Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 23
10 June 2018
Ordinary Time 

Bible Study/Estudio Biblico – 4 PM   +   Worship/Culto de Adoración – 5 PM

Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise.
De la boca de los niños y de los que maman preparaste la alabanza.

Prelude
Welcome and Announcements / Bienvenido y Anuncios
Prayer for the Church / Oracion por la Iglesia

Call to Worship | God Gathers His Church

My soul magnifies the Lord,
   and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
He who is mighty has done great things for me,
    and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him

    from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
    and exalted those of humble estate;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
    and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
    in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
    to Abraham and to his offspring forever. Luke 1 

Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!

Mi alma glorifica al Señor,
    y mi espíritu se regocija en Dios mi Salvador,
porque se ha dignado fijarse en sus humildes siervos.
    El Poderoso ha hecho grandes cosas por mí.
    ¡Santo es su nombre!
De generación en generación
    se extiende su misericordia a los que le temen.
Hizo proezas con su brazo;
    desbarató las intrigas de los soberbios.
De sus tronos derrocó a los poderosos,
    mientras que ha exaltado a los humildes.
A los hambrientos los colmó de bienes,
    y a los ricos los despidió con las manos vacías.
Acudió en ayuda de su siervo Israel
    y, cumpliendo su promesa a nuestros padres,
mostró su misericordia a Abraham
    y a su descendencia para siempre. Lucas 1

¡Gloria a Dios en las alturas!
   ¡Paz en la tierra a todos los que gozan de su favor!

Invocation /Invocación 

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.
Amen

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.
Amen.

– Arise O God and Shine

CONFESSION OF SINS | God Forgives His People

Minister: Brothers and sisters, if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (Be seated)

Ministro:  Hermanos, si confesamos nuestros pecados, Dios, que es fiel y justo, nos los perdonará y nos limpiará de toda maldad. (Sentados)

C: O God, we confess that we often allow our faith to be shaped by our experience and not by your word. We hear your promises, yet we struggle to believe them. We believe, yet we are prone to make excuses for our unbelief. Turn us and our children back to you, from disobedience to the wisdom of the righteous. Forgive us and restore the joy and gladness of your grace to us, for the sake of Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. Amen  

C: Oh Dios, confesamos que a menudo dejamos que nuestra fe sea moldeada por nuestras circunstancias y no con tu palabra. Escuchamos tus promesas, sin embargo, nos cuesta creerlas. Creemos, sin embargo, somos propensos a poner excusas por nuestra incredulidad. Haznos volver a ti, junto con nuestros hijos, desde la desobediencia a la sabiduría de los justos. Perdónanos y restaura el gozo y la alegría de tu gracia para con nosotros, por el amor de Cristo Jesús, nuestro Señor y Salvador. Amén

Silent prayer / Orar en silencio

Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón – 

M: The blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

M: La sangre de su Hijo Jesucristo nos limpia de todo pecado.

Lift up your hearts and worship the Lord.

Alzen sus corzones y adoren al Señor.

– What’er My God Ordains is Right

– A song by our covenant Children

– Interlude *

*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 – Micah 5:1-5

Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops;
    siege is laid against us;
with a rod they strike the judge of Israel
    on the cheek.
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
    one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
    from ancient days.
Therefore he shall give them up until the time
    when she who is in labor has given birth;
then the rest of his brothers shall return
    to the people of Israel.
And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord,
    in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great
    to the ends of the earth.
And he shall be their peace.

Collect: O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your Spirit’s influence we may think those things that are right, and that by your merciful guidance we may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Sermon: Luke 2 

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest,
    and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Pastoral Prayer — 

– O Tu Fidelidad / Great is Thy Faithfulness  **

** 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.
Amen
 

– Christ is Mine Forevermore

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 evangélica.

 

Question: What does it mean to eat the crucified body of Christ and to drink his poured-out blood?

Answer. It means to accept with a believing heart the entire suffering and death of Christ and by believing to receive forgiveness of sins and eternal life. But it means more. Through the Holy Spirit, who lives both in Christ and in us, we are united more and more to Christ’s blessed body. And so, although he is in heaven and we are on earth, we are flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. And we forever live on and are governed by one Spirit, as members of our body are by one soul. (Heidelberg Catechism 76)

Pregunta: ¿Qué significa comer el cuerpo sacrificado de Cristo y beber su sangre derramada?

Respuesta: Significa, no sólo abrazar con firme confianza del alma toda la pasión y muerte de Cristo, y por este medio alcanzar la remisión de pecados y la vida eterna, sino unirse más y más a su santísimo cuerpo por el Espíritu Santo, el cual habita juntamente en Cristo y en nosotros de tal manera, que, aunque El esté en el cielo y nosotros en la tierra, todavía somos carne de su carne y huesos de sus huesos, y que, de un mismo espíritu, (como todos los miembros del cuerpo por una sola alma) somos vivificados y gobernados para siempre. (Catecismo de Heidelberg 76)

[ Interlude – Instrumental ]

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!

Offering and Prayer of Thanksgiving / Ofrenda e Acción de Gracias —

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38

Den, y se les dará: se les echará en el regazo una medida llena, apretada, sacudida y desbordante. Porque con la medida que midan a otros, se les medirá a ustedes». Lucas 6:38

– Doxology

COMMISSION | God Sends His Church

Nunc Dimittis  

Lord, let your servants depart in peace, according to your word; for our eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel. Luke 2:29-32

Señor, despides a tus siervos en paz, conforme a tu palabra, porque han visto nuestros ojos tu salvación, la cual has preparado en presencia de todos los pueblos; luz para revelación a los gentiles y gloria de tu pueblo Israel.

Missional Benediction / Bendición Misional 

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.