Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 38
23 September 2018
Ordinary Time / Eighteenth 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

– All Creatures of our God and King

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
    Let your glory be over all the earth!
My heart is steadfast, O God,
    my heart is steadfast!
I will sing and make melody!

     Awake, my glory!
Awake, O harp and lyre!
    I will awake the dawn!
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;

    I will sing praises to you among the nations.
For your steadfast love is great to the heavens,

    your faithfulness to the clouds.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens!
    Let your glory be over all the earth! 

¡Exaltado seas, Dios, sobre los cielos!
    ¡Sobre toda la tierra sea tu gloria!
Firme está, oh Dios, mi corazón;
    firme está mi corazón.
    Voy a cantarte salmos.
¡Despierta, alma mía!

    ¡Despierten, arpa y lira!
    ¡Haré despertar al nuevo día!
Te alabaré, Señor, entre los pueblos,

    te cantaré salmos entre las naciones.
Pues tu amor es tan grande que llega a los cielos;

    ¡tu verdad llega hasta el firmamento!
¡Exaltado seas, Dios, sobre los cielos!
    ¡Sobre toda la tierra sea tu gloria!

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.

– Mi Vida Es Cristo / All I Have is Christ

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: Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,
    for in you my soul takes refuge;
in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,
    till the storms of destruction pass by.
I cry out to God Most High,
    to God who fulfills his purpose for me.
He will send from heaven and save me;
    he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah
God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness! (Psalm 57:1-3)

C: Ten compasión de mí, oh Dios;
    ten compasión de mí, que en ti confío.
A la sombra de tus alas me refugiaré,
    hasta que haya pasado el peligro.
Clamo al Dios Altísimo,

    al Dios que me brinda su apoyo.
Desde el cielo me tiende la mano y me salva;

    reprende a mis perseguidores. Selah
    ¡Dios me envía su amor y su verdad!

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. Prayers may be offered in preparation to hear God’s word.

Consecration | God Equips His Church

Scripture Reading and Prayer – Daniel 7:13-15

I saw in the night visions,
and behold, with the clouds of heaven
there came one like a son of man,
and he came to the Ancient of Days
and was presented before him.
And to him was given dominion
and glory and a kingdom,
that all peoples, nations, and languages
should serve him;
his dominion is an everlasting dominion,
which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom one
that shall not be destroyed.

As for me, Daniel, my spirit within me was anxious, and the visions of my head alarmed me. I approached one of those who stood there and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of the things. ‘These four great beasts are four kings who shall arise out of the earth. But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, forever and ever.’

Collect: Lord, grant us not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sermon: It’s The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) — Luke 17:20-37

Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming in ways that can be observed, nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”

And he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. And they will say to you, ‘Look, there!’ or ‘Look, here!’ Do not go out or follow them. For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot—they were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all— so will it be on the day when the Son of Man is revealed. On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it. I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed. One will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding together. One will be taken and the other left.” And they said to him, “Where, Lord?” He said to them, “Where the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.”

Pastoral Prayer — 

– O Glorious Day **

** 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
 

– Christ Is Mine Forevermore

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

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 —

Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. Mal 3:10

Traigan íntegro el diezmo para los fondos del templo, y así habrá alimento en mi casa. Pruébenme en esto —dice el SeñorTodopoderoso—, y vean si no abro las compuertas del cielo y derramo sobre ustedes bendición hasta que sobreabunde.

– 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.