Covenant Renewal Worship
Lord’s Day 32
11 August 2019
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost / Ordinary Time
Worship/Culto de Adoración – 5 PM
Welcome and Announcements / Bienvenido y Anuncios
The LORD is in his holy temple;
let all the earth keep silence before him.
El Señor está en su santo templo;
¡guarde toda la tierra silencio en su presencia! (Hab. 2:20)
Invocation / Invocación
Call to Worship | God Gathers His Church
– Contempla Dios / Behold our God
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
The Lord looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.
Behold, the eye of the Lordis on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.
Dichosa la nación cuyo Dios es el Señor,
el pueblo que escogió por su heredad.
El Señor observa desde el cielo
y ve a toda la humanidad;
él contempla desde su trono
a todos los habitantes de la tierra.
Él es quien formó el corazón de todos,
y quien conoce a fondo todas sus acciones.
No se salva el rey por sus muchos soldados,
ni por su mucha fuerza se libra el valiente.
Vana esperanza de victoria es el caballo;
a pesar de su mucha fuerza no puede salvar.
Pero el Señor cuida de los que le temen,
de los que esperan en su gran amor;
él los libra de la muerte,
y en épocas de hambre los mantiene con vida.
Esperamos confiados en el Señor;
él es nuestro socorro y nuestro escudo.
En él se regocija nuestro corazón,
porque confiamos en su santo nombre.
Que tu gran amor, Señor, nos acompañe,
tal como lo esperamos de ti.
Congregational Prayer / Oracion congregacional
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.
– Be Thou My Vision
Confession of Sins | God Forgives His People
Minister: Let us humble ourselves and confess our sins to God.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also hears their cry and saves them. (Ps. 145:18)
Ministro: Que nos humillemos y confesar nuestros pecados a Dios.
El Señor está cerca de quienes lo invocan,
de quienes lo invocan en verdad.
Cumple los deseos de quienes le temen;
atiende a su clamor y los salva.
C: God of mercy, we acknowledge that we are all sinners. We want to turn from the wrong that we have thought and said and done, and we are mindful of all that we have failed to do. For the sake of Jesus, who died for us, forgive us for all the darkness of our past, and help us to live each day in the light of Christ our Lord. Amen
C: Dios de misericordia, reconocemos que todos somos pecadores. Queremos dejar el mal que hemos pensado y dicho y hecho, y somos conscientes de todo lo que hemos dejado de hacer. Por el bien de Jesús, que murió por nosotros, perdona toda nuestra oscuridad que queda en el pasado, y ayudenos a vivir cada día en la luz de Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén
Silent prayer / Orar en silencio
Assurance of Pardon / Seguridad de Perdón –
M: Everyone who trusts in God from the heart shall be justified; the one who humbles himself shall be exalted.
M: Todo aquel que confia en Dios de corazon será justificado; el que se humilla será exaltado.
Now, lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.
Ahora, levanten sus corazones. Los levantamos 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 – Ezekiel 28 (selected); Isaiah 51:8
The word of the Lordcame to me:“Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the Lord God:
Because your heart is proud,
and you have said, ‘I am a god,
I sit in the seat of the gods,
in the heart of the seas,’
yet you are but a man, and no god,
though you make your heart like the heart of a god—
Because you make your heart
like the heart of a god,
therefore, behold, I will bring foreigners upon you,
the most ruthless of the nations;
and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom
and defile your splendor.
They shall thrust you down into the pit,
and you shall die the death of the slain
in the heart of the seas.
for I have spoken, declares the Lord God.
For the moth will eat them up like a garment, and the worm will eat them like wool, but my righteousness will be forever, and my salvation to all generations.”
Collect: Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Sermon: Acts 12:1-24
About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church.He killed James the brother of John with the sword,and when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. This was during the days of Unleavened Bread.And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.
Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison.And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands.And the angel said to him, “Dress yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.”And he went out and followed him. He did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.When they had passed the first and the second guard, they came to the iron gate leading into the city. It opened for them of its own accord, and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel left him.When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”
When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer.Recognizing Peter’s voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and reported that Peter was standing at the gate.They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!”But Peter continued knocking, and when they opened, they saw him and were amazed.But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Tell these things to James and to the brothers.”[a]Then he departed and went to another place.
Now when day came, there was no little disturbance among the soldiers over what had become of Peter.And after Herod searched for him and did not find him, he examined the sentries and ordered that they should be put to death. Then he went down from Judea to Caesarea and spent time there.
Now Herod was angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon, and they came to him with one accord, and having persuaded Blastus, the king’s chamberlain,[b]they asked for peace, because their country depended on the king’s country for food.On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat upon the throne, and delivered an oration to them.And the people were shouting, “The voice of a god, and not of a man!”Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.
But the word of God increased and multiplied.
– Whate’er My God Ordains is Right **
** 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.
– Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding
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.
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
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)
Acción de Gracias por el Cuerpo y Sangre de Cristo
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
Communion Served at the Table / Comunion Servido en la Mesa
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!
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 Thanksgiving / Ofrendas e Acción de Gracias
(Little children may join the pastor. Niños pueden unirse con el pastor.)
Commission|God Sends His Church
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.