Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 36
9 September 2018
Ordinary Time / Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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

– Holy, Holy, Holy / Santo, Santo, Santo

God shall arise, his enemies shall be scattered;
    and those who hate him shall flee before him!
As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away;
    as wax melts before fire,
    so the wicked shall perish before God!
But the righteous shall be glad;
    they shall exult before God;
    they shall be jubilant with joy!
Sing to God, sing praises to his name;
    lift up a song to him who rides through the deserts;
his name is the Lord;
    exult before him!
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows
    is God in his holy habitation.
God settles the solitary in a home;
    he leads out the prisoners to prosperity,
    but the rebellious dwell in a parched land. (Psalm 68:1-6)

Que se levante Dios,
que sean dispersados sus enemigos,
que huyan de su presencia los que le odian.
Que desaparezcan del todo,
   como humo que se disipa con el viento;
que perezcan ante Dios los impíos,
   como cera que se derrite en el fuego.
Pero que los justos se alegren y se regocijen;
que estén felices y alegres delante de Dios.
Canten a Dios, canten salmos a su nombre;
aclamen a quien cabalga por las estepas,
y regocíjense en su presencia.
¡Su nombre es el Señor!
Padre de los huérfanos y defensor de las viudas
   es Dios en su morada santa.
Dios da un hogar a los desamparados
   y libertad a los cautivos;
   los rebeldes habitarán en el desierto. (Salmo 68:1-6)

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.

– Whate’er My God Ordains is Right

CONFESSION OF SINS | God Forgives His People

Minister: Let us humble ourselves and confess our sins.

Ministro: Que nos humillemos y confesar nuestros pecados.

C: O Lord God, apart from Christ we dare not lift our eyes to heaven, for we sin and fall short of your glory. O God, be merciful to us sinners. 

C: Oh Señor Dios, aparte de Cristo no nos atrevemos siquiera a levantar nuestros ojos al cielo, porque pecamos . Dios mío, ten misericordia de mí, un pecador.

Silent prayer / Orar en silencio

Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón – 

M: Everyone who trusts in God from the heart will be justified; the one who humbles himself will be exalted.

M: Todo aquel que confia en Dios de corazon será justificado; el que se humilla será exaltado.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.

Alzen sus corazones. Los alzamos al Señor.

– 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 – Hosea 11:1-9

When Israel was a child, I loved him,
    and out of Egypt I called my son.
The more they were called,
    the more they went away;
they kept sacrificing to the Baals
    and burning offerings to idols.
Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk;
    I took them up by their arms,
    but they did not know that I healed them.
I led them with cords of kindness,
    with the bands of love,
and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws,
    and I bent down to them and fed them.
They shall not return to the land of Egypt,
    but Assyria shall be their king,
    because they have refused to return to me.
The sword shall rage against their cities,
    consume the bars of their gates,
    and devour them because of their own counsels.
My people are bent on turning away from me,
    and though they call out to the Most High,
    he shall not raise them up at all.
How can I give you up, O Ephraim?
    How can I hand you over, O Israel?
How can I make you like Admah?
    How can I treat you like Zeboiim?
My heart recoils within me;
    my compassion grows warm and tender.
I will not execute my burning anger;
    I will not again destroy Ephraim;
for I am God and not a man,
    the Holy One in your midst,
    and I will not come in wrath.

Collect: Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen

Sermon: The Prodigal’s Father Luke 15:1-2, 11-32

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father‘s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate. Now his older son was in the field, and as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and your father has killed the fattened calf, because he has received him back safe and sound.’ But he was angry and refused to go in. His father came out and entreated him, but he answered his father, ‘Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command, yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours came, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fattened calf for him!’ And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.’”

Pastoral Prayer — 

– The Lord’s Prayer **

** Kids return to worship. / Toda la congregación vuelve a reunirse.

Confession of Faith 

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
 

– How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

Communion | God Nourishes His Church

The Lord’s Supper is for 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.

Words of Institution  / Palabras de Institución – 1 Cor. 11:23-26

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that 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.” 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.”

Yo recibí del Señor lo mismo que les he enseñado a ustedes: Que la noche que fue entregado, el Señor Jesús tomó pan, y que luego de dar gracias, lo partió y dijo: «Tomen y coman. Esto es mi cuerpo, que por ustedes es partido; hagan esto en mi memoria.» Asimismo, después de cenar tomó la copa y dijo: «Esta copa es el nuevo pacto en mi sangre; hagan esto, cada vez que la beban, en mi memoria.»

Prayers of Thanksgiving for the Body and Blood of Christ

Acción de Gracias por el Cuerpo y Sangre de Cristo

Invitation / Invitación

Jesus said, “People will come from east and west, and from north and south, and recline at table in the kingdom of God. And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.” That includes us. 

Jesucristo dijo, »Habrá quienes lleguen del oriente y del occidente, del norte y del sur, para sentarse al banquete en el reino de Dios. En efecto, hay últimos que serán primeros, y primeros que serán últimos». Esto nos incluye. 

Blessed is everyone who will eats the bread and drinks the cup in the kingdom of God!

¡Dichoso el que coma el pan y beba la copa en el reino de Dios!

Communion Served at the Table / Comunion Servido en la Mesa

[ Interlude – Instrumental ]

Response / Respuesta

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!

My soul magnifies the Lord,
    and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
he has filled the hungry with good things. (Magnifact, Luke 1)

Mi alma glorifica al Señor,
    y mi espíritu se regocija en Dios mi Salvador,
porque a los hambrientos los colmó de bienes.

May the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and preserve you steadfast in the true faith unto everlasting life. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Que el cuerpo y la sangre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo te fortalezcan y te conserven firme en la fe verdadera para vida eterna. En el nombre del Padre, y del Hijo, y del Espíritu Santo.

Offerings and Prayer of Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias —

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Heb 13:5-6

Manténganse libres del amor al dinero, y conténtense con lo que tienen, porque Dios ha dicho: «Nunca te dejaré; jamás te abandonaré.» Así que podemos decir con toda confianza: «El Señor es quien me ayuda; no temeré. ¿Qué me puede hacer un simple mortal?»

– 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.