of them together.
Si Ud ha sido bautizado en Cristo y confia en él como su unica esperanza para salvacion, y es miembro sano en una iglesia Cristiana, puede participar en la santa cena del Señor con plena confianza porque es Cristo que le invita.
Words of Institution — 1 Cor. 11:23-26
The Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
Yo recibí del Señor lo mismo que les transmití a ustedes: Que el Señor Jesús, la noche en que fue traicionado, tomó pan, y, después de dar gracias, lo partió y dijo: «Este pan es mi cuerpo, que por ustedes entrego; hagan esto en memoria de mí».
In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
De la misma manera, después de cenar, tomó la copa y dijo: «Esta copa es el nuevo pacto en mi sangre; hagan esto, cada vez que beban de ella, en memoria de mi.
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
Porque cada vez que comen este pan y beben de esta copa, proclaman la muerte del Señor hasta que él venga. ¡Gracias a Dios por su don inefable!
Offerings and Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias – 2 Cor 8:7-9
As you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.
Así como ustedes sobresalen en todo —en fe, en palabras, en conocimiento, en dedicación y en su amor hacia nosotros—, procuren también sobresalir en esta gracia de dar. No es que esté dándoles órdenes, sino que quiero probar la sinceridad de su amor en comparación con la dedicación de los demás. Ya conocen la gracia de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, que, aunque era rico, por causa de ustedes se hizo pobre, para que mediante su pobreza ustedes llegaran a ser ricos.
COMMISSION | God Sends His Church
Benediction / Bendición
M: May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
C: Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you! Psalm 67:1-3
M: Dios nos tenga compasión y nos bendiga;
Dios haga resplandecer su rostro sobre nosotros,
para que se conozcan en la tierra sus caminos,
y entre todas las naciones su salvación.
C: Que te alaben, oh Dios, los pueblos;
que todos los pueblos te alaben.