Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 53
31 December 2017
First Sunday After Christmas
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 – Psalm / Salmo 34:3, 8, 9, 15-19, 22
Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together! Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack!
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry. The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. The LORD redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. (ESV)
Engrandezcan al Señor conmigo; exaltemos a una su nombre. Prueben y vean que el Señor es bueno; dichosos los que en él se refugian. Teman al Señor, ustedes sus santos, pues nada les falta a los que le temen.
Los ojos del Señor están sobre los justos, y sus oídos, atentos a sus oraciones; el rostro del Señor está contra los que hacen el mal para borrar de la tierra su memoria. Los justos claman, y el Señor los oye; los libra de todas sus angustias. El Señor está cerca de los quebrantados de corazón, y salva a los de espíritu abatido.
Muchas son las angustias del justo, pero el Señor lo librará de todas ellas; El Señor libra a sus siervos; no serán condenados los que en él confían.
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.
– Psalm 95
Confession of Sins | God Forgives His Church
M: Brothers and sisters, since we have confidence dot enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, let us draw near and humbly confess our sins to God. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (Please be seated.)
M: Queridos hermanos, tenemos plena libertad para entrar en el Lugar Santísimo, mediante la sangre de Jesús, entonces déjenos acercarnos para confesar nuestros pecados a Dios. Si decimos que no tenemos pecado nos engañamos y la verdad no mora en nosotros. Si confesamos nuestros pecados Dios es fiel y justo para perdonar nuestros pecados y limpiarnos de toda maldad. (Tomar su lugar.)
C: I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit. (Ps. 51)
C: Yo reconozco mis transgresiones; siempre tengo presente mi pecado. Contra ti he pecado, solo contra ti, y he hecho lo que es malo ante tus ojos; por eso, tu sentencia es justa, y tu juicio, irreprochable. Purifícame con hisopo, y quedaré limpio; lávame, y quedaré más blanco que la nieve. Anúnciame gozo y alegría; infunde gozo en estos huesos que has quebrantado. Aparta tu rostro de mis pecados y borra toda mi maldad. Crea en mí, oh Dios, un corazón limpio, y renueva la firmeza de mi espíritu. No me alejes de tu presencia ni me quites tu santo Espíritu. Devuélveme la alegría de tu salvación; que un espíritu obediente me sostenga. (Sal. 51)
Silent prayer / Orar en silencio
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón –
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. Let us stand and worship God.
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. Puestos de pie, adoremos a Dios.
Lift up your hearts and worship the Lord.
Alzen sus corzones y adoren al Señor.
– Holy, Holy, Holy / Santo, Santo, Santo
*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 – John 1:1-18
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light. The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known. (ESV)
Collect: Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP)
Sermon: Isaiah 66 / The End of Christmas
 Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?  All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word… “Those who sanctify and purify themselves to go into the gardens, following one in the midst, eating pig’s flesh and the abomination and mice, shall come to an end together, declares the LORD.  “For I know their works and their thoughts, and the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and shall see my glory,  and I will set a sign among them. And from them I will send survivors to the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, who draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, to the coastlands far away, that have not heard my fame or seen my glory. And they shall declare my glory among the nations.  And they shall bring all your brothers from all the nations as an offering to the LORD, on horses and in chariots and in litters and on mules and on dromedaries, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, says the LORD, just as the Israelites bring their grain offering in a clean vessel to the house of the LORD.  And some of them also I will take for priests and for Levites, says the LORD.  “For as the new heavens and the new earth that I make shall remain before me, says the LORD, so shall your offspring and your name remain.  From new moon to new moon, and from Sabbath to Sabbath, all flesh shall come to worship before me, declares the LORD.  “And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.” (ESV)
Pastoral Prayer —
– O Glorious Day **
** Kids return to worship. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse.
Confession of Faith
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.
– Why Should I Fear?
Communion | God Nourishes His Church
The Lord’s Supper is for to all baptized believers in good standing with an evangelical Church.
La Santa Cena es para cada creyente bautizado en sana relacion con una Iglesia evangelica.
Reflection before Communion – Hebrews / Hebreos 12.12-14
Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. (ESV)
Por tanto, renueven las fuerzas de sus manos cansadas y de sus rodillas debilitadas. «Hagan sendas derechas para sus pies», para que la pierna coja no se disloque, sino que se sane. Busquen la paz con todos, y la santidad, sin la cual nadie verá al Señor.
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.
Minister: O merciful Lord, we do not presume to come to your Table, trusting in our own righteousness, but in your manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your Table. But you are merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your beloved Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his Body, and our souls washed through his most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen. (Prayer of Humble Access / adapted by JMT)
Minister: Oh Señor misericordioso, nosotros no nos atrevemos a venir a tu Mesa, confiando en nuestra rectitud ni justicia, sino en tus muchas y grandes misericordias. No somos dignos ni aún de recoger las migajas debajo de tu Mesa. Mas Tú eres clemente y compasivo, lento para la ira y grande en amor y fidelidad: concédenos, Señor, por tu gracia, que de tal modo comamos la carne de tu amado Hijo Jesucristo, y bebamos su sangre, que nuestros cuerpos pecadores sean limpios por su Cuerpo, y nuestras almas lavadas por su preciosa Sangre; y que siempre vivamos en El, y El en nosotros. Amén
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!
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 – Psalm / Salmo 116
All: What shall I render to the Lord
for all his benefits to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the Lord,
I will pay my vows to the Lord
in the presence of all his people.
I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the Lord.
Todos: ¿Cómo puedo pagarle al Señor
por tanta bondad que me ha mostrado?
¡Tan solo brindando con la copa de salvación
e invocando el nombre del Señor!
¡Tan solo cumpliendo mis promesas al Señor
en presencia de todo su pueblo!
Te ofreceré un sacrificio de gratitud
e invocaré, Señor, tu nombre.
COMMISSION | God Sends His Church
Missional Benediction / Bendición Misional
May the LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. (ESV)
Que el Señor te bendiga y te guarde. El Señor haga resplandecer su rostro sobre ti y tenga de ti misericordia; El Señor alce sobre ti su rostroy ponga en ti paz.